I made this pvc kids bow because I had a young friend visit recently, and though he was interested in archery, he couldn't pull any of my bows. I used the instructions in Nick's video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oqZQ9ekOVQ I made it 48" instead of 50", adjusted the recurves to 5", but otherwise the same as Nick's. Here's the bow: It pulls 23# at 28", and yes, it will safely draw that far. I had made a few other pvc bows and had a consistent problem with string tracking- they would shed strings or string themselves backwards when shot. That's why I opted for this design- the static recurves and string bridge should help keep it safe and tracking neatly. The string is just a temporary paracord string, but I tried it out anyway- pretty zippy. It had a little hand kick, so I shaped the string bridge some to remove some weight from the tips- that helped, but it still kicks a little. Oh well. Here's a pick of the string bridge: I figure I'll paint it, make a better string or two then cut and straighten some shafts, but will wait to tune/finish the arrows for some kid to come along who's in need of free archery gear and some instruction. Might as well start them off by making and tuning some of their own gear, rather than struggling with some cheap toy that's not meant for accuracy. EDIT- I only have about an hour in this thing so far, so if it fails the next time I string it, I will only cry a little.