Re: Saddle or taper ?
- From: Ed Duncan <eduncan74@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 13:36:44 -0700 (PDT)
On Oct 24, 4:18 pm, Steve J <Aearofallon+...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
max s wrote:
I much prefer to look at taper stems but like the usually flatter button on
the saddle stems. Usually taper stems that are medium to longer lengths are
fine but really short ones are too angular to clench.
I agree with you 100% on this Max. Subsequently most of mine are average
to long tapers (meers and a few churchwardens).
However, since I started hanging around ASP, I've started looking at a
broader range of pipes, and have picked up a few, more typical briars.
At this point I have to admit a nice wide saddle definitely feels good
in the mouth.
I only have one new saddle so far, and I'm definitely enjoying it! The
flatter wider draft hole in the bit certainly affects the smoking
experience (more of a spray perhaps, as opposed to a stream), that seems
to dissipate or distribute the heat and taste more evenly, or so it
seems to me while smoking a VA.
In regards to the short stubby tapers... they tend to look like someone
shoved a cigar holder on a pipe to me... I don't know if I'll get over
that enough to ever try one... but then who knows what will happen next,
from hanging around ASP.
Aearofallon (Steve J)
for the most part for clenching....saddle. I only do lucite & unless a
fairly small, light pipe, a taper might just slide outa my mouth.
Maybe the lineup of my 7-tooth upper partial has something to do with.
I'd say 75% saddle bit here.
Ed Duncan, Batavia, NY
pipe since '62, brain addled/mindless forever
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