Gamechanger..... RazoRock is on point!

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Str8on2, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. PLANofMAN

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    So the RR Game changer is basically a remake of the Gillette (UK) flat bottomed tech, right?

    Edit: same shaving profile, I mean.
     
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  2. Linuxguile

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    I though it was more of a stab at the Wolfman .67mm. Joe has even compared it to the Wolfman on several occasions.
     
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  3. PLANofMAN

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    The wolfman is a blatent copy of a flat bottomed tech. Just with more customized options.
     
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  4. Linuxguile

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    Well then, Yes!
     
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  5. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    flat bottomed techs and new hybrids are awesome.
     
  6. luv2shave

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    I've not seen Joe say that. Only person I heard saying that was that imcdb project guy Chris on YouTube and I am not sure why the compare !

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  7. Linuxguile

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    Joe said it on Twitter

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  8. Str8on2

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    The more aggressive base plate .84 dropped about a little over an hour ago on the IB site. They're only selling the base plate so you would need the top cap from the original and subsequent releases of the mild .68 base plate.
     
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  9. Linuxguile

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    Thanks for the heads up! I just ordered one!
     
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  10. Str8on2

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    :happy088:
    Looking forward to your thoughts and impressions on it.....
     
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  11. Latherin’ Luddite

    Latherin’ Luddite Well-Known Member

    Me too..............like a moth to a flame.
     
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  12. BigMark83

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    On a scale of 1-10 how aggressive is it? I loathe the mamba. Even with a Feather I can't get an acceptable shave.
     
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  13. Latherin’ Luddite

    Latherin’ Luddite Well-Known Member

    I get acceptable shaves with KAI blades which maybe aren’t as Lazer sharp as Feathers, but they’re a smidge wider and make the Mamba work well.

    The GC shaves well with an Astra, and barely feels like I’m shaving. Ironically the ONLY weepers I’ve ever gotten have been with the GC. I think the smooth shave caused complete carelessness and complacency. I’ll show the new baseplate respect.
     
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  14. GawainandtheGreenKnight

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    me too, and threw in a tub of caries bubbles and noble otter to get free shipping.


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  15. Jesseix

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    You gotta do what you gotta do right? :happy096:
     
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  16. BigMark83

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    I need another razor like I need a hole in the head. But this also a hobby.
     
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  17. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    Same here. I exclusively use KAI blades especially in milder feeling razors. The RR Mamba & RR GC being perfect examples. And I've actually had very good success with the Gillette 7 O' Clock SP's (Black Ninja) as well.

    I figured, why not? And get the .84 gap base plate. If it improves on efficiency and perhaps just a bit more blade feel while retaining good smoothness, it's a win, win all around.

    And for the price of $30 for the plate & $50-$55 for the GC, you're getting an excellently manufactured and precise shaving tool for under a $100. No brainer in my book.....
     
  18. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    It works for me, too. I'm using Feathers in it and it's my top razor, bumping out the General because of its weight, balance and manuverability around tight areas. The shave is just as good, 2 passes plus a little touchup and buffing for BBS -- smooth and efficient all the way.

    I'll see about picking up some Kais.

    A remarkable razor for $50.
     
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  19. Latherin’ Luddite

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    KAI blades really improve the Mamba, and I already get good performance from the GC with Astras. I’ll give a KAI a spin tomorrow. I JUST shaved.......
     
  20. Latherin’ Luddite

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    I dropped in a new KAI, and it definitely made the Game Changer into a new animal. After a couple shaves (both three pass) I have respect for its ability to deliver a close shave. However, if there’s such a thing as too much blade feel, this combination qualifies. With an Astra I can shave with less feel and more abandon, and get a good shave in two passes. A KAI is a little too much of a good thing, and throws off the GC’s geometry .......for me at least. I still haven’t tried a Feather or Persona, but suspect they’ll act more like an Astra. Which might be fantastic.

    In the meantime my new .84 baseplate came today, so I’ve got it set up with a new Astra for tomorrow morning. I’ll have 36hrs of growth ready to test with. Stay tuned. :cool:
     
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