Thanks to a cool loan from PJGH, I now have a Personna injector to play with and I shaved with it this morning. I had only seen photos of the Personna before and had imagined it to be very similar to the PAL adhustable, but I was mistaken! Superficially they look almost identical but the Personna is smaller, lighter and has different head shape and geometry which is much closer to the Schicks. Unlike the PAL, the angle was very easy to find, though not Schick intuitive, and the shave was very mild indeed. It shaves rather like my Schick J but not as efficiently or comfortably, and I came away with a very good result but one that my Schick J, L or M would have done so much better.
The PAL adjustable is erratic and fierce, whereas this Personna is just too timid. They both look beautiful, but one's mad and the other one can't cook ASR got it exactly right the first time with the Injectomatic which is a superb shaver and a worthy rival to the Schicks. If only they had kept to this head geometry and innovated with handle design, we would have a great range of ASR injectors now. Instead they experimented with the head designs and we ended up with this pretty nonsense which looks so good but shaves so unsatisfactorily. It's a triumph of form over content.
... a pretty girl who can't hold a conversation, eh?
Yes...and the rest! Seeing as this is actually your Personna I used, Paul, I'd be very interested to know what you think of the shaves from it. For me, although I've got a decent shave from it, this Personna simply isn't as good as any of the Schicks I've used in terms of efficiency or comfort. If only ASR had put the Injectomatic head on the Personna handle, that could have been one of the all time greats!
Also, place the following razors as the backdrop to my injector experience: Schick J, Schick Dial, PAL Injectomatic & this Personna.
First go with them all, none of them performed. I persevered ...
I've got a good tune out of the PAL, which when I play it on its edge next to the Schicks and line up the head, it has a dramatically different angle for the handle, but one which I clicked with quite early on. Likewise, the PAL seemed intuitive and I think you've got it, but I also think you might have missed the subtle sweet spot - I say that because, again, at first I got some success but thought it very mild. Fine for a day's growth, too many passes for a couple. Since then, I've actually really clicked with it and found its sweet spot - it is capable. I think I suggested holding it gently between finger and thumb just under the curve and using its own balance just rest your palm on the handle. That seems to be bang on.
Back to those other injectors - the Dial, I can get a great shave with; the J, so-so; since then I've got a G and that takes you by the hand and shows you how. Great razor.
Faced with my collection now, the G, the PAL Injectomatic and this Personna are the three I'd pick for either a daily or a two day growth shave.
wchnu: If I liked him more I might actually feel bad about that.
Sept 17, 2017 18:54:02 GMT -6
wchnu: Did I type...THAT... Outloud???? Oops
Sept 17, 2017 18:54:28 GMT -6
birdlives: I hear nothing....I see nothing.....Hospital Koodies.......Yeaagh!!!! A DE with a Derby!!! NOPE!!! I hear nothing...I see nothing...If I go under the anesthesia, I'm taking someone I can trust to WATCH all that business....I can trust you guys, RIGHT ?
Sept 17, 2017 19:18:03 GMT -6
wchnu: Why yessss you can...uhhuh,..sure can...most the time anyway.
Sept 17, 2017 19:35:00 GMT -6
birdlives: What about that Canadian Rocket Dood? Can I trust him too?
Sept 17, 2017 19:38:22 GMT -6
wchnu: Hard to say....but prolly so.
Sept 17, 2017 22:40:17 GMT -6
GarnerPW: I just read what you wrote there Fuzz or should I say Mr. Fuzz. And all this time I thought you liked me.
Sept 18, 2017 4:38:29 GMT -6
GarnerPW: Don't trust him there Bird. You know what they say, "You can't trust the Man/Fuzz". The Canuck, is alright though.
Sept 18, 2017 4:43:20 GMT -6
birdlives: I don't know......Have you seen what that crazy Canuck does in a bath tub?
Sept 18, 2017 13:31:26 GMT -6
GarnerPW: No what???
Sept 18, 2017 13:33:24 GMT -6
Alan: Boy, I thought I was going nuts, so I stared at it for a while and realized Riverruns avatar winks.
Sept 19, 2017 21:29:17 GMT -6
birdlives: ALAN!!.....Uh...Oh....you're right! That could be dangerous! This might be a case for the avatar police! I stretched his avatar as big as my i-Pad screen...Bam! It blinked and I jumped...lol!
Sept 20, 2017 2:04:25 GMT -6
wchnu: Garner..did I type That outloud..darn. the SE dude is a good guy though.
Sept 20, 2017 17:33:32 GMT -6
wchnu: Alan!!! Good to see you. I will check out that avatar. Sounds spooky.
Sept 20, 2017 17:34:08 GMT -6
wchnu: It really does wink!!
Sept 21, 2017 0:47:42 GMT -6