February 2020 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, Jan 30, 2020.

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Name your favorite!

  1. Straight razors.

    10 vote(s)
    23.3%
  2. Vintage DE razors.

    21 vote(s)
    48.8%
  3. Modern DE razors.

    19 vote(s)
    44.2%
  4. SE razors.

    10 vote(s)
    23.3%
  5. Pain sticks.

    5 vote(s)
    11.6%
  6. Badger brushes.

    16 vote(s)
    37.2%
  7. Boars

    11 vote(s)
    25.6%
  8. Synthetics

    17 vote(s)
    39.5%
  9. Cookies

    10 vote(s)
    23.3%
  10. Polls that don't take 10 minutes to fill out!!

    13 vote(s)
    30.2%
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  1. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Charlie! It certainly shaves better than it did.
     
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  2. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Terrific shave, Clint! Sounds like you have the Ambassador dialed in!
    Alabama awesome, Perry! Hopefully your meeting goes well and quickly.
     
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  3. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Clint! I’m planning on sticking with it until I master it! I’m not getting the closeness I like at 3, but I’ll stick there for the next shave or two until I get a better feel for the razor. I think most of my issue with the razor, other than the faulty cap which didn’t seat the blade properly, is the balance. It’s a heavy razor, but most of the weight seems in the handle and not the head, very different from those razors that I enjoy shaving with.
     
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  4. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Perry!
     
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  5. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Joe, you too! Enjoy your week off!
     
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  6. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    February 17th
    Razor: Gillette Slim L1
    Blade: Gillette 7 0:Clock SuperStainless(2)
    Brush: Omega Evo synthetic
    Pre-shave: PAA The Cube
    Soap: PAA Controversy
    PAA Galactic witch hazel
    PAA unscented Star Jelly
    AS: PAA Controversy

    Good morning

    Excellent shave to start the day! Three passes for near BBS. Just the faintest tickle from the alum.

    Have a great day!
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  7. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, and I certainly, hope so, Jim! The 3 level is just not cutting it for me! :D
     
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  8. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Great pic, staging and kit, Jim, as usual! That brush looks killer! Is the backbone as good as it looks?
     
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  9. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Great AC shave, Perry! Nothing cuts like a Proline!
     
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  10. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    You are the Rex Master! Great shave, Clint! I hope to get there myself someday!
     
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  11. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Great shave, Jim! That Rocnel seems to be treating you well!
     
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  12. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Wonderful pic and shave, Jim! The synthetic brush looks fantastic! I have never seen a synthetic brush have a top-tier look.
     
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  13. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Great shave with a top flight kit, Tom! The Red Wing is one of my favorites! It’s a highly efficient razor. I love the shave it delivers!
     
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  14. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Opening Day of my All-Clubman week went well. The shave cream still oozes out like a snake(course it FEELS better than a snake when it's administered to my skin). I found that I wasn't as successful on my neck as I usually am, mainly going south-north. The angling went fine. Following the aftershave, I added some talc powder on the back of my nexk, just below my ears, and on my feet. I'll see if I can do better on the center of my neck tomorrow. Comment-Partially Excellent.
     
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  15. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Nothing like a Krona shave, Danny! I shaved with one for over half a century! It’s a highly under rated razor! Enjoy your day!
     
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  16. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Sounds like you're letting the angle get too steep. Maintain a shallow angle and where you move the baseplate to won't matter at all.
    Thanks, Jeff!
    Great backbone. Highly recommended.
     
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  17. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Today is a non-shave day. It has been 2 days since my last shave! I usually don't go beyond 2 days, but I am off this week. I will shave tomorrow and will be using my largest straight razor. It will be my Wolstenholm 15/16 near wedge. I have only used it a few times since I got it maybe 4 or 5 months ago. It is a good shaver, but I want to use it on a heavier growth to really see how she really shaves. Conventional wisdom is that wedges or near wedges are used for coarse beards or stubble beyond 2 to 3 days growth. Besides, it has been awhile since I have used a straight and will continue to do so for the rest of the week.
     
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  18. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Wow. Love the B&W photo Perry.


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  19. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Very nice, Paul! I notice that you don't include your razor, etc. in your posts. I would find your posts more fascinating if you include your shaving tool in your posts.
     
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  20. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Perry.


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