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    Just discovered this DE

    Love and miss that razor. IMO, the short handle version is the best. Clean it up and show it off!
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    Da Vinci 290 Silvertip

    Gents, I'm sure there is forum history on this brush but what are your latest thoughts? I'm intrigued.
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    Austin: April 9, 2011 MEET UP!

    Looks like I'm in although it could be a bit past 5:00 for me, depending on how the end of the work day goes.. OK to bring spouses?
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    JORIS DE Tour Thread

    Well, Package #2 is back in Texas. Thanks to everyone for taking care of the gear and for the generous contributions to the box! More later....
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    JORIS DE Tour Thread

    My favorite setup - glad it's working for you!!
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    Austin: April 9, 2011 MEET UP!

    Guys, count me in - assuming April 6th is still the date and we're meeting somewhere in the Austin metro. Not sure if Mrs. texbilly or daughter texbilly will attend though.
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    JORIS DE Tour Thread

    Looks like the tour will end soon and I appreciate everyone taking care of the team's gear! Once the boxes return and I speak with Shawn and Bong, I'll come back with an an "update". Also - great writeups, Guys! :cowboy:
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    JORIS DE Tour Thread

    Thanks, Warren!
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    Austin: April 9, 2011 MEET UP!

    Tim, count me in! Shawn and I met for lunch today and were talking about the possibility. Sorry to hear you're moving but it sounds like a great opportunity for your family. First toast to you is on me. :thumbup:
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    JORIS DE Tour Thread

    Patrick, At the risk of stating the obvious, be sure to use LIGHT pressure. As a comparison, I regularly use a replated Gillette NEW long comb and can pretty much "dig in" with practically no risk to my face. With the Joris, its head design and blade exposure almost forces me to use a light...
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    JORIS DE Tour Thread

    OK, both of our latest takers have checked in and I've PM'd all to coordinate handoffs. Updated lineup is as follows: PACKAGE 1 superbleu (WA) highball (WA) Chester (CO) JeffBC (MA) jpakstis (MA) shanman (FL) Sluggo (WI) LittleLebowski (VA) pdillon (MO) CyclingFool PACKAGE 2 Nando (NH) Den...
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    JORIS DE Tour Thread

    Patrick, I'm glad you're enjoying the razor! I also find your comparison to the NEW interesting as I think it's a very forgiving shaver but certainly different than the Joris. I use the two of them 90% of the time. Big W was not thrilled with the razor and is ready to send it on its way to the...
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    JORIS DE Tour Thread

    Hi Gents - are packages rolling across the country by now? Let us know and please share experiences. Also, it looks like we'll be extending the tour a bit more. Two members - Beatnik and CyclingFool - have contacted me and I've given them the green light. More later.
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    Now I understand why so many like Astra blades!

    Somehow through all my ADs and experimenting, I only "discovered" Astras in the last year. They are really oustanding and a great value. I now include a 100-pack with most of my orders.....to combat bladapocolypse of course. :scared:
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    Liked Euro Palmolive as a stick, LOVE it grated into a bowl

    Yep, it's a brand thing. I only mill "special" stick-only soaps - LaToja (excellent) and Valobra (outstanding) are the two milled "pucks" in my daily roatation that fall into this category.
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