Since I started smoking a pipe back in '99 all I have ever smoked was cobs and Dr. Grabow pipes with the filters, I have tried them without the filters before but just couldn't make it work for me after having learned how to smoke them all those years with the filter, anyway, in the past year or so I have started my journey into Virginia tobaccos and much prefer them in a briar pipe, mine being Dr. Grabows and can only imagine what smoking a fine Virginia will be like in a nice, well made briar pipe, with a comfortable stem bit and without a filter, so I have made the plunge and ordered some English made pipes from Blakemar and Invicta Briars for Christmas and I really look forward to this new experience in pipe smoking. Will there be a big difference in the way these pipes draw without a filter? I know the draw on cobs and Grabow’s were to open for me and I just couldn't smoke them that way and enjoy the smoke. I'm hoping the draw on a non-filtered pipe will feel like the draw I am use too on a filtered pipe if that makes any sense, anyway, any sage advice would be greatly appreciated as I start my transition from filtered pipes to non-filtered pipes and my new love for Virginia tobaccos. Thanks guys.