About 4-5 years ago I won a lot of razors on Ebay that included a red tip super speed. If i recall correctly, I used it only once and put it in a drawer in the bathroom where I'd look at it weekly when I changed the blade on my Merkur that I bought when I began wet shaving. Yesterday I decided to pull out the red tip and give it a whirl - and I'm glad I did. I had a great shave, probably better than I've gotten only a few times over the past year. And again this morning. Maybe its the 2 new brushes I've acquired over the past week but I'm really liking the variety of more than just creams and soaps.