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7Pipe Design Talk: The Suka Pipe

     Every creation has a different starting point.   With the 7Pipe Twisty, my beginning concept was the functionality of a chapstick, or the ability to reload bowls with the simplicity of a twist.  With the Suka Pipe however, I started with a discus or UFO shape, and went from there.  I love the shape and wanted to create a pipe with the smooth contours of a UFO spaceship.  I had no idea what functionality it would have or how it would work.        Eventually, I added the crucial new functionality to the Süka pipe, the trackball.  The trackball can be seen on computer mice, and I borrowed this concept for a pipe.  Initially, I had designed a grinder...

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