#1
(This post was last modified: 01-04-2016, 06:56 AM by darkbulb.)
Trying to predict what razor will have the biggest buzz throughout 2016. Big Grin

Here's a first wild stab... Anyone have anything to add/change? Smile


Note: These are ALL predictions/guesses!


Trying to predict what razor will have the biggest buzz throughout 2016. Big Grin

Here's a first wild stab... Anyone have anything to add/change? Smile

Note: These are ALL predictions/guesses!

January:
- Blackland's Blackbird
- Seygus

February:
- Art of Shaving releases two LE Gillette Tech-like razors.
- Barbaros

March:
- The Single Edge by Supply Provision

April:
- The General by Colonial Razors

May:
- The Bunny

June - OC month:
- @[USER=15057]ShaneS[/USER] announces The Blackbird OC head
- Mongoose announces its OC base plate

July:
- iKON SE

August:
- Classic Shaving launches a new 'Cobra' version replacing the King Cobra - "The Emperor Cobra".

September:
- The Beluga razor. Believe it or not but I think it will come out

October:
- New Injector razor released by startup heavily inspired by Schick Type A
- The Falcon. Will it ever fly? We'll see.. Fingers crossed.

November:
- The Zaffiro razor finally hits the market at $199

December:
- The OneBlade will have a holiday sale at $150/razor

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#2

Merchant
San Francisco CA
Is that Falcon SE happening or is that DOA? It had a lot of buzz for a while.
#3

Chazz Reinhold HOF
(01-04-2016, 03:55 AM)Blackland Razors Wrote: Is that Falcon SE happening or is that DOA? It had a lot of buzz for a while.

I think the Blue Falcon took a nose dive, lol......
#4

Chazz Reinhold HOF
I like December, specially if it is made of some space age tin foil, lol.......
#5

Member
Texas
(01-04-2016, 04:36 AM)hrfdez Wrote: I like December, specially if it is made of some space age tin foil, lol.......

Space Blankets! Haha

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Jerry
#6
(01-04-2016, 03:55 AM)Blackland Razors Wrote: Is that Falcon SE happening or is that DOA? It had a lot of buzz for a while.

Yeah....I'll be honest in that I don't see it taking flight but, hey, let's be optimistic...I slotted them for October Smile
#7

Member
Austin, TX
(01-04-2016, 05:14 AM)darkbulb Wrote:
(01-04-2016, 03:55 AM)Blackland Razors Wrote: Is that Falcon SE happening or is that DOA? It had a lot of buzz for a while.

Yeah....I'll be honest in that I don't see it taking flight but, hey, let's be optimistic...I slotted them for October Smile

Last I had heard it was sidetracked based on school, life priorities. Shame as it did have some buzz and I was definitely curious.

I am in for a dose of October Optimism!

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Kevin
#8
This just shows I do not have any bit of RAD in me. Only one of these I have heard of is the Blackbird, and I am saving for that one.

Monte
#9

Super Moderator
Here's a thought, all these people are trying to make the same thing better or cooler - whether its a SE or DE razor they're all just minor variations on a theme. Once you're able to achieve the BBS shave, how do you distinguish yourself? Some are executed better than others but we're talking slight variations.  Most of the razors do their job pretty well so whats an innovative entrepreneur to do?  Managed scarcity (Wolfman)?  Different materials or colours or design links to other things like fighter jets or retro or futuristic?  So here are a few ideas:

-Make established razors in limited edition series using rare or unusual materials - mammoth tusk handles, carbon fibre, precious/semi-precious stones or made from pieces of historic structures or objects, e.g. a decommissioned B52;
-Use strong design period inspiration, like age of steam/steampunk, nautical,  atomic age, art deco, retro-industrial, stone age.
-make a quality razor that gives a BBS shave for the price of a cartridge razor handle, <$20.- this could be a huge money maker for sales among the masses that can't/won't afford premium razor prices.

I'm just throwing ideas out there because I'm noticing some convergence in design which only makes sense when many people are trying to make the same thing and it has to perform to essentially the same specifications.  New products have to offer more than just a great shave, there has to be some reason that a new razor will appeal to the buyer.  

It is indeed an interesting time in the world of TWS.

Mark

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#10

Member
Ferndale, MI
Man, Marko, you just keep cranking out the most insightful posts! Seriously, you could start making razors with some of those ideas and make a killing. Happy2
- Jeff


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