Samples bro….samples. And lots of em!
You seem ready to fall into this hobby pretty hard! Get samples of what you fancy and go from there. Protect your wallet because this place will force you to make some pretty irrational decisions, financially. At least for me, this has been my experience.
‘s idea to meet up with a chipper is the best suggestion in this thread. That’s how i started. Got lucky to meet a great local chipper who has lots of chips and let me feel and see. Was a great intro to chips and didn’t cost me a dime.
Welcome to the site my fellow Canadian chipper! Have fun!