I'm curious about what makes the most gentle stroke with a DE razor. Say, after a previously harsh shave, or maybe an extra sensitive part of the face.
I think the stroke is made of three components
Pressure seems the easiest...the softest pressure is the gentlest. Some talk about "anti-pressure" when using aggressive razors and blades, i.e. Slant w/ Feather
Speed - Is the gentlest the fastest...like removing a band-aid? Or is slower more gentle?
Length - Does taking shorter strokes give you a more gentle stroke? Or do longer strokes give you more gentleness? Seems like longer strokes make it harder to maintain proper blade angle, across our multifaceted faces.