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bentbulldog

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PostSubject: A big billiard problem!   Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:18 pm

I recently won an eBay billiard for, I think a cheap price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200913680881?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

I really liked this particular shape and bid on a whim. I was going to reserve this for penzance and royal blend, until I got it in the mail today...




It's HUGE!!! This is a hefty billiard. I LOVE the shape, but the size is a big issue. I already have a big bowl pipe for english blends and this is just a whopper.

I really don't know what to do. I like it, but it's too big. I can't return it. There wasn't any cake but I went ahead and started cleaning, S&A treatment. Is this something that someone here would buy being a no name?

Thanks all
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Harlock999

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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:21 pm

Wow, what a dilemma! Cool
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bentbulldog

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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:36 pm

Harlock999 wrote:
Wow, what a dilemma! Cool

Hey I wasn't expecting it to be that big!!! I'm sure it would be a GREAT dilemma to have for some, but my OCD can't figure out where to put this pipe!
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Harlock999

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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:51 pm

Well, it does look like a large pipe.
If it was a bargain, you might just put it aside and wait awhile.
Pipers often have shifting tastes, and what does not seem desirable now, may just be what you need
in the future, as that has been my experience, sometimes regretfully.
It's a long haul, not a drag race... Cool
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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:05 pm

Harlock999 wrote:
Well, it does look like a large pipe.
If it was a bargain, you might just put it aside and wait awhile.
Pipers often have shifting tastes, and what does not seem desirable now, may just be what you need
in the future, as that has been my experience, sometimes regretfully.
It's a long haul, not a drag race... Cool

The above is a good piece of advice as it does look to be a nice example of this classic shape !! Besides, one needs a BIG example of the shape in their collection for those nice loooong evenings by the fire Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:08 pm

Smoke some Royal Blend in it, then decide whether or ot it's too big.

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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:13 pm

It ain't that big. Hang on to it and smoke it once in a while. I might just be a great pipe. Also as you go along, it's nice to have an "everything" pipe for trying new blends without ghosting a dedicated pipe.

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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:13 pm

That's only a smidgeon over 6 inches long. scratch

What a Face

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i.keenum

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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:20 am

Not that big, give penzance a try you never know.
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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:18 am

I have to agree for that price I would stick it aside for a bit. I have a couple of billiards that were to big in my opinion. I would smoke them but they were always a last resort kind of oh well might as well smoke the Duca Carlo as it is collecting dust. But I have now found a use for them and love getting a 1 to 1.5 hour smoke out of them for the start of the work day.
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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:40 am

Doesn't appear THAT big to me. Almost a pot more than a billiard to my eye.
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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:11 pm

Yak wrote:
That's only a smidgeon over 6 inches long. scratch

What a Face


As the Actress said to the Bishop.......... Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:51 pm

If you decide to sell it, I interested.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:10 pm

Allyby just stop it. lol!

Anyhow, the pipe's a bit bigger than I'd smoke, that's for sure. Gotta watch listings, ask questions beforehand.

If you simply can't stand having the pipe in your presence, contact "The Purple Gorilla" here on the forum, he's a buddy of mine, know him locally, he's obsessed with massive pipes. Of course, with corresponding jokes on him to go with 'em. Laughing I'm pretty sure he'd pay what you paid for that pipe, which wasn't a bank-breaker.

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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:47 pm

allyby wrote:
Yak wrote:
That's only a smidgeon over 6 inches long. scratch

What a Face


As the Actress said to the Bishop.......... Shocked

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:56 pm

that is a big billiard...
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bentbulldog

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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:49 pm

I'm posting it up for sale later today. I already have deep bowl pipes and this was an unexpected and uneccessary addition.
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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:50 pm

where will you be posting it for sale? and you might not have to, how much do you want for it?
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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:52 pm

I'll post it on the site trading post. I paid $26 so that's what I'll ask for it.
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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:56 pm

well, if that's the case I'll take it off your hands if you want.
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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:56 pm

why thank ya sir.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:22 pm

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:58 am

wow that got here fast! and you were right, it is a big pipe, even in my giant hands...


Thanks! I will try it out tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:25 am

Great to see she found a happy home. cheers
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bentbulldog

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PostSubject: Re: A big billiard problem!   Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:03 am

i.keenum wrote:
Great to see she found a happy home. cheers

Are you suggesting I don't have a happy home??? tongue
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