Does speed matter?

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by peacefrog, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

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  2. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Uh no....

    Technique matters .

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  3. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    That's it with me, too. The jawline commands extra care too(for me).
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  4. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    So, what I'm taking from the responses here, is that this is yet another case of YMMV.
  5. MntnMan62

    MntnMan62 Well-Known Member

    Isn't everything related to shaving YMMV?
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  6. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I think that depends...
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  7. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

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  8. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    A lot of folks make out that way when really it isn't.
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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    i would say everyone has their preference..
  10. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    Speed is part of technique.
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  11. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    I saw what you did there.
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  12. Steveclarkus

    Steveclarkus Well-Known Member

    Only if you are in a hurry.
  13. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    Not true. The faster the blade hits the hair, the more likely it is to cut straight through. It's the same principle the impact wrench is based on.

    How fast it needs to be for a clean cut varies from one individual to another, as does their ability to keep the razor and blade under control.
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  14. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Watch a professional. He's not trying to be fast. I agree with Steve.
  15. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    That razor edge appears to be moving fast to me. A lot of quick, short strokes. Other than that, we'll just have to agree to disagree.
  16. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Of course, no problem. I’ve watched that video many times and learned much.
  17. Tallships

    Tallships Well-Known Member

    Never really thought about it but the speed of my razor depends on what part of the face I'm shaving.
  18. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    Shaving speed is like sex. There's a right speed and a wrong speed...and it's different for everyone.

    That sounded much wittier in my head. Clicks "post reply" anyways.
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  19. Tallships

    Tallships Well-Known Member

    You said it all. Different (Shaving:angelic007:) strokes for different folks.
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  20. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    I tend to shave fast but I’m also very careful.
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