I found the sloc top cap on the R41 base plate a good combo. Smoothed out the R41 for me. The fit was good once a blade was added.
I remember reading good things about that combo, but looking at the reciprocal, I may need a few whiskeys before I'm ready to have with that configuration.I found the sloc top cap on the R41 base plate a good combo. Smoothed out the R41 for me. The fit was good once a blade was added.
My first shaves with a new razor usually go horribly, so don't take today's post too seriously. I'm also not ready to panic and put the razor aside.I'll be interested in your zamac vs SS SLOC thoughts.
Good advice. I’ll give it a try. Thanks!Don’t know if this will work with the Yaqi stainless Mellon, but I had troubles finding the sweet spot with the RazoRock Mamba 0.53. It’s ostensibly a shallow-angle device, but I couldn’t get it to go. In desperation, I placed its safety bar on my skin and raised the handle until the blade felt like it would shave without kicking at me. It’s still quite shallow, but I couldn’t find the sweet spot starting with the cap on my skin.
And, alternately, the Karve Overlander has adcopy and many fellow shave enthusiasts going on about “it’s like a Christopher Bradley razor, but it needs a steep angle” or something to the effect. Didn’t click with my skin until the cap was on my skin and I moved towards neautral.
Maybe stuff like will help?
Glad to read your interweb is back in service and sorry to read the steel Mellon is being a finicky brat.
A few possible choices are
1. Keep at it and your subconscious tighten up the angle for you.
2. Put it away from later after you’ve mastered your other whisker removal toys
3. Put it in a chair, hold an electric trimmer in front of it and shout “Is this what you want me to use instead, you little creep?!”
4. Chain it to some cinder blocks and charter a ship over the Mariana Trench…
Even though I prefer west coast rap, I live on the east coast. I would have to travel to see whales, but that's the fun of it! I would have no problem dropping some K's on a whale watching trip if it involved throwing forsaken razors that failed me into the abyss. Maybe some water aliens can shave themselves.That you chose to consider a spreadsheet that includes your preferred shave angles per razor instead of using one for a month or two before using another one for a month or two suggests we’ve all done a tremendously successful job of corrupting you (or making you feel secure enough to permit self-corruption).
You mentioned whale watching tours nearby. Are you West Coast or Maritime?
I'm definitely not an international man of mystery, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express a few times. I'm as plain of a US American as they come. I was raised on milk and white bread bologna sandwiches. Now my goal is to live long enough to retire so I can sit in my garage on a woven nylon folding lawn chair, wearing socks and sandals, and yelling at all the drivers to slow down and for the kids to stay off my lawn.There’s a strong chance I’m assuming you’re from a different country than me.
I’m a filthy American de la Estados Unidos. I’m fluent in getting things wrong, autism, and semi-fluent in American English.