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Old 03-21-2010, 04:53 PM   #151
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I completely agree with the Gillette hate. They are over priced pieces of JUNK. blade edge goes off after like 3 shaves & they charge $4.00 a blade. VERY poor product. (like selling AXE as a cologne ! HAHA - YEAH RIGHT !)

Here's my current razor & it's 5 times the razor Gillettes are:




Schick Quattro.

Still a SIMPLE design (designed to SHAVE - NOT vibrate, or self lube, or tell you when you need to change a blade, etc. etc. etc.)

Yes it does have 4 blades - BUT it DOES shave SUPER close in ONE pass & they last a couple weeks per blade AND cost about $1.80 a blade.

*** So good in fact - the Girlfriend passes on the brand new 'Super Gillette' in the drawer and goes for my Schick everytime.



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Old 03-21-2010, 05:02 PM   #152
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hiya Dan!

get anything done on yer "vacation"?
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm ... not so much.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:03 PM   #153
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A shaving forum? That's lamer than flashlights.
Ooooooooo. There's a flashlight forum?

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Old 03-21-2010, 05:05 PM   #154
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Flashlight, not fleshlight.








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Old 03-21-2010, 05:07 PM   #155
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But what a waste of cheap vodka.
Always the pragmatist.



And in keeping with that vein (and not slitting it with a dull blade), if vodka works, so must a much cheaper bottle of isopropyl alcohol, no?
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:15 PM   #156
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This is typical marketing. You have to keep reinveting the same product over and over so it sells more... You noob.. You fell for it.. I buy crappy disposable razors for $8 for 5 pack. Each one lasts me 10 shaves..

But yet It takes me two weeks to get to this point:
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:16 PM   #157
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Run your cheap Votka through a charcol filter.. Give it 3-4 passes.. It will taste like $100/bottle crap.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:18 PM   #158
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Schick Quattro.

Still a SIMPLE design (designed to SHAVE - NOT vibrate, or self lube, or tell you when you need to change a blade, etc. etc. etc.)

Yes it does have 4 blades - BUT it DOES shave SUPER close in ONE pass & they last a couple weeks per blade AND cost about $1.80 a blade.

*** So good in fact - the Girlfriend passes on the brand new 'Super Gillette' in the drawer and goes for my Schick everytime.




I use the same. I shave my face (every 3 days) and legs (1x/week) and get about a month out of one blade.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:18 PM   #159
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Would vodka ruin the color strip that tells you when to replace the razor (as if it's not obvious when your blade is dull)?
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:19 PM   #160
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A shaving forum? That's lamer than flashlights.
and who is reading it?
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:31 PM   #161
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old fashioned single blade double edged razors work very very well.

buy a quality one, strip it and dry blade after use, make sure to use a good soap and really let it work into your beard to soften the bristles. that part is important!
HOT water on a towel helps to make it a better shave by causing the pores to relax.

there was a reason a shave took so long back in the day at a Barbershop... it was done properly!
So what is a good, reasonably-priced single blade double edge razor?
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:31 PM   #162
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Doesn't a sauna make you sweat a lot? My face burns if I happen to break a sweat not long after shaving.
You go into the sauna to shave, not after. Just go in, throw some water on and give it about five minutes until you start to sweat. Grab a bowl of hot water to rinse your razor and go at it. Do not toss your rinse water on the stones!

I'm usually in there for a bit longer afterwards and then take my shower and toss some aftershave on. I don't get any irritation.



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Old 03-21-2010, 05:35 PM   #163
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So what is a good, reasonably-priced single blade double edge razor?
When I was stationed in Okinawa I had a barber shop shave from my female barber. Hot towel, brushed on soap and a straight razor.

Best shave i ever had.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:39 PM   #164
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So what is a good, reasonably-priced single blade double edge razor?
I use an old Gillette "Super Speed" I found in a box of stuff that was probably my father's or grandfather's. Gave it a good cleaning and it works better than any of the disposables or cartridges on the market and blades are less that 15 cents apiece. I imagine you could get one off ebay for pretty cheap.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:40 PM   #165
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I completely agree with the Gillette hate. They are over priced pieces of JUNK. blade edge goes off after like 3 shaves & they charge $4.00 a blade. VERY poor product. (like selling AXE as a cologne ! HAHA - YEAH RIGHT !)

Here's my current razor & it's 5 times the razor Gillettes are:




Schick Quattro.

Still a SIMPLE design (designed to SHAVE - NOT vibrate, or self lube, or tell you when you need to change a blade, etc. etc. etc.)

Yes it does have 4 blades - BUT it DOES shave SUPER close in ONE pass & they last a couple weeks per blade AND cost about $1.80 a blade.

*** So good in fact - the Girlfriend passes on the brand new 'Super Gillette' in the drawer and goes for my Schick everytime.



I gotta go +1 on this. Used a Mach 3 for years and thought it was alright. Got a Quattro for free at the Winter X games a year or so ago. Found it in with some other stuff while moving recently and decided to give it a try. This thing blows away the Mach 3. Of course I have a big pile of Mach 3 blades that I got in a jumbo pack at Costco... Convinced myself not to buy any more Quattro blades until I use all the ones I have for the Mach 3.
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