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bob1

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Dec 15, 2011
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I tend to relax and enjoy a bent more than a straight, but I do like to switch between them in the rotation.
-A good woman, a good pipe and a good whiskey.

 

carlosviet

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Apr 23, 2012
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Straight for me. I have only a couple of bent ones, and one to come, but my best smokers by far are straight pipes. My ideal pipe is a straight billiard under 30g of weight; That's what I usually look for, although I get carried away by the beauty of some bents.
I have a pipe rest in every table. I don't like to hold the pipe in the mouth too much; i prefer to leave it in the pipe rest, do whatever and take it back, or keep it in the hand, if I can. Even the bent ones bother me if they hang in the mouth too long.
Despite that, I am more known around these parts by those bent pipes, which I smoke to/from work riding a motorbike...

 

brewshooter

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Jun 2, 2011
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Hmm, old topic back from the dead. I've always liked the look of a straight pipe, particularly in an apple shape or billiard. That being said, I tend to prefer how a bent pipe clenches.

 

carlosviet

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Apr 23, 2012
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I am more known around these parts by those bent pipes, which I smoke to/from work riding a motorbike...
We need to see some pictures of this truly badass feat!
Lol! I live in HCMC; we do everything on the bikes;






 
Apr 16, 2012
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Bent all the way! They hang better and feel natural in my hand.
@carlosviet - those are some awesome pictures! :rofl:

 

keith929

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Nov 23, 2010
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Straight or bent as long as I can get a pipe cleaner through em I'm a happy camper.

 

bentmike

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Jan 25, 2012
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Yup, bents for me! I do have a couple straights that I enjoy getting out once in a while. That's a Stanwell Golden Danish straight I'm smoking in my avatar pic.

 

jchaplick

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May 8, 2011
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My favorite shape is a straight bulldog, but I definitely have more bents than straights, I like how they feel better

 

slowpuffer

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Apr 9, 2012
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I have owned a number of straight and bent pipes. However, these days I prefer straight. Honestly, I just like how they look. I don't think any pipe looks better and more handsome while I smoke it than a straight rusticated pipe.

 

stogie37

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Mar 24, 2012
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Southport, North Carolina
I prefer lighting a bent pipe - as I can see the tobacco surface while "in the act". Otherwise, I prefer smoking a straight pipe usually, and these make up the majority of my pipe collection.

 

ichbinmuede

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Feb 17, 2011
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I started out preferring the look of a full bent but as I got more and more in to pipe smoking I found out that I really like them both. It's all about the execution to me and if it all comes together in my eyes then I'm in to it.

 

juni

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Mar 9, 2010
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Straights, but recently I have started thinking that Stanwells shape 95 is the perfect one. Thick walls and comfy to hold:


 

ruraldean

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Apr 27, 2012
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I'm a straight man (in every sense!).
I just feel that bent pipes age me more than straight ones do, and I'm 56. Being a typical bearded pipe smoker a straight pipe looks more direct, focussed and businesslike. A bent pipe makes me look like a bear.

 
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