Two years ago I have had the chance to try a selection of Arcus bows. In a blind test I found the bow that is just ideal for me.
Today I can't help laughing when somebody talks about "less" sound, "very unusual material" and "does not match the standards" of bow making. I think we should better talk about progress, beautiful sound, extreme durability and protecting nature.
There are always new products, materials and ideas, but only Arcus managed to establish a true alternative. Maybe the bow was not re-invented by Arcus, but they succeeded in using this new material for a complete overhaul, certainly due after centuries.
If you have the courage for something new, in an Arcus you will not find a new bow but a new friend, with whom you can explore the most intimate moments in your music.