06-10-2015, 02:08 PM
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  • e-dub
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  • right brain: bna. left brain: dtw.
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here's one of my brushes, a favorite for a long time, really. it's a rooney super that looks like 2 band hair to me, have a look:

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i bought this brush secondhand on another buy/sell/trade ages ago and haven't been able to get/find many details about it. i don't see many rooney 2 band supers out there, i'm wondering if anyone here has any, as well, and what they can tell me about it? your opinion is cool, too. i think the thing is fantastic. good density, though not chokingly dense. no scritch to speak of, tips are nice and soft, too.

anyway, like i said, looking to see if anyone else knows about these knots. thanks, everyone!

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 06-10-2015, 02:25 PM
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  • blzrfn
  • Butterscotch Bandit
  • Vancouver USA
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Rooney offered many brushes in the two-band Super line but were discontinued a few years back.  I have a Stubby 2XL, Highlander and Stubby 1 with this magical hair.  I wish they would come back!

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 06-10-2015, 03:02 PM
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That's a very nice knot.  I don't recall seeing a Rooney with a bulb knot.

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 06-10-2015, 04:54 PM
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I have only seen Rooney 2 bands with fan shaped knots.

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 06-10-2015, 05:58 PM
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  • e-dub
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yes, it's a fan. i just took the brush out of hibernation and did a couple test lathers. have a look:

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also, please don't mind the war wound at the bottom of the handle Sad

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 06-10-2015, 07:09 PM
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Definitely a 2-Band and probably the Heritage variety with 'gel-like' tips.  Lovely brush.

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 06-10-2015, 07:28 PM
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Rooney 2-band hair debuted in 2011 as the new elite grade after the Finest grade had been discontinued in 2009/2010. I don't know how many batches they released, but I am aware of at least two. The original 2011 batch had the famous gel tips. This batch's dark band is a little bit on the browner side vs a typical black 2-band. The final 2-band batch at around 2013 had more of a black band and did not actually have gel tips. I own brushes from each of these and I love both. I may love the later batch slightly more than the gel tip batch because I like my knot to have some scrub.

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 06-10-2015, 08:19 PM
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  • Shanman
  • Reserve Collection Squirrel Hair
  • NE Florida
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I would love to have my old size 2 gel tip beehive back. Only brush I still pine for. Hindsight. I even had Lee recreate it last year and unfortunately it wasn't even remotely close...

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 06-10-2015, 08:49 PM
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Rob, I must have had the batch from 2011 as the 2-Band Rooney 1XL, 2XL and 3XL I had were all 'gel-like' tips. Fantastic brushes and I wish I hadn't sold the 2 & 3XL. Oh, well! Such is life.  Biggrin

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