I do only one pass , after a hot shower . No pre shave , just a 70s black handle Superspeed , Only cold water is what I use for post shave , nothing fancy , but it works . Damn close to bbs shave every time .
I do something similar. I lather my entire face and then use as many strokes as possible to shave each quadrant of my face: right side of face, left side of face, right side of neck and left side of neck. I always re-lather before starting on my neck and, depending on the humidity, I sometimes re-lather before shaving the left side of my face.I lather one time and shave ATG with as many strokes needed to achieve BBS. ATG for me is south to north in most areas, but also east/west and west/east in some areas. I only use razors that hold the blade extremely rigid. Rigidity makes all the difference! BBS is a must every shave for me.