I shot this bow for 2 years before switching to the one I shoot now. It is not a bad bow for a beginner since it is relatively simple to change the draw length of the bow(but much easier if you have a bow press available).
Itís not the fastest bow on the market but if you are just thinking about giving bow hunting a try this is a great beginner bow. It has a fair amount of let off so itís not hard to hold back for a period of time. A negative with this bow is that it is loud at the shot, but that's not a HUGE deal.
Overall when I shot this bow I was pretty happy with it, but when i switched to something a little more expensive it made this bow look like nothing. So if you just want a bow for your son/daughter this bow would be perfect, but if youíre looking for a faster, quieter bow I would suggest you spend a little bit more money, and get a lot more out of your bow.