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2014 POY Selection Poll

Please select shape/finish/color

Billiard
11
23%
Lovat
5
10%
Zulu
4
8%
Rusticated
6
13%
Smooth
8
17%
Walnut
6
13%
Antique
8
17%
 
Total votes : 48

2014 POY Selection Poll

Postby KevinM » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:32 am

OK folks, time to get to bare facts and brass tacks. Please review the options provided to get the ball rolling on the T&P 2014 POY. Your input is needed so I can tally votes and get the specs to Invicta. Based on the vote, I will post the preference selected by the majority and once again ask who is signing up for the 2014 POY based on the preferred selection. I would like to contact Pete at Invicta and get him the specs for our pipe before the end of the year.
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Re: 2014 POY Selection Poll

Postby ratatosk » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:05 am

Rusticated Walnut Billiard FTW! :lol:
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Re: 2014 POY Selection Poll

Postby FlatbushPaul » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:42 pm

I'm in.

I always like the Billiard shape and smooth would be nice.
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Re: 2014 POY Selection Poll

Postby Dodger » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:53 pm

Looks like my choice of a smooth walnut zulu will probably not make it :cry:

However the vote turns out I am still in .
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Re: 2014 POY Selection Poll

Postby RompinDonkey » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:35 pm

Dodger wrote:Looks like my choice of a smooth walnut zulu will probably not make it :cry:

However the vote turns out I am still in .


That's what I voted also Dodger.

I will still be in also.
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Re: 2014 POY Selection Poll

Postby aquaholic » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:58 am

Had to go with the antique, rusticated billiard
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Re: 2014 POY Selection Poll

Postby KevinM » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:36 pm

Well, the poll is looking a bit odd!! 14 voted on shape, 12 on finish, and 10 on color!!! WTF!!! Regardless, keep the selections coming :D I am trying to see if Invicta will give us a choice on finish and color while keeping the price the same.
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Re: 2014 POY Selection Poll

Postby HowlinWolf » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:00 pm

I'd go for any of the shapes offered, but I'd like to see you Lovat fans get off your keesters and vote it in.

I'm a little confused about the colors: Walnut isn't the darker shade, Antique is??? That's a little counterintuitive.
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Re: 2014 POY Selection Poll

Postby ratatosk » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:03 am

HowlinWolf wrote:
I'm a little confused about the colors: Walnut isn't the darker shade, Antique is??? That's a little counterintuitive.

wut? Well, either one is ok with me, but I would prefer darker. I'm in regardless of the final choices, I can live with any of the options.
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Re: 2014 POY Selection Poll

Postby HowlinWolf » Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:54 am

HowlinWolf wrote:
I'm a little confused about the colors: Walnut isn't the darker shade, Antique is???


http://www.invictabriars.com/ordering%20briar%20pipes.html

"Briar pipes are available in both a WALNUT finish (top left) and an ANTIQUE finish (bottom left).
Most pipes are made in Antique. Please contact me if you require a Walnut finish."


On my machine, neither picture at the link is at the left of the caption, but the top one (Walnut?) looks like this:
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and the bottom one (Antique?) looks like this:

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I would have guessed that Walnut would be the darker of the two.
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Re: 2014 POY Selection Poll

Postby NoBail » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:26 pm

Thanks for running this. I'm in on whatever the model is.

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Re: 2014 POY Selection Poll

Postby highstump » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:46 pm

HowlinWolf wrote:I'd go for any of the shapes offered, but I'd like to see you Lovat fans get off your keesters and vote it in.

I'm a little confused about the colors: Walnut isn't the darker shade, Antique is??? That's a little counterintuitive.


"Lovat"... French for "Billiard" no?
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Re: 2014 POY Selection Poll

Postby sfduke » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:50 am

Smooth antique billiard would be my pick
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Re: 2014 POY Selection Poll

Postby ewlewis » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:38 pm

To stir things up a bit.

If we go Billiard are we going with a tapered stem or a saddle stem.
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Re: 2014 POY Selection Poll

Postby KevinM » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:44 am

Tapered stem would be my guess as that is generally the classic billiard shape Invicta advertises if not mistaken.
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Re: 2014 POY Selection Poll

Postby sfduke » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:22 am

Website shows the rusticated billiard with a tapered stem and the smooth billiard with a saddle stem.

Prefer the tapered stem with the silver band.
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Re: 2014 POY Selection Poll

Postby KevinM » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:40 pm

I got some additional info from Pete at Invicta today. Rusticated pipes are more expensive, and are only done in Antique finish. According to Pete, rustication will be about $20-25 more. So, that would put our pipe from $100 or less to around $120. I am not saying I am against this, but I want everyone to be aware that certain selections will increase costs. As Bob experienced dealing with Les Woods last year, even email is slow with time differences and busy people. Its not like I make a request and get an answer back the same day. As far as tapered stem versus saddle stem, all I can do is ask. Pete did say he would like all pipes to be the same for economy of scale. Sounds like the best deal will be with a smooth finish. I will keep all posted when more info available. I hope everyone will be reasonable with their wish list on this project. Please keep in mind that I am going in a direction that will provide a unique and affordable pipe to as many members as possible. I know the selection will not make everyone happy, but the goal is to make the majority happy :D
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Re: 2014 POY Selection Poll

Postby Geo3rge » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:12 am

Quite happy with whatever is provided. Please count me in for definite. Thanks for all the effort on our behalf.
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Re: 2014 POY Selection Poll

Postby FlatbushPaul » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:22 pm

I am in no matter what shape and finish we choose. I can't imagine an Invicta pipe not being satisfactory at the price we are talking.
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Re: 2014 POY Selection Poll

Postby Hermit » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:12 am

Interesting that smooth would be cheaper than rusticated. :?:
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