Totally love this thing.
I have tried the disposable blades. I have used a Remington 3 head rotary
. I have tried a dual blade safety razor and I have tried a few combinations of two of these.
I can get my head shaved very close, so close it shines, but always end up with a burning scalp. I have tried various gels and ended up where I started with Barbasol as the best option. I have used this with a mix of Softsoap also. But again it ends in burning.
So I bought the Pitbull Gold
and right away it did a pretty fair job on my head. My hair growth (what's left) is very cyclonic in nature so nothing is straight as far as hair patterns. I used a simple rotation pattern as I shave. Pairing the Pitbull with the shave foam was comfortable.
The first shave left a couple patches on my head. The second shave was closer in some parts but not perfect. However, the shave was close, quick and didn't burn my head up.
The packaging includes a slip about giving your head time to adjust and that's probably very problematic for them as this slip was right on top. However, I'm reasonably confident that this shaver and I will figure out my head very soon.
As a bonus at the time I ordered I was able to get a 3 head shaver for my girl for $9.99
TLDR: I'm very happy with this shaver.