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The battle of metals

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Snake, Dec 18, 2010.

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  1. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Just received my first Falcon & Kirsten from
    ChrisD (thank you sir). The Kirsten needed
    a major reaming, but came round. The
    Falcon arrived just about perfect. A little
    cleaning, and they're ready for maiden
    voyages (for me). I may have to revisit
    all those old threads on these. :geek:

    Time for :pic:

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    Will fire up the Falcon tonight! :jig:
    Hmmm....what do I load it with?

    dp
     
  2. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Nice!

    I say load it with what you like.

    You'll probably notice that the Falcon will handle flakes better. If you have no issues with flake in the Kirsten, let me know how that happened...I always have the same issue...the center of the bowl burns weed fine, but the outer half doesn't want to stay lit. I figure it's because of the bowl shape and how the air/smoke draws down through the screw hole opening. Of course, it may just be me. The Falcon has a wider draw to it too. It sounds like I'm totally dissing the Kirsten, but I'm not. It's great for a pocket pipe...just doesn't take to flakes. Either pipe is willing and able to take abuse, which makes them ideal for travel/work pipes. My .02
     
  3. Falconeer

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    Hi All,

    Couple of seriously nice looking pipes you have there and they have cleaned up beautifully. The Falcon seems to feature one of the larger size "Classic Series" bowls and looks in good condition.

    Wish you many happy years with them and whope to read more of how you get on with the Kirsten as I have no experience of this pipe at all,

    Happy smoking

    Gerry
     
  4. Mike Pomery

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    Let the battle commence.
     
  5. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    I already know the winner, but feel little need to say it aloud.... :whistle:
     
  6. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Hey dp-

    Don't forget to take the mouthpiece out of that Falcon for a good cleaning... :crazysmile:
     
  7. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Thanks, gents. 2 stepped (not the dance)
    some Capstan in the Falcon tonight since
    it was only raining and not snowing out, balmy!
    Anyroad, the toby acted different in this
    little bird, as I thought it might. Will have
    to smoke it a few times to get used to
    the different behaviour.

    :bing:
    dp
     
  8. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Forgot to mention that...my first couple bowls through my Falcon were akin to licking a nine volt! Well, not entirely, but it had that background metallicky thing going on. I've either grown used to it, or it goes away.
     
  9. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    I see. Well, the bowl doesn't have
    a full cake built up yet either.
    Time for some OGM I think.
     
  10. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    So far, I am liking the Falcon
    better than the Kirsten. I'll need
    to A/B some more toby through
    these to pass a final judgement.

    I have somewhat of a stigma
    against the Kirsten as looking
    at it objectively, I sort of envision
    a pipe meant for the "green stuff".
    Don't know why I sense that, but
    it's making me not want to smoke
    it while out and about.

    I also like the fact that the Falcon
    has less parts for cleanup.

    dp
     
  11. ChrisD

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    Looking good Snake :thumbsu:

    Can't wait to hear which one you think is the winner!
     
  12. Falconeer

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    Hi All,

    Looking forward to the write up on the Kirsten - must confess what's always put me off them is that they do look like they were designed for smoking things other than tobacco too!

    Enjoy!

    Gerry
     
  13. Dondi

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    That's what made me for the Falcons.... glad to hear I made the right decision :bing:
     
  14. Mike Pomery

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    Hope you all get to relax at least for a little while on Christmas Day.
     
  15. freestoke

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    Gad! I read that as "hope you get a little WHITE on Christmas Day".

    AIEE!! :startle: You don't say things like that in Upstate New York. You want GREEN!!
     
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