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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne1963 View Post
    Once you develop your touch, not being able to see will become less of an issue. I wear bifocals, and it is near impossible for me to see with perfect focus. So, I quit wearing glasses when I shave, and just relied on the blurry image that I see and my sense of touch.
    Had to have a chuckle at that reply.
    Yeah, keep the angle low. Watch a few vids on you tube to see how others stretch their skin. 100 or so shaves, it will all come together. Best of luck.
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    Yeah bifocals don't help or make it easy do they.........Ahh the joy of aging
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    Congrats on the successful start. I'm pretty new at it myself, probably about 30 shaves or so - I use a DE the four days a week I go to work, and straights the other 3 days, when I have time and can relax. What I found improved my shave a lot was a little mantra I repeat to myself before and during a straight razor shave; Angle, Pressure, Stretch. As long as the angle is very small, the pressure is extremely light, and I remember to stretch the skin, I get a close, comfortable, and bloodless shave.

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    Thanks. Angle. Pressure. Stretch. Seems nice and easy to remember and repeat.

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    I seem a bit late to the party as all the good advice has been given.
    Slow and deliberate strokes are important at the start. If you get to a point where you aren't confident of what to do stop. It is going to take a while to get it right but you will get there, and as a few previous posters have said eventually a good view will become less important. Once you know the angle and direction of stroke required the mirror is just a useful help.
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    Good deal on your first SR shave. Keep it up and smooth shaves to you.


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