I've been having some problems with my no date code notched bar aristocrat. I try to apply as little pressure as possible, but i still get some burn. I havn't nicked myself since the first day I tried, but I havn't had that perfect shave yet either. I normally use gillette swedes, however i've been trying the rest of my sampler pack, the derby and crystal are blah, and I can't even get through one shave with them.
Would you suggest trying the feather and seeing how it goes? The swedes even give me some drag and skipping sometimes. I've been very good with the angle and with the pressure.. Should I try a different razor? I have some pretty high end stuff. My brush is a shavemac LE, and I alternate between penhaligons castile cream, MB's neroli EO, proraso sometimes..
any help would be appreciated.
Also some tips for the chin area would be nice. My throat area can only be smooth from a ATG S-N pass, which ALWAYS makes the swede skip and drag, causing much pain, so any general tips would be nice also.