GMM22 Posted January 28, 2005 Report Share Posted January 28, 2005 Everybody knows the standard things that purportedly good bow possess, such as optimum balance point, weight, tone, etc., but one characteristic not often discussed in detail is "bow tracking". I understand this to be the ability of a bow to oscillate up and down very little as the bow is smoothly drawn with some applied pressure. Bows that do not track well are often described as skitterish or nervous. My questions are many. Are there such things as very good bows in all manners except that they do not track well? Can a bow track very well and yet be undistinguished in all other regard? How important is the quality of tracking overall when considering fine bow selection? What kind of tracking qualities do the very best old French bows generally have? Any theories on what makes a bow track well? Is tracking closely connected to some other characteristic, in other words, is it usually found that bows that track well also have characteristic x? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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