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monbla256

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Age : 71
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

PostSubject: "Slim Shady"s baptism   Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:52 pm

This is the first pipe I've had that came with it's own publicaly known name and I think I'll keep it ! (both the pipe AND name Twisted Evil ) I've now put three bowls of McClelland's FM 2000 broken flake though it has been a "smoking machine" since I put the first match to it. I like how this Red Va flake puts a cake on a pipe so it's what will be smoked in it for the first month I smoke it. With my manner of smoking that i have aquired over many years, this seems to be the best manner FOR ME to break a pipe in. The "draw" in this pipe is almost non existent in the sense that you just breath and it "draws" with no thought on your part. Most of my Charatans and BBB's have been this way and it's not what I have encountered with many others.
I took my well dried/rubbed out flake and loaded it 3 pinch style struck a match and the bac almost lit itself from my breathing. Another match to "make sure" (wasn't really needed) and we were off !! Like I said, the manner that this pipe is made just allows one to 'Breath" and the Red Va's just sing in the bowl!! It's a nice wide shallow bowl as Pots are and the 'bac burns evenly across it and except for my setting it down twice for 10 min. each time, I've gootten almsor 2 3/4 hours of pure joy out of each bowl since ! The bowl did get slightly "warm" during it's first two times but never "hot" but I would expect that from a pipe that was not "broken in" and did not have any cake in the bowl. It hangs effortlessly in my mouth with very little effort of "clenching" due to it's proportions and wieght.
All in all, this has been probaly one of if not the most IMPRESSIVE "baptisms" for a new pipe I've ever had the pleasure of ! If I had enough disposable income, I would be sending Brian a standing order for one of his pipes for each month for the next decade at least Razz He is WAAAAAY above being an Artison pipe maker, no, he's a MASTER CRAFTSMAN of the pipe world !! Razz

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Location : Columbus, OH
Registration date : 2012-03-28

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady"s baptism   Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:16 pm

I'm glad to hear you are enjoying your Growley pipe! I'm just about to light up one of mine with a nice English blend. You are dead on with the "breathe" comment. Good pipes smoke just as naturally as breathing. I cracks me up to see amatuers sucking on the stem of a pipe as if it were a straw in a milkshake.

Better start saving your nickels and dimes now for another one of Growley's pipes. I'm happy I got some of his work before it became too expensive for me!
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady"s baptism   Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:04 pm

Quit trying to separate yourself from the "artisan pipe owner" label, Mon. Just quit it. Laughing You know it, we know it, you ain't foolin' us. Razz

Glad to hear it's performing beyond expectations, though. Smile

The "Slim Shady" name is great, unless you've had the generational "privilege" of having that god-awful piece of...(music?) stuck in your head at some point. Ugh. Laughing

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monbla256

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PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady"s baptism   Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:29 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Quit trying to separate yourself from the "artisan pipe owner" label, Mon. Just quit it. Laughing You know it, we know it, you ain't foolin' us. Razz

Glad to hear it's performing beyond expectations, though. Smile

The "Slim Shady" name is great, unless you've had the generational "privilege" of having that god-awful piece of...(music?) stuck in your head at some point. Ugh. Laughing

Cool

I have no problem with being labeled something, but for me the appelation "artison" is what is applied to those folks who travel around with SUV's full of "crafty/artison" stuff and sell 'em at those weekend fairs. Brian is so far above that ( as is ANY master pipe maker) that I refuse to call him THAT. MASTER PIPE CRAFTSMAN describes him and others sooooo much better IMHO Twisted Evil
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Location : Durham, NC
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PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady"s baptism   Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:57 pm

monbla256 wrote:
Kyle Weiss wrote:
Quit trying to separate yourself from the "artisan pipe owner" label, Mon. Just quit it. Laughing You know it, we know it, you ain't foolin' us. Razz

Glad to hear it's performing beyond expectations, though. Smile

The "Slim Shady" name is great, unless you've had the generational "privilege" of having that god-awful piece of...(music?) stuck in your head at some point. Ugh. Laughing

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I have no problem with being labeled something, but for me the appelation "artison" is what is applied to those folks who travel around with SUV's full of "crafty/artison" stuff and sell 'em at those weekend fairs. Brian is so far above that ( as is ANY master pipe maker) that I refuse to call him THAT. MASTER PIPE CRAFTSMAN describes him and others sooooo much better IMHO Twisted Evil

You mean it's been semantics all along?! LOL!

Thats a great pipe, for sure, Monbla. You totally deserve it and I hope it continues to bring you immense pleasure through the years!
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Location : Niagara Ontario
Registration date : 2012-11-02

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady"s baptism   Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:49 pm

Wow, I have been tied up working and just realized I missed the big award unveiling. Congrats Monbla. Very deserving. No Royal Yuck in the pipe though. Not sure even Growley's pipe could withstand that.
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Location : Carosino, Apulia region, Italy
Registration date : 2012-12-22

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady"s baptism   Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:00 am

Great pipe and happy to hear you are enjoying it!
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady"s baptism   Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:02 pm

"This Pipe Show Parking Spot Reserved For: Monbla." Razz

The little people will scramble out of your way, heads bowed. Laughing

Who am I fooling? It's all jealousy coming from me. I admit it. Very Happy

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Location : Laramie, WY
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PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady"s baptism   Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:21 pm

Congratulations Michael I hope you enjoy that beauty! Nice work Brian and excellent choice!

Jim cheers
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joemelon

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Location : Texas
Registration date : 2012-09-28

PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady"s baptism   Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:28 am

Every time I see this pipe I love it more and more, what a beautiful sandblast and how fantastic to hear what a pleasurable smoker it is. Very Happy
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Location : coast of mississippi
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PostSubject: Re: "Slim Shady"s baptism   Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:23 pm

Sounds devine monbla. Glad your enjoying it.
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