06-02-2016, 09:56 AM
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  • HUF
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Gentlemen, am I the only one who enjoys pressure and long strokes? I have been wet shaving for some 40 years and do feel/know when my skin is going to tolerate and even enjoy pressure and long "gillette" strokes. That's the only way I get a real BBS.

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 06-02-2016, 11:51 AM
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  • jtmke
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I still use no pressure but I have changed my shave to three passes of long strokes except the chin area and under the nose.

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 06-02-2016, 02:21 PM
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Well, 72 views and one reply at this time, so I'd guess that it isn't a real popular technique.

You don't state what razor(s) you do this with, but I have more than a few that if you use pressure with them you'll need a skin graft at best, or the dentist will be able to work on your teeth with your mouth closed at worst.

Bear in mind that the edge you shave with is sharp in the extreme; your skin is right there and much softer than the whiskers that are being cut. But it's your face and your skin. Do as you wish with it. It's not a technique that I'll use with my razors. What little I have in the way of good looks I prefer not to throw away with the razors that I use. While I've been called much worse I don't want the new nickname of Scarface.

If you continue with that technique you will severely limit yourself with future razors. But that's your choice and your shave. YMMV.

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 06-02-2016, 04:08 PM
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Good point - I use Tech with fat handle.

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 06-02-2016, 04:22 PM
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I prefer short strokes with pressure.

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 06-02-2016, 05:12 PM
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This is one to eliminate shaving...hair won't grow through scar tissue

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 06-02-2016, 05:52 PM
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  • BobH
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Well, different strokes for different folks. I think ShadowsDad summed it up nicely. Personally I use long strokes on the easy parts of my face and shorter ones on the tricky parts. Not a big fan of using any pressure though. If you try leaning on an aggressive DE/SE or straight razor you will be in for trouble tout suite.

Bob

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 06-06-2016, 05:04 AM
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Long strokes, not much pressure preferred here.


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 06-06-2016, 07:36 AM
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Short strokes and a light touch here.  Seems like a no brainer but as always YMMV.

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 06-06-2016, 08:24 AM
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  • naiyor
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I'm one for short strokes and little pressure.

Do what works, but I  would go lightly with an unfamiliar razor.
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 06-06-2016, 08:48 AM
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If my face was wood a plane would work with long strokes.

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 06-06-2016, 11:08 AM
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I do long strokes with as little pressure as possible. I used to do short strokes, but have found them to be less effective for me than long strokes.  I haven't noticed stroke length as a factor that will make or break a shave, but pressure on the other hand, can make a world of difference. The only razor I have used that required pressure to get a good shave is the OneBlade, otherwise I keep the pressure light.

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 06-06-2016, 11:35 AM
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(06-06-2016, 08:48 AM)kav Wrote: If my face was wood a plane would work with long strokes.

Maybe some whittling here and there.

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 06-06-2016, 12:40 PM
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(06-06-2016, 11:35 AM)jpakstis Wrote:
(06-06-2016, 08:48 AM)kav Wrote: If my face was wood a plane would work with long strokes.

Maybe some whittling here and there.

Biggrin

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