12-26-2012, 12:41 PM
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I know its been posted before. How aggressive is a black tip SS?

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 12-26-2012, 01:48 PM
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From what I have read they're more mild than aggressive...all of the SS's

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 12-26-2012, 02:47 PM
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If my brain recalls correctly
Blue Tip is the mildest
Black and unpainted are your normal SS
Red Tip is the most aggressive

Aggressive all being very subjective as they as all SuperSpeeds and none fit the definition of aggressive shavers.

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 12-26-2012, 04:01 PM
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I have a Black Tip (the aluminum one), and it's a pretty mild shaver so long as you get the right blade into it. Of course, if you put the wrong one in, it's horrible to shave with. Somewhat amusingly, I've found that Gillette blades work best in mind (7 O'clock Yellows, specifically, though, as always, YMMV).

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 12-26-2012, 04:27 PM
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(12-26-2012, 02:47 PM)wingdo Wrote: If my brain recalls correctly
Blue Tip is the mildest
Black and unpainted are your normal SS
Red Tip is the most aggressive

Aggressive all being very subjective as they as all SuperSpeeds and none fit the definition of aggressive shavers.

Doug is correct. The Black tip is equal to the 1940's Super Speeds and the 1950's Silver Flair Tip Super Speeds. 1950's Blue Tips are the mildest and 1950's Red Tips are the most aggressive.

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 12-27-2012, 09:58 AM
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I think it partially depends on whether you get one with an aluminum or steel handle. From what I've read, the aluminum handled ones are a little lighter, and thus some consider them to be milder. It's easy to tell the difference between the two by looks:

http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/Gillette_...uper_Speed

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