Thanks all for the responses - I have used liberal amounts of Proofhide (and nothing else) since I started using the saddle. I will try the other hints suggested and give it a go for a few hundred more miles. Ed
A Team Pro has really hard leather. I used to have one, and it took all summer to break in. I also have a two B-17 Standards and a Conquest (shorter and narrower than a Flyer). They had softer leather and broke in in about 8 hours of riding.
I just got a B-17 Imperial. It has a hard leather, and reminds me of the Team Pro. It is not that the hard leather is uncomfortable, it is just that your rump slides around a bit because it has not created any pelvic dips. The B-17 Imperial is supposed to be a B-17 Standard with a prostrate friendly cut out, but I am not finding it to be quite that. I only have 5 or 6 hours of riding on the Imperial.
So I guess you might want to know why do I have so many saddles? I started to have prostrate issues, had to retire the Team Pro and the Conquest. One of the B-17 Standards was purchased via Tom Milton, who used to resell B-17s with a cut out of his own design. Now he has a saddle of his own design. I just retired my orriginal B-17 Standard as I now need cutouts on all of my saddles, and this is being replace by the B-17 Imperial.
You have not said why you have a Team Pro or what you want to do with. Why did you pick this particular Brooks saddle?
A Brooks saddle will eventually deform to match your "back side". This is what makes it comfortable. I have met people who never can survive the Brooks saddle break in process. Tom Milton's saddle uses a different technology. The two halves of the split saddle hammock so to speak. I don't like it myself, but I have two friends that prefer it.