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Wayne_Teipen

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PostSubject: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:38 am

I know; weird question. But, a recent conversation with other pipemakers regarding the style of the slot has left me wondering: do you touch the end of the stem with your tongue while you smoke? I don't recall seeing this covered on any of the forums and just assumed that most do not so as to not get slobber in the airway. How about you?
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Hermit

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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:38 am

Nope.
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Fishfuzz

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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:21 am

Only by accident.
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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:22 am

Only if I am French inhaling. Bada bing.
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Dutch

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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:54 am

No way dude!
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taharris

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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:27 am

I must be weird, but I do. I kind of use my tongue as a valve to block off the end of the stem so I can control when I get smoke.

I'm not really sure why I smoke this way, it's just the way my technique developed.

Am I the only one? Have I been doing it all wrong? affraid affraid

(By the way Wayne, I don't care if the slot has square sides or rounded sides. Makes no difference to me at all.)

Todd
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Rob_In_MO

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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:29 am

I did at one time, but the added moisture in the airway plus smoking aromatics only made things worse.

So - No, not in a long time...
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kaiser83

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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:20 am

No sir.
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Ocelot55

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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:35 am

I try not to, but I, like Todd, sometimes use my tongue to act as a smoke valve....so I guess its about 50/50 for me.
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Dave_In_Philly

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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:20 am

I try not to.
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DrumsAndBeer

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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:04 am

Nope. But an interesting question none the less.
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Growley

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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:06 pm

LOL, I totally do, but I only do it to see if the button I made is comfortable Very Happy . I'm in the camp of those that think that if it's in your mouth it should be smooth and comfortable. (I know, I just opened myself up for all kinds of awesome remarks on that one) But that's how I think it should be.

Think of it this way, if you put a sucker in your mouth, and it's been poured or cast (or whatever they do to make suckers) with a rough or sharp spot on it, you're tongue will find the rough spot unfavorable. Like a chipped tooth, you'll wear your tongue out messing with the sharp part.

I also wonder if it's a fidget type thing, those that typically fidget with things in their hands do the same with their tongues?

Them's my thoughts anyway.
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Rob_In_MO

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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:41 pm

Growley wrote:
I'm in the camp of those that think that if it's in your mouth it should be smooth and comfortable.



I also wonder if it's a fidget type thing, those that typically fidget with things in their hands do the same with their tongues?



Yup - totally leaving that one alone. Don't want this thread to end up in the RR.
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gravel

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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:55 pm

Dave_In_Philly wrote:
I try not to.

+1
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SPUD 15

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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:36 pm

I do also as Todd I use my tounge as a valve as I am a mouth breather. MIKE
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deepbass9

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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:25 pm

Not on purpose.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:56 am

Weird question. scratch But an honest one.

When I talk while smoking, I'll use my tongue to block the airway so "B" and "P" sounds don't send embers and ash into my lap.

Otherwise, not on purpose.

Cool
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DrT999

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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:43 am

Not that I'm aware of, but now all of us will be thinking about tonguing the next time we have a pipe. . . . affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:49 pm

I also use my tongue as sort of a valve.
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Greyson

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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:41 am

Like many here, I do occasionally but I try to avoid it.
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R.A.

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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:36 am

Yep, smoke control while clenching and breathing. Active smoking like while multi-tasking working or driving . But not when I can just sit and smoke if I have a free hand its not as nessasary.
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PostSubject: tongue valve built in   Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:21 pm

I usually use hangers (bent hanging out of mouth, hands busy at wheel or keyboard) so I use my tongue to block the pipe from exhale/some inhales when pipe's getting hot.
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tech2576

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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:09 pm

I did once. When the blisters healed I swore never to do that again. Rolling Eyes

Not normally, I am not a big clencher so I have my hand on the pipe most of the time.
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GeoffC

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PostSubject: Re: Do You Tongue Your Pipes?   Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:56 pm



Ahhhh, huh uh, ah huh uh, ummmmmm no.
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