That fat beehive of a shank might have you scratching your head at first glance, but rest assured it's there for a good reason. This is one of Rolando Negoita's "Conducta" designs, which are defined by a single particular, novel feature: shanks which house expansive smoke-cooling chambers. Since everything between transition and stem consists mainly of a hollowed-out space, the balance in hand remains as light and easy as you would expect in a more traditional Dublin design.
Each of Rolando's "Conducta" cooling-chamber pipes comes with its own tamper, featuring a clothes-pin like notch on one end - quite useful for holding a piece of paper towel or patch-cloth when it comes time to clean the shank's expansive cooling chamber.
- Eric N. Squires