You may be right about that.I had a Wellington pipe years ago. I may be wrong about this, but it seems to me that the hole on the Wellingtons comes straight out and it not canted to the top of the button like a Peterson p-lip. Of course, this is through the fog of quite a few years, so...?
I only have one, my wife's grandfather's 1949 vintage that I wrote about on the History of Pipes thread. I noticed the P- lip difference, but the tobacco I was smoking tasted great. Pipe stems and mouths/lips are as individual as finger prints. When I worked in the pipe store we had to adjust bits often.Can't agree that p lips are supposed to smoke like fish tails, they have a completely different design. Dunno where you heard that from as I've not heard it explained that way previously, mainly heard of them as two seperate ways of doing things.
1, Even with a fish tail pipe, it is normally clenched well within my mounth unless it's a pipe for holding not clenching. You can hold a p lip up to your lips and sip it if you lke, so I don't really think that this is a problem.
2, My teeth must be arranged very differently to yours, a p lip clenches very well for me. Far better than most of my fishtails.
3, You need to learn to roll the smoke around in your mouth, similar to tasting wine or whiskey. Also exhaling the smoke through your nostrils, this will get the flavour where it needs to be.
Hint, I love a p lip pipe, it does take a bit of getting used to but as my second pipe I had to get used to it...
You bet! Prrsonal comfort, from stem thickness, to human teeth - it's very personal.@William Ziegler I think it's more a matter of personal comfort than anything else. I think, from your comment, that you support that. I owned an Irish Bent with a Plip for years and I can't say it played a role in anything other than comfort for me, I actually found it awkward because I tend to clench..
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