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I need a little Band "Aid" here. Was wondering who smokes their sticks with the Band on and who smokes their sticks naked. I like to remove the band right away to save it.
 

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I usually leave the band on until the cigar is in danger of catching it on fire. not because of ego, but to me it is part of the aesthetic of the experience of the smoke. I like looking at the pretty pictures... easily amused. Frank B
 

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I have recently gotten into the habit of removing the band before I smoke. I would rather people wonder what I am smoking and have to ask. It sparks conversation.
 

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G-Man said:
It sparks conversation.
Banded cigar:
Q - "What kind of cigar is that?"

A - "Bolivar Corona"

Q - "Is that Cuban, I see havana on the band....?"

A - "Yes"

Q - "Aren't they illegal?"

A - "Yes, due to silly embargo rules"

Q - YELLS LOUDLY "Hey Jimmy, this AHole is smoking illegal Cuban cigars helping support that killer Castro. What do you want to do first, punch or hold? PUNCH***SMACK***CRUNCH

No band
Q - "What kind of cigar is that?"

A - "Bolivar Corona"

Q - "Is that Cuban?"

A - "No .. it is from an Island south of Miami"

Q - "I didn't know they made cigars in France...."

A - "no, that is not well known....."
 

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SeanGAR said:
Banded cigar:
Q - "What kind of cigar is that?"

A - "Bolivar Corona"

Q - "Is that Cuban, I see havana on the band....?"

A - "Yes"

Q - "Aren't they illegal?"

A - "Yes, due to silly embargo rules"

Q - YELLS LOUDLY "Hey Jimmy, this AHole is smoking illegal Cuban cigars helping support that killer Castro. What do you want to do first, punch or hold? PUNCH***SMACK***CRUNCH

No band
Q - "What kind of cigar is that?"

A - "Bolivar Corona"

Q - "Is that Cuban?"

A - "No .. it is from an Island south of Miami"

Q - "I didn't know they made cigars in France...."

A - "no, that is not well known....."
Nice work!! :r
 

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I start off with the band on for the first 1 inch or so and then remove the band. That way I know for sure the glue is loose enough and will not tear my smoke. But If the ring is loose I take it off right away. There is no need to advirtise what I am smoking.
 

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I usually take the band off after an inch or 2. I have killed several cigars by accidently taking the wrapper off along with the band. It really hurts when that happens.
 

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I take em off. If I'm gonna pay the money, I want em naked!
 

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I take it off if the damn thing will come off. I swear some Havanas must use superglue on the bands. I don't have this problem with non-cubans but I have wrestled with many a Havana band. Warm glue or not some of these bands just don't want to leave the cigar.
 

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I take mine off most of the time before i light but if it stuck I will wait til the glue loosens a bit, just my pref to have them naked. Now one of the guys that I work with smokes his all the way to the band so I guess it is really to each his own. Thanks for the poll on this by the way because it is something that I have read before and was curious about.
 

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SeanGAR said:
Banded cigar:
Q - "What kind of cigar is that?"

A - "Bolivar Corona"

Q - "Is that Cuban, I see havana on the band....?"

A - "Yes"

Q - "Aren't they illegal?"

A - "Yes, due to silly embargo rules"

Q - YELLS LOUDLY "Hey Jimmy, this AHole is smoking illegal Cuban cigars helping support that killer Castro. What do you want to do first, punch or hold? PUNCH***SMACK***CRUNCH

No band
Q - "What kind of cigar is that?"

A - "Bolivar Corona"

Q - "Is that Cuban?"

A - "No .. it is from an Island south of Miami"

Q - "I didn't know they made cigars in France...."

A - "no, that is not well known....."
:r did that really happen? but to answer the question i smoke naked ( Im talking bout the stick!)
 

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Redman said:
I take mine off most of the time before i light but if it stuck I will wait til the glue loosens a bit, just my pref to have them naked. Now one of the guys that I work with smokes his all the way to the band so I guess it is really to each his own. Thanks for the poll on this by the way because it is something that I have read before and was curious about.
No problem Redman...I was curious as well. I am trying to think of an inventive way to display my bands. I think for now it will be a scrap book (not so original i know:()
 

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I prefer to smoke naked. Don't you judge me!

When out in public I like to take the band off because it seems less pretentious. I've seen a few people at casinos who practically wave their high end smokes around to make sure everyone sees the band. Seems to particularly afflict a lot of the Opus X smokers here.
 
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