something I've been recently noticing, and focusing on is the amount of the time I spend on bowing close to the frog.
The earliest one, few years ago was to downbow, right from the ferrule at different speeds. I've also went multiple techniques in that region.
Now, my main focus is downbowing, starting at fff, essentially, ATTACK! I try both on string, or off string start, and off string I find is more of what I want to work on. Here's a strange thing. The bow gets flexed so much to the extent, it feels like the bow has flipped upside-down in my hand. Basically, I can feel the bow temporally bending.
Maybe I am getting more sensitive, and noticing the bow flexing more, or, am I damaging the bow at this point?
This has been happening to my newest(and best) bow. I don't bother trying this with my secondary bow, because it is lighter, and too soft.
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