MarkBouquet

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  1. I was reading your post on carbon fiber bows, I am thinking about getting one, can I get a reasonably good one for around $400, if so what brand do you suggest , and is it better to try them out or is a home trial feasible, thanks if you find the time to reply kevin   

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      MarkBouquet

      Yes, at that price point carbon fiber bows are usually better than wood.

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  2. I was reading your post on carbon fiber bows, I am thinking about getting one, can I get a reasonably good one for around $400, if so what brand do you suggest , and is it better to try them out or is a home trial feasible, thanks if you find the time to reply kevin   

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      MarkBouquet

      Hi Kevin,

      it's increasingly conceded that at your $400 price point carbon fiber bows are likely to outperform wood. So yes, I'd say they're worth investigating. And should you trial the bows? Of course. I've dealt with Shar, Fiddlershop and Johnson Strings over the years, and they've all been helpful and easy to work with. You can get all of them to send you an assortment of bows in your price range with no obligation. The more you can get in hand, the better.

      A Codabow Diamond NX is right at your price point. JonPaul has several models under $400. And Shar's own Presto brand also has several models in your price range. There's also the new Musing C3, which is just outside of your price limit, but worth trying, I think. Musing bows, made by Arcus, are a radical concept  in bow design, being very light and very strong, but they might work for you.

      Just take advantage of the previously mentioned dealers willingness to work with you, and get as many bows in hand as you reasonably can. Try them, but don't feel like you have to buy any of them. Good luck and have fun!

      Mark

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