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    Holy cow! Who knew there was this parallel universe known as wet shaving? I've been using a Gillette Fusion for 2 years. Saturday I tried my first DE--a Merkur 1904 with some Truefitt and Hill pre-shave oil, and a sample of their 1805 shave cream and after shave. (My blade was also Merkur--platinum.)

    I showered, then lathered up with an old e-Shave badger brush. Tried 1 pass with WTG. Then another lathering and WTG pass. Youch! Not so good. Some razor burn and a bit of a stinging sensation from the cream.

    I've now shaved twice since then, and I hope I'm getting better (although, I'm leaving a lot of stubble on my face as a result). Everything I've studied on B&B has told me to be patient. It just seems so strange to go from what I thought was a good shave with the cartridge Fusion to a not so good shave with better equipment and product. So I guess I'll keep trying to perfect my technique.

    Anyway, I'm having fun with this and am glad to be on board

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    Awesome. Keep plugging away at it and oh, Mantic's videos help a lot in terms of perfecting that technique! Welcome to B&B by the way..

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    It will all come together. Be patient and don't look back.

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    Howdy! Welcome to the B&B.

    How much pressure are you using? Take it easy on the pressure. Let the razor do the work.

    What kind of blade are you using in your 1904?
    "A more elegant weapon from a more civilized age."

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    Welcome! Remember, you'll get better with each shave.

    Mike
    "I'd left all my papers on the Ticonderoga and I was in bad need of a shave" --Tom Waits

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    welcome man!

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    We used to spend Labor Day in and around Mackinac, and I have very fond teenage boy memories of summers spent on Mackinac Island with teenage girls. All that to say I dig your username. Welcome to B&B!

    Dave

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    Welcome to B&B, keep up the great job, you'll be glad you did...Enjoy the shave!!!

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    Welcome aboard. nice work.
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    Welcome to B and B!

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    welcome to B&B!!!!

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    Over 14,000 of us here at the B&B knew and now you've joined us! Welcome to the fray.

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    Welcome aboard!
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    Welcome! I'm originally from Michigan- spent many a summer vacation up on the Island and surrounding area....

    ever been to Pictured Rocks in the tippy-top of the UP?

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    Welcome!

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    Welcome! Try another brand of blade if it doesn't improve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackinac View Post
    Holy cow! Who knew there was this parallel universe known as wet shaving? I've been using a Gillette Fusion for 2 years. Saturday I tried my first DE--a Merkur 1904 with some Truefitt and Hill pre-shave oil, and a sample of their 1805 shave cream and after shave. (My blade was also Merkur--platinum.)

    I showered, then lathered up with an old e-Shave badger brush. Tried 1 pass with WTG. Then another lathering and WTG pass. Youch! Not so good. Some razor burn and a bit of a stinging sensation from the cream.

    I've now shaved twice since then, and I hope I'm getting better (although, I'm leaving a lot of stubble on my face as a result). Everything I've studied on B&B has told me to be patient. It just seems so strange to go from what I thought was a good shave with the cartridge Fusion to a not so good shave with better equipment and product. So I guess I'll keep trying to perfect my technique.

    Anyway, I'm having fun with this and am glad to be on board
    Ditch the Merkur blade, your face will thank you for it. They are generally acknowledged as the most unpopular blade out there. Any other blade will be an improvement, trust me.
    Tony

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    Welcome to B&B! Enjoy!
    Thomas LEMS - AOM - BOTL

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    Welcome to B&B !!
    There comes a time in every man's life, and I've had plenty of those. - Casey Stengel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackinac View Post
    Who knew there was this parallel universe known as wet shaving?
    Well the number of people who know keeps growing everyday. Glad you decided to learn as well.

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