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YaQi 24mm 'Tuxedo' Synthetic

Discussion in 'Shaving Brushes' started by SeanC, Saturday August 19, 2017.

  1. I have 6 synthetic brushes and two of them are Yaqi tuxedos a 24 and a 30mm and I can confirm the fibers are defo different on the black. The softness overall is a combo of softer tips and softer fibers in their full length. It has backbone but not as much as the Yaqi tuxedo. More than a APshave cashmere and near identical to an APShave tux. The caveat that as reported the Yaqi tux's backbone is not from the amount of the fibers, the thickness of fibers or the tensile strength of the fibers, IMO its drawn from its clue bump.
     
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  2. Nalves

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    As has been already said here, the lofts might be a little shorter than stated in the product description.

    To all of you who possess Yaqi brushes, how short can this be?
    I'm just asking because I received yesterday my Yaqi Sagrada Familia, and it's surprisingly short, too short for me actually, 49mm at most, and that's the measure at the very tip of the longest single fiber.
     
  3. Nisse

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    My Yaqi, 24 mm but different model, is definitely taller than 50.
     
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  4. Nisse

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    Yaqi: higher prices in 2018 on brushes and I believe also on shipping.
     
  5. Cristobal

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    I was thinking the same the other day.
    On an other note, will they some day sell the brushes they developed shown on their FB page?
     
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  6. They have started selling them as one offs on facebook. And they will be releasing them on the ali store from march.
     
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  7. Cristobal

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    Thanks for the info. Dully noted.
     
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  8. donnie_arko

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    What is the glue bump like?
     
  9. They have just sent out a communication stating that they are doing a discount for Valentine's Day. So it seems they had boosted the prices to make the discount look even better
     
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  10. Cristobal

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    I am waiting impatiently for the release of the brush with the Bialetti/Moka pot style amber handle.
     
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  11. I got to admit that is a nice brush. Its going to be really stout tho be warned short handle and looks like could end up with a short loft
     
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  12. Nalves

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    First thing I checked as well, seems to me it's 'regular', as in not different from other brushes, you can feel it, but it's not too big nor too small, leading me to think that the knot would be in the perfect height (handle<->knot wise).

    I sent a message to Yaqi, they replied saying they started to make shorter lofts because it was requested by users, and he sent me a picture with their measurement, showing 55mm. I would say 55mm to 49mm goes a big difference, and although the fibers are very very soft, the knot won't splay the enough to get lather for the complete shave.

    Yesterday I tested it and struggled with getting enough lather for 3 passes plus touchups. Furthermore, it's so short that I ended up having almost as much lather in my hands as in the brush.

    I will take a picture with the measurement later on and post it.
     
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  13. Nisse

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  14. Nisse

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    Well, with knot set at 49 mm glue bump would be less prominent.
     
  15. Nalves

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    Here it is, 49mm. The description stated 53 +- 1mm.
    If this was a boar, wouldn't be such a problem, as I like my Semogue 620, with a 50mm loft. But the boar splays a lot, unlike this one. So although the fibers fell great, it's just too small, I'll probably end up trying to unglue it and set it a little higher.[​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my Redmi 3 using Tapatalk
     
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  16. Nisse

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    I find the easiest way with caliper is 1. measure the whole brush from top to bottom, 2. measure just handle. 3 subtract
     
  17. Nalves

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    True, also did that. 98mm total height, 49 handle, so 49 the loft.
     
  18. Nisse

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    Yay! 20%! The price hike discount thing is on over at Yaqi :)
     
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  19. donnie_arko

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    I have 4 Yaqi brushes and each one has near enough exact a loft which is 4mm shorter than advertised and a knot width 2mm wider.

    2 of the brushes are great as they have reasonable glue bumps, and the other 2 have very large and significant ones to the extent where they aren't very pleasurable to use.
     
  20. MrK1

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    Be careful when trying to unglue the knot.

    I steamed out the knot in a Razorrock Synthetic a couple of years ago and the steam melted the glue that held the bristles together and all the bristles fell out.

    Never had that problem with badger or boar knots using the same methid.
     

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