I find myself double bowing more and more and finally got to thinking that shorter bows might make double bowing on fast songs easier. Sometimes the two bows would want to tangle a bit. So, I asked Rick Long if he'd make me 2 - 11" bows with horsehair and tension sliders. For my small hands they work GREAT and I absolutely LOVE them but Rick said when he tried them his hands cramped up quite quickly. Anyway, last week I had him make me a connected double mini bow set (non adjustable) just for my tenor, and find I'm really enjoying that too. So now I can triple bow w/ my minis for some songs. I'll still use my longer bows for the baritone but for the fast songs the dulcimer group plays - these minis really help me keep up!