It’s not often we introduce a brand new HeadBlade.
The original HeadBlade, which is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art and was also named one of the “Ten Best Designs” in the world in 2000 by TIME Magazine. Over the next decade the HeadBlade evolved into the HeadBlade Sport and spawned limited edition models such as the S4 Classic, the S4 Shadow, the S4 Eclipse, and the S4 Lunar Eclipse.
It is still in production today.
In 2012 we released the ATX which is by far the easiest to use headshaver on the market and is a completely different design than the HeadBlade Sport; it uses the more traditional pulling method favored by most shavers. Even though most HeadBladers favor the ATX over the Sport, there are still a few hold-outs.
Using the knowledge and technology we’ve learned over the past 16 years our mission with the MOTO was to create the ULTIMATE HeadBlade; one that both Classic/Sport and ATX users would agree is the pinnacle of headshaving.
How did we do it? It wasn’t easy and wasn’t fast.
Even though the original was pure and functional there is a fairly steep learning curve. For some people it was just too different.
The ATX was a huge advancement (and a lot easier to use) but the finger ring was a bit unforgiving and the wheels, although functional, caused some issues around the ears and around the nape of the neck. Because the blade did not rotate side to side it was fairly easy to miss some spots, which is common with any razor.
The idea of the MOTO is that the fully articulating body allows the blade to follow the surface of your skin while you drive the razor along your scalp. The blade will pivot both side to side and up and down. The ball allows the oody of the MOTO to be very narrow which allows you to hug along the back side of your ears without impeding the blade. It also makes the unit much easier to hold when face shaving.
In some ways the MOTO is the successor to the ATX like the Sport replaced the Classic. But in creating this new and unique razor we’ve found that it gives as pure a shave as the Sport without any of the drawbacks!
For all you longtime HeadBladers we’re really happy to have you along for this amazing journey since 1999. The MOTO is our newest addition and you have a lot to do with it’s development and our growth as a company.
We hope you have you with us for a long time and promise you our first mission is creating the world’s best headshaving products we want to make you proud to be part of the team
Todd Greene and the HeadBlade team.