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July 31, 2020 - 10:52 am
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Purchased a Luma a few months ago.  really liking it.  Feels a little smaller ( diameter wise ) than my other favorite carbon bow and definately lighter in weight.  Anyone else have one and thoughts on it? 

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I've got a Diamond GX. In terms of grams it's the same weight as a Col Legno, but the balance point is an inch closer to the frog, which has a huge effect on the feel (for a day, lol!). My understanding of the Coda blurb is that the balance point of the Luma is likely to be another inch closer to the frog.

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"huge effect for a day.."  yeah i think I know what you mean.  After a while Ill switch to the other for a bit then go back to the luma and thats when I notice it.  pleased with the purchase..I wasnt able to test it anywhere so it was a leap of faith so to speak.  It was between that one and the joule based solely on how they marketed it. :)  

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I tried the Coda Luma about 4 years ago when I was looking to buy a new CF bow.  I really liked it.  When I first picked it up, I thought it was too light, and that I would have a hard time controlling it.  But that was not the case.  I thought it responded really well, and I didn’t feel like it was too light while I was playing it.  I was trying out bows for a week, and ended up buying the Presto Impulse.  But it took me the week to decide between it and the Luma—I just liked the Impulse a little better.

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@SharonC I dont believe I had a presto available to try out in the local shop or it probably wouldve been on the radar.  I ended up prior to the luma getting a 125.00 or so..maybe it was 150.00  carbon that was lighter than the bow I had at the time and really liked that about it.  thats what nudged me in the search for something more in that direction.  Since Coda markets the luma and joule more for the styles I practice thats how I ended up there.  Pierre provided as good of a description as he could make explaining how it would play in an email or two.  Turned out pretty close if not exactly as described which was good.

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GregW, Gordon Shumway, SharonC - Thanks to you all for the insight! 

Hmm Thinking Here SmileyThink I might be needing it, soon.  You're talking quite a weight & playing difference from my FM CF Weave bows.

 

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@ELCBK i noticed a bigger difference in balance and weight going from my werner pernambuco to the cheaper carbon bow mentioned above.  The difference in the luma and other carbon bow was more subtle I guess.  The diameter between the two was what I noticed more than anything and the luma maybe had a little less bite but is more comfortable.

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If any of you are looking for a lighter strong bow, check out our pro series Fiddlerman bow. I for one, love it. :)
Lighter than most bows but super strong.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Today I realised for the first time that the lighter the tip, the easier it is to play in the bottom third of the bow. This is because it's much easier to control the frog if the tip isn't swaying around with huge momentum.

When I get a chance I must start to do some serious practice playing near the frog. It screws up my plan to stop at a Col Legno if I ever buy a viola - Ill probably have to get a GX as a minimum.

Andrew

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