I bought this bow for my 15 year old daughter for Christmas. She
absolutely loves it! To answer your questions -
1) is it safe? Well it is a real bow not a toy. As such it is capable
of shooting arrows and killing things. The key to safety is the user and
if you aren't an archer I would suggest enrolling your 11 year old in a
hunter safety course or firearm and archery safety course. There is
simply no substitute for safety when dealing with weapons and proper
instruction is a great beginning toward safe use of a bow.
2) The bow I bought for my 15 year old daughter is a 20# bow. It is easy
for her to draw and because she only users her bow for target practice
(no hunting) the higher draw weights are not necessary for her. If your
11 year old intends on hunting with this bow - you might want to check
into your local state laws regarding minimum weights for hunting. The
20lb. bow shoots her arrows rapidly, accurately and with the proper
trajectory would go quite a long way. Due to the lower draw weight it is
easy for her to shoot repeatedly. The higher the draw weight - the
harder it is to shoot but the faster and farther the arrows fly.
Hope that answers your questions.
Answered on 3/7/2013 by Anonymous