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Ranger107



Registration date : 2019-02-18

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PostSubject: hello from Arizona   hello from Arizona EmptyMon Feb 18, 2019 10:10 pm

Hi guys. Was looking for a pipe forum and found this. Hope it is as good as the one I was on back in 2001 which shut down. Brief history: started smoking pipes back in college, 70 to 73. Favorite smoke was Balkan Sobranie, with forays into other blends, primarily McBarens, Rattrays, etc. Also some drug store blends, particularly liked the original London Dock. Dropped pipes sometime in the late 80's. Smoked cigars in the 90's as that was the thing. Took up the pipe again in 2001 when I moved to Little Rock and found a cool pipe/cigar store there down by the university. Smoked a lot of McClelland blends, Frog Morton, Dark Star, St. James, etc. Too bad they went out of business or I would still be smoking them.  

Dropped pipes again when I moved back to CA. Sold most of my pipes (40+) to a dealer in 2015. Thought I would never smoke pipes again. Moved to Prescott in 2016, and took up the pipe again (had saved 3 from my collection). Since then have been experimenting, trying to find a replacement for my beloved BS. The Frog Morton series was close, and very enjoyable. But, unfortunately they went bye bye. So, have been experimenting with new stuff currently available. That's where you folks come in. Hoping your experience will guide me toward my new favorites. Don't trust the reviews I find at the pipe stores, like Pipes and Cigars, Tobacco Pipes, etc. How anyone can say that Lanes 1Q is top of their list is just unbelievable to me. I find it extremely bland, and boring. Also the other Lane blends like BCA, MV1000, etc. Really like the Stokkeby and some of the Sutliff blends. Have ordered some C&D Epiphany, but haven't opened it yet.

So, here I am, a sponge for your wisdom and experience. Feel free to offer advice, suggestions, criticisms, whatever. I'm all ears. Thanks for the input.
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D.L.Ruth

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PostSubject: Re: hello from Arizona   hello from Arizona EmptyMon Feb 18, 2019 10:26 pm

Welcome to BoB!
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Corncobcon

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Registration date : 2017-10-15

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PostSubject: Re: hello from Arizona   hello from Arizona EmptyMon Feb 18, 2019 10:34 pm

Welcome. Be ready to soak it all up. There are many pipers here with good information. Liking Balkan Sobrani also, you might try Hearth & Home's Blackhouse.
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Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: hello from Arizona   hello from Arizona EmptyMon Feb 18, 2019 10:43 pm

Welcome to BoB! I hope you enjoy your time here; hopefully the Latakia-fans will have some advice
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PostSubject: Re: hello from Arizona   hello from Arizona EmptyMon Feb 18, 2019 11:17 pm

Welcome Aboard
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Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: hello from Arizona   hello from Arizona EmptyTue Feb 19, 2019 7:09 am

Hey Ranger. Another zoni here. I'm just west of Phoenix. Great to have you aboard.


Cheers,

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PostSubject: Re: hello from Arizona   hello from Arizona EmptyTue Feb 19, 2019 10:59 am

Welcome to BoB!
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Stick

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Location : 'Blighty'
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PostSubject: Re: hello from Arizona   hello from Arizona EmptyTue Feb 19, 2019 12:33 pm

Welcome Ranger. I'm sure you'll find the answers to your questions!
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Location : Colorado Springs, CO
Registration date : 2019-02-11

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PostSubject: Re: hello from Arizona   hello from Arizona EmptyTue Feb 19, 2019 12:39 pm

Forty plus pipes? I can't imagine having such a large collection. I have two!

Welcome to the forum. I've found it very helpful and welcoming, and I'm sure you will too.
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PostSubject: Re: hello from Arizona   hello from Arizona EmptyTue Feb 19, 2019 2:13 pm

Penguin wrote:
Forty plus pipes? I can't imagine having such a large collection. I have two!

Welcome to the forum. I've found it very helpful and welcoming, and I'm sure you will too.

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PostSubject: Re: hello from Arizona   hello from Arizona EmptyTue Feb 19, 2019 6:04 pm

DrT999 wrote:
Penguin wrote:
Forty plus pipes? I can't imagine having such a large collection. I have two!

Welcome to the forum. I've found it very helpful and welcoming, and I'm sure you will too.

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PostSubject: Re: hello from Arizona   hello from Arizona EmptyTue Feb 19, 2019 6:35 pm

Welcome. You’re going to have fun here I’m guessing.

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Location : Cincinnati Ohio
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PostSubject: Re: hello from Arizona   hello from Arizona EmptyTue Feb 19, 2019 6:55 pm

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PostSubject: Re: hello from Arizona   hello from Arizona EmptyTue Feb 19, 2019 9:35 pm

Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: hello from Arizona   hello from Arizona EmptySun Feb 24, 2019 10:31 pm

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PostSubject: Re: hello from Arizona   hello from Arizona EmptySun Feb 24, 2019 11:37 pm

Welcome Ranger, hope you have fun here. As for baccy suggestions, give Arango Balkan Supreme a try, delicious stuff and even better, it is sold in bulk at a very fair price.

Cheers

Tim
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