Poll: Are your strokes QUICK or SLOW?
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 07-04-2015, 05:46 AM
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Quick or Slow? How would you describe the speed of your shaving stroke?

Lately I've been experimenting with the speed of my shaving stroke to see if I could notice any difference in the comfort and/or the quality of my shave. Has anyone else fooled around with this concept intentionally?

Given that all other variables are the same (ie blade sharpness, lather quality, skin health, water quality, etc) do you think there would be an advantage to one approach over the other for destubbleification & why.

PS: Bonus points if you can name the movie this song was featured in without looking it up.

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 07-04-2015, 06:02 AM
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Short, quick strokes for me.  If I go too slow, it tugs.

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 07-04-2015, 06:11 AM
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(07-04-2015, 06:02 AM)Bruce Wrote: Short, quick strokes for me.  If I go too slow, it tugs.


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 07-04-2015, 07:13 AM
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I never even gave it any thought and I know I've seen my stroke thousands of times. I don't think it's either slow or fast; probably something in between. Unless I'm blade buffing. Then I know it's short and fairly fast.

I don't have a clue what movie. I never even heard it before.

I looked it up and it's the type of movie I thought it would be and I had the date close too. BTW, I didn't see the movie either.

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 07-04-2015, 09:54 AM
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I have messed around with the speed and length of my strokes. I prefer medium stokes at medium speed on my face since it is less sensitive. I do long strokes at a slower pace on my neck area because of how sensitive it is. Slowing down with longer strokes, I've notice I get less irritation. Also understanding hair growth always helps to get a smooth shave.

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 07-04-2015, 09:57 AM
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Anybody else have the "I be stroking" song in their head right about now...To the question I'm more of a quick short stroke guy when it comes to shaving Biggrin
Like Bruce said I will get tugging if I go to slow ,except after the first pass,also I tend to get tiny weepers as well as tugging.

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 07-04-2015, 10:06 AM
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Mix of long and short SLOW-MEDIUM speed strokes for 3 passes, then faster ones as I blade buff in many places.

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 07-04-2015, 11:22 AM
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Short and quick for me.  It was natural that way.

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 07-04-2015, 07:43 PM
  • chamm
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I actually noticed a significant improvement when I started focusing on short, quick strokes. It seems somewhat counter-intuitive when you have such a sharp blade in your hand, but it actually produced excellent closeness for me, with far fewer nicks.

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 07-04-2015, 07:45 PM
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20 years + of DE shaving?  It doesn't take me long and I'm pretty quick.  I think it has to do more with my technique evolution that anything else.

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 07-04-2015, 07:56 PM
  • ncguy1
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I've recently starting shaving with a straight razor and my strokes have been very slow.  I have not found the need to try to speed up either.It does take me longer now to shave but I don't get that "tug" by going slow anymore like with the DE and SE razors. Basically, I'm getting a longer more enjoyable shave. Tongue

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 07-04-2015, 08:35 PM
  • kav
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The first superhero; cape,mask,dual identity, special weapon and calling card left at scene was a Californio.

I use his sword stroke.

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 07-04-2015, 09:06 PM
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The scars will make you easy to pick out of a crowd then Kav. :-)

A favorite show of mine when I was a child. I'd forgotten it. Thanks!

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