08-17-2015, 07:04 PM
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I really like my ATT M1. I started with the R1, found it harsh, ordered the M1 and liked it a lot. It still can be a tad harsh but usually it's just fine. I've read a lot of reviews noting the harshness of the R1 plate compared to other supposedly mild razors, but all the reviews of the S1 and S2 talk about how mild they feel but how efficient they are. I feel like I'm missing out. Does anyone have any experience with the M and R plates compared to the S plates? Are the S plates superior? I know YMMV and so on, just curious to know your opinions. Thanks.

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 08-18-2015, 04:02 AM
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I also really like the m1 plate. I have tried the R plate and the M2 plate and didn't like them nearly as well. I also have the S1 head. Just about as smooth as the M1 plate and delivers a nice, comfortable shave. I don't think the S1 plate is superior to the M1. Of the two, I prefer the M1.

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 08-18-2015, 09:31 AM
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YMMV, because I found M1 to be too mild for me.  It had so much stubble left after 3-4 passes, with the sharpest blade available.
however, I should add the s1 was much more efficient that it gave me great shaves, and felt very comfortable as well.

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 08-18-2015, 09:28 PM
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(08-18-2015, 04:02 AM)AFG008 Wrote: I also really like the m1 plate. I have tried the R plate and the M2 plate and didn't like them nearly as well. I also have the S1 head. Just about as smooth as the M1 plate and delivers a nice, comfortable shave. I don't think the S1 plate is superior to the M1. Of the two, I prefer the M1.

Thanks for helping me reduce my RAD Biggrin

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 08-19-2015, 05:44 AM
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(08-18-2015, 09:31 AM)parachutefactory Wrote: YMMV, because I found M1 to be too mild for me.  It had so much stubble left after 3-4 passes, with the sharpest blade available.
however, I should add the s1 was much more efficient that it gave me great shaves, and felt very comfortable as well.

This is my position as well.  I've used the M1, M2, R1, R2 and S1 plates.  The OC plates are just not for me.  The M1 plate was way too inefficient.  A 3 pass shave would give me no better than a 5 o'clock shadow.  I ended up settling on the R1, despite the fact that it wasn't the most comfortable plate.  I only had the S1 for a couple of weeks but traded it back in because, well, the grass is always greener.  If I did it all over again I'd keep the S1 because it's more efficient than the M1 and more comfortable than the R1, especially when shaving the difficult neck areas.

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 08-21-2015, 07:56 AM
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(08-19-2015, 05:44 AM)repete66219 Wrote:
(08-18-2015, 09:31 AM)parachutefactory Wrote: YMMV, because I found M1 to be too mild for me.  It had so much stubble left after 3-4 passes, with the sharpest blade available.
however, I should add the s1 was much more efficient that it gave me great shaves, and felt very comfortable as well.

This is my position as well.  I've used the M1, M2, R1, R2 and S1 plates.  The OC plates are just not for me.  The M1 plate was way too inefficient.  A 3 pass shave would give me no better than a 5 o'clock shadow.  I ended up settling on the R1, despite the fact that it wasn't the most comfortable plate.  I only had the S1 for a couple of weeks but traded it back in because, well, the grass is always greener.  If I did it all over again I'd keep the S1 because it's more efficient than the M1 and more comfortable than the R1, especially when shaving the difficult neck areas.

strange thing is, on my first shave with r1, I thought it shaved really really well and I got a good comfortable shave.
I had a second shave with it a couple days ago and the shave was mediocre at best.  Stubble here and there, face didn't feel like it coudl take more clean up passes, so left it at that.

Don't know, will have to experiment with diff blades and soap.

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 08-21-2015, 09:00 AM
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(08-21-2015, 07:56 AM)parachutefactory Wrote:
(08-19-2015, 05:44 AM)repete66219 Wrote:
(08-18-2015, 09:31 AM)parachutefactory Wrote: YMMV, because I found M1 to be too mild for me.  It had so much stubble left after 3-4 passes, with the sharpest blade available.
however, I should add the s1 was much more efficient that it gave me great shaves, and felt very comfortable as well.

This is my position as well.  I've used the M1, M2, R1, R2 and S1 plates.  The OC plates are just not for me.  The M1 plate was way too inefficient.  A 3 pass shave would give me no better than a 5 o'clock shadow.  I ended up settling on the R1, despite the fact that it wasn't the most comfortable plate.  I only had the S1 for a couple of weeks but traded it back in because, well, the grass is always greener.  If I did it all over again I'd keep the S1 because it's more efficient than the M1 and more comfortable than the R1, especially when shaving the difficult neck areas.

strange thing is, on my first shave with r1, I thought it shaved really really well and I got a good comfortable shave.
I had a second shave with it a couple days ago and the shave was mediocre at best.  Stubble here and there, face didn't feel like it coudl take more clean up passes, so left it at that.

Don't know, will have to experiment with diff blades and soap.
I had the same experience with my M2.  I had a good first shave, then about 3 or 4 bad shaves in a row.  I adjusted my angle a little bit and now, I get a comfortable shave every time.

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 08-27-2015, 09:09 PM
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For me the S1 is as efficient as th R1 but is inbetween the M & R plates in aggressiveness. Its a great razor for daily use.


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 08-28-2015, 02:06 AM
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S - series don't have loud feedback,huge minus for my taste.

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 08-28-2015, 04:05 AM
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(08-27-2015, 09:09 PM)lfs70 Wrote: For me the S1 is as efficient as th R1 but is inbetween the M & R plates in aggressiveness. Its a great razor for daily use.

Aggressiveness or comfort?

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 08-28-2015, 06:00 AM
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Not so aggressive, very comfort and efficient razor.
Suitable for beginners want to try slant.

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 08-28-2015, 06:31 AM
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(08-28-2015, 04:05 AM)repete66219 Wrote:
(08-27-2015, 09:09 PM)lfs70 Wrote: For me the S1 is as efficient as th R1 but is inbetween the M & R plates in aggressiveness. Its a great razor for daily use.

Aggressiveness or comfort?

The S1 replaced the R1 as my daily razor, I would say the S is much more comfortable for me. When I use the word aggressive, I am refering to how the razors performed for me not the blade gap and exposure but that may just mean it is more comfortable.


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 08-28-2015, 06:34 AM
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My experience with the M1 and S1 is similar to the comments already made.   M1 was smooth, but too mild to get an effective shave.  The S1 has worked very well for me with various blades:  SI, Feather.   Minimal irritation, very efficient shave.   Now shaving -- once again -- with my Cobra Classic, and (to my surprise) it is both more efficient and less irritating than any DE to date, including the ATT (which is my "best").  The jury is still out!

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 08-28-2015, 06:39 AM
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Here's my take on this. I have owned the m/r/s plates and I'll comment on all.

The m2 plate to me was very efficient with prober angle and I got a very good shave. I did watch my angle tho. If it got a little off the efficiency would decrease and I'd have to buff the area.

The r2 plate to me is a dream. Very comfortable after it's been used a few times and I had learned the razors characteristics. It is more efficient than the m and u need to pay more attention.

The s2 is the love child of the 2. Very efficient without the harsh feeling some get with the r plate. It shaves like the r with more of the feeling of the m. It's a killer plate in my opinion.

In my lineup only the r and s plate made the cut.

Now this is one mans opinion so it may not b the same for u. I do think the s is fantastic tho.

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 08-28-2015, 07:22 AM
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(08-28-2015, 06:31 AM)lfs70 Wrote:
(08-28-2015, 04:05 AM)repete66219 Wrote:
(08-27-2015, 09:09 PM)lfs70 Wrote: For me the S1 is as efficient as th R1 but is inbetween the M & R plates in aggressiveness. Its a great razor for daily use.

Aggressiveness or comfort?

The S1 replaced the R1 as my daily razor, I would say the S is much more comfortable for me. When I use the word aggressive, I am refering to how the razors performed for me not the blade gap and exposure but that may just mean it is more comfortable.

I agree.  I just think the word "aggressive" is a bit ambiguous when describing a razor, which is either efficient or not efficient in terms of effectiveness and comfortable or uncomfortable in terms of face feel.  "Aggressive" seems like a nice way of saying an efficient razor is also not so comfortable.  In that context, I'd describe the R1 as aggressive because while it's efficient it also can be a bit on the rough side if you don't have a great lather and the right blade.  The S1 on the other hand, as you and others have noted, is quite efficient but also more comfortable than the R1.  (Naturally, YMMV.)  I learned a lot using the R1 though.  For example, I discovered how to effectively employ the steep shaving angle, which I was able to get to work quite well with the R1 on the neck and mustache area.

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 08-28-2015, 07:58 AM
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(08-28-2015, 07:22 AM)repete66219 Wrote:
(08-28-2015, 06:31 AM)lfs70 Wrote:
(08-28-2015, 04:05 AM)repete66219 Wrote: Aggressiveness or comfort?

The S1 replaced the R1 as my daily razor, I would say the S is much more comfortable for me. When I use the word aggressive, I am refering to how the razors performed for me not the blade gap and exposure but that may just mean it is more comfortable.

I agree.  I just think the word "aggressive" is a bit ambiguous when describing a razor, which is either efficient or not efficient in terms of effectiveness and comfortable or uncomfortable in terms of face feel.  "Aggressive" seems like a nice way of saying an efficient razor is also not so comfortable.  In that context, I'd describe the R1 as aggressive because while it's efficient it also can be a bit on the rough side if you don't have a great lather and the right blade.  The S1 on the other hand, as you and others have noted, is quite efficient but also more comfortable than the R1.  (Naturally, YMMV.)  I learned a lot using the R1 though.  For example, I discovered how to effectively employ the steep shaving angle, which I was able to get to work quite well with the R1 on the neck and mustache area.
I had the same experience with the R1. I felt it was an almost perfect combination of efficiency and comfort until the S1 came along.




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 08-29-2015, 10:35 PM
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I also love my S1,gives my King Cobra a run for the money!

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 08-30-2015, 02:53 PM
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The S1 is truly a fantastic razor. I love my Merkur slants and the S1 is like the Lamborghini version. I expected to love the iKon slants too, because I really enjoy their non-slant razors -- the Shavecraft 101 is a terrific razor, and their standard bar razor is right up there with the Mühle R41 in the realm of "high efficiency" razors.


But, for some reason, iKon slants are not that good for me.
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 09-03-2015, 07:55 AM
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Here we go!!!

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 09-03-2015, 08:09 AM
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(09-03-2015, 07:55 AM)buickrob Wrote: Here we go!!!

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How'd the first shave go Rob?? I used mine this morning as well!

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