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  • January 24, 2007 at 2:11 pm #508615 Back to Top REPORT
    deeravenger2
    DeerAvenger2

    Joined: 12/18/2006
    I got my 11 yr old Daugther a Browning MM3 just because I got a good deal on it plus it’s a nice bow. it has a lot of room to grow it goes from 18 to 28 inches and dont need a bowpress to change it out. But if I had the funds ](*,) ](*,) it would be the Mathews Ignition :thumbup :thumbup
    January 24, 2007 at 2:23 pm #508616 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    My son is 10 now and is on his second season with his Mustang, in my opinion not a finer youth bow out there today, I know the changing of the cams can be costly, but a good dealer will work with you, my local mathews dealer changes out the cams for free! It may cost the dealer a little more, but he has 2 customers for life, my son and myself!

    January 24, 2007 at 3:41 pm #508617 Back to Top REPORT
    bigtommy
    bigtommy

    Joined: 12/22/2005
    Location: MN
    Hmmmm this is a mathews sight I think I will vote. Lets see Ignition. :^O
    Mathews Z7, 29 DL, 65 pounds, QAD, Spot Hogg Hunter Hogg it, Anchore sight
    January 24, 2007 at 3:53 pm #508618 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D I voted other–depending on age I would pick the Mathews GENESIS as most parents try to start their youngsters off with a bow that is too much for them–heavy in mass weight and bow lb weight.

    The Gen is a light bow and excellent for a starter bow -draw weight and length is not a factor with the gen–and they can grow into it until both they and you agree they are ready to move up to other bows.

    If the youngster decides archery isnt for them you are not out an more expensive bow.

    And they have a great resale value.

    JMO.
    Neil

    January 24, 2007 at 4:22 pm #508619 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    :D I voted other–depending on age I would pick the Mathews GENESIS as most parents try to start their youngsters off with a bow that is too much for them–heavy in mass weight and bow lb weight.

    The Gen is a light bow and excellent for a starter bow -draw weight and length is not a factor with the gen–and they can grow into it until both they and you agree they are ready to move up to other bows.

    If the youngster decides archery isnt for them you are not out an more expensive bow.

    And they have a great resale value.

    JMO.
    Neil[/quote:147sbgk3]
    I have to agree. At 9-years old, it is easy to overbow. If the child struggles with the bow, he will never learn proper form and will not get the satisfaction of shooting well. Success is very, very important to the very young. Something like a very low poundage Genisis for a few years, then if interest remains, reward him with a better bow…he will be ready for it then….
    You are right….MOM’s going to KILL US :^O

    January 24, 2007 at 4:35 pm #508620 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I got the Mini Genesis for my daughter for her fifth birthday. The arm guard was back ordered and yep, she slapped her arm the first day. ](*,) We go from November to July before she really gets interested in it and starts shooting with me in the back yard every day. Took her to her first 3D tourney and she brought home the 3rd place trophy. There may have only been three kids in her class, but she sure was proud of that trophy. She says she is my 3D buddy forever now. :thumbup

    I went with the Genesis due to the small size and no worries about changing the draw length as she grows. When she gets bigger and better at the game, I will upgrade the bow as we go.

    January 24, 2007 at 5:14 pm #508621 Back to Top REPORT
    hokiehunter
    hokiehunter

    Joined: 3/22/2005
    This is great folks, keep em’ coming. I guess I should have stated that I started my son two years ago with an Alpine 9 1/2# recurve bow. He didn’t shoot it very much until about two months ago. He really seems to be gettin’ in to it now. His birthday isn’t until June, I don’t know if I can wait that long. He told me he wants a bow like mine. =D/>” title=”Applause” />  The boy has good taste, I shoot a Switchback.  </strong>[/color:3sudmo5y]</div>


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    January 25, 2007 at 12:59 am #508622 Back to Top REPORT
    gr8brew
    gr8brew

    Joined: 1/15/2007
    The CADET is a light, 2.8 lbs. shooter with a short 32 ¾” axle-to-axle length with an easy to draw peak weight of 45 lbs. with 35% let-off. It is also adjustable down to 15 lbs enabling even the smallest person to comfortably shoot. Draw length adjustments, 19″ – 26″ so the CADET will easily fit a wider range of archers adjustable, positive draw stop to ensure the safe use of short arrows. Not to be outdone by the grownups, the CADET is available in REALTREE® HARDWOODS GREEN HD®

    My son out grew this bow just this year at 14. He now has a Hoyt Salena

    January 25, 2007 at 1:30 am #508623 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhuntnhoosierxt
    BowhuntnHoosierXT

    Joined: 3/16/2006
    I bought my son a Parker Buckshot complete package for $289 Bow,sight,rest,quiver,arrows. It is a very nice bow and is easy to adj the dl on. If Mathews had come out with the ignition last year (2005) he would probably be shooting one of them. :thumbup
    January 25, 2007 at 1:36 am #508624 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    There is a youth league up where i shoot my 5 spot. one of the younger kids shoots a browning micro midas. Seems to be a very nice bow, quiet, i believe it will go up to what 45#??

    But yet again i havent seen any of the kids shooting an ignition. Most of em shoot darton storm/vapors/rangerIII

    I would also recommend looking into darton bows for kids.

    January 25, 2007 at 1:48 am #508625 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    well i picked the ignition bc it has pretty good specs… and its mathews :)
    January 25, 2007 at 1:51 am #508626 Back to Top REPORT
    thehammer
    TheHammer

    Joined: 12/6/2005
    Other. I just bought the Hoyt Avenger for my stepson and it is this years best older youth bow by far….
    January 25, 2007 at 2:08 am #508627 Back to Top REPORT
    lane
    Lane

    Joined: 7/9/2005
    Mathews Ignition…or Genesis :thumbup
    January 25, 2007 at 3:01 am #508628 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    For the growing youth:

    Alpine Micro
    Hoyt Rintec
    Micro Midas
    Micro Adrenalin

    Key feature for our family: ADJUSTABILITY

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