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#11

Super Moderator
Las Vegas, NV, USA
The pasties took over the thread, and that’s perfectly delightful.  Party Since I don’t have experience with them, I can only comment on blades.

The first shave can be a little “too much” with many brands of blades. I always palm strop a new blade for that reason, although there are of course those that work fine straight out of the box.
Whenever I go to shave, I assume there’s someone else on the planet shaving, so I say “I’m gonna go shave, too.”
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#12

Member
Virginia
(12-10-2016, 09:40 PM)Matsilainen Wrote: The pasties took over the thread, and that’s perfectly delightful.  Party Since I don’t have experience with them, I can only comment on blades.

The first shave can be a little “too much” with many brands of blades. I always palm strop a new blade for that reason, although there are of course those that work fine straight out of the box.

You're the second person to mention palm stropping, I may have to give that a shot. How many strokes do you usually take?
#13

Super Moderator
Las Vegas, NV, USA
(12-10-2016, 09:46 PM)Jason_Drain Wrote: You're the second person to mention palm stropping, I may have to give that a shot.  How many strokes do you usually take?
If it’s a double edge blade, I’ll usually do five on the left edge, five on the right, then flip the blade over and do the same on that side.

Now, that’s really not a lot. Doubling the amount might be a good idea. But I feel that even the small amount of stropping I do makes the new blade slightly smoother before its first use.

Of course, it could all just be in my head — after all, the placebo effect is real. Smile
Whenever I go to shave, I assume there’s someone else on the planet shaving, so I say “I’m gonna go shave, too.”
– Mitch Hedberg
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#14

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
(12-10-2016, 10:13 PM)Matsilainen Wrote:
(12-10-2016, 09:46 PM)Jason_Drain Wrote: You're the second person to mention palm stropping, I may have to give that a shot.  How many strokes do you usually take?
If it’s a double edge blade, I’ll usually do five on the left edge, five on the right, then flip the blade over and do the same on that side.

Now, that’s really not a lot. Doubling the amount might be a good idea. But I feel that even the small amount of stropping I do makes the new blade slightly smoother before its first use.

Of course, it could all just be in my head — after all, the placebo effect is real. Smile

I tend to do three on each side, flip the blade and do three more on each new side.
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#15

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
By the way, I thought pasties were a British tradition.
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#16

Member
Ferndale, MI
Pasties are delicious for sure! It's been a while since I've had one. I'm gonna have to change that!
- Jeff
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#17
(12-11-2016, 12:08 AM)Freddy Wrote: By the way, I thought pasties were a British tradition.


That or something from a Burlesque show (thinking Dita Von Teese)

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#18

scentless shaver
Oakland, ME
(12-11-2016, 12:08 AM)Freddy Wrote: By the way, I thought pasties were a British tradition.
From what I grew up hearing, the pasties were attributed to the "old world" miners. The Upper Peninsula had a lot of iron and copper mining in the late 1800s into the mid 1900s. Paper was the industry when I was graduating high school in the early 80s.

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#19

Super Moderator
Las Vegas, NV, USA
(12-11-2016, 05:42 AM)olschoolsteel Wrote: That or something from a Burlesque show (thinking Dita Von Teese)

You can think it, you can imagine it, but you just cant post a picture of it.
Ah, Dita Von Teese … the wife and I are both fans of hers. Smile

And this thread is all over the place!  Confused

P.S. “Typed with one finger on my Galaxy Tab” — nice one!  Happy
Whenever I go to shave, I assume there’s someone else on the planet shaving, so I say “I’m gonna go shave, too.”
– Mitch Hedberg
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#20

scentless shaver
Oakland, ME
(12-11-2016, 05:42 AM)olschoolsteel Wrote:
(12-11-2016, 12:08 AM)Freddy Wrote: By the way, I thought pasties were a British tradition.


That or something from a Burlesque show (thinking Dita Von Teese)

You can think it, you can imagine it, but you just cant post a picture of it.
Yes! I once brought a female from grad school in Indiana to the UP, and as we passed a billboard advertising pasties, I asked if she wanted one. I narrowly escaped getting slapped!

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