The new Wrist Rascal is a great teaching tool to gently train the left wrist to stay in the proper position. The collapsed left wrist, or "Pancake Wrist", is perhaps the single biggest positioning problem facing young violin and viola students. The Wrist Rascal helps to maintain proper positioning by mimicking the feel of the hand in close proximity to the heel of the instrument, as in third position, where a collapsed wrist is impossible. The student learns to work around the Wrist Rascal, and with regular use, left hand strength and flexibility will develop. The result will be a straight wrist. It can also be used as an effective support for vibrato training if one chooses to use it for that reason. It attaches to the instrument as easily as a shoulder rest by using a simple elastic band.
Sizes: Medium: 3/4-1/2 Violin or 11-13" Viola Small: 1/4-1/10 Violin