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rpalt1
04-08-2011, 05:52 AM
I want to get my kids into shooting. They ask me if they can get a bow but i have no clue what would be good to start them off. What is a good starter bow for a 9 yrold boy and one for my 12 yr old daughter?:)

ElkSlayer
04-08-2011, 06:09 AM
Well i have to go with what i know and that a brownning or parker sidekick
have 2 B one a micro midis and the other micro adrenaline... 1st is a 30# and other is 50# son shoots a parker with 40#'s on it can get 50 with a new set of limbs... wife shoots a razor edge that bow goes from 30 to 60 and she loves it..
Check AT classified picked up the midis for a song and guy tossed in a bunch of arrows that i re sold droped bow coast down to next ta nothing, and just put on a new yellow / black string on that little black bow looks like a bumble bee now G daughter loved that.... Keep this in mind Dont over bow your kids..
keep um asking for more weight.. son shot 30 lbs when he could easy shot 35 if not 40... Should be FUN for the yougsters not a chore good luck and enjoy shooting with your Kids

elkslayer4x5
04-08-2011, 07:55 AM
Several good youth bows on the market. Find a brand you trust, one that will adjust as your child grows, keep it light and fun, and you'll end up with what I did, a boy who to still loves to shoot, you can find him around here somewhere, in the above post, for instance! Everything I taught that little boy ( 4 years old when he started ) has been passed down to his son and all of his grandchildren. :cool:

cjchasman
04-08-2011, 10:22 AM
I think Martin had a couple Youth series bows but I have no exp. w/ them...The Micro Midas and the Parker are also good choices. Have had both in our household. The Parker advertises something about a go as you grow program. May be worth checking out until you can move them into Martins. I think Martins were something like 30-50lb. range and mid to high 20's in pull. Maybe a little too big to start. Check ebay; these type bows are all over and should not be too hard to find in good used condition.

bigredhunter00
04-08-2011, 10:30 AM
My wife and I bought our 9 year old twin boys Bear Apprentices. They go from 18-50 lbs and i think 20" to 27" draw length.

Rottzilla
04-08-2011, 12:02 PM
I think Martin had a couple Youth series bows but I have no exp. w/ them...The Micro Midas and the Parker are also good choices. Have had both in our household. The Parker advertises something about a go as you grow program. May be worth checking out until you can move them into Martins. I think Martins were something like 30-50lb. range and mid to high 20's in pull. Maybe a little too big to start. Check ebay; these type bows are all over and should not be too hard to find in good used condition.

Yes Parker has the Grow up with Parker Program. You get the Side Kick XP, Challenger or Buckshot with the lower pound limbs and once your child grows out of them you send the bow to Parker and they put the high pound limbs on for $50.00. of course you pay to ship it to them and they ship it back to you. I live about 5-10 min for the Parker Plant. here is the link http://parkerbows.com/pb/2007/growup.html

The Diamond Razor Edge and the Mission Craze with the Craze having the most adjustability. Bear has the Apprentice. Martin has the Tiger but it is for rather small children. IMO

Will

ElkSlayer
04-08-2011, 12:10 PM
Parker does have a grow with you program...son's in it started with 20-30 limbs and also bought the 30-40 lbs limbs for a extra 50 bucks now that he has maxed them 40ies, we can send his bow back to parker and another $50 to get him the 40-50lbs limbs 18 - 28 " draw on his sidekick.. he is almost maxed that (sorry guys my son @ 13 is drawin the same as most of you.:o )
So most likely he is due for a new Martin next year..He will want to keep his parker thou. great lil bow

alex
04-08-2011, 12:18 PM
I've heard good things about the PSE Chaos too. Martin should do something in this area, the Tiger is a toy for the youngest kids.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
04-08-2011, 01:18 PM
I got my son a bear warrior 2, it comes with mods and is very adjustable. 20-40lbs. Its been past down and is now on the third kid.

Hutch:cool:

Simple Life
04-08-2011, 04:48 PM
I got my son a bear warrior 2, it comes with mods and is very adjustable. 20-40lbs. Its been past down and is now on the third kid.

Hutch:cool:

Ohh Hutch you bought a Bear:eek:

Hutch~n~Son Archery
04-08-2011, 04:49 PM
Yes SL I bought a bear! Now keep it to yourself!


Hutch:cool:

Simple Life
04-08-2011, 04:50 PM
X2 on the Mission Craze(SORRY),great bow for a kid to grow with.Plus you can crank it up and shoot it yourself,best of both worlds;)

Simple Life
04-08-2011, 04:51 PM
Yes SL I bought a bear! Now keep it to yourself!


Hutch:cool:

Was that AS first bow?

Hutch~n~Son Archery
04-08-2011, 04:53 PM
Was that AS first bow?
Yep then the both daughters.


Hutch:cool:

Simple Life
04-08-2011, 04:57 PM
Yep then the both daughters.


Hutch:cool:

He has talked about a PSE,but not a Bear,he always pokes me about my Bear,Oh can't wait till he is back on:D

Hutch~n~Son Archery
04-08-2011, 05:02 PM
Brad has had Bear, Golden Eagle, PSE, Martin

Hutch:cool:

Simple Life
04-08-2011, 05:09 PM
Well thats good to know

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minnie
04-09-2011, 01:46 AM
my first bow was a brand new browning micro midas, recommended to me as a good learners bow, and easy to resell. good reliable bow, with plenty of draw length and draw weight adjustment available. i now shoot a martin mystic.

Arrow Splitter
04-09-2011, 04:17 AM
He has talked about a PSE,but not a Bear,he always pokes me about my Bear,Oh can't wait till he is back on:D
In all technicalities it actually wasn't wearing the Bear name, but rather the "Escalade Sports" name.:p:p

A.S

CarlosII
04-09-2011, 05:12 AM
my brother's granddaughter can pull about 15 pounds but that's about it to start (she's 9 years old). we looked at several for her and while he kinda like the Fuse pink bow, i thought it looked alot like the old Whisper Creek kid's bow which frankly never impressed me.

so, what do you all think about the Genesis for a youngster who's going to be using it for 4-H and just plinking around? NASP is getting strong there in OK.

i had an older PSE Fitzgerald kids bow that supposedly was 40 pound max. I tightened it down and it went to 53 pounds! I backed it out the recommended max of four turns and it was still over 40 pounds. i wish now i had checked it out better when i bought it for my granddaughter a few years ago. can i bash PSE now???

elkslayer4x5
04-09-2011, 06:23 AM
In all technicalities it actually wasn't wearing the Bear name, but rather the "Escalade Sports" name.:p:p

A.S

Still a Bear! Same as Harley was a Harley when they where made by bowling pin company. :D

Arrow Splitter
04-09-2011, 07:39 AM
Still a Bear! Same as Harley was a Harley when they where made by bowling pin company. :D

ES4x5, your're supposed to be on my side!:rolleyes::p:D

A.S

Simple Life
04-09-2011, 10:01 AM
ES4x5, your're supposed to be on my side!:rolleyes::p:D

A.S

Can't hide from it AS,BUSTED

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Arrow Splitter
04-09-2011, 10:18 AM
http://serve.mysmiley.net/tongue/tongue0023.gif (http://www.mysmiley.net/freesmiley.php?smiley=tongue/tongue0023.gif):rolleyes:

Simple Life
04-09-2011, 10:27 AM
http://serve.mysmiley.net/tongue/tongue0023.gif (http://www.mysmiley.net/freesmiley.php?smiley=tongue/tongue0023.gif):rolleyes:

Little AS and his Bear


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Arrow Splitter
04-09-2011, 10:40 AM
Little AS and his Bear


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Thanks SL, at least you give me credit for my superior accuracy.:cool::cool::cool:

Hutch~n~Son Archery
04-09-2011, 10:51 AM
Not if you saw him shooting today!:rolleyes:


Hutch:cool:

MLN1963
04-09-2011, 12:29 PM
Little AS and his Bear


http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sport020.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

I hope AS has an arrow sponsor! With this kind of skill I will be hitting up AS for many pointers!

Arrow Splitter
04-09-2011, 01:05 PM
Since I don't have a sponsor, the problem is arrows cost WAY too much.:rolleyes:

Simple Life
04-09-2011, 01:39 PM
Thanks SL, at least you give me credit for my superior accuracy.:cool::cool::cool:

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Arrow Splitter
04-09-2011, 01:44 PM
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Simple Life
04-09-2011, 01:50 PM
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When you gonna change your sig to your new sight:rolleyes:

gravedigger
04-09-2011, 01:52 PM
now ware are you kids getin all these smileys at.too much time on your hands,need to go shoot your bows.:D:cool:

Arrow Splitter
04-09-2011, 01:52 PM
Yeah, I thought of that and have yet to do it.:o I gotta go, because supper's ready.

Simple Life
04-09-2011, 01:54 PM
now ware are you kids getin all these smileys at.too much time on your hands,need to go shoot your bows.:D:cool:

or guns............

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gravedigger
04-09-2011, 01:55 PM
or guns............

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lmao.thats good

Simple Life
04-09-2011, 01:56 PM
Yeah, I thought of that and have yet to do it.:o I gotta go, because supper's ready.

Oh that must be where Hutch is at COOKING

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Arrow Splitter
04-09-2011, 02:49 PM
Oh that must be where Hutch is at COOKING

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Ah, not quite.:D

Arrow Splitter
04-09-2011, 02:52 PM
now ware are you kids getin all these smileys at.too much time on your hands,need to go shoot your bows.:D:cool:

Hmmmmm..... I don't quite know.http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Leisures_and_Sports/cowboy-040.gif