Perhaps folks who claim to like steep angles are also using razors that put a lot of bend on the blade, so whilst the angle of their handle seems steep, the actual cutting edge is still shallow...but perhaps I am way off with that!
...His example of pivoting "up" from the safety bar perfectly illustrates my point about steep angles being harsher and less efficient. He actually shows how doing this can cause the blade to "dig in", and by using the bar as the pivot point you are engaging the blade at the steeper and less effective end of its range of possible angles. If you begin by riding the cap and pivoting down, when the edge hits the base of the whiskers it has a shallower and more efficient cutting angle. However, it is true that this negates any skin stretching function of the bar...
That’s what I do! And so can you! It’s to the point that when I need to feel the comb or bar barely touching my skin to ensure a comfortable, close, and timely shave, it stymies me.You assume shallow is more effective and efficient because of some mental picture in your head
That’s what I do! And so can you! It’s to the point that when I need to feel the comb or bar barely touching my skin to ensure a comfortable, close, and timely shave, it stymies me.
After reading the penultimate paragraph in the post you quoted, it seems to me @Goblin's actually done just that - tried it for himself and found what worked best for him.You assume shallow is more effective and efficient because of some mental picture in your head. Other people have found a wide range of shaving angles can be effective and efficient, and they have tested this in their own experience. This is what Shane advocates in the video, testing and finding out for yourself what works best.
Not sure I'm following exactly. I guess if what you are doing now is giving you good shaves, it seems to be working all right for you.
I am mainly shavette shaver. The only right angle is as shallow as possible ! Almost flat on your face. This cannot be otherways with safety rasor. It is just another bladeholder. Skin stretching ? It is me who stretches skin.