Keep trying. Couple things to think about, the Boar soaks up water, so you may have to add more water when you are actually lathering. Also, when you think you have enough soap loaded, load that much again. You have to be a little more forceful with a boar as well. It is just a different tool. Also, I believe the 10098 is one of the "Pro" brushes. They are pretty densely packed, and take a little more time and work to break in. If you feel you are not getting lather that is adequate to shave with, just run practice lathers with it. Make sure you let it dry completely so the end of the hairs will start to split. That's when it will really start to shine. And don't be afraid to get a little rougher with it than you do a badger, they can take a little more firm hand. Dig that thing into the soap, and when you move to the bowl, don't be afraid to mash it down and "splay" the bristles out. Keep working on it and you will be happy in a couple of weeks.