« Generic Wool Fibre Roving for Needle Felting Hand Spinning DIY Fun Doll Needlework Raw Wool Baize Poke Fun 5g/bag 36pcs Mix Colors CandleScience 12 Piece Medium Candle Tin, 6 oz » 3 thoughts on “Genesis Bow, Right Handed, Camo Lost” 138 of 142 people found the following review helpful Well Made and Great Fun for the Entire Family, March 30, 2013 By C. Poole – This review is from: Genesis Original Bow (Sports) I’ll preface this review by saying that i know relatively nothing about archery. I’m just a dad looking for a way to engage my kids in something that we all can enjoy and hopefully make a few good memories along the way. My 2nd grade son just finished up a school archery program modeled on the National Archery in the Schools Program. He has been asking for a bow and arrow set for a few years, so I asked his instructor what he recommended. Without hesitation he said the standard Genesis bow. After two days straight of shooting (with accompanying sun burn), I have to wholeheartedly agree. First of all, this bow is not a toy. It’s a solidly-made piece of equipment that I know we’ll get a lot of life out of. Everyng is solid aluminum and just has a quality feel to it. The Genesis is priced higher than the kiddie toy sets, but don’t let that scare you off. You get what you pay for. The big feature of this bow is that it is perfectly useable by my son or by me without any adjustment. Other compound bows need to be set up for a specific sized shooter. My wife (5′ 5″) 8yr old son (4′), and I (6′ 2″) are all able to shoot this standard Genesis model perfectly. The bow is a little too big for my 5 year old son to handle easily. I’d recommend the Mini Genesis model for anyone under second grade. The bow also adjusts easily for draw weight. There is a single allen bolt on each limb which adjusts the draw weight approximately 1.4# / turn. It was set to the heavy side out of the box, but it took about 10 seconds to get it down to a level that my 8 yr old son could easily manage. The Genesis bow is the official bow of the National Archery in the Schools program and the only model allowed in their competitions. These programs are set up so that everyone is on a level playing field, so no accessories ( sights, releases, stabilizers, etc) are allowed. Some people have complained about this bows ability to work correctly with aftermarket whiskerbuscuit arrow rests, but this bow isn’t really intended to be upgraded. It’s designed to work perfectly right out of the box doing what it was intended to do – allow young people to learn the sport of archery with minimal fuss and overhead from their equipment. Speaking of NASP, there is also an specific model of arrow that is used in the program: the Easton 1820. We picked up a dozen of these as well.http://www.amazon.com/Pk-Easton-Genesis-II-Arrows/dp/B005MIDLL0/ref=pd_sim_sg_5 Only time will tell if it sticks, but my son and I have had two great days of bonding time playing with this bow, and I’m picturing many more in the future. Not once did he complain or ask to go back inside and play video games. That alone is worth the price. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 34 of 34 people found the following review helpful One Bow Fits All!, July 21, 2013 By Doron Avizov (New York) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Genesis Original Bow (Sports) Bottom line first – I highly recommend this one bow that the whole family, big and small, will be able to shoot and have fun with right out of the box. PERFECT for one size fits all bow for target shooting. My kids archery teacher recommended this as a family bow and he was right. It’s truly a one bow fits all. My daughter, son and I can all use it. I’m surprised I enjoy using it set at the draw weight for my son. To compare, his Lil’ Banshee Youth Compound bow feels like a tiny toy in my hands. What makes this bow so awesome as a family bow is not only is the draw weight adjustable. the draw length is however far you pull back. Doesn’t matter if you’re small with short arms or tall with long arms, it just fits. If your kids are stronger (over age 10) it’s worth spending the extra $10-15 on amazon for the Genesis Pro model with the option for higher draw weight and adding an easily removable and adjustable stop (for draw length). This bow is the standard/official school archery bow and I can see why. Any one, any size can use it and we find it VERY accurate. Groupings are consistent for all three of us. It comes ready to shoot with a built in arrow rest and a nock already installed. It also comes with an allen wrench to adjust the draw weight. It comes set at the max, 20lbs. We had to open it up a few turns to lower the draw weight for the kids. It feels rugged and indestructible. I love that I was able to buy one bow for both kids and didn’t have to buy two bows set up for their very different sizes. That makes this bow a tremendous value. They’ll be able to use it in competitions too, which is the reason I bought it in the first place. This bow cost me $60 less than a beautiful 35 lb, 60″ recurve I bought for myself prior to finding out that Genesis bows exist. I’m the only one big enough to shoot the recurve which is a shame but we can all take turns at the Genesis without even having to adjust it between shooters. I realize that a 20 lb compound is not comparable to a 35 lb recurve but I get much tighter groupings with the Genesis bow and it’s easier and more fun to shoot. Practicing with the Genesis is making me a better shot on the recurve so I use both. It’s also nice to not have to string the Genesis every time and unstring it when done. There’s a reason after school programs use this bow. The quality and value is obvious. For you and this kids, this is the bow to get. If it’s just for the kids and they are really small, the Genesis mini is probably a better option. If it’s just for a adults, spend the extra $10-15 on Amazon and get the Genesis pro. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 36 of 39 people found the following review helpful must buy for all students, December 8, 2011 By Poibowl “Electronics Freak” (Hawaii) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Genesis Original Bow (Sports) This bow is for anyone in the nasp(national archery in schools program) or any one learning to shoot. my son loves it and at the price you cant go wrong. bought this and the Plano Protector Compact Bow Case (Black)Item model number: 1110-00, both products came in quickly which surprised me considering i live out in hawaii. My son is fairly new to archery and has only been out to the range 3 times and placed 4th in competition out of 120, which shows how easy it is even for beginners to the sport. love the variety of colors but wish the prices were the same, but overall a good buy, especially since bows out here in hawaii go for 200+ 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.