Hi Bobby and welcome, it's always encouraging to get a response to a post. Yeah I agree on the Derby Extras -they've been good for me. In descending order and combined with EJ89L so far I rate Gillette 7 o'clock Yellows, Gillette Super Thins, Derby Extras and Astra SP's. I've yet to try Feathers on the EJ as I used them on my first shave with a Futur and thought I should back off until I felt more confident. They seem to have quite a reputation! As my technique has improved in the intervening period my next step will be to try them out in the near future. Folks on here will give good advice and that includes instruction from those experienced and willing to impart it regarding practice, technique, prep, razor+blade combos and post shave skincare advice. Forgot to add YMMV !