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Hi guys my first post

Postby spookmeister » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:03 pm

I'm very new to DE shaving, my wife texted me that my EJ DE89BL arrived today so when I get home I'll be giving it a shot with a Derby blade that comes with it. I had a Weishi that I returned a week ago because it wasn't working right, and upgraded to the Edwin Jagger.

I'll post later to let you know how I did LOL [-o<
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Re: Hi guys my first post

Postby CMur12 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:24 pm

Welcome to SMF, Rob! May the new EJ razor serve you well.

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Re: Hi guys my first post

Postby GA Russell » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:41 pm

Welcome! This is a fun place.
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Re: Hi guys my first post

Postby spookmeister » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:58 pm

Thanks guys, I have to admit I've been lurking for a couple weeks :)
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Re: Hi guys my first post

Postby brothers » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:03 pm

Rob, thanks for joining us.
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Re: Hi guys my first post

Postby Gene » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:22 pm

Rob, I use the EJ89L as my go-to razor - it's a bit different than your, but the shave is fantastic!!

You will enjoy it.
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Re: Hi guys my first post

Postby spookmeister » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:05 pm

Thanks for the welcome guys, I'm pleased to say that my shave went great, super smooth razor. I used Proraso Green and Nivea fresh kick balm with Old Spice to finish up.
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Re: Hi guys my first post

Postby CMur12 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:14 pm

Rob, glad to hear that the shave went well. You are definitely on your way, now!

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Re: Hi guys my first post

Postby fallingwickets » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:50 am

Welcome....glad to hear your shaving routine is off to a good start.

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Re: Hi guys my first post

Postby Racso_MS » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:46 pm

WELCOME ABOARD
STAY A WHILE AND AS ALWAYS:

ENJOY YOUR SHAVE...
Best Regards From the Deep South...
Remember; It's Not A Race, It's Your Face...
And As Always, Enjoy Your Shave...
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Re: Hi guys my first post

Postby fallingwickets » Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:14 am

Its the palindrome himeself!!!!!!!!!!!! really nice to see you out and about
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Re: Hi guys my first post

Postby ShadowsDad » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:23 am

Welcome to the forum SM!
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Re: Hi guys my first post

Postby Racso_MS » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:56 am

Hey Clive,

Good to be back. Hope to be more active in the future.
Best Regards From the Deep South...
Remember; It's Not A Race, It's Your Face...
And As Always, Enjoy Your Shave...
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Re: Hi guys my first post

Postby Squire » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:27 am

Good morning Rob, welcome aboard.
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Re: Hi guys my first post

Postby spookmeister » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:28 am

I think I got a little over ambitious, I did 3 passes wtg xtg and atg on my 2nd shave LOL 2 nicks and my face felt hot after, no razor burn though.
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Re: Hi guys my first post

Postby Racso_MS » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:01 pm

OK here it comes. Haven't said this in quite some time, but pay attention:

We are a group of "Eccentric Preferential Wet Shaving Enthusiasts" and Wet Shaving is a YMMV project.

Preparation, Preparation, Preparation.
Technique, Technique, Technique.
Let the razor do the work...
No pressure, No pressure, and No pressure. Remember, It's not a race, it's your face.
What's the hurry, take your time "AND",
ENJOY YOUR SHAVE.

As far as the forum is concerned, "Come often, stay long, and enjoy."
Ask all the questions you have and make comments as you see fit.
A different perspective is always welcome...

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Re: Hi guys my first post

Postby spookmeister » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:29 pm

It went much better last night, thanks for the advice.

I was indeed putting too much pressure on the razor, I'm used to cartridges. A bit of a learning curve, but I like shaving now instead of dreading it. My wife likes the smooth cheeks too :)
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Re: Hi guys my first post

Postby CMur12 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:36 pm

Glad to hear of the progress, Rob. Pressure is definitely a problem when applied to a DE razor.

Another hint: When in doubt about the angle of the blade (if you're not sure it is cutting most effectively), try rocking the razor ever so slightly towards the dome (lifting the safety bar from the face).

Good luck!

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Re: Hi guys my first post

Postby robin00 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:46 pm

If you use a safety razor you don't need to put pressure while shaving. Because the handle of the safety razor has some weight. Because of this weight you don't need to put pressure and you can get a smooth shave with less irritation.
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Re: Hi guys my first post

Postby TheMonk » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:39 am

Welcome to SMF, Rob!
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