Cigar Bands On

jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,082 ✭✭✭✭✭
I have noticed that some of the photos posted by you guys have the bands on while they are being smoked. :)
Why? :|
Of course it isn't as bad as the "celebrity" smoking with the cedar wrapping still on. :D
Bill Whittle "Look It Up"

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  • IndustMechIndustMech ChicagolandPosts: 1,360 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I leave the band on so when someone asks me what I'm smoking, I can just show them instead of trying to pronounce the name.

    And I like the look of many of the bands.

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  • MarkwellMarkwell Central PAPosts: 1,628 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Same reasons as above for the most part. A lot of companies use too much paste on the bands and they end up glued to the tobacco wrapper. If you let it heat up, 9 times out of 10 it'll loosen that paste. Also helps prevent ripping the bands if you ate a person who likes to repurpose them. 
    “Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.” – George Burns
  • GaryThompsonGaryThompson South CarolinaPosts: 778 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I thought that's what I was supposed to hold on to so as not to contaminate it.. ;)
    Ditto on the using it for structural integrity (and pictures).  I only remove if very loose. I always make a mess acting like I don't give a **ck what someone sees me smoking, but holding it up for them to see the band while I claw at it.   B)
  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,082 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 12
    I guess I expected there to be for photos mostly.
    Bill Whittle "Look It Up"
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 6,818 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 13
    jd50ae said:
    I have noticed that some of the photos posted by you guys have the bands on while they are being smoked. :)
    Why? :|

    What I want to know @[email protected] is why you asked such a question in such a way. Does it seem strange or wrong to you for us to leave the band on? 


  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,082 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 13
    Bob_Luken said:
    jd50ae said:
    I have noticed that some of the photos posted by you guys have the bands on while they are being smoked. :)
    Why? :|

    What I want to know @[email protected] is why you asked such a question in such a way. Does it seem strange or wrong to you for us to leave the band on? 
    Well @[email protected]_Luken , I guess because I don't, I thought it a bit odd. Had no idea what the reasons might be.
    Bill Whittle "Look It Up"
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 6,818 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jd50ae said:
    Bob_Luken said:
    jd50ae said:
    I have noticed that some of the photos posted by you guys have the bands on while they are being smoked. :)
    Why? :|

    What I want to know @[email protected] is why you asked such a question in such a way. Does it seem strange or wrong to you for us to leave the band on? 
    Well @[email protected]_Luken , I guess because I don't I think it a bit odd.
    You remove the band before you light up?
  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,082 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bob_Luken said:
    jd50ae said:
    Bob_Luken said:
    jd50ae said:
    I have noticed that some of the photos posted by you guys have the bands on while they are being smoked. :)
    Why? :|

    What I want to know @[email protected] is why you asked such a question in such a way. Does it seem strange or wrong to you for us to leave the band on? 
    Well @[email protected]_Luken , I guess because I don't I think it a bit odd.
    You remove the band before you light up?

    Why yes, yes I do.
    Bill Whittle "Look It Up"
  • KriegKrieg Posts: 5,088 ✭✭✭
    jd50ae said:
    I have noticed that some of the photos posted by you guys have the bands on while they are being smoked. :)
    Why? :|
    Of course it isn't as bad as the "celebrity" smoking with the cedar wrapping still on. :D
    I leave the bands on due to two reasons. 1. I'm just too lazy to take them off. 2. I'd like to smoke the cigar till the bands get warm enough to slide off without tearing the cigar or the label...I then glue the label into my cigar book.
  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis South DakotaPosts: 5,597 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 13
    jd50ae said:
    I have noticed that some of the photos posted by you guys have the bands on while they are being smoked. :)
    Why? :|
    Of course it isn't as bad as the "celebrity" smoking with the cedar wrapping still on. :D
    Your wording implies it is bad that we do it that way. You've never torn a wrapper removing the band and thought to yourself 'I could have left that band on and avoided this problem'? 
    Also if we're all smoking the same cigars everyday or posting pics of cigars with no bands then why bother even coming to a cigar forum at all? 
    Post edited by CharlieHeis on
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  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,082 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 13
    jd50ae said:
    I have noticed that some of the photos posted by you guys have the bands on while they are being smoked. :)
    Why? :|
    Of course it isn't as bad as the "celebrity" smoking with the cedar wrapping still on. :D
    Why is it bad that we do it? You've never torn a wrapper removing the band and thought to yourself 'I could have left that band on and avoided this problem'? 
    Also if we're all smoking the same cigars everyday or posting pics of cigars with no bands then why bother even coming to a cigar forum at all? 
    Who said it was bad? I didn't.  Curiosity is all it was. I don't do it, am I bad?
    Photos need bands, and I use to pose the band next to the cigar for posting. I shall endeavor to keep the bands on for all future photos. The mention of the cedar wrapping being smoked by an idiot was meant as a light hearted funny, so maybe a bad choice of words, but people will read into it what they want..
    I don't visit lounges or herfs so I am not familiar with what is the norm and i asked asked a question. My grandfather smoked cigars and he took the bands off. Growing up my next door neighbor took the bands off while enjoying a smoke on the porch. Even then a real hero bowed to the wife.
    So, according to your last sentence the only reason you are on this forum is to photograph all the different cigars you smoke. Well that is just great.
    I am on this forum (despite the objections of some lock stepped xxxxxxxx) to learn, to gather information, mostly about cigars I have not smoked. And then there is all the paraphernalia associated with cigars and enjoying them. I have saved a lot of money by paying attention to posts. I have even managed to avoid some really bad cigars. And I do not care what anyone thinks of my predilection for 5 Vegas, and they are not the only cigars I smoke.
    There are even some very well read individuals on this forum, who even with the occasional disagreement, I find interesting. I would mention them but it would probably start an unwanted discussion. One or two of them manage their own sites which I read because they actually hold my interest.
    I do not care if anyone does or does not remove the bands, I asked a simple question because I was curious.  
    If my curiosity offended anyone please accept my sincerest apologies and I am banning myself from the forum for the next hour.


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  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 5,664 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Half hour remains on your ban.  :)
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  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis South DakotaPosts: 5,597 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 13
    Not offended at all, and I did edit the first sentence in my post. You're wording implies it is bad, though you may not have meant it that way. 

    "So, according to your last sentence the only reason you are on this forum is to photograph all the different cigars you smoke."

    No, what I meant by that was that seeing what others smoke is how I find out about cigars and new possibilities to try. I'm sure many others are here for this very reason. Hell, without this forum I'd still be paying retail for the General Cigar knock-offs of Cuban brands that really aren't very good. 


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  • IndustMechIndustMech ChicagolandPosts: 1,360 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Party?
    Let's eat, GrandMa.
    Let's eat GrandMa.

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  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,427 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lol I deleted party for some reason.
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  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 5,664 ✭✭✭✭✭
    poopy
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  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 6,818 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jd50ae said:
    Bob_Luken said:
    jd50ae said:
    Bob_Luken said:
    jd50ae said:
    I have noticed that some of the photos posted by you guys have the bands on while they are being smoked. :)
    Why? :|

    What I want to know @[email protected] is why you asked such a question in such a way. Does it seem strange or wrong to you for us to leave the band on? 
    Well @[email protected]_Luken , I guess because I don't I think it a bit odd.
    You remove the band before you light up?

    Why yes, yes I do.
    And you satisfied my curiosity. I asked because you seemed to imply, but not explicitly state, that you always removed the band prior to lighting up, or otherwise describe when you did usually remove it.  And I don't see your method as a bad thing, unless there is damage to the wrapper. Occasionally I'll remove the band shortly after I light up,..... if I happen to start fidgeting with it,.... and it is loose enough not to risk a wrapper tear. To each his own.  
  • HawkeyeHawkeye IowaPosts: 246 ✭✭✭✭
    I leave mine on for several reasons.  One is that I have torn a wrapper taking it off "too early" in the smoke and the other being that I enjoy seeing what others are smoking and I assume there are other people like me.  90% of the sticks I have tried in the last 2 months have been ones I have seen multiple times on here in the "what are you smoking" threads.  I also like pestering people at the lounge and asking their opinions when I see someone smoking something I haven't had or that is on my list to try.
    Despite the high cost of living, it remains popular.
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