FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
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|2 days 17 hours ago||Lots of things to consider||
I made the shift to the DE/Straight Edge world about 3 years ago. So all this is from experience.
1 - http://badgerandblade.com/ has a bunch of good information on there
2 - Buy a cheap strop and learn on that. You will likely knick and cut it, better to do it to a $20 strop than a $75+ one.
3 - Use a DE razor first. It's a totally different ballgame than the 8 blade Mach Jet Glide world. You want to use as little pressure as possible.
4 - When you move to a straight edge, start with a rounded tip. More user friendly for the beginner.
5 - I still only shave with the grain on my face, my beard isn't that heavy. With proper stretching I can get an excellent shave just going in one direction and cleaning up tougher areas (chin) with my DE. Don't chase the perfect 4-way shave if you don't need to.
6- Just get a finishing stone if you plan on sharpening your own blades. You likely will never have enough experience to buy all the stones necessary to rehab a very dull blade. I have all the stones, and only rarely use the finishing stone. Proper stropping will keep the blade plenty sharp for a long time.
7 - In terms of shave soaps/creams. I use Arko and Cella. Very cheap and makes good lather. You can spend $40 on soap, only to be frustrated in your lack of ability to make good foam. Start small.
8 - I'd recommend a brush that is on the stiffer side. My brush is a little floppy and I think that's my problem when struggling to make foam.
9 - Don't ever use a straight edge when you don't have 30 minutes to dedicate to it. Last thing you want to do is rush. Shaving after a shower is the best. I invested a lot of money in the whole game pre kids when I had more time and sleep wasn't at a premium. Now that I have kids I might use the straight edge once a week. A DE shave is much better than Mach 3 shave, and much simpler than a straight edge. Therefore, the DE is my go to.
Also, price the razors out. They may be better kept as a collectors item.
|2 days 17 hours ago||If one really wanted to, I'm||
If one really wanted to, I'm convinced you could get started in the DE world for less than $100. Then yearly soaps and blades could be bought for less than $15/year.
But it's way too easy to turn it into an expensive hobby.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||For the B1G tourney results piece||
The debate was more along the lines of building momentum. My friend is an OSU fan, his thought was that if OSU won the conference they would be "hot" and perform well in the NCAA tourney.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||I'm in love with the Craft||
I'm in love with the Craft gif. If only we could get the gif on a shirt, I'd pay $100 for it.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Narrow down the list early||
Narrow down the list early then take my time. If schools/coaches I don't want to hear from continue recruiting me....restraining orders.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Congrats Austin!||
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Congrats!||
|33 weeks 1 day ago||I agree with a lot of what||
I agree with a lot of what you said. If I had that that exchange with a recruit, I'd write something like this....
I exchanged some texts with Malik tonight. As you know, he released a top 7 recently and there's no order to it. This interesting because [insert some insight to previous recruiting info]. Originally, he was going to make his decision during the AA game, but he's not so sure now. Malik has always been one of the tougher recruits to read. He, his parents, and coaches have done a great job of keeping things close to the vest which is their right. He seems like a high character kid, whichever school he ends up at will end up with a great student athlete.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Don't forget, sometimes||
Don't forget, sometimes perception = reality. There are a lot of people on this board giving you their perception of the situation. Are we really that far off from what some recruits might think?
|33 weeks 1 day ago||By posting the exchange||
By posting the exchange verbatim you are telling recruits there is absolutely no confidentiality in any communication. They will be (or should be) 100% cautious about anything they say or text to you. That is no way to build any kind of rapport with a recruit. Next thing you know, you're going to be reporting on the recruits tone of voice when you talked to them. You should at least get explicit permission to post a verbatim conversation with them before posting.
I know we all beg and plead for information on here, but no report might be your best move sometimes. Both for your career and for MGoBlog.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||That is exactly it. Not going to pretend I'm||
That is exactly it. Not going to pretend I'm smart enough to dissect the play call. But not switching up the look after the timeout is coaching 101.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Is there a difference in the wording there? I mean||
Is there a difference in the wording there? I mean effectively on the game?
Are refs schooled to pick one of the two?
|33 weeks 6 days ago||great call to go for it||
I'm not smart enough to question the play call
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Watched it with the Old Man.||
Watched it with the Old Man. Special memories. Sharing stuff like that with friends and family is the best part of sports.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Couldn't agree more||
The biggest joke is how Brandon immediately opened up the pocketbook for a DC. I asked for an Arizona shirt for Christmas when he got hired.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe Lewan blocks that guy||
Maybe Lewan blocks that guy to keep his hands down and out of the throwing lane? Just a thought
|40 weeks 5 days ago||You should have stopped at No||
You should have stopped at No Offense
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Tigers getting no hit, just||
Tigers getting no hit, just saying
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Someone please make a Notre||
Someone please make a Notre Dame Figthing Chickens logo in photoshop.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||If NYWolverine and his||
If NYWolverine and his fiancée aren't the subject of the first question on the Live Blog, I'll be disappointed.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||This board is losing man||
This board is losing man points in a hurry. A thread from a guy who doesn't know how to drink, followed by a thread about the fiancée blues.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||I had a wedding for my then||
I had a wedding for my then fiancee's family for the 2010 ND Denardening. I spent most of my time at the bar watching the game. She wasn't proud of me, but she understood.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Lol, that crossed my mind.||
Lol, that crossed my mind. If you can't leave now and have her drive separate later, you might want to talk about a few things.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Cleveland? I got rid of||
Cleveland? On the West Side?
I got rid of cable, so I'm going to have to hit up bars for the bigger games.
|1 year 4 days ago||You win. Well done.||
You win. Well done.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||While ESPN is likely a little||
While ESPN is likely a little bullish on Michigan's class, I wonder if the other half of the equation has to do with with Josh Helmbolt (sp?) coming from Michigan's Rivals site. Seems like he has gone out of his way to not be a homer.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I'm 29 and had the same exact||
I'm 29 and had the same exact thoughts.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||That's a terrible home slate||
That's a terrible home slate
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Was pretty light hearted.||
Was pretty light hearted. Lots of respect for ND and the rivalry, blah blah blah. Sad to see it going away. Chickening out might not be the best word, but that's what it amounts to.
Joked about what Hoke would do if he won the lottery, said he'd stay at Michigan.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||You're link goes to a Detroit||
You're link goes to a Detroit News article