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#2924877 - 08/29/12 01:41 PM Choosing a youth starter bow?
-DRM-
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My son is 9 (will be 10 on 10/25), and is a big kid for his age - tall and about 130lbs.

I have a bow, his mom has a crossbow, and he's wanting a bow for himself.

Any suggestions on where to get started for a youth and not have him out-grow the equipment pretty much immediately? I'm ok with used equipment too, especially until we know if this is just a fad or he will actually want to stick with it.

How do you even start trying to find a bow for a kid?


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#2924897 - 08/29/12 01:53 PM Re: Choosing a youth starter bow? [Re: -DRM-]
Bowtech Man
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I own a local bow shop and I'd suggest the Diamond Razor Edge. It has a adjustable draw length from 19-29 inches, and 29-60lbs on draw weight .
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#2925058 - 08/29/12 03:22 PM Re: Choosing a youth starter bow? [Re: Bowtech Man]
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I agree with Bowtech Man. Diamond Razor Edge is by far the best youth bow on the market.
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#2925082 - 08/29/12 03:41 PM Re: Choosing a youth starter bow? [Re: redheadshooter]
Secret Squirrel
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I have a Mission Menace for $175.00 for the bare bow. 19-50 inch draw length, 16-52 pounds in Lost Camo. http://missionarchery.com/product/menace/ New they are $270+ depending where you get it.

I told another person about this today, but the first offer with cash in hand takes it. PM me if your interested. I am just up 65 from you.
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#2925441 - 08/29/12 07:46 PM Re: Choosing a youth starter bow? [Re: Secret Squirrel]
fasteddie
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Diamond Razor Edge I think is a great option as stated above. you cant beat 30-60#'s. However the Mission Craze will give him a little more draw length in the end and 10 extra pounds. 15-70 pounds total range. Based on what your description of your son he will probablly be looking at about 25-65 pounds right now out of the bow at least.
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#2927780 - 08/31/12 12:16 PM Re: Choosing a youth starter bow? [Re: fasteddie]
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I just bought the mission menace for my 10 yo. And I have to say its an awesome bow 19-30 inch draw ,should last till HE can buy the next one.LOL

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#2927820 - 08/31/12 12:46 PM Re: Choosing a youth starter bow? [Re: Dale817]
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I agree with the Mission Craze also. A great bow. A little bit more money. Ibo on Diamond is 308 fps @ 60 lbs. compared to the Mission 306 @ 70 lbs.
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#2927864 - 08/31/12 01:21 PM Re: Choosing a youth starter bow? [Re: redheadshooter]
-DRM-
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Thanks to Secret Squirrel I'll be outfitting a (his) Mission Menace for my son... wish me luck \:\)
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#2928495 - 09/01/12 07:51 AM Re: Choosing a youth starter bow? [Re: -DRM-]
Dale817
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I think you will be impressed by the performance of that bow
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#2928502 - 09/01/12 07:55 AM Re: Choosing a youth starter bow? [Re: -DRM-]
UTGrad
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 Originally Posted By: -DRM-
Thanks to Secret Squirrel I'll be outfitting a (his) Mission Menace for my son... wish me luck \:\)


Good choice and I was over at Secret Squirrel's yesterday when he told me he sold one of his son's bows.

I might buy his other son's Menace for my son.

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#2928513 - 09/01/12 08:01 AM Re: Choosing a youth starter bow? [Re: UTGrad]
Dale817
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My sons menace is set at 41 lbs and 23 in. He is shooting gold tip 3555 arrows out of it & they fly well,he is stacking arrows in the target out to 30
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#2933883 - 09/06/12 08:24 AM Re: Choosing a youth starter bow? [Re: Dale817]
-DRM-
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Thanks guys!

Funny thing - I brought it home and moved my gear over to his bow Saturday morning (buying new stuff for myself, of course!), set the Menace to 29" draw...

And I actually like shooting it, lol.

Only took a few minutes to dial in 20 and 30 yard shots, can't wait for my son to get it set up for him come his October birthday (I'm keeping it a surprise till then).
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