View Full Version : Different Super Speeds=Different Shaves?
02-16-2010, 01:27 PM
For the guys that own/use multiple Gillette Super Speeds: Have you noticed a difference in the shave that each individual razor gives? For example, if you have a '61 and a '62, is one more comfortable or shave closer than the other using the same blade type? Or is a '54 going to give a slightly different shave than a '62? Just curious to know what different people have noticed! I've already got 4 SS razors, and I've not shaved with any of them to notice a change. Still concentrating on technique. But I think I'm doing pretty good. Only 4 total shaves, and the last 2 were reasonably close with no nicks or irritation. Already loving a DE! I don't plan on ever using a cartridge again!
02-16-2010, 01:30 PM
I've got a '53 SS, and a '57 flare tip SS, the flare tip seems to give me a little closer shave
with the same blade in each.
02-16-2010, 03:22 PM
I've got 2 40's style SS, a '51, '52 with a 48-50 on the way. I don't notice a difference between the 51 and 52 and will be surprised to find much of a difference with the 48-50. At some point I might pick up a '50's style flair tip to compare, but I'm not really interested in a 60's style. Out of all my DE's, the early SS is my favorite. It gives a nice comfortable shave.
02-17-2010, 11:23 AM
There are the pre Flare tips, early flare tips and low profile head flaretips
02-17-2010, 07:32 PM
The red tip is more aggressive, the blue tip milder, and the English Rocket (I think) is a bit more aggressive, but the 40's/50's/60's regular super speeds are all about the same to me. I marginally favor the handle of the 40's super speed better than the newer ones.
02-17-2010, 08:19 PM
I have noticed that they all seem to shave a little different. Of the different Gillettes TTOs I have acquired over the last year I would rank them IMO, here in the order I enjoy the shave.
58 Gillette TV Superspeed
Flair Tip Super Speed
Black Handled Super Speed - My travel SS
I still have to find a shave quality Fatboy, President, Executive and Toggle to try out. Also would someday like to try British versions. I normally do not pick up the collector quality razors as I try to use every one of these.
02-18-2010, 11:46 AM
From my experiences the Superspeed TTOs (non-adjustable) except for possibly the Blue & Red Tips give about the same shave.
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