skin stretching

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marsos52
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Post by marsos52 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:54 am

i think many shavers dont realize that they are stretching they skin while shaving...

just a raise of your head or a turn of your head stretches the skin..
kinda just comes natural during the shave process

marc

brothers
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Post by brothers » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:35 am

That's a very good description of how I do it. I don't use my off-hand to reach around and stretch the skin adjacent to the razor, I just use the facial muscles and the positioning of my head to achieve the desired results.
Gary

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bernards66
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Post by bernards66 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:04 pm

Gary, There you go! That's why I, in my original post, I mentioned using the free hand, or "...making facial contortions, or both...". But rarely did any guy back then shave doing neither, like they do in TV commercials today. Personally, I use a combination of both.
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Gordon

ferroburak
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Post by ferroburak » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:51 pm

Because the edge of a straight is mucher thicker than a blade.

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