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Old 02-10-2014, 09:56 AM   #21
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:07 PM   #22
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Feel free to start a thread for 42 ring size or smaller cigars. I, personally, don't like the smaller ring sizes. My favorite range is 43 to 52 and I'm looking for suggestions to try.
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:42 PM   #23
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Well, let's see. The word LEAF is in capital letters because I pushed the little button on my keyboard with the word "shift" on it. Would also be in the sense where one is addressing a brotherhood.

Next, please, feel free to start a thread about 40 RG or smaller if you are in fact interested in reading about what others smoke in that RG. The reason you don't get what's so appealing about larger RGs is because you favor the 40 RG and that's perfectly okay. Just don't rain on my day by doing so. It's not proper etiquette.
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Why is the word leaf in capital letters in the thread title? What else would we be lovers of in a cigar discussion forum?

And I have nothing to add, all my favorites are around 40 RG. I don't get whats so appealing about big RG cigars these days, it makes me wonder at times.
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:48 PM   #24
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I, personally, don't like the smaller ring sizes. My favorite range is 43 to 52 and I'm looking for suggestions to try.
Out of pure curiosity, how long you been smoking cigars for, brother? I too, usually prefer the larger formats, but do love a good Panatela or Lancero on occasion. Just wondering because my taste and liking for different ring gauges has changed a lot since starting. Not sure if yours has too.
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Feel free to start a thread for 42 ring size or smaller cigars.
I appreciate your permission, but I don't need other people to choose my cigars for me.
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:09 PM   #26
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I was just reading this thread to figure out what y'all think is light-medium-heavy.
That list there I can relate to. Maybe put a Bolivar Belicosa in the middle instead.
I'm having a hard time remembering non-cubans:
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:54 PM   #27
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Well, let's see. The word LEAF is in capital letters because I pushed the little button on my keyboard with the word "shift" on it. Would also be in the sense where one is addressing a brotherhood.
We have an acronym for that, botl/sptl

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Next, please, feel free to start a thread about 40 RG or smaller if you are in fact interested in reading about what others smoke in that RG. The reason you don't get what's so appealing about larger RGs is because you favor the 40 RG and that's perfectly okay. Just don't rain on my day by doing so. It's not proper etiquette.
It's a rook mistake to limit yourself based on RG. Notice quite a few old timers favor smaller RGs, there may be a reason for that
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:04 PM   #28
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Well, let's see. The word LEAF is in capital letters because I pushed the little button on my keyboard with the word "shift" on it. Would also be in the sense where one is addressing a brotherhood.
When using a trademark, it is customary to make a notation. In your case, to be fully correct you should have used: Nissan LEAF®

Arbitrary distinctions are, well, arbitrary. Don't be surprised to find a WTF on a cigar board where you are the babe in the woods (or so you demonstrate).

But I mean that in the nicest possible, large RG*, way.

*: "Ring Gauge" not "Rafael Gonzales"
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:30 PM   #29
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:11 AM   #30
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I was smoking cigars 10 years before you were born. I quit smoking and alcohol consumption at 23 when my first son was born so as not to influence him. At 50, the only thing I'm a rookie on is wanting to be an on line cigar expert, pretend aficionado. I'm not pretending, I like what I like and only ask about what I like. If you feel the need to pretend to be an expert, well, then I guess your doing it.
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:19 AM   #31
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Understand I'm not here to impress anyone or the learn on line acronym banter. I'm an individual, and while my distinctions are arbitrary, I'm not striving to be a stuck up snob. Take away the post count and the cigar lingo post, that most hear refer to, and you would find a world of pretenders. It's either fun, or it isn't.
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When using a trademark, it is customary to make a notation. In your case, to be fully correct you should have used: Nissan LEAF®

Arbitrary distinctions are, well, arbitrary. Don't be surprised to find a WTF on a cigar board where you are the babe in the woods (or so you demonstrate).

But I mean that in the nicest possible, large RG*, way.

*: "Ring Gauge" not "Rafael Gonzales"
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:27 AM   #32
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Dude, lighten up.
If you are over 50 as I am, you know there are more important things to take way more seriously.
You chose to get snippy and tell the wrong person to go start his own thread.

BTW, take away my post count, it doesn't change who I am and what I have experienced. Won't make me a pretender.
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I'm not an "old timer," but I agree with their preference for 33-42rg. To me, I'm more aware and appreciative of the cigar while smoking. It takes a skilled roller to blend so few leaves, and an even better one to roll it without having draw issues. It's an appreciation of mastery of the craft, combined with great tobacco (I could be wrong on this, but I've read/heard that the larger rg cigars use more bland filler leaves to get to a certain rg) that makes me enjoy the smaller RG's. Not to say I won't smoke a larger RG than 42, but I don't reach for them much. There's just something "right" about a mareva.

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I have to agree with, Carlos.

To some extent, in order to become a part of an online community, you DO need to learn the acronyms and attempt to conform to the culture of the community. That is not to say you give up your individuality.

No one here is striving to be a stuck up snob. But I can tell you that if that is what you already believe about our community, you are dead wrong. Trust me. There are many other cigar boards out there. Cop an attitude with established members - they would be all over you like white on rice.

Relax. Take a deep breath. And understand that while you may have been smoking before some were born, you can still learn much here. We all do. Every day.
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No one here is striving to be a stuck up snob.
I am.

I'm trying to learn from our most learned new friend all about cigars and how to be condescending and/or snobbish - as he so aptly demonstrates to us all. I'm trying to bask in the glow of the aura that is his beneficence created by his willingness to help those so far beneath his worthy notice. I strive to be as he himself has demonstrated - the high brow snob who merely likes what he likes and is able to ridicule those who are different (dare we say "lesser"?) with aplomb and equanimity.

That he gave up smoking and drinking at 23 shows the lengths to which he is willing to go to train his palette to become the amazing fount of knowledge that we see, here before us, today. That he is older than me, I do not doubt, as his amazing vocabulary and witty repartee denote, a wisdom far beyond that of the ordinary mortal.

I have found my new hero - him that I aspire to be. I am humbled at his greatness and beaten senseless by his snippets of profundity cast, as it were, upon the shores of this desolate goat-filled island that is Cigar Asylum.

Or it could be that his irony meter is out of whack, but what do I know, I just started smoking cigars in January.

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I am.

I'm trying to learn from our most learned new friend all about cigars and how to be condescending and/or snobbish - as he so aptly demonstrates to us all. I'm trying to bask in the glow of the aura that is his beneficence created by his willingness to help those so far beneath his worthy notice. I strive to be as he himself has demonstrated - the high brow snob who merely likes what he likes and is able to ridicule those who are different (dare we say "lesser"?) with aplomb and equanimity.

That he gave up smoking and drinking at 23 shows the lengths to which he is willing to go to train his palette to become the amazing fount of knowledge that we see, here before us, today. That he is older than me, I do not doubt, as his amazing vocabulary and witty repartee denote, a wisdom far beyond that of the ordinary mortal.

I have found my new hero - him that I aspire to be. I am humbled at his greatness and beaten senseless by his snippets of profundity cast, as it were, upon the shores of this desolate goat-filled island that is Cigar Asylum.

Or it could be that his irony meter is out of whack, but what do I know, I just started smoking cigars in January.
What year?
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1976. But I didn't start smoking non Cubans until the 90s, so that puts me behind.
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1876. But I didn't start smoking non Cubans until the 90s, so that puts me behind.
Jeez, Mr. Wilson, that sure is a looooong time.
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I discovered when I quit smoking at 23 that smoking dulls the taste buds a great deal. Since I've picked cigars back up I am not going to smoke so often as to let that happen again. I'm staying away from anything that may be a quick smoke and could turn into a more often smoke. I smoked cigars for 7 years before I stopped at 23. I was in the military at 19 and got to enjoy a good variety of smokes. I love tasting a cigar with a clean palate.
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Out of pure curiosity, how long you been smoking cigars for, brother? I too, usually prefer the larger formats, but do love a good Panatela or Lancero on occasion. Just wondering because my taste and liking for different ring gauges has changed a lot since starting. Not sure if yours has too.
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I discovered when I quit smoking at 23 that smoking dulls the taste buds a great deal. Since I've picked cigars back up I am not going to smoke so often as to let that happen again. I'm staying away from anything that may be a quick smoke and could turn into a more often smoke. I smoked cigars for 7 years before I stopped at 23. I was in the military at 19 and got to enjoy a good variety of smokes. I love tasting a cigar with a clean palate.
I haven't been smoking long at all and have the pallet of a billy goat, but I often find smaller sticks have more pronounced flavors, I also would rather smoke a couple smaller cigars and mix it up rather than one 2 hour cigar, again I am truly a noob and my tastes might change as well, but so far that's what I have found, ok besides that Behike 56 the other night that was really outstanding.
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