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    Are Personna twin cartridges worth trying?

    Anybody like the Personna Twin Pivot Plus? These are sold as the generic TracII with different labels. It just astounds me how they're only a fraction price of the Gillette Trac IIs. How are they? I'm thinking about getting some as a travel blade.
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    Anyone like the Personna Twin Pivot Plus?

    I noticed the Personna Twin Pivot Plus work better when you scrape off the Lube strip. I feel like it gets in the way of blade exposure, and when you remove the strip, it's easier to fiddle around with the angle. The Trac II handle feels like it's in-between a DE and Cartridge. Anyone else feel...
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    Treet Platinums good? What about Trig blades?

    I feel like the Trigs work best in an aggressive cutting head. The Platinums worked good in a Superspeed, but I had to make sure to give a light touch. Otherwise, they would give me tons of weepers
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    Treet Platinums good? What about Trig blades?

    I find the Trigs to give a soft shave. I feel like they would be good for aggressive razor heads. Is the Treet Platinum sharp at all? I've got a superspeed
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    Treet Platinums good? What about Trig blades?

    I heard the Trig blades are more forgiving than the Treet Platinum But Trigs aren't commonly tlked about. Tree has so many varieties of DE blades. They also have a Trac II style cartridge.
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    Treet Platinums good? What about Trig blades?

    Anyone have experience with Treets or Trig Silver Edge? I can find both of these very cheap, but im,not sure on the difference between them.
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    Anyone like the Personna Twin Pivot Plus?

    I noticed that I can get a ton of these Personna cartridges for very cheap compared to the Gillette Trac II. Does anyone actually like shaving with these? Should I also consider the Dorcos from Family Dollar or maybe the Humble Twin from DSC?
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    Who likes Shave Secret oil?

    I think it'll make a good pre-shave. I just thought it'd be a better buy than paying like $20 for Art of Shaving pre-shave oil. That one seemed like a rip-off
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    Who likes Shave Secret oil?

    I decided to get some Shave Secret for like $4, because it is accessible in my area. Anybody use this a pre-shave? I thinking about massaging a little onto my face and then lather my cream on top of it. I use an SE, so I need maximum protection.
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    Who still likes the Trac II?

    I noticed that I have to still do 3 passes with a Trac II, similar to a mild DE. It's blade geometry makes it a little less precise than a DE, but I like the fixed head and being able to control the angle somewhat. I someitmes get the feeling that Gillette is making these blades not last for as...
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    Who still likes the Trac II?

    https://www.amazon.com/Trac-II-Razor-Compatible/dp/B00QMGK2MC/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1472447028&sr=8-1&keywords=trac+ii+razor I got this cheap India handle to try them out. It looks like the original one in appearance. Does the weight of the handle make a difference? What about Personna...
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    Who still likes the Trac II?

    Does anyone here use the Trac II or Atra systems from the 70s as a daily driver? I find them comparable to a mild DE, and I usually need to do several passes with them. It's just hard to find 2-blade razors unless if they're those junky plastic disposables
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    Should I try TOBS creams? Proraso user here

    That's similar to my case. I find it hard to match Arko's slickness sometimes. But I think TOBS looks more slick than Proraso. With Proraso, I always felt like it was missing something.
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    Should I try TOBS creams? Proraso user here

    Is TOBS a good cream to upgrade to? I find Proraso to be OK as a baseline to compare others to, but I want to "move up" to another brand. How is the slickness in TOBS?
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    How is Barbasol Sensitive? (The orange one)

    I always thought Barbasol was one of the more acceptable Canned Goos. Compared to Gillete Foamy, it seems more popular. It could be because it's made by a domestic, American company
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