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    Default Where do you hang your strop?

    At home my strops hang just under the counter ledge and are out of the way unless I'm using them. I was at a hotel last week and used a robe hook which was about 52" from the floor and I found it significantly improved my technique. So; who strops at waist height and who strops at shoulder height? I'm always looking to improve my technique for the best shave.

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    Mr. Ugly sits waist high hanging from a carabiner attached to an eye hook screwed into the wall.

    Works well cause I can move the strop up or leave it level.

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    Mines attached waist height to a towl ring. Works for me!

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    I use cable ties, A.K.A. zip ties, to hang mine from a doorknob. This leaves them at 36" from the floor which is around waist high for this old man. I couldn't imagine 52" but then I haven't tried it. I figure that pro barbers hung them off of the hook built into the Koken barber chairs and that was slightly below waist high. Whatever works best for you though.
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    I hang mine from the door knob both at home and away.

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    Door knob for now

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    on a towel holder hooked to a door. check out the stropping video in the link in my sig (second link i think) to see it in action.

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    I used to put the strop on a high clothes hook on the bathroom door, but I now hook up to a towel rail about a foot above waist height. It seems to give more control / less risk of losing grip on the razor.

    Also when the strop was high I sometimes got aches in my arm muscles - not a good idea just before shaving.

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    I hang mine about waist height on the door
    handle using a carabiner.

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    I used to hang mine at shoulder height and found it quite comfortable. Then again I'd never tried anything else... until I started stropping at JoeD's place. Now I hang mine at waist level (doorknobs work quite well). This is another area where experimentation and personal preference come into play.

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