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puffy

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Dec 24, 2010
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I'm sure that many of us here remember the late nineties cigar craze.It seemed that the number of cigar smokers increased dramaticlly in a very short time.All of a sudden it became the in thing to smoke cigars.I remember when some cigars were actually in short supply.Of course prices rose with the increased demand.A good many of those new smokers probably didn't stick with it though.I really don't know if the number of cigar smokers is more or less now than before that craze took place. (More I hope) I keep hoping for a pipe smoking craze to hit.Without the short supply,and increased prices of course.I'm trying to do my part.

 

seanz

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May 8, 2011
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Southland NZ
I have been trying in my own quiet way to install a pipe craze down here. but a lot of people have the mind set its a previous generations thing! ii have got a few interedted but they balk at the price and then go back to their pack a day habit which is way more expensive and just smells nasty :crazy:

 

cacooper

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Jul 28, 2009
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Parker, CO
We can only hope. I do see an interest in pipe smoking from the twenty-something crowd, but I strongly doubt that there will ever be a craze or boom like what happened with cigars.
Pipes take time and dedication to master, cigars are quick and easy, with no commitment. Not too many people want to take the time to smoke a pipe. They're also viewed as kind of quirky and quaint.
But the rewards are great for those who take the time to experience the pleasures of the pipe. This we all know.
Smoke on.
CACooper

 

bigvan

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Mar 22, 2011
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Over the last few years I've seen more and more young guys (I define "young" as under 30) at pipe shows. Though this is no "boom", I'm hoping it's more of a gradual swell.
Besides, if you remember the cigar boom of the '90s, most of them were poncy little poseurs, types we can do without in the pipe world.

 

pstlpkr

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Dec 14, 2009
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Birmingham, AL
I think in this world of personal intensity people are looking for "slow and steady".

That is what pipe smoking offers to those whom desire a respite from the consistent-daily insanity of their lives.

 

yuri66

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Nov 17, 2010
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In my opinion, which aint worth much, but your getting it anyway..... :nana: I am kind of glad its not a craze of Pipe smokers out there like it was with the cigars, as already said most were posers, and this is an exclusive club here no matter the age, we enjoy smoking our pipes not because were cool or its the in thing to do but because of the pure pleasure and sensation the pipe and tobacco we are smoking at that moment gives us. I believe that a lot of that would go by the way side with one of these crazes. Just think about the folks of old, ( I guess I fit to that club now a days) but when you saw the old man or what you thought an old man sitting and smoking his pipe, its a fond memory... with the craze that all fades away....

Nuff said, smoke on you pipe dreamers.... :puffpipe:

 

ace57

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Jun 21, 2011
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Yuri66 I'm with You, smoke if You enjoy it, not to look cool.

 

smokinjoe

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Jul 22, 2011
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I kinda feel the same way, I'd rather it not become a "craze" but I still would like it to be acceptable enough where I don't get weird looks for being a young pipe smoker, or at least for people to stop asking if I've got weed in my bowl lol :nana:

 

yuri66

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Nov 17, 2010
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Joe, No worries I still get the occasional weird look, just because it is not as common as it was in the 50-70's, but do not let that deter you, you learn to ignore the un-educated in time....

 

smokinjoe

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Jul 22, 2011
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haha I appreciate the support, but there is no way it would deter me. It's just too great a thing to stop for that, and with a great community to boot, what's not to love? :D

 

unclearthur

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Mar 9, 2010
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I wouldn't call it a craze. More of a resurgence in pipes. Partly fueled by the ungodly high taxes on cigarettes and rolly tobacco.

 

tedswearingen

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Sep 14, 2010
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Longs, South Carolina
With the proliferation of online pipe and pipe tobacco retailers as well as message boards and online resources like pipesmagazine.com and tobaccoreviews.com, I'm pretty sure that we're all part of the craze, whether we're ready to admit it or not.

 

teamhavoc28

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Nov 10, 2010
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I'm glad for the increasing pipe awareness. We are overall a polite bunch who just want to be allowed to enjoy our pipes. I do believe it takes a certain counter culture individual to enjoy pipes. The ability to still smoke in spite of the stares and questions requires a spine. If we can avoid a boom status the quality of pipes and people will remain indefinitely.

 

papipeguy

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Jul 31, 2010
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I'm with Arthur in that we're seeing a resurgence in the pipe hobby. There isn't a week that I don't see a new pipe smoker enter the B&M to get kitted out. One guy started just 3 months ago and just bught his 5th pipe. None appear to be looking for a "cool" factor but are truly interested in what the hobby has to offer. A welcome trend in my book.

 

mjtannen

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Jan 3, 2011
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lordofthepiperings

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May 3, 2010
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All I know is I love the taste of the pipe tobacco and that's the only reason I smoke. I do see what some people are saying with a ressurgence or renaissance in the pipe world. There does seem to be a growing number of "younger" pipe smokers, as already stated under 30 (which includes myself). Like others have stated, I think pipe smoking is a little much of a committment to ever become a craze. It's too expensive, especially now, for the poser fratboys to jump on. Even if it does become a craze it wouldn't bother me... as long as I can still find my favorite blends that is.