My boars can't compete with my Silvertip either.
So much so I can remember the last time I used it
Honestly, that's how I'm leaning now. The boar has a FIRMNESS and density, that I haven't found in badger. I just built a TGN 22m finest knot, w/extra hair into a custom brush, 48mm loft, that is nice, but kind of "springy". I get a similar level of softness at the tips with boar, but a firmer overall feel. I just want to reach for the Semogue.