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tnscot
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I'm about to get a TT online. I got the size. But for what applications would I need soft as opposed to regular? I'm not looking for routines here or anything. I just want to know what the advantage would be over each one? Or is it just about comfort?
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It's a matter of personal preference. On several occasions I have used a makeshift made from a cut down cigar tube.

FWIW

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The soft ones generate way too much friction to be useful IMHO. even the hard ones (vinyl ones, not metal anyhow...) can be squeezed hard enough for a liquid production.

I don't think the soft ones look all that much more "realistic", and I also don't really think realism is what we are going for with that particular gimmick either.

Other's opinions may differ.
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I bought the soft one first, and couldn't do a bill switch with it. The bill wouldn't slide. I bought a rigid one and the difference was huge. Much, much easier to slide the bill.

Make sure you go Vernet.

Also, I thought mine was too small because I thought it was supposed to go all the way over the knuckle. Darwin cleared that up.
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Thanks guys. That tells me all I need to know. Smile
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On 2007-05-24 23:38, Stanyon wrote:
On several occasions I have used a makeshift made from a cut down cigar tube.



Of course the advantage to knowing this is that it gives me the excuse to buy the cigar. Although that would be considerably more expensive than just buying the TT. :-/
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Sometimes a cigar tube is NOT just a cigar tube.
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The TT should rarely even be seen, so buying a "realistic" one is just a waste of money.
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On 2007-05-24 23:38, Stanyon wrote:
On several occasions I have used a makeshift made from a cut down cigar tube.



Of course the advantage to knowing this is that it gives me the excuse to buy the cigar. Although that would be considerably more expensive than just buying the TT. :-/


Of course you can't be reflective over a snifter of brandy/cognac and a TT!

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My first TT was a soft one, since I didn't know any better I thought it was great. When I got my second one I got a standard, again not knowing any better, I thought all tips were like the one I had. When it came in, I was shocked, but after using it for a while I liked the standard TT better. It just took a while to learn how to use it without making the popping sound everytine I took my thumb out of it.
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The soft TT's are able to get a few things in them that the hard one's are not. Things like certain coins are able to be pushed in and then squeezed back out. However, that may be an unlikely application of the TT for you, so go with the plastic one, or just get both.
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A TT is cheap. Get one of each type and see which one you like best.
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On 2007-05-27 11:35, Jay Austin wrote:
A TT is cheap. Get one of each type and see which one you like best.


Also, if you use them regulary, you will own several for different loads . . .
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I DEFINETLY prefer and recommend getting a standard TT. The standard is much easier to put things in and slide out, such as bills, silks, paper, liquids, salt, the list goes on and on. With the soft things don't slide well and sometimes stick.
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Standard hard TT all the way, I have both, and while the soft looks like it will hold a larger load,it wouldn't. It was a lot harder to get on and off, and it tended to collect moisture inside, when doing a salt or sugar pour with it, the added moisture inside tended to clog up the salt or sugar. If you find the hard tt doesn't fit extremely well you can generally use some hot water to make it fit better (don't stick it on ur finger to size, unless you love burned finger), or you can file it a bit if the edge is rough, I used an emery board.
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Don't forget to get extras. TTs seem to get lost easily.
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On 2007-05-24 23:18, tnscot wrote:
I'm about to get a TT online. I got the size. But for what applications would I need soft as opposed to regular? I'm not looking for routines here or anything. I just want to know what the advantage would be over each one? Or is it just about comfort?



Personally, I like the hard Vernet. The soft TT's get stuck and act like a vacum, thye don't come off as fast. Although we do use the soft tip for the D'LITE, that's the only time I use a softy!
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You guys ever hear of puncturing the tip of the TT with a hot needle to eliminate the suction/vacuum problem? It does work!

FWIW

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Wow, I get to be in opposition to nearly everyone. Cool.

I like the soft, never had any issues. Let's just say if my TT were lime green, they would see it. I stick it right out there, they don't see it. Whether I use Vernet or soft or whatever, even a cigar tube.

I thoroughly dislike the hard Vernets.
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Well. I'm glad to see everyone realized how wrong they were!

Yes I am magnificent in all things.
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