Got a new brush (1st one) and it has sprouted spider legs. Actually there are a few dozen crazy hairs that are sticking out instead of up into the bloom. I tried to get an adequate picture but I could only manage to get a few of the funky hairs to show up in the shot. I wan't sure if this was normal, acceptable, or a defect. It seems the hairs on a lot of the brushed pictured on the site seem to have tight blooms. If it is or will cause a problem I would swap it for another - just not sure it it really is an issue. The brush is a fine badger from AOS.