10-15-2016, 01:17 PM
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NOTE: I have no connection to Bullgoose Shaving, but Phil is a great guy.  I am doing this tour because I have been a fan of the Cobra Classic and King Cobra razors for several years, which were the inspiration for the Asylum Rx.   

General requirements for participation
Active Shave Nook members in "good standing" are welcome to send me a PM regarding participating in the tour. I would suggest active and good standing infers you have been around TSN for at least a few months and are participating in the community. If you are active on other shaving forums and are new to TSN I will take that into consideration. And if you do not qualify today but have interest, you may become eligible as the tour unfolds...so please feel free to send me a message and I can add you to the "reserve" list. 

Following are the rules that I have used for each of the tours I have hosted, which are simply intended to keep the tour fair, fun and safe. 

1. Please try to limit your time with the gear to 10 days. This should be enough time for some quality shaves and impressions. There will be exceptions, and if you know ahead of time your schedule will be limited (e.g., vacation, job constraints, travel) please let me know so we can adjust the order and keep the momentum going.

2. The package will contain an Asylum Rx razor, and packages of Kai Mild and Feather Professional blades.  Each member is invited to use one of each blade, so the package I am sending should allow up to 40 members to try the razor.  If we have more than interested members I will send additional blades onto the road when we reach that point.  

3. I am shipping the razor clean and sterilized. Please do the same before handing it off to the next member. Simple Green, soapy hot water, Barbicide and Scrubby Bubbles are fine.  Please do NOT use boiling water or bleach on the razor as it may cause irreversible damage. 

4. Carefully wrap and ship the package as your means allow (e.g, USPS, UPS, FedEx). It will be shipping in a small Priority Mail flat rate box. If Priority Mail is a hardship, please switch to a clean, generic box and pack securely. The razor and blades in the package are valued at over $300, and there is an expectation that each participant agrees to insure the package for $199 in order to cover most of the replacement costs should something go awry.  Total costs for Priority Mail and $199 insurance will be approximately $10, which you might consider the "cost of admission" for the tour.      

5. Communicate. Please post in this tour thread when you receive the razor and when it ships.  Upon receipt, please contact the next person on the list in order to have their shipping information on-hand when your time with the razor is over.  Please PM me as needed or if you have questions. It is never fun to track you down if you are in possession of the razor and have gone off the grid.  

6. Post reviews! Please share your impressions, good or bad, with your fellow TSN members.  

7. Have fun and...go Shave Nook!

Thanks TSN!

Asylum Rx U.S. Tour
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 10-15-2016, 01:23 PM
  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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As always, nice gesture, Michael.

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 10-15-2016, 01:58 PM
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Great tour Michael.  Thanks for doing this.

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 10-15-2016, 02:00 PM
  • Chaddy
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  • North Carolina
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Can I get in on this one please!

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 10-15-2016, 02:00 PM
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Never say never or always.

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 10-15-2016, 02:19 PM
  • RSP1
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  • Western NY
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Wow Michael! I didn't expect a tour on this one from you. People will be blown away!

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 10-15-2016, 03:16 PM
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Very generous of you, thank you Smile 

Too bad I am not in the CONUS and sending it here would take a long time. I don't want to hold anybody up, and I understand that we need all the reviews we can get.

I am happy to read about the reviews. I still have one ultimate razor purchase for this year and this is definitely a candidate.

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 10-15-2016, 04:03 PM
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I'm in.  Thanks, Michael.


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 10-15-2016, 04:44 PM
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Well done Michael.

Very cool of you.

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 10-15-2016, 05:04 PM
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Thanks for your generosity. Would love to give it a try.

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 10-15-2016, 05:06 PM
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Thanks Michael.

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 10-15-2016, 08:34 PM
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hello michael,  again very generous of you.  please add me to the tour, thanks for all the previous tours.  thanks again, brian (kbh2o)

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 10-16-2016, 06:18 AM
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Thanks Michael

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 10-16-2016, 06:56 AM
  • pb56
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Thank you Michael. You are a most gracious and generous gentleman indeed!

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 10-16-2016, 09:22 AM
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I've only recently heard about your "famous" tours.  Extremely generous of you.  Please count me in on this one.  Will PM you as requested.

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 10-16-2016, 09:40 AM
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First post updated with tour specifics. Next I will compile the participant list.

Thanks for the kind words gentlemen, but entirely unnecessary. My thanks go out to Phil and the other manufacturers creating these wonderful razors. The innovation has been amazing these last few years.

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 10-16-2016, 10:10 AM
  • nunhgrader
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  • Prairie Village, KS USA
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What a kind gesture!

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 10-16-2016, 10:39 AM
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I would be interested. Thank you for organizing this!

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 10-20-2016, 08:36 AM
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Apologies for not updating the tour participant list, but it is coming. However, I now have an Asylum Rx in my possession and it will hit the road this weekend on its way to the first member, glassmtn. (We had emailed when I was just contemplating the tour).


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 10-20-2016, 05:19 PM
  • Sully
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What a great offer Michael!  I was in on the original Cobra tour and ordered a Cobra before I passed the razor off to next person.  I think that your razor tours must have sold 1000's or razors.  These guys are in for a treat!

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