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seacaptain

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Apr 24, 2015
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I'm just breaking in my new Tortuga smooth 305 and I'm surprised how much I like this shape. So much so, I just bought a Venere smooth 305.
All I have now are Savinelli's and I've primarily stuck to the 315 KS shape, which I love, but I decided to branch out a bit and I'm glad I did.
I'm sticking to the wide shallow bowl shapes though, which is my preferred smoke. I've got a 316 on the way as well. :)

 

kimbiker

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Apr 3, 2014
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Do you use the balsa filter captain? I've heard they don't affect flavours at all.
I used to like my 9mm filter pipes,Big Bens etc but then found it was strangling the flavours so much, I went back to my 'straight throughs'.
I am leaning to the Savenelli range, as I mention in the other thread.

 

beerandbaccy

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Apr 22, 2015
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Just had a look online at the Tortuga smooth 305. A mighty nice pipe! Now I've got my eye on one as I am a Savinelli fan!!

 

seacaptain

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Apr 24, 2015
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Do you use the balsa filter captain? I've heard they don't affect flavours at all.
I never used to, but I do now. They're really nothing more than moisture absorbers (steam), which helps eliminate any tongue bite. They don't affect the taste at all.

 

seacaptain

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Apr 24, 2015
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Ok, so I got the Tortuga rusticated as well as the smooth, but then I decided to upgrade/replace that with a Punto Oro Gold. It's an absolutely beautiful pipe in hand, maybe my favorite pipe now, not that I have many.
So, I sold the rusticated Tortuga (I can't have too many pipes) :) So, now I have three 305's, the Tortuga smooth, the Venere smooth, and the Punto Oro Gold. I think I have my 305's nailed down now.


 

buckaroo

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Sep 30, 2014
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That's a great shape. I've never really looked at the 305. My 321 & 623 gold's have hand cut stems and they're great. Enjoy.

 

coyja

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Feb 10, 2018
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I'm convinced that the 305 has the perfect golden ration of depth vs width for a bowl.

They smoke amazingly well, and look awesome, too!

I got a 123 to try out and the added depth of the bowl isn't for me... it lives alone on the shelf now while I smoke my 305 as often as possible.
I'm pretty much dedicated to only smoking the 305 or 320 shapes (which can also be found with a very similar bowl depth to width ratio) at this point (and cobs, of course).

 

seacaptain

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Apr 24, 2015
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The beauty of the 305 Punto Oro Gold in hand makes me want to buy the 316 also. Must not succumb.


 

seacaptain

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Apr 24, 2015
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Yes, they're generally considered in the "pot" family. I kind of think they're a dublin/pot hybrid.
I like broad shallow bowls for shorter smokes. It's just my thing I guess. I smoke straight VA flakes (rubbed out) primarily and some English.

 

irishearl

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Aug 2, 2016
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Captain, I've seen that shape made by another maker referred to by its online seller as an acorn. The term seems to be applied to what amounts to a rounded Dublin. I have one that resembles that made by some unknown maker. Yours is very attractive.

 

workman

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Jan 5, 2018
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Thank you Seacaptain. I am trying to figure out how to best use that type of bowl with my flakes. Rubbing them out is probably the answer.

 

coyja

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Feb 10, 2018
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I like broad shallow bowls for shorter smokes.
I feel like my smokes in the 305 actually last a long time. It smokes slow and cool and I noticed I was able to smoke less tobacco for as long or longer than more tobacco in other deeper pipes. Maybe I'm dreaming, but thats how I got turned on to how awesome this ratio of bowl is.