Summed up: I am totally new to these three and am not sure what makes each sing. Any suggestions? The original question: I recently ordered the three luxury flake blends, and I'm curious as to what type of pipe best suits each flake. I gave a LNF and LBF a try last night, but was puffing too vigorously with the excitement of a basketball game to pick up much flavor. I fault myself, not the tobacco. General pipe size and bowl shape, material (cob meer clay briar,) and general length (in case it needs more stem on a bite-prone blend), and anything else that may be of use would be excellent! A little off topic: This kick started when I tried MacBaren's Navy Flake, which is a burley forward blend with a touch of cavendish. Two of my favorite tobacco types rolled into a kick butt blend, it broke in my country gentleman and I hardly touched anything else (even my precious latakia blends) until I exhausted it this week. I'd love to give the CG a continued workout with one of these three blends, but also am hoping to use a briar again... I'm going cob crazy, if the cycle doesn't break I'll be ordering another CG (or two) to dry this one out!