No. I think the weight of the razor, is more pressure than I want. I hold the razor at the point of balance for maximum control.I learned that if applying too much pressure with a DE razor it helps to hold the handle at the end, as far away from the head as possible. This really does allow the weight of the razor to do the work and has vastly improved my results with razors I had previously considered too aggressive. I think this should be the default position. Conversely I get better results with a razor that might otherwise be too mild by simply holding it closer to the head. This is a big step up in my technique I feel, as I can subtly change razor aggression by changing my hand position, mid shave if necessary. Do other members experience the same effect?
Yes!I'd forgotten about the whole process of "learning" a razor. This applies especially to milder razors since they tend to have a narrower "sweet spot".