I first saw these skins in Switzerland during a euro-railing trip. I have to say that I was first and foremost pleased with the "thin-ness" of these papers. I'm not 100% sure if it was this factor that contributed to the resulting smooth smoke, or if it was a combination of less paper and less chemicals. In addition, the gum used is of a high quality, it does it's job well regardless of how much or little spit you use (unlike the swan skins). That's especially good if you're sticking three or four of them together for a really big... uhh... err... cigarette.. or bifter, depending on what you're smoking, I suppose. So, conclusion wise, I'd definitely recommend these papers to a friend, after all there's not much difference between all the skins on the market, but what little there is, OCB does well in.