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  • Johnny
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 05-01-2014, 08:39 PM
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  • Agravic
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 05-01-2014, 08:44 PM
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(05-01-2014, 08:39 PM)Agravic Wrote: No ... Huh

There, I fixed it. Wink

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 05-01-2014, 09:29 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I think that is called jumping the shark.

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 05-02-2014, 02:10 AM
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  • ben74
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"Just like any other morning..."




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 05-02-2014, 02:15 AM
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(05-01-2014, 08:44 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(05-01-2014, 08:39 PM)Agravic Wrote: No ... Huh

There, I fixed it. Wink

No ... Scared

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 05-02-2014, 03:58 AM
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Wow, a Dyson for the face...ah, ah, ah, ah.Huh

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 05-02-2014, 05:48 AM
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Carrying it to the extreme.


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 05-02-2014, 05:50 AM
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Ummm ... no thanks ... Rolleyes

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 05-02-2014, 07:48 AM
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Everybody wants to be an actor. 1.42 minutes just opening the package. I will pass.

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 05-02-2014, 10:09 AM
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I do get what they're going for, but no flexible head (or ball Biggrin) is a replacement for proper shaving preparation and technique.

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 05-02-2014, 10:33 AM
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(05-02-2014, 10:09 AM)TheMonk Wrote: I do get what they're going for, but no flexible head (or ball Biggrin) is a replacement for proper shaving preparation and technique.

You are absolutely correct. This is one reason I cannot convert my youngest son away from the Gillette carts. I do have my oldest son using a Schick Injector but neither are interested is a DE razor.

To each their own I guess. At least I finally got both converted to soap and brush.

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 05-02-2014, 10:47 AM
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(05-02-2014, 10:33 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(05-02-2014, 10:09 AM)TheMonk Wrote: I do get what they're going for, but no flexible head (or ball Biggrin) is a replacement for proper shaving preparation and technique.

You are absolutely correct. This is one reason I cannot convert my youngest son away from the Gillette carts. I do have my oldest son using a Schick Injector but neither are interested is a DE razor.

To each their own I guess. At least I finally got both converted to soap and brush.

That's probably the most important part of all anyway, Johnny. I believe a proper shaving soap/cream, decent brush and good aftershave are even more important than the razor itself, in terms of skin care. The razor just allows for a closer and more enjoyable shave, IMO.

Also, a few people do say that after gaining proper technique with a DE, they can actually achieve a very good shave with a cartridge razor.

Personally, I could NEVER get a BBS shave with a cartridge razor, and so I've never used one again after starting to properly shave with a decent razor (be it DE, SE, shavette or straight). I honestly see no point in regressing, but that's just me.

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 05-02-2014, 06:31 PM
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I was able to see and hold one of these razors this evening at the AOS store in the mall. $125.00 is the price. Being a guy makes me interested in gadgets, and this is a dandy. The young lady at the store was impressive because of her low key sales approach, and her knowledge. I saw her sell a nice brush, and who knows what else to a fellow. They have a sink and cabinet with running water, etc., right in the center of the store, and she gave him good instructions on how to use the brush as she hand lathered AOS unscented shaving cream on the demonstrator brush.

She showed me two razors, when it came my turn to be waited upon, the one that had caught my eye was called a Gillette Body. It's $95.00, very stylish and unexpected from Gillette. It looks a lot like the white handled cartridge that Johnny has reviewed above somewhere. Very solid and ergonomic. I like it, but I think the AOS Gillette razors are priced up-market, and I can probably wait a while to get one somewhere else at a moderate price. It takes "Gillette Body" 3 blade cartridges, also sold at the store. When I asked her, she stated that the Body can be used to shave body parts other than the face. The box the cartridges come in is labeled "For Men". She says they'll be selling the cartridges in the usual retail stores, alongside the Fusion, etc. It's a man's razor, but she said she uses one, and the cartridges last her three months.

Then she handed me the Fusion Power Ball and demonstrated how it swivels in use. They'll definitely sell some of these. Pretty cool, especially if you're not jaded and are still wide-eyed and naive about all of these (other, older, simpler) razors that harken back to the beginning of time. This Power Ball has some fascinating gadgetry-appeal going for it.

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 05-02-2014, 06:37 PM
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Gary, that body razor handle is made by Bolin Webb and it is the black version of the handle I have. $70.00 at Fendrihan.com

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 05-02-2014, 06:49 PM
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Yeah, Johnny, I was just now reading your remarks about the Bolin Webb and the cartridges. Very interesting new design.

It appears I was somewhat misinformed when I posted above. Thanks to Johnny, I have come to the conclusion that the "Gillette Body" is NOT what I saw at AOS. The cartridges were Body, but the razor was possibly made by Bolin Webb for AOS/Gillette. There is a Gillette razor called the Body, but it is clearly not the razor I saw.

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 05-02-2014, 07:31 PM
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At the rate Gillette is charging for this "inovation", DE's are going to look very reasonable.

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 05-03-2014, 02:23 AM
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(05-02-2014, 07:31 PM)freddy Wrote: At the rate Gillette is charging for this "inovation", DE's are going to look very reasonable.


Even the stainless steel ones! Biggrin

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 05-03-2014, 03:30 AM
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(05-02-2014, 06:49 PM)brothers Wrote: Yeah, Johnny, I was just now reading your remarks about the Bolin Webb and the cartridges. Very interesting new design.

It appears I was somewhat misinformed when I posted above. Thanks to Johnny, I have come to the conclusion that the "Gillette Body" is NOT what I saw at AOS. The cartridges were Body, but the razor was possibly made by Bolin Webb for AOS/Gillette. There is a Gillette razor called the Body, but it is clearly not the razor I saw.

Gary, is this the razor you saw?

http://www.theartofshaving.com/Body-Razo...y-grooming

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 05-03-2014, 05:02 AM
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Yes! That's it. So I guess it's "The Art of Shaving Body Razor by Bolin Webb" I wasn't wrong, but this isn't the Body Razor on sale by Gillette, either.

(05-03-2014, 03:30 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(05-02-2014, 06:49 PM)brothers Wrote: Yeah, Johnny, I was just now reading your remarks about the Bolin Webb and the cartridges. Very interesting new design.

It appears I was somewhat misinformed when I posted above. Thanks to Johnny, I have come to the conclusion that the "Gillette Body" is NOT what I saw at AOS. The cartridges were Body, but the razor was possibly made by Bolin Webb for AOS/Gillette. There is a Gillette razor called the Body, but it is clearly not the razor I saw.

Gary, is this the razor you saw?

http://www.theartofshaving.com/Body-Razo...y-grooming

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