And today was the day!I must say, though, the idea of using the R4 plate, then flipping it for the last ATG pass and touch-ups, is an excellent idea!
Definitely going to try this on my next shave.
Being a bit of a Nancy Pants, though, I used the R3 plate for the first two passes and the R1 to finish the job (ATG). I certainly noticed a big difference between the R3 and the R1; with the R1 providing NO perceptible blade feel... At all. Zero. Zip. Nada. Like an ice cube on a glass sheet. There was some some audible feedback, so I knew the blade was there, but that was my only clue.
Anywho, the overall shave today was a little bit better than the one before so this technique rates as a sucess for me, at the very least as a proof-of-concept. The 6S is definitely better at getting my trouble spots and leaves them clean as the proverbial whistle.
On my next shave I'll put on my Big Boy Pants and try the R4/R3 plate combination. I know everyone will be on the edge of their seat waiting to hear about this, but you're just going to have to hold out for a couple days.