06-21-2012, 04:52 PM
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  • uncledave
  • Returned to DE Shaving After 40 years
  • Kentucky, USA
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I'm trying the SuperMax Super Platinums for the first time and so far they are great. Today was my 4th shave using one and I got a BBS shave. All other blades I've tried so far only gave me BBS 3 times at most. I suspect tomorrow's shave will be BBS too but we'll see.

All in all this is the best blade I have used by far. They shave VERY smoothly.

UPDATE: 6/22/2012 Today was my 5th shave on a single Super Platinum blade. While I did not get a BBS I did get a very DFS. I will therefore retire the blade today, but if I were satisfied with DFS I think I could get close to a week out of one of these blades. This razor blade is the best I've tried so far and by a pretty wide margin.

Even if I change the blades after 4 shaves I have over a year's worth of blades and I only paid $19.95 for them, and that included shipping. I'm very satisfied! Biggrin

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 06-21-2012, 05:08 PM
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  • gijames
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Sweet! I'm glad to *read* you have a keeper Wink

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 06-21-2012, 05:11 PM
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  • JaDo
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I've been using these exclusively for almost two months now. They are very good and a great bargain!

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 06-21-2012, 05:25 PM
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  • tgutc
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I'm going to be ordering 100 of these very soon. I've been very impressed with them. Smooth is the correct word for them.

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 06-21-2012, 05:41 PM
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(06-21-2012, 05:25 PM)tgutc Wrote: I'm going to be ordering 100 of these very soon. I've been very impressed with them. Smooth is the correct word for them.
+1

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 06-22-2012, 01:43 AM
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  • Persius
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All we can get in the UK (as far as I know) are SuperMax Platinum (which Connaught have stopped doing because of irregular supply). I'm using these blades, and they are the best for me that I have tied so far, but does anyone know if they are otherwise-named SuperMax Super Platinum or something else entirely?

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 06-22-2012, 06:40 PM
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  • uncledave
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Update is on the original post above.

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 06-22-2012, 06:50 PM
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I didn't go through my test records, but I did go through the bullet carton I keep good blades in to use up, and the Supermax Super Plats are in it. I have no bad memories associated with them. I suspect I didn't get as many shaves out of them as with my best blades. I got 8 shaves out of a Gillette 7 O'Clock Yellow just the other day.

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 06-22-2012, 06:54 PM
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  • uncledave
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(06-22-2012, 06:50 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: I didn't go through my test records, but I did go through the bullet carton I keep good blades in to use up, and the Supermax Super Plats are in it. I have no bad memories associated with them. I suspect I didn't get as many shaves out of them as with my best blades. I got 8 shaves out of a Gillette 7 O'Clock Yellow just the other day.

That's a great number of shaves! Maybe as my skill improves I'll get more out of the Super Platinums.

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 06-22-2012, 07:12 PM
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They are very nice blades, indeed. Enjoy.

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 06-22-2012, 07:22 PM
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  • mikeperry
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(06-21-2012, 04:52 PM)uncledave Wrote: I'm trying the SuperMax Super Platinums for the first time and so far they are great.

Hi Uncle Dave

Could you please share a link to those exact DE blades? As the closes ones I've found are these (granted I didn't spend a huge amount of time looking around for them).

Take care, Mike

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 06-22-2012, 07:37 PM
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  • uncledave
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(06-22-2012, 07:22 PM)mikeperry Wrote:
(06-21-2012, 04:52 PM)uncledave Wrote: I'm trying the SuperMax Super Platinums for the first time and so far they are great.

Hi Uncle Dave

Could you please share a link to those exact DE blades? As the closes ones I've found are these (granted I didn't spend a huge amount of time looking around for them).

Take care, Mike

Those are the regular platinums I think. Here's a link to the Super Platinums. You might check eBay too and there are several other links that show up with Google.

http://shop.bestshave.net/100-supermax-s...p-105.html

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 06-22-2012, 07:41 PM
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  • syngent
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the SPs are one of my favorite blades out there, love them in almost all my razors and have had few blades i have liked more, glad to see you find something you love Dave its a great feeling for sure

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 06-22-2012, 07:46 PM
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  • uncledave
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(06-22-2012, 07:41 PM)syngent Wrote: the SPs are one of my favorite blades out there, love them in almost all my razors and have had few blades i have liked more, glad to see you find something you love Dave its a great feeling for sure

Yes it is! This will be my "go to" blade unless I find something better. Biggrin This blade starts smooth and ends smooth. Even though it left some stubble today not once did it pull or tug.

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 06-23-2012, 12:43 AM
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  • jss
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Thanks Uncle Dave..Can't ever have too many smooth blades....

Julian

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 06-23-2012, 08:59 AM
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  • EHV
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Dave, I guess you earned some extra commission. Biggrin

I just added some to my RB&More order. I know YMMV but they do look promising and I gotta give them a shot.
Thanks for the review and the update!

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 06-23-2012, 09:28 AM
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  • syngent
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I read somewhere that supermax was the worlds best selling DE blade too, they have about as many variants as gillette does, thats no small feat either most markets that will carry one type of blade will carry many types,..... so they must be doing something right !

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 06-23-2012, 11:46 AM
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(06-21-2012, 04:52 PM)uncledave Wrote: I'm trying the SuperMax Super Platinums for the first time and so far they are great. Today was my 4th shave using one and I got a BBS shave. All other blades I've tried so far only gave me BBS 3 times at most. I suspect tomorrow's shave will be BBS too but we'll see.

All in all this is the best blade I have used by far. They shave VERY smoothly.

UPDATE: 6/22/2012 Today was my 5th shave on a single Super Platinum blade. While I did not get a BBS I did get a very DFS. I will therefore retire the blade today, but if I were satisfied with DFS I think I could get close to a week out of one of these blades. This razor blade is the best I've tried so far and by a pretty wide margin.

Even if I change the blades after 4 shaves I have over a year's worth of blades and I only paid $19.95 for them, and that included shipping. I'm very satisfied! Biggrin

Well that was the one that scored the highest overall in my testing. Many users have come to that conclusion as well.
I am glad you found a keeper!

http://shavenook.com/thread-de-blade-challenge-ii

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 06-23-2012, 04:19 PM
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  • mikeperry
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(06-22-2012, 07:37 PM)uncledave Wrote: Those are the regular platinums I think. Here's a link to the Super Platinums. You might check eBay too and there are several other links that show up with Google.

http://shop.bestshave.net/100-supermax-s...p-105.html

Hi Uncle Dave

Thank you Thumbsup

I think I will order a few packs to try: 10 supermax super platinum double edge razor blades

Take care, Mike

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 06-23-2012, 06:57 PM
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The Super Max Super Platinum's have been my go to blade since I first discovered them about 6 months ago. For the dollar value, it is perhaps the best blade out there...The Only razor the don't work well for me in is he R41, but for everything else...smooth and sharp.

I consider myself a evangelist of these blades!! Ask anyone that knows me from other forums...I never shut up about them!! LOL

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