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got to have a falcon....

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by expatpipe, May 1, 2011.

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  1. RTOdhner

    RTOdhner Well-Known Member

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    I tried flake tobacco many years ago, and it was a disaster. Over 20 years later, and after seeing its many praises here on PSF, I decided to give it another go. It was a fantastic experience.

    Likewise, I bought what appeared to be a Falcon at a drug store in 1980 or 1981, and that was a disaster - a goopy and juicy mess that smoked way hot. I just googled Falcons and found a site that offers them for about $70 a piece. I don't recall that first "Falcon" running that kind of money. As I recall, the bowl had a tobacco leaf on it so I wonder if it was a Grabow knock-off.

    Anyway, with all these praises I'm thinking I need to give Falcon pipes another try, and I think I'll get one in the not to distant future.
     
  2. Old Ted

    Old Ted Active Member

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    Over here they are around $38 new!...(UK £23.50) probably cheaper - even with shipping!
     
  3. Marc

    Marc Active Member

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    Rich at 4noggins has Falcon pipes and bowls.
     
  4. Falconeer

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    Hi All,

    Falcons truly are for moist flakes smoked outdoors in all condititons - enjoy and I hope you get as long out of them as I have.

    Ordinary, and even tapered pipecleaners soaked in any alcohol of your choice also work fine - trust me on this one. From time to time wipe the bottom of your bowls and the bowl threads with alcohol on a damp cloth and the whole thing'll stay sweet.

    If and when it starts to make the "sh" noise when you smoke it - widen out the smokehole and you're in business! The brutal approach is fine.

    Best to all

    Gerry
     
  5. expatpipe

    expatpipe Member

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    thanks for all the help and tips you've given, it wouldn't be half as much fun without you all.
    i can only recommend anyone still undecided to just go for it - you wont be dissapointed!

    on a technical note, can anybody tell me if its normal that the threads on the bowls seem a bit frayed after the first few fittings? they still fit snug and turn smoothly, i just want to make sure i dont do anything wrong while i'm still breaking them in.

    paul
     
  6. Marc

    Marc Active Member

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    Yes, that is normal as far as I can tell, mine look the same way.
     
  7. Degenetron

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    First of all. Congratulations on your new pipe:) Falcons did not appeal to me when i first started smoking.. tbh they still don't visually.. but after using one i can't really argue with the smoking capabilities. I grabbed two of them recently since a norwegian shop had a sale on them, but then sent one away in the 'take one, leave one' thread.. Just decided i needed two anyways and ordered another at a very descent price along with a 3 pack of assorted bowls for it. I'm not completely sold on them, but at the moment they only compete with MM cobs for smoking pleasure.
     
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