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jonahtke

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So I couldn't bring myself to sell the new Pete Dalkey 999...I spent a lot of time choosing it, and I am just in love with it. I listed it twice, and each time cancelled the auction within a day. For the same reasons however, I have found myself unable to take that first step and smoke it. I have a small selection of older and well used pipes that smoke wonderfully and am having a tough time getting myself to light up this new guy. Does anyone else have this problem with shiny new pipes?

 

lazydog

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No, I load any new pipe immediately and give it a go. As soon as anything is created it starts to deteriorate, Might as well get the show on the road. It was made to be smoked, do it justice. :puffy:

 

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waznyf

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I don't think I have this problem. I bought the pipe to smoke out of it haha

Maybe if I was strictly a pipe collector and didn't smoke them I could relate but unfortunately I cannot.

 

ohin3

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I can't wait for a new pipe to arrive so that it can be loaded and smoked. Why such trepidation toward smoking a new pipe? They are meant to be smoked. Like buying a new car and being affraid to put gas in it and drive it down the road. I am attracted to aesthetics, but my main reason for buying a pipe is in the hopes that it is engineered to provide a good trouble free smoke. I suppose if you come at buying pipes from a collectors mind set you might have reservations about smoking a pipe, but myself, I can barely wait to get it out of the box before loading it and enjoying a smoke.

 

jonahtke

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It's not that I'm concerned that lighting said pipe would ruine the aesthetics...it's more trepidation about how it'll smoke. It's like that girl you had a crush on in school but were too afraid to talk to her. If I don't smoke it, it'll always be a nice pipe, but if I do and it doesn't smoke well for me, then it's a gorgeous pipe that I don't like.

 

jonahtke

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@grizzly86 there is that as well

I'll get it smoked, there is no question there. But it's her first time and I want it to be just right :crazy:

 

tslex

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One reason I have almost never acquired two pipes at once -- The instant I get a new pipe, I want to smoke it. Then I'll put it in every-other-day rotation for a week or so.
If I got two pipes at the same time, I'd have an unresolvable tension over which to smoke first.
ETA: I would never own a pipe I wouldn't smoke. Not sure what the highest amount is that I'd pay for a pipe, but I'd never spend the money on a pipe just to own it. Pipes are sculpture, of course, but they are not ONLY sculpture. I know there are pure collectors, but I can't get that. It's be like buying a guitar and never playing it -- almost sinful somehow.

 

crpntr1

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If you don't wanna sell it, smoke it, or just have it laying around, send it to me...I'll smoke it for you and report the quality. If its a bad smoke I'll keep it and you no longer have to look at it..it'll probably smoke horrible considering its a Peterson. But I'll make the sacrifice for pipe smokers everywhere. :mrgreen:

 

scotrob

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Jul 24, 2011
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yes I have this problem, which is why i tend to buy Estates
I bought this Jean La Croix pipe recently, new....and it was so black and shiny and gorgeous when I opened the box that I have yet to bring myself to smoke it....perhaps I will keep it and sell it sometime...but it was way better than I expected when I go


 

jonahtke

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Those are both stellar pipes, I'm a bit of a collector (not so much pipes...but more "any hobby I get into") and I'm really having to fight the urge to stash away a nice pipe that is without fail a piece of art.

 
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