first impression of p-lip.

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

Log in

Search on Site

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

Recent Posts

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

bullet08

Member
Nov 26, 2018
168
4
the cyber monday was good to me. got peterson sh milverton with p-lip. only had a chance for a bowl so far. it was a different experience from fishtail. i think i like p-lip. it definitely help with tongue. draw was free, but using the diaphragm to pull seems to work better. much easier to sip. will have to use the pipe more to see how it works out in the long run. might need another pipe with p-lip to compare.

 

crashthegrey

Preferred Member
Dec 18, 2015
2,810
5
I have one p-lip. It is interesting from time to time but I am not looking for a second. It really just redirects the smoke for me, which is not the most necessary for my smoking technique.

 

mikethompson

Preferred Member
Jun 26, 2016
4,065
176
The p lip has its fans and detractors that's for sure. I have one on a 1950 K&P and it smokes great. It did take some used to with smoke hitting the top of my mouth first though.

 

mau1

Preferred Member
Jan 5, 2018
587
46
Canada
I'm a fan. It hangs well for me, and I don't mind the direction of the smoke as long as I'm not puffing to hard on it.

 

mso489

Preferred Member
Feb 21, 2013
26,243
445
I enjoy my one P-lip, a Killarney Rhodesian 999. It's more bit in your mouth, and the intake is repositioned. I find it a little distracting, too much bit, but pleasant enough. I wouldn't order another. Fishtails seem almost undetectable to me, in a good way.

 

bassbug

Preferred Member
Dec 29, 2016
867
1
I'm a huge fan...if I could convert every pipe I own to a p-lip, I would. they are perfect for my clenching style and smoking style.
YMMV

 

ashdigger

Preferred Member
Jul 30, 2016
5,272
33
I have about 7 seven pipes with P-lip and I have one pipe that is a Glokar (BBB's answer to a P-lip. I like them. I'm actually indifferent as to smoking them. I just grab one and puff.

 

foggymountain

Preferred Member
Aug 14, 2012
2,862
0
It directs the smoke to the roof of your mouth instead of your tongue. Both can be irritable if you smoke a lot, so it is best to smoke some of each.

 

cosmicfolklore

Preferred Member
Aug 9, 2013
18,145
478
The roof of my mouth is more sensitive than my tongue to burns. Taking a bite of hot pizza, so hot that the cheese sticks to the roof of my mouth like napalm, is the worst experience ever. And, P-lips are a close second for me.

 

kiltedpiper

New member
Dec 6, 2018
20
0
Honestly, I've never had a problem with my p-lip pipe. Its nice for variety and very comfortable, but I have yet to notice any kind of difference in flavor, though as Cosmic and Foggymountain have stated, I have managed to scorch the roof of my mouth a few times.
so as Foggymountain said, means you need to alternate, which means more pipes!

 

rdavid

Preferred Member
Jun 30, 2018
654
0
Milton, FL
One of my first pipes was a p-lip. Stupid me didn’t realize the draft hole was on top of the bit. Never have been much of a clencher (except my cobs) so I was unknowingly blocking the hole with my top lip.
Once I realized what I was doing wrong, I got used to it and now really like the p-lip. Looking hard at a Silver Army Mount in the p-lip.

 

fordm60

Preferred Member
Dec 19, 2014
598
1
I have a few P-lips and like them. They hang easily and I do not find the draft hole on top to burn the roof of my mouth. I have no issue, except it can be difficult to thread a pipe cleaner through. But once I figured out how to do that no issue.
But invariably when selecting a pipe for my next smoke I select a fishtail. I have no problem with a P-lip I just naturally prefer a fishtail bit. They are a interesting change up.
YMMV.

 

ray47

Preferred Member
Jul 10, 2015
1,201
59
I have no issue, except it can be difficult to thread a pipe cleaner through. But once I figured out how to do that no issue.
How do you thread a pipe cleaner thru a P-Lip stem? That is why I never bought a pipe with a P-Lip stem.

 

pylorns

Preferred Member
Aug 20, 2013
1,959
5
Austin
P-lip with the system is how its meant to be, when I have the opportunity to choose I will go p-lip every time. Now the kicker is they have been not doing p-lips right in the past 10 years or so -the stems have gotten fatter, this was pointed out to Laudisi recently and from what I understand they are going to be making a change.

 

ssjones

Moderator
Staff member
May 11, 2011
14,180
174
Maryland
I'm definitely a fan, but only of the vulcanite stems. I love them for a change of pace. At a club-type event, where I'll be smoking all day, I definitely pack one or two for use later in the day (like tomorrow, at the Boswells event).

 

bullet08

Member
Nov 26, 2018
168
4
i was smoking plip again yesterday. i really like it. one thing i noticed was that i don't get any one spot in the mouth that gets concentrated smoke. guess my mouth roof isn't all that sensitive. it was like getting smoke without really getting smoke. today, used fishtail. fishtail was definitely more harsh to me. but i can see they both have pro and con. with fishtail, i felt i had more control of where and how strong i was pulling. with plip, it was very mellow and didn't have one focued area getting smoke, but felt like i didn't have much control as to where i'm pointing the draft hole.