Youth Compound Bow Reviews

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Draw Weight

< 10 lbs
10 - 19.99 lbs
20 - 29.99 lbs
30 - 39.99 lbs
40 - 49.99 lbs
50+ lbs

Draw Length

14" - 19.99"
20" - 24.99"
25"+

Brace Height

< 5.5"
5.5" - 5.99"
6.0" - 6.49"
6.5" - 6.99"
7.0" - 7.49"
7.5"+

Axle-to-Axle

< 23"
23" - 25.99"
26" - 28.99"
29" - 31.99"
32"+

IBO Speed

< 200 fps
200 - 229 fps
230 - 259 fps
260 - 289 fps
290 - 319 fps
320+ fps
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Mathews Genesis Mini
User rating:
out of 1 review
Mathews Genesis Mini Review

The Bottom Line:Weighing only 2 pounds and having the draw weight range of only 6 to 12 lbs, the Mathews Genesis Mini is an ideal bow for small kids from 3 to 8 years old. Admittedly, this is a very well built bow with quality components. That is why it has a very good resale value, meaning it will be less expensive to upgrade down the road. With the zero let-off, the bow is extremely flexible - no extra cams or modules are required to shoot the bow at draw lengths from 14 to 25 inches. In addition, the Mini Genesis is built using the same proven technologies as the original Genesis - an official bow used in NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program). Overall, this is a high quality and extremely popular compound bow suitable for young shooters from 3 to 8 years old... read full review

2005 Mathews Mini Genesis

Brace Height

6.125 "

AtA Length

29.125 "

Draw Length

14 " - 25 "

Draw Weight

6 lbs - 12 lbs

IBO Speed

fps

Weight

2 lbs

Let-Off

0

Manufactured: 2005 - 2013
Specs were not changed


Diamond Razor Edge
User rating:
out of 10 reviews
Diamond Razor Edge Review

The Bottom Line:Designed with small to medium archers in mind, the Diamond Razor Edge is a universal bow known for a great blend of speed, forgiveness, and quietness. Ideal for the youth and women, this bow is also a great choice for many small to medium men. Experts say many shooters will grow with this bow without spending extra money... read full review

2009 Diamond Razor Edge

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

31 "

Draw Length

19 " - 29 "

Draw Weight

15 lbs - 60 lbs

IBO Speed

308 fps

Weight

3.8 lbs

Let-Off

75%

Manufactured: 2009 - 2012
Specs were not changed


Bear Apprentice
User rating:
out of 3 reviews
Bear Apprentice Review

The Bottom Line: no editors' review yet

User Reviews:

  • Just bought this for my 11 yr old son...Great Bow
    by Scott Larimore from Missouri
  • Great bow for the money
    by Bob Elsinga from Illinois
  • Awesome bow for the price
    by Jennifer Sanford from Maine USA
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2010 Bear Apprentice

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

27.5 "

Draw Length

15 " - 27 "

Draw Weight

20 lbs - 50 lbs

IBO Speed

265 fps

Weight

2.9 lbs

Let-Off

70%

Manufactured: 2010 - 2011
Specs were not changed


Martin Tiger
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no user reviews
Martin Tiger Review

The Bottom Line:The Martin Tiger is a very affordable youth bow suitable for small kids. This bow has been manufactured for more than a decade now and has 2 different styles: the original Martin Tiger (Mini Z cam) built until 2007 and the newer Martin Tiger (T-Pro Cam) manufactured from 2008. While both bows suitable for small kids, the newer Martin Tiger is specifically designed for smaller kids from 4 to 8 years old. The newer modification of the Tiger is considered to be one of the safest youth bows out there. This popular rig received a lot of very positive feedback from many parents who say their kids enjoy shooting the Tiger. While the factory strings could be of better quality and the draw weight adjustments are coarse-grained, overall the Tiger is a very affordable and good little bow suitable for smaller kids from 4 to 8 years old (new Tiger manufactured from 2008)... read full review

1999 Martin Tiger (Mini Z Cam)

Brace Height

5.5 "

AtA Length

29.375 "

Draw Length

17 " - 24 "

Draw Weight

10 lbs - 40 lbs

IBO Speed

210 fps

Weight

2.1 lbs

Let-Off

66% (effective)

Manufactured: 1999 - 2011
Specs changed, see full specs


Diamond Nuclear Ice
User rating:
out of 4 reviews
Diamond Nuclear Ice Review

The Bottom Line:The Diamond Nuclear Ice is one of the best youth bows suitable for small kids from 4 to 10 years old. A lot of experts and archery enthusiasts agree this is one of the best youth bows on the market. They say the Nuclear Ice is a very well made bow that delivers exceptional performance and has a nice look and feel. Although this is a youth bow, it looks "like a Dad's bow" due to beyond parallel limbs, fully machined aluminum riser, and efficient cam system. Being extremely adjustable, the bow does not require a bow press or additional modules for changing the draw length. Overall, the Nuclear Ice comes with a very low price tag, yet it is one of the best quality youth bows out there... read full review

2009 Diamond Nuclear Ice

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

22.75 "

Draw Length

14 " - 24 "

Draw Weight

10 lbs - 29 lbs

IBO Speed

187 fps - 195 fps

Weight

2.8 lbs

Let-Off

70%

Manufactured: 2009 - 2010
Specs were not changed


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