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    Hi Guys,

    I have to thank Outback and BobH today.

    My strop kept twisting and made it hard to use, Mike said to keep my elbow up. No more twisting! Thanks Mike.

    BobH said to shave the strop with the spine. My stropping worked well this morning and my razor was nice and comfortable. Thanks Bob.

    I usually do two passes, WTG and XTG although I did go ATG on my neck.

    This morning I decided to just do 2 passes WTG as it was suggested that it might be more comfortable.

    I usually have a pretty comfortable shave apart from the red cheeks and cheek bones.

    Today my 2 passes WTG made my neck bleed a bit. Not cuts but more like shaved the skin off.

    For me a second pass XTG and XTG on my neck is the most comfortable and stops me going over the same place too many times in the same direction.

    Does anyone else find 2 WTG passes uncomfortable?

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    Multi directional passes are what I tend to do most. If you get weepers and irritation from WTG on your neck but a clean comfortable pass XTG, perhaps you should consider just the XTG pass on your neck. My goal has always been to figure out how to get the most comfortable, clean shave. Also as I lighten my grip on both the razor and the strop, my stropping gets lighter. That is just the grip on my strop not the tension. Also with a lighter grip on my razor, I can shave the lather with the lightest of touch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STF View Post
    BobH said to shave the strop with the spine. My stropping worked well this morning and my razor was nice and comfortable. Thanks Bob.

    I usually have a pretty comfortable shave apart from the red cheeks and cheek bones.

    Today my 2 passes WTG made my neck bleed a bit. Not cuts but more like shaved the skin off.

    For me a second pass XTG and XTG on my neck is the most comfortable and stops me going over the same place too many times in the same direction.

    Steve

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    You really should not have red anything when shaving regardless of the number of passes you do. When you do 2 passes in the same direction or one pass one way and the other a different way you are still going over the same skin twice. I'd think you are using to much pressure and/or a wrong angle. To lighten up just think about wiping the lather away with the blade. Also If you are trying to take all the whiskers down in one pass you are likely using too much pressure.

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