Baby butt smooth shave

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by white_feather, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. white_feather

    white_feather Active Member

    When someone describes their shave as bbs do they mean just feeling the skin top to bottom (with the grain) or both ways (with and against the grain)?
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  2. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

    I guess it means whichever way you go. Since I only go WTG and XTG, it's not smooth if I rub my face ATG. That's a good question, I just thought of my answer.
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  3. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Both ways. I'm rarely BBS because I don't shave ATG.
  4. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    To me BBS is feeling smooth in all directions(WTG, XTG,ATG). For me at least a "TRUE" BBS is rare and I shave in every direction. I do get what I consider a DFS(damn fine shave) consistently. Mostly smooth everywhere but still some stubblely(?) spots, but with very little to no irritation.

    I agree Ryan this is a good question. The terms should be named and defined and a pole should be taken..:) I've also wondered about that, I've never found a complete list of the terms(BBS,DFS the only two I know of) and their definitions. Another question what would you do for a BBS shave? Shave longer(more passes),use a sharper but more uncomfortable blade, tollerate irritation/razor burn? My goal from the beginning has been to shave with as little or no irritation as possible. My technique if you will is based on that goal. Being BBS with an irritated,painful face ain't worth it to me. Although I do always strive for the "holy grail" of BBS...:D
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  5. white_feather

    white_feather Active Member

    That's how I feel 178-bplatoon.
  6. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Is a baby's butt smooth in only one direction? Didn't think so.
    So, if your face isn't smooth in all directions, is it really BBS? Didn't think so.

    Just my 2 cents. At least I think so :D
  7. awake2shave

    awake2shave Crazy Sharp Melon Baller

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  8. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

    add another 2 cents. ;)
  9. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Are those Euro cents or US cents? :D

    My US$ 0.02: BBS means BBS in all directions. Neck too.
  10. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

    They're french! cent = 100, so that makes 200. But I forgot which currency. Drachme? Altarian dollars? That'd be over 40 days of hitch-hiking accross the galaxy, according to The Guide!
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  11. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

  12. spsfreak

    spsfreak Member

    Agreed, BBS is in all directions.... I am lucky to be one that can shave almost everyday and get a BBS. :happy036:
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  13. ChrisC1977

    ChrisC1977 Well-Known Member

    Usually, if I get a good prep and take my time with lather and proper shaving, I can get a good BBS on about 85% of the beard growth area. Rarely can I achieve a full and true and BBS. But I am happy!

    How many cents are we up to now? :)
  14. Fishsticks87

    Fishsticks87 Member

    Agree that BBS is all directions. I can get DFS but not BBS since I can't go against the grain without major irritation and burning.
  15. Pablojoven

    Pablojoven New Member

    Still trying to get BBS! Can't wait!
  16. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Don't chase it. You'll only wind up with irritation. Let it come to you.
  17. Norseman

    Norseman misunderstood Dark Lord of the Sith

    I prefer to avoid BBS.
    With a BBS I have less to shave the following day :)
  18. Pablojoven

    Pablojoven New Member

    Thank you my shaving sensei!
  19. Pablojoven

    Pablojoven New Member

    Just joined yesterday but already loving this site. Thank you! Lots of great info
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  20. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood


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