Ideal Beginner Bow Package
A Bow With Range
Getting started in archery is daunting. Getting a quality bow is pricey, but when you are beginning you need a bow that is easy to pull, but eventually as you improve and your strength increases you will want more power. This is especially true of youths who are still growing.
While most compound bows are somewhat adjustable there are some that are more adjustable than others. Recently while in a bow shop getting my own rig tuned up (rig is what archers refer to their bow and equipment as) I came across a bow I just had to share. The Bowtech Diamond Infinate Edge Bow Package, it was advertised as the first and last bow you'll ever need, after reading up on it and checking out some specs I have come to believe that may be the case.
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The Bow the Grows With You
As I stated the Infinite Edge is advertised as the last bow you'll ever need, and with an adjustable draw length of 13"-30" and an adjustable draw weight from 5#-70# I can't argue with that. The package comes with everything you need regardless of if you plan to hunt or target shoot with this bad boy. At maximum poundage the bow will shoot at 308fps (feet per second).
It has an effective Let-Off of 75%. Axle to Axle length of 31". And it weighs a mere 3.1 lbs. All great stats for a beginner bow.
The package comes with an apex three pin sight, arrow rest, quiver, wrist sling, peep sight, and string loop. In short, everything you need to shoot.
Considering the adjust-ability of this bow its one that anyone can shoot, kids as young as 5 years old should be able to shoot this bow and it would last them their entire life.
If pink is more your thing, this is just the package for you. This particular one is left handed.
Same as the above but solid black instead of camo.
Video Reviews of The Bowtech Diamond Infinite Edge
Why Archery is Good For Kids To Learn
Focus, Fast, Fun
Archery is a great thing to teach kids, and they love it. All kids, well most anyways, have a fascination with weapons, a bow is a safe way to introduce them to weapons and teach them the discipline involved in owning and using one. Focus and discipline is something kids are not naturally good at, and this is for a very good reason, they learn best through play and experimentation they bounce around from thing to thing absorbing all they can.
Archery teaches them patience, and focus. When drawing a bow they are forced to concentrate on the target, their stance and their breathing. It calms their natural hyperactive nerves and allows them extremely rewarding payoff when they watch their shots improve.
Of course many kids are going to dislike archery right off the bat because they can't master it after three arrows. It takes a good teacher to show them how practice and concentration improves their skill. Luckily with archery skill can improve dramatically in a matter of minutes with a good teacher. With kids you have to start the target real close, let them have a sense of satisfaction of the arrow going THWUNK into the target board, even if its so close you could almost reach out and put it in there by hand, just far enough back bounce back isn't an issue.
With a nice light poundage bow, and a patient teacher a child will take to archery in no time, and their ability to focus, hand eye coordination, and discipline will improve drastically.
© 2014 Jeff Johnston