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  1. 1. When smoking your cigar, do you prefer to keep the band on, or take it off?

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I prefer taking the band off of my cigars before I smoke - I also have a "need" to keep all of my cigar bands - so I pocket them after taking them off.

 

Do you smoke with the band on or off, and why?

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I always keep it on as long as possible. Usually it comes off the cigar right when I begin to smoke the last third.

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Leave it on...every now and again the glue sticks and can rip into the wrapper. Once you get closer to the band, the glue heats warms and the band usually falls off on its own.

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I smoke with the band on until I'm towards the end and then I tend to keep the band if I enjoyed the cigar for future purchases.

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Hybrid: Taylormade Gapr Lo 3 w/stock (S)

Irons:  Ping i210 4-PW w/Dynamic Gold 120 (S)

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ah how I love a fellow cigar snob - it's funny how people can't fathom the idea of paying $40-$50 for a cigar... I miss the days before I realized I was spending more money than I was making (I blame my wife for this)

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Off. Someone told me when I first started smoking that it was bad etiquette to leave the band on, like it was considered snobbish or something. Only thing I can figure is that one could be seen as "showing off" if they're smoking a $50 Cuban amongst the Domincan menschs!

 

I have no idea if this is true, but I've done my part to spread the rumor! It's band off for me just because!

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I am a band off guy. Just as I remove the price tag from the clothes before I wear them I remove the band. The band is meaningless to me because I have had some really good cigars that I played like $1,50 and some sucky ones that I paid $6. Therefore I care more about the taste than the band.

 

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OFF for me.......... especially if there is a slight chance that I am "Nubbing" the cigar. The last HDM EPI#2 was fantastic.......

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Hey Guys! Been busy so I haven't been on in awhile but I'm glad to see you all still on. Just so you know, there are cigar, humidor, cutter, and lighter reviews on the way. Sorry it is taking so long guys. I'm just trying to get the format right.

 

As for me, I'm band on until I reach it and then I take it off and nub it. I always have loved the look of the cigar with the band on. I know I already posted on this topic but I wanted to give you all an update as well.

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Driver:Nike SQ 10.5* with Graphite Design Y6+

3W:Cobra S2 14*

4W: Nike SQ Dymo 17*

3H and 4H: Taylormade Rescue 19* and 22*

5H: Cleveland Mashie 23*

6H: Adams a3os Hollow-Back

7Iron-Sand Wedge:Callaway X-20 Series with Callaway Steel

Lob Wedge (60*):Cleveland CG-12 Black Pearl with Cleveland TRaction Steel Wedge Flex

Putter: Odyssey Versa #9

Golfball: Callaway Hex Black Tour

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I'm band on when I'm golfing because my cigar holder on my bag is a clamp style and I think it protects the wrapper but at home band off for sure.

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3 Wood- Taylormade R11(bimatrix prototype S)

3 Hybrid- Ping I20(stock S)

Irons-Taylormade Tour Perferred MC ( C Taper S)

Wedges- 50, 54, and 58 SCOR4161( KBS)

Putter-Taylormade Ghost Corza.

 

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Box pass in the future ?????

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Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

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HaHa Dude, the first time that I read your post and saw the $1,50 I didn't see that there was no second zero cuz I was skimmin and I thought $1,500, what the hell? Then I'm thinkin bout it while I'm gettin my therapy, and I was like who in the hell would pay $1500 for a cigar, LOL?

 

Then I'm thinkin that those Texas winds must have some neuro-numbing, IQ melting toxins in 'em. Then I got back to my room, reread it and figure that it's $150 with no comma intended, HaHa.

 

Turns out, I'm the one gettin neuro-numbing, IQ(well, at least short-term memory) melting toxins, HaHa ;)

 

All's good B)

 

 

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Sorry for all the confusion between the , and the .. I can not see the difference without my glasses and that is the only reason to wear them. I can see the letters but not the punctuation. I bought some Famous Nicaraguan Habano Churchills for 20 for $28 and they were really good cigars. Maybe not the best I have ever had but certainly in the top 10% and these are darned cheap. But I meant $1.50 or a buck and a half. (Yes, I realize the math works out to $1.40) I would not pay $150 for a cigar. I have had the Drew Estates Earthiness that was probably the most flavorful I have ever had but it was $6. Now, I could see that as a special occasion cigar but since I am going to smoke two or three a day while playing golf (or none) I am not interested in spending an additional $20 a day for something that I am going to light on fire. I also can not think of an occasion that is special enough to smoke a $150 cigar. I guess if they elect me Pope at the end of next month I will smoke a $1500 cigar.

 

Oh yeah, the $1.50 cigar. They may not give you the perfect burn but I am going to lay the darned thing on the ground 25 or 30 times while I am making a shot. It may burn just fine if all you are doing is sitting and smoking a cigar and having an adult beverage. I have different cigars for that.

 

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Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52*, 56* & 60* on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

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I have had the Famous Nicaraguan Habanos in Double Corona and Churchill both. These are my daily smokers but have also had the Final Blend Churchill also. This is a really good cigar that is currently $58 / 20. These are really good but the those Famous Nicaraguan Habanos are a real steal. I tried some Augusto Reyes Factory Select Double Coronas but they were not as good as the Habanos. The Final Blends are really good but I am not sure they are twice as good as the Habanos.

 

I got a box of Vitolas Especiales Gigantes free one time and they tasted a bit like a paper bag.

 

I prefer the Habano or Maduro a fuller flavor. I have had some $4-5 Rocky Patel's that were not as good as these Habano. A good friend of mine who is a cigar snob, did not want to admit that they were better than his Patel's but he ordered some.

 

Driver:      :mizuno-small:  ST190G on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP-T5 52*, 56* & 60* on True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge

Putter:    :cameron-small: 2018 Select Newport 2

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1X

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:

Range Finder: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated

 

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I am such a novice in this regard - had my first cigar ever last October and now I'm hooked. Just finished a delightful Monte Cristo and am polishing off my neat Glenmorenge that I had with - buried a dear, dear parishioner this afternoon and smoked it and am drinking to his honor.

 

I take the band off but what the heck do I know other than the cigar and scotch are great. So is this Zhivago movie I'm watching - great book too - can't wait to play on Tuesday.

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