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    Default Lighters for golfing

    A while back I bought some anti wind lighters for the golfer when I had the bright idea to sell cigar stuff but you know they always work like crap wind or no wind. I am guessing windless lighters for cigars are pretty expensive if you want something to rely on, What are your thoughts?






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    I have 4 or 5 XiKars that were gifted to me, brand new. Not a single one still ignites itself. They all still work, but I have to ignite them with a Bic. I've sent them back to be fixed, but shortly thereafter no more workie.

    The lifetime warranty is great, but a real PITA with the luck I've had with them. Honestly, they are really great when working though.

    I have a couple $7 - $10 single flame torches that have been working flawlessly for years.

    My humble opinion:
    Everyday: Bic
    Golf course: Cheap torch
    Disc golf: Whatever dude

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    Zippos are supposedly windproof but my personal experience says otherwise.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreekTitan View Post
    snip........

    I have a couple $7 - $10 single flame torches that have been working flawlessly for years.

    My humble opinion:
    Everyday: Bic
    Golf course: Cheap torch
    Disc golf: Whatever dude
    I agree. For the cheap torch, I try to pick up the Ronson jet-lites from wally world. I've found them to be reliable, and they are certainly affordable.

    Honestly though, even though I live in Kansas, it's rare that I want to smoke if the wind is too strong for my Bic. My golf game gives me enough irritation, I don't need it from a hot-crooked-shitty burn and off flavors. I want to enjoy the smoke, at least, while I'm searching for my fuckin' ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashauler View Post
    i agree. For the cheap torch, i try to pick up the ronson jet-lites from wally world. I've found them to be reliable, and they are certainly affordable.

    Honestly though, even though i live in kansas, it's rare that i want to smoke if the wind is too strong for my bic. My golf game gives me enough irritation, i don't need it from a hot-crooked-shitty burn and off flavors. I want to enjoy the smoke, at least, while i'm searching for my fuckin' ball.
    Is this where you go looking for your ball?

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    I gave up on everything other than Bics. All the fancy ones either broke or I lost them and all the Bics worked until empty and I never seem to loose them...

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    I have a Lamborghini lighter that works flawlessly. It's a single torch and lights under any condition. Bought it on clearance a few years ago - have never regretted it!

    Cheap? I think there are cheaper lighters, but for my money it has served me very well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggiese View Post
    I have a Lamborghini lighter that works flawlessly. It's a single torch and lights under any condition. Bought it on clearance a few years ago - have never regretted it!

    Cheap? I think there are cheaper lighters, but for my money it has served me very well!
    Which one do you have? The Toro? Ya that not the most frugal purchase but its so pretty and if it works good then that is the best of both worlds.






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    Vertigo lighters have caught my eye recently. Their Vortex lighter holds a serious amount of fuel! Plus, it has an easy adjust flip up handle to adjust the flame. Those are my two primary focuses on a lighter anymore; large fuel tank and easy flame adjustment. The one thing I don't like about the Ronson's, is that they get WAY to hot, WAY too soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cinda View Post
    Which one do you have? The Toro? Ya that not the most frugal purchase but its so pretty and if it works good then that is the best of both worlds.
    The Estremo.

    http://www.elighters.com/ttr002002.html

    I actually inadvertently left it at a bar the other day. Thankfully the owner found it and returned it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggiese View Post
    The Estremo.

    http://www.elighters.com/ttr002002.html

    I actually inadvertently left it at a bar the other day. Thankfully the owner found it and returned it...
    please tell me yours is black..I hate to think of you sporting a pink lighter






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    Quote Originally Posted by cinda View Post
    please tell me yours is black..I hate to think of you sporting a pink lighter
    I think I may have seen this lighter once....but I cannot comment on the color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinda View Post
    please tell me yours is black..I hate to think of you sporting a pink lighter
    Nope - mine is red!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashauler View Post
    I think I may have seen this lighter once....but I cannot comment on the color.
    Did it look pink to you?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggiese View Post
    Did it look pink to you?!?!
    To be completely honest, I remember the company, conversation, cigar, and libations much more than the lighter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoventryCat86 View Post
    Zippos are supposedly windproof but my personal experience says otherwise.....
    I have to agree. While better than a Bic lighter in the wind, they're definitely not perfect. Also, (and more importantly in my book) Zippo's also use lighter fluid (eg: Ronsonol) and that stuff makes whatever you're smoking taste like lighter fluid. I used to use a Zippo for years when I still chain smoked cigarettes and I wouldn't use them with a cigar.........ever!

    I have a couple Xikar lighters and find the "torch" style lighters are better at handling wind than anything else I've tried. Unlike TheGreekTitan I've had great luck with my Xikars. I bought a single and a double torch style and the double did stop firing off the spark shortly after I purchased it. I sent it in and they sent me back a brand new one. It's been working perfectly ever since. That was at least 2 years ago. I've never had a problem with my single torch and I've had it at least 4 years now. It's worth noting I bought several single torch Xikar's as gifts for friends and all 3 of those have worked flawlessly for years without issue.
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    I've used Zippos in the past with cigars and never really noticed any difference in the taste of the cigar. My senses of smell and taste aren't all that great.
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    Jetlite by Ronson - Under $6 at Walmart stores.

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    I used to have a Blue Rhino triple flame torch that always worked until I lost it. Now I just stick to the Ronsons. The only thing I don't like about them is they are touchy on the flame adjustment. Too much or too little and it won't light.

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