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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Some Pictures Of Your Polinskis   Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:57 pm

Congrats T on a couple of nice buys smoke them in good health.
Wondering, are they 9mm filter or non filter.
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Some Pictures Of Your Polinskis   Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:51 pm

Thank you! The first to arrive was a non filter and the poker will be a filter. I typically do not smoke with a filter, but I will be sure to report what the smoke is like with and without it!
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Some Pictures Of Your Polinskis   Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:46 pm

Here's my Polinski...it's not here yet, playing the waiting game...

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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Some Pictures Of Your Polinskis   Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:24 pm

Tnagel89 wrote:
Thank you! The first to arrive was a non filter and the poker will be a filter. I typically do not smoke with a filter, but I will be sure to report what the smoke is like with and without it!
TNagel Just wondering how you like your filtered to the non filtered Polinski.
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Some Pictures Of Your Polinskis   Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:29 pm

This is my third Polinski. It's an estate pipe but very good condition. His designs have certianly evolved since this pipe was made. This one looks quite small compared to his newer pipes. And this makes my third.
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Some Pictures Of Your Polinskis   Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:21 pm

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This is my third Polinski. It's an estate pipe but very good condition. His designs have certianly evolved since this pipe was made. This one looks quite small compared to his newer pipes. And this makes my third.
That's a beautiful bent apple DP. Looks to be the perfect size. Although I like my larger sized Polinski's I think he would sell more pipes if he offered his shapes and styles in variety of sizes. Not everyone is into Magnum & Massive pipes. Myself I prefer pipes that can be clentched leaving your hands free to work.
I've been trying to pick up a smaller smooth bent bulldog but lately everything they have been listing is either full or parcitaly rusticated. But it does help with the PAD when they list what you don't want. Makes for a happier wife when there is not a new pipe coming in every month. "Happy Wife Happy Life".
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PostSubject: polinski   Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:31 pm

You can put a tenon adaptor in the filtered if you prefer an unfiltered smoke.They cost about 3 dollars.
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PostSubject: Rhodesian   Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:02 pm

Love this beauty- Polinskis are a new favorite!

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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Some Pictures Of Your Polinskis   Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:48 pm

Douthitt1962 wrote:
Love this beauty- Polinskis are a new favorite!


Yeah, I really like the coloring and the shape.
I just screams smoke some Escudo in me.  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Some Pictures Of Your Polinskis   Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:58 pm

great looking pipe. I liked that shape so much I also bought one and it's a great smoker

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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Some Pictures Of Your Polinskis   Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:14 am

Nice pipes Smile 
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PostSubject: Polinskis movin' up market   Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:42 pm

Looks as if the word is getting out on Polinskis. I just checked eBay after admiring the ones on here and reading all the accolades and they're being bid up into the range of $120-255. One best offer starting price was $160. Looks as if the early adopters got a great deal. Ain't it always the way?
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Some Pictures Of Your Polinskis   Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:02 am

ExcessEnergy wrote:
Looks as if the word is getting out on Polinskis.  I just checked eBay after admiring the ones on here and reading all the accolades and they're being bid up into the range of $120-255.  One best offer starting price was $160.  Looks as if the early adopters got a great deal.  Ain't it always the way?


There are still some good deals to be had if you follow them. Last week a really nice looking bulldog sold for $78.00. It was a straight pipe otherwise I would of been bidding on it. Some weeks a pipe will sell for $150 -$180 then the following week an identical pipe will go for $80-$100.
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Some Pictures Of Your Polinskis   Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:27 pm

Thanks for the advice. I will try to keep an eye on them.
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Some Pictures Of Your Polinskis   Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:42 pm

The latest Polinski to be sold on eBay just went for $89.
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Some Pictures Of Your Polinskis   Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:28 am

Hawker wrote:
ExcessEnergy wrote:
Looks as if the word is getting out on Polinskis.  I just checked eBay after admiring the ones on here and reading all the accolades and they're being bid up into the range of $120-255.  One best offer starting price was $160.  Looks as if the early adopters got a great deal.  Ain't it always the way?


There are still some good deals to be had if you follow them. Last week a really nice looking bulldog sold for $78.00. It was a straight pipe otherwise I would of been bidding on it. Some weeks a pipe will sell for $150 -$180 then the following week an identical pipe will go for $80-$100.

I agree with Hawker. I was watching a bent 1/2 rusticated jumbo about a month ago and it went for $81. The next week the very same pipe went for $180. I was kicking myself. It just wasn't in the budget at the time. There are still good deals to be had, but you have to watch closely for them.
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Some Pictures Of Your Polinskis   Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:29 pm

This one is just gorgeous.  I would love to have one with this color and grain in a full bent oom paul style.

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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Some Pictures Of Your Polinskis   Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:18 pm

There's a really nice Rhodesian Polinski with a yellow stem on eBay right now at like $29. I'd buy it myself if it didn't weigh 2+ ounces.
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PostSubject: Finally got a couple of Polinskis   Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:55 am

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There's a really nice Rhodesian Polinski with a yellow stem on eBay right now at like $29.  I'd buy it myself if it didn't weigh 2+ ounces.  

Yes, I was taken by it, too, but passed on it for the same reason.  But, then I bought this big, oddly colored brute:



Then I see that Tim West has a pipe that looks very much like a T. Polinski, but he has it listed as a "S. Polinski" and no one's really bidding on it.  Of course, it's used, but it's been cleaned up by Tim West, who knows what he's doing, and unless it's been egregiously abused, a used pipe usually smokes better than a new one.  So, I take a close look at it on the giant monitor, and, sure 'nuff, it's a T. Polinski, for sure.  However, Tim's a really nice guy and has always been really good to deal with and is always gracious when I call for advice, so I don't want to take unfair advantage of him.  I drop him a note, telling him I'm pretty sure it's a T. Polinski and he might want to consider changing his ad to draw the masses.  He says he'll do it, and he does, but he puts the change at the bottom of the body text of the ad description while leaving the original listing heading that calls it an "S. Polinski."  Even though it's a big, nice one, it gets very little action because of the headline name.  So, I pick it up at a bargain price.  But, hey, I tried to help.  So, here's Tim's Polinski, now mine:



The irony is that when I finally get a couple of Polinskis to test out what everyone on here is talking about, I'm away at trial, staying in a hotel where smoking ist verboten, and I'm stuck here for seven weeks.  The Polinskis and the unsmoked giant Moretti Canadian will just be gathering dust in their shipping boxes back in Laguna Hills.  So, not only will I catch hell from Kathy for buying three more pipes after promising that I wouldn't, but I can't even smoke the things.  Oops! Make that four . . . forgot about the Dunhill ODA bent I picked up on impulse between hearings.  She'll take one look at it and go "Ugh! Why'd you buy that old thing? It's not even clean!"  I've explained to her that they can be sanitized, gently cleaned and waxed to look almost pipe store fresh, but she remains unconvinced.  And there's also the issue of numbers, as in "Honey, you can only smoke one at a time.  What is the point of having so many?"  I look at her with mock determination and respond with my best John Wayne, "Different pipes for different missions."  Back to trial . . . sigh!
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Some Pictures Of Your Polinskis   Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:41 am

ExcessEnergy wrote:
joshoowah wrote:
There's a really nice Rhodesian Polinski with a yellow stem on eBay right now at like $29.  I'd buy it myself if it didn't weigh 2+ ounces.  

Yes, I was taken by it, too, but passed on it for the same reason.  But, then I bought this big, oddly colored brute:



Then I see that Tim West has a pipe that looks very much like a T. Polinski, but he has it listed as a "S. Polinski" and no one's really bidding on it.  Of course, it's used, but it's been cleaned up by Tim West, who knows what he's doing, and unless it's been egregiously abused, a used pipe usually smokes better than a new one.  So, I take a close look at it on the giant monitor, and, sure 'nuff, it's a T. Polinski, for sure.  However, Tim's a really nice guy and has always been really good to deal with and is always gracious when I call for advice, so I don't want to take unfair advantage of him.  I drop him a note, telling him I'm pretty sure it's a T. Polinski and he might want to consider changing his ad to draw the masses.  He says he'll do it, and he does, but he puts the change at the bottom of the body text of the ad description while leaving the original listing heading that calls it an "S. Polinski."  Even though it's a big, nice one, it gets very little action because of the headline name.  So, I pick it up at a bargain price.  But, hey, I tried to help.  So, here's Tim's Polinski, now mine:



The irony is that when I finally get a couple of Polinskis to test out what everyone on here is talking about, I'm away at trial, staying in a hotel where smoking ist verboten, and I'm stuck here for seven weeks.  The Polinskis and the unsmoked giant Moretti Canadian will just be gathering dust in their shipping boxes back in Laguna Hills.  So, not only will I catch hell from Kathy for buying three more pipes after promising that I wouldn't, but I can't even smoke the things.  Oops! Make that four . . . forgot about the Dunhill ODA bent I picked up on impulse between hearings.  She'll take one look at it and go "Ugh! Why'd you buy that old thing? It's not even clean!"  I've explained to her that they can be sanitized, gently cleaned and waxed to look almost pipe store fresh, but she remains unconvinced.  And there's also the issue of numbers, as in "Honey, you can only smoke one at a time.  What is the point of having so many?"  I look at her with mock determination and respond with my best John Wayne, "Different pipes for different missions."  Back to trial . . . sigh!

Man..those two are giants. I can't go for pipes that big anymore. That just leaves more for you grab Wink.
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PostSubject: Tim West's Polinski Arrived Today!   Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:15 pm

We were temporarily excused from appearing in the trial today, so all counsel decamped from Chatsworth and returned to Orange and Riverside Counties, whereupon I discovered Tim West's Polinski in my mailbox at home (that would be the brown one pictured above). cheers   As soon as I unpacked the car, I packed the Polinski with Harbor Island (a local favorite sold by Newport Beach's HiTime store) and lit 'er up.  As it is an estate pipe, there was no need for break in.  I am happy and not a little astounded to report that it smokes just as coolly as reported by all of you, despite its relatively short 3.75" shank and stem.  I have never smoked a pipe that short that was so cool, not even my Dunhills and meerschaums.  Amazing! cheers  cheers I should add that it was not that I did not trust your judgment about these pipes (after all, I bought two of them), but I apprehended that you fellows may be less sensitive to the heat, being such avid pipe smokers and all that.  But you were right!   cheers  cheers 

On the other hand, it was not quite as dry as experienced by the others who contribute to this thread, requiring a pipe cleaner poke two times during the burn to the bottom to eliminate modest gurgling.  Of course, with such a short shank and stem, running a cleaner down it is no big deal, a far cry from the dexterity test involved in purging the gurgle from my giant Canadians.  And to think that I just spent a good deal on three more lengthy Don Carlos and Moretti super-Canadians (including the 10.25" one most recently discussed on the "Show us your Moretti" thread adjacent hereto) in my never-ending quest for cool-smoking pipes.  This Polinski cost a mere fraction of what those pipes cost, but delivers the same or better performance in a much more compact package.  Only the longest Moretti (at over 11" overall, which is also pictured in the Moretti thread) and the giant Don Carlos (10.75" overall) smoke as coolly as this little Polinski, with each costing about four or five times as much. Embarassed

And, quite apart from the cost advantage of the Polinskis, there is the convenience factor.  Only the most dedicated piper is going to carry around one of the super-Canadian war clubs to smoke at a remote location; they're simply too long for that, and might get broken (as indeed happened a couple of years ago to my first Don Carlos Canadian, about 8.5" overall, that I improvidently left at someone's house, whereupon it was "mysteriously" shattered into many pieces).  But one could easily put a couple of Polinski's in a jacket to enjoy when out and about.  Also, it uses nice, little standard size pipe cleaners instead of the two larger, more awkward sizes required for the war clubs, that can not be easily carried about without making them too bent up to be useful. 

I'm now awaiting the orange-colored one from Poland with heightened anticipation.  It, too, came at a sub-$100 cost, far below the aforesaid super-Canadians.  If the second one performs as well as the first, I may have to start selling Canadians on eBay after my two trials are over, so that I can buy more Polinskis.  Pretty impressive, I must say.  Thank you, brothers, for bringing Polinskis to my attention.


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PostSubject: Polinski in perspective   Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:49 pm

"Man..those two are giants. I can't go for pipes that big anymore. That just leaves more for you grab Wink."

LOL!  I know you were kidding, they only look giant in the pictures.  They are actually well-proportioned for what they are and can be "clinched" if you don't mind stem chatter or use one of those rubber thingies.  This is a pic of my first smoke of the brown one that just arrived from Tim West, and, as you can see, the size is not all that overwhelming:



See?  I don't look so great, but the pipe looks modest and proportionate.  Or so it seems to me.

Well, back to work, alas! The trial begins again on Monday afternoon.
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Some Pictures Of Your Polinskis   Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:29 am

Glad to hear your liking your Polinski's Excessnergy. It would be nice to see him list a few smaller pipes as massive seems to be his norm. If he posted a 4 3/4 - 5" bent square shanked bulldog I'm sure he'd get alot of interest.
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Some Pictures Of Your Polinskis   Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:39 am

Actually, he does. He has offered some smaller pipes at the same time as these larger ones. I just wanted the larger ones because I noticed that all the people who were praising them on here seemed to have the larger ones.  He calls his Bulldogs "Rhodesians," even though it is a bulldog shape and not really a classic Rhodesian shape. He also occasionally offers pipes in more classic English shapes.
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PostSubject: Re: Let's See Some Pictures Of Your Polinskis   Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:11 am

ExcessEnergy wrote:
We were temporarily excused from appearing in the trial today, so all counsel decamped from Chatsworth and returned to Orange and Riverside Counties, whereupon I discovered Tim West's Polinski in my mailbox at home (that would be the brown one pictured above). cheers   As soon as I unpacked the car, I packed the Polinski with Harbor Island (a local favorite sold by Newport Beach's HiTime store) and lit 'er up.  As it is an estate pipe, there was no need for break in.  I am happy and not a little astounded to report that it smokes just as coolly as reported by all of you, despite its relatively short 3.75" shank and stem.  I have never smoked a pipe that short that was so cool, not even my Dunhills and meerschaums.  Amazing! cheers  cheers I should add that it was not that I did not trust your judgment about these pipes (after all, I bought two of them), but I apprehended that you fellows may be less sensitive to the heat, being such avid pipe smokers and all that.  But you were right!   cheers  cheers 

On the other hand, it was not quite as dry as experienced by the others who contribute to this thread, requiring a pipe cleaner poke three times during the burn to the bottom to eliminate modest gurgling.  Of course, with such a short shank and stem, running a cleaner down it is no big deal, a far cry from the dexterity test involved in purging the gurgle from my giant Canadians.  And to think that I just spent a good deal on three more lengthy Don Carlos and Moretti super-Canadians (including the 10.25" one most recently discussed on the "Show us your Moretti" thread adjacent hereto) in my never-ending quest for cool-smoking pipes.  This Polinski cost a mere fraction of what those pipes cost, but delivers the same or better performance in a much more compact package.  Only the longest Moretti (at over 11" overall, which is also pictured in the Moretti thread) and the giant Don Carlos (10.75" overall) smoke as coolly as this little Polinski, with each costing about four or five times as much. Embarassed

And, quite apart from the cost advantage of the Polinskis, there is the convenience factor.  Only the most dedicated piper is going to carry around one of the super-Canadian war clubs to smoke at a remote location; they're simply too long for that, and might get broken (as indeed happened a couple of years ago to my first Don Carlos Canadian, about 8.5" overall, that I improvidently left at someone's house, whereupon it was "mysteriously" shattered into many pieces).  But one could easily put a couple of Polinski's in a jacket to enjoy when out and about.  Also, it uses nice, little standard size pipe cleaners instead of the two larger, more awkward sizes required for the war clubs, that can not be easily carried about without making them too bent up to be useful. 

I'm now awaiting the orange-colored one from Poland with heightened anticipation.  It, too, came at a sub-$100 cost, far below the aforesaid super-Canadians.  If the second one performs as well as the first, I may have to start selling Canadians on eBay after my two trials are over, so that I can buy more Polinskis.  Pretty impressive, I must say.  Thank you, brothers, for bringing Polinskis to my attention.

It's not terribly large but it still looks hefty to me, particularly the bowl. Nevertheless, it does look like it fits nicely into the palm of your hand.
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