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I have a carbon fiber Jet bow that I am happy with. Does anyone know how it compares to fiddlerman's CF bows?
Violin cases have a spot for two bows and I assume all y'all want a spare in case the bow breaks when the show must go on
Are carbon fiber bows so unlikely to break that its not an issue? Or, do you recommend a backup bow even if carbon fiber?
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I have never broken a bow or damaged the hair other than a few loose strands.
I have several bows as I was looking for a magic bow to make me play better. I can't find them if they exist.
But if you are working on the idea that the strength of the carbon fiber bow would keep you from having a bow issue, the hair is still hair. If a violinist wanted a backup bow in case of failure on a wood bow I would think they would also want a backup for carbon fiber.
Another good reason to have a second bow is so you can build a preference and figure out what you like better about this bow or that and why.
Of the bows I have my teacher like the FM carbon fiber the best.
@ gwscheer; Here is a test Pierre put up on video back Feb.,, maybe this will set your mind to ease about carbon fiber bow's.
You'll probably have to right click the link and open in a new window or tab.