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Thread #18751   Message #968926
Posted By: Jeri
19-Jun-03 - 06:41 AM
Thread Name: Sometimes goes limp (bow hair)
Subject: RE: Sometimes goes limp
Even though the original question was asked over 3 years ago, perhaps Hariman still has problems with his bow, or perhaps others do.

I haven't had a bow with tension problems that wasn't a bad bow. You get good wood (or a synthetic bow), properly haired, and it won't go limp. They'll get a bit flaccid, but there's still room to tighten them up.

However, one time when I was playing out on Annamill's dock on the river at night, I had a major problem with the humidity negating the effects of the rosin. It was as if someone lubricated my bow hair. I didn't, and still don't, have a clue what to do about that besides applying fresh rosin every 20 minutes or so. Or: play indoors (not as much fun) or switch to a non-friction dependant instrument such as pennywhistle.

WYS, I'd think you could make little bags for things with 1) a space blanket, 2) scissors, and 3) some environmentally stable glue. I don't think duct tape would work for this, but I haven't tried it.

(Art: "arrows with moot points" - **double-take/chuckle/shaking of head**)