I just purchased a 50X150 La Verte stone from The Superior Shave. Jarrod tells me that is a very fast stone. I am just looking for any tips you coticule pros can offer on using this stone. I also have a 50X175 combo he thinks may be a Dressante and a La Gross Blanch bout. I have only honed a couple of razors on these other stones, one from bevel set to finish and the other just a touch up. So I really don't k ow what I'm doing but I know I like it! These things really are addicting, I went from zero coti's to three in a couple weeks.