How many passes in your daily shave?

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by Zen Master Kool-Aid, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. WTG, XTG, ATG for a total of a 3 pass shave?

    That's my best shave, but I get weepers if I go more than 2 passes and take an ATG.
  2. scottydoint

    scottydoint Member

    I now do a 3 pass shave. Before I found "My" blades I was doing 5. Green pack 7 O'clocks are awesome
  3. oldfat1

    oldfat1 New Member

    Most of the time it is a two pass shave. The first pass is WTG, using short straight strokes.

    The second is pretty much XTG, using more or less a long diagonal stroke. That and a few touch-ups here and there is about it.

    I can't do ATG often, as it leads to redness and bumps on the neck line. If I have something to do after work and need to have a close shave to last all day I will go ATG. However I don't do it as part of my routine.
  4. Duckster

    Duckster Wabbit Season!

    Three passes and some touch ups.
  5. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    2 pass and touch up. Because my beard grows from nose to ear I do 1 xtg & then 1 atg. If everything is right and the planets align, it's bbs. Otherwise it's a really close shave. Either way I'm happy.
  6. J T

    J T Member

    Monday thru Friday, the classic one pass with touch up.

    Saturday, the luxury two pass shave.

    I don't shave ATG and I don't strive for BBS.
  7. Reformation Student

    Reformation Student New Member

    Lately, 2 passes with a touch up on a couple of tougher to get spots.
  8. PalmettoB

    PalmettoB The Old Guard

    One with, one across, and one against. Touch up where needed.
  9. Baloosh

    Baloosh Duder

    I started off my first year or so doing 3 passes -- the standard WTG, XTG and ATG... however I never could quite shake the occasional ingrown on my lower neck. Since then I've ditched the ATG pass and still do 3 passes, just now it's WTG, XTG and XTG 180 degrees opposite. No ATG pass on the neck.
  10. ThePossum

    ThePossum Member

    Three. WTG, XTG, ATG and then followed by a 4th oil pass for blade buffing touch up. Do get a weeper or two now and then if I am not careful on the oil pass. But the shaves are great and fun to do.
  11. moviemaniac

    moviemaniac Tool Time

    Three passes for me :)
  12. SlagleRock

    SlagleRock Member

    Day to day it's 2 passes one WTG and one XTG, but when I want a great BBS shave it's 3 passes, one each WTG, XTG, ATG.
  13. northpaw

    northpaw New Member

    Since I started shaving with a straight, I now usually do two passes: one with the grain, then one that's across in some places and against in others. Generally followed with a touchup around the bottom of the chin.
  14. 1969Fatboy

    1969Fatboy New Member

    3 pass....1 WTG and 2 ATG. My face is weird and XTG is only achievable on my checks and upper lip. 4 passes if I wanted the ultimate bbs.
  15. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    2 passes-the first one WTG, the 2nd one ATG, with a little touching up where it's required. Saturday and Sunday, occasionally a 3rd light pass XTG.
  16. ChemErik

    ChemErik Mr. Personality

    Normally 3 passes (WTG, XTG, ATG). Quick shave are 2 pass (WTG, XTG), and a few blades take a 4 passes to get a good shave (WTG XTG, XTG, ATG).
  17. cvac

    cvac Member

    So far, I am doing basically 2 passes, then touch up, mostly all WTG, though I am beginning to experiment with XTG. I will probably never do ATG b/c it led to bad ingrown hairs years ago when I did it with a cartridge razor. Before starting DE recently, I would do one pass WTG shaves with cartridge disposables.
  18. JayKay

    JayKay 3000 posts and all I got was this lousy title

    1 Wtg 2 Xtg
  19. Htownmmm

    Htownmmm Member

    Non-Slant = 4 passes ( 2 WTG, XTG, ATG)

    Slant = 3 passes ( WTG, XTG, ATG)

  20. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    2 1/2 pass with touch up

    1) North South with ACD-N
    2) Left Side L to R, Right Side R to L at 45 to 90 degrees depending on area.
    2 1/2) South North Jawline

    Touch ups usually on neck hollows and under chin.

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