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PIFd a Straight and I glimpsed at the 'Dark Side'

As a result of two meet and greets this weekend in NY (where I've made two new shaving comrades) buca3152 PIFd me a straight, honed and stropped it, and I now happily report shave No 1's results yielded a SAS (three uber efficient passes :lol:) with no cuts or irritation. This is definitely giving me flashbacks to my first days with a DE! One difference is of course I had this resource before embarking. :thumbup1:

What's more is that I'm working from home all this week, so I reckon I'll get two more shaves before it needs stropping. Buca3152 recommended a good site to grab a strop as well, so that's next on the agenda.

Thanks B&B and Thanks to Buca3152 for showing me that the Dark Side isn't so dark after all! (discounting a new wave of AD, of course) :tongue_sm
 
As a result of two meet and greets this weekend in NY (where I've made two new shaving comrades) buca3152 PIFd me a straight, honed and stropped it, and I now happily report shave No 1's results yielded a SAS (three uber efficient passes :lol:) with no cuts or irritation. This is definitely giving me flashbacks to my first days with a DE! One difference is of course I had this resource before embarking. :thumbup1:

What's more is that I'm working from home all this week, so I reckon I'll get two more shaves before it needs stropping. Buca3152 recommended a good site to grab a strop as well, so that's next on the agenda.

Thanks B&B and Thanks to Buca3152 for showing me that the Dark Side isn't so dark after all! (discounting a new wave of AD, of course) :tongue_sm
Ha ha! Looks like another one crossed over just like I did! I only have 11 more shaves in with a straight than you do. Congratulations on a great first experience and welcome to the dark side!

Frank
 
As a result of two meet and greets this weekend in NY (where I've made two new shaving comrades) buca3152 PIFd me a straight, honed and stropped it, and I now happily report shave No 1's results yielded a SAS (three uber efficient passes :lol:) with no cuts or irritation. This is definitely giving me flashbacks to my first days with a DE! One difference is of course I had this resource before embarking. :thumbup1:

What's more is that I'm working from home all this week, so I reckon I'll get two more shaves before it needs stropping. Buca3152 recommended a good site to grab a strop as well, so that's next on the agenda.

Thanks B&B and Thanks to Buca3152 for showing me that the Dark Side isn't so dark after all! (discounting a new wave of AD, of course) :tongue_sm
Glad to hear the shave went well. We all have been helped along in this hobby of ours. Glad the blade helped you get started. Was a good first shave. They get closer and better. Enjoy that!
 
Hey that's cool!!! I am glad you came on over to the dark side :lol:

I have always wished there was someone local I could meet up with, and it sounds like there may be someone now, so I am hoping that can happen eventually.
 
Hey that's cool!!! I am glad you came on over to the dark side :lol:

I have always wished there was someone local I could meet up with, and it sounds like there may be someone now, so I am hoping that can happen eventually.
It's very cool, and I have a mentor that's checking up on my progress every day and who sent me backups while I wait for mine to arrive in the mail. From my own standpoint, there's no doubt a satisfaction in the sharing of knowledge and PIFs when the receiver is enthusiastic. Same can be said for being the receiver :w00t:

I honestly couldn't have imagined an easier transition!
 
Bill (buca) is very supportive and the PIF'd razor was a great gesture.
So far Bill has sent me a box of rocks and is getting me geared up to rub some metal on them...
What a nice guy.
Myron
 
Bill (buca) is very supportive and the PIF'd razor was a great gesture.
So far Bill has sent me a box of rocks and is getting me geared up to rub some metal on them...
What a nice guy.
Myron
Were you in Valley Stream Sunday, Myron?

I'm with you! Class Act, that fella!
 
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Were you in Valley Stream Sunday, Myron?

I'm with you! Class Act, that fella!
No - did not attend.
Bill and I have been in touch off line.
Would love to make it to one in the future.
Brooklyn was home and school was on Lower East Side a few decades ago but I still visit with family and friends up there.

Myron
 
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