Gamechanger. 68 and .84, what to expect?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Zed117, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Zed117

    Zed117 Well-Known Member

    I have tried a ton of razors over the years, so I will list my top tier razors.

    Razors I love: Rex on 2.5, Rockwell 6s on 4, 46-47 Aristocrat, RFB NEW.

    Razors I like: Karve B plate, ATT R1, #15 Aristocrat, Fatboy on 5, 1934 Aristocrat.

    I like a mid to mild razor, that is rigid, heavy, yet efficent.

    I have a gamechanger, radio knob, with both plates comming, to make my rotation an even 10 razors. 5 vintage, 5 modern.
    What should I expect? My guess is I will love it.
     
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  2. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Best value going for an all 316 SS razor that offers the big 3 that I look for and perhaps most shavers as well. Smoothness, comfortable and close shaves. Both plates deliver a solid shave with just a bit more blade feel in the .84 over the .68 while the latter is a touch smoother.

    I think you'll enjoy it. Congrats and happy shaves........ :happy088:
     
  3. Zed117

    Zed117 Well-Known Member

    It arrived with my StarCraft brush today after I had shaved. Incoming report tommrow.
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  4. Zed117

    Zed117 Well-Known Member

    First shave with the .68 gamechanger. Intiutive, smooth and efficent. Very pleased with the heft and machining. Stirling MITA, GSB, Gamechanger, Captains choice bowl, PAA StarCraft brush.
    Lovely finish on the handle, very hefty razor.

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  5. Zed117

    Zed117 Well-Known Member

    Second shave with the Gamechanger. 68, this time with a Nacet. Very impressed with the smoothness and efficiency of this razor. Stirling Black Ice soap, Nacet, Stirling Badger.
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  6. Zed117

    Zed117 Well-Known Member

    First shave with the .84 plate on the GameChanger. Still very smooth, a notch more efficient. Does not feel like a usual .80+ blade gap though. Fantastic!
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  7. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    I have used practically Kai blades exclusively in most of my milder razors as well as the Gamechanger in both gap sizes and the bump is very nice in terms of blade feel and audible feedback. If you're getting good results with you have now, the Kai blade may be a mute point. But, if you like a bit of variety and don't mind experimenting a bit, when you can give the Kai a try.

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  8. Zed117

    Zed117 Well-Known Member

    Never tried Kai's, will keep that in mind.

    Another shave with the. 84 GameChanger. I really think this razor is fantastic. I like it better than my Karve and ATT R1, not sure if I love it as as much as my Rex and 6s.
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  9. BigMark83

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    I can't wait until he has the .68 back in stock. I'm on the email list, but I want to try this razor out.

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  10. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Expect to be reselling it on a BST or over at the bay once razor ADHD kicks in.
     
  11. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    The difference likely would be that the .68 is a bit more comfortable but the .84 is a bit more efficient.
     
  12. Zed117

    Zed117 Well-Known Member

    I really can't tell that much of difference between the two. Both are very smooth.
     
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  13. BigMark83

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    Unfortunately it doesn't matter because I got an email back from them and they are no longer making the .68.



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  14. GoHabs

    GoHabs New Member

    Sent a tweet to Joe yesterday. He confirmed that the 0.68 is no longer in production. I went ahead and ordered the 0.84
     
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