Do you use a packing method?

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Whalehead King
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Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:45 pm

As with most things, practice makes perfect.

What's the three-stage method that says: first pack it like the father, firmly, then like the mother, gently, then like the baby, softly? I don't do that but that's what I remember when I first started up with the pipe.

As with most things, I think it's a load of hogwash.
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Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:47 pm

Whalehead King wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:45 pm
As with most things, practice makes perfect.

What's the three-stage method that says: first pack it like the father, firmly, then like the mother, gently, then like the baby, softly? I don't do that but that's what I remember when I first started up with the pipe.

As with most things, I think it's a load of hogwash.
Exactly. Like a baby could load a pipe.
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Kevin Keith wrote:
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Exactly. Like a baby could load a pipe.
Oh, REALLY?

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Whalehead King wrote:
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Kevin Keith wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:47 pm
Exactly. Like a baby could load a pipe.
Oh, REALLY?

I have stop ya right there...it never showed the kid loading the pipe. So...
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Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:09 pm

Codger Scoop for me.
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Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:53 pm

Usually 3-Step or codger scoop. Frank once in a while if I want a bowl to last longer.

Sometimes a combination of all 3...
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Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:56 pm

I have no idea how it gets in there and damn near perfect every time . Honestly , I dont mean that in a bragging way , its just that I really dont even pay attention to it and its been so long since I started out that I cant really even remember what I was thinking early on . Ive tried to analyse what I do to fill a bowl and the best I can come up with is that its a " Feel Thing " .
I mean , a flake compared to a ribbon compared to a Cavendish hodge podge etc .. I've filled each so many times that I just do it but there is a Feel to each and they are a little different . Problem is , when I slow down and try to figure it ... nothing works because I cant think it like I can Feel it . Its in the touch and teh " spring " of whats in the bowl
I tried at the old PSF but gave up so I'm not gonna pretend I have some great advice other than to say .......... in time , and not a lot of time , you'll be cranking it out without any thought to it . Honest
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Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:17 pm

Fr_Tom wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:33 pm
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Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:39 pm
I add tobacco until the draw is right.
Codger stuff?
Codger stuff.
Eventually my age will catch up to my technique.
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Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:40 pm

Like so many others, I just codger scoop it in there and just load it. I honestly don’t really thing about it. Sorta like tying my shoes... it just happens lol.

When I was a newbie I had trouble getting it right. But after some time it became second nature. Practice makes perfect!
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Fr_Tom wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:33 pm
Wooda wrote:
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I add tobacco until the draw is right.
Codger stuff?
Yep me too.
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