Hi chaps, can someone explain to me what this means please. I've seen it multiple times recently, and it's occurred to me that I don't know what exactly the phrase means?
Same here. the shallower the angle, the smoother the shave feels for me. The only exception is working around moles - then I engage the razor guard-first for a tiny bit of skin pre-stretch.I habitually ride the top cap no matter what DE I am using. My feeling is that if you ride the bar instead you wind up with a larger angle on the blade which can equate to a scraping rather than cutting action.
You're right, theoretically, but there is a variation of the angle, especially in positive blade exposure razors. There you can "ride the cap" or make it "feel the blade" more in opposite direction, at 90 degrees to your face. There is not only one fixed angle, shavers usually play with this variable and find their comfort zone.I've not tried this method consciously, but doesn't the head design and geometry of the blade within the head decide the aggressiveness of the razor? Isn't the right angle for a razor one where the bar, blade and top cap all touch the skin?
It just takes time and patience for it to become easier to do through muscle memory. You will still have your off days as we all do or at least I do anyway.Thanks for the clarification guys. I've been experimenting a bit the last couple of shaves, but still don't think I can get the shallower angle quite right. It's taking lots of concentration!
I always shave that way, it becomes natural very fast. You will be able to shave with any razor without difficulty if you keep the blade angle shallow.Thanks for the clarification guys. I've been experimenting a bit the last couple of shaves, but still don't think I can get the shallower angle quite right. It's taking lots of concentration!