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    For Christmas I had a gift card for AOS. I went and didn't really need anything they had to offer but ended up with their fine badger brush. I'd say its middle of the road.
    Now im not a big brush buff, I have a Simpson b4 that I bought when I started and I really like this brush. I bought the AOS brush because I wanted to try something different. Well all this being said this brush is unbelievable soft. It holds tons of water. I just don't care for it, I like the scritchy feeling of my Simpson and more back bone that my Simpson has. Any recommendations? Is there a break in period or possibly anything I can do different that might get me enjoying this brush more. Thanks gents any insight is welcome.
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    I haven't ever had a brush get more scratchy, only softer, you may just want to relegate it to something else, like duster for your keyboard , I never really like d any of AOS brushes I got in the beginning and so I got into brushes pretty hard looking for what I like. sorry this one aint for you , but that's how we find these things out Tc
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    I haven't ever had a brush get more scratchy, only softer, you may just want to relegate it to something else, like duster for your keyboard , I never really like d any of AOS brushes I got in the beginning and so I got into brushes pretty hard looking for what I like. sorry this one aint for you , but that's how we find these things out Tc
    Hey tc, lol I didn't figure it would get any more scritchy or scratchy. I guess I didn't know what I planned to find out just been using the brush in hopes I'd like it and haven't so far. Its very soft and smooth feeling on the skin I just like my b4 better.
    Yes sadly we have to try some things to find out we don't like them, I believe this is ok ne of those situations for me.
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    Sounds about like my Parker Silvertip. It is very soft and floppy. It holds tons of water which usually ends up on the mirror and counter top. It is not one of my favorites.
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    There are a couple of things you might try. You could put something around the base of the knot to reduce the loft and see if that improves the backbone. If that does what you want, then remove the knot without damaging it or the handle. After that bore the hole in the handle out to deepen it as much as you have choked up on the knot and rest the knot.

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    What he said.
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    I remember reading a post somewhere that said you could increase the backbone by sliding an o-ring (or rubber seal)
    over the handle onto the base of the knot. This would act like decreasing the height of the loft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panama60 View Post
    I remember reading a post somewhere that said you could increase the backbone by sliding an o-ring (or rubber seal)
    over the handle onto the base of the knot. This would act like decreasing the height of the loft.
    Yup, that is the one I was thinking of. Instead of O rings you could use a common whipping if you are an old sailor.

    Common Whipping | How to make a Common Whipping | Rope Care Knots

    Of course without the use of electrical tape shown in the video

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    There are a couple of things you might try. You could put something around the base of the knot to reduce the loft and see if that improves the backbone. If that does what you want, then remove the knot without damaging it or the handle. After that bore the hole in the handle out to deepen it as much as you have choked up on the knot and rest the knot.

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    Excellent idea thank you! Im going to at least give it a shot, if this fails to work im gonna have to look to get rid of it. After about a dozen uses or so I just can't get into it. Thanks fellas
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejmolitor37 View Post
    Excellent idea thank you! Im going to at least give it a shot, if this fails to work im gonna have to look to get rid of it. After about a dozen uses or so I just can't get into it. Thanks fellas

    You are welcome. Hope it works out for you.

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