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    Default Youth Bow Recomendations

    Looking to get my 10 year old daughter a compound bow for christmas. Had her draw length measured at 22.5". I was hoping to get her a bow that she could shoot now but grow into. What I've found to fit her is adjustable from 10" to 24" with 10# to 25# draw weight. I was hoping to find something that she was more on the low end of the adjustment instead of the high end. Anyone have any suggestions?

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    I was in Archers den today and saw a youth bow on consignment. Looked brand new. I don't know much about youth bows, but paul is AWESOME with setup. I'll be taking my wife in there shortly as she said she was interested in learning to shoot.

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    Default Genesis

    Not sure if you have already looked at the Mathews Genesis series but they are great youth bows. I am pretty sure Sportsmans Warehouse carries them. Good luck and good to see the daughter getting into archery. Can't wait to get my daughter started! Good luck with the search.

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    I have Diamond bows for my kids... they are spendy off the bat, but as the kids grow they limbs are all that i need to buy for them now... they are all at 20-30 and new limbs will put them 30-40 and up to 45 ... it allows the kids to shoot train the mussels and grow with THEIR bow... that is of a good quality as well...
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    Thanks all. Narrowed it down to the Diamond Edge or the Parker Side Kick. Probably leave the rest to my daughter to decide which looks cooler.

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    You do know that the Parker Sidekick XP comes in pink camo? Draw range 18 to 28 inches and with either 20-30#, 30-40#, or 40-50#limbs? That was enough for me, my grandson will be getting one this Chrismas, one of the 20-30#ers. Not pink! Don't need a bowpress to change to draw lenght, very easy. Great litte bow, I've added linb savers and a stabilizer to the grandson's, now it really looks like his Dad's ( my son ) bow.

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    Screw the training wheels get her a vintage Lil' bear! Very cool looking great shooters, affordable and she'll have an immediate connection with the rich history and traditions archery has to offer.

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    My 9 year old daughter has been shooting a Hoyt/Easton K-bow. 20lb Takedown. She has a good time at targets or out stump shooting with Dad.

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    How much is a new set of limbs for the upgrade on the Diamond bow? I'm looking for my boy but don't want to spend a lot of $$ and have him grow out of it, so it looks like this might be my answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goaty View Post
    How much is a new set of limbs for the upgrade on the Diamond bow? I'm looking for my boy but don't want to spend a lot of $$ and have him grow out of it, so it looks like this might be my answer.
    The Diamond Edge/Cutter draw length is easily adjusted without changing cams or need of a press from 18"-28". Limbs sets (18# -29#, 29# - 40# and 40# - 50#) are $40 per set. The bow itself is $249.99 or as a package (bow, rest, sight, peep, wrist strap, and quiver) for $329.99.

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    Default Thanks for the info

    Thanks PM,
    I live in Delta but am planning on bringing the family down to the big city for Christmas, so we might come in and see you. I was planning on getting this for my boy for Christmas so this will be a great opportunity to get him set up right.
    Thanks again,

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