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brd2887



Location : Austin, TX
Registration date : 2009-05-04

PostSubject: New here   Mon May 04, 2009 10:50 pm

Hey everyone, new guy here. Not yet a pipe smoker, but I enjoy a good cigar every now and then. Recently, I've had the opportunity to try some different pipe tobaccos and now I want to make the plunge. I'll be buying a pipe sometime in the near future and want to get some advice. I'm thinking of going to a local pipe shop and finding something new relatively cheap, but I've heard from some that for a first pipe, maybe an estate pipe would be good. I don't really want to buy a corncob pipe because I think they look hideous, and I really want to get something that fits me. So what say you, experienced smokers? Should I go with a new pipe, or find a used one? Anybody have one they'd like to sell?
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Location : North Georgia, USA
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PostSubject: Re: New here   Tue May 05, 2009 3:25 am

Welcome to BoB cheers You have a life-long adventure you are ready to embark on and a whole lot of advice coming. I'd recommend starting 'small' with a 'basket pipe' or 3 (usually can be had for about $15-25 a piece) and recommend at least two pipes to begin, as frequent smoking of them (3-5 times a day) can make them 'sour'. If you only plan on smoking a pipe a couple times a week 1 might be a good starting point.

Many retailers will offer a pipe 'starter kit' a pipe, a pipe tool, some pipe cleaners, bowl sweetener, and an ounce or two of tobacco. This policy is not a 'standard' and can vary by retailer.

If you are considering the estate market, I can't recommend anyone higher than Frenchy for a beginner. He has a wide variety of estate pipes, from about $12 upwards, and is the absolute BEST to deal with IMHO http://frenchyspipes.com/ He is known to thrown in 'freebies' (a pack of cleaners, a pipe tool or pipe nail and occasionally a small sample of sunzabitches (his own blend made by Russ at H&H) If you choose to deal with Frenchy via phone and let him know you are a beginner, I'm sure he could put together a very nice starter kit for you. Read all about him HERE he is quite a character!

Others here will have loads of advice for you as well. As you come from the world of cigars, I'm sure you will find the variations of pipe tobaccos rewarding, there are in fact so many blends out there (and new ones being created all the time) that you would need 3 or 4 lifetimes to try them all!



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Location : Dayton, Tennessee
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PostSubject: Re: New here   Tue May 05, 2009 5:30 am

Welcome to BoB. Just ready for an exciting adventure. Kilted1 gave you some excellent advice. Start slowly until you decide what you like. Enjoy yourself.
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Location : Jackson, Tennessee
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PostSubject: Re: New here   Tue May 05, 2009 8:05 am

Good Morning and welcome!

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PostSubject: Re: New here   Tue May 05, 2009 8:13 am

Hello & Welcome Exclamation cheers
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PostSubject: Re: New here   Tue May 05, 2009 9:31 am

Welcome to the BoB. A great adventure awaits, indeed.
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PostSubject: Re: New here   Tue May 05, 2009 9:46 am

Welcome to BOB
You will find a lot of good information here
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PostSubject: Re: New here   Tue May 05, 2009 1:21 pm

Welcome aboard!

Take kilted's advice to heart, and don't forget to check the "Getting Started" sticky in this topic... good info from both sources.
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HoosierPuffer

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PostSubject: Re: New here   Tue May 05, 2009 1:34 pm

Wise is kilted1.

Listen to him you must.

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Annnyyyywaaayys - I also followed kilted1's recommendation and talked to Frenchy. I just bought my second pipe from him, following a less than stellar experience buying my first from someone else.

I even went with Frenchy's recommendation for me Wink

Oh, and pipe smoking is great!
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PostSubject: Re: New here   Tue May 05, 2009 3:04 pm

A big howdy!

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Justpipes
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PostSubject: Re: New here   Tue May 05, 2009 4:25 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New here   Wed May 06, 2009 6:23 pm

WELCOME !!
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PostSubject: Re: New here   Thu May 07, 2009 12:58 pm

The Texan has arrived.

I would go with an estate pipe. You can get a good estate pipe (better than a new basket pipe) for 40-60 bucks.

I really need to post some pipes for sale, I'm running out of places to put them.
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Location : Austin, TX
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PostSubject: Re: New here   Thu May 07, 2009 9:35 pm

Texas Outlaw wrote:
The Texan has arrived.

I would go with an estate pipe. You can get a good estate pipe (better than a new basket pipe) for 40-60 bucks.

I really need to post some pipes for sale, I'm running out of places to put them.

I might buy one! By the way, what part of South Texas are you in? I'm from the Valley, but currently living in Austin.
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PostSubject: Re: New here   Fri May 08, 2009 12:57 pm

Welcome!

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PostSubject: Re: New here   Sat May 09, 2009 9:04 am

A warm welcome brd2887.

Very Happy
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