It certainly is worth a go, Brian. Thanks for the tip. I had read that advice before and thought about acting on it then, but when you get the new toy in your hands you tend to forget about these things.
I've had my fourth shave (second with the feather) but forgot to write about it. I was very careful throughout but still experienced some mild irritation spread evenly. I've never got on well with Feather DE blades, so maybe it's just not for me. It wasn't bad though, and I'll keep going, and will try the double-WTG strategy.
I completed my fifth Cobra shave just now, two WTG passes and one tiny area of touchup. A very comfortable shave! Just a little less smooth than when XTG is performed, but it's a fair tradeoff. The appearance is still very clean-shaven. I expect I'll use this technique often from now on.
Last edited by nosedog; 07-14-2012 at 06:27 AM.
Gavin :: Sydney, Australia