Do you prefer paste on linen, leather, a paddle, a combo? I have red and green paste on a piece of balsa from Larry's poor man's strop deal. I also have two of his beginners strops (suede on one side, smooth leather on the other - 2.25in), and a Prima Rindleder made in Germany thing my Dad gave me (1.75in) with linen on one side. Both unpasted. I use both the Rindleder and the Prima evey time I shave. The 2nd PMS is a backup, just sitting in the closet for now, because I am sipposed to be nicking up my strops, although it hasn't yet happened, miraculously. So far about 20 laps on the German line, 10 or 20 on the suede, another 20-30 on each smooth leather (~50 total on the leather) and I get a great shave (except it is a noob shave with noob technique). I have used the green and red paste once, when I thought the stropping didn't cut it, and it helped. I am thinking a little diamond paste at 2 or 3 mic might be a good addition, but not sur where to put it. On the linen, suede, leather? Should I dedicate a strop for paste, maybe the backup PMS, paste on both suede and leather sides? Or just stick with the current setup, which seems to work ok.