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Increased wrist flexibility might help. If the wrist is too rigid, the very bottom of the stroke seems to cause the pinky to lift.
Definitely check FMs video on bow hold.
But my pinky rests on stick only when i play something slow or i need to do some tricky string crossing when the bow is on its tip. In all other cases - it doesn't touch the stick everytime. I don't feel bad about this. Just be able to put it down if necessary.
Also that can happen if other fingers are to straight - try to keep them a little bent even on the farthest distances (when You play with the tip). =)
I am not sure how to hold the bow. When I go to the tip of the bow, at the top, my little finger comes off the bow, and I don''t have very good grip of the bow. Can anyone help me?
I'm thinking maybe you are trying too hard to keep the bow perpendicular to the strings at the bottom of your bow stroke. What is your height? If you are not at least say 5' 10" tall, it may be hard or impossible to keep the bow exactly perpendicular and yet maintain an ideal grip.
That is what it looks like to me, but I am not an expert, so others please give your view if you disagree or agree.