I'm in the C camp, but I definitely prefer to clench bent pipes over straight ones. So I swap about a bit depending on which pipe I'm using.
If I want to slow down due to possible bite then I definitely clench less.
Number two for me in both selections. Not such a fan of angular.
After you posted the other thread IMP vs Altinay I had a look through and narrowed down my own selection roughly to those three Altinays. Nice eye. 👍
OGS seems to be a blend that a lot of folks round here extoll the virtues of.
I can’t get it in the UK at the moment it seems.
wondering if there are suggestions of alternatives that provide similar satisfaction?
I smoke whatever I feel like in whichever pipe I fancy. I only have 4 pipes and really enjoy Lakeland so the ghosting (not sure I smoke enough or have a sophisticated enough palate to tell...) doesn’t bother me.