View Full Version : Thanks from a first time DE'er
12-26-2009, 12:31 PM
Got a Parker 22R and some cheap starter supplies for Christmas (col. conk soap, tweezerman brush) as I was not sure if it was going to be for me and didn't want my girlfriend to drop a ton of money on something I wasn't sure of. Just got through my first shave with it and good to go. I was a bit intimidated on my first go but thanks to all the tips and hints you guys leave in these forums it went well, just a couple minor nicks which I thought were okay for my first time after using only Mach 3's for my entire shaving life.
Anyway, just a thanks to you all! :)
12-26-2009, 12:33 PM
I have a tweezerman brush..does its job for the price..good n cheap!
Parkers 22R's I believe aernt rated great shavers, so you might wanna find soething better..unless you find the time to trial and error the right handle/blade combo that werks for you
12-26-2009, 12:44 PM
Yeah I have no real basis for comparison. It left my face smoother than my Mach 3's or Fusions ever did thats for sure and I only used the Shark blades that were bundled with the razor rom Amazon. I'm gonna save my pennies and get a Merkur in a couple months just so I have a backup.
Also from what I had read, the newer Parkers have a different head now and more weight then they did when that review on here was written . At the moment though I'm actually really happy with the Parker I got, but I suppose ignorance may be bliss in this case :)
12-26-2009, 01:00 PM
Not a bad starter kit. If that combo's working for you, stick with it and resist the urge to make changes until you get the lather and technique down.
12-26-2009, 03:45 PM
+1 and read all the threads you have time for!!!
Welcome to B&B!
12-26-2009, 04:44 PM
Welcome to B&B !!
12-26-2009, 08:15 PM
Parker 22R was my first DE too. Quite serviceable, nice heavy feel, about as aggressive as a Red Tip. I still use it from time to time. You might consider a blade sampler to get a feel for the different blades out there. I liked Derbys with teh 22R.
12-27-2009, 12:56 AM
Welcome! Time and practice will lead to improved technique. If you stick with it the end result will more than make up for the hiccups in the journey.
12-27-2009, 12:59 AM
Welcome to B&B! :thumbup1:
12-27-2009, 06:01 AM
Another hardy welcome.
Congrats! Welcome to B&B!
12-27-2009, 03:35 PM
Nice going, and welcome to B&B. :thumbup1: :001_rolle :w00t:
12-27-2009, 04:24 PM
Welcome to Badger & Blade!!!
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