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perdurabo

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Jun 3, 2015
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I've been smoking a pipe for about two years. Never have I smoked a pipe yet, with no relights. Until today!
Pipe: RobRoy Cob

Tobacco: PSLuxury Navy Flake
I rubbed out the flake, loaded the pipe as usual, before I realized what was going on I was at the heel of the bowl. Trying to light the dottle, I discovered with a grin, there was no dottle. Just ash. Am I in the club now or what?

 

jpmcwjr

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May 12, 2015
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Monterey Peninsula
Gentlemen!! The no-dottle club, while not entirely secret, is for the genteel only. Genteel is hereby defined as anyone who can pony up the $5,000 initiation. But you get a great smoking jacket, with patch, and a special tamper for members only. PM me your CC number, expiry date, and PIN for further information.
The smoking lamp is re-lit!

 

mathoozula

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Nov 25, 2013
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I just learned to retrohale; my pipe skill is improving as well.
This retrohale adds a whole new character to the pipe smoking. I'm going to have to rethink everything about packing now. This hobby is fun! :)

 

perdurabo

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Jun 3, 2015
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mathoozula, I had to reteach myself how to do the retrohale, I smoked cigarettes many years ago and retro hailed all the time. When I started smoking a pipe I associated the retro hale with inhalation. It took me months to get over this and I finally retro haled on accident, what a world of difference it makes.
So everybody knows now, per Hawke, the Pass is Yippee!

 

perdurabo

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Jun 3, 2015
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But was it a"fine white ash"?
Ok, OK, Ok, it may not have been heavenly fine "white" ash, but I checked for Dottie after I failed to get a light. No dottle.
This may go the direction of the mythical fish. :rofl:

 

jpmcwjr

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May 12, 2015
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Monterey Peninsula
"yippee" is the PIN for my bank account, how did he guess?
When we receive the $5K, the committee will decide to accept it or not, and once the check clears, we'll send the real PW!
Best of luck!

 

cosmicfolklore

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Aug 9, 2013
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Yeh, when everyone else was posting on another thread that they never smoked all the way to the bottom... I just sat back and watched. I didn't want to make everyone feel bad, not to brag but ...but I always smoke to the bottom without relights. I just thought that everyone just told the newbies that they had to relight often to keep the newbies from feeling bad. Right? right?

But, good for you. You are becoming a real pipe smoker, finally.

 

perdurabo

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Jun 3, 2015
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The only thing about it is I have to do it more than once. Cosmic, I haven't smoked to the bottom with no relights since.
Now one thing I have noticed, break those flakes out, and do not fill the pipe to the brim. I do a gravity three step process that works for me, when packing the pipe. I have a bad habit of putting to much tobacco in at the last step, though, which causes issues keeping the pipe lit.