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SmoothsticksSmoothsticks Central CaliforniaPosts: 537 ✭✭✭✭✭
What is your favorite way to prepare your sticks

Favorite Cut 24 votes

V cut
50%
YankeeMan0patienceBob_LukenWylaffYaksterTNBigfoot68SmoothsticksNorCalR1VegasFrankTBonzTheCigarChickDapperDanMan 12 votes
Straight cut
37%
StubbleWaterNerdShawnOLTX98Z28deadmanIndustMechCalvinAndHoboBKDogBadSneakers 9 votes
Punch
12%
Poker_SlobFirst_WarriorEric1668 3 votes
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  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,232 ✭✭✭✭✭
    V cut
    6 months ago, straight cut.
    Now I favor the V cut.
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  • CalvinAndHoboCalvinAndHobo IowaPosts: 1,453 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Straight cut
    I really like the v cut when the cigar isn’t tight, but it’s harder to monkey with and I’ve had a few of the caps start to unravel with the v cut. A perfect v cut is better than a perfect straight cut though in my opinion. 
  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying FreezePosts: 11,632 ✭✭✭✭✭
    V cut
    I'm a V
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  • NorCalR1NorCalR1 San Jose CaPosts: 2,359 ✭✭✭✭✭
    V cut
    V Cut 

  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 4,761 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Straight cut
    Depends on the cutter that’s handy at the time. I V cut a lot currently because I don’t want to go out in the truck and hunt for my good cutter. 
  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 6,056 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Pocket knife.
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  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,673 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2019
    V cut
    I really like the v cut when the cigar isn’t tight, but it’s harder to monkey with and I’ve had a few of the caps start to unravel with the v cut. A perfect v cut is better than a perfect straight cut though in my opinion. 
    For a long time v cutters were not something I thought I wanted.  I had only tried a xikar v a few times at a B&M with mixed results so I never considered buying/using the v-cut again for some of the same reasons you gave, damage and bad cuts etc. Then I tried a Colibri V-cut and loved it. I usually have both a Xikar xi (strait cut) and a Colibri V-cutter on the table and almost always use the Colibri.
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  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,232 ✭✭✭✭✭
    V cut
    Agree with @Bob_Luken
    Ever since I got my Colibri, it changed my mind to V cutters. 
    Now, it is my primary cutter.

    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • BKDogBKDog NE PAPosts: 1,032 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Straight cut
    It's a sad day when nobody favors the punch. :D
    I only use a straight cut more than a 'V' because I'm either half drunk all the time or half asleep and it's just easier.
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  • First_WarriorFirst_Warrior N.C. MountainsPosts: 1,986 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Punch
    I like the punch most times.  If the shape of the cigar doesn't allow the punch the straight cut works for me. Never tried a v cutter.
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  • Poker_SlobPoker_Slob Posts: 1,134 ✭✭✭✭
    Punch
    I almost exclusively use a punch. However, I have never tried a v-cut. It looks like I will be buying one soon to give it a try. Kinda surprised the Colibri is preferred.
  • dbeckomdbeckom Istanbul Turkey Posts: 2,194 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I use a straight cut most often, with a punch always in my pocket. I have a lower range v-cutter but have only used it a few times with mixed results...guess I need to invest in a Colibri

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  • StubbleStubble T E X A SPosts: 4,298 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Straight cut
    Used to be a punch, now straight cut.  I seem to get a higher percentage of tar build up with the punch.  
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  • VegasFrankVegasFrank 3,245.6 miles from the devious bástärd herfPosts: 3,640 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2019
    V cut
    V for me too, especially on the sub 50 RGs, but only, and I mean ONLY, with a colibri deep v cutter, and never on a 58+ RG, unless you cross cut it, which I don't like doing.

    Pro tip, I go over my v cut a couple of times to get it deeper (that's what she said).  Sometimes, I'll do two overlapping v cuts to get a wide cut also.
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  • IndustMechIndustMech FIBPosts: 2,400 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Straight cut
    I prefer the straight cut for most sticks, occasionally I'll use a V
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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying FreezePosts: 11,632 ✭✭✭✭✭
    V cut
    Sometimes I rotate my cigar and make an X cut if I need more airflow.
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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,165 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2019
    Oh great! 

    You guys suck! 

    Now I'm never going to be happy until I get a Colibri V-cutter.  The little one I have is only good for 48 rg or less.  And I was perfectly happy with my straight cuts.

    Now see what you've done!  Grr....grumble, mmph...mutter mutter......
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  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 7,533 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The only thing I don't like about a deep V cut is that the bottom of the V on the two sides can leak air if you're the kind of smoker who doesn't get the cigar far enough into your mouth.  IOW, to get the same amount of exposed tobacco as a straight cut, the V needs to cut deeper into the body of the cigar.
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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying FreezePosts: 11,632 ✭✭✭✭✭
    V cut
    I'm happy with my Xikar VX2 V-Cutter that doesn't cut as deep as the Colibri.  One of these herf's I'm going to compare this to the Colibri.
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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying FreezePosts: 11,632 ✭✭✭✭✭
    V cut
    When I use a straight cut, I sometimes cut too much off and split the wrapper. I also seem to end up with loose tobacco in my mouth that I need to spit out, even after tapping the head of the cigar on my cutter to dislodge this cut tobacco.

    I don't have a loose tobacco problems or the wrapper problems with a punch, but I notice tar buildup more when I punch.

    The V cut seems to keep the loose tobacco out of my mouth and doesn't seem to risk damaging the wrapper as much as a straight cutter.
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  • VegasFrankVegasFrank 3,245.6 miles from the devious bástärd herfPosts: 3,640 ✭✭✭✭✭
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  • TX98Z28TX98Z28 TexasPosts: 1,685 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Straight cut
    I have more straight cutters and only one V cutter so I usually always go for the straight cutter. Used to punch before straight cutting but got it perfected to snip just a small amount of cap off, check draw and cut more if needed. As long as the draw is good I could careless how its cut.  
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  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 7,442 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Depends on the ring gage. Punch for a 52 or over. Straight for less. Not a big fan of the v cut. They have a tendency to tear the head in my opinion. 
  • EgoBoundaryEgoBoundary Posts: 146 ✭✭✭
    I learned something the other day.. probably my new favorite thing is to cut the belicoso/pyramid cigars with a straight cut with a slight angle... making a bigger cut, while keeping a majority of the shoulder intact... this opens up the cigar a little more and can allow some forgiveness to any construction issues that develop at this frequently tighter area.
  • VegasFrankVegasFrank 3,245.6 miles from the devious bástärd herfPosts: 3,640 ✭✭✭✭✭
    V cut
    That's how lido Gomez cuts his tapered tip cigars.
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    AJ blends don't suck.
    What would Nick smoke?
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