Bear Archery Goblin Youth Bow Package
Inexpensive but works well
Bought this for my sons (5 and 7) on our way back from Yellowstone at the Vegas store. My 7 year old talked me into it, and so far it's been great. For under $25 it was an inexpesive way to find out if they were ready and really interested in Archery. They've been shooting it everyday for a week.
The biggest positive is it works both left and right handed, so we can all shoot it, as two of us shoot left, and one shoots right. So far it has worked well, the only little issue is the stick-on arrow rest broke after about a day. It is cheap plastic and designed to fit the right hand side, but we had it on the left hand side, so it was facing the wrong direction and the feathers pushed against it until it broke. The arrows have held up well, even hitting hard wood and multiple grass stikes. My 5 year old hit a bullseye on his first day shooting, and my 7 year old took a shot (low) at a wild turkey that flew into our back yard. My only issue with this bow is that being a traditional style bow, my kids can only draw it back far enough to shoot about 10 yards. But that's OK for learning and target practice,if they keep shooting for the next couple of months, I might pick them up the Bear "Brave III" compound bow.
June 27, 2010
Great Bow for 6-9 yr old
I bought this bow for my daughters 6 and 9 years old. The size and 15# pull is perfect. (25# is too much yet) Great sight, decent rest, nice small grip, very basic vinyl arm guard, finger tab and quiver. I bought a better arm guard. I bought extra arrows and foam targets locally. (26" arrows I believe) Great fun, It took 30-40 min of patience for them to start stickin arrows in, but then they were off and running. Started at about 5 yards then 10. Youtube videos about the basics helped alot, stance , posture, anchor point, release etc. Even the wife and I shoot it. :) (Now I have a PSE for myself, LOL) Next are lessons at the Olympic training center down the street. :) Good Luck.
August 5, 2013
Good First Bow
Good bow for the price for a young archer learning the basic mechanics of shooting a bow. The only issue I've had are that the plastic fletching on the arrows that came with the set are easily damaged.
October 17, 2013
I bought this for my six year old little girl for Xmas and as her first bow. I did not know how many pounds of draw she could handle but she uses this bow just fine. Great beginner bow and for the price you can't go wrong. I did find goblin makes a pulley compound version for kids which ill be picking up for her next year. Same draw but smaller in height. I wanted to avoid a pricy bow as kids can become uninterested pretty fast but my daughter loves archery now. Definitly recommend for first time trial.
January 3, 2013