January 13th, 2013, 12:00 PM
This is our daughter's new Diamond Atomic. It was bought and set up at Lancaster Archery. I pre-ordered a new set of threads from Twisted Archer, added a X-Factor stabilizer, bow sling from Straight and Arrow, cat whiskers, D-loop & kisser button. Sweet little rig.
January 15th, 2013, 10:15 PM
She's getting better every time we shoot.
January 16th, 2013, 10:42 PM
those are nice little bows my friends son shoots one.
there pretty quick for a little bow.
nice to see the kids doing something other than computer
or vidio games.
January 18th, 2013, 09:02 AM
Thanks. I'm happy that she enjoys doing things like this with us. I like how archery can be an equalizer among kids. Kids may not be the best at certain sports, but with a little guidance and decent equipment they can excel in archery.
On a side note, I've been on the fence about upgrading her stock Apex sight and Hostage rest. Last weekend we walked one of our club's outdoor courses and the yardage ranges from 10yds to 30yds for her age group (cubs). I think we'll be shooting outdoors as much as indoors. This little bow will never be hunted of course so is a target sight the way to go? Any afordable suggestions?
January 19th, 2013, 04:24 PM
i would change the rest.
i like the nap apache.
but there ade several good rests
to chose from.
you could go to a single pin
or a sight with smaller dia pins.
that would be up to you because
they can get pricey.
February 6th, 2013, 06:48 PM
Good job dad, and good job to your girl! I am setting an atomic up for my 7 year old boy, and a nuclear ice for my 4 year old girl. What arrows is she shooting?
February 18th, 2013, 01:47 PM
What arrows is she shooting?
Sorry, just saw this. I've done some tweaking on her bow since my last post on this thread. Her arrows are Carbon Express Predator II, 2040's with 3" Duravanes. Cut down to 22" with glue in Carbon Express 90gr parabolic target points. I've also upgraded her rest and sight to a Trophy Ridge Whisker Buscuit Power Shot and Cobra Smoke 3-Pin. After that I tied in a RAD Super Duece 38, purple 3/16" peep. She's really been shooting well lately. So far, so good at keeping her excitement level up about archery.
February 23rd, 2013, 11:20 AM
It's great that you have your daughter into archery and shooting. It sound like she is having alot of fun. I'm buying an Atomic for my 4 y.o. grandson at the end of April and plan on doing some 3-d shoots with him during the summer. The Atomics are very nice little rigs for the youngsters. Congrats and have tons of fun with her - they grow up way too fast:cry:
February 27th, 2013, 10:08 PM
Just upgraded her stabilizer. Went from a 4" X-Factor to a 15" Doinker Kid-O stab. We went to our club after school and her groups shrunk from a grapefruit size to a tangerine. Guess it's time to start letting her shoot spots so I can keep her arrows from getting busted up.
March 17th, 2013, 01:49 PM
That is awesome. Hard to believe but I have my 2 yr old shooting one of these. At 10yd he can put all his arrows in a 18x18 block pretty consistently if he is paying full attention lol. He had rather shoot his bow than play with any of his toys! He shoots with a release but have yet to install a peep. Don't wanna over complicate things for him quite yet. It's amazing how quickly kids pick things up. I'm sure you enjoy shooting with your daughter as much as I do with my son