05-30-2019, 10:54 AM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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We are considering coming out with a Gen II of the Asylum Rx. If we do, what are some modifications that you would like to see? Just curious.

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 05-30-2019, 12:54 PM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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(05-30-2019, 10:54 AM)bullgoose Wrote: We are considering coming out with a Gen II of the Asylum Rx. If we do, what are some modifications that you would like to see? Just curious.

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 05-30-2019, 02:10 PM
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  • Puma
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  • Central Jersey
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(05-30-2019, 10:54 AM)bullgoose Wrote: We are considering coming out with a Gen II of the Asylum Rx. If we do, what are some modifications that you would like to see? Just curious.

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 05-30-2019, 03:50 PM
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  • Sully
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I would like to it be milder.  I would also like it to be lighter without going the route of titanium.  I think making it titanium could possibly move the price point out of my reach.

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 05-30-2019, 03:50 PM
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  • pbrmhl
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  • Seattle
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Honestly, I wouldn’t change anything. The RX remains my favorite AC-blade razor, with the ATT SE2 close behind. The others are adequate, but sacrifice just a touch in efficiency.

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 05-30-2019, 05:17 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(05-30-2019, 03:50 PM)Sully Wrote: I would like to it be milder.  I would also like it to be lighter without going the route of titanium.  I think making it titanium could possibly move the price point out of my reach.

Yes, I was thinking lighter... maybe hard anodized aluminum. I’m also thinking a bit less blade feel

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 05-30-2019, 05:19 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(05-30-2019, 03:50 PM)pbrmhl Wrote: Honestly, I wouldn’t change anything. The RX remains my favorite AC-blade razor, with the ATT SE2 close behind. The others are adequate, but sacrifice just a touch in efficiency.

Thank you. I appreciate that. We may bring the original back at some point but, I want to change things up a bit to keep things interesting.

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 05-30-2019, 05:41 PM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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I love everything about the razor, and I especially like the weight, but there is a little too much blade feel for my mild face and beard.

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 05-30-2019, 05:54 PM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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(05-30-2019, 05:41 PM)evnpar Wrote: I love everything about the razor, and I especially like the weight, but there is a little too much blade feel for my mild face and beard.

Agreed.

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 05-30-2019, 06:00 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I am meeting with a team of engineers next Friday to discuss my objectives. One thing I definitely want to do is to decrease the blade feel while maintaining efficiency.

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 05-30-2019, 08:37 PM
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IMO, an adjustment on the head angle would make it more user friendly. I find it works wonderfully once you find the right angle, most efficient razor. But holding that angle across places with changing angles, say the jawline or close to the adam's apple, is hard and my theory is an angled head could help with that.

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 05-30-2019, 11:48 PM
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I would suggest going the route of ATT and Mongoose and offering a high quality aluminum version.    As per other comments, some of us prefer lighter razors and don't want to fork out the money for Titanium.

With regards to the comments about blade feel, this was one reason I did not purchase the razor as I prefer milder razors with a bit less blade feel.

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 05-31-2019, 04:49 PM
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I’d love to not have the outer blade guards - that makes trimming my goatee much less precise than, say, the ATT SE1. I’m ok with the aggressiveness and blade feel.

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 05-31-2019, 05:27 PM
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  • Chaddy
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  • North Carolina
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Make quite a few so they don’t sale out so quick. Everything in the shave world sale out in a hour and I always miss out.

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 05-31-2019, 06:00 PM
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  • Asafiev
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  • Lancaster, PA
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I would love to try the Asylum RX but to be honest the reputation as an aggressive razor has kept me away.  If this edition was toned down I would be interested.  For me, I prefer Stainless Steel over Aluminum.

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 06-01-2019, 12:59 AM
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I'd love a brass or cooper version.

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 06-01-2019, 06:07 AM
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  • bijou
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  • Chicago Illinois
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For me the weight is fine I switch out the handle for a SS 90 x 13, if I want to make the razor lighter I use a Ti handle.

What I would like to see is a little less blade feel (I like to feel the blade since I use a CG L3 DC) l like aggressive but the RX  can be slightly harsh, not smooth. So I would like to feel a smoother shave without sacrificing effecenty and the ability to use a super pro blade.

Since I rarely use the razor i,m not interested in buying it in other materials, if the new adjustments satisfy my needs then yes I would want to pick an additional razor or 2 in other materials like brass.

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 06-01-2019, 06:33 AM
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The two big things keeping me from trying the razor are 1) the reputation that it is a very aggressive razor and 2) the higher price point. A mild-medium razor closer to $180 would make me interested.

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 06-01-2019, 06:42 AM
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  • bullgoose
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(06-01-2019, 06:33 AM)vadim Wrote: The two big things keeping me from trying the razor are 1) the reputation that it is a very aggressive razor and 2) the higher price point. A mild-medium razor closer to $180 would make me interested.

One of the problems of the design is the difficulty machining the razor. Due to the curves, contours and tight spaces, it required a 5 Axis machine and a lot of machine time which translates to a lot of $$. Most of the machined razors on the market only require a 3 Axis machine and are less expensive to manufacture.

We are looking into alternate manufacturing methods of the head to bring the cost down.

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 06-01-2019, 07:43 AM
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  • Asafiev
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  • Lancaster, PA
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(06-01-2019, 06:42 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(06-01-2019, 06:33 AM)vadim Wrote: The two big things keeping me from trying the razor are 1) the reputation that it is a very aggressive razor and 2) the higher price point. A mild-medium razor closer to $180 would make me interested.

One of the problems of the design is the difficulty machining the razor. Due to the curves, contours and tight spaces, it required a 5 Axis machine and a lot of machine time which translates to a lot of $$. Most of the machined razors on the market only require a 3 Axis machine and are less expensive to manufacture.

We are looking into alternate manufacturing methods of the head to bring the cost down.

I think the 5 Axis design makes it stand out and justifies the cost.

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