I tried this the past few shaves and it really helps. Keeping the edge a mm or two off the strop forced me to slow down and focus on what my edge was doing. It was a lot easier to keep a consistent light pressure after a bunch of laps with the edge not making contact.With the spine maintaining contact, try alternating 10 laps with and without the edge making contact - at slow speed. This was an eye opener for me.
100%. I started with a shave ready edge, but it didn't take me long to wipe it out with my beginner technique. I started honing on film and got what I thought were pretty good edges. Then I bought a shave-ready razor off an ebay vendor recommended here and was shocked at how good his edge was compared to mine. I just didn't know what I was missing.Part of the problem with stropping and learning to strop is, new shavers/honers do not know what, they don’t know or are missing.