Have you even heard of the archer’s paradox?
The term archer’s paradox refers to the phenomenon of an arrow traveling in the direction it is pointed at full draw, when it seems that the arrow would have to pass through the starting position it was in before being drawn, where it was pointed to the side of the target.
The bending of the arrow when released is the explanation for why the paradox occurs and should not be confused with the paradox itself. Flexing of the arrow when shot from a modern ‘centre shot’ bow is still present and is caused by a variety of factors, mainly the way the string is deflected from the fingers as the arrow is released.
In this video the guys from SmarterEveryDay explain what is the archer’s paradox, how to overcome it and how to detect the flex of your arrows to hit targets even as small as asprin.