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    Default I keep getting cut here.

    Its on my third pass going from E to W. Unless someone's got a better way

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    My suggestion is do a few passes WTG and call it good, going east to west takes a super keen edge and skin streched pretty taunt
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    Is that fron a spike tip going north to south or the edge going west to east?
    There are a couple of things that reduce my cuts. Skin tight and very low blade angle.
    That area is tricky for west to east pass, to get nice tight skin it requires some serious face making. Also for my if my edge is not great, it causes me to add pressure, which also leads to nicks and cuts. The strokes I use in the ‘Stacie area are also much shorter and use only a tiny part of the blade.
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    East to West

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    Those cuts almost every time are your angle and not stretching the skin right. Then a blade that isn't right will cause you to dig in also.the blade will slide along if the skin is tight and low angle. Tc
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    ^^What he said^^
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    This may not be your issue but I had that happen recently. It seems as we get older our teeth shift (stay with me here) and that changes the contours of the face. After using a SR for many years I have almost unconscious muscle memory as to how to navigate my angular face. At some point one morning I was coming across my face toward my upper lip and the blade simply dug into the flesh - deeply - and pink lather doesn't begin to describe the mess. Figured out later after my dentist asked what caused the scar, that teeth shifting caused the gouging over time and that morning the change hit some magical amount to where my normal shaving movement resulted in a nasty dig.

    Otherwise I'd guess your issue was simply not laying the blade down more parallel to the skin as you came to the rise of the upper lip area. Can be fixed by lifting the blade entirely from your face before that area and laying back down again at the appropriate angle to the skin and teeth. Of course stretching your skin ALWAYS solves problems and not stretching it causes others.

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