I'm a dipper too.
Like pig said, it's pretty much mandatory when you grow up playing ball.
I used to only dip when i was playing ball, or driving. But now that i'm riding pretty much all the time and don't just go for a "dip drive", i do it all the time.
As i'm typing right now i got a pinch of berry skoal between my lip and gums.
I just wish i could rig something up inside my helmet so i could have a dip out on the open road. I've tried a hose going to a bottle inside my jacket and various twists on that idea, but the only one that really works is just lifting my helmet once and a while to spit. Really gets those cagers off your A$$.
I still remember the very first dip i had. It was skoal straight, after school on the way home. I was in grade 9. I wish i had never taken it.
There is not many things in my life that i would go back and change, but that would be my top priority if i got one do-over. Like MP said, everybody needs their vices, I only wish i'd chosen another one. I have tried to quit before, and one time i made it for 6 months. But low and behold the start of another ball season. It's also very tough when ALL of your friends dip. In the coming months i'm going to give it another, honest shot.
To everybody out there who has yet to try it. DON'T. Everybody says that it's not addictive. Their idiots. plain and simple. And with all these new flavours of "candy" dip out there, like berry, cherry, apple, vanilla....etc it's even easier to get hooked, because they actually do taste good. And before you know it your hooked.
Sorry for the long rant, this thread just happened to catch my attention