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Discussion started by gthomas04, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. gthomas04

    gthomas04 ...was Drubbing's first.

    After some amusing diversions over the last few days, I have a question. Whenever I put a new blade in either a DE or an SE I always have moments of nervousness before the first swipe. I have always found that my best shaves are on shave 2 3 or sometimes 4. Shave 1 is always a cautious cruise around my skin. The results are always the same nice clean shaves but the first shave on a new blade is always a nervous experience. Anyone else feel this?

    Glen.
     
  2. Drubbing

    Drubbing 110% Smiley-Free Site Moderator

  3. JugV2

    JugV2 Simply boring. Moderator

    No.
    Stop drinking vodka before you shave.
     
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  4. gthomas04

    gthomas04 ...was Drubbing's first.

    Your just trying to ruin all my fun.
     
  5. garethm

    garethm Member

    +1. I'm the same. Maybe it's my new found nervous disposition...
     
  6. Pjotr

    Pjotr Cultured Philistine Moderator 2016 Sabbatical

    With an SE blade, yes. Always do the first one or two in the Featherweight before transferring to other SEs. Doesn't worry me too much with DE blades. But I would agree that I have to remind myself that there's a new blade in there before taking it to my face.
     
  7. gthomas04

    gthomas04 ...was Drubbing's first.

    I knew the "living on the edge" SE person would understand. As yet haven't been game enough to try any other than the Featherweight. When the star of stage and screen in St Louis pulls his finger out I will have 4 or 5 SE razors and be seeking advice on which to try next.
     
  8. Drubbing

    Drubbing 110% Smiley-Free Site Moderator

    Is than an unauthorised avatar? I'm losing my grip round here.
     
  9. gthomas04

    gthomas04 ...was Drubbing's first.

    Would I use an unauthorised avatar - you in fact very kindly gave me permission to change mine. Its called mellowing not losing your grip.
     
  10. Drubbing

    Drubbing 110% Smiley-Free Site Moderator

    Mine was better...
     
  11. Pjotr

    Pjotr Cultured Philistine Moderator 2016 Sabbatical

    That's not how I read it. It was permission subject to censorship. The previous one was a lot better. What is this one by the way? It looks like a tree stump in a flooded river or something. I am impressed though. I've given up trying to change my avatar.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2012
  12. gthomas04

    gthomas04 ...was Drubbing's first.

    Dont recall any mention of censorship. It is a picture of a Rooster caught in a torrential rainstorm (much better larger than this tiny version) You were the one I was to turn to if I had problems changing mine! (And another thread wanders off into weird and wonderfull places)
     
  13. gthomas04

    gthomas04 ...was Drubbing's first.

    That may be but I didnt want people to start calling me Jodie!
     
  14. Monsta_AU

    Monsta_AU ...can I interest you in some vintage blades? Forum Administrator Grand Society

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    As long as the avatar does not depict anything you wouldn't want your wife seeing, then it's good to go. No such thing as an unauthorised avatar around here :laugh:
     
  15. gthomas04

    gthomas04 ...was Drubbing's first.

    She took the photo so I am OK on those grounds
     

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