Poll: Are you a two-pass shaver?
 05-27-2012, 09:01 AM
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Today I decided to use two passes rather than three. I went once with the grain then once against the grain. I didn't bother going across the grain after making my with the grain pass like I usually do.

Although my shave wasn't quite as good as the shaves I get using three passes, I got a really good shave with absolutely no irritation.

I might stick to this. Cool

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 05-27-2012, 09:11 AM
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I do 2 passes with a touch up, so I chose yes. My skin can't handle too many passes.
My neck is a PITA, so 1 pass WTG, 1 pass ATG the touch up on my jaw line is XTG. XTG on my neck is impossible. I foolishly attempt it once in a while thinking it could work.

I've worked out a functional crossing stroke to get my neck smooth; which is more or less a large X with the center being about an inch above my adams apple.

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 05-27-2012, 09:31 AM
  • freddy
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  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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I always do three passes. I get a closer shave that way and rarely suffer from irritation.

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 05-27-2012, 11:33 AM
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One WTG, one XTG, a little touch up on my neck and I'm done. Going ATG tends to create a few troublesome spots for me.

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 05-27-2012, 11:40 AM
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Usually 3 for me. I can go 2 but tend to get more irritation if the shave is close. Instead I normally do the third pass to get a very comfortable & close shave; easily DFS-BBS.

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 05-27-2012, 11:46 AM
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two passes is decent enough for me.

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 05-27-2012, 12:04 PM
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I can't do it in two! Usually three with some touch-up to follow.

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 05-27-2012, 12:53 PM
  • madmedic
  • Resistance is Futile
  • Brecon UK
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I manage quite respectably with 2 passes when using a fresh blade with my Feather ACs. However as the edge begins to dull I need a touch up as well!

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 05-27-2012, 12:55 PM
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(05-27-2012, 12:04 PM)Bowlturner Wrote: I can't do it in two! Usually three with some touch-up to follow.

BINGO! I'll sometimes start out with the intention of a quick 2 pass shave, but by the time I go to rinse I'll still feel stubble...

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 05-27-2012, 01:02 PM
  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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I normally just do two passes except for special times, like going to church, etc.

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 05-27-2012, 01:21 PM
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Two passes is usually the norm for me unless I am using a real mild razor.

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 05-27-2012, 02:04 PM
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My coarse beard always requires three with touch-ups. i would love to cut it down, but......

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 05-27-2012, 03:03 PM
  • tgutc
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  • Michigan
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2 passes and touch up on my trouble spot.

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 05-27-2012, 03:37 PM
  • ajc347
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  • Exeter, UK
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Always 2 for me - my face doesn't like more than that.

The first pass is WTG and the second is a combination of XTG and ATG on different areas of my face.

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 05-27-2012, 06:59 PM
  • wlmcad
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  • Memphis, TN
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I've been doing 3-passes, generally a WTG, XTG, & ATG but I have been thinking about dropping the WTG pass...

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 05-27-2012, 07:16 PM
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I'm a 2-passer

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 05-27-2012, 07:25 PM
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For a long time I only did two passes, but these days, I usually go with three.

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 05-27-2012, 08:51 PM
  • CMur12
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  • Moses Lake, Washington State, USA
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I voted "Yes," though I actually do 2 1/2 passes. I recently reduced it from 3 1/2 passes, finding that I could eliminate the north - south pass and still get the same results with less irritation to very sensitive skin.

- Murray

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 05-27-2012, 09:24 PM
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 05-27-2012, 10:02 PM
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Generally two passes with touch-up for a DFS! Smile

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