09-16-2014, 01:10 PM
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I have been waiting about a month for a replacement top cap known as the Hurricane for my 2013' R41 razor. Thanks to Aimsport for making these test top caps available because the results were incredible. First off there are two top caps available in different strengths. The first is the Spitfire which probably is more aggressive but I chose the Hurricane which replicates the width of the 2011' R41 but eliminates the harshness or what feels like a lot of aggressiveness while shaving. For a piece of plastic to turn a shave into a please is great. I am hope in the future top capes will be available in metal. The only downside if I can even call it that but worth mentioning is while shaving the razor becomes extremely loud. A small price to pay for a fantastic shave.
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 09-16-2014, 04:21 PM
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  • joedy
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Are the 3D parts expected to last or are they just prototypes for testing and feedback purposes?

-joedy

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 09-16-2014, 05:30 PM
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Well made acrylic printing much better then bakelite. The hope is to make them out of metal. But since it's only a top plate and not subject to any type of stress or rust I am happy. The shave is what is amazing. The R41 2011' was very aggressive and you can feel it on your face but this setup although the blade exposure is huge feels like a pussy cat.

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 09-16-2014, 08:44 PM
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Congratulations, Jerry, and you are making sound so tempting that I might just want to try the R41 for the fourth time! Biggrin

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 09-17-2014, 07:04 AM
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(09-16-2014, 08:44 PM)celestino Wrote: Congratulations, Jerry, and you are making sound so tempting that I might just want to try the R41 for the fourth time! Biggrin

Please don't as this combination although smoother is still aggressive.

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 09-17-2014, 05:39 PM
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  • refles
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It just dawned on me, with the top cap being acrylic does the balance point change dramatically or something different to adjust to virtually no weight other than he baseplate.
Also do you have to be careful when you tighten the new top cap or is the new cap pretty durable being screwed into place?

Think this test is totally amazing as you see these printers demo'ed and your like wondering what would someone practically do with them.

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 09-18-2014, 06:55 AM
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  • Entasis
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(09-16-2014, 01:10 PM)slantman Wrote: The only downside if I can even call it that but worth mentioning is while shaving the razor becomes extremely loud.
I like feedback, and loud razors, so this would be a plus for me. Great job on top cap, appreciate that you're experimenting to better a razor to your taste.

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 09-20-2014, 09:32 AM
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I bought both the Hurricane and the Spitfire. For me, the Hurricane is noticeably more effective than the R41-2013 and less rough than the R41-2011. I really like it and plan to buy one once it comes out in metal.
The Spitfire, when paired with an R41-2013 is supposed to provide a shave similar to the 2011. It does.
To be honest, I greatly prefer the Hurricane.
One of the best features of the Hurricane is that it get smoother as you get used to it. I'm very impressed with its performance.
3D printing has the possibility of providing us with some very innovative products. I look forward to more great stuff from Aimsport and others!

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