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Old 12-06-2006, 11:39 PM   #1
Green Butted Skunk
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Kids Bow??

My 6yr old Boy wants Santa to bring him a bow for X-mas this year. Question for everyone...what type of Bow does Santa recommend?

His uncle bought him one of those cheap kids bows but I personnally do not think he is really learning anything...I mean he can shoot it and hit the target but it has a cheap plastic "Thing" for an arrow rest, a crappy let-off etc etc...You get what you pay for....

What would Santa recommend if $$$ was not an issue??

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Old 12-07-2006, 09:16 AM   #2
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How much can a 6 year old pull back? If he can pull back 20 lbs the Hoyt Trykon Jr. looks sweet. I have no first hand experience with it but I do have a Hoyt Magic which was the older youth model and it was a great bow. If you're not sure of his abilities, your best bet may be to take him to a archery shop and try a few to make sure that you're getting him something he can use. It might be discouraging to him if he gets a bow he can't pull back.
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Old 12-07-2006, 11:49 AM   #3
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Keith has a Hoyt Banshee, I think that has been replaced by the Trykon Jr. He got it when he was 8. Draw length is adjustable by 6 1/2". We paid $214-for it inclusive of rest, release, and 6 arrows. I put a cheap sight on it for about another $20.00. I know they sell higher end kids compounds at Wally Mart, but if I was going to spend $200+ I'd recommend getting one from a bow shop that has a bow tech that you can revist for tune ups. I suppose as a surprise you could get one set up at its shortest draw length. I would recommend just shooting fingers to start, we used a release but the release never really fit Keith's small hands too well.

The wide range in drawn lengths is the key to a kids bow.

Good luck

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