naaaa, i figure anyone that loves to hunt like he does can't be all bad. he hunts me,nh,ma. the bow doesn't have any real value and if it gets him strated in bow hunting, great. when i shot it it was shooting 234 fps. not smoke but it'll do the job. i had an overdraw put on it so i could stop using telephone poles for arrows. he also got 6 old aluminum arrows with wally world broad heads. maybe i'll see if he wants to shoot one of my pse's a little this weekend. maybe the boys deer hunter may fit him better. we'll see.