Used the + base plate this evening. My usual Rapira blade and Stirling well lathered. Need to use the plate more, to provide a definitive impression. However initial opinions are more blade feel/agression than the original CX base plate. I thought it was more efficient but the final result was not as close. This leads me to think my angle and pressure still needs correcting, but I have used this razor for some time. I prefer the cutting sound and blade feel with the original CX at this early point. No soreness or cuts. I can send first on the list the new plates, hopefully tomorrow.
Nishy I hope its OK but I thought this would be the best place to post this quick update(Edited):
We have been dark for a while but make no mistake we continue to listen to your feedback and comments as much as we can, these new base plates are a result of that feedback. We made a small run of these and added them to our site over the weekend to offer our customers. We plan to have a small run of these new plates in Titanium in the next few weeks.
I wanted to share a photo we posted on Instagram that shows the changes we made with these new base plates, for those who have a technical perspective it shows more detail about the new designs(gaps and exposure). We thought it might help ground those involved in the pass around with what dynamics were changed and what they are feeling and experiencing...
Thanks again to all those who supported us this weekend, for those who are checking out these new plates in the pass around and to all those members on this forum, thank you....your feedback and comments are greatly appreciated.
Nishy thank you and all for the support...stay safe!
Thanks for the info Sean and thank you for letting us try these new plates on ATG.
Well I tried the ++ plate on Saturday. Shaving off 5 days growth. Same soap and blade. A much more comfortable shave than I experienced with the + plate. Great audio feedback as it pinged off my stubble and an extremely close shave on completion of 2 passes. I do like this base plate.
I will use both plates again (only used both plates once) and perhaps both during the same shave. That should allow me to place them properly amongst other razors. So far ++ plate is my preferred choice. The original CX plate will be rested alongside the ++ as well.
I have had the pleasure of using both + and ++ plates for three shaves each. I definitely like both plates. I experience more efficiency with the ++ over the + whilst blade feel or face feel remains relatively constant. Initial shave with the new plate was not comfortable or suitably efficient (relative to cost) but angle (steeper) and pressure (less) was altered, leaving a comfortable 2nd and 3rd shave.
CX, +, ++
Relating the above to the ATT range; from M to R to H you gain more blade feel and efficiency, similar to the CX, +, and ++. IMO I experience a more comfortable shave with Carbon than with the ATT range. The shave with Carbon feels similar to the Oristo or Mamba with regards to comfort, again whilst increasing efficiency as you scale up. Loud feedback and direct blade feel, my type of shave. I haven't decided if I like the ++ more than the +, the + is providing a challenge with rewards which is more enticing, for now.