09-23-2012, 11:21 AM
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  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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When I started wet shaving a little over two years I taught myself.
I never received shaving instructions from my Dad, he handed me an electric razor. Through the years I used both electric and cartridge razors.

I started my wet shaving journey as many others with a Superspeed.
Other razors were added to my Nook, over time.

It was several weeks ago that I used my Fat Boy for an entire week.
For the first time I thoroughly enjoy using it and the shaves were fantastic.

From that week I learned that a sharp blade works best in an
aggressive razor. More then that I have discovered that I like a more aggressive razor to shave with.

I view this as my natural progression in wet shaving. Maturing as a wet shaver brings new learning experiences and a deeper appreciation for the razor choice. Discovering the joy the aggressive razor brings to my shave.

Will my SuperSpeeds, Techs, and other less aggressive razors go unused no. Now I know what razors will bring the shave up to the next level. MMM maybe a new razor is in my future.

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 09-23-2012, 11:57 AM
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Brad, only one new razor in the future? Hee hee.
Enjoy the shaves.

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 09-23-2012, 02:15 PM
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  • Triad
  • Triad Razor Handles
  • Texas
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A futur in your future? Sorry i know

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 09-23-2012, 02:19 PM
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  • Dave
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I went the opposite way. I started out aggressive and have settled on more mild razors as my technique has improved.

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 09-23-2012, 08:34 PM
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  • beartrap
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  • Southern California
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Another YMMV in it's finest. Try it, try them all or you will never know for sure. I almost always go aggressive these days, but sometimes I want mild and I get great shave with it Biggrin

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 09-23-2012, 08:38 PM
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I thought the next regression (ahem, I mean progression) is to go straight?

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 09-23-2012, 08:47 PM
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  • beartrap
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Straight is a whole new animal, if you start it, get ready to get a a strop and a rock and 268 razors and more soaps (because new soaps are better with new razors) Biggrin

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 09-23-2012, 09:11 PM
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Howler, My evolution as a shaver is quite close to yours. I found that sharper blades work best in an aggressive razor too.

And then there are the SE razors that just naturally start at mid aggressive (and go up) compared to DE.

You're on a slippery slope my friend! An enjoyable slippery slope though.

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 09-24-2012, 12:50 AM
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  • Johan
  • Barberian of the lathering
  • Sweden
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This is my oh so scientific formula. Biggrin

Agressive (effective not harsh) razor [insert blade variable] -->close with few passes= Smooth skin without irritation.

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