A Buying Guide To 2011 Youth Bows

Getting the younger archers off on the right foot has been rightly recognised by manufacturers as the way of ensuring the sport is enjoyed by future generations. To nurture that love for the sport the quality of the youth bows that are being produced is increasing. What is also increasing is the number of bows available each year.

 

With the newly released 2011 line of each manufacturer recently hitting the market we have been hit with a stack of bows for the younger archer to choose from. Some makers are even providing a recommended age range for their bows and where this is the case they are indicated in the list below. The following is a rundown of the youth bows currently available as part of the current line of bows on offer by each manufacturer as well as their product specs so that they can be compared.

 

To get more information about any of these bows or details on how you can buy one, simply click on the bow name. (The Manufacturer Recommended Sale Price has been indicated where available).

 

Alpine Lil GuffAlpine Lil Guff
ages 5 – 12 years
 

MRSP - $219

Draw Weights : 10 - 35 lbs
Draw Lengths : 17-23"
Axle to Axle : 28
Brace Height : 6"
Mass Weight : 2.5lbs
Effective Let Off : 65%
IBO Speed : n/a

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Alpine RuckusAlpine Ruckus
ages 10 – 16 years
 

MRSP - $269

Draw Weights : 50 lbs
Draw Lengths : 22-28"
Axle to Axle : 30.75”
Brace Height : 6"
Mass Weight : 3lbs
Effective Let Off : 65%
IBO Speed : n/a

 

Bear ApprenticeBear ApprenticeMRSP - $279.99 Draw Weights : 20 - 50 lbs
Draw Lengths : 15-27"
Axle to Axle : 27.5"
Brace Height : 6"

Mass Weight : 2.9 lbs
Effective Let Off : 70%

IBO Speed : 265 fps 
Bear Brave 3Bear Brave 3
ages 8 & up

 

Draw Weights : 15 - 20 lbs
Draw Lengths : 15-20"

Axle to Axle : 26"
Brace Height : 6"

Mass Weight : n/a
Effective Let Off : 65%
IBO Speed : n/a 

 

Darton Ranger IIIDarton Ranger III 

MRSP - $199.99

 

Draw Weights : 15 - 50 lbs
Draw Lengths : 17-28"
Axle to Axle : 32"
Brace Height : 6-7/8"
Mass Weight : 2.9lbs
Effective Let Off : 40-75%
IBO Speed : n/a

 

Diamond Nuclear IceDiamond Nuclear Ice  Draw Weights: 10 - 29
Draw Lengths: 14” – 24”
Axle to Axle: 22 ¾”
Brace Height: 6”
Mass Weight: 1.8lbs
Let Off: 70%
IBO Speed: 187 – 195 fps

 

Hoyt RuckusHoyt Ruckus  Draw Weights: 20-50
Draw Lengths: 18” – 28”
Axle to Axle: 29 ¾”
Brace Height: 6-3/4”
Mass Weight: 2.8lbs
Let Off: n/a
IBO Speed: 281 fps

 

Mathews Genesis ProMathews Genesis Pro  Draw Weights: 15-25
Draw Lengths: up to 30”
Axle to Axle: 35.5”
Brace Height: 7.5”
Mass Weight: 2.95lbs
Let Off: 0
IBO Speed: n/a
Mathews Mini GenesisMathews Mini Genesis  Draw Weights: 6-12
Draw Lengths: 14” – 25”
Axle to Axle: 29-1/8”
Brace Height: 6-1/8”
Mass Weight: n/a
Let Off: 0
IBO Speed: n/a
Mathews GenesisMathews Genesis  Draw Weights: 10-20lbs
Draw Lengths: up to 30”
Axle to Axle: 35.5”
Brace Height: 7.5”
Mass Weight: 2.95lbs
Let Off: 0
IBO Speed: n/a

 

Mission MenaceMission Menace 

MRSP - $269.00

Draw Weights: 15-52lbs
Draw Lengths: 17-30”
Axle to Axle: 31”
Brace Height: 7.25”
Mass Weight: 2.95lbs
Let Off: up to 70%
IBO Speed: n/a
Mission CrazeMission Craze 

MSRP - $299.00

Draw Weights: 15-70lbs
Draw Lengths: 19-30”
Axle to Axle: 28”
Brace Height: 7.5”
Mass Weight: 3.6lbs
Let Off: 80%
IBO Speed: 306 f.p.s.

 

Parker BuckshotParker Buckshot Extreme 

MRSP - $249.99

Draw Weights: 15-29, 30-45lbs
Draw Lengths: 17-26”
Axle to Axle: 28”
Brace Height: 6.5”
Mass Weight: 2.75lbs
Let Off: 80%
IBO Speed: n/a
Parker Sidekick ExtremeParker Sidekick Extreme 

MRSP - $299.95

Draw Weights: 20-40, 40-60lbs
Draw Lengths: 18-28”
Axle to Axle: 31”
Brace Height: 7-5/8”
Mass Weight: 3.25lbs
Let Off: 80%
IBO Speed: 270 f.p.s.

 

Ben Pearson CadetBen Pearson Cadet Draw Weights: 20,30,40lbs
Draw Lengths: 18-27”
Axle to Axle: 26.5”
Brace Height: 6-1/8”
Mass Weight: 2.3lbs
Let Off: n/a
IBO Speed: 272 f.p.s.

 

PSE Mini BurnerPSE Mini Burner 

MRSP - $199.99

Draw Weights : 20, 29, 40 lbs
Draw Lengths : 16-26"
Axle to Axle : 26-1/2"
Brace Height : 7-1/2"
Mass Weight : 2.5lbs
Effective Let Off : 70%
IBO Speed : 253-261 fps
PSE Discovery 2PSE Discovery 2 

MRSP - $179.99

Draw Weights : 29, 40 lbs
Draw Lengths : up to 30"
Axle to Axle : 31-1/2"
Brace Height : 6-1/2"
Mass Weight : 2.65lbs
Effective Let Off : n/a
IBO Speed : n/a

 


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