Not having seen either personally, does the head on the new Lupo resemble the new BL Tradere?
Only to the extent that both razors consist of three pieces....a handle, a baseplate, and a top cap. Otherwise, they are nothing alike. As has been pointed out, the new Lupo head has a very small profile...in fact, it’s actually slimmer (in height) than the Game Changer, which has heretofore pretty much been the standard-bearer for slim, maneuverable DE heads. The Tradere could be called bulky, by comparison. Then there’s the unique cap and plate design of the Tradere, which is also very different from any RR head, including the new Lupo. Bottom line, two very different-looking (and performing) razors.Not having seen either personally, does the head on the new Lupo resemble the new BL Tradere?
That handle is a perfect match visually.DC arrived today and I just finished an excellent shave with it.
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I did a first pass with the .72 side, second was .95 on the face/.72 neck, and third skipped the neck for .95 on cheeks only. I am a fan of the aluminum Lupo, and I think all the updates here are for the better. I immediately noticed more blade feel than the alulupo, but the shave was smooth and comfortable, while very efficient.
I used a new Astra SP. The handle, an Alpha Braveheart, is also new. My fingers naturally rested in the large gap near the bottom, and those ergonomics worked wonderfully.
Finally I am glad to see that the blade tab covers have flat ends. The rounded tab covers were a major design flaw in the alulupo, but that has been remediated.