This is some fantastic stuff! I've only had limited experience with paper filters and to be perfectly honest, I do not care for the way they mute the draw on my pipes. I've actually made the error before of packing, repacking, and packing a new pipe a third time before I realized it came with a filter in it I prefer my pipes to smoke with a pull that borders on a small-diameter open straw. I have a couple stingers and find them to be okay, except for sometimes causing difficulty in threading a cleaner all the way through the pipe. Thanks for explaining all this relative to different pipe makers.