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Member
Indiana
I came up with a couple of hypotheses while watching on  the You-Tubes last night & put them to the test this morning.

First, that I wasn't using enough water in the mix, and this was hurting my first pass.

Second, that I was applying too much lather on subsequent passes, and that all I needed was a thin, slick layer that wouldn't hide the stubble & clog the razor.

Possibly the best shave I've ever had. I've punted the Ikon Shavecraft 102 slant (which will be going up for sale as soon as I figure out what to ask for it) & gone back to my EJ Kelvin with Feather blades. This shave was as close as any I got with the Ikon & without any razorburn. And using a cream that I'd always thought of as mediocre, the Proraso Sandalwood, which I mainly kept around for the fantastic scent.

To learn things is good.

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#2

Chazz Reinhold HOF
(This post was last modified: 04-12-2016, 05:59 PM by hrfdez.)
Congratulations on the progress, is a good feeling, specially on the face.  I have always placed emphasis on the first pass lather, I work it well.
#3

That Bald Guy with the Big Beard
Bishop, CA
Finding your "Holy Grail" is all part of the process. Congrats on a great shave!

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#4
As long as you add water slowly most soaps can take a load, more water often means slicker shaves Smile congrats on the shaves getting better.
Oli AKA Windsor Citrus
Surrey, UK.
#5
Congratulations and it is always great to find products that work, very well! Happy2
Celestino
Love, Laughter & Shaving  Heart
#6

Member
Austin, TX
Congrats! Lather quality makes all the difference in the world. Take a look at Nathan's method of generating lather if you have not already.

Great way to ensure that you have quality lather and a fantastic shave.

I would also add that, particularly early on, sometimes you revisit a product that you didn't like only to absolutely love it. The 102 is a nice slant that can provide great shaves. Rather than take a hit on the sale, may want to shelve it for a while and come back to it later. If you still don't connect, then drop it like a bad habit! Smile

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Kevin
#7
(04-12-2016, 05:59 PM)BadDad Wrote: Finding your "Holy Grail" is all part of the process. Congrats on a great shave!

The problem is most people already have it, but keep chasing the next new razor thinking there is a better one.

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That Bald Guy with the Big Beard
Bishop, CA
(04-14-2016, 12:41 AM)EFDan Wrote:
(04-12-2016, 05:59 PM)BadDad Wrote: Finding your "Holy Grail" is all part of the process. Congrats on a great shave!

The problem is most people already have it, but keep chasing the next new razor thinking there is a better one.
Perhaps I should have said CHASING your Holy Grail is oart of the process?

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#9
(04-14-2016, 01:03 AM)BadDad Wrote:
(04-14-2016, 12:41 AM)EFDan Wrote:
(04-12-2016, 05:59 PM)BadDad Wrote: Finding your "Holy Grail" is all part of the process. Congrats on a great shave!

The problem is most people already have it, but keep chasing the next new razor thinking there is a better one.
Perhaps I should have said CHASING your Holy Grail is oart of the process?

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Oh for sure. I get having a variety of razors. They all shave very differently, but until someone comes through with some revolutionary design that is radically different that really works I am at a standstill. Well, until I get a krona to try out I guess lol.

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That Bald Guy with the Big Beard
Bishop, CA
That's when it's time to pick up a new type. If you don't feel like you can improve your technique an appreciable amount anymore, a different kind of tool, a different kind of shave, and a different set of skills to develop. Chase another dragon! lol Tongue

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