When I was looking for my first really good bass bow, I quickly discovered that this task was more than difficult. After several visits to luthiers, I couldn't really pinpoint a favorite. Especially the response of the bows was often a problem, furthermore some just felt "clumsy". The selection shipment from ARCUS quickly showed me that the bows were in a different league in terms of response and handling. It was also interesting that the bows get better and better with each new price range. In the end, I "had" to buy the S7, a higher model than I originally wanted, because this bow met all my requirements and took it up another notch.