01-16-2016, 04:08 PM
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  • Scoti
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Quote:Do they still make these? Just curious as no canadian shaving stores have them in stock that i could find. Not that i have the money for one but still curious.

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 01-16-2016, 04:10 PM
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  • eengler
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Pretty sure its been discontinued.

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 01-16-2016, 04:15 PM
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(01-16-2016, 04:10 PM)eengler Wrote: Pretty sure its been discontinued.

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 01-16-2016, 04:18 PM
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  • Scoti
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Alright thanks guys.

I wanted to try one but the only ones i can find on ebay are going for 249 USD. No way...

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 01-16-2016, 05:51 PM
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If you want an adjustable, I think they still make the Futur and Progress.

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 01-16-2016, 06:37 PM
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Discontinued, but there are some about...

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 01-17-2016, 11:07 AM
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I didn't know they were discontinued.

I'm not surprised if they are. I had one of the later models without the set screw on the top of the handle where it's bulbed a little. 

It was just HUGE. Enormous razor. It came with so many caveats too. The instructions to keep it clean and functional were a mile long. Exaggerating of course, but nonetheless a pain to maintain.

It was just too big for me to get under my nose and having having hard water, I didn't want to bother with the upkeep. Also, the handle to open and close took so many turns to open and close. The adjustment knob was fairly wide in regards to the difference between letters. The VISION where each letter was a point of reference for adjustment. The difference from V to N was substantial. So was the difference between two adjacent letters. So if I liked the gap set between S and I it was difficult to get a consistent shave.

I have a Futur and Progress. Both of which I feel are much tighter and easier to use. I have not used my Progress in a while, but the Futur gets a spin around the block now and then.

I don't regret no longer having a Vision myself. 

If you get one second hand, you might want to ask for pictures of the pieces disassembled to check for build up or other issues.

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 01-17-2016, 11:16 AM
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I do recall that they were huge and mechanically complex razors.

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 01-17-2016, 11:31 AM
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Germany makes excellent products and innovations. They have this national blindspot for making things to damn BIG[Image: xeHN5n8.jpg]

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 01-17-2016, 11:37 AM
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My understanding is that the Futur replaced that model.

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 01-17-2016, 11:39 AM
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(01-17-2016, 11:31 AM)kav Wrote: Germany makes excellent products and innovations. They have this national blindspot for making things to damn BIG[Image: xeHN5n8.jpg]
Wth?
(01-17-2016, 11:37 AM)NeoXerxes Wrote: My understanding is that the Futur replaced that model.
Yes, this is correct.

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 01-17-2016, 11:52 AM
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Dora was a massive rail gun used on the eastern front. It totally leveled the Soviet city Sebastopol under siege. Then the barrel was shot out and they had to haul it back for a new rifling liner. They scrapped it instead.

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 01-17-2016, 12:04 PM
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Damn I want one of those for home protection.....or to drive on LA freeways.....

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 01-17-2016, 12:12 PM
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(01-17-2016, 11:37 AM)NeoXerxes Wrote: My understanding is that the Futur replaced that model.

No...The Futur has been around for awhile. Nothing replaced the Vision.

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 01-17-2016, 12:12 PM
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(01-17-2016, 11:52 AM)kav Wrote: Dora was a massive rail gun used on the eastern front. It totally leveled the Soviet city Sebastopol under siege. Then the barrel was shot out and they had to haul it back for a new rifling liner. They scrapped it instead.

The gun they were building in France was even larger. Could launch a projectile to London IIRC.

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 01-17-2016, 01:30 PM
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A Canadian engineer was fascinated by cannons and led the early US space program employing big guns to fire payloads into space. He was tossed under the bus and imprisoned for misappropriation of funds. He designed the cannon Saddam tried to build and was later murdered by Israel.
Germany had some large caliber shore batteries that briefly shelled the English coastal regions. The Brits figured out these inexpensive things called airplanes could destroy big expensive weapons systems.

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 01-17-2016, 01:37 PM
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(01-17-2016, 12:12 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(01-17-2016, 11:37 AM)NeoXerxes Wrote: My understanding is that the Futur replaced that model.

No...The Futur has been around for awhile. Nothing replaced the Vision.

My apologies... I was specifically told this when inquiring about adjustables by a vendor that I no longer frequent.

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 01-17-2016, 01:39 PM
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unverified information by vendors frequently finds them failing.

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 01-17-2016, 01:41 PM
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(01-17-2016, 01:39 PM)kav Wrote: unverified information by vendors frequently finds them failing.

Clearly :/. It was another issue with information being proven false that led to my shopping elsewhere. It's rough for the consumer since we usually don't have means of easily verifying claims about the industry and products.

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