The reverse-Calabash theme, defined by a design featuring a cooling and condensation-collecting chamber in the shank, has exploded in popularity over the past few years or so. First brought to the forefront of the market by (I believe) Tom Eltang, and followed quickly by the likes of Michail Revyagin, when Rolando began to create his version, the Conducta, they exuded a good deal of the industrial aesthetic found in Tom's Tubo-bash.
Beginning in mid 2013, we started to see what I have come to think of as "the real Rolando" shine through, as he began to move away from forms which were obviously created to accommodate the engineering, and towards the creation of beautiful standards - which also just happened to be reverse Calabashes. Such is the case with this squat, pugnacious powerhouse. With a bowl diameter that equals mighty close to 40% of the length, and the dapper combination of onyx and titanium, this Conducta proves that rugged and muscular needn't exclude a sense of panache.
--R. 'Bear' Graves