04-12-2012, 02:22 PM
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  • Johnny
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Thought this was a great video comparing wet shaving to cartridge shaving. Enjoy


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 04-12-2012, 03:16 PM
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  • gijames
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sweet!

Thanks for sharing!

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 04-12-2012, 05:32 PM
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Awesome video! Thanks for sharing.

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 04-12-2012, 05:54 PM
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  • Songwind
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It was a good video, but I didn't like the way the creator equated cartridges with canned foam and traditional razors with brush/soap.

It's perfectly possible to use a cartridge razor and a traditional lather product. You can use them with good prep. You can use a DE with canned gel.

It was just a bit too black and white for me, and really the argument is in two parts. Modern speed and convenience culture versus traditional products and prep is one. Razor types and costs is another.

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 04-12-2012, 07:19 PM
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  • Johnny
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Well, I think the reason it's so black and white can be attributed to Gillette themselves. They push their multi-blade razors and their canned goo. In the past week alone I've seen dozens of shaving commercials and even the electric Norelco commercials pushed canned cream for their wet/dry razors.

Most young people think that's all there is, multi-blade razors, canned cream/gel, and electric.

You are correct, you can use brush and soap with a multi-blade or you can use a DE with canned cream or gel, but why would you want to do either.

I have never used a multi-blade or disposable razor, nor have I ever use a canned product, and never have any intentions of doing so.

But as we all say, YMMV.

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 04-12-2012, 09:29 PM
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Great video, Johnny!

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 04-13-2012, 03:39 AM
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Interesting video, but very black and white. I still think I'll send it to a couple of guys I've been trying to get to switch over Wink

(04-12-2012, 07:19 PM)Johnny Wrote: You are correct, you can use brush and soap with a multi-blade or you can use a DE with canned cream or gel, but why would you want to do either.

I used brush and cream (both Body Shop) along with a cartridge razor - just couldn't live with the irritation I got from the canned foam. Still never knew what a really good shave was until I switched to DE though Biggrin

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 04-13-2012, 05:52 AM
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  • TexBilly
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Nice. And to the "bias" portrayed, well, this is a traditional wetshaving community, after all...

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 04-13-2012, 06:08 AM
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  • Songwind
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(04-13-2012, 05:52 AM)texbilly Wrote: Nice. And to the "bias" portrayed, well, this is a traditional wetshaving community, after all...

True, but the video seemed to be going for an educational and/or persuasive vibe, which suggests that the traditional wet shaving community is possibly not the intended audience.

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 04-13-2012, 06:14 AM
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  • Johnny
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(04-13-2012, 06:08 AM)Songwind Wrote:
(04-13-2012, 05:52 AM)texbilly Wrote: Nice. And to the "bias" portrayed, well, this is a traditional wetshaving community, after all...

True, but the video seemed to be going for an educational and/or persuasive vibe, which suggests that the traditional wet shaving community is possibly not the intended audience.

I don't think the "traditional" wet shaving community is the intended audience. It it directed at the young 16-25 year old that thinks the only way to shave is with whatever Gillette or Norelco tells them to use.

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 04-13-2012, 09:18 AM
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  • freddy
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Wow, I can really agree with both sides of the discussion that has come up here. One pertinent thing that I believe was left out (deliberately?) was the fact that for the average wet shaver the bulk, though not all, of the hardware/software needed will have to come from the internet as bricks and mortar shops tend to cater to the cartridge and can crowd.

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 04-15-2012, 02:57 PM
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I offered my dad my single edge razor..he declined and told me his eye and hand coordination isn't very good..so he is keeping his Mach3 blades

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 04-16-2012, 09:54 AM
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  • slantman
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A very good presentation. We all generally agree that wet shaving is superior to cartridge.

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 04-20-2012, 07:22 PM
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  • wlmcad
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Excellent video, well done!

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 04-21-2012, 10:44 PM
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  • GregDR
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Nice video! I've been searching for a video like this to show a few people.

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 04-27-2012, 11:53 AM
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(04-12-2012, 02:22 PM)Johnny Wrote: Thought this was a great video comparing wet shaving to cartridge shaving. Enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oLHAGfRa...r_embedded

Cool video. Someone put in an awful lot of work.

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 06-24-2012, 05:11 PM
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  • PAW
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Thanks for sharing

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