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TheLogo-Mat

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Location : St. Louis
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PostSubject: rubber tips?   Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:54 pm

I swore by using the rubber tips- but noticed that they were leaving a horrid tastke in my mouth after smoking. Anyone else run into this?
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flyguy

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PostSubject: Re: rubber tips?   Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:39 pm

Nope. Love the Softie bits. They allow the smoker to gently clench without leaving chomp marks on the bit.
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TheLogo-Mat

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PostSubject: Re: rubber tips?   Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:40 pm

Good to know- still trying to pinpoint the nasty aftertaste.
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flyguy

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PostSubject: Re: rubber tips?   Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:12 pm

You might have a foul moisture build-up under the bit. I always slide mine forward and then wipe the bit and the softie with a anti-bacterial wipe.
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DrumsAndBeer

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Location : Northern, CA
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PostSubject: Re: rubber tips?   Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:14 pm

I use softie-bits, never had a problem with bad flavor.

I do however replace them every year or so.
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PostSubject: Re: rubber tips?   Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:36 pm

 I too use them faithfully and have never gotten a bad taste from them..............of course I wash them ever so often.   
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Location : Arid-zona
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PostSubject: Re: rubber tips?   Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:42 pm

Don't use 'em. Don't like 'em. Not due to a taste issue, just can't get used to the way they feel. JMHO.



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Location : Laramie, WY
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PostSubject: Re: rubber tips?   Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:27 pm

I've never used them. Some folks use heat shrink tubing instead because they don't like the taste or feel.

Jim
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Thomas Tkach

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PostSubject: Re: rubber tips?   Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:53 pm

huffelpuff wrote:
I've never used them. Some folks use heat shrink tubing instead because they don't like the taste or feel.

Jim

Folk with spiffy-colored lucite stems are also using little pieces of vinyl tubing. I still need to try this out.
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d4klutz

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Location : Gilmer, TX
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PostSubject: Re: rubber tips?   Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:23 pm

I use the softie tips and I tend to chew a bit. I don't want to ruin my stems. I tend to get a lot of moisture between the stem and softie. I usually pull it off when im done smoking and clean it. I don't notice any off taste if I do that.
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CipsterX

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Location : Philadelphia
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PostSubject: Re: rubber tips?   Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:30 pm

I swear by softie bits and was using the brand Softy Bit for a while and just order some BJ Long's which are IMO much more durable.
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Location : Plymouth, England
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PostSubject: Re: rubber tips?   Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:36 pm

I tried softies but my teeth thought they were chewing gum and destroyed them! I suppose if I concentrated I could stop them but I smoke to relax so don't pay as much attention to what my teeth are doing as perhaps I should.
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Location : Falls Church, Virginia
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PostSubject: Re: rubber tips?   Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:30 pm

I use them without any worries. I don't really clean them regularly, just replace as needed.
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Thomas Tkach

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PostSubject: Re: rubber tips?   Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:03 pm

The vinyl tubing looks way better, but is much thicker than the rubber, thus less comfortable. I never clean mine, either.
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SPUD 15

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PostSubject: Re: rubber tips?   Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:32 am

There are two types of softies, a harder rubber one that is more durable, and a softer silicone type that is slippery when wet and not as durable. I prefer the harder ones IMHO. MIKE
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PostSubject: Re: rubber tips?   Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:47 pm

Do you have links to which are the hard and which are the soft?? I bet mine are the softer version. I bought a whole bunch a long time ago from P&C.
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