Well, I'll chalk it up to stupidity!! I had this bow lying around that I rarely even notice (I play 100% pizz ala Rockabilly, Americana, Bluegrass, Country Swing). So I decide last week that I want to try giving the bow a chance (all we are saying...). Since then, I had to go to the doctor for some serious wrist pain I developed as a result of improper technique with that cursed thing. AAAAArgh, I have a gig next week as well and I have this ridiculous ACE bandage on my wrist whilst the inflamation goes down. who woulda thunk it!