YaQi 24mm 'Tuxedo' Synthetic

Soft as in no backbone?
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.
 
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.
 
What is the glue bump like?
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.
 
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.


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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.


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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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