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Discussion in 'Pipes' started by FrankB, Jul 8, 2010.

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  1. FrankB

    FrankB Member

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    Howdy all,Pulled the trigger and broke down and ordered one of their banded MM Diplomats along with a "forever" stem.Looking forward to see how much improvemnt that makes.FrankB
     
  2. gunsmoke

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    I have a 5" bent on an mm legend. Makes smoking a cob downright enjoyable.
     
  3. Rugbysh9

    Rugbysh9 Active Member

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    Cob I just got one of those too, they really do look sharp. Smokes like a dream.
     
  4. Falconeer

    Falconeer Active Member

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    Hi All,

    Have a Forever stem on my Freehand - second the comments; they're good!

    Happy smoking

    Gerry
     
  5. Deckard

    Deckard Active Member

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    Does the forever stem actually improve the cob's smoking properties? Cuz I don't mind the feel of the cheap plastic stock stems, but if there's a qualitative difference I'll definitely give one a shot.
     
  6. WillH

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    There's many opinions of the issue of openness. This is mine.

    The MM Corn Cobs pipe are designed to function satisfactorily with a filter. If you don't use the filter the draft is too open for the size of the bowl, IMO. Just doesn't smoke right. The Forever Stem brings the draft into proper proportion for the bowl size. Also, I don't care for the cheesy plastic stem that is stock on MM pipes. Some smokers like them just fine - so it's a personal choice issue.

    The Forever stem is a must have in my book if one really wants to partake of the all the Corn Cob pipe has to offer.

    Will
     
  7. user0003

    user0003 Well-Known Member

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    Not really just makes it feel like any other pipe.
     
  8. Puff The Magic

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    Best way to find out the right answer (for you) is to pony up for one and see. It may not be worth the $25-ish for one and you'd rather have the money towards OEM MM stems. I feel that it completely changes the "feel" of the pipe in my mouth, although lucite is hard, I'd rather have something solid between my teeth vs. something that's going to end up looking like a chewed up black/yellow straw. I feel the Forever Stems smooth out the draw better than a fully opened (no filter) but I just adjust my draw to how much smoke/flavor I'm wantin'. Of course, ymmv!

    Let me know if you get one and decide you don't want it, I can trade ya something for it. I've always got room for one more Forever Stem!


    :eek:hyeah:

    Ed Puff!
     
  9. WillH

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    But, but...... I any other pipes, so that's a plus!

    Wonder why Brebbia and Savanelli and some other pipe makers include an adapter tube with their pipes that use filters. I heard it was because if you didn't want to use the pipe filter option you would make it like any other pipe! :bing:

    Will
     
  10. Puff The Magic

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    I know it's a habit of mine, but I don't use any of that internal plumbing. Filters, filter spacers, tubes, stingers, etc. are usually taken out after the first smoke if not prior to (in the case of a stinger, it gets "bobbed" or radically circumcised :suicide: ). Some prefer it all, that's cool. I just prefer the draw to be as straight of a shot as reasonably possible. With minimal "obstacles".

    :)

    Ed Puff!
     
  11. Puff The Magic

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    Sorry for ignoring the op, Cobaholic, I'll bet you're gonna like that setup. It really is like putting armor on the achilles heel of cobs. The band is strong, not malleable or thick aluminum foil-like as in the more vintage MM widebands (Custom Grades or Monograms) of the '50-'60s.

    And the Forever Stem, that'll fit your other cobs too (maybe)!

    Congratz!


    :suicide:

    Ed Puff!
     
  12. WillH

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    UH.....the stinger type deals are designed to collect moisture. The adapter tubes are designed to replace the filter they're not used. Two different applications, me thinks. The filter tube is supposed to reduce the drawn to afford a more consistent smoke - when the filters in place it's not needed.

    From my experience how one controls the combustion of the tobacco in the bowl has a great affect on flavor, etc. :nurse: I'm not skilled at controlling my draw so took to the pipe to provide the necessary air flow. Probably just lazy and don't want to think about it while smoking.

    I found MM Corn Cob pipes don't smoke right "for me" unless I reduce the air flow a little so it's more like my other pipes. The Forever stems provide that restriction.

    Will
     
  13. FrankB

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    I should get my pipe on the 1st part of the week.I will post a review after I put a few bowls through it.
     
  14. Whalehead King

    Whalehead King Balaenius Rex!!

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    My Forever Stems made me love my cobs even more. I chew through the MM issued stems but I find the lucite very comfortable.
     
  15. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Just for style points alone they are worth the 20-25 bucks. Ifin ya ever burn through or sour up the cob, you can reuse the stem on a new bowl...a nice thought, I believe.
     
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