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  • Birthday 06/15/1978

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  1. We just traded up to a step2 for our toddler. Another yes here!
  2. Short but sweet. Loved them. Smoked through a whole box pretty quick pre-Cigarmageddon. Thought I wish I would have bought another box couldn't get them quick enough here, forgot about them. Some out of the box where the creamiest smoke I've ever had. Can't find them anymore. Would love to find more. I'm a big fan of under the radar not flashy cigars and they fit that perfectly. So here we are!
  3. Great actor RIP. Saw him out for dinner here in LA last year. He wasn't looking great. I hope he's out of pain now.
  4. Best of May. Punch Punch '21 smoking lights out. After 90 days they have all been smoking perfectly lately. I think a few months ago @El Presidente mentioned them. Hopped on the bandwagon and wasn't disappointed.
  5. Nah. It's just adapt or die time. More lower priced CC sticks and NC's these days for regular smokes. I find myself very conservative with my bigger sticks I've collected in the past. But in the end I don't give a sh*t. There just cigars like @El Presidente says. Supply goes down pricing goes up. Supply goes up pricing on some things goes down maybe or stays the same. It's all a cycle like the tide. Cigar pricing goes up my work pricing goes up as well. It's the way of the world today just have to learn to pivot with the times. Ask for that raise or price your work higher I dunno. Everything is on the up so move with it.
  6. Happy Birthday John! The best cigar journaler on the interwebs!
  7. Strange but exciting. Those Non-plus have been long gone for awhile. I have one full box left. I'd love more and I'd love if it came back into production. HSA Limited Time Revival Series.
  8. I've used Trello for awhile meh. I'm now on Clickup. Good price easy to understand. It's been working so far for my team.
  9. Definitely one of top 3 greatest cigars I've ever smoked if not the one. It's the benchmark of the whole HU line IMO. I think it outlines the flavor profile of the marca perfectly. If I have the time this is what I pull out and only share with good friends that love cigars as much as I do.
  10. They make more money when they put on 3 bands on a 10 box that's why.
  11. When there done I'm not buying anymore. All boxes where bought pre-covid here so that's good enough for me. It's already become a one every 6-12 months cigar for me. Now maybe every few years. Oh well, so many good cigars out there at a "decent" price. I'm glad I got to smoke the one's I did over the yrs. but I'm not caught up in FOMO price increases. Maybe I'll get few singles if I can make my way back to the Hotel Naccional or on vacation. Actually, I'm more sad about Trinidad which I was smoking more of over the course of the past few yrs. I Love'd those esmeraldas for awhile bought multiple boxes burned through most of them. Oh well, these days with cigars it's an adapt or die attitude you must take. I'm excited to see what happens to Nudies TBH. El Prez I'm sure will expand the line more so now then ever. Custom rolls I feel will be the way of the future for a quality smoke at a decent price or H.S.A will implode. My prediction is New World cigars will take even more global market share since I'm sure the 99% of us don't want to burn $100+ dollars everytime we want a good cigar.
  12. The ones over the year I've gotten here have been great. I've heard from others horror stories from other vendors on this vitola. All HU's I compare to SW's in taste. Good ones get there in a shorter format. I think this is why people love these. You get a good box of these it's like a short SW that's what I've noticed. I can agree they need some sleep time.
  13. I'm pretty happy with Fuente's and Padron's. Don Carlos or Padron's 1,000 series are pretty good for an everyday smoke.
  14. Oh well. I can't stress over things I can't control so if/when it happens I'll just find an alternative. If H.S.A wants to price 90% of it's consumers out of purchases then there will always be the next guy with a good product at a value. When there revenue dries up I'm sure they will be discounting deep to get people back or not who cares. Probably just order some Nudies at that time hahaha!
  15. Great Idea @El Presidente I luv these deep dive forum posts. EP #2 is one of my favorites. Less woodier/earthier than a DC more smoke time than a PR. Definitely a fan. I like the ring guage more than a Rio Secco, less jaw breaking. It's a great utility cigar in the hoyo line up and I think that's why it has so many fans.

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