I've been awake for a while and since sleeping wasnt really comming quickly I decided to take an abnormal amount of time on my shave. I'm still using the merkur blades I got with my razor, did some hand strops and did my shave. I thought I would try out mantic's routine in the 10 minute shave video, which worked very well, 3 passes done rather quickly. the problem is I didnt feel the BBS I was hoping for, there were alot of rough patches all over my face.. I spent almost double the amount of time on touch ups alone! great news is I haven't gotten the razor burn, but I was hoping that my shave wouldnt take SO long! is this a blade problem? a technique problem? I kept the razor at a good angle the whole time and didn't apply pressure. I am just frustrated it took so long.