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post #16 of 33
it definitely IS more work, especially in the beginning. you just have to reorient yourself to another way of doing things. it is very zen. probably not for everybody. but the rewards are many if it does agree with you.
post #17 of 33
Props to all the wetshavers here. Another Merkur HD user
post #18 of 33
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Originally Posted by denimdestroyedmylife
you just have to reorient yourself to another way of doing things.
it is very zen.

but the rewards are many if it does agree with you.

Your post is why I'm intrigued with trying it again. So many people that do it talk so highly of it.
post #19 of 33
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Originally Posted by smw356
thats because the battery powered version of both the fusion and the mach3 have better blades than thier normal counterparts. Not becaues of the vibration feature.

I see...I didn`t know that.

In any case, it`s working much better than the non-vibrating blades so far.
post #20 of 33
Thread Starter 
These were all entertaining to read!

But are there any other Norelco or Braun loyalists out there?

Which do you like more?

Do you think their quality is holding up or is it just a matter of restyling the product to get more buyers, WITHOUT an increase in performance?

In your experience do the ladies care much if their men shave manual or electric?

Do you all have any opinion whether the Chinese-made lower-end Brauns and Norelcos are good?

And has anybody used the Panasonic or Grundig shavers? How good?

Merry Christmas,
Jerry
post #21 of 33
Another Merkur user as well - the adjustable one (Futur I think, right). Its ok, but to be honest I dont think it shaves me any better than the plastic cheapy Gillette 'Superclick' DE I bought here for about 50 cents. 60GBP for one, 7500 dong for the other.... Used an M3 for years, then the power M3. I think the power makes a difference since I used it with standard M3 blades and did seem to get better results. Got the Power M3 in Hong Kong before they were launched here and had to use standard blades. Dont know anything about the science of them, but felt better. The DE runs rings around it though. Recently one of the two biggest shaver-making companies came to us for PR support to launch a lower end twin blade (basically to get locals away from the cheapy DE that ironically I use and recommend and from disposable twin blades and enter them into cartridge world). I bought one out of curiousity and use it when travelling. Nowhere near the standard of the M3, miles off the power M3 and no comparison to the DEs whatsoever.
post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by denimdestroyedmylife
i watched North by Northwest for the second evening in a row last night. the scene with gregory peck shaving his face with a small ladies razor in a public restroom of a train station while the gentleman at the next sink shaved with a straight razor is very very funny.

you mean cary grant
post #23 of 33
ah yeah, cary grant. peck was the studio's choice... i am so stupid!
post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by Jerry52
These were all entertaining to read!

But are there any other Norelco or Braun loyalists out there?

Which do you like more?

Do you think their quality is holding up or is it just a matter of restyling the product to get more buyers, WITHOUT an increase in performance?

In your experience do the ladies care much if their men shave manual or electric?

Do you all have any opinion whether the Chinese-made lower-end Brauns and Norelcos are good?

And has anybody used the Panasonic or Grundig shavers? How good?

Merry Christmas,
Jerry

I've had the same Braun for about 10? years and it still works great. I was looking at getting a new Braun but there is supposed to be a Braun wet shaving electric coming out soon. It is supposed to be "revolutionary" for Braun (it's been done by others) and it is already out in Europe. I thought about the 360 or activator but I might wait.
post #25 of 33
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Tck13
I've had the same Braun for about 10? years and it still works great. I was looking at getting a new Braun but there is supposed to be a Braun wet shaving electric coming out soon. It is supposed to be "revolutionary" for Braun (it's been done by others) and it is already out in Europe. I thought about the 360 or activator but I might wait.
Yes, sometimes anticipation is the fun! Nice to hear of your long-running Braun. How often do you replace the foil head? The company suggests yearly but I wonder if they really last longer?

jerry
post #26 of 33
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Originally Posted by Jerry52
Yes, sometimes anticipation is the fun! Nice to hear of your long-running Braun. How often do you replace the foil head? The company suggests yearly but I wonder if they really last longer?

jerry

I just got a newer Norelco (Speed 8150XL), and it's quite nice. A lot better than the low end POS Norelco I used to have, and that's probably what you're referring to, Jerry. To answer your question, they suck, hard.
post #27 of 33
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Originally Posted by Jerry52
Yes, sometimes anticipation is the fun! Nice to hear of your long-running Braun. How often do you replace the foil head? The company suggests yearly but I wonder if they really last longer? jerry
I'm ebarrassed to say that there has been times when I've gone much longer than 6 months or a year. But when I've changed the foil and blades after a long period of time, I didn't notice much of a difference. But then again, one's beard probably makes a difference as far as how often one should change the foil and blade.
post #28 of 33
Back in the '70's my younger brother got his first razor for his first shave -- a Remington electric. My father thought we should start with electrics. Don't know why; I went to blades as soon as I could. Anyway, my brother took the Remington out of the box and started shaving his peach fuzz, excited at this step into manhood. He skipped the recommended "pre-charging."

RARNGH...Rarngh...rarngh....rar...stall....

In mid-cut, the razor stopped and attached itself like a leach, or a lamp ray eel, to the partially cut whiskers of his face. "Get it off me! GET IT OFF ME!!!"

We had to plug the charger into the wall outlet and put the razor into the charging cradle (with his face attached) to get it to cycle enough to separate my brother's face from the device.

I am a firm believer in the clean feeling you get from soap/cream and a blade!
post #29 of 33
I began with electric shavers and used them for a very long time - throughout high school, college and the first year or two of my professional life. I always had varying amounts of acne or other skin problems. One day I switched to a razor (a Gillette Mach razor of some kind) and within a week almost all of my skin ailments I'd been trying to fight for a decade disappeared. It was pretty amazing.

Today I pretty much swear by the Fusion. I've since branched out and tried using DE razor, etc., but still like Fusion + T&H/Taylor soap as my favorite combination. I still keep a Norelco shaver for shaving some loose hairs from my ears, etc., every now and then.
post #30 of 33
I'm using a Mack 3 Turbo, I want to get a DE though.
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