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    Default First shave with a de super speed

    Usually shave with a straight, but I wanted to give a de a shot. So i saw a good price on a super speed on eBay picked it up brought it home cleaned her up a lil Maas came out like new. I put a merkur de blade in her was still laying around from my days of the shavette, and I shaved with her. Ok now I'm hooked on all types of wet shaving. Some nicks on the neck but nothing crazy. I really didn't find it that difficult to shave with the de, maybe because I have been shaving with a straight for about a year. I feel that everybody should have a de in there shaving kit for a quick shave when u can't use your straight.. Just a great shave ...

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    I feel the same way. I have gone for a few yrs of using the straight, just picked up a Gillette Slim, and wow, quick and easy, almost no thought at all.

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    Glad to hear it, I enjoy my DE too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportcopper View Post
    I really didn't find it that difficult to shave with the de, maybe because I have been shaving with a straight for about a year.
    I definitely think it helps to go Straight to DE (a horrible line, I know ). I had perhaps a couple years worth of SR experience before picking up a safety razor for the first time, and I took to it immediately. This is vastly different from some accounts I've read where someone will go from a Mach 3 to a DE and end up looking like they went 3 rounds with the Champ. It happens often.

    Anyway, congrats and happy shaving.
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    Default First shave with a de super speed

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan82 View Post
    I definitely think it helps to go Straight to DE (a horrible line, I know ). I had perhaps a couple years worth of SR experience before picking up a safety razor for the first time, and I took to it immediately. This is vastly different from some accounts I've read where someone will go from a Mach 3 to a DE and end up looking like they went 3 rounds with the Champ. It happens often.

    Anyway, congrats and happy shaving.
    I went from a Mach 3 to a de before going to a sr. My first shave looked like I had acupuncture on my face... Just recently (after about 8 months of sr shaving) i thought I would try the old de again, after the shave I decided that I would teach my girlfriend to wet shave and stick to my straight due to me having acupuncture face again!!

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    Next step is to get a cheap SE and try that. I love mine!

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    There's a reason Super Speeds were Gillette's bread and butter for so many years. Smooth and efficient shavers all, almost all of them still look good decades after they were made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan82 View Post
    I definitely think it helps to go Straight to DE (a horrible line, I know ). I had perhaps a couple years worth of SR experience before picking up a safety razor for the first time, and I took to it immediately. This is vastly different from some accounts I've read where someone will go from a Mach 3 to a DE and end up looking like they went 3 rounds with the Champ. It happens often.

    Anyway, congrats and happy shaving.
    Yes, that's what I did when I first got into wetshaving. I went from a Mach 3, to a vintage DE, to a straight razor. There was a learning curve with the DE for me, and for the first while, I did look like I went 3 rounds with the Champ! It's natural to try and speed shave like you did with the Mach 3, but it doesn't end well.

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    I have a 1956 Gillette SS that belonged
    to my dad that I use from time to time.


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    I don't know why, but I had the same luck with my Merkur that Airportchopper did. I had a nick or two but not that bad. Hmm now my first straight razor shave had two bad nicks but I expected to bleed there. Guess I was lucky.

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