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Aug 13, 2019 - 5:34:57 PM
57 posts since 5/8/2019

What advantages are there of using a carbon fiber bow? Thank you!

Aug 13, 2019 - 5:51:19 PM
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2124 posts since 10/1/2008

Well .... good carbon fiber bows are less expensive than good pernambuco bows. They are also less prone to damage when dropped or bumped on a hard surface. As they are cut on computer controlled lathes from manufactured materials the results, balance , flexability, weight are fairly close from one to another of the same model. R/

Aug 14, 2019 - 3:02:45 AM
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201 posts since 10/28/2014

yup, price, consistency and durability (I'm terrible for knocking my bow against things, mostly other fiddlers, but also occasionally animate objects as well).

Aug 14, 2019 - 7:31:55 AM
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The main advantages are durability and resistance to weather. A wood bow, like any wooden object, is at the mercy of humidity levels.

Aug 16, 2019 - 7:00:08 AM

AZJohnB

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200 posts since 6/27/2007

Actually, even a carbon fiber bow will be somewhat at the mercy of humidity levels as the horsehair will adsorb moisture.

Aug 17, 2019 - 4:36:39 AM

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quote:
Originally posted by AZJohnB

Actually, even a carbon fiber bow will be somewhat at the mercy of humidity levels as the horsehair will adsorb moisture.


Agreed.  Was only responding on the variables of carbon fiber vs. wood since both would of course have horsehair.

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