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Choosing a new cigar

MickeyD_1MickeyD_1 NE IdahoPosts: 33 ✭✭✭

We all have a country, region, wrapper, or vitola we enjoy, perhaps as a favorite.
When browsing for something new to try, do you find the cigar’s band design attracts your curiosity or has an influence to your choice of a cigar?

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  • YankeeManYankeeMan Posts: 2,529 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I look at how strong it might be. I do have some milder ones for the morning, but I usually like the fuller cigars.

  • MickeyD_1MickeyD_1 NE IdahoPosts: 33 ✭✭✭

    @peter4jc said:
    Answer me this @MickeyD_1... based on the shape of Idaho, how can there be a NE Idaho?

    Ok, north central. .

  • IndustMechIndustMech ChicagolandPosts: 3,649 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 1

    Damn it, now I have the theme to Bad News Bears in my head.

    I know, You're a big dog and I'm on the list.
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  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 10,836 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 1

    Damn it, now I have the theme to Bad News Bears in my head.

    I never knew the Bad News Bears but I do love me some Bizet.

    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 10,344 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 1

    @MickeyD_1 said:

    @peter4jc said:
    Answer me this @MickeyD_1... based on the shape of Idaho, how can there be a NE Idaho?

    Ok, north central. .

    Wouldn't that be considered Central Idaho?
    Kind of actually in Montana. :D
    Salmon River used to be some good fishing.

    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 10,344 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh yeah, the question.
    Construction and wrapper.
    Visually, I like a cigar that looks right.
    Not all mucked up, like some crappy cheap cigars.
    There are certain tobaccos I know I like and certain ones that I can tolerate in the filler of binder, but not the wrapper.

    More often than not, I buy a couple, to see how they are. If they suck, I don't buy them again.

    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • raidermikeraidermike Posts: 276 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some cigar bands are indeed pretty bad @ss but wouldn't affect buying choice(s).

    Things are about to get interesting...

  • ShawnOLShawnOL The People's Communist Republic of MassachusettsPosts: 4,569 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I tried the Ave Maria and manowar partly due to the bands. Also because of the reviews. Generally I go by wrapper and then binder/filler.

  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 8,541 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rsherman24 said:
    @Bob_Luken 's head just exploded

    I don't know what you're talking about.

  • VegasFrankVegasFrank Aging at the factoryPosts: 10,949 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I go brand not band. Padron? Yes. AJ? Yes. Then I go country. Nicaragua. Then I go wrapper. Connecticut? Probably not. Then I go strength. Light? Medium? Probably not.

    When all else fails, I go recommendations. Did @EgoBoundary recommend it? I'm buying it. Is @rsherman24 smoking it? Pass.

    Then I go foot band. As that fart smeller @peter4jc once said, I've never had a bad cigar that had an orange foot band.

    Done.

    I'm childish
  • YaksterYakster herf wardenPosts: 17,201 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bands play little into my buying decision, but I hate cigars that have huge bands so I tend to avoid them.

    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today. 

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  • VisionVision Posts: 6,257 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Price, filler, wrapper, binder, and availability.

  • CAcigarguy007CAcigarguy007 Posts: 1,501 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Manufacturer/blender, wrapper, binder, and then filler. Bands/boxes has zero impact on buying, although I don't particularly care for goofy, corny or gimmicky bands.

  • YaksterYakster herf wardenPosts: 17,201 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’m a sucker for Ravens and other corvids.

    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today. 

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  • TBonzTBonz Eastern, NCPosts: 523 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I started reading and figured he was rooting for the Ravens...

  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 12,815 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • Poker_SlobPoker_Slob Posts: 1,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hate the Ravens!!

  • VegasFrankVegasFrank Aging at the factoryPosts: 10,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 4

    Ruck the Favens

    I'm childish
  • YaksterYakster herf wardenPosts: 17,201 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not rooting for any sports team here.

    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today. 

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