My practice space has a short ceiling (seven feet), and I'm six feet tall. I can't do anything about either, and as a result, the tip of my bow hits the ceiling roughly every half-hour that I practice. I could practice seated in a chair, but I prefer to stand. The problem is that I'm destroying bow tips one after another and I can't afford to keep getting them fixed by a luthier. My bows are CF (Cadenza 'Master'), so at least the sticks won't break. My first thought is that I can get some material for the tip that is stronger than faux ivory or plastic. But I was told that putting a metal tip on a CF bow might not work because metal tips are affixed with tiny screws -- is that true? What are my options here? I am willing to pay for good work (and materials) that will lead to a durable solution.
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