Slant Cut on a Torpedo. Your Thoughts?
ScotchnSmoke Posts: 134 ✭
I was at my favorite cigar before all this covid went down (I miss it) and they had a new girl. I purchased a Torpedo from the humidor and she offered to cut it. When I got it back, she had put a slant cut on it. Before I reveal my thoughts, I would like to hear yours and ask if there is anything benefit to it and whether or not you prefer it.
What ever make you happy.
Sone of us use v-cutters, some use straight cutters.
I suppose that an angle cut might allow more draw, but it probably wouldn't make a lot of difference.
My concern would be to much of a cut and cause it to want to start to unravel.
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i have used a slant cut on torperdos
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It would annoy the crap out of me, and I'd re-cut it straight.
However, if you like it, go for it.
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Tried it didn’t really see a difference
The theory goes that a slant cut allows the smoke to directly hit the palate and therefore provide more flavor. LFD's Litto Gomez does this with all of his chisel shaped smokes. I'm with Nick in that I've tried it. I'm also with @deadman insofar as I didn't see much of a difference. I find that if I don't rotate the smoke, it starts to burn unevenly.
@VegasFrank I always look forward to your replies! Thank you everyone for taking the time to give some great feedback. I truly love this forum.
Just don't V-Cut a torpedo. That is just weird
...I wuv me some Franky too...just say'n.
Actually diG the V-cut on a TorP.
@rsherman24 I have seen a lot of people do it. I'm kinda surprised, I didn't think anyone would.
I may have commented on this in the past, but I heard Robert Holt from southern draw recommend the slant cut on a podcast. He says that it opens a draw while maintaining some shoulder so that the cigar maintains the structure of the torpedo.
I do it, but I am not sure if really makes a difference if the draw is already good...
The only way to really know is to cut the same cigar twice, first straight - check the draw - then a slant and check the draw again. It has to be the same cigar since there's variation in hand-rolled sticks as we all know.
I've used the slant cut technique unintentionally, alcohol being the reason.
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Dude on IG was selling a four pin poker (not sure what to call it) that everyone was going nuts over last year. You use it to just poke holes all over. Glad that fad is over now.
I always cut my torpedoes with a monkey's as$
@deadman The Shuriken. I bought one out of curiosity, it might as well have been called the cigar destroyer. Such a waste of money.
Not that one. I will find some pics of the one I’m thinking of.
This is the contraption I was talking about. Last years IG accessory fade
Why would someone want to do that? How could that possibly improve anything?
Why waste your time with one of those? You need this one:
Give one to the right couple of people and you can sell hundreds of them. Glad the leather rolls are over too, like there’s any way that’s keeping your cigars humidified while out or traveling.
Slant on torpedoes and punch on chisel. But not to extreme a slant. Experiment and find what works for your .
It's probably just me, but I think the slant cut on a torpedo makes too large of an opening. Of course, it might be me being ham fisted.
All my cuts on torpedoes tend to be slanty. Not intentionally.
We were talking about this on the vherf last night. I used to cut my torpedoes straight, and had a few that had draw issues, because that's part of smoking something hand rolled. I started cutting torpedoes with a slant a few months ago and I haven't had a draw issue since. That's probably not causation, but instead just a coincidence. I'll keep cutting them with a slant though, at least until I end up having a draw issue, because why not?
I use a v-cut myself it's never let me down yet