Post by ordinaryshaver on Jun 30, 2019 8:20:21 GMT -6
Welcome aboard, glad to have you here!
We love new members, and in the spirit of helping and answering lots of questions, this thread should come in handy.
So, what is this 30 day challenge you may be asking? It's very simple. Use the same gear, for 30 days. That it! Why is this important? Well it does a few things. 1. Takes out the variables of the gear, 2. Forces to focus on technique 3. Let's you tweak and fine tune your approach to using that new peice of gear.
Wether you are a novice or an old pro, it is still a good idea to eliminate variables and test that new product in a scientific way.
So, jump right in, tell us what your focus is, what your testing, how the testing is going, whatever! This will serve as a way to get feedback from others that may just be able to help with said product!
"A man ought to do what he thinks is best"-Hondo Lane (John Wayne) "You may all go to Hell, I'm going to Texas"-Davy Crockett "Talk low, talk slow, and say it only once" "Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance" "To have the 1st amendment with out the 2nd, is akin to trying to nail jello to a tree"
I've picked my poison. For the next rest of July, I will only face lather. Currently I do a mix of both. The thing is, it's easy to whip up lather in a bowl, but the hard part is how great the lather you make in the bowl works on your face. I think / hope that by face lathering I will reach the lather that I want, easier. Sometimes the lather that looks nice isn't as good for shaving as the lather that doesn't.
But I'm going to up the ante by facelathering AND using nothing but SE razors AND the same blade (I'm about to take the blade out of the GEM '24 and put it into the ClogPruf) for the next 30 days or until the blade gets too dull. Of course I've been doing that for quite some time now. I went to the ClogPruf because I don't shave every day and it deals with long cut offs so much better than my beloved ER '24.
But I agree with the premise of your challenge. It's the best way to get accustomed to nailing down variables in shaving and figuring out just what works and what doesn't. I did much the same thing when I began in this blade shaving protest of mine . I would change only one variable at a time until I nailed down what each change did for me. I got good really fast by doing that. It was called Scientific Method then and still is called that today. It sure beats using "chaos method".
Good challenge for those new to this! If anyone needs to ask questions go for it, we're here to help.
Last Edit: Jul 4, 2019 15:28:54 GMT -6 by ShadowsDad
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carlfrommo: Hey guys. Last minute question here. What shot size should I use for flying reindeer?
Dec 24, 2019 22:11:29 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: You want to use 3 1/2 in magnum lead shot, in size T. Problem solved.
Dec 25, 2019 19:03:30 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: No steel, too light and use an extra full choke, unless you have a good blind setup
Dec 25, 2019 19:03:54 GMT -6
carlfrommo: Well, last night was a failure. I had one shot, and I didn't lead the red-nosed one enough. I think I ended up shooting the driver. Might have gotten him in the leg. Hard to tell because he was wearing red pants and coat.
Dec 25, 2019 21:31:47 GMT -6
carlfrommo: He turned his sled away and landed on the roof two blocks down. Out of range for a second shot. I did notice he walked with a bit of a limp though. He shouldn't be coming in my yard anyway.
Dec 25, 2019 21:34:48 GMT -6
mrconklin: Last time I hunted waterfowl. 2 3/4 shells were standard and the cool kids were starting to play with the 3 inch, but most guns weren't made for them. Steel was also just starting to be mandated on Federal and State land.
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ordinaryshaver: Y'all, if y'all only knew what's been going on around my place. Not gone, just have had issues lately.
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andy914: Congrats on the new job!
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