View Full Version : Favorite Pipe Shape?

02-01-2012, 20:33
What is your favorite pipe shape? I tend to like the traditional shapes, the Poker or Cherrywood are my favorites. My least favorite are the big gawky Danish Freehand's from the 70's.

02-01-2012, 20:35
Bent apples/brandys, and Oom Pauls.

02-01-2012, 20:37
Rhodesians, bent billiards and brandys I think. Although I do like the apple shape as well LOL

Steve Laug
02-01-2012, 20:43
Rhodesians, brandys, apples and straight billiards as well.

02-01-2012, 21:05
Have to say authors, bent apples, brandy, dublins...I like bull dogs (but only have one) and pokers.

I like some free hands, but only certain ones, they really need to be calling my name.

Schmitz Bitz
02-01-2012, 21:18
I love Canadians and Lovats; something about the long-shanked pipe just calls to me. I also find my collection gravitating towards Billiards, Bulldogs/Rhods, and Apples. I also really don't mind the bent Brandy, Pot and Squashed Tomato shape.
Like Bob, I tend to shy away from the big freehands; although I also tend to shy away from the Poker / Tankard / Cherrywood shapes.

Wyatt James
02-01-2012, 21:59
I love the Bulldogs! Have to say its my favorite shape.

02-01-2012, 22:03
Bent apples/brandys, and Oom Pauls.
Cool, Mark answered for me (-;

02-01-2012, 22:27
Just about anything bent.

02-01-2012, 22:33
Cool, Mark answered for me (-;

My pleasure doing that for you! ;-)

02-01-2012, 23:16
Half bent billiard seems to be my preference (looking at pipe rack)

02-02-2012, 09:23
Lovats and Canadians/ half bents

02-02-2012, 20:25
I like slightly bent apples, billards and dublins.

05-03-2012, 13:15
I like the straight Apple, Billiard and Pot shapes.

05-04-2012, 00:36
I like the Rhodesian look, I don't own any but, I like the look. I do have a bent bulldog so, I guess that's similar.. I am still trying to get into the full bents. I have 2 and they just aren't appealing to me right now.

05-04-2012, 01:31
Authors and Bull Dogs here....

05-04-2012, 02:48
Straight billiards for me

05-04-2012, 03:18
Bent apples/brandys, and Oom Pauls.

I like the looks of Oom Pauls but I thought there was a possibility they might tend to gurgle due to condensation collecting at the bottom of the steep stummel. I have never heard anyone who has one complain so I guess my concern is unfounded. I've seen a few I came close to buying so it is inevitable I will get one.

05-04-2012, 03:26
I have several Oom Pauls, and if you smoke an Highly cased or wet blend they can gurgle a bit. The biggest downside is having to pull the stem to get a cleaner into the bowl, but that can be said for a lot of pipes that aren't nearly as bent as an Oom Paul.

05-06-2012, 19:47
Large straight billiards

05-06-2012, 22:40
Bent Rhodesians, especially as Rad Davis interprets them. He has taken a beautiful and graceful shape and made it into an ideal.

05-22-2012, 14:11
Big(XXL) full bents.

06-01-2012, 10:25
Bent billiards!!!

06-01-2012, 17:26
Kind of an interesting question. Lately, when I spot either a Cavalier or a bulldog/rhodesian I look long and hard, and I own a decent number of the shapes. Probably my single favorite would be a Rad David interpretation of a rhodesian.

06-26-2012, 23:43
I tend to like to smoke straights, mostly Billiards and Apples with some slightly bent. I do occasionally smoke 3/4 bents though but not when making pipes as I tend to hit them on my shoulder when working.