I received a white hank, which irks me because I asked for black. The white hair is almost pefectly transparent, and it's a bit freaky.
Better with rosin on it, however.
It was a lot of fun to work with. The ends burn so clean it almost looks like a factory job. I don't even think it's necessary to use rosin powder on the ends, but I still did for tradition's sake.
The hair is also really easy to untangle in case you have a mishap (which I did, trying to remove the excess...).
Sadly, you can't soak the hair (hydrophobic), so that makes it a bit tricky to get an even band. No matter what I do, I have a couple of hairs that hang loose on the outward side, despite that side getting pulled back when you wedge the hair in the frog. But that's probably just down to my skill as a rehairer. Oh well.
The hair felt a bit slippery with just my usual pops rosin, but after adding a thick layer of some other light rosin I had, it really started to shine. The reviews were right—it is a very articulate sound. Sharp and even and defined, with a lot of grip.
Some other stuff:
The hair is really strong. I can't imagine breaking even a single one through normal use, because it's tough to break with my hands!
It's obviously not horsehair. It's bright and shiny. But that's not necessarily bad. It looks nice in its own way.
It's perfectly even along its length, so you can string up your bow however and it sounds the same (unlike horsehair, which has a strong end and a weak end). I find this makes it a bit easier to play with, too.
Since it's basically completely smooth, I think a Coruss rehair might be one-and-done job. You can probably just clean it with spirits every so often and leave it on your bow forever.
Overall, I like it. I think I'll consider string all my bows with Coruss from now on.Tweet
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