Don't expect a lot from this bow...it is what it is...a cheap first bow for kids around 4'2" tall (20" draw). At the same time it is not a toy....it shoots an arrow with authority. The camo bow price is nearly three figures, thats too much for an all plastic bow...at a little over half that, the black one is a decent value. The poundage of the unit we received measured higher than Bear advertised....so it does not meet expectations, and thats a biggie. I loosened the arms to the point the string is about to fall off the cams and it is still 24# pull, lets off to 15#...thats high for kids this size...with the arms tight it must be pushing 30#, which is what my 11yr old shoots at. I'm sure this varies some and I plan to contact Bear on this. The Whisker bisquit rest works great for kids...simple and safe. Teaching them to aim with a pin sight and no peep will take patience....add to that the too-high poundage and you'll need to help them out. I purchased a mechanical thumb release for my son and it helped. The two included arrows are decent....the tips are just pressed on though. We lost one tip after he missed the target and hit a solid obstacle. You may need to adjust the arrow rest as I had to. The instruction book is almost worthless. If you want a cheap bow to test the waters of your child and archery, this works without being to toy-like...if they can pull it back. I wish the local stores had one he could have tried first, I might have looked at other options. If your child appears to want to stick with it, you'll want to upgrade. It arrived well packaged, significantly quicker than the Walmart estimate. Assembly and set up is minimal.
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