Question by: JeromeSeppelt
Answer by: Vi Wickam
There are 2 common causes for bouncing bow. Often there is a combination of the 2 at play.
- Your bow is too tight.
- You have tension in your bow arm.
If your bow is too tight, that’s an easy one to fix. You should still have some bend or camber in the bow when it is fully tightened. The space between the bow and the hair should be about that of a pencil.
And, if your bow arm is good and relaxed, you will still be able to pull a nice smooth bow stroke even when your bow is too tight.
Tension is the enemy of a smooth and relaxed bow arm. To improve this situation, I recommend doing the 5 minute bow exercise. I would also do the Frog-Tip exercise.
They are both in the zen bowing exercises series.
If you do the 5 minute bow every day for 2 weeks, I promise you will notice a difference.
Let me know how it goes!