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Ok there has been alot of talk lately on Bows. So I took the plung and bought a FM CF, just arrived yesterday. I came in a PVC tube that not even the gorilla post could break ( aka USPS). Great job Fm.
I have been using a Brazilwood Bow, So thought I would give carbon fiber I try. Here are my impressions.
Wood bow 57g
they both have good balence, arch is the same, both are straight. the CF bow has more hair on it, but that said the wood bow has been in use.
the major advantage with the CF is that I know its not going to warp or break if I should sit on it...
So far in two days of playing I havent notice alot of differance.
Would I send it back? NO its a great bow for the money and I'm almost positive that it will out last my Brazilwood Bow.
Again thanks Fm for the great service.
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I thought the fm bow was between 59 and 61 grams? or maybe I misunderstood?
I had purchased from China a cf bow that weighed 62.8 grams and liked it, but asked for a bow under 60 grams from FM and got it. First thing I noticed was that it was very smooth from tip to frog.
But the most important part of the bow is that I now have a baseline from which to work. I believe in FM's honesty (he has proven that many times here) and he says his bow is a consistent quality and I can now judge all other bows against this one. That, to me, is worth the price.
Oldoger, I to on Monday recieved my FM carbon fiber bow, (ordered on Friday recieve on Monday great service) I too liked the PVC packaging in fact it houses my Brazilian wood bow that doen't fit in my case any more. After five days comparing my 3 bows, for me the carbon fiber bow projects and has a better than my Brazilian wood bow, projects as well as my permabuco bow and has a better tone. I can only compare them with my limited technical ability how ever it has become my go to bow for playing.
Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.