The Revelle Raven Bass Bows are an excellent option for advancing students and developing players who have outgrown their student grade bow and wish to move on to a carbon fiber option. These bows play really well, with excellent balance.
We previously had these bows sporting Coruss synthetic hair, but now all Raven bows come with a standard white (non-bleached) genuine horsehair.
This bow has a lively, well-balanced feel and responds really well in the hand. It has a solid black carbon fiber stick, and it will not warp or lose camber.
The French Bow has a fully-lined frog, and the German bow has a half-lined frog (as is the convention on nice bows). The plate on the tip is made of metal for durability.
I weighed a representative pair of these bows, and the French bow came in at 134g, while the German was (as expected) a few grams heavier at 142g. I expect the weights to be very consistent, as these are carbon fiber bows, and therefore the material is of a consistent mass and the shape is not hand-carved, but rather molded.
This bow is a wonderful choice for a student who'd graduating from a cheapie bow that's holding them back - this will be a marked improvement in playability and tone, while still being durable enough for a typical teenager.