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Bump Fighter aka Trac 2 type razor

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I found this system in Walmart and got curious. The blades and razor system are generally for black man who have trouble shaving. The blades are made especially for this purpose. However upon closer inspect I realized that the handle will accept Trac 2 type blades so I bought a pack of Personna blades.

Well to my surprise the shave is first class. Very close and smooth and of course void of irritation. I know what your thinking this guy doesn't know anything. Well I currently use a Slant,open comb,Progress and you name it all others including the dreaded straight.

My total cost was under $7.00 and this is the perfect solution for travel. So give it a shot and you tell me. One other thing this system is made by ASRC

Trac 2 lives on

I believe the whole razor is metal and has a rubber grip around the handle. I will weigh the razor when I get home next week but it feels too heavy to be plastic.

Latest reviews

Pros: Good shave
Cons: No lubrastrip
The handle is a good one and it cuts the hair at the right length. Any longer then not good look and may as well go electric, any closer cut and I get in-growing hairs and rashes and bumps.
Grip
4.00 star(s)
Price
2.00 star(s)
Balance
0.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Adjustability
0.00 star(s)
User Friendly
5.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
2.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
4.00 star(s)
Pros: Excellent handling, ease of use, leverages inexpensive twin blade design
Cons: Insufficient rinsewater access from behind, slight difficulty changing cartridges
Through the years, especially with having had a mediocre experience with the long-ago migration from Trac II to Atra, I stuck with Trac II and generic fixed twin blades. I started my newfound shaving enthusiasm with the discovery that there were inexpensive buy-in-bulk options for replacement blades from eCommerce sources, and this razor kept turning up as a good choice for continued use of the cartridges.
As it was not available at a nearby Walmart or CVS, I tacked it on to an online shopping spree.
The razor has a lot of smarts that take handling of a 44-year-old twin blade design to a new degree. The mounting head is at the end of an arc that keeps the business end, and any cream or foam, away from your hand. The holding angle is comfortable for the force that has to be applied for cartridge shaving. The rubber handle cannot be topped for handling or control.
The main drawback to the design relates to the tendency for hairs to get jammed between twin blades. There are only two small access holes in the back of the head, so if you try to use a gush of water to rinse the blades from behind, you are not going to get a lot of flush-through. As twin blade razors go, I found it takes a couple tries to get the rails slid into the cartridge when changing blades. That may be the machining of the rails, or it may be the previous handling experience of the user.
The razor comes with two blades, which sport a "bump guard" design that recesses the edges slightly away from the face. This allows a tiny amount of whisker to remain at the follicle, helping to avoid curl-back and ingrowth. Being Europid and not suffering from shave bumps, I have had no immediate reason to try them, but I am keeping them in reserve in case back-to-back DE BBS shaves take a toll and force me to go easy on the face.
I keep a bump guard with a fresh generic twin blade ready, whether as a routine rotation with DE or if the clock dictates reverting to finger-painted Barbasol and a single pass with twin blade.
Grip
5.00 star(s)
Price
4.00 star(s)
Balance
5.00 star(s)
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Adjustability
3.00 star(s)
User Friendly
5.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
4.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
4.00 star(s)
Pros: cost compatibility ergonomics
Cons: branding
Works well with Trac II cartridges. Handle is aluminum, feels solid. Grip is molded plastic that slides on over the handle, stays in place securely. Head is a metal track screwed to solid black plastic. Heft and balance are ok, and it feels good in the hand. With the Trac II cartridge, I prefer it to the Mach 3. Good travel razor.

Cartridge is a little stiff to slide on, but is held securely. Bump Fighter name is molded into handle: not obvious, but the name just isn't sexy. Cartridges are gentle but did give me a reasonable shave. Would not use regularly, but they would work in a pinch. This may be the lowest cost solidly-built shaver available from a chain drugstore.
Grip
4.00 star(s)
Price
5.00 star(s)
Balance
4.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Adjustability
1.00 star(s)
User Friendly
4.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
1.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
4.00 star(s)

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