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OutdoorsSmoke_21191OutdoorsSmoke_21191 Posts: 966 ✭✭✭✭✭

I see some of you have chosen to use rubber? tips on your stems. Is this to protect against bite marks or is it a better set up? Also, does adding these tips affect flavor?

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  • StubbleStubble Posts: 8,196 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think the main purpose is to protect the stem from tooth marks and give the user a better "purchase" on the stem. I tried them...not for me.

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  • Rdp77Rdp77 Posts: 6,094 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I use them to protect the stem and because it makes it more comfortable for me to clench…which I do quite a bit

  • silvermousesilvermouse Posts: 19,175 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 12

    I don't like them either, seems a shame to defeat the feel of a well designed bit.

  • YaksterYakster Posts: 25,706 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I tried them for a while but gave them up. They can lead to problems with tan lines from Vulcanite (black) and Ebonite (non-black) stems and can trap saliva causing a mess and leading to stem oxidation. If you do use them, throwing them in boiling water regularly isn't a bad idea.

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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat Posts: 8,427 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I didn't think I would like them. I was wrong.

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  • HawksHawks Posts: 950 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Rdp77 said:
    I use them to protect the stem and because it makes it more comfortable for me to clench…which I do quite a bit

    Same.

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  • OutdoorsSmoke_21191OutdoorsSmoke_21191 Posts: 966 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Vision said:

    @OutdoorsSmoke_21191 said:

    @rsherman24 said:

    Personal collection?

    I left it at his house last time I was there..... my bad.

    I just wanna know which one of you played Vinn Rames and who played Bruce Willis characters??? 🤣🤣🤣

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  • VisionVision Posts: 7,788 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OutdoorsSmoke_21191 said:

    @Vision said:

    @OutdoorsSmoke_21191 said:

    @rsherman24 said:

    Personal collection?

    I left it at his house last time I was there..... my bad.

    I just wanna know which one of you played Vinn Rames and who played Bruce Willis characters??? 🤣🤣🤣

    ........ yes

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