Published May 11, 2016 in NewsBy P.J. Reilly

Olympic archer Khatuna Lorig punctures a tire with an arrow in Bridgestone commercial

Archery is finding its way into all kinds of television and movie moments these days. The latest is a Bridgestone Tire commercial, featuring five-time Olympic archer, Khatuna Lorig.For those of us who are archery fanatics, it’s fun to see and hear the general population talk about our game. Frequently, there are errors that we catch immediately. The Bridgestone commercial is no different.Here, you will see Khatuna shooting a typical Olympic recurve setup at a DriveGuard Tire, that’s supposed to be able to travel up to 50 miles with a puncture in it.Every part of Khatuna’s archery rig is blacked out, with no labels, so it’s difficult to tell exactly what bow she is shooting, and what stabilizers and sight she has on the bow.She shoots a blacked out, carbon arrow, fitted with a target point in the end. The point is shaped like a bullet, and the only sharp spot is the very tip.But the commentator in the commercial reports Khatuna causes the tire a “puncture from a razor-sharp arrow.” That description is more fitting of a broadhead, than a target point. But hey, who’s gonna know the difference?We are!