My wife and I are just starting out in target archery. We've been attending a once a week night class the last two weeks and have two more to go. We've really caught the bug and I'm looking into what bows and accessories we should buy. For my wife I'm thinking the Diamond Edge is the ticket because she has trouble holding the 20 lbs that the class bows are set at (no letoff cams) and it would be easy to sell used once she works her way up to heavier draw weights. Also she is only 5'5" so she probably doesn't have a very long draw length.
For myself I have no idea. We want to keep the price as low as possible while still being something that's functional and can be used for at least two years. As far as draw length I have no idea. I'm 5'7" and wear a 41 short jacket. We will NOT be hunting. We'll probably shoot target, indoor target, DARTS, and possibly 3D and field target.
Also any input on sights, (the instructor mentioned a slider?), and rests are very appreciated.