In the majority of cases, these sets come with a target and two arrows. These are so-called safety arrows as they are made from fiberglass – the same material used in the making of the limbs of all high quality bows. Such arrows are considered safe because they are durable and bendable, while at the same time immune to splintering. As a bonus, some of the bow and arrow sets described above also include an arm guard and a quiver for the youngster to hold the arrows.
All the youth bow and arrow sets mentioned above have an ambidextrous design, meaning they can be used by both right- and left- handed archers. This is great news because your kid has likely never shot a bow before, so you can’t really tell which hand he prefers to use to draw the string.
As already mentioned, most youth bow and arrow sets come with two arrows only. While this might be enough for some entry-level fun, you’ll quickly notice that having to go back and forth between the target every time two arrows are shot can become a pain. Which is why I recommend getting some extra additional arrows with the youth set, though this should not be considered necessary at all. As a recommendation, here are some excellent cheap safety arrows to purchase along with your primary set: .
We’ve provided age brackets for each of the youth bow and arrow sets mentioned above, and as long as you stay within those, your kid will have a wonderful experience. Do keep in mind, however, that some kids are stronger than other ones; it’s not unusual for a 15 year old to be strong enough to already handle an adult bow. Better to err on the side of caution though and get a bow that has too light than too heavy a draw weight.