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#1 TheMcG

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 07:10 PM

SO which type do you use? Personally I have found I dislike single flames as they take to long to light the larger ring gauges. I use a tri jet flame and my only complaint is that is eats fuel faster than you can imagine. What is your preference? And do you have anything special?
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#2 SecretAgentMang

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 07:51 PM

At home I prefer a triple flame lighter, but if I am going somewhere I will take a single flame. The single-flame lasts a lot longer but I usually will give it a puff or two to jump-start the cigar since it takes longer to light. I also find a single flame is better for touch-ups.

#3 SecretAgentMang

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 07:53 PM

Also I purchased a Jeep butane soft flame lighter that lasts forever and doesn't go out. Great for very windy days and taking it on the road.

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#4 trvlnmanroc

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:00 PM

I used to prefer my triple jet lighter but lately I have been really like the my single. I find that I can more of an even light using the single than a double or triple. But, I am out of fluid and have been using matches/cedar as of late.
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#5 insanemo

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:33 PM

I'll be unique here but I love the dual flames. They are more precise than a triple for touching up and use less fuel, and the light much faster than a single. Did I mention they're as flat as a single flame instead of being bulky like a triple flame so they fit nicely in your pocket.

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#6 trvlnmanroc

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:39 PM

My dual flame is awful or I might use it more. I do like the size, actually smaller than my single, but it holds very little fuel and has lighting problems. It was free so who am I to complain.
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#7 speaknott

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 03:14 AM

I actually single, dual, and triple fairly frequently, but recently I've been favouring my single flame lighter. This could be because I've been smoking smaller ring gauges, but I'm not sure.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:03 AM

All of them. A torch has the tendency to scorch the tobacco and leave an ashy taste if you aren't careful. You don't want the flame to actually touch the cigar. I have a single, double, triple flame xikar lighter, two xikar soft flame lighters, a ton of cheap chinese lighters, and 3 xikar soft flame lighters. My favorite lighter is a $3 dupont knockoff I got from dx.com... but since I'm usually smoking with a fan on, I rarely use it.

#9 thgreek314

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:03 AM

I have the Xikar Soft flame torch lighter and it is a great lighter, except I need to send it back to Xikar so they can fix it. I want to get a triple flame torch lighter because when it is windy outside the soft flame doesn't work at all.
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#10 kdubb666

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:33 AM

I love my Xikar Trezo, triple flame.
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#11 zombievette1981

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:28 PM

Im a fan of my double torch. Soft flames are nice, but its always windy where I am. The single flame is nice for touch ups, and mine has a punch built in so it's convenient

#12 SpeedGeek

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:08 PM

I've got a cheapo tri-flame that came with my Montecristo Operation Hope box that works alright, but I just put in an order for a Xikar Executive single flame. The tri-flame seems like it's overkill and isn't wind resistant at all. I think my next purchase will be a Xikar XTX and I might try the dual flame on that.
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#13 CBlackrose

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:11 PM

I would like to get a Xikar dual flame lighter, right now I use a single flame microjet torch that I got from Home Depot a few years back. It works like a dream, lights my cigars in no time at all, but since it was designed for melting metal and not lighting smokes, I imagine that it probably burns them like crazy during the light.

#14 justforrazors

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:58 PM

I love my single flame xikar. While it sometimes takes longer to get larger cigars lit, I feel like it is more accurate, which is very important for touch-ups.

#15 Fitz1015

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:34 PM

I am a fan of the tri jet lighters. i mostly smoke the lager ring gauge cigars. to me tri jet lighters make a more even burn on the lager ring gauge cigars.

#16 Simplefng

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:41 PM

i have a colibri single jet for everday use. But at home i use a black ops triple flame, the black one with the 9 mm build in punch.
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#17 jpastin

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:57 PM

I'll be unique here but I love the dual flames. They are more precise than a triple for touching up and use less fuel, and the light much faster than a single. Did I mention they're as flat as a single flame instead of being bulky like a triple flame so they fit nicely in your pocket.


I love my Lotus dual flame! It can toast and light pretty quickly without burning, and I can angle it to just use one of the flames for touch ups, plus it has a punch built in.

#18 PigDogDaddy

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:00 PM

I only have a single flame torch, so that what I use. Usually too windy for anything other than a torch lighter, and no lounges locally.
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#19 prometheus

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:41 PM

I've only used a cheapo tri flame... I love it but like OP said, it eats gas so fast. I'd love something from xikar or similar, but 60 bucks on a lighrer is steep. Has anyone tried a Zippo Blu?

#20 HandBanana

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 02:47 PM

I've been using a normal soft flame lighter as I'm waiting and saving for a dual or tripple torch. The only problem I have with it is I have to light the gar indoors then move out. I don't notice any difference in the taste from a soft flame. Being kinda new to cigars I may just not be able to pick up on it though.


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