04-15-2013, 02:15 AM
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Ive been curious about this razor and RAD is calling my name. I didn't really enjoy the 34c HD and preferred both EJ89 and Weber Arc. I also like Ikon OC and a 1934 Aristocrat. Is the Progress an adjustable 34C or is this a different beast? Thanks for your opinions

joe

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 04-15-2013, 05:06 AM
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  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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I am not sure if the Progress is an adjustable HD but you can set it from mild to aggressive at the turn of a knob. One thing the Progress does is when a blade is loaded its bent a lot if that means anything I am not sure but the shaves are extremely good.

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 04-15-2013, 07:35 AM
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  • Attila
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  • Vancouver, Canada
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I love my Progress. I even like the retro plastic knob on it! I think it gives the razor character. The shaves the razor gives are undeniably fantastic.

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 04-15-2013, 10:32 AM
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To answer the question it is a totally different design. Large gutters for removal of lather and an infinite ability to adjust the blade from 1 to 6. No clicks or stops at the numbers. If you can't get a good shave from the Progress your technique might need some work.

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 04-15-2013, 12:04 PM
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I just received my Mergress XL Long Handle and look forward to trying it next week Smile

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 04-15-2013, 12:07 PM
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Thanks everybody for your replies, looks like I have to do it!

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 04-15-2013, 05:03 PM
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I didn't like the 34C and the Progress is my favorite razor.

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 04-15-2013, 05:44 PM
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Personally I don't care for it, but YMMV.

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 04-15-2013, 05:50 PM
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  • matloffm
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  • Culver City, CA
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I highly recommend the Progress. One of my favorite razors. Wish I had gotten one for my first DE (got a 34HD instead). Adjusts from very mild to very aggressive. Lots of audio feedback. Love shaving with it.

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 04-15-2013, 07:45 PM
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Different razors, all together. The Progress is a more versatile razor than the 34C and a smoother shaver, in my opinion.
Go get yourself one.

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 04-15-2013, 08:23 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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I have the Mergress and the Mergress XL. I owned the Progress, but sold it.

Whatever configuration you buy, it's a great razor.

I love the extra weight, length and girth of the XL (which is the standard length handle, with a longer knob). This is my preferred option.

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 04-15-2013, 08:38 PM
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Thanks again to all for advice. Ordered the Progress XL and hope to try by Friday

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 04-16-2013, 09:57 AM
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Progress was my first DE and is a great razor. the adjustability is a useful feature.

the only other adjustable DE available new is the Futur, and i prefer it over the Progress. it can't go quite as mild but overall yields a more satisfying shave.

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