2018: The AeroBump™ String stop
What do string stops look like today? In terms of material, a good string stop involves a lightweight rod connected to a piece of rubber. Examples of that "lightweight structural material" include a bent rod made of aluminum or a straight rod or tube made of graphite or carbon. And, finally, usually, those rods/tubes are attached to one's bow by one or multiple set screws.
Now that we know what string stops are usually like, its important to understand that the main problem that arises with traditional string stops can be described in one word: vibration. The cause of this problem however, is multi-faceted. The table below attempts to organize how and why vibration is precipitated and how the AeroBump can alleviate or even completely eliminate that vibration.