The Hyper Glide System

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Well, there's a thing! I wouldn't trust the Hyper-Glide on my unprepared face - you're still dragging blades across stubble, after all. I did my usual prep and shaved WTG first pass with a black Seygus on a new black Seygus 100mm handle - a dream come true of a razor now. Washed off all prep and soap so I had a wet face only and attacked with the Hyper-Glide. First off, I just stared into the mirror blankly - what am I doing? where to begin? - no lather, of course. Shaved the second pass in the manner I use for XTG and nothing appeared to be happening! But it was! Then did an 3rd pass ATG. The temptation to over-shave is hard, if not impossible, to resist! As long as you keep it wet, this razor just dances around your face - shave the hard bits over and over, no problem. One might think! This is still blades across your skin, no matter how easy - and it is easy!

It is very, very weird shaving without lather - and remembering which bits you've done is a must!

The result was a very passable BBS that I'd even risk in the bedroom at a push - but not deep cleaned BBS. I did a second ATG with the Seygus - very easy with so little to do - and ended up with an acceptable to Bechet BBS.

I might - just possibly may - have a go on an unprepared face tomorrow - preferably someone else's, just to test this razor.

For morning shavers with little time to shave before the office, this razor just has to be on your 'to try' list!
 
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Well, there's a thing! I wouldn't trust the Hyper-Glide on my unprepared face - you're still dragging blades across stubble, after all. I did my usual prep and shaved WTG first pass with a black Seygus on a new black Seygus 100mm handle - a dream come true of a razor now. Washed off all prep and soap so I had a wet face only and attacked with the Hyper-Glide. First off, I just stared into the mirror blankly - what am I doing? where to begin? - no lather, of course. Shaved the second pass in the manner I use for XTG and nothing appeared to be happening! But it was! Then did an 3rd pass ATG. The temptation to over-shave is hard, if not impossible, to resist! As long as you keep it wet, this razor just dances around your face - shave the hard bits over and over, no problem. One might think! This is still blades across your skin, no matter how easy - and it is easy!

It is very, very weird shaving without lather - and remembering which bits you've done is a must!

The result was a very passable BBS that I'd even risk in the bedroom at a push - but not deep cleaned BBS. I did a second ATG with the Seygus - very easy with so little to do - and ended up with an acceptable to Bechet BBS.

I might - just possibly may - have a go on an unprepared face tomorrow - preferably someone else's, just to test this razor.

For morning shavers with little time to shave before the office, this razor just has to be on your 'to try' list!
Thanks, great write up.
 
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