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Bow Weights

Discussion in 'Bows and Rosin [DB]' started by Quizzo515, May 13, 2003.


  1. How heavy are the bows (particularly french) that you use. My teacher plays with somewhere around 150 grams. He also has a flatback that i hibernate in in the winter.
     
  2. olivier

    olivier

    Dec 17, 1999
    Paris, France
    135 g, unsigned Augagneur & Bergerron (low end)
     
  3. I prefer lighter bows.

    I have:

    Prochownik french (Sartory model) - 127g
    Prochownik french (standard model) - 133g
    Reid Hudson french (Vigneron copy) - 130g
    Prochownik german - 123g
     
  4. Charles Bazin- 146 grams
    Kolstein-- 136 grams
     
  5. Pete G

    Pete G

    Dec 31, 2001
    Northern Virginia
    Reid Hudson, 135.5.

    For the first few months I had this bow, I thought that what I really wanted was a heavier bow. But the more I've played it, the more I've come to appreciate what the bow can do (way more than I'll ever be able to make it do).

    In any case, I suspect that I'd always prefer a good light bow to any kind of heavier bow.

    However, a bad heavy bow might be less bad that a bad light bow -- though I'm just guessing there.