I have been learning and using the Franco-Belgian bow grip to this point and found it to feel very relaxed and "healthy". However, I am left-handed, and have always struggled to get my right hand on the same technical level as my left hand. Especially when it comes down to rhythm and string changes, no matter on which instrument, really.
After mimicking the Russian bow grip a few times for just trying it out, I have noticed that it gives me way more steadiness and control over the bow, since you hold on to it much more tightly and it feels like it "becomes one" a little more with my hand and arm.
Now I am wondering: What would be the disadvantages of using this bow grip? Are there higher risks of carpal tunnel damage, or other wrist pain? Would anyone advise against using this grip? What do the Russian bow grip users among you would say?
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