12-07-2016, 09:26 AM
  • vuk
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  • Virginia
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I've tried both and seem to always go back to short strokes. I can get a good shave with either method but go back to short strokes out of habit.

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 12-13-2016, 08:03 PM
  • GKR1
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  • San Diego
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1 1/2 inch strokes on cheeks.  1 inch jawline pulled up to cheek.  Neck short strokes.  On 2nd and 3rd pass longer strokes and a lot of buuffing on hair knots that grow in different direction under chin and jaw.

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 12-18-2016, 08:28 AM
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I buff...short, over-lapping strokes, everywhere.

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 12-20-2016, 06:10 PM
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(12-05-2016, 06:21 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: __Yes__

My thoughts exactly.  Smile

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 12-28-2016, 05:42 PM
  • Jdrain
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  • Virginia via Michigan
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I tend to do short strokes on my first pass then longer strokes for the XTG pass, back to short strokes if I go ATG.

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 12-29-2016, 11:19 AM
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For me long strokes with a straight and short with a DE

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 01-11-2017, 09:05 AM
  • doc47
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  • Northern Arizona
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I shave with small Swedish full hollow razors and find that very short strokes work the best. When I shave with an Aristocrat, my strokes may be a bit longer, but I still wouldn't call them long strokes.

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 01-11-2017, 06:06 PM
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On initial passes I do small sliding strokes. On my final pass I do long stokes with the blade flat to the face. Also the length varies on the area, checks and neck vs chin and upper lip. Just have to find what works for you and gives you the results your satisfied with

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 01-12-2017, 02:22 PM
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Short strokes

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