Received my 355 from Arrowhead and am really impressed. This bow is so fun to shoot. I have only shot it about 15 times but must say its a shooter. My string has stretched badly but I need a string changer to adjust it. It does have a loud thump when shot but as others have said it is very short lived. I will be putting a flemish string on in the future after factory string stretches all the way. I was concerned with getting it cocked but that has turned out to be a non issue. Its not bad at all. If you can cock 175 and up you will be fine. I will have to aim at seperate dots for each shot as I'm tearing up my nocks. Several are dented!!! Thanks Mike for taking care of me and will patiently await the stringer! Thanks again.