I have to say, I really like this ACME razor. The wider tang makes for an easier grip for me.
Shower, Art of Shaving lavender shaving cream w/ a couple drops of glycerin.
cheeks: WTG (N-S) Normal beard reduction pass w/ slight tug and pull. I am trying to focus on guillotine/slicing strokes here, to reduce the pull/tug.
neck: WTG! (Ear - Nose) Was finally able to get WTG (at least on the left side of my face using my right hand. I looked straight up stretching my neck up, and pulling down on my neck with my left hand, razor in my right. Was able to do the majority of the left side of my face this way, before the tang started getting in the way/hitting my neck throwing my angle off. Unfortunately, wasn't able to perform similar pass on the right side of my face using my left hand. Not enough coordination I suppose.
cheeks XTG (Ear - Nose) Easiest passes to perform. The razor just feels natural in my hand, holding the blade straight up. Borderline DFS after this pass.
neck: WTG/XTG Tried the WTG on the left side again, and my normal XTG awkward grip on the right side.
cheeks: XTG (Nose - Ear) Again, one of the easiest passes to perform, do to grip comfort. Have to take my time and pay attention around my goatee (paranoid I will get into it too much, and end up lop sided.
neck: XTG (S-N) Did an upward XTG pass, at a slight diagonal. Still left with slight stubble on the right hand side.
Was semi-able to get a WTG pass on my neck area, unfortunately, grip prevents me from trying an ATG pass using a similar technique. Next time I will try to finish the bottom half of the WTG neck area with the tang pointing towards the sky, instead of floor.... If I can figure out a comfortable grip doing that. I am really liking straight shaving. My skin feels better (which I think the new girlfriend likes), much fewer ingrown hairs, closer shaves w/ fewer passes. I am getting solid DFS and even BBS after 2 - 3 passes not using an ATG pass.