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Bow straightener. I thought this was funny.
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HDuaneaz
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I looked at this seriously for moment, then I had this thought:

 

I saw this pic on Facebook this morning. Thought it was pretty funny I wouldn't do it. I think using my violin is better. I also wonder if it might mess up the bow hair.

 

I wasn't sure if this is a joke or if someone is really doing it.

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HDuaneaz said
I wasn't sure if this is a joke or if someone is really doing it.

@HDuaneaz Well, you've got my curiosity up.  I'm not sure either: looks like a link didn't come through in your post.

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Sorry, I couldn't get it to post.

 

Basically, they were using an egg carton.

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straw.jpgSo they were bowing on an egg carton?  Yea, it seems like that might damage the bow... not sure about that.

I used another 'low tech' method of practicing to bow straight... the humble flexi-straw!

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LOL Ginnysg, Your invention?

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Ginnysg said

I used another 'low tech' method of practicing to bow straight... the humble flexi-straw!

That is brilliant!

 

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I like the flex-straw. I have seen some people in videos use toilet paper tubes.

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Ginnysg said
straw.jpgSo they were bowing on an egg carton?  Yea, it seems like that might damage the bow... not sure about that.

I used another 'low tech' method of practicing to bow straight... the humble flexi-straw!

Hahaha! That's AWESOME!!!

I love your creativity!

Do You play on the side that is closer to the bridge, or to the fingerboard, or both, depending on dynamics?

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I play on the side between the straw and the bridge. 

And actually, the idea came from my 7 year old grandson.  Leave it up to a kid !

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Smart kid You have! Next generation of inventors XD

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Love this post and the ideas.

 

i was always the inside of a loo roll kinda guy myself! 

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and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

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This deserves mention again. Great inexpensive method! 

Ginnysg said
straw.jpgSo they were bowing on an egg carton?  Yea, it seems like that might damage the bow... not sure about that.

I used another 'low tech' method of practicing to bow straight... the humble flexi-straw!  

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I love it. Thanks for the tip. 🙂

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