Hi All, Can the stick of a wooden bow age and loose it's qualities? I've had a pernambuco(?) french bow with a round stick for 12 years or so, it's signed Peasold, bought in Paris. The best I thought reasonable for my wallet at the time ~300$ (my teacher's bow felt much more pleasant and easy but was way out of my league). I got it rehaired recently like I've been doing evry year for the past 4-5 years with black hair. The good feeling of new hair did not last more than a few days, and find my bow slow and I can't get the precision I am looking for. Is it possible that the stick has aged? (I bow 15 to 20 hours a week) or can the new hair be of lesser quality or set-up too loose, which makes me tighten the screw more and force the stick to be too straight and too stiff? Or is it time for me to get a better bow, though I tend to think that my technique , not my gear is what limits me? Patrick.