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Smooth as a baby's bum
on 2 March 2015
With more blades than Edward Scissorhands, the Gillette Fusion razor does give me a smooth, clean shave. I have to admit that I only shave about twice a week - three times if I want to impress the boss (or Mrs Crookedmouth) - so this razor head has a fairly punishing routine dealing with several days worth of growth. It performs well enough. I have still to be convinced that the more blades a razor sports the better the shave but happy to admit that this is much smoother than a single or double blade razor. That said, I do still use an old, disposable two-blade to tidy up side burns - with a smaller blade head it's much more precise than a 5 bladed head.
Allegedly the Flexball thing is supposed to make this razor more maneouvrable than a "normal" razor that only hinges in one direction. The Flexball allows the head to pivot in two axes but, to be honest, it makes NO difference to my shave at all. I'm pretty sure that it's just a gimmick, introduced because the "We've got one more blade than you" arms race between Gillette and Wilkinson's Sword has reached a plateau the 5-blade head.
All in all it LOOKS pretty funky and space-age and it performs as well (but no better) than previous generations of Gillette Fusion razors.