06-27-2015, 05:05 AM
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  • Deuce
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When I got started rediscovering wet shaving, all matters of shaving were delved into, similar to the experiences of others on TSN. I checked out brushes, blades, soaps, razor, ASL you name it. As my expereince grew, certain items rose and became my item of choice. Last year it was the ATT R1 razor - it's perfect. Always clean feeling shaves, good weight/balance, just right. Now every now and again I'll reach for the ATT S1 or S2 slant and go to work.

In my shaving "travels" the slants were pretty good for me. But now that I use the R1 daily, every time I use the S1 or 2 the shaves don't compare. For example, I always get a few nicks with the slants, and boy does that after shave hurt! 

So now I'm thinking I'm so dialled into the R1 that no matter how I approach the ATT slants, it's like starting all over as a newbie shaver. Anyone else have this happen to them?

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 06-27-2015, 06:13 AM
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  • DayMan
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Yes. I have only had 4 razors and I hit a learning curve each time I get a new one. Shave 3 or 4 times in a row with the slant and you'll get a feel for it again. You have to remember to take your time with it though. Also, watch a video of someone shaving with it and look at the angle they use. I did that with my ATT M2. Once I adjusted my angle, it went from a little too aggressive to a mild/efficient razor. You might also need a different blade with the slant than the R1.

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 06-27-2015, 11:44 AM
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  • Deuce
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Thanks DayMan

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 06-27-2015, 11:54 AM
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Happens to me all of the time!  Biggrin

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 06-27-2015, 04:39 PM
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Yep.  It takes a little time to relearn for me too.  Lately I've been enjoying my fat handle Tech, and I'm a bit apprehensive to switch to something else because I've gotten so used to the Tech.

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 06-28-2015, 03:56 AM
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Thanks guys-feeling better now. I'll relearn these old friends

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 06-28-2015, 05:56 AM
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(06-28-2015, 03:56 AM)Deuce Wrote: Thanks guys-feeling better now. I'll relearn these old friends

Let us know how it works out.

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