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C’mon guys, I think Greg was asking a serious question here and I happen to know a little about this topic. The act of shaving your entire body is quite a shock to the system and triggers the “fight or flight response.” Whether or not this increases your first straight pull depends upon whether your brain chooses to respond with “fight” or “flight.” If it chooses the “flight” response then yes, shaving your entire body will certainly increase your first straight pull as your brain is telling your body to haul arse. If however, it chooses the “fight” response you’ll be overly aggressive, intentionally taking everyone out and will likely be disqualified. So you see, Greg, shaving your entire body can be risky and carries only a 50% chance of increasing your first straight pull. Let us know what you choose.