This morning I changed up my razor from a 1968 Gillette slim adjustable to a 58 Gillette Super Speed Flare Tip and got a mild surprise.
From reading on the forums I was told that the super speed was a mild razor. The shave-wiki had a copy of the super speed instructions and it said the razor was for normal beards. And my face is pretty normal. My slim at it's milder settings (1 to 4) were sometimes apt to produce nicks and weepers if I wasn't paying attention to my shave so I was hesitant to shave with the super speed and as I started my first pass I used a lot of the same technique I did with the slim. You know, let the weight of the razor cut the hair, hold it at the same angle, take your time, and so forth. But as the blade started cutting I found I needed to use more pressure and could use the thing almost like I did the Fusion cartridge razor I swore off.
This was only the second DE razor I have tried and compared to that slim adjustable it's a very mild shaver indeed. I would imagine a feather blade would probably work much better in it than it would in the slim. I don't think I would put a sharp blade like a Feather in that slim.......ever.
Oh, the blade is used for the super speed was a Wilkinson from Wally-world.
So the moral of the story would be......never assume any razor is good or bad. Try them all out. It's fun and you just might surprise yourself! Happy shaving y'all.