I have been doing this for a couple of months and still have the occasional rough time or two. But I think I am getting the hang of it. Had a lather problem this morning myself. Too much water. Kinda drippy.
Two things. Get the sample pack from letterk (John). I didn't think there would be much of a difference in all the many blades that people discuss on here, but trust me, there is. I also have the long handle Classic.
Second, practice with the angle. As Justin said, that will get you EVERY time. And the lather will not take long to learn either. And have fun. I know it can mean discomfort from time to time, but if I didn't like doing it this way, I wouldn't. I just know it beats the heck out of the multi-blade marauder or the electric. The folks on here are great source material, so trust them.
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