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Poll: Stingy or a Loader?
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#1

Chazz Reinhold HOF
(This post was last modified: 01-05-2016, 11:24 PM by hrfdez.)
I have to admit, I am a loader.  I don't hold back when I am loading a soap.  I figure I have soaps to last me a lifetime, so why hold back?  

So, are you stingy when loading your soap, or are you like me, a loader that loves to see and feel all that heavenly lather all over my face?

No right or wrong, just something fun, plus curiosity  Smile

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#2

Veni, vidi, vici
New Vegas
You know me Hector, I load it like it's my last shave in this lifetime. I don't consider it wasteful, I consider it my duty!
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Primo
Shaving for 46+ years; enjoying my shaves since 2014
Ah, che bel vivere, che bel piacere per un barbiere di qualità...
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#3
Neither. When I started out I was very stingy. Once I learned better, I overcompensated a bit, particularly when I was using boar brushes. Now that I'm almost exclusively a synthetic user, I try to get things just right from the start. I have hard water, and I'm a head shaver who head lathers. If I overload, it takes way too long to get my lather right.
Head Shaver
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#4

Chazz Reinhold HOF
(01-05-2016, 10:53 PM)primotenore Wrote: You know me Hector, I load it like it's my last shave in this lifetime. I don't consider it wasteful, I consider it my duty!

Oh yes, I knew you would be on my side Big Grin
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#5

Member
Austin, TX
Great question: I am a LOADER.

I have found that any problems with lather, hard water etc. could be all but eliminated, regardless of soap, if I just loaded enough. I would say I probably load an average of at least a minute for hard soaps. A while back when Nathan shared his glossy lather technique I actually weighed a couple of soaps, pre and post load and it was around 2g per shave.

A visual that made sense early on for me as I started with creams was to load enough soap to get the equivalent of an almond size dollop of cream and head to the races.

I try to do my part to support our mighty community of soap artisans every day Smile
Kevin
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#6
Man, I feel like I am a loader, but these soaps do not seem to be going down fast enough.

I did found one that did, but realized it was a cream.

Monte
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#7

Member
Austin, TX
(01-05-2016, 10:57 PM)momor Wrote: I did found one that did, but realized it was a cream.  

Monte
This struck me as really funny!
Kevin
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#8
As The Stallion says, "load it like you hate it", and my lathers have been better ever since.
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#9

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
I don't think too much about it but would have to say I'm definitely more one who loads the brush than not.
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#10

Chazz Reinhold HOF
(This post was last modified: 01-05-2016, 11:18 PM by hrfdez.)
(01-05-2016, 10:57 PM)kwsher Wrote: Great question: I am a LOADER.

I have found that any problems with lather, hard water etc. could be all but eliminated, regardless of soap, if I just loaded enough. I would say I probably load an average of at least a minute for hard soaps. A while back when Nathan shared his glossy lather technique I actually weighed a couple of soaps, pre and post load and it was around 2g per shave.

A visual that made sense early on for me as I started with creams was to load enough soap to get the equivalent of an almond size dollop of cream and head to the races.

I try to do my part to support our mighty community of soap artisans every day Smile

I do also, but it is hard when the wife is looking at you like a loon Evilgrin


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