i bought a cheap centerpoint this last year for my kids to use. my wife wasn't super thrilled about it - concerned about fingers. that said, we are careful about it. my 7 yo shot her first deer with it. she actually spined it (high shoulder area). rage trypan broadhead - cut a devastating hole. i had trouble getting fixed blades to fly well, and simply went to the expandable. it has been a good purchase so far.