#331
(01-07-2020, 04:11 PM)keto Wrote: Week six today and I'm still waiting for my Start razor.
I'm waiting too but for the 1.3 plate!
#332
(01-07-2020, 06:23 PM)g.marcio Wrote:
(01-07-2020, 04:11 PM)keto Wrote: Week six today and I'm still waiting for my Start razor.
I'm waiting too but for the 1.3 plate!
Im going for the record wait time, lol
#333
(01-07-2020, 06:23 PM)g.marcio Wrote:
(01-07-2020, 04:11 PM)keto Wrote: Week six today and I'm still waiting for my Start razor.
I'm waiting too but for the 1.3 plate!
I didn't even know those are available. Yet, shoot
#334
(01-07-2020, 07:19 PM)keto Wrote:
(01-07-2020, 06:23 PM)g.marcio Wrote:
(01-07-2020, 04:11 PM)keto Wrote: Week six today and I'm still waiting for my Start razor.
I'm waiting too but for the 1.3 plate!
I didn't even know those are available. Yet, shoot
No. I'm waiting to be available!

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#335
6 weeks and 1 day still no razor in my mailbox. I really don't understand this because I get my TiBam handles delivered in approximately 3 weeks.
#336

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
(01-07-2020, 04:38 PM)drdeemanda Wrote: Is anyone doing a pass around that I can participate in? Would love to try this one out


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where are you located?
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
#337

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
here's the list as I have it..

West:
fmalpartida (California)
CzechCzar (California)
Oasisdave (California)
draebeard (Washington)
gvw755 (Washington)
Captainjonny (Washington)
IanG513 (California) *removed per user's request*
Kehole (California) *removed per user's request*
gwsmallwood (Arizona)
celestino (Western Canada) *removed per user's request*
kooshman7 (Washington)
andrewjs18 (Pennsylvania)

East:
Nh wet shaver (New Hampshire)
keto (Missouri)
Dave In KY (Kentucky)
Shavemd (Ohio) *removed per user's request*
HoosierShave (Indiana)
dominicr (Missouri)
Dayman (Georgia)
Asafiev (Pennsylvania)
Dragonsbeard (New York)
shaveSymptomatic (Florida)
dmshaver (Missouri)
david581 (Illinois)
andrewjs18 (Pennsylvania)
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
#338
I got notice the pass around is on its way to me. Looking forward to trying it out.

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#339

Member
Seattle
I've had 2 enjoyable shaves with the Start, since receiving it last Sunday. The razor comes with 4 heads, and I intend to try them all. My comments are based on my face and shave techniques. You may or may not have the same opinions or results as me.

My first shave used the .69 head, and the second was with the .90 head. I plan to use the Start Handle for all shaves to be consistent. I am using a Wizamet blade, Castle Forbes Lime Cream, and a Simpson Colonel X2L Badger brush for all shaves. Shaves are typically 3 passes plus a buff-up. The razors in my collection which are my favorites are the
RR Game Changer (.68 & .84) and the RR Lupo (Aluminum and Stainless). I will use those razors as my comparative reference points.

The Start .69 head is very mild, and is a smooth shaver, but IMHO the RR GC .68 is smoother and easier to find the shave angle and sweet spot. Surprisingly, the Start was more efficient than the RR GC .68, and required less buffing to achieve the same BBS result.

The Start .90 head is only “slightly” more aggressive than the Start .69 head. For some reason, it was easier to find the shave angle and sweet spot with this head. It was my 2nd shave and I am possibly adapting to this razor head/handle architecture. The shave was smooth and easy. The Start .90 blade gap is greater than the RR GC .84, but it did not seem as efficient as the GC .84, and required more buffing than I normally do (for the same result). Also, it was definitely not as smooth and efficient as both the stainless and aluminum versions of the RR Lupo. I did get a little irritation, which I attribute to my inexperience with this razor head. After 2 shaves, I felt the handle had “adequate” grip when wet. I do like the handle design and finish. It is shorter than I prefer, but I will continue using it for the next 2 shaves. I plan to use the open comb .90 and the 1.18 head in the next several days. I will
post a review of them at that time.

So far, I like this razor enough to purchase one. I think this is a very good value based on price, finish quality, and the number of optional heads and handles available from the vendor. IMHO it is competitively priced. I would like to add a "Russian" product to my “global” razor collection, since I do not have one.

Unfortunately, the polished versions I would purchase are listed as “expected” on the Homelikeshaving website. It is obviously selling well, since they are out of most products.
I will not order anything, until the products are "in-stock".

Pros and Cons as of today:

Pros: Quality of the presentation box……………..Excellent
Fit and Polished Finish………………….….……Excellent (some machining marks)
Weight and Balance………………………..………Good
Shave Quality……………………………………...…..Great
I love the ENGRAVED Logo, Blade Gap and Serial Number on each head. I have not seen ALL of that information presented on any other razor.
Cons: Handle length is shorter than I prefer.
The Start Razor requires rinsing frequently, compared to the RR razors.
Recommendation to Homelike Shaving: The Start needs larger drain slots on the head. The weight of the head would be minimally affected.

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#340
(01-10-2020, 12:12 PM)Captainjonny Wrote: I've had 2 enjoyable shaves with the Start, since receiving it last Sunday.  The razor comes with 4 heads, and I intend to try them all.  My comments are based on my face and shave techniques.  You may or may not have the same opinions or results as me.

My first shave used the .69 head, and the second was with the .90 head.  I plan to use the Start Handle for all shaves to be consistent.  I am using a Wizamet blade, Castle Forbes Lime Cream, and a Simpson Colonel X2L Badger brush for all shaves.  Shaves are typically 3 passes plus a buff-up.  The razors in my collection which are my favorites are the
RR Game Changer (.68 & .84) and the RR Lupo (Aluminum and Stainless).  I will use those razors as my comparative reference points.

The Start .69 head is very mild, and is a smooth shaver, but IMHO the RR GC .68 is smoother and easier to find the shave angle and sweet spot.  Surprisingly, the Start was more efficient than the RR GC .68, and required less buffing to achieve the same BBS result.

The Start .90 head is only “slightly” more aggressive than the Start .69 head.  For some reason, it was easier to find the shave angle and sweet spot with this head.  It was my 2nd shave and I am possibly adapting to this razor head/handle architecture.  The shave was smooth and easy.  The Start .90 blade gap is greater than the RR GC .84, but it did not seem as efficient as the GC .84, and required more buffing than I normally do (for the same result).  Also, it was definitely not as smooth and efficient as both the stainless and aluminum versions of the RR Lupo.  I did get a little irritation, which I attribute to my inexperience with this razor head.  After 2 shaves, I felt the handle had “adequate” grip when wet.  I do like the handle design and finish.  It is shorter than I prefer, but I will continue using it for the next 2 shaves.  I plan to use the open comb .90 and the 1.18 head in the next several days.  I will
post a review of them at that time.

So far, I like this razor enough to purchase one.  I think this is a very good value based on  price, finish quality, and the number of optional heads and handles available from the vendor.  IMHO it is competitively priced.  I would like to add a "Russian" product to my “global” razor collection, since I do not have one.

Unfortunately, the polished versions I would purchase are listed as “expected” on the Homelikeshaving website.  It is obviously selling well, since they are out of most products.
I will not order anything, until the products are "in-stock".

Pros and Cons as of today: 

Pros:  Quality of the presentation box……………..Excellent
            Fit and Polished Finish………………….….……Excellent (some machining marks)
            Weight and Balance………………………..………Good
            Shave Quality……………………………………...…..Great
            I love the ENGRAVED Logo, Blade Gap and Serial Number on each head.  I have not seen ALL of that information presented on any other razor.
Cons:  Handle length is shorter than I prefer.
            The Start Razor requires rinsing frequently, compared to the RR razors.
Recommendation to Homelike Shaving:  The Start needs larger drain slots on the head.  The weight of the head would be minimally affected.
Good razor  be prepared to wait on shipping, the put mine on a boat.im 6 weeks waiting, just be aware.


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