Left or Right Handed

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  1. user3221

    user3221 Member

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    If a pipe bowl naturally slants higher on the Left side

    and would be easier lit with the right hand

    would this be a left or right handed pipe

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  2. Coastal Bend

    Coastal Bend Get off my lawn...

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    I've never thought about a pipe being right or left handed. (Guess you could throw it a ball and see how it catches it. :) ) If I had to vote, I'd call it a "right handed pipe" as that would be the "active" hand used to light it.

    (We're never at a loss for topics on PSF, are we?)
     
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  3. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    :thu: I vote left!
     
  4. TheKiltedOne

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    That looks to me Like it could be held in the left hand while the right hand wields a lighter.

    I dont know if it would be classed as a left or right handed pipe though because I tend to hold my pipe in my right hand while lighting altho I hold it in the left the rest of the time.

    I am left handed btw
     
  5. user3221

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    i am ambidextrous and i am having problem defining this thing


    i guess the real question is

    if you light the pipe with lighter in right hand
    and pipe in the left

    are you a lefty or a righty ???



    I have other briar blocks to work with
    some slant to the left others to the right
    and would like to know how this would affect the sales pitch if i call a pipe
    a lefty or righty
    :doh:


    maybe i just need to go back to bed and get more sleep
    :beyes:
     
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  6. smokerpipe

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    Vote for left!
     
  7. smokerpipe

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    I'm righty, I light pipe with lighter in right, and pipe in left. Lefty light pipe with lighter with left, and pipe in the right. Logical, isn't it, rekamepip...... [​IMG]. I think, I get more sleep too, obviously. [​IMG]
     
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  8. TheKiltedOne

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    I would say Right Handed but thats because I would presume you hold the fire in your dominant hand.

    It seems right in my head!

    Smokerpipe beat me to it
     
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  9. user3221

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    That makes sense to me now after 45 minute power nap [​IMG]
     
  10. SidZiff

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    I'm left handed but I can and do use either hand for the lighter.

    John
     
  11. Tsal

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    Neither. Just offset the bowl so that it sits flat. Problem solved.
     
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  12. Stormy

    Stormy Resident Rain Maker

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    Your pic would indicate it to be for a right handed person.
     
  13. SouthBound

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    Agreed. Just give the stem a slight clockwise twist, and you don't have to worry about it.
     
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  14. Tony Malerich

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    I laughed when I saw this listing on SP.com near the start of the year -- "...I've yet to figure out how to hold it." I thought it was quite obvious. The curve of the pipe makes it very easy to be held in the right hand. Left would be more awkward.

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. gentimmy

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    take it from someone who has purchased many pieces of "glass."

    Easier to hold lefty and light righty
     
  16. highstump

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    Another lefty here. The fire is always in my left hand. I tend to tilt my pipe just a tad to the left when I light it anyway so that pipe would level out for me.
     
  17. t-bear

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    I've had a few slant rimmed pipes, and find it easier to light on the low side, so for me, this would be a right-handed pipe. YMMV of course....
     
  18. user2725

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    I hold a pipe in my left and light with the right so I would say the original pipe which is high rim on the left is a good pipe for a right handed person because it would be easier to light with the low rim on the right.
     
  19. DMWyatt

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    It would seem that the majority of us right handed individuals hold the pipe in our left hands and lighter in our right. I wonder if our clenching habits are similar. I clench in the left side of my mouth and seem to lack the ability to hold a pipe in the right side of my mouth.
     
  20. user2725

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    I'm a left side clencher too, it just seems to be to best side due to my dental structure.
     
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