Exactly. And the Wunderbar is less aggressive than the .95 side of the DC, really. It's very smooth and nice to the skin, it has some potential to bite and cut deep, but it isn't aggressive. It is very much inspired by the very mild BBS series caps and plates, but twisted and modified.I only have the Lupo DC and the GC .84 sb plate and I wouldn't call them very aggressive at all, especially the GC.
That's interesting! I use the Lupo DC, so I have the .95 SB and .72 OC side. Both are funnily quite equal, they are a bit different, but I would have wished rather for a quite other way around .72 SB and .95 OC combo.RazoRock BBS Standard plate ~ A plate < BBS AS plate ~ Lupo 95 < Game Changer 84 Open Comb < Wunderbar
Yes and no, it isn't a good comparison. The RazoRock German Slant is a Merkur Slant copy, the Wunderbar has entirely different DNA. I also can't quite comprehend that the 37 rubbed you the wrong way. If you still have it, maybe give it another go with another blade. A few years ago there were few slants, before iKon and RazoRock and Fatip's LoStorto. When you compare the 37 to the 34 it might indeed be more aggressive, but that's s very mild baseline used for comparison.
You are most certainly not drunk. The .95 Lupo is not as efficient as the .84 OC or the .72 Lupo OC. Both of which I prefer over the .95.I have/ owned RazoRock :
Game Changer 84 Open Comb, BBS Standard, A, AS plate, Lupo 95 and Wunderbar.
Out of all these Game Changer 84 Open Comb is my favorite razor as it resonates with my 'stype' of shaving.
I can adjust to very mild shaves when used with Voskhod or Gillette 7 O'clock Black blades or go a bit more efficient when used with Gillette Nacet or Feather blades.
I got a really close shave with Feather blade and Game Changer 84 Open Comb, that hasn't yet been trumped yet.
BBS Standard is a very good razor for everyday shave, a short lived BBS shave and absolutely no irritation even when I'm being reckless, that is something to be cherished.
BBS A plate works well with Gillette Nacet blade but doesn't cut at all with the Voskhod blade and I mean it literally.
I fit the BBS A plate with Voskhod and went over the stubble area 3 times and it didn't even bothered the stubble area!
I switched to Wunderbar with the same Voskhod blade and got a smooth shave. It wasn't the closest shave but definitely a very clean, comfortable shave.
BBS AS plate is entirely different story, it is comparable to the Game Changer 84 Close Comb and I can see it being possible.
It loses some of the smoothness of BBS Standard razor in favor of the efficiency and that can be used for our benefit by using a smooth blade like Gillette 7 O'clock Black blades, Gillette Nacet or even Voskhod will work in the AS plate.
Coming to Lupo 95, it was a disappointment of sorts.
I got a chance to use Lupo 95 and initially I was very excited about it but later on I found no variation of closeness with different blades.
It would give a close shave with Nacet but not a closer shave with Feather blade. Gillette 7 O'clock Black blades gave comparative shaves and Voskhod was hopeless.
Shark Super Chrome blade was the best match with Lupo 95 but i couldn't get it at that time, and later on I totally lost the interest.
I sold off the Lupo 95 recently in favor of keeping my Game Changer 84 Open Comb.
Lupo 95 in my experience is too well behaved to provide variable shaves with different blades, at least in my case ie less blade feel to take advantage of the sharpness criteria of the blade after certain level of closeness in shave.
Wunderbar, ah it is a beautiful beast, totally unassuming and yet gives me the best shaves every time.
I find it becomes rough with Feather blade but with rest of the other blades it performs smoothly.
It is a practical, autopilot and no fuss razor and honestly speaking the best well behaved razor in my rotation.
In my experience out of the RazoRock razors that I own the efficiency level would be:
RazoRock BBS Standard plate ~ A plate < BBS AS plate ~ Lupo 95 < Game Changer 84 Open Comb < Wunderbar
I may seem like a drunk because I put the Lupo 95 behind Game Changer 84 Open Comb. That's because I can get better shaves with a Feather blade and GC84 OC.
My entire razor rotation comprises of RazoRock razors and they are excellent vfm products for me.
Anything less than BBS AS is a recipe for disappointment when you prefer efficiency over safety.
I was disappointed with the Lupo 95 even though this razor has impressed a lot of fellow gentlemen here and elsewhere.
YMMV comes to mind as I trust each of the praise about the razor was honest opinion and the company put it at the top of efficiency chart for some reason.