Help! I can't snork :(

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  1. claremontboff

    claremontboff New Member

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    Hello guys,
    I've just started smoking pipes for about 2 months.
    I'm enjoying it more everyday and since joining the forum I got a lot of help with packing/lighting/tamping. Now I'd like to be able to snork. Some say it's a natural thing for them but I just can't seem to do it. I've watched videos on youtube and read the snorking thread on PSF but still can't do it...
    Any tips on snorking? Is it something that just takes time and practice? Thanks!
     


  2. GlassSculptor

    GlassSculptor Active Member

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    If you can blow your nose then you can snork.

    :)
     
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  3. 1858remington

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    I find it easiest to flatten the tongue to the roof of the mouth.
    The tongue movement forces the smoke out your nose.

    Took me a while to relearn how to snork.
    I use a nasal C-PAP to sleep, so for that, i had to teach myself how to close off the passage between the nose and mouth.
    Otherwise the C-PAP would blow air in the nose and straight out the mouth, bypassing the lungs.
    So, at first snorking was near impossible, and had to be forced.
    I found that pushing the tongue to the roof of the mouth opened up the passage and allowed me to snork.
     
  4. 1858remington

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    when I saw your post "I cant snork", it made me think of a song by The Reverend Horton Heat called "I cant surf".
    Now I got the rockabilly tune running through my head:ohyh:

    If you like Rockabilly the Reverend is awesome.:thu2:
    And live, they bring the house down.:hbang:
     
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  5. xjoedirt55x

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    Way off subject but I just got a breathing machine myself. I bought a full face mask and am having trouble keeping it on at night. Does the nasal one work well for you?
     
  6. xmacro

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    I'm a newbie to pipes, but I've been smoking cigars for years, and this is what works for me as well; if you need more info, most cigar herfers refer to it as retrohaling, so that may yield more youtube and google results (it's all the same thing)
     
  7. Jammer

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    You have to sort of "swallow" the smoke, without inhaling! Then push it out through your nose. That's the best way I can explain it :eek:
     
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    That's how I learned. It feels forced and ackward at first but it's natural now. Had a cig for the first time in 6 months the other day and it took me 3/4 of it to realize I wasn't inhaleing any o it, just snorking the damn thing :)
     
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  9. 1858remington

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    The nasal C-PAP is much easier to use.
    1. Its easier to take on and off, cause we all gotta use the bathroom at some time:whis:
    2. doesn't leak air into your eyes:beyes:
    3. is valveless and less noise:cpill:
    4. You can wear it and your glasses if you want to watch TV:ohyh:
    5. Allows you more head comfort if you sleep on your side.:bow:

    Mine is the ResMed Mirage Swift 2, and I highly recommend it.:thu:
    You will look like a skin diver when you sleep... A true snorker you will be.:xd:
     
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  10. Bear84

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    I'm a hard core snorker!
    Really try the tongue on the roof of the mouth, and exhale out of your nose. It's like breathing out when you have a mouthful of water, but instead it's smoke. Once you get the hang of it the snork becomes second nature.
     
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  12. xjoedirt55x

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    Might have to pick one up to try. Thanks.
     
  13. Nuck81

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    When I was starting to learn I just swallowed while blowing air out my nose. The swallow motion will bring to smoke to your nasal cavity but the blowing the air through the nose won't let you complete the swallow.
     
  14. 1858remington

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    whoops.... mind went in the gutter for a moment:haha:
     
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  15. cobbsmoker

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    Inhale then exhale through nose, like smoking a cigarette.
     
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