11-07-2012, 03:11 PM
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  • Harvey
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Can anyone describe what the BARBASOL "Floating" head is? I know about the curve at the ends and the aggressive 'teeth" but what makes the head "float" . The blade does not move nor is the curve particularily unusual so what is "floating" Just does not make sense why they call it by that name. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks HarveyHuhHuhHuhHuh

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 11-07-2012, 06:37 PM
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  • vuk
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I've never used one so I can't say for sure but from what I understand on the floating head model the blade doesn't rest on the saftey bar because of that curve; while on the non-floating head model it does.

Yohann did a review a while back. http://shavenook.com/thread-off-beat-raz...ating-head

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 11-07-2012, 07:00 PM
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  • Harvey
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I wonder if it is similar to the Muhle R41 ...also has a lot of blade exposed..perhaps that is why it is so "aggressive"...I guess "float" means "rest on top of"...Thanks for the link. I don,t even have one of these..just wondered. Lightbulb

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 11-07-2012, 07:23 PM
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  • Triad
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Heres a pic of mine with a blade loaded it does not rest on the bar
[Image: c71d0ceb.jpg]

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 11-07-2012, 08:01 PM
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(11-07-2012, 07:00 PM)Harvey Wrote: I wonder if it is similar to the Muhle R41 ...also has a lot of blade exposed..perhaps that is why it is so "aggressive"...I guess "float" means "rest on top of"...Thanks for the link. I don,t even have one of these..just wondered. Lightbulb

* Harvey, i found the Barbasol milder than the R41, no comparison. The Barbasol was a smoother shaver, but quite aggressive. The R41 is just "aggressive" and nothing more; for me, it was never smooth, just an effective razor that ended up being too much for a daily shaver. Good luck to you.

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