View Full Version : multiple pass shaves - fun poll
09-12-2008, 01:44 PM
How many passes did you ever do during one particular shave? It doesn't matter if you were BBS afterwards or if your face got ripped. It also doesn't matter if it was a 'serious' shave or just an experimental shave for the sake of trying new techniques. My record is six passes and I won't ever do that again :biggrin:
09-12-2008, 01:53 PM
7, but I was just starting out and was either too gentle or too heavy.....
09-12-2008, 01:54 PM
My birthday shave this year was over an hour and 12 careful and gentle passes long. Excessive? yes. Extreme luxury: Most definitely!
09-13-2008, 03:34 PM
Somewhere between 10 and 20 passes trying to get a decent shave out of a Derby. I lost......
Usually 3 passes are enough and with some blade/razor combo's even 2 do the job.
09-13-2008, 03:37 PM
Three full face passes, but lots of touch up work following those. So probaby the equivalent of 4 or 5 passes. I voted 3 however.
09-13-2008, 05:15 PM
Five passes is the tops I've gone and is my standard wanna get BBS shave. Three passes is my DFS and deletes on of the XTG passes.
One WTG pass
Two XTG passes (different directions)
One ATG blade buff
One ATG touch up in the areas I feel it's needed
09-13-2008, 05:51 PM
Usually, four passes is my norm. However, if my blade is nearing end of life, I may take an extra "very light" pass to finish us the stragglers.
I rarely need more than two passes, since my technique has been improving.
09-13-2008, 06:53 PM
If I can't get it done in four passes, then it isn't meant to be that day.
09-13-2008, 06:55 PM
One time, when I had a low blood sugar reaction...I did more than 6 passes, and it was just terrible.
09-14-2008, 01:03 PM
3. No more, no less. 3 shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be 3. 4 shall thou not count, neither count thou 2, excepting that thou then proceed to 3. 5 is right out.
09-14-2008, 01:06 PM
I did an experiment with trying high numbers of passes and I've used up to 6, but now I'm back down to 3.
09-14-2008, 01:12 PM
I lost count during a 4-pass shave. :blushing:
(Normal shaving is 2 (XTG+ATG), on special occasions I still use the 4-pass technique)
09-14-2008, 04:01 PM
6+ but that includes touching up the neck, before I gave up and said forget it.
09-14-2008, 07:29 PM
WTG, WTG (at different pressure and angle), XTG in some places, ATG in others, XTG (at different pressure and angle), ATG (at different pressure and angle); Touchups in varying directions trying to figure out how to get those stubbron parts...I may have formed some figure 8s in there somewhere...
Oh yeah, I was sore after...
Not A Nice Person
09-14-2008, 07:42 PM
I do a 4-pass once a week, but other than that, it's 3 every time.
09-14-2008, 07:59 PM
I normally do a three pass shave, but I got trapped into the "do it again Grampa" game this summer when my 3 year old granddaughter was watching me shave. I turned my slim down to one and did 7 passes before we found something else to do with Grammie.
09-14-2008, 08:52 PM
4 passes, anymore and my face would be hamburger!:eek:
09-14-2008, 09:14 PM
If I'm really enjoying my lather once in a while I'll go to 5 passes. My norm is 3 or 4.
09-15-2008, 07:30 AM
4 passes with a DE
3 passes with a Feather.
2 passes with a Straight.
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