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Falcon

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by BCathcart, Oct 6, 2010.

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  1. akohtz

    akohtz Member

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    Is there any difference in performance between the straight and bent Falcon stems? Just curious if one or the other does a better job at keeping the smoke dry.

    - Andrew
     
  2. Falconeer

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    Hi,

    No experience of the bent ones - but Dondi's just bought one; if he doesn't come in on this PM him; he's always sound as a bell on his info

    Best to all

    Gerry
     
  3. badbusinessman

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    I tend to use bent stems for the larger classic bowls for two reasons. First, I find they balance the weight better. Second, I like my tobacco moist, and in that sized bowl so much moisture can accumulate that if I accidentally tip a straight stem upwards too far, the juice will run out the stem. They smoke as well as the straights for me.
     
  4. Dondi

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    As Gerry said, I just got a bent... but can't compare to a straight as I have yet to try one. I think the post above me has already answered this though.
     
  5. akohtz

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    Thanks guys. I was just curious if anyone had smoked both and found if the dry system was impacted by the shape. Sounds like it isn't.

    Gerry, you had said that you only smoked the straight falcons so and I kinda wondered if it was an issue of performance or preference. Then, yesterday afternoon I read that great post you had about your friend who set the loom on fire with his bent falcon. LOL. Wonderful read.

    - Andrew
     
  6. akohtz

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    Another question I'd like to throw out to you falcon smokers. Do you guys use the dry rings or do you skip them?

    I read of one user who just broke off a small piece of pipe cleaner, curled it into a small ring, and then dropped it in. That way he didn't have to order lots of their dry rings all the time.

    - Andrew
     
  7. fruktflugan

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    Dry rings: I skip them completely.
     
  8. badbusinessman

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    Same here. I never use them. I find they make them smoke worse. I don't think they were designed to use them and I assume they just started offering them as a way to make more money, along with the purposeless Falcon extra thin pipe cleaners.
     
  9. akohtz

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    Thanks again guys.

    - Andrew
     
  10. Dondi

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    Andrew, I posted my thoughts on the dry rings and the falcon pipe cleaners here
     
  11. WillH

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    Is that what they're for? I thought they were and IUD for the pipe. Something to thwart an unwanted bowl pregnancy. :idiot:

    Will
     
  12. phinz

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    My Falcons tend to be my day-to-day go-to pipes. I rarely grab a briar if I'm going to be knocking about the house or out running around town. It's almost exclusively Falcon for me.
     
  13. Falconeer

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    Hi All,

    Don't personally like or use dry rings - I like a pipe with an open draw and take the corncob's draw as my ideal. Many people do use the Dry rings and yes you can cut up pipe cleaners, bend the round a pencil and use them as a substitute if you will.

    A lot of people think dry rings were designed into the Falcon from the beginning but this is not the case. Bugg designed the Falcon as a stand alone system back in the 40s. The dry rings came on the scene around the early 70s when poeple began to worry about smoking and health - as cigarette smokers ( with the exception of me who stuck with his beloved Senior Service Plain ) switched to filter tips en masse - filters for pipes began to appear.

    As with everything else - you do what suits you on the dry ring front

    Happy smoking All

    Gerry
     
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