So I took a day off from shaving to get a little growth as I've read this is recommended with the Slant. I popped in a new Feather blade and used the following after my hot shower: Castle Forbes PreShave Oil and Kiss My Face Unscented with my C&E Super Badger Brush. I was a tad nervous at first as there are some rather gruesome portrayls here about what this 'Satans Razor' can do to you without adequate attention. First pass was N-S like usual as was the second with the third and final a diagonal XTG. All I can do is say WOW (when I'm not faceturbating!!!!). I'm to the point to where I can get DFS 99% of the time out of my old Fatboy on level 4/5, but this is truly a BBS day. I could have polished the underside of my jawline to true BBS as well, but I didn't want to tempt fate so I called it a day. All of that being said, I've NEVER EVER had a closer shave with a non-ATG pass. This, after all of one shave, is my new go-to razor! A couple of things I did notice (keep in mind that my beard is very coarse (think barbed wire)
1) This is the first time with a DE that I was able to get a close shave around my adams apple without getting a nic or irritation.
2) After the third and final pass, the shave did not LOOK extraordinarily close. I did a warm (almost hot) water rinse, applied some Nancy Boy Toner with a cotton ball which I let air dry, and then a ICE cold water rinse. After that I looked in the mirror and my face looked smoother than it did when I was 12 years old!!!!
3) I'm sure that a smoother chin and jawline are to come, but in the meantime I'm content to let them be DFS while the rest of my face and neck (for the first time) is BBS without a single ATG pass.