07-12-2012, 07:58 AM
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  • Balj86
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  • Maryland USA
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So after a long time, i finally got a Vie Long Super/White badger dos bandas! Its the Vie Long 16650 and was at awesome price for July 4th. I truly do love my SOC 2Band and wanted another one. This thing is a looker with 24mm knot with a 53mm loft. Almost the same dimensions as my SOC. Can't wait to test lather and actually use it for my shave tomorrow morning. Thank you for taking the time and reading this. Have a great day Friends!

   

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 07-12-2012, 08:06 AM
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  • Tonality
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  • Boston
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Beautiful looking brush! I'd love to read your review of it once you used it a few times, especially as compaired to the SOC.

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 07-12-2012, 08:30 AM
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  • xraygun
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That is very nice looking hair.

Please let us know how it performs!

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 07-12-2012, 09:20 AM
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  • Balj86
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  • Maryland USA
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Will do. ill try to put post bloom pics up as well!

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 07-12-2012, 09:55 AM
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That's a nice looking brush!

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 07-12-2012, 10:03 AM
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  • MaxP
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Excellent Acquisition!

Congrats. And please post how it performs for you.

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 07-12-2012, 10:40 AM
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That's quite a looker.

Looking forward to hearing how it performs.

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 07-12-2012, 04:55 PM
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The SOC 2 band is a fine brush - I've been using mine for the past week and it tears into a puck of Harris like nobody's business.

Curious how this brush compares - very sharp looker.

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 07-12-2012, 05:07 PM
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Nice looking brush!

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 07-12-2012, 10:53 PM
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  • Teiste
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You are gonna be surprised about how good that two band badger hair performs.Biggrin

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 07-13-2012, 05:30 AM
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  • Balj86
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(07-12-2012, 10:53 PM)Teiste Wrote: You are gonna be surprised about how good that two band badger hair performs.Biggrin

I quite am surprised about how this brush performs! When I test lathered my intial thoughts were I wish I lowered the loft a little more to make it dense. This is third 2 band SB I have purchased and its the softest. I didn't find it scritchy which I was afraid of and its way opposite to that. It does have sufficient backbone but kind of has this spring effect to it. I do wish Vie Long packed it a little more but it is what it is. It would be absolutely perfect if it was packed dense and loft was about 2-3mm shorter. But overall it is an all round luxury brush!

   

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 07-13-2012, 12:17 PM
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  • Teiste
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(07-13-2012, 05:30 AM)Balj86 Wrote:
(07-12-2012, 10:53 PM)Teiste Wrote: You are gonna be surprised about how good that two band badger hair performs.Biggrin

I quite am surprised about how this brush performs! When I test lathered my intial thoughts were I wish I lowered the loft a little more to make it dense. This is third 2 band SB I have purchased and its the softest. I didn't find it scritchy which I was afraid of and its way opposite to that. It does have sufficient backbone but kind of has this spring effect to it. I do wish Vie Long packed it a little more but it is what it is. It would be absolutely perfect if it was packed dense and loft was about 2-3mm shorter. But overall it is an all round luxury brush!

In foroafeitado released a custom brush with this handle and people are very pleased with it.However,it was a 20 mm knot with a 50 mm loft :

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 07-14-2012, 08:21 PM
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i hope you are enjoying the new brush.

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 07-15-2012, 12:55 AM
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That's a very sexy brush indeed!

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 07-15-2012, 01:00 AM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Congratulations on your fine acquisition, use in good health!

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 07-16-2012, 03:24 AM
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  • Balj86
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  • Maryland USA
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This is quite a nice brush. I used it along with MdC for yesterdays and shave which whipped lather with no effort. Like I mentioned before, if I reduced by 2mm that would be the sweet spot but other than that, this brush is very luxurious!

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