I have a question about proper bow technique. First, let me say that I am taking lessons from a professional section player. However, he plays French style. My question has to do with wrist flexibility and proper German grip. I have looked at pictures (Gary Karr in Smandle for example) and watched orchestra players in action and it looks like the end of the stick passes between the crook of thier hand (the low spot between the thumb and first finger) and thier first knuckle. However, this seems to lock the hand to the bow and reduce flexibility. If I allow the end of the stick to pass between the first and second knuckle of the first finger, there is much more flexibility in the wrist, but I practically drop the dang bow like this! I think this is an improper way to hold it. Which way is correct? And is the wrist more rigid in German style than French? My teacher is a fantastic player and has really helped me to understand alot about playing bass, but I think he really doesn't know alot about German bow technique. I'm considering going to another teacher only to resolve this problem. Appreciate any words of wisdom.