I had been using a Fusion razor and the Gillette gel for a long time. One of the guys at work had me look on the net for a mug/brush/soap set for his dad and told me to get him one too. after finding them at a good price I thought "what the heck" I'll order me one too. I've watched all of Mantics videos, and they have really helped my lather building with my soap. I've been using the fusion with the mug/brush /soap for about a month and was amazed at the difference.
I've been lurking alot on here and bit the bullet and bought a Gillette adjustable last week. The first shave went fine with just going North -South on 2 passes.The second one went ok too. The last 3 have been a bloodbath with the last 2 using a new blade. I have the Razor set on 4 and I am thinking it has to do with the blade angle , but I'm not sure.
Would I be better to set the Adj. on say 1 for awhile until I get a better handle on this angle stuff ? I am trying the lather/hot towel/ lather again prep which seems to help. Am I just trying to rush things to much ? How long does it usually take to get a hang of the correct angle ?
Any thoughts would help.