08-19-2012, 11:33 PM
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wow, what a rough shave tonight!!!!!!!!

I think I seriously need to start watching the blade angles more......

here's some photos of my terrible shave:

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 08-20-2012, 12:10 AM
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Oh gosh, sorry about that. What is your healing regimen?

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 08-20-2012, 12:23 AM
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  • Triad
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Those damn iridiums just send the rest to me ill get rid of em

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 08-20-2012, 12:44 AM
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......that isn't too bad....

....try using a thicker type of soap for more cushion....

..... a nice thick lather of Proraso might do the trick...

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 08-20-2012, 06:50 AM
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  • RedRocks
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(08-20-2012, 12:23 AM)Triad Wrote: Those damn iridiums just send the rest to me ill get rid of em

Well, maybe it's the Iridiums, but it could be the slant, so send that to me & I will dispose of it properly!

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 08-20-2012, 07:21 AM
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(08-20-2012, 12:23 AM)Triad Wrote: Those damn iridiums just send the rest to me ill get rid of em

(08-20-2012, 06:50 AM)RedRocks Wrote:
(08-20-2012, 12:23 AM)Triad Wrote: Those damn iridiums just send the rest to me ill get rid of em

Well, maybe it's the Iridiums, but it could be the slant, so send that to me & I will dispose of it properly!

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I agree, Andrew. Looks like an angle thing. It's easy to let the razor angle tip too much perpendicular to the skin especially on the lower neck.

It'll get better. Keep going.

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 08-20-2012, 09:05 AM
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  • RedRocks
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In all fairness to Iridiums and the Slant I'll give you my recent experience. I can usually get 6 good, clean, bloodless shaves from one Iridium - the 7th is iffy, and no way can I get 8. When it does become dull I will get a nick or two, then end up looking like shredded cabbage!

So I just received a Slant the other day. I had 5 shaves on an Iridium loaded in my Slim. I had cranked the Slim from 3 to 6 so I knew the blade was on its way out. I went ahead & took it from the Slim & loaded it in the Slant - yeah, stupid, I know.

But, I got a fabulous first Slant shave from the used blade. Toss it? Naw, I can squeeze #7 out of the blade - yeah, stupid, I know. My face looked like something from a horror movie!

Most of the scabs have washed off by now, but I'm going to give myself a couple more days before I have at it again - with a new Iridium this time!

Stick with it Andrew!

~Frank

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 08-20-2012, 09:11 AM
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  • slantman
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I doubt it was the slant Andrew. You should try changing blades. Sometimes one is bad even with excellent blades.

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 08-20-2012, 09:46 AM
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You should see my face after I shave.
I look like I shaved with a lawnmower.

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 08-20-2012, 10:52 AM
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(08-20-2012, 12:10 AM)kentclark Wrote: Oh gosh, sorry about that. What is your healing regimen?

I usually apply ASB or shea butter on my face for a few days until the redness goes away, for the most part.

(08-20-2012, 12:23 AM)Triad Wrote: Those damn iridiums just send the rest to me ill get rid of em

LOL!!!

I got 20 of them that someone sent me.

(08-20-2012, 12:44 AM)leonidas Wrote: ......that isn't too bad....

....try using a thicker type of soap for more cushion....

..... a nice thick lather of Proraso might do the trick...

I actually thought my lather was pretty decent.

I used razorock xxx for the shave.

(08-20-2012, 07:21 AM)CyanideMetal Wrote:
(08-20-2012, 12:23 AM)Triad Wrote: Those damn iridiums just send the rest to me ill get rid of em

(08-20-2012, 06:50 AM)RedRocks Wrote:
(08-20-2012, 12:23 AM)Triad Wrote: Those damn iridiums just send the rest to me ill get rid of em

Well, maybe it's the Iridiums, but it could be the slant, so send that to me & I will dispose of it properly!

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I agree, Andrew. Looks like an angle thing. It's easy to let the razor angle tip too much perpendicular to the skin especially on the lower neck.

It'll get better. Keep going.

I'm almost positive that that is what it is. I'm going to let my face heal for a week or two and get back into using my SE razors for a while. I have a GEM bladed loaded into my Gem 1912 that only has 2 shaves on it so I might give that a go again.

(08-20-2012, 09:05 AM)RedRocks Wrote: In all fairness to Iridiums and the Slant I'll give you my recent experience. I can usually get 6 good, clean, bloodless shaves from one Iridium - the 7th is iffy, and no way can I get 8. When it does become dull I will get a nick or two, then end up looking like shredded cabbage!

So I just received a Slant the other day. I had 5 shaves on an Iridium loaded in my Slim. I had cranked the Slim from 3 to 6 so I knew the blade was on its way out. I went ahead & took it from the Slim & loaded it in the Slant - yeah, stupid, I know.

But, I got a fabulous first Slant shave from the used blade. Toss it? Naw, I can squeeze #7 out of the blade - yeah, stupid, I know. My face looked like something from a horror movie!

Most of the scabs have washed off by now, but I'm going to give myself a couple more days before I have at it again - with a new Iridium this time!

Stick with it Andrew!

~Frank

thanks for the words of encouragement!

(08-20-2012, 09:11 AM)slantman Wrote: I doubt it was the slant Andrew. You should try changing blades. Sometimes one is bad even with excellent blades.

I think it's wholly a technique problem.

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 08-20-2012, 02:32 PM
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Ouch!

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 08-20-2012, 07:13 PM
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  • freddy
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Andrew, I love my slant and usually have no problems with it. Of course the combination of angle and sensitive skin probably isn't helping matters for you. Good luck and I hope you won't give up on the slant just yet.

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 08-20-2012, 08:22 PM
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Hope you heal up soon, Andrew. i have never had an issue with the Iridiums, but there can always be a bad blade. Have you had the slant for long?

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 08-21-2012, 06:46 AM
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  • ben74
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I've never used a slant, but I swear by the SI blades.

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 08-21-2012, 08:43 AM
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(08-20-2012, 10:52 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: I think it's wholly a technique problem.

Perhaps so. I had a couple slant razors and could never learn the proper technique, no matter what blades I tried.

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 08-21-2012, 10:04 AM
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  • EHV
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I've just discovered the SI blades and the second shave in, I had a load of weepers on my first pass which had only happened to me once before with a Derby blade.
I think that however fantastic a blade is,(in the case of the SI), there can be some duds so I question the bad blade theory as well.

Add to that, the fact that, you seem to use SE's so frequently, the DE Slant may have seemed a tad foreign this time. When I switch back to DE from an extended period with an SE, I need to go slower, concentrate a bit more and watch my angles.

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 08-21-2012, 12:30 PM
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(08-20-2012, 07:13 PM)freddy Wrote: Andrew, I love my slant and usually have no problems with it. Of course the combination of angle and sensitive skin probably isn't helping matters for you. Good luck and I hope you won't give up on the slant just yet.

I'll give it another run...eventually.

I'm going back to my injectors and other SE razors for now.

(08-20-2012, 08:22 PM)celestino Wrote: Hope you heal up soon, Andrew. i have never had an issue with the Iridiums, but there can always be a bad blade. Have you had the slant for long?

the shave with the SI was the 4th shave I had with the slant in question. the first 3 shaves I used an Astra SP blade, and while I did get some burn on the lower region of my neck (my usual trouble spot, coupled with the fact that I've never used a slant before), the shave went pretty well.

(08-21-2012, 08:43 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(08-20-2012, 10:52 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: I think it's wholly a technique problem.

Perhaps so. I had a couple slant razors and could never learn the proper technique, no matter what blades I tried.

that could be it. for a while I was using mostly SE razors.

(08-21-2012, 10:04 AM)EHV Wrote: I've just discovered the SI blades and the second shave in, I had a load of weepers on my first pass which had only happened to me once before with a Derby blade.
I think that however fantastic a blade is,(in the case of the SI), there can be some duds so I question the bad blade theory as well.

Add to that, the fact that, you seem to use SE's so frequently, the DE Slant may have seemed a tad foreign this time. When I switch back to DE from an extended period with an SE, I need to go slower, concentrate a bit more and watch my angles.

I think I'm going to go back to my SEs for a while and revisit the DE again eventually. I still have a bunch of injectors and other SE razors that I haven't shaved with yet.

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 08-21-2012, 01:09 PM
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great pics Andrew,

You have some serious coarse hair... definitely give yourself some prep time to soften them up...

Do you use a few drops of shave oil? I know for me, a slicker oil goes a long way!

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 08-21-2012, 06:05 PM
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Brother, if you can hang with injectors and SE's, one of the three variables was awry. My guess is either bad/dropped blade or lather. Ouch!

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 08-21-2012, 08:06 PM
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My neck always looks the way yours does in these pictures. I'm not sure if I'll ever have an okay neck shave.

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