Draw weight is the peak amount that you pull back when you draw the bow. Draw weights on bows are adjustable on average 15 pounds down from the maximum weight on the bow. To adjust the draw weight you simply turn the two bolts on the limbs exactly the same clockwise for more weight and counter-clockwise for less weight (never turn the limb bolts out further then described in the bows manual). Here are some references to help determine how much weight you might pull and how to pick a weight if this is the first bow that you are buying. These are examples of the most common weights people are using for their age group. If you have any questions please give us a call.