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Old 03-22-2010, 04:34 PM   #211
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Try it.

Shave the legs and then change the sheets on the bed. Getting into that bed is nearly orgasmic on its own, and then when your wife gets to you... Its a rare woman who likes to cuddle a yeti when she realizes there are alternatives...
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:54 PM   #212
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Try it.

Shave the legs and then change the sheets on the bed. Getting into that bed is nearly orgasmic on its own, and then when your wife gets to you... Its a rare woman who likes to cuddle a yeti when she realizes there are alternatives...

I used to ride roadbikes and speedskate when I was younger and a sportsmassage is no fun with hairy legs.....
You only do that once..
And yeah Gillette is getting too $$$
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:57 PM   #213
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Up until a month ago I used the one second from the right. A month ago I was contemplating shaving off my winter growth and moving into the summer shave-every-day season. I was out shopping and I looked at how much blades for these things cost. Then I looked over at the electric razors and I figured I would break even if the electric lasted only a couple years. Plus, shaving would be much more pleasant.

So I bought one of these:



A hundred bucks and it gives me the best shave I have ever had (without a brand new blade in my razor). Now I shave every day, whereas before, my wife was lucky if I shaved twice a week. I hated it that much. Very satisfied and if properly cared for this thing will last for years.
Years indeed, if they are made anything like the older Norelcos. I've had the some one for at least 15 years, replaced the rechargeable batteries once or twice ($3). Plus you can multi task, saves that five or ten minutes a day...over the course of your lifetime how many hours does the average man waste standing there shaving?
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:17 PM   #214
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Years indeed, if they are made anything like the older Norelcos. I've had the some one for at least 15 years, replaced the rechargeable batteries once or twice ($3). Plus you can multi task, saves that five or ten minutes a day...over the course of your lifetime how many hours does the average man waste standing there shaving?
Yabbut.....the electric shit takes twice as long and does half the job. There isn't an electric "razor" on the market which actually shaves.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:19 PM   #215
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I doubt it takes twice as long when you include your time lathering, washing and whatever else is in the procedure. Electric shaving doesn't have those steps. Maybe the shave isn't quite as close, I'll give you that.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:25 PM   #216
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Is there space at Casa de Tinks this June? Plans are solidifying...
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:36 PM   #217
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I doubt it takes twice as long when you include your time lathering, washing and whatever else is in the procedure. Electric shaving doesn't have those steps. Maybe the shave isn't quite as close, I'll give you that.
I shave in the shower. I just can't get my neck with those electric jobs....and I end up all stubbly afterward. I guess if you're in a hurry to get to work and you want to look presentable, it'd be a good idea.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:04 PM   #218
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I shave in the shower. I just can't get my neck with those electric jobs....and I end up all stubbly afterward. I guess if you're in a hurry to get to work and you want to look presentable, it'd be a good idea.
Just don't be the guy shaving in traffic.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:20 PM   #219
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The old razor manufacturing lines are shipped overseas. Gillette will then go into cultures that do not shave regularly. They push more people into the idea of shaving everyday. The process continues. Smart fuckers...
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:19 PM   #220
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:47 PM   #221
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Up until a month ago I used the one second from the right. A month ago I was contemplating shaving off my winter growth and moving into the summer shave-every-day season. I was out shopping and I looked at how much blades for these things cost. Then I looked over at the electric razors and I figured I would break even if the electric lasted only a couple years. Plus, shaving would be much more pleasant.

So I bought one of these:



A hundred bucks and it gives me the best shave I have ever had (without a brand new blade in my razor). Now I shave every day, whereas before, my wife was lucky if I shaved twice a week. I hated it that much. Very satisfied and if properly cared for this thing will last for years.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:49 PM   #222
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Just don't be the guy shaving in traffic.
I shave my legs in traffic. Is that bad??
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:01 AM   #223
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Is there space at Casa de Tinks this June? Plans are solidifying...
There is always space for you.
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:14 AM   #224
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No they don't.

Other than nostalga, there's no reason to use a straight blade. Everyone who tells you they get a better shave with one of these is trying to convince themselves as much as they're trying to convince you.

If you want to use one, good on ya. Enjoy it. Buck the trend, be different.

Just don't try to convince anyone that the shave is "better".

Well- quite simply, you're wrong. The blades available for a single blade safety razor are far better quality than what you're getting in that Gillette shit. They're paper thin and have an amazing edge. Look at those 4 or 5 or 12 blades on a Gillette and you can visually see how thick they are. I use the Feather brand of blades. They're incredibly thin and sharp. It's not a slam dunk like a Fusion- but it does give a better shave once you learn how to use the things. I switched and I'm not going back. Screw those price gouging bastiges. The closeness of the shave is superior- at the cost of a few nicks and cuts until you learn how to use the thing. The key is to keep everything wet with freshly brushed cream or soap- that Proraso that was posted on the first page is AMAZING stuff, btw. Buy some!- and to use just the weight of the razor for pressure. Push hard like you're used to with a modern Gillette and you're gonna walk away bloodied. Get the touch down after a while, and you'll know what a truly close shave is.

Like a lot of things- invest a little in some decent tools, learn how to use them, and shaving becomes a joy, rather than just another chore. And you don't have to choke on the grocery bill every time you need to buy blades.
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:31 AM   #225
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Well- quite simply, you're wrong. on the grocery bill every time you need to buy blades.
i'm often hungover and shaking. yer tips sound like certain death to me.

i need 5 to 12 thick blades all in a neat little corral lending little to no chance of slicing my jugular.
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