06-29-2014, 04:14 PM
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  • Mouser
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Buffing, J hooking, Gillette glide........ any here use them? tried them and found them worthless?
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 06-29-2014, 05:11 PM
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I buff, lightly, quite a bit on the wire-like whiskers in my trouble areas and it seems to work well. If I didn't do this, I would have to use 10 passes in those areas! Biggrin

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 06-29-2014, 05:35 PM
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(06-29-2014, 05:11 PM)celestino Wrote: I buff, lightly, quite a bit on the wire-like whiskers in my trouble areas and it seems to work well. If I didn't do this, I would have to use 10 passes in those areas! Biggrin

Me too, chin. Isn't a buff multiple mini-passes?

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 06-29-2014, 05:44 PM
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I do buffing most times I shave, the other two techniques I do not use

The buffing is necessary on and just above my jawline on the ATG pass.

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 06-30-2014, 05:18 AM
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Generally not, as I'm able to do ATG passes with no ill effects, and this is more than sufficient for me to wipe the slate clean, so to speak.

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 06-30-2014, 01:29 PM
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Blade buffing quite frequently. None of the others.

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 06-30-2014, 02:47 PM
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I use buffing and J Hooking on 1-2 days stubble. Otherwise I would never be even 80% DFS in 2 passes.

And I'm not a 3 pass kind of guy, so I buff and J Hook my way through life with the DE Biggrin

Ok, I admit it - I don't J Hook with my Muhle R41 2011 or R41 2013, nor with my Plisson/Joris razors.
But all the others I J Hook and Buff with Smile

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 07-01-2014, 09:42 AM
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Where can I find a description or a "how to" on these techniques mentioned.

Many Thanks!

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 07-01-2014, 10:20 AM
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(07-01-2014, 09:42 AM)Monty11 Wrote: Where can I find a description or a "how to" on these techniques mentioned.

Many Thanks!



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 07-01-2014, 11:37 AM
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That is a great video by Mantic! That is where I learned these techniques. Smile

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 07-01-2014, 11:44 AM
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I shave at an oblique angle (Gillette glide ?). I guess that was why I had trouble learning to use my Slant razor. Old habits die hard.

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 07-01-2014, 12:08 PM
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I generally use a slight bit of buffing under my jaw on each side, but that's about it. If I need a bit of clean up here or there there's usually enough lather left to do so.
I know buffing can be done properly without relathering, assuming your soap and lather are up to snuff. But there is always lather left, and I would rather use it and have a bit of cushion than rinse it down the sink.

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 07-01-2014, 03:28 PM
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I'm a three pass dude and generally don't need any touching up after that but I was wondering about the rest of youse guys. When I saw that mantic video Iwas kinda surprised that some thought those methods necessary. But then some can't handle against the grain so I guess that's where they come in.

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 07-01-2014, 04:15 PM
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J Hooking is the one I use the most. It is very useful in shaving my neck.

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 07-01-2014, 07:43 PM
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I use j hooking under the jaw. I used to buff more than I do now, but still use it depending on how the blade is feeling at the time.

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 07-02-2014, 06:37 AM
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(06-29-2014, 05:44 PM)Bowhnter Wrote: I do buffing most times I shave, the other two techniques I do not use...
+1

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 07-02-2014, 10:38 AM
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(07-02-2014, 06:37 AM)01HDFXD Wrote:
(06-29-2014, 05:44 PM)Bowhnter Wrote: I do buffing most times I shave, the other two techniques I do not use...
+1
+2 - the Gillette Slide scares me, and the J-Hook don't seem that useful to me... YMMV, as it should Wink

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 07-07-2014, 10:55 AM
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Buffing is very effective in the thicker areas. J-Hooking for me is in one spot on my neck under my ear and into the adjacent jaw area...works great.

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 07-07-2014, 03:01 PM
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  • ben74
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I was surprised to see advance techniques demonstrated with a Cart!

The Gillette slide invariably cuts me. So no, I use a slant instead of trying to emulate one with another non slant DE.

Buffing as demonstrated with the Cart is out of the question with a DE or SE, but if it is a serious of very short multiple strokes confined to a stubborn area then yes.

J hooking is something I haven't tried.

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 08-09-2014, 09:34 AM
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I buff (under chin) and J hook (side of neck) on the second pass / cleanup. Both work well for me w DE


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