Bear Archery Goblin Youth Bow Package
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
all i can say is this product i amazing for beginners and the experienced!!
and those who have bad reviews dont know what theyre talkin about because it works perfectly!
February 5, 2011
Not a good purchase
My grandson was expecting this for Christmas and it was weeks late due to back order. It finally arrived and my husband and I went out set a bale of straw for him to practice - he was so excited, he is 9 years old. We had only a 15-20 minute period of play when the part that supports the arrow broke off. He has been unable to play since. It was a plastic tip and it finally just bent off. I plan to return for credit.
January 13, 2011
Bow is Fun but has some bugs to work out!
I purchased this bow and arrow set as a Christmas gift for my 8yr old son. Price, quality, and basic ease of use were the key deciding factors to guide us toward this bow. I have to say that the Bass Pro representative was amazing to work with on the phone, helpful with questions I had, and offered to do a "price match" with a competing business to give me the best possible price and shipping terms.
The set arrived on time and in brand new condition. We were proud to present it to our son who was very excited to finally have a real bow and arrow set. The set is a good match for his 54" frame, however; the arm guard and finger guard are much too small and the very stiff plastic construction make them nearly unusable for him. Please redesign those!
The construction of the bow is great and the draw is comfortable for a child's hand and arm strength. The arrows, however; employ a soft plastic for the nock (the groove that wraps around the string) at the end. One arrow's nock was broken off the second time it was shot. The other broke off by the end of the afternoon. So I quickly became an arrow-smith with a drill bit and small file to make them usable until we could go to a local sporting goods shop to purchase a few more that seem to have better components.
The other down side is that there were no instructions included. I still do not have the "button/sight" or "arrow rest" installed. I have not a clue their function or appropriate location. It seemed that my efforts to install made his shooting more cumbersome. Also, I spent the day trying to download videos as well to teach my son the right way to hold the bow and shoot. Some type of instruction and guideline would be very helpful. I am pretty mechanical and outdoorsy but these are beyond my ability to abstract accurately.
My wife and I did sneak the set out of the house the next day and had a blast with it and got pretty good. I am trying to relay my practice sessions to my son and he is improving all the time. He loves the set.
Overall, for twenty bucks it has been a good purchase but we had some bugs with it. The fun we are now having with this bow and arrow set far outweigh the problems we have had, but I think we will likely go to an archery store for perfect fit and function and shooting instruction when it is time to move up.
This was my second purchase through Bass Pro. I like their service, product selection, and prices. Thank you, I will keep coming back to shop.
January 11, 2011