I've been str8 shaving for a bit better than 3 months and have never had a really great shave on the sides of my neck. I can get the middle, adams apple area, but not the sides due to the growth pattern. The hair grows outwards making it hard to get against the grain.
Today I tried something different. I kept the pivot still while moving the toe in a circular motion, scything? Well this seemed a bit unnatural but I took my time and finished. To my suprise I finally got a really great shave in these problem areas.
Sure feels good to, for once, get an all around great shave.