Well it finally arrived! We ordered our son a Recurve Bow, Arrows, a elbow guard, and a target for Christmas. Well, I did not notice the bow was on back order, so it came today! One of the joys of home schooling is that we were able to drop everything, put the bow together, gather the rest of the "equipment" and go out side and try it out! It was VERY cold out, but we manage d to fire several "volleys!" Here is my son's form. He took lessons last spring and he remembered what to do. It is a good thing my husband was home as I did not understand the directions of putting the bow together, and he did not need a bow-stringer, I would have struggled to do what he made look easy!