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    Default gssixgun: the gauntlet has been thrown....

    Okay, so I've read a few posts of yours about this DE razor you have, and the fear and trepidation you have felt as a result.

    Here's the challenge: By one week from today, will you post here and tell us how your first DE shave went?


    We're all excited to know!


    hehehe


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    Default Hmmmmmmm

    I just showed this thread to the wife, and she said she will be more than happy to take pics of my emergency room visit I found out that she tried one long ago, and took a nice patch off skin off of her leg that why she won't touch it....
    OK Ben I accept the challenge I am taking Wed. off work, I think this upcoming week, so I will try it Wed morning....

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    This is a slippery slope Glen! Your going backwards. Pretty soon you'll be trying out the pink handled bics!!

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    HAHAHA! Funny :-) I just bought a DE for motorcycle trips (no good way to pack a strop & guarantee it won't get ruined). With a DE I can do a shave that's BBS in the forward direction, but not BBS ATG. Also, the tips of the hairs feel a little bit spiky when they start to grow back in. With the str8 I can make it BBS both ways. So the str8 is a bit better than the DE, but the DE is plenty good enough for travel.

    Caveat: my DE is not adjustable, and I'm using cheap blades from Walgreen's. If I had an adjustable DE & I fiddled with the settings & tried a bunch of different brands of blades, maybe I could do better. But I'm not motivated to develop that level of expertise with the DE. I don't need perfect shaves while on bike trips, & It's close enough for government work the way it is.

    I have to say I'm a little mystified by reports of people hurting themselves with a DE. They seem pretty foolproof to me. But then again, I do have all that experience with a str8 under my belt.

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    I would never have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes Glen! Its enough to make you believe in pod people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    I would never have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes Glen! Its enough to make you believe in pod people.
    Yeah yeah But I never did quite learn how to refuse a challenge

    You know that old one "Mom" used to guilt ya with "If your friend was going to jump off a bridge would you do it too"
    See my thought was always "Only if I could find a higher one Ma"

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    I still don't understand how you can be afraid of a little ole DE razor after learning how to shave with a straight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gssixgun View Post
    You know that old one "Mom" used to guilt ya with "If your friend was going to jump off a bridge would you do it too"
    Make sure to take a decent DE with fitting blades with you. Everything else is just girly stuff.

    As always, your mileage can and probably will vary. Merkur blades are not liked by everybody, as De Layne rightly points out below.
    Last edited by BeBerlin; 09-07-2008 at 04:21 PM. Reason: Who needs reasons?

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    my 1st DE shave was the worst shave i had ever had! swore that i would never use one again. however i bought a couple this year and a sampler blade back from west coast shaving. (fast shipping) the few shaves i have had since were with a tech and a superspeed. great shaves, no learning curve like i thought there would be. good stuff.

    good luck glen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskers View Post
    I still don't understand how you can be afraid of a little ole DE razor after learning how to shave with a straight.

    I wonder the same thing when I am forced to use a DE when I am sometimes pressed for time in the morning. Untill I see little red spots oozing out after I do an ATG near my adam's apple.

    What I am worried about, Glen, is what would happen IF you get to like the DE?

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