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Bum Cigar - Tough Draw
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Murphy223
Posted 10/6/2018 2:03 PM (#754596)
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Was super excited to try the Alec Bradley Maxx today.  I had set aside enough time to enjoy this monster stick during a walk a few miles from the house.    

  The Good:  It's a beautiful stick.  Dark oily wrapper, very well constructed, Cool Band which looked and smelled great.    That's about all I could say positively.   No matter what I did, I could not get a decent draw.  This thing was so tightly rolled, it was literally impossible.   I tried every trick in the book to get this thing going and when I did get a decent draw, it would die seconds later.  Cutting a little shorter didn't help. Poker didn't help, rolling massage - nope.  It wasn't due to RH or anything else. Simply a bum stick that was rolled too tight.   I've had better luck sucking a Wendy's Frosty through a straw.   

Like you, I've had the occasional bad stick but this was Very disappointing to say the least.    Well there's always tomorrow!

 

 

 

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Posted 10/6/2018 5:56 PM (#754597 - in reply to #754596)
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I had this same experience with a La Aurora 100 Anos... Talk about disappointing.

Since the band had a serial number, I sent a contact form to the company about it, but no response.

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Posted 10/10/2018 5:03 PM (#754800 - in reply to #754596)
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Cigars from time to time will have a difficult draw.....they are rolled by humans and we need to understand that going in. This can be mitigated by having a good draw tool and I have 5 different brands but one brand stands out and when I have a cigar that is difficult I use that tool. It has a stainless steel rod with a hook that will catch the offending plug as you pull it out.....I've had this tool for a year and it has never failed me.
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Posted 10/11/2018 7:30 AM (#754807 - in reply to #754596)
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It happens. Sometimes even the draw tool is not enough to save a tent peg. Frustrating, especially if it's a cigar you were really looking forward to
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Posted 10/11/2018 8:24 AM (#754809 - in reply to #754807)
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Silverstix - 10/11/2018 8:30 AM It happens. Sometimes even the draw tool is not enough to save a tent peg. Frustrating, especially if it's a cigar you were really looking forward to

 Honestly....it's about the "tool"....so far...( knocking on wood ) I have not had one cigar that I couldn't correct.  It's how you use the tool.....insert and without twisting and pull straight out with twisting as well....the hook will grab the plug and out it comes leaving a channel inside where the draw is almost perfect.

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Posted 10/11/2018 9:11 AM (#754811 - in reply to #754809)
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Cigary - 10/11/2018 9:24 AM

Silverstix - 10/11/2018 8:30 AM It happens. Sometimes even the draw tool is not enough to save a tent peg. Frustrating, especially if it's a cigar you were really looking forward to

 Honestly....it's about the "tool"....so far...( knocking on wood ) I have not had one cigar that I couldn't correct.  It's how you use the tool.....insert and without twisting and pull straight out with twisting as well....the hook will grab the plug and out it comes leaving a channel inside where the draw is almost perfect.

98% of the time, that works. It worked for me last night and saved a cigar where I could feel the knot in the tobacco. But there have been a handful of cigars that, no matter how much twisting and pulling I did, just couldn't be saved.

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