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    Hey Guys,
    I just wanted to note that for Noobs to shaving with a straight razor the course you can follow at the koordenwinkel is quite interesting. It's also quite expensive at 60 for 2 lessons but you learn a lot and the guy giving the class is a good fellow who'll help you out if he can.
    i learned a new technique in shaving and had some explanation about shaving lather and stuff and after 1 lesson i'm already a better shaver...i'll keep you posted once i got the second lesson as well

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    i remember talking to a guy at my old leisure centre about the instructor he had for martial arts, cost how long the sessions were etc.

    He said that the old guy did it for free so as to pass on the skills to willing students. Isnt that how it should be?

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    it is but i don't know that much old guys and most of them smell bad...
    No, seriously; i talked to some but nobody uses straight razors anymore these days...it's a new movement amongst men to use them again...
    I hope i'll be able to teach my son (asuming that the child my GF is bearing isn't a girl again after 2 already...) and i'll teach a friend to shave with one...
    For me it's about the luxury of being able to shave every couple of days instead of every day; the "zen" moment of shaving even when there's an 8 month old girl yelling in the bathtub with her mother...that moment of having nothing else on your mind except the shave...just for those 10minutes it takes, having to think about nothing at all is bliss...

    That being said: The second lesson was quite useless for me and the honing course (which was free) was also useless as i didn't learn anything new but i'm still not able to hone a razor...

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    Quote Originally Posted by atzerath View Post
    i'm still not able to hone a razor...
    Practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice ... and then some :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by atzerath View Post
    Hey Guys,
    I just wanted to note that for Noobs to shaving with a straight razor the course you can follow at the koordenwinkel is quite interesting. It's also quite expensive at 60 for 2 lessons but you learn a lot and the guy giving the class is a good fellow who'll help you out if he can.
    i learned a new technique in shaving and had some explanation about shaving lather and stuff and after 1 lesson i'm already a better shaver...i'll keep you posted once i got the second lesson as well
    I thought it was free, if you had bought a razor at the shop.
    I read that on their site

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    Quote Originally Posted by atzerath View Post
    That being said: The second lesson was quite useless for me and the honing course (which was free) was also useless as i didn't learn anything new but i'm still not able to hone a razor...
    Fortunately there are multiple good honing videos made by members of SRP which will help you learn how to hone properly. I would recommand a test razor to practise with and some free time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atzerath View Post
    i learned a new technique in shaving and had some explanation about shaving lather and stuff and after 1 lesson i'm already a better shaver...i'll keep you posted once i got the second lesson as well
    Too bad about the second lesson, but could you maybe unveil some of the skills that they thought you?

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