My almost 5 year old daughter (my oldest) is showing interest in shooting a bow and has asked numerous times to shoot one. Unfortunately I don't have a bow that will fit her. My wife picked up one of the less expensive long bows with a couple fiberglass arrows and she enjoys shooting it but she does wonder why she cant hit the target as well as dad does.
I'm not a long bow shooter and have always shot a compound so I find it difficult to instruct on aiming a long bow and if form should be any different from a compound.
I would like to get her a compound bow that I can install sights and a rest on but most of the bows that I find are either to heavy for her or have a draw weight that is too high. Anyone have thoughts or feedback on the subject of a bow for introducing a young archer to shooting a bow with?
You may want to check into the new bow by Bowtech. The infinity edge. It has a draw weight of 5lbs - 70lbs. The bows weight is 3.1 lbs.
They designed it specifically so you buy one bow, and grow with it. Its spendy for a youth bow, but a great investment for years and years of use.
Sportsmanswarehouse.com has them listed.
martin craze is another ideal one, just like the bowtech.
I looked at the bowtech and even had my daughter hold it. I like the draw length and weight adjustability but the bow weighs a little over 3 lbs and it seemed like she really struggled holding it up when her arm was extended. Plus it seemed a little long for a kid that only like 44 inches tall.
Originally Posted by wolftalonID
Maybe with time she would get used to the weight and then grow into the axle to axle.
I have looked at the little brother to the Infinity edge which is the Diamond atomic and it appears to be a little lighter. Not as much adjustment, but maybe suited better for a smaller kid. Anyone seen or used one of these?
I haven't seen this one. I'll have to check it out.
Originally Posted by ivorytip
This is my daughter with her bow about a year ago. We got her the Fred Bear kid bow but it was small and very cheap. We returned it and got the Bowtech (I think. I will check today and get the info) it is a much better fit for her. This might be a good fit for your daughter.http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/...8F9CBB9AD6.jpghttp://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/...8F92B432E4.jpg
The last two are at a range with Geno last year. He was giving her some tips on shooting.
im sorry, its the MISSION CRAZE, not martin.
The Diamond Atomic is worth a look. My 6 yr old daughter has fun with it.