OK, being a newbie here, and reading a ton of posts, and the replies. Having run my own successful archery shop for years till my accident.(I am now disabled.) And having butted heads with all kinds of archery reps from various companies..... Just what is forgiving? And what does a archery company put into a product to make it "forgiving"? When a person picks up a bow to try out at a pro shop, they shoot it a few times and either like it, or not. Let's say they do not. Along comes another person, they try the same bow, but like it. Claim it to be 'forgiving'. And just gush about the bow. OK. They like it. It feels forgiving....... Now what about the guy or guys who have fired this bow and feel that it is harsh, and (oh no) unforgiving. Is there a certain screw or nut, or magic dust that a bow company puts on a bow for "forgiving"? All forgiving is, is a marketing term that has had it's time. If a archer likes a bow, he likes a bow for his personal reasons, just as the archer who dislikes the same bow, dislikes it for his personal reasons. Soooooo....just what is forgiving? Which part is the forgiving part when a company makes the bow? How come, as individuals, there is disagreement about which bows are forgiving and which are not, when bow companies claim that same product, is "forgiving"?