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Genesis Original Bow
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- Official bow of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP).
- Great starter bow for archers of all ages, sizes and athletic abilities.
- With no specific draw length requirement, kids can't outgrow this bow.
- Includes a machined 6061-T6 aluminum riser, aluminum cam and idler wheel, sturdy composite limbs and high-strength bowstrings – all made in the USA.
- Built with single-cam technology, there are no tuning issues, less recoil, less noise and more accurate shooting.
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Genesis bows are the first compound bows designed to eliminate let-off and specific draw length requirements, making it the perfect choice for beginner and intermediate archers of all ages, sizes and athletic abilities. They're a great introduction to the sport of archery because beginners won't develop bad habits caused by an ill-fitting bow. The Original bow can be adjusted as the archer grows and develops their skills. Details: Zero let-off design; Light draw weight comes standard at 20 lbs and can be safely lowered to 10 lbs - all you need is a 3/16" hex wrench (provided) to adjust draw weight; Covers all standard draw lengths ranging between 15"-30"; Machined 6061-T6 aluminum riser, aluminum cam and idler wheel; Composite limbs; Cable guard; Molded competition grip; Riser is drilled and tapped for standard accessories; 0% let-off; 35 1/2" axle-to-axle; 7 5/8" brace height.
Style Name: Left Hand | Color: Black
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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.
I ordered the Lime Green, but it’s more of a Grass Green, which I like even better.
A little about your fingers: Protect them with Gloves or install Finger Guards to your bow strings (Finger Savers)
If you won't be using a glove to release an arrow, I highly suggest having Finger Savers installed to protect your *guess what?* fingers!
Find a local archery/hunting store and they should be able to properly set you up with the Finger Savers while setting up the proper arrow nocking point, and give you a few tips on how to adjust the draw weight, how to shoot an arrow, how/when to wax your strings, etc. If you’ve never shot, maybe take a quick lesson if they offer it.
I had a guy set me up at the archery store and it cost me $20 for the wax tube ($7) and labor ($13). DO NOT try putting on the finger savers by yourself, unless you have a special bow machine to release the bow strings. I'm glad I just drove to my local archery store, because I would have ruined the bow strings if I tried to attempt it (Not all YouTube videos are realistic).
Okay. I'm a 5'6" woman with pretty strong arms, BUT I have fibromyalgia and didn't want to get a bow with more than a 20# draw weight, because I get sore very fast. I had to reduce it to about 18.5# which has nice tension for me.
We had a great time shooting with the Genesis bow. I just have to buy the correct arrows. Read on about that...
ARROW UPDATE!!! I originally bought a dozen Reegox 30”carbon arrows for target practice only. THESE ARE NOT THE CORRECT ARROWS FOR THIS BOW!!! I’m dumb. Don’t judge me. Get feather ones & make sure you buy arrows that work with your bow’s draw weight. These are too heavy. They’ll be okay for closer targets. We used them but will be buying feather arrows.
I also bought an arm guard that velcros on.
I will also be sharing this with my 16-year old son. He’s 5’11” and it looks very comfortable when he draws the string back. If he upgrades to increase draw length & weight, he might go with the Genesis Pro, which goes up to a 25# draw weight (FYI: arrow rest and nock are not included). It may not seem like a lot of weight, but after shooting a dozen arrows over and over, you will be fatigued.
Here’s the Genesis Pro product description, if you want to compare the two.
Genesis Pro description: While still a zero let-off design, the Genesis Pro lets archers customize their draw length and adjusts up to 25 lbs of draw weight. Our draw stop cam technology provides a “solid wall” or stop, ensuring you achieve the correct draw length every time. This helps archers using mechanical release aids to maintain proper form and produce a consistent follow-through for maximum accuracy. Details: Zero let-off design; Draw weight comes standard at 25 lbs and can be safely lowered to 15 lbs - all you need is a 3/16" hex wrench (provided) to adjust draw weight; Covers all standard draw lengths ranging between 15"-30"; Machined 6061-T6 aluminum riser, aluminum cam and idler wheel; Composite limbs; Cable guard; Molded competition grip; Riser is drilled and tapped for standard accessories; 0% let-off; 35 1/2" axle-to-axle; 7 5/8" brace height. Note: Arrow rest and arrow nock and not included.
He can draw the bow no problem, he just can't hold it up on his own. As he continues to learn on his recurve, eventually we will get back to this one again. No regrets, very nice bow, solid construction, recommended because everyone in the family can use it (as long as they can hold it up).