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    Thumbs up Blind straight shaving - Rasage Ó l'aveugle

    Hello
    On my first french shaving forum, "le coupe-chou club" or CCC, we welcomed last month Ó new member who is blind.
    I accepted the challenge to coach him in Ó couple of days.
    Then I thought "how to speak about sensations I don't know ? "

    So I challenged myself to shave without beeing able to see

    This is the second shave I did, the first one was ... a bit bloody

    Sorry, no subtitles, it is in french

    https://youtu.be/D9Ro0Zm8WuI
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    The same WITH SUBTITLES in case your french is just a "souvenir"

    https://youtu.be/4Ex6L8bWwQA
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    Johan, I thought my french was pretty good as i know words like, voila, escargot and souvenir! Anyway, what challenge! Sighted people don't even think about how to describe things by feel. How did it turn out for your friend? were you able to convey the necessary things to make a successful straight shaver out of him?

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    Good for you for taking up a challenge for such a great cause! Really great that you're trying to, as best you can, put your self in this gentleman's mindset in order to better be able to convey the information and sensations to him.

    It will be interesting to hear what effect all this has on your understanding of your own shaving, sort of like how when one learns another language their understanding of their mother-tongue likewise becomes much better. In general I think we tend to over-rely on sight so I must imagine learning to tap into the other senses in a better way would only help one's practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tintin View Post
    Johan, I thought my french was pretty good as i know words like, voila, escargot and souvenir! Anyway, what challenge! Sighted people don't even think about how to describe things by feel. How did it turn out for your friend? were you able to convey the necessary things to make a successful straight shaver out of him?
    We did not met yet , it's for next week-end. But he has already listened the video and told me that some of my comments gave him new informations.
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    Very interesting thoughts and ideas.

    I have shaved with my eyes closed but that is a short time using a skill that I have had many years of experience with visual feedback as I understand you have. Starting from scratch would be much more involved.

    I used the subtitles because I don't speak French but I would have understood many of your points using my vision instead of my hearing.

    I could go on and on with this............

    One of my favorite lessons that I learned in school and my wife used in here teaching at the second grade level was to write the instructions on how t make a peanut butter sandwich.

    Pretty silly and fun but it makes you realize the importance of communication and how something so simple can be difficult.

    Using SRP as an example also i think that trying to help and teach someone at a distance through the medium of the internet can create issues and problems that although minor get misunderstood.
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    Hi Tim
    Indeed, writing down instructions that seem easy at first thought is not so easy in facts.
    Teaching and coaching other people is self learning at first.
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    This sounds like something that would be quite educational to try at home, probably with a round point. I fear my beard would look something awful afterwards!
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    The round point is certainly the best choice for safety.
    For your next shave, try to close the eyes and shave your cheeks like Ó beginner, your attention at 200 %
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    Johan that is the most interesting shave video I have ever watched! I cannot commend you enough for the undertaking that you are doing. Well done, it is very admirable
    crawling, slipping along the edge of a straight razor....and surviving

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