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Recent content by FloppyJoe

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    What's your soap for today?

    Williams
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    Gamechanger .84: my worst shaves ever. Help me figure out why.

    I think there are a ton of variables. I have a GC 84 and it works great for me with any blade I have tried. If it doesn't work for you, I would put it aside and stick with what works. Maybe inspiration will strike and you will narrow down what the issue may be.
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    World’s Mildest (New) Razor?

    The Baili 176 is a steal. One of the best shavers out there at any price.
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    Most Luxurious Shaving Soap?

    I have two, Williams Mug Soap and Penhaligon's English Fern. The first because I really like the scent, the lather is perfect and there is something old school cool about using a mug. The second is because the formulation I have is not made anymore. It was an excellent soap back when...
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    The Tech Clone Wars

    I tried the Qshave rimei 2002 clone today. On the one hand, it is a close shaver, one of the closest I have ever used. It has a substantial blade gap but very little blade feel, most of the time. Slight changes to angle or geometry of the face and you get some decent blade feel. It reminds...
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    Williams Again

    I have been using this approach recently. This approach works very well. I would try this approach first. I think if you have a hard to lather puck, try the dry brush method until the puck softens with use. After that go back to this approach. I think the key to both is a less than super...
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    Do I need a Black Beauty?

    Buy one, you only live once.
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    Blade Feel

    It’s the pressure of the blade on the skin as well as the angle that the blade meets the skin. Exposure and angle.
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    3 pass shave. Yes or no.

    I do 3 pass with touch-ups whether I shave daily or not. I like a BBS shave. I can get close with 2 passes, but my neck is a train wreck unless I add the third pass. Some do 2 or 1 pass shaves. Works for them.
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    Williams Again

    I would agree, a super badger may not be the way to go here. I use my Rooney Best that I bought years ago. It seems to a good match for Wiliams on other soaps.
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    Williams Again

    I have been trying this approach and it works very well! I go with a completely dry brush to start. I cover the puck with hot water, let it sit for a few seconds and then throw out the water. Then I go to work with a dry brush and get a decent coating on the tip of the brush, about 30-40...
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    My Buddy the Parat

    I tried it yesterday with a 7 o'clock super platinum (India). Oy Vey! It was awesome! I only used the super platinum one other time years ago and I thought it was trash. This one came with the Sterling I bought. It was a great shave, very sharp and very smooth. A definite upgrade over the...
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    Lupo stainless?

    They are good but only lasted about 6 shaves for me.
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    My Buddy the Parat

    I am a huge fan of the Tech. Although the spice of life is indeed, spice, I do like to try something different from time to time so I broke out my Parat and loaded it up with a new Rapira Platinum. These are a joy to use! Simple, great weighting and a solid shave. If you haven't been tempted...
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    What to look for in buying a Gillette Tech on ebay

    First off is pictures, lots of clear pictures of the razor. Second, a reputable seller, if they don't have good reviews, pass. Lastly, the style is kind of up to you, but most gravitate towards the triangle slot "Pre-war" techs. They tend to give slightly better results. Should run $50-$30...
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