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Is it just me, or are ring bands getting bigger? Note the new CAO Mx2's...the band is huge.

Is this a growing trend, or isolated gimmick?



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Seems so. Double bands and single bands that take up the same amount of space as double bands seem to adorn a lot of new cigars. La Aroma de Cuba, Torano Exodus, CAO Brasilias, Punch Grand Cru, Punch Gran Puro all come to mind. I find double bands a bit irritating. I usually remove the second band immediately. IMO, the double band and huge band deal is just a way for you to smoke less of a cigar perhaps in the hopes of getting you to buy more. A lotta good tobacco gets covered in advertising space. I can't claim to know the mind of the manufacturers and marketing people so this just conjecture. Happily, getting rid of the band is no big deal.
 

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Right on Eichen. I bought an Aroma De Cuba 7.5X54 at the Casino last week and I only smoked a third of it and had to remove the band to keep going. Oh and by the way it was awful the thing tunneled out and I ended up with an ice cream scoup.

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Their does seem to be a trend toward large and double cigar bands. I find them to be kinda ugly. In some cases, as the Opus and Padrons a fancy band serves as protection, I like them, especially the anniversary Padron bands.

I smoke a lot of Brazilias and the novelty of the big band wore off boxes ago. I wish CAO would shrink the band and make it unique some other way. The cigar does the talking, not the band.
 

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I smoke a lot of Brazilias and the novelty of the big band wore off boxes ago. I wish CAO would shrink the band and make it unique some other way. The cigar does the talking, not the band.
:D Yes, but huge cigars like that would look kinda funny...like a Sumo wrestler in a thong bikini:r :rolleyes: .
 

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MADURO_MAS_DURO said:
The La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero line is also amongst the oversized for the Gerth loving smoker and the Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 Gran Consul with a 60 ring gauge.
Yeah, those LFDs are HUGE. I find it hard to belive that very many people smoke cigars that are that large, or am I the only one:confused:
 

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Its not just the size of the band, some of thoes things are damn near impossible to remove without a knife. I have found some with bands that wont slide off or peel off without difficulty. I have nicked a lot of wrappers trying to remove the bands, not much more irritating than wrecking a smoke to remove a band.:sb

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Woodworking project 101:

I've found another legit excuse to go have a smoke in the garage.

Take the ring bands of your favorite cigars and shellack them to a medium size piece of pine or other wood to hand on the wall of your smoke spot.

Nice project, and you can smoke while your working on it!!
 
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