That GBD is a beauty. I love that style pipe.
I have more bent than straight I like them better for when I clinch
All bent. Even when I get a straight, I bend it a little because I sometimes get liquid from straights. Also, I only smoke outside and the wind will sometimes blow smoke into my eyes with straights but not so much with bents.
I like bent a lot more. I clench, and I prefer to have the bowl a little lower. Plus, I just prefer the look of bent.
Interesting reading... thanks and keep the input coming!
I started out with bent cobs, and stayed there for simplicity in swapping and replacing stems. The cobs are only slightly bent, though. I've found that pipes with larger bends tend to gurgle more, and just don't smoke as well as a straight pipe for me. I probably have equal number of bent and straight briars now, but my shopping is leaning more towards straight pipes lately.
I have both. Both of my Bjarnes are bent - I can't imagine my elephant's foot as a straight, but as a bent it balances and actually clinches VERY well.
I don't have a bent cob - both of them are straight. That makes for 3 straight and 2 bent pipes.
Clearly I need more pipes for better.....research.
I voted bent. I probably don't have enough experience to vote but....
The only pipes I have, right now, are bent. I have a couple straights at home that I purchased off fleabay but I haven't had a chance to try them. I don't know why I like bents...they just seem to appeal to me more.
My vote goes to bent. Though I'm a novice & hardly be able to comment expertly, but as Gregg said, I voted using my opinion :)
I love the way bent pipes look. I fancy full bent but surely they would be hardest thing to handle. my current pipe is straight & very soon I'll be adding a slight bent to my collection. :)
Voted the "both" option. My favorite pipes are big honking freehand pipes but there are many times I like a straight.