Except that the razor isn't just floating in the air; you are supposed to be guiding/steering it to where you want it to be, the angle you want it to be, and the amount of pressure you want to use.Granite I get the weight distribution thing. But physics would tell us that the heavier razor will pull away from the face more than the lighter razor on the upstroke. That’s what “weight” is.
Thanks for saying that.Weight also makes it hard for the stubble itself to move the razor. Sometimes aluminum razors without pressure can skip when they hit hair because they are so light.
It depends how long you're swinging it lol.Is the weight of a hammer counterproductive on a ceiling?
I think that's spot on. I've seen a similar range of preferences expressed over cameras and lenses, pens and most other hand tools.Weight and balance are completely and totally subjective factors when it comes to shaving. They have no actual bearing on the shave itself except for how easy it is for the user to maintain the pressure/angle he wants and how pleasing it is for the shaver to hold and use. Physics doesn't enter into it.