Of all the stunts Legolas performs in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, this is by far the coolest!
I recently got the extended versions of all three LOTR movies from a friend. And I was horrified to find that there were so many scenes that I'd never seen, despite the fact that my LOTR DVD set is probably one of the best buys I ever made! It's disappointing to think that I don't actually have the movies as well memorised as I had thought... I don't know all the dialogues and all the scenes. I didn't even know that Aragorn is 87 years old!
While I do understand that some scenes have to be deleted to control the length of a movie, they could have left this scene in. It is seriously cool!