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shanez

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We'll SP Europe finally gave a 15% discount for IPSD.

Got a Rolando Negoita estate on the way.

Unfortunately someone got to the Bruce Weaver acorn before I did.

Now if someone could get that Nathan Armentrout bamboo volcano and remove my temptation...
 

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shanez

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Cobs have a very open draft and wide airway in the stem. They'll almost smoke themselves. Other than being acrylic, that's what I dislike the most about forever stems. They take away from what a cob was supposed to be.
They also hold very little tobacco. We'll, most of them anyway.
 
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chasingembers

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They also hold very little tobacco. We'll, most of them anyway.
None of mine are small. The smallest I keep for smoking is a Mark Twain. It comes in as a small group 4 with a chamber depth of 1.625". The deepest is the freehand with a depth of 2.75". The reverse calabash pipes come in around 2.23".
 
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None of mine are small. The smallest I keep for smoking is a Mark Twain. It comes in as a small group 4 with a chamber depth of 1.625". The deepest is the freehand with a depth of 2.75". The reverse calabash pipes come in around 2.23".
I have a Diplomat Apple but have been considering getting a couple of Generals for use in the pool. My only concern is I'm quite surprised how heavy the diplomat is. It's not that it weighs a ton but I have plenty of briars and meers that weigh less yet offer longer smokes.

I'm not a fan of cobs in general but it's nice to not worry about their cost when in the pool or around concrete.
 

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It's the plaster. Get an unfinished one, even an unfinished freehand is light as a feather.
I'd never thought of that, but I think you're right. I have a General, and it is quite heavy. I have a naked Diplomat, which is admittedly a smaller shape, but it is extremely light.


a Rolando Negoita estate on the way.
Which one did you get? Have pics?
 

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