04-26-2016, 08:41 AM
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Have any of you guys used both WR1-SB and the BBS-1?  I'm debating trading one for the other, but it's always risky trading a known unobtainium for an unknown (to me) unobtainium.  If so, which of the two razors would you consider the least irritating to neck and sideburn areas?  Finally, did you use similar blades for both, or did they differ on performance to the point that different blades yielded vastly different results between the 2? 

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 04-26-2016, 08:55 AM
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Using the same blade I prefer the BBS-1.




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 04-26-2016, 09:05 AM
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They are different!

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 04-26-2016, 09:05 AM
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(04-26-2016, 09:05 AM)hrfdez Wrote: They are different!
Which is best for you regarding the neck and sideburns in terms of irritation?

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 04-26-2016, 09:21 AM
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BBS-1 for me... If I'm going somewhere and I need no irritation or weepers,ie:white dress shirt..... then it's the BBS-1 I choose.

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 04-26-2016, 09:28 AM
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BBS-1 is a tad smoother, at the cost of efficiency.
Both are superb.

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 04-26-2016, 09:32 AM
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(04-26-2016, 09:05 AM)Urolex Wrote:
(04-26-2016, 09:05 AM)hrfdez Wrote: They are different!
Which is best for you regarding the neck and sideburns in terms of irritation?

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I agree with Ravi.  To me, neck irritation is about pressure, too much, and I don't care what razor one uses, irritation galore.

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 04-26-2016, 09:40 AM
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+1 both are superb.
You, sir, are on the "horns" of a dilemma.

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 04-26-2016, 11:50 AM
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(04-26-2016, 09:28 AM)Agravic Wrote: BBS-1 is a tad smoother, at the cost of efficiency.
Both are superb.

Goes to show everyone is different. 

I love my bbs1, bit will have to mention that a polished blackbird shaves similarly.... And a second batch should be released soon. Check in with Shane @ blackland.

I think the wolfman is smoother and easier to use, but the bbs1 is more efficient one you get the angle.

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 04-26-2016, 11:52 AM
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(04-26-2016, 11:50 AM)GloryUprising Wrote:
(04-26-2016, 09:28 AM)Agravic Wrote: BBS-1 is a tad smoother, at the cost of efficiency.
Both are superb.

Goes to show everyone is different. 

I love my bbs1, bit will have to mention that a polished blackbird shaves similarly.... And a second batch should be released soon. Check in with Shane @ blackland.
Thanks for the input. I've got a polished long handle on order from the new batch. I'm on a mission to hunt the white whales!

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 04-26-2016, 11:54 AM
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I found the WR1-SB to be a tad milder. YMMV and you have a tough decision. Good luck.

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 04-26-2016, 11:55 AM
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(04-26-2016, 09:40 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: +1 both are superb.
You, sir, are on the "horns" of a dilemma.
Yes, he is!

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 04-26-2016, 01:09 PM
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I was able to obtain one of the earlier (#46) BBS-1 razors about a year ago. I found it to be 'too aggressive', so I sold it on TSN in June of 2015.
The person that purchased it, LOVES it. Selling it was a 'mistake' on my part, as I did NOT 'give it enough time'. I'm just glad the 'recipient' is happy (he still has it),
so that alone is very positive.

Shortly after selling the BBS-1, I ordered a Wolfman WR-1 SB (SS), as I heard it was 'slightly smoother'. After almost waiting SEVEN months, I was able to purchase my WR-1 SB (from James). I have been using it for over 3 months. I have (slowly) been able to get better and better shaves with it. I tried several different DE blades, and finally 'worked up to' a Feather blade. It gives me the best shaves, but I still use others (PolSilver, Astra SP, more). I have also used a few different handles.

What is the 'POINT' of all this? TECHNIQUE and 'practice' (makes perfect) are probable the MOST important factors in getting a great and consistent shave, especially when it comes to certain razors.
Also, they can NOT be 'purchased', as much as EARNED!

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 04-26-2016, 07:14 PM
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I have the first of each one, so please take my advice with a grain of salt. Many others here may offer more accurate, up-to-date advice, so whereas it contradicts mine, please consider mine wrong. Wink

I've found the WR1-SB to be my "can't miss" razor. If I'm in a hurry, I know that I can get a smooth, reliable shave from the WR1-SB with almost no chance of cutting or irritation. However, if I have a little more time to really dial in the correct angle, I can get a closer, longer-lasting shave from the BBS-1.

I use them for different purposes, so I would find it very difficult to tell you which is my favorite, but if I absolutely had to, it would be #2xë3%1¥:by... <signal lost>

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 04-26-2016, 08:07 PM
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(04-26-2016, 07:14 PM)chamm Wrote: I have the first of each one, so please take my advice with a grain of salt. Many others here may offer more accurate, up-to-date advice, so whereas it contradicts mine, please consider mine wrong. Wink

I've found the WR1-SB to be my "can't miss" razor. If I'm in a hurry, I know that I can get a smooth, reliable shave from the WR1-SB with almost no chance of cutting or irritation. However, if I have a little more time to really dial in the correct angle, I can get a closer, longer-lasting shave from the BBS-1.

I use them for different purposes, so I would find it very difficult to tell you which is my favorite, but if I absolutely had to, it would be #2xë3%1¥:by... <signal lost>

+1 to this.

the Wolfman is by far an easier shaver, but I get a longer lasting/closer shave with BBS-1/Blackbird if I take the time to do it right.

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 04-26-2016, 10:34 PM
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(04-26-2016, 01:09 PM)akbkr23 Wrote: I was able to obtain one of the earlier (#46) BBS-1 razors about a year ago. I found it to be 'too aggressive', so I sold it on TSN in June of 2015.
The person that purchased it, LOVES it. Selling it was a 'mistake' on my part, as I did NOT 'give it enough time'. I'm just glad the 'recipient' is happy (he still has it),
so that alone is very positive.

Shortly after selling the BBS-1, I ordered a Wolfman WR-1 SB (SS), as I heard it was 'slightly smoother'. After almost waiting SEVEN months, I was able to purchase my WR-1 SB (from James). I have been using it for over 3 months. I have (slowly) been able to get better and better shaves with it. I tried several different DE blades, and finally 'worked up to' a Feather blade. It gives me the best shaves, but I still use others (PolSilver, Astra SP, more). I have also used a few different handles.

What is the 'POINT' of all this? TECHNIQUE and 'practice' (makes perfect) are probable the MOST important factors in getting a great and consistent shave, especially when it comes to certain razors.
Also, they can NOT be 'purchased', as much as EARNED!

And I am the lucky bugger who got Jay's BBS-1 and that was just shortly after I received one of the early Wolfman's directly from James.

Others have said it here before - they are different but both stellar. If I were you and knew what I know: don't trade one for the other, try to obtain the other one as well Biggrin

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 04-27-2016, 04:22 AM
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(04-26-2016, 10:34 PM)alfredus Wrote:
(04-26-2016, 01:09 PM)akbkr23 Wrote: I was able to obtain one of the earlier (#46) BBS-1 razors about a year ago. I found it to be 'too aggressive', so I sold it on TSN in June of 2015.
The person that purchased it, LOVES it. Selling it was a 'mistake' on my part, as I did NOT 'give it enough time'. I'm just glad the 'recipient' is happy (he still has it),
so that alone is very positive.

Shortly after selling the BBS-1, I ordered a Wolfman WR-1 SB (SS), as I heard it was 'slightly smoother'. After almost waiting SEVEN months, I was able to purchase my WR-1 SB (from James). I have been using it for over 3 months. I have (slowly) been able to get better and better shaves with it. I tried several different DE blades, and finally 'worked up to' a Feather blade. It gives me the best shaves, but I still use others (PolSilver, Astra SP, more). I have also used a few different handles.

What is the 'POINT' of all this? TECHNIQUE and 'practice' (makes perfect) are probable the MOST important factors in getting a great and consistent shave, especially when it comes to certain razors.
Also, they can NOT be 'purchased', as much as EARNED!

And I am the lucky bugger who got Jay's BBS-1 and that was just shortly after I received one of the early Wolfman's directly from James.

Others have said it here before - they are different but both stellar. If I were you and knew what I know: don't trade one for the other, try to obtain the other one as well Biggrin
+1 .... I'm back on the LONG waiting list for a BBS-1!

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 04-27-2016, 07:11 AM
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I find both to be very smooth.

I feel the BBS1 is a tad more efficient on several days growth.

The SB will also mow down growth as well effortlessly.

Reading this I realize I helped you none.

I am more careful with the BBS1 than the SB if that says anything.

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 04-27-2016, 07:12 AM
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+1 , I found BBS1 , more efficient for me .


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 04-27-2016, 07:15 AM
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All great insights, thanks guys!

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