@KeroZen Oh my god... when I saw your photo of the shipping box filled with garbage, my heart sank... all I could think of was... DID I DO THAT?! I couldn't have.... could I? Maybe I just wasn't paying attention when I packed it all up...ye..wait..no..noooo that can't be... let me read the post......... oh. HAH! @delloy , Ouch... sorry about the customs man, that's a first for me I think. That's brutal! Those photos look awesome though, thanks!! And yeah.. the gold ink is something that just can't be appreciated in photos, irl it just pops! I love how it looks different from every angle. @KeroZen Those photos are wicked! I love the comparisons! That's just something I couldn't have seen on my own... so it's really cool. Thanks for showing off the stem like you have, I think it's one of the more subtle but important design points that's not immediately obvious when looking at the Nomad when it's all put together. And you bring up an excellent point about the draw restriction. For many people it's something that takes a little getting used to. The bottom hole in the wooden base can be partially restricted to provide some draw restriction. I experimented with making a sort of plug that fits in there, with adjustable hole diameters to change the restriction.... but in the end I found that, for me, I liked the open draw the best, and found it much easier to regulate the draw with my lungs... that way you can start slow and low, then ramp up your draw speed as everything heats up. Anyhow, thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts and first impressions. It's really surreal to see these out in the wild, it's been a blast to sit here and read your posts, I feel so happy to have found such an awesome community of like-minded people!