03-25-2018, 06:15 AM
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  • SCOV
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My first pass is normally "error free."  More nicks on subsequent passes. A recent cut was not while shaving but just holding my mildest razor too close while admiring my shave in the mirror.  I always assume concentration (or lack there of) was main contributor to most nicks.

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 03-25-2018, 06:35 AM
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(03-25-2018, 06:15 AM)SCOV Wrote: My first pass is normally "error free."  More nicks on subsequent passes. A recent cut was not while shaving but just holding my mildest razor too close while admiring my shave in the mirror.  I always assume concentration (or lack there of) was main contributor to most nicks.

Now that shaving has become more of an old routine for me I tend to loose concentration.

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 03-25-2018, 05:21 PM
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Ran a straight 2 inches down my cheek a few weeks ago. Been concentrating a lot more since then.

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 03-25-2018, 05:30 PM
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The shave no. Just two passes with a straight and done. I do during my lathering to make sure it is the proper consistency and hydrated well...so no/yes

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 03-26-2018, 02:07 PM
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I join the consensus of the straight razor users - there is a definite mindfulness that brings me into the morning when there is a bare blade.  If I'm distracted or in a rush I bail out to a DE.

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 03-28-2018, 09:31 AM
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I think Brent makes a great point about bailing out to a DE razor. It doesn’t have to be either/or...and can easily be...what am I in the mood for...what do I have time for during shave time.

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 03-28-2018, 10:47 AM
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(03-28-2018, 09:31 AM)Ols67 Wrote: I think Brent makes a great point about bailing out to a DE razor.  It doesn’t have to be either/or...and can easily be...what am I in the mood for...what do I have time for during shave time.

The question on this thread is: do you concentrate while shaving?

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 03-28-2018, 03:16 PM
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  • JABF99
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I am only 8 weeks in on using a straight razor so I have to concentrate.  Every time a lapse for a moment I pay the price for my inattention.  But as long as I do pay attention to what I am doing it goes very well now.  I find it enjoyable so I don't mind concentrating on what I'm doing.

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 03-29-2018, 06:27 AM
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(03-28-2018, 10:47 AM)shave/brush Wrote:
(03-28-2018, 09:31 AM)Ols67 Wrote: I think Brent makes a great point about bailing out to a DE razor.  It doesn’t have to be either/or...and can easily be...what am I in the mood for...what do I have time for during shave time.

The question on this thread is: do you concentrate while shaving?

When using a straight, yes.  A DE, no.

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 03-29-2018, 11:47 AM
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(03-18-2018, 09:52 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: With a straight razor, I'm very focused.  With a DE, the concentration is not as intense, but I'm still conscious and careful about the process.

Agreed - with a straight I am super focused.  Last time I lost focus I ended up with a "dueling" scar.

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 03-29-2018, 01:25 PM
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Taking your sweet time in a relaxed zen like mode is essential to a enjoyable & comfortable close shave. When I'm pressed for time it's canned goo and 1 pass WTG using a 7 bladed monstrosity (dorco pace 7).

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