Ive read a fair amount on slants and decided to take the plunge and try one out. I managed to pick up a vintage Hoffritz on Ebay for a good price. In some ways, I like the idea that the blade comes in at more of a slicing angle and that the twist makes the blade more ridgid. As someone who is somewhat of a pocket knife enthusiast, these things all make sense to me. My first shave with the Hoff was pretty brutal. It was good on the WTG and XTG passes but the ATG pass tore me up pretty bad. It gave a very close shave but it also gave me 4-6 weepers each time. Im kind of on the fence now whether or not the slant is for me. I keep telling myself that the science of the slant is sound and that its just me but I feel like I get a better shave with less irritation for a traditional straight bar razor. I want to love the Hoffritz because its vintage, super cool and the slanted bar just makes it look mean but I also feel like theres other options in my shave den that give me just as close of a shave with less irritation.