• Your Crystals Are Safer
Turns out silicone is naturally resin resistant. Although any contact will disrupt your trichomes, the brushing technique displaces fewer crystals than typical speed scissor trimming. When you brush, you hold the stalk, limiting handling. When trimming with scissors at a typical pace, buds get handled more heavily resulting in finger hash.
• Scissor Trimming is Intense
There's a night and day difference between the flowy practice of brushing and the concentration and precision required to trim purely with scissors. Brushing is easy on your eyes, hands, and brain. Trim a shift with each and compare end-of-day energy levels.
• Less Finger Residue
When brushing, most unwanted material is removed while holding the stalk, limiting contact with nuggets. When using scissors exclusively you have to handle each bud separately resulting in heavy resin build up on your gloves which are then thrown away. Through the process of cut > rotate > grab > repeat, a good deal of sap is released creating highly sticky conditions.
• Intended Use
If you love trimming, and you want the best possible results, surgically trimming with scissors is going to be your best bet. Cultivators must make the choice between machine and hand trimming. Machine trimming has high upfront costs, decreased quality, but is fast. Traditional hand trimming can preserve quality if done carefully, but is the slowest method and comes at a premium cost. Using the brushing system, especially the assembly line method, preserves quality, improves speed, lowers costs, and is overall just more enjoyable.
• Basting Brush?
Before designing CannaBrush we tried every silicone brush we could get our hands on. Most are unusable. A few of them kinda work but are still too flaccid for comfort. The bristles are too thin and long. The answer? Stubby paddles and a curved handle. Brushes last a long time.
• Glorious Paddles
Unlike tubular bristles which are inexpensive to manufacture, paddles are produced through a molding process. The paddles are wide which increases surface area and makes them grabby.