03-18-2012, 12:26 PM
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  • Brent
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I'm surfing this site and watching the MSU - St Louis game and a Gillette Proglide commercial came on that made me laugh a bit ironically...

The premise I thought interesting. A man tries to see how long he can last on one cartridge which I thought was a bit anti-Gillette. Maybe it's a nod to the economic times and how expensive the products now are as they advertised he went 5 weeks.

I'm sure most on here used carts at one point... How long would you go on a cart? I'd commonly go 5 weeks, but that was due to sporadic shaving, being cheap and trying to avoid shaving as much as possible.

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 03-18-2012, 12:38 PM
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  • Teiste
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A Gillette Fusion Proglide cartridge last me around 5 shaves...If I use it to shave my head,around 3...

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 03-18-2012, 12:39 PM
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(03-18-2012, 12:26 PM)Brent Wrote: I'm surfing this site and watching the MSU - St Louis game and a Gillette Proglide commercial came on that made me laugh a bit ironically...

The premise I thought interesting. A man tries to see how long he can last on one cartridge which I thought was a bit anti-Gillette. Maybe it's a nod to the economic times and how expensive the products now are as they advertised he went 5 weeks.

I'm sure most on here used carts at one point... How long would you go on a cart? I'd commonly go 5 weeks, but that was due to sporadic shaving, being cheap and trying to avoid shaving as much as possible.

Me too Brent, and I'm in Columbus as well.

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 03-18-2012, 12:49 PM
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  • Brent
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Ha! And both of us were not smart enough to get tickets!

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 03-18-2012, 12:57 PM
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(03-18-2012, 12:49 PM)Brent Wrote: Ha! And both of us were not smart enough to get tickets!

Biggrin

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 03-18-2012, 01:01 PM
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There's a popular radio show host in Atlanta that made a disposable last an entire year, and I tried his method and made a bump fighter cart last 3 months before I got bored with it. The key is to make sure you dry the blades well.

My straight razor should last at least a century though, so that wins the contest.Biggrin

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 03-18-2012, 01:35 PM
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To answer the question, I never got past the 2 blade cart. I'd shave in the shower daily and it would last no more than a couple of weeks. And it really was never that great.

In full disclosure, I never did know how often the 'wifey unit' used my razor.

I still don't. Dodgy

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 03-18-2012, 05:37 PM
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  • Sully
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I could get 5 shaves out of my Fusion cartridges.

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 03-21-2012, 01:45 PM
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  • sp514
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I could use a cart for maybe a few weeks, then again, I didn't shave everyday back then.

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 03-22-2012, 08:00 AM
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  • Songwind
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My carts would be good for 6-8 shaves. Depending on how disillusioned I was feeling about shaving, that might be as much as 2 months. Smile

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 03-22-2012, 08:04 AM
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  • Harvey
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Use them just for the neck and it will last for 6 months (final pass)

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 03-22-2012, 08:04 AM
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Use them just for the neck and it will last for 6 months (final pass)

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 03-22-2012, 10:25 AM
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IMHO - the cartridge fills in where technique is lacking. For me trying this new/old style of shaving, DE...reminded me that even a chore so mundane as shaving could be made interesting

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 03-22-2012, 04:19 PM
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  • brg
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About 3 weeks, 7 or 8 shaves out of an M3 or Quattro Titanium. But that was a long time ago...

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