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Idlefellow

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PostSubject: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:05 pm

I see quite a few comments denigrating the P-lip, and have seen some posts about modifying pipes that have them. Just wondering anyone else likes them. I have not experienced any of the problems some people seem to have with them (other than the fact that it's a bit more difficult to pass a cleaner through, which I see as only a minor inconvenience). To me the P-lip is one of the things that makes a Peterson a Peterson. I really like the way they look and personally don't find them uncomfortable at all, nor does having the smoke come out the top of the mouthpiece bother me. Of the 13 Peterson's I have all but one have a P-lip, and I wish that one did too. So; anyone else a fan?
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:35 pm

I own a fair amount of Peterson pipes some with and without the p-lip stem. Either way it doesn't matter to me. One thing I do like about the P-lip is that they are very narrow near the button and they fit really well for my bite. The p-lip draw can restrict smoke flow quite a bit, but again, I enjoy smoking them
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Hermit

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:45 pm

I have one...only one. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:59 pm

I'm with Doc on this one, I can tak'em or leav'em, either way doesn't affect me.
Although as far as some blends I really like the smoke directed to the top of my mouth which the P-Lip does instead of directly at my tongue. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:37 pm

Two of my Pete's still have their P-Lips, the rest have been replaced or came with Fishtails, The smoking qualities of either really don't make much difference to me, it's the oval rounded crossection of the bit at the button which does not work well with my full dentures . So when it's come time to replace a bit on them, I have had a nice handcut wide fishtail made! Been MUCH BETTER Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:38 pm

I only have 1 P-lip, but I really enjoy having this style bit in my pipe rotation. It can be a welcome relief if you get carried away and fry your tongue with several fishtail pipes in a row.

If the right Pete came along, I would definitely be open to buying another.
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:41 pm

I like them on Petersons and have a Vauen and two Savinelli's with p-lip's. I d have one p-lip I do not like and it is a lucite one on a Kinsale. I have considered getting a p-lip new stem for that one in vulcanite.
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:33 pm

Dutch wrote:
...It can be a welcome relief if you get carried away and fry your tongue with several fishtail pipes in a row.

If the right Pete came along, I would definitely be open to buying another.

Dis here be my stance on dis issue. I also like the way you can almost hang a bent on your lower teeth because of that exaggerated button thingy. On the other hand, the "system" on a Pete system pipe seems an unnecessary contrivance. No other bents in my possession need to be mopped out after every use, nor do any reek like a system pipe does. Tasty devils, though, when cared for.

Reekin' Petes!  Yee haw!
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:26 pm

Most of my Pete's have P-lips, so I guess I like them well enough. Bit more of a restricted draw, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. So far have never been moved to replace them with fishtails. <shrug>


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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:57 pm

I have several P-Lippers!!! They smoke well; I enjoy them. But I don't really like them Evil or Very Mad FTRPLT
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:56 am

Fishtail; P-lip--makes no difference to me. They both have their merits. Fishtails are easier to plug with the side of the tongue to talk so as not to blast ash everywhere, P-lips are nice when you roasted your tongue earlier tasting the soup before it was at a consumable temperature. Laughing

What I would like is less vulcanite used to make the black Peterson stems and more acrylic.

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:14 am

I guess they are okay once you get past sliding that bastion of phallic imagery between your lips.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:16 am

:snerk:

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:18 am

I only have two P-lipped pipes, Pete and Sav. Makes no difference to me, I just never smoke them Twisted Evil

Bit of a struggle to get a pipecleaner through them but otherwise they are like any other, ordinary stem/bit to me.

Won't buy anymore though.
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:20 am

puros_bran wrote:
I guess they are okay once you get past sliding that bastion of phallic imagery between your lips.

cheers lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:21 am

When I discovered Peterson in 2004 I loved the Plip. Everything I had to have had a plip. I grew out of it. Right now I can give or take it, but I dont purchase many Peterson pipes.
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:01 pm

puros_bran wrote:
I guess they are okay once you get past sliding that bastion of phallic imagery between your lips.

Ha ha ha...

I have 3. A tankard, System and a 50's deluxe bulldog. I smoke the bulldog and the tankard more than the System. If I had my choice I would prefer that they all had fishtails. The constriction of the P-lip opening makes use of a pipe cleaner a bit of a conundrum. Also, I find fishtails more comfortable. P-lips (for me) are bad for clenching.
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:46 pm

I'm a fan of the p-lip, especially when smoking some of the mixtures or flakes that bite me.
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:04 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
P-lips (for me) are bad for clenching.  

The trick is to shove that little helmet deep and hold the bottom with your tongue. Just watch your teeth, don't want to nick up the shaft.
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:27 am

Yes passing a pipe cleaner can be a pain. I don't care for them on straight stems because of my bite I've dumped more than a few hot ash and embers into my lap as the pipe shifted in my mouth when clenching. However I have several full bent Pete's that just hang nicely on my bottom teeth and are quite comfortable.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:43 am

puros_bran wrote:
The trick is to shove that little helmet deep and hold the bottom with your tongue.  Just watch your teeth, don't want to nick up the shaft.

...so, taking out any bridgework/dentures is probably a good idea? :snerk:

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Puffer Mark

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:28 am

OK, as if I haven't had enough to say on the topic of P-lips recently, let me wade in with my 2c worth:

For me the P-lip is a great clencher, though I don't clench much except while driving.

The down side for me is that at my clench spot, as it were, the relatively narrow, upward facing smoke hole tends to really concentrate the smoke on a small area of the roof of my mouth, leaving a tender spot. Hence my mod referred to on previous post.

Generally, I think it is all down to the fact that, apart from simple personal preference, we all have unique 'dental landscapes' and mouths. So in terms of clench comfort and/or smoke direction/draw it works for some, not for others.

I may just mention that one of the members of our pipe club here in sunny (at the moment) Cape Town is a medical doctor, and he has also raised a question regarding the desirability of concentrated smoke in one spot from an oral health point of view.

Well there's my 2c (and change).

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:09 pm

I have a tankard with the p-lip and enjoy it. It's nice to have something directed away from your tongue once in a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:42 pm

CapeMayBen wrote:
I have a tankard with the p-lip and enjoy it.  It's nice to have something directed away from your tongue once in a while.

The Tankards are great for quick smokes or strong flakes. There's something to be said about a small pipe, P-lip or not.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else LIKE the P-lip?   Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:16 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
There's something to be said about a small pipe, P-lip or not.

As much as PeeB could have a field day with this on the side, I've been grokking this for a while. Many seem to be interested in sledgehammers made of briar with coffee-cup sized chambers built into them. Laughing Rich, real tobacco in small amounts can easily give a two hour smoke just barely smoldering--truly old-school. Patience and efficiency. I love you

Might trade a guy here in Reno for one of those Pete Tankards. He hates it because it's too small and he can't stuff half a tin of Captain Black in it.

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