How to buy bong and water pipes
With the growth of cannabis, legalization and online shopping, the choice of Bongs and water pipes is overwhelming.
When I was in college 20 years ago, buying a bong was an easy proposition. You would travel to one smoking shop;; hopefully you haven’t lived too far from one. Once there, you may have a dozen options to choose from, usually straight bongs or cup bongs, and the decision to buy was made primarily based on aesthetics as they all work pretty much the same.
With hundreds of shapes, sizes, prices, colors, and designs, there are tons of bongs to choose from, all just a few clicks away. Here we put a bong in place with this helpful buying guide for buying your next one.
The first thing you have to do is figure out what you want? What is your budget Do you have a preference for material? Would you like to dab herbs or smoke?
Cheap bongs or expensive bongs
In general, you can expect to pay anywhere from $ 60 to $ 150 for a good quality bong. There are many larger bong on the market for less than $ 100.
Generally anything over $ 100 is considered a high quality bong. Some heady glass bongs and hand-blown hookahs cost more than $ 500. And on the other end of the scale, you can buy a cheap glass bong or silicone tube for $ 30 or less. While cost shouldn’t be the only factor in deciding which bong to buy, it will affect your purchase. Think carefully about how much you would be willing to pay and consider it an investment. Recall that the upfront cost does not match the long-term cost. If you use a bong regularly, you can add accessories to the basic bong or buy one with percolators that recycle chambers or additional parts like ash catchers. All of this increases the cost.
By choosing a cheap and weak bong, not only are you increasing the chance that it will break, but you are also likely to be dissatisfied with its performance. It will cost you more in the long run as you will want to replace it with a better one quickly. So if you spend a little extra money on a durable and reliable water pipe, you will save in the long run.
Search for deals online and don’t be afraid to look around. Check out coupon sites like Wethrift for specials and discounts, or wait for a special shopping day like Black Friday when you’re more likely to find bigger discounts, especially when shopping online.
The shape of the pipe is important
Before we get into the technical aspects, let’s discuss the most fundamental aspect of water pipe selection, which is shape.
Straight pipe: These are the most basic bongs. Their size ranges from a few centimeters to a few feet.
Mug: Do you remember the chemistry class? These are designed to resemble the mugs you will remember from high school. These usually have a straight neck that leads to a 45 degree flared chamber at the bottom that forms the base. The shape can help prevent splashback as well helps collect all of these ash and tar particles. The larger this cup chamber, the more surfaces are available for cooling the smoke.
Curved neck: These necks are curved to prevent water from rising from the throat to the smoker’s mouth. It’s like a breaker mechanism. They also offer a more relaxed smoking experience.
Fat Can Bases: These provide stability and are common with tall, narrow bongs, which can be top-heavy and prevent the pipes from falling over.
In addition to these, LOOKAH has some aesthetically unique and cool bongs. Try this out Tataoo glass Tube; There are mushroom-shaped pipes, squid-glass pipes, and all kinds of groovy-shaped pipes.
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Big bongs or mini bongs
That size doesn’t matter though, it wasn’t about bongs. The correct size of the bong for your needs will affect how often you use it and where you can use it. The connections on pipes are classified as male or female. They are usually 10, 14 or 18 mm. Knowing which one you want is important so that you can make sure bowls, banggers, and ash collectors fit securely.
The water pipes themselves can also be within reach, mini pipes that fit in the palm of your hand, to monster bongs that stand 7 feet or higher. Now needing a stepladder to get to the mouthpiece and a friend to light the bong so you can use it isn’t practical, but it looked really cool.
Obviously, the size determines how heavy and how portable a bong is. If you want to hang out with your pals, wearing a 3 foot bong isn’t very convenient. The most popular size seems to be anywhere from 7 to 14 inches. This offers plenty of space for water filtration and is not a chore when cleaning or cleaning. If you want to take your bong to parties, a smaller mini-bong is perfect.
Percolators and Recycler Bongs
Percolation is a hot topic because there is no clear winner who is the best and everyone has a favorite and sticks to it. With an osmotic filter, you need to look out for two things: the smoothness of the osmotic filter and the resistance to smoking through the holes. You don’t need percolators if you are not familiar with bongs, but they are good. Try not to buy a pipe with a lot of percolators. This seems like a good idea, but the resistance of the percolator can make it harder to pull your hits.
Water is an important element in any bong as it is used to cool and filter smoke. It is said to be healthier for your body because harmful pollutants are filtered out before the smoke reaches your lungs. All you have to do is look at the dirty water to see it is benefiting your lungs. In addition to filtering, the water cools the smoke considerably. This means you can get a big hit, make it smooth, and less irritating to your throat and lungs. In essence, the more bubbles you can create, the more comfortable it is to hit them.
This is a shortlist of the most popular percolators. For a full list, see our article on How Percolators Work.
Honeycomb: Excellent filter effect and minimal resistance. Very popular choice.
Tree: good filter effect, low resistance. Another popular option.
Shower heads: Produce moderate filtration and smoothness, and offer minimal resistance.
Inline: Fairly good filtration and average persistence. Ideal for light systems.
Turbine: Medium filter effect, more resistance than the shower head.
In most cases, all percolators will make your smoking experience smoother. However, due to the complexity of some types of percolators, their cost may be higher.
Therefore, if you don’t want to use a high-end filter like the Propeller PERC, it is better to buy a simpler filter like the Tree PERC. This can help you save a lot of money and get the same value out of the new pipe.
Glass is the most popular material for water pipes. It offers a clean and pure taste as the glass does not interfere with the smell of smoke. Since glass is transparent, it is easy to monitor resin formation. It’s also easy to clean up if build-up is a problem. Because of these factors Glass bongs are usually more expensive than bongs made from other materials.
There’s nothing more daunting than watching an expensive glass bong shatter when your clumsy stoner buddy drops it. So if someone you smoke with falls into this category, you may want to go for something a little more rugged.
Plastic / silicone is probably the second most popular material as it is very durable. You can drop plastic bongs when you cough, and the only damage is water stains on the carpet. Plastic pipes are also relatively inexpensive when compared to other materials. Plastic bongs are ideal for on the go because they don’t break as easily as glass or ceramic. The only downside to plastic / silicone bongs is that they can easily affect the taste of your smoke.
Ceramic bongs tend to be heavier and more sturdy than the other materials on the list. For this reason, and because of their general vulnerability, ceramic bongs are generally unsuitable for performing. However, because clays are incredibly malleable and easy to use, they come in a variety of novel shapes, sizes, and colors. Ceramic bongs are usually more expensive than silicone bongs because of the labor involved. While ceramic bongs may not be your daily smoker, they are undoubtedly great for special occasions or for display on closets or shelves.
Bamboo is another popular material for hookahs, and many of the earliest bongs were made from bamboo. Bamboo smoke ranges from the basic equipment (just a bamboo tube sealed at the bottom) to elaborate surfaces in which metal, varnish and paint are incorporated into the design. Bamboo is also very durable, which means that if handled correctly, it will last a very long time.
Metal can also be used to make bongs, although it’s not as common as glass or silicone. Metal is very durable and also relatively cheap and easy to work and shape. The disadvantage of metal is that it can affect the taste of your smoke and you never know when to clean it.