Hello! I started both my boys shooting over a year ago. The boys love the 3d events, and we joined a club to shoot anytime. For time outside, its almost as good as fishing. (almost!).:lol: My older one (9) shoots a Genesis at~20#, and my younger one (7) shoots an black Bear kids compound bow that actually has a let off and is at 20#. For my 7yr old I'm looking at the Mini-Genesis, but I know he'll outgrow it before we get it home. He has grown out of the reach of his present bow but its the perfect size & weight. Also no sight and his draw is now longer. He's ready for a big guy bow.. Is there an intermediate out there? The Genesis is huge for him, and He'll get his older bros. in a few years.. Should we go for the mini genesis or another brand? 3d's start next month. We all need to get back to the range. Thanks.