Hi Chicago, welcome to B&B! The biggest difference going from those cartridges to DE shaving is that you have to get used to using much less pressure. Almost none at all. You should be letting the razor's weight do virtually all of the work. I have the same razor and it is considered to be a mild one by most experts. So if your technique improves it should be very comfortable for your skin. Do some reading in the tutorials area by all means but the biggest thing is don't press down and take it slowly in the beginning. As your technique and skill improves the BBS will come in time. Don't rush it. For myself, I don't even shave ATG on the bottom half of my neck. only WTG. I do ATG on the upper half of my neck only. I have gotten to the point now where I can do XTG on my face and get a comfortable BBS shave most every time with no weepers. Good luck and enjoy!
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