02-19-2013, 07:55 AM
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Last night I needed to shave and I have been meaning to make a couple videos at Andrew's request. Since I needed to shave anyway I decided to do it all; load, lather, & shave.

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  • EverReady Streamline
  • Martin de Candre - Savon À Raser (33)
  • E7 Scarlett + WSP HMW 23/50
  • Krampert's Finest Menthol - Test Bottle B (not shown)

This is my first attempt at videoing my shave so I don't do a great job of allowing you to see, but I still think it's decent for a first attempt. I also know that I go over some areas without lather, but I assure you that my skin was super slick just from remnants of the lather thanks to a great UltraLather. I look forward to learning from this if anyone has tips. I also hope that this may be of help to others.

Thanks again for watching. I know it's not terribly easy to look at my ugly mug for 10+ minutes! Winky Tongue

Streamline & UltraLather Shave:

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 02-19-2013, 08:03 AM
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  • celar36
  • Enjoying Life 1 shave at time
  • London, UK
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Thank you for that:sbathroom_grooming_shaving_100-100:

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 02-19-2013, 09:17 AM
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Thanks for posting the video, Brian!

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 02-19-2013, 09:49 AM
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  • tgutc
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  • Michigan
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Thank you that was very good.

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 02-19-2013, 10:00 AM
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  • MickToley
  • Hi, I'm Mike and I'm a shave soap addict
  • Brooklyn, NY
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Great video, Brian. I enjoyed it. Cool

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 02-19-2013, 03:37 PM
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Nice video Brian, also excellent razor you have there.

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 02-19-2013, 04:05 PM
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  • slantman
  • Expert Shaver
  • Leesburg, Florida
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Fantastic Brian. You are a natural at making a shaving video.
I love the WSP brush.

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 02-19-2013, 04:56 PM
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Fine job Brian!

You mentioned in the "Can't escape bumps..." thread about having plenty of slickness for multiple times over the same site... That's one of the reasons I've never posted a video showing this. Unless someone has tried an UL they might just think we were espousing a no-no. But yes, there is plenty of slickness remaining so that if someone uses perfect technique it's possible to go over the same area again w/o visible lather. If there is any doubt, one drop of water makes it super slick all over again.

I just thought I should make that point so that there wasn't any misunderstanding. Brian isn't doing anything dangerous or iffy in the video. Nor is he a "bad boy" for doing that w/o visible lather. Noobs might not want to try it, but experienced folks with their technique firmly nailed down certainly can once they can make an ultralather.

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 02-19-2013, 07:29 PM
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  • Songwind
  • Soap Slinger & Scuttle Pusher
  • Burnsville, MN
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Nice vid!

Next time you have to talk.

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 02-19-2013, 07:31 PM
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(02-19-2013, 07:29 PM)Songwind Wrote: Nice vid!

Next time you have to talk.

NEVA! Biggrin

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 02-19-2013, 08:16 PM
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(02-19-2013, 07:29 PM)Songwind Wrote: Nice vid!

Next time you have to talk.

at least he left the sound on for this video. Tongue

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 02-19-2013, 08:19 PM
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(02-19-2013, 08:16 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(02-19-2013, 07:29 PM)Songwind Wrote: Nice vid!

Next time you have to talk.

at least he left the sound on for this video. Tongue

I didn't feel like taking the time to move it to my computer so I could use iMovie to remove the sound. Too many steps, so I just stayed quiet instead (made sure to add in some awkward eye contact, smilies, and of course some Thumbup covered in lather). Cool

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 02-19-2013, 08:56 PM
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  • savagejoerude
  • If you ain't a LOSER, you ain't livin'!!
  • New Orleans USA
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Great vid Brian to show the Ultra lather technique. That is exactly what I've been doing. I used VdH last night and it worked great.

I also thought about those who are hooked on sticks. IMHO when you use a stick you almost are FORCED to create an Ultra lather. That is as long as you add the water slowly. That may be why those guys are sold on sticks. I only have tried one stick and that is an Arko that was PIF'ed to me and I must say that I like it. I'll do a test with it in the AM...

Only one complaint about the vid.... YOU TALK TOO MUCH..... LOL Keep up the good work my friend. The effort is very much appreciated....

Happy Shaves !!!

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 02-20-2013, 03:27 AM
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  • MikekiM
  • Senior Member
  • Long Island, NY
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Great first time effort!!

Gotta say, I enjoy seeing the technique others use for making lather..

I second the motion for narration in your next movie. Or the Little Rascals theme for a sound track or something.

;-)

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 02-20-2013, 03:59 AM
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  • EHV
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  • Milford,PA
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Very nice! Thank you for this Brian.

I have a serious jones now for a Streamline....!

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 02-20-2013, 08:12 AM
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Nice video. Congratulations.

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 02-20-2013, 12:08 PM
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  • blzrfn
  • Butterscotch Bandit
  • Vancouver USA
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Sure, make an ultralather with MdC, way to step out on a limb there. Tongue

I have been attempting to face lather creams this week and its a bit different finding the sweet spot as compared to soaps. I think its best to start out with a bit more than I think I will need because once you start building the lather with the brush its easier to add a bit of water than a bit more cream. So far I think I prefer bowl lathering for creams, but I'm going to stick it out for the rest of the week because overall I prefer to face lather every shave.

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 02-20-2013, 03:56 PM
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(02-20-2013, 12:08 PM)blzrfn Wrote: Sure, make an ultralather with MdC, way to step out on a limb there. Tongue

I have been attempting to face lather creams this week and its a bit different finding the sweet spot as compared to soaps. I think its best to start out with a bit more than I think I will need because once you start building the lather with the brush its easier to add a bit of water than a bit more cream. So far I think I prefer bowl lathering for creams, but I'm going to stick it out for the rest of the week because overall I prefer to face lather every shave.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. MdC isn't a tough example, but it's all I want to shave with lately. I'll get another UL face lather video done with Mike's Natural Soaps since there has been a few threads lately about lathering it.

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 02-20-2013, 05:18 PM
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(02-20-2013, 03:56 PM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(02-20-2013, 12:08 PM)blzrfn Wrote: Sure, make an ultralather with MdC, way to step out on a limb there. Tongue

I have been attempting to face lather creams this week and its a bit different finding the sweet spot as compared to soaps. I think its best to start out with a bit more than I think I will need because once you start building the lather with the brush its easier to add a bit of water than a bit more cream. So far I think I prefer bowl lathering for creams, but I'm going to stick it out for the rest of the week because overall I prefer to face lather every shave.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. MdC isn't a tough example, but it's all I want to shave with lately. I'll get another UL face lather video done with Mike's Natural Soaps since there has been a few threads lately about lathering it.

Mike's makes a great UL. Albeit a more difficult one to lather up. The results make the effort worthwhile though.

DRH is another good one.

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 02-20-2013, 06:01 PM
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English soaps & my water don't get along well. They are too much effort for me. All I have left is some remnants of MWF which I could attempt, though it might not be pretty.

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