Great description!! I do three passes with multiple strokes per pass.Alright gents this one has been bugging me for sometime now.
I see many folks using these terms interchangeably, as if they were synonyms.
To me, a PASS is the process of completely removing the lather from my face once. So, my shave would typically consist of 3 passes. That is starting WTG as my 1st pass, then XTG as 2nd pass and finally ATG as the 3rd pass.
However, during any given pass I might and more often than not will apply several repetitive STROKES on certain spots on my face.
For example, on my chin I would blade-buff and "chipmunk bite" at least half a dozen times during a single pass. This means that throughout the entire 3-pass shave I will have gone over my chin some 20 times, or more if need be.
Before you ask - no, I don't suffer any skin irritation and my shaves are enjoyable, resulting in BBS every time.
I just wanted to know how others felt about PASS Vs. STROKE.
Is it the same thing for you or is it more like I described above - a pass can/will consist of multiple strokes?