#1

Member
Greenville, SC USA
My standard shave procedure, with the AS-D2, is two passes (WTG & ATG) with touch ups. That yields a perceived BBS or near BBS shave virtually every time with virtually any blade I choose.

Perceived is the key word. Faceturbating the first couple hours can hardly tell any difference. It's only 12 hours later that the quantity of stubble regrowth can be felt and assessed by ongoing faceturbating. At shave time I can only assess the comfort of the shave. It requires either time or more sensitivity than I possess to judge the effectiveness of the shave.

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#2

Chazz Reinhold HOF
(This post was last modified: 06-04-2016, 03:02 PM by hrfdez.)
Lol, twelve hours is good mileage IMO for a shave.  The endless infatuation with the so called BBS is funny to say the least.  

Nobody cares!  Unless one is in a weird environment, I don't know anybody that comes around and touch my face every hour, other than my wife, and she certainly doesn't care about a whisker or two.

I enjoy the shave, afterwards, who cares!  Big Grin

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#3

Merchant
Charleston, South Carolina
Speak for yourself, Hector! I am often mobbed at malls and other public places by hoards of screaming women who simply HAVE to touch my face!!!! BBSmania is very real!

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#4

Member
Greenville, SC USA
(06-04-2016, 03:05 PM)Sapone Di Paolo Wrote: Speak for yourself, Hector! I am often mobbed at malls and other public places by hoards of screaming women who simply HAVE to touch my face!!!! BBSmania is very real!
That's a hoot, Paolo! But what can Hector possibly know of the ardor and depth of passion that exists in people of Italian leanings or ancestry in the low country? .........Just funnin' you, Hector.  Smile

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#5
(06-04-2016, 03:00 PM)hrfdez Wrote: Nobody cares!

I agree. This weird fascination with these acronyms. Really? Who care?

I'm not joking. I never even heard of DFS, BBS, Socially acceptable. It's like lingo invented that never existed.

Whatever happened to just "I got a close shave?"

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#6

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
(06-04-2016, 03:32 PM)grim Wrote:
(06-04-2016, 03:00 PM)hrfdez Wrote: Nobody cares!  

I agree. This weird fascination with these acronyms. Really? Who care?

I'm not joking. I never even heard of DFS, BBS, Socially acceptable. It's like lingo invented that never existed.

Whatever happened to just "I got a close shave?"

Because "I got a close shave" just doesn't have the same je ne sais quoi. Winking

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#7

Chazz Reinhold HOF
(This post was last modified: 06-04-2016, 07:57 PM by hrfdez.)
(06-04-2016, 03:24 PM)beamon Wrote:
(06-04-2016, 03:05 PM)Sapone Di Paolo Wrote: Speak for yourself, Hector! I am often mobbed at malls and other public places by hoards of screaming women who simply HAVE to touch my face!!!! BBSmania is very real!
That's a hoot, Paolo! But what can Hector possibly know of the ardor and depth of passion that exists in people of Italian leanings or ancestry in the low country? .........Just funnin' you, Hector.  Smile

Hehe, I actually have spent a great deal of time in Italy and love it!

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#8
I usually do the 3 passes and I don't even bother to check if I have achieved BBS, in case if I haven't I know for sure I'm most likely 98% BBS, so I don't care to double check all my face if there are few hairs here and there not fully cut.

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#9

That Bald Guy with the Big Beard
Bishop, CA
As humans, we are designed to label and categorize everything. We do it with particles of dust, we do it with levels of shave closeness...

BBS is for me, though in all seriousness, I HAVE had random strangers ask to rub my head...ladies, of course, as I dont think most men would be bold enough, even if they so desired...

Regardless, its a term I use in conversation, but, it is no longer something I look to achieve. If it happens...AWESOME! If not, there is always tomorrow...

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#10
beamon, do you always use the same blade?

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