Poll: Your preferred Cart from these 3 carts ?
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 07-17-2015, 01:15 PM
#1
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What is your preferred cart from these 3 ?

Fusion
Mach 3
Feather MR3 Neo

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 07-17-2015, 01:21 PM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Feather MR3 NEO over Fusion; I can't do 5-blades.
I'll have to try Mach 3 again at some point to compare to the MR3; nicer luxury handle options with the Gillette ones.

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 07-17-2015, 02:34 PM
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Neither-- Personna Twin Pivot (Atra/Trac II). The only carts I can use comfortably against the grain on my chin have only two blades. Three is pretty terrible and 5 are unusable. I actually prefer a twin cart over every DE I've used (dozens) except for the Feather Popular. I still prefer SEs over them though.

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 07-17-2015, 02:40 PM
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I remember using twin gillettes and they worked better than the tripples or quads. I believe they were the Sensor disposables or carts. Also much easier to reach the tight spots around the nose and chin.

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 07-17-2015, 02:42 PM
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I haven't used the Mach 3 in a decade or so.
I honestly got fine shaves with it - I will revisit it in a Jet Black Bolin Webb handle and the stand  Tongue
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 07-17-2015, 02:48 PM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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That's what I'm talking about, Claus!

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 07-17-2015, 04:30 PM
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  • garyg
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I do still have a Mach 3, only because it the end of one will fit into the nostril or ear to do a little quick pruning.  I had to buy blades last year for the first time since maybe 2007,  so I tried to shave with a new one - using a brush and proper shave soap.  Finished the shave, but it was meh at best.

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 07-17-2015, 04:31 PM
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  • Mel S Meles
  • On the edge, ouch
  • 44.4899° south of the North Pole
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(07-17-2015, 01:15 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: What is your preferred cart from these 3 ?

Fusion
Mach 3
Feather MR3 Neo

Not even close:  the MR3 Neo by a mile (or, for the obsessed euro-types, by 1,609,344,000 millimeters).

I used TracII compatible cartridges for a couple of decades, and followed the Gillette upgrade path to the Mach 3, which I used for about three to five years, so I am very familiar with the Mach 3.  The Mach 3 was the last Gillette cartridge I ever used, because after that, I switched over to Schick (Wilkinson in Germany, I think) with the Quattro, which was a HUGE step up from the Mach 3; so it is easy to cross the Mach 3 off your list.

From there, I went — very briefly — to the Schick Hydro 5, then to the Hydro 5’s little brother, the Hydro 3, which was — until late 2014 — the best cartridge razor that I had used, better than the Hydro 5.  I could easily live with a Hydro 3 until my dying day; I am surprised that it was not listed in your poll.  

In the spring of 2014, I started a long-term trial of DE shaving, just to see what the fuss was all about.  That trial is not yet complete, but it was accompanied, not interrupted, by the purchase of a Feather MR3 neo.  (I travel a lot by air, with only carry-on luggage, so I cannot carry a DE razor blade with me.)

The MR3 neo is marginally superior to the Schick Hydro 3, and easily superior to the average DE shaves that I can get with Gillette Silver Blue or Iridium Super blades, and equal to the best shaves that I get with KAI blades in an iKon DLC stainless slant razor.  However, I get those “best” shaves consistently with the MR3 neo, time after time, and with the DE razor, less than 100 percent of the time.  

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 07-17-2015, 06:12 PM
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Yup, MR3 by a Long Mile.

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 07-18-2015, 12:06 AM
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I have voted for Mach 3 as I use it very frequently for travel or in an êShave handle. I have the MR3 Neo, but yet to try it. I think Profile, Trac II, or Atra/Contours etc should still be considered. I don't have an issue with 5, 6 or 7 blade razors in use, but I feel taken advantage of with their high profit margins. I would rather spend it on êShave shaving soaps...

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 07-18-2015, 02:43 AM
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I have no experience with the Fusion or Feather Neo systems. However, a general feeling of "I can do better" was a factor in my switch from Mach 3 to Harry's...which was the gateway to DE.

Harry's is still my cart of choice -- but Feather Neo tempts me, based on my recent reading here.

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 07-18-2015, 02:53 AM
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Why do people that "would rather crucify myself than using a cart" read threads in the Cartridge forum?  Rolleyes

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 07-18-2015, 03:51 AM
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They like to put themselves up on the cross, if only for a little while.

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 07-18-2015, 04:45 AM
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(07-18-2015, 02:53 AM)Sabre Wrote: Why do people that "would rather crucify myself than using a cart" read threads in the Cartridge forum?  Rolleyes

They wonder why others are doing it  Wink
It looks like I will be trying out the Feather MR3 carts

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 07-18-2015, 06:01 AM
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(07-18-2015, 04:45 AM)Bibbelmann Wrote:
(07-18-2015, 02:53 AM)Sabre Wrote: Why do people that "would rather crucify myself than using a cart" read threads in the Cartridge forum?  Rolleyes

They wonder why others are doing it  Wink
It looks like I will be trying out the Feather MR3 carts

+1 and it's also something to read and have a casual conversation about. I have used more carts than I can name and all left me with razor burn, ingrown hairs, lighter wallet for only 5 cartridges, and a disdain for shaving. All of that changed when I started wet shaving. My den is a "Decatridgeized zone." 

I know cartridges have their place and there are some fine ones out there from what I have read. Does make me want to try the Feather Neo to some extent.

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 07-18-2015, 06:05 AM
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While I think "crucify" might be a bit extreme, I would consider Hara-kiri though... Wink

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 07-18-2015, 07:06 AM
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(07-18-2015, 06:01 AM)FreddieP318ti Wrote:
(07-18-2015, 04:45 AM)Bibbelmann Wrote:
(07-18-2015, 02:53 AM)Sabre Wrote: Why do people that "would rather crucify myself than using a cart" read threads in the Cartridge forum?  Rolleyes

They wonder why others are doing it  Wink
It looks like I will be trying out the Feather MR3 carts

+1 and it's also something to read and have a casual conversation about. I have used more carts than I can name and all left me with razor burn, ingrown hairs, lighter wallet for only 5 cartridges, and a disdain for shaving. All of that changed when I started wet shaving. My den is a "Decatridgeized zone." 

I know cartridges have their place and there are some fine ones out there from what I have read. Does make me want to try the Feather Neo to some extent.

Freddie, there was your problem - shaving with carts whilst not wet shaving  Rolleyes . Anyway welcome to the "Catridgeized Zone" (sic) ...

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 07-18-2015, 11:25 AM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(07-18-2015, 06:01 AM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: I have used more carts than I can name . . ..  All of that changed when I started wet shaving. My den is a "Decatridgeized zone." 

As one who for decades daily used a Vulfix 2234S Super Badger brush with real shaving soap to prepare my beard for shaving with a cartridge razor, I am always mystified by comments that posit a nonexistent dichotomy between shaving with a cartridge razor and “wet shaving.”  

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 07-18-2015, 11:33 AM
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(07-18-2015, 11:25 AM)Mel S Meles Wrote:
(07-18-2015, 06:01 AM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: I have used more carts than I can name . . ..  All of that changed when I started wet shaving. My den is a "Decatridgeized zone." 

As one who for decades daily used a Vulfix 2234S Super Badger brush with real shaving soap to prepare my beard for shaving with a cartridge razor, I am always mystified by comments that posit a nonexistent dichotomy between shaving with a cartridge razor and “wet shaving.”  

I feel the same way. Considering all the different varieties of DE, SE, closed comb, open comb, slant, injector....it's funny to me that as soon as you have more than one blade cutting your face at a time, you're not "wet shaving".

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 07-18-2015, 12:06 PM
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  • Rufus
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My daily razor whilst at home is a Mach3.  On the road, however, I use a Sensor.  I find that both give an excellent (BBS) shave with no fuss, but I prefer the Mach3 overall.

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