Put in a brand new Voskhod and lathered up with a brand new RR Bruce brush (which was excellent by the way) and did a fairly conventional 3-pass, starting with the .72OC for pass 1, and went .95SB for 2 & 3. I induced a few weepers on my neck - totally on me for messing with the angle too much. This is one very nimble DE, and I believe capable of superb results. It won't likely be replacing my Blackbird OC, but I definitely am both impressed and intrigued. Love the feel of the barberpole handle too.