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by rcymozart
Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Finding Proper Blade Angle?
Replies: 15
Views: 4063

Honestly I use sound the most as feedback, followed by feel. I could practically shave blindfolded it I use these two methods right. The Vision is especially loud and has a very distinct note when at the correct angle. I've made the mistake and kept the fan on before while shaving and I always have...
by rcymozart
Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First DE shave today: blood
Replies: 12
Views: 2978

If it's any consolation, I got the same kind of thing during my first week using a DE. I've since adjusted my blade angle to be extremely shallow (less than 30 degrees with the skin, easily). Visualizing the blade passing just over the skin and cutting the hair without touching helps me keep a good ...
by rcymozart
Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:45 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shaving Brush Suggestions?
Replies: 22
Views: 3945

Thanks for all of the suggestions, guys! I'll take a look around, narrow it down, and let you know when I've purchased one. I'm forcing myself to wait until after President's Day Weekend so I can get the fridge on sale and not spend my entire refund on shaving equipment (as much as I'd enjoy that!)....
by rcymozart
Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: New to wet shaving
Replies: 7
Views: 1618

Welcome to SMF! I have little advice to offer as I'm still starting out with a DE. But this place has been great for fun reads, good advice, and warm welcomes. :D

Robert
by rcymozart
Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Shaving Brush Suggestions?
Replies: 22
Views: 3945

Shaving Brush Suggestions?

I'm happy to be getting a nice return on my taxes this year. After buying a much needed new refrigerator, I should have a bit left over to stick into savings, but some disc golf equipment (my outdoor addiction), and shaving supplies (saving the best for last, at least in this list). I'd like to get ...
by rcymozart
Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: New to Wetshaving
Replies: 3
Views: 1387

Welcome to SMF! I started with some Proraso and a Mach III myself. My first DE razor is a Merkur HD and while there's been a learning curve, it's blown the Mach III out of the water. I'm thinking about a badger brush myself to replace a cheap, but usable, boar hair brush once my tax return comes in ...
by rcymozart
Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Interesting way to visualize PI
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Very nice! I'm going to share that with my math-advantaged friends. I'm sure they'll get a kick out of it. Some are teachers, too, so I'm sure they'll find it useful.

Thanks for sharing!

Robert
by rcymozart
Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: pls help: bottom of neck trouble
Replies: 40
Views: 9073

Sal: That is GREAT news! I am in the exact same boat. First week with DE razor was KILLING my skin. I nearly gave up. 2nd week was marginally better. Now I feel I am getting close to mastering shave angle, not using my wrist at all, short strokes, heavy lather, and things are going great. I also ha...
by rcymozart
Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Reporting In
Replies: 14
Views: 3324

Thanks for the tip on my neck. Using the hand towel or wash cloth definitely help stretch the skin more. However, I think I've found my main problem. Once my skin was more flat and easier to shave, I actually suffered the worst razor burn since starting using a DE. The blade was a fresh Israeli and ...
by rcymozart
Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Places to Shop in the IE?
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Places to Shop in the IE?

Does anyone know of some good places to buy shaving items in Southern California around the Redlands area? The Target here has the Proraso products, but it ends there. I'm not even sure what stores to look at next, frankly. Any items will do as I'll need a bit of everything sooner or later. But I'm ...
by rcymozart
Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Reporting In
Replies: 14
Views: 3324

I'm using an Israeli for the first time tomorrow. I'll let you know how that goes after a couple of shaves. I definitely fall into the trap of more "mini" passes to get stubble that I'm clearly not going to get and wind up a neck full of razor burn for my trouble. I just have to remember not to do t...
by rcymozart
Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Reporting In
Replies: 14
Views: 3324

Reporting In

Just reporting in as I progress with learning how to use my DE effectively. I've switched to the Gillettes from LetterK's sampler pack. From what I've seen here, they seem to considered sharper than the Derby blades, but not as sharp as the Feather blades. Given that a move to the Merkur blades resu...
by rcymozart
Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Second Blade Problems and Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1698

Second Blade Problems and Question

I started shaving with a DE two Thursdays ago using a Merkur HD and Derby blades. After about five shaves (the last three stunningly wonderful and nick free), I switched to a Merkur blade from letterK's sampler pack to see what the difference would feel like. I only use that blade three times. Each ...
by rcymozart
Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Questions for Veterans and Rookies
Replies: 25
Views: 5690

1. About 5-6 days each week. 2. I've never gotten as close on my neck as my cheeks without irritation. Frankly, I'm glad to know others that use a DE have a similar experience. That said, I just started with a DE, so that may change in the coming weeks/months. 3. Haven't been shaving with good cream...
by rcymozart
Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: First DE Shave Ever
Replies: 16
Views: 2619

A few shaves after my first and things are much improved. No more nicks and a much closer shave than I've ever had in my life. Plus, I look forward to shaving. I can see why some folks start buying brushes, razors, creams, soaps, etc. until their counters are full. :) There's also a nice confidence ...
by rcymozart
Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome the New Year and ideas at SMF.com
Replies: 40
Views: 8295

Kind of along the lines of having a forum with the top 10(00) posts, has any thought been given to creating a wiki for that purpose? It may be easier to maintain, search, and just browse around for information that can be more of an archive of forum knowledge. Just at tip. I think this place is grea...
by rcymozart
Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First DE Shave Ever
Replies: 16
Views: 2619

First DE Shave Ever

I just got my Merkur HD in the mail today. I showered and shaved as soon as I got home from work. :) First, the specifics: Merkur HD Derby Extra (from LetterK's wonderful sampler pack) Proraso Shaving Creme (green tube) (Forgotten Brand Name) Boar Brush Neutrogena Razor Defense Post Shave Lotion The...
by rcymozart
Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie Ready for Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Thanks, everyone! I'm looking forward more and more to when the razor arrives (looks like next Thursday, if UPS tracking is to be believed). As for my brush, I'm no longer sure of the brand. I picked it up for ~$6 at a RiteAid in town and there's no branding anywhere on the brush. It is a boar brush...
by rcymozart
Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie Ready for Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Newbie Ready for Advice

Hi everyone, I've been shaving with a Mach3 for a long while now, but always with pain. To the point that I had to shave every other or every third day just to feel like I had healed up enough to shave again. About the time Mantic started posting his videos on YouTube, I went out and got a brush and...