Neat, petite, and (Oh My!) so sweet, this Michael Parks sandblasted straight Billiard might well pack the highest grain-to-weight ratio that I have had the privilege to describe.
With a shank that exactly matches the height of the bowl, and a bit that matches the combined length of the shank and bowl with the same precision, Parks' acumen with the traditional shapes is every bit as impressive as the marvelous flights of fancy for which he is so rightfully famous. As far as my declaration regarding the grain-to-weight ratio? The grain is before you and the weight (if you want to call it that) is just 17 grams. Nope, not a typo; about the weight of a compact disc, without the case. This is one straight pipe that your jaw will love - almost as much as your eyes will. Your fingertips certainly won't be left out either, given that incredible depth of texture Parks has coaxed from this little pipe.
--R. 'Bear' Graves