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    Quote Originally Posted by okbow68 View Post
    ...even if I am not feeling that scraping feeling I was used to with the cartridge...
    This was one key step in the right direction when I started messing with DE's. It is a different sound and feel than the mach 3/fusion/sensor (I think I was actually using fusions there at the end...I honestly can't remember...or don't want to! )

    Skin stretching is one of those training wheels I mentioned. Angle is another. Pressure is another. All of these you have to manage with a DE.

    Personally, I don't know that I could be content to use my DE over straights, but I'd never go back to any cartridge over a DE!

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    On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you fellows rate the Edwin Jagger DE89 as being an aggressive razor?

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    This morning was the best so far. Two passes and a third under the jaw line. No burn no weepers. This is more like it.
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    Different blades or different angle and no pressure?
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    Different strokes less or trying for no pressure and shallow angle.

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    you are probably fairly close time-wise to some incredible shaves. I started with wet shaving a couple days before xmas. I've been shaving daily (almost) with DE on weekdays and str8 on the weekends.

    My DE shaves now are fantastic. I think you'll find you're in the same boat soon if you continue to stick with it and seek the good advice of the SRP old timers.

    I've found lately as my technique improves, my first pass is maybe rougher than it was several weeks ago, but I'm using nearly zero pressure on every pass, and I still have no irritation after pass 3. I usually skip the ATG pass (#4) because after the 3rd - everything is insane smooth and still zero irritation. Why force it I figure?

    good luck!

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    We shall see. Under the jawbone is problem spot for me.

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    Not very agressive, very smooth shavers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by okbow68 View Post
    We shall see. Under the jawbone is problem spot for me.
    If the spot is directly under the jaw bone and you have a somewhat angular face, try stretching that area up around your jaw to the sides of your face.

    I think an important factor that hasn't been mentioned is which direction you are using with your 2nd and 3rd passes. Are you going WTG, XTG, ATG? two XTG passes to finish?

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    Well the problem is those particular whiskers grow running from chin towards ear. I haven't figured out how to get at those AGT w/o bad irritation even with the lightest pressure I can muster. I get them going north to south and south to north but that just doesn't get it.

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