After repeatedly hearing people say that shallow angle works best for them (particularly ATG), it seems as though it's become almost common wisdom to tell relatively new shavers like myself to ride the cap to reduce irritation. However, I've never been able to get a shallow angle to work for myself (nicks/redness), and recently realized something. I use a Gillette New SC, and when riding the cap the comb doesn't even touch my face, resulting in nicks due to the lack of skin stretching ahead of the blade. Has anyone had a similar experience? I find that for me with the New SC in particular, a moderate angle that allows the comb/guard to stay to do its job works much better and provides a smoother shave with less chance for nicks.