Magazine article Strings

Strings Trade

Magazine article Strings

Strings Trade

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CodaBow brings the best and the brightest to its Diamond Collection

HYBRID VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS aren't the only ones replacing popular product lines with highperformance models powered by cutting-edge technologies. CodaBow a pioneer in carbon-fiber bow making, has launched a new generation of bows that has made its old models obsolete. The new Diamond Collection professional bows look different on the outside - the diamondweave pattern of carbon -fiber fabric is clearly visible, hence the Diamond series name - and they're different on the inside.

The old CodaBows had a simple carbon-fiber core; the interior of a Diamond bow sports an "acoustic core" of advanced composite materials engineered to deliver the desired acoustic and handling properties of each model. The visual aesthetics of the bows have taken on a classic look and the playing characteristics have become more refined. "It was an evolutionary step, for sure," says Jeff Van Fossen, a Princeton-trained mechanical and aerospace engineer who serves as the designer and public face of CodaBow.

Despite the changes in product lines, he says, CodaBow's mission has not changed: the company remains committed to using state-of-the-art materials, traditional bow-making know-how, and design technology to manufacture bows that incorporate technological advancements.

The Winona, Minnesota-based company, founded in 1993, was the brainchild of pioneering materials scientist Stan Prosen, "the grandfather of composites." His career reaches back to World War II. …

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