Been lurking for a while, first post. The name is Kyle, or Black (last name). Started smoking pipe recentyl, and as always started doing research and happened upon this forum, awesome stuff here. Started on the pipe to quit cigarrettes,, cold turkey, and was succesful. Now if I would have known about this when I was in the Marine Corps, I wouldnt have smoked for four years. Bought a cheap basket pipe a few weeks ago, smoked like crap, didnt know what it was. Finally got smart, bought a Sav. 624, and havent looked back. As far as tobacco, got one or two aromatics, don't care for them. However, I did get a mild enlgish blend from the local shop, The Briar Shoppe, if anyones familiar. Im really liking it, love the latakia in there. I really enjoy the full flavored tobaccos, no aro's for me. Feel free to make recommendations on some new toby, as I also enjoy the perique in some blends as well. Going to the shoppe today, per my PAD, to get some more, and possibly a nice new meer if one catches my eye. Looking forward to good time had on here, and maybe getting the chance to share a bowl with fellow members.