If you have a pic it would be nice to see.
My son wants a long bow but I think a recurve bow is a lot easier to get started in the art, what do you think?
He is 14 and 140lbs already so I think he can manage some lbs. but I want him also to be accurate and build confidence.
BTW I know close to nothing about bows.
I have both a compound and a recurve, honestly it really depends like a gun on fit and feel. Take him to the store (preferably an archery shop) and have him try them on and see what suits him. Most stores have ranges to test out your bow. If you need anything while not an expert I have been around it for a bit you can always PM me.
It's been years since I've shot my bows, but I would think a compound is your best bet for a new shooter. Having that lower hold weight gives them more time to concentrate on their aim without stuggling to hold a recurve or long bow. When I was learning I was an OK shot. I bought a compound and I was hitting everything i shot at. Just my opinion and we all know about those, they are like @$$holes, everyone has one and they usually stink!