Lol speaking of tacky advertising- somehow both the dude and the chick know a LOT about the product. "Its closer because... a b and c" instead of "I dunno how or why, but its a closer shave" LOL. And they end with "we're there for you"- wait we? are you a reviewer or a spokesperson. ROFLOL.
Anyways. The idea has some merit because effectively its a switch to one blade, but as you said it clogs. I can't imagine whipping up and down my face and not having to rinse it off every two seconds. Let alone a girl shaving all the way from her ankle to her thigh! Thats just not possible. And since when can one just "tap" the hair off of a razor- when I shaved with cartridge razors you'd have to run them under a faucet gushing at 25 gallons per second for half an hours between passes. Lol.
You say you were sent this to test it out? Why'd they send it to you? Just curious. I've tested photo items before, didn't know how you got to test this item.
yeah, i was just on their website b/c of a facebook ad and they were selling their product with about 50 celebrities that they had obviously bought off. sounds like another industry i know of.........
oughta lop off the head unit and attach twin injector heads on it...
or open comb gems... Hmmmm...
Interesting to see Rolling Razor is now a ad sponsor on the site!
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I'm really surprised to see this review on the Rolling Razor. I thought it was quite a pleasant shave and a nice change from the traditional. I haven't switched back as of yet, but I guess when I turn 50 plus and grumpy, I'll be right there with my dad using the same old crap, or recycling my straight edge because it's all american made lol...
Truth is we just traditional wet shaving.
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U R oh so Correct-O!
I am one of those Peepz who just have to have all the latest gadgets and gizmo's . Sheesh! What a waste of my `17.95... Sigh.. My 13 yr old who thinks everything is "kewli-o " even got disgusted with it. LOL
Well..... Guess next time, i'll read a review first. :)
I think the term "razor porn" has been redefined due to more really bad advertising by Rolling Razor..
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Haha, I see this thread has a rate of about 1 post per year now. The reason I am reviving it is because I just got a free rollingrazor in the mail, as a gift with the purchase of some bald guyz head wipes. I had no idea what it was, so I googled it and found, among other things, this review.
I almost tossed the thing, after so many negative comments from a forum I dig so much, but I figured, what the heck. Last weekend, I lathered up with some AoS and my Thater brush, and shaved my whole head and face with the thing.
Well, I have to say... I am disappointed-- in this thread. Because it is so obviously biased and unfounded in it's negativity as to be absurd. I got a great, and I do mean absolutely superlative BBS shave with two passes, complete head and face with this silly looking little thing.
I am a year long devotee of wet shaving (admittedly not of the grand long experience of many here, but enough to have some opinions), and have accumulated a number of DE razors and straight razors, and love using all of them. That's not going to change. However, the hard fact is that I got an excellent shave with the plastic rolling razor thing. It doesn't really appeal to me aesthetically, and the carts cost more then DE blades, but functionally speaking, it works, and the design is actually pretty ergonomic. It does do what is says it will.
Now, the marketing may be goofy, and the website may not float one's boat, but that does not excuse the ridiculous bias presented in the reviews. There is no need to shoot down a products functionality just because it doesn't meet your marketing expectations or aesthetics. An objective review would note that the product is foolish, expensive, distastefully marketed, you don't like the packaging, the different blades offered don't look different to you, etc, but the razor itself is highly functional.
The review says a one pass with the RR is "vastly inferior" to a schick quattro or similar cart. BS. It is the same or better (for me, actually it was much better). Of course, ymmv... but not that much. Not vastly.
Some people that use straight razors here said they would be afraid to use this, that it looks risky. That is a joke. You can't cut yourself with this any easier then with a fusion, and it is a damn site safer than a straight. I prefer a straight, but I'm not going to lie about it's comparative safety.
So, the lesson for me is, take reviews and opinions with a grain of salt. The RR is not the horrible beast it is accused of in this thread. In fact, it delivers a quick and pleasant shave, on par with a fusion or other multi-blade, but with the advantages of a DE in terms of less irritation, in my experience (admittedly limited to a few shaves so far) with the product. To preach otherwise is an act of fanaticism in defense of DE/SR practice that is over the top. It is okay for us to enjoy our hobby without flaming alternatives, and it does a disservice to those who might benefit from trying such products (particularly many head shavers would love this thing, I am sure).
That is my 2 cents. Of course ymmv (but I don't believe it).
One thing you had to have learned over your tenure here has been that a lot of shaving products can be outstanding.... then turn awful and visa versa. Forumlas change, suppliers change, quality fluctuates, corners are cut, the reasons vary - but put a new non-tallow Penhaligon's Soap next to a 3-4 year old tallow based Penhaligon's soap and you tell me which one is better. That doesn't mean that someones 3-4 year old glowing review of Penhaligon's soap is wrong, or "BS" - it merely mean's that it's outdated.... which is one reason we stamp posts with dates
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