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Lighter vs. Matches
Lighter
60%
 60% [ 73 ]
Matches
40%
 40% [ 48 ]
Total Votes : 121
 

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Mikem
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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:19 pm

Ol'Dawg wrote:
The only time I use matches is when I can't find one of my lighters. I have or have tried about all the pipe lighters available. The Old Boy is my favorite.

Jim
Ditto
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Phill_osophical

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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:30 am

I must say I love my pipe zippo, but if I'm out of fuel or can't find it, i'll quickly reach for my matchbox.
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mike_68

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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:26 pm

I have a Fujima pipe lighter I picked up on e-Bay for about $15...seems to work pretty good!
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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:21 am

After getting into matches on account of pipes, I decided to put them to use on my cigar, today. Up to now, I'd been using the cheap, freebie matches that came free with my purchased. They weren't paper matches, but that's all I can say about them. (There are actually some quality matches I occasionally get as freebies, but I had actually never used one of those on my cigars, and only learned about them with my pipes.) Today I gave it a shot with one of those nice kitchen matches I'd bought. I used one match to toast the rim and a second one to light up. I could get used to that sort of thing.
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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:43 pm

Only small stick Matches
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tleek

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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:51 pm

I like using lighters a whole lot more.
They are easier, more windproof, cleaner (no sticks to deal with) , and i feel easier on my pipe rim.
However, sometimes when inside at a shop or something i will use matches for the charring light because i feel they do a better job at that. Overall though, i prefer a nice pipe lighter
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dshpipes

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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:11 am

sstodvictory wrote:
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Prefer this to matches because I feel it reduces rim charring, and it works better for deep relights.


I prefer the flavor that I get when I use matches, but I don't like going through a box of matches every time I smoke a bowl. I'm not one of those one light ponies, you see.

That being said, the Lotus Vertigo Reach was one of the best lighters I've ever owned. Unfortunately, mine died and, as I understand it, Vertigo no longer makes it. Sad

My mother bought me a Colibri for Christmas which has been working quite nicely so far. It's designed to appear as if the middle were made from briar.

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idbowman

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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:12 pm

I almost always use matches.

The only exception is if I'm outside in strong winds...and if the winds are that strong, I'm usually not smoking, anyway.
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SPUD 15

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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:43 am

I use matches every now and then, have them always handy as you never know when your lighter will run out of fuel. My preference is my OLD BOY and ZICAR indoors, and ZIPPOS definatly outdoors. MIKE
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ZeroContent

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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:10 am

Lighter most the time. Xikar Resource. Usually because I smoke while driving and matches are a pain in the ass if you're trying to drive. Matches if I'm sitting around.
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Simple Man

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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:14 am

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jlong

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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:16 pm

Bic lighter because they are convenient, make a clean flame, and flame control isn't real bad. I use stick matches when they're around. Better flame control than a Bic. But I too don't care for the sulphur either. I suppose if I was tootin a $300 pipe, well, it would be stick matches for sure.
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Simple Man

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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:38 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:51 pm

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The sulfur burns off in a second and then you light your pipe...

Yes, I realize that. I was refering more to the sulphur smell when I strike. Again, I use stick matches when I can. Preferably the large variety as the small ones don't stay lit all that long after the sulphur burns off.
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GeoffC

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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:55 pm

I was using matches until my wife got me a Lotus pipe lighter. Easier to grab and light when in the car.
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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:55 pm

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PostSubject: Matches   Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:04 am

Been using matches for over 30 years now, plain wooden kitchen matches, nothing fancy.I mostly smoke at home but I'm in the market for a good lighter to carry in my pocket when I do go out with a pipe.
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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:54 am

I'm an outdoor or in the car smoker. Lighting a match outdoors works... sometimes. Usually a Xikar Resource or Pipeline work for me.
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Dave_In_Philly

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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:18 am

[quote="UberHuberMan"]
sstodvictory wrote:


My mother bought me a Colibri for Christmas which has been working quite nicely so far. It's designed to appear as if the middle were made from briar.


That's the one I bought to replace my dead Vector insert. It died on me before I ever got to use it. I still have to send it back to Colibri and see what they can do. Good luck with yours, it sure seemed nice. It has a really nice weight to it.

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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:40 pm

Until about a week ago I was a dedicated Old Boy user but then it began leaking fluid and wouldn't light. In the meantime it's stablemate, my trusty Zippo pipe lighter, kept on working like a champ. I think it will become my no. 1 pipe lighter.

Smokey
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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:17 am

I am a Zippo pipe lighter user.
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tleek

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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:59 pm

Well my vote is still for lighter but since my colibri just died I have been using matches more often. I still appreciate the simplicity of lighters but matches do seem to do a better job at lighting.
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monbla256

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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:47 am

Mostly matches all these years but I did get my old Rollalite back from Authorized Repair today after having it thoroughly gone over, new seals , flame tube etc. Bought it while in 'Nam back in '69 and had them modify it to be a pipe lighter a few years later and have used it off and on since. I use it when I "go out" as it's simpler than a pocket full of kitchen matches Razz Here's a pic a friend took of it last year:



It's a fuel lighter with a spark system same as a Rollagas.
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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:57 pm

Long matches - lower starting temp than the lighter, one match is sufficient for all three lightings of the pipe.

That's just rationalization, I simply like matches more than lighters in general. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Lighter vs. Matches Poll   Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:32 pm

I've been using a Prometheus Sherlock for about three years now. Well built, 90 degree flame and nicely priced. Flame adjustment knob is large and easy to use.
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