You Need a Pipe!
Learn about the different types of pipes you can buy
The first step is to determine what you want your pipe for. If you just plan on smoking weed, then a bong or bubbler may work. On the other hand, if you smoke different things in addition to weed (like tobacco, or tobacco and marijuana) then perhaps a pipe would be better because it will allow for smoking other things too.
There are various types of pipes that can work for anything from weed to cigarettes and e-cigarettes. The type of materials can also affect the sound as well as the draw resistance when smoking inside the pipe's mouthpiece.
Finally, there are metal pipes that have been passed down through generations but may not be legal in your state or country--be sure to check local laws before buying.
Here are the 7 Kinds of Pipes available in the market:
#1: The Hand Pipe
The hand pipe is the best option for beginners. It's easy to use and pocket-sized. This pipe will make your smoking experience smoother, more enjoyable, while also less likely to give you a vaporizer-type cough that some other pipes can cause. Plus, it's easy to clean - all you have to do is dip it in alcohol or put it in the dishwasher! Hand pipes can be purchased at most head shops or online at Amazon.com.
#2: The Water Pipe
The water pipe is for experienced smokers who know what they're doing. It has a large bowl that makes it suitable for sharing. It's more common to smoke tobacco in this pipe than weed, but the water pipe is known to have a big effect on the productivity of your marijuana (marijuana taken through this method can be very stimulating).
This pipe is also used for smoking tobacco, but it has some specific advantages and disadvantages that you need to know about before you pick the right one for you.
A small handy dandy water pipe called a gravity bong allows one person to easily share with another using gravity, not some complicated apparatus like a traditional bong. It's also relatively easy to clean. You just have to dump the bong into soap and water.
Some people prefer a diffuser that is made of hand-blown glass, but some prefer an acrylic diffuser because it allows free airflow through the pipe and acts as a sort of "air filter." For many people, the diffuser that they prefer will become one's favorite water pipe no matter what kind is used.
#3: The Hookah Pipe
This pipe works best with loose tobacco and/or marijuana blends (like a hybrid). It is an Arab-American invention from the 20th century. It's filled with a fruity tobacco mixture that is passed from person to person and smoked.
There are a variety of different flavors, including the traditional mint or cherry flavor. Hookah smoking is very popular because it allows for more social interaction than other types of pipes. You can spend hours getting high with your friends without ever getting bored!
#4: The Hitter Pipe
The hitter pipe has really taken off with e-cigarettes, but you don't need to have an e-cigarette to use one. It resembles a hand pipe (see above) with some important differences. You can control the temperature of the smoke and you don't need to worry about packing the bowl with weed or tobacco.
The hitter pipe is made of acrylic and is a little smaller than a normal hand pipe. It's also available in metal, wood, glass, and ceramic. Like the water pipe, there are many different types of hitter pipes available at online retailers.
Many people believe that smoking weed with a hookah is not healthy because it provides nicotine to your body. However, there is no conclusive evidence that smoking hookah has any negative effects other than nicotine addiction (which is already present naturally).
#5: The Wooden Pipe
This traditional pipe is the most common. It has a wooden stem and bowl (although it is sometimes made from glass or clay). The bowl can be fitted with a screen to stop ash from entering your mouth. Most wooden pipes are hand carved and designed for people who want an affordable pipe to smoke tobacco, weed, or many other products.
#6: The Glass Pipe
The glass pipe has become very popular recently because of advancements in technology that allow for these pipes to be made cheaply and with quality in mind. Glass pipes come in a variety of shapes (like a bubbler or spoon) and colors. They are made from quality glass, so you can smash them into pieces if you like but they won't break.
In addition to their aesthetic qualities, the most popular kind of glass pipe is used to smoke weed because it has a built-in screen filter (like the wooden pipe). This allows for smoother, cleaner hits. Just be careful with these! Dropping them on the ground might crack or break them. It's best to stick with one of the other types of pipes mentioned above if you want something less fragile.
#7: The Metal Pipe
The metal pipe is incredibly durable, but it comes at a cost. It's expensive to purchase, and it's not as easy to clean as other pipes (all you have to do is hang it or toss it into the dishwasher). However, it's great if you're in the market for a show-off type of pipe. To be honest, we don't have many people using this kind of pipe because of its price. However, if you're willing to shell out $50+ for a metal pipe you'll definitely get your money's worth.
Overall, the best pipe for you is likely to be a personal decision based on your performance needs and your budget. As with all things in life, the path of least resistance will usually prove to be best.
- Do you want an affordable pipe that you don't need to worry about?
- Do you have a medical card or are you buying from a dispensary?
- Do you want something beautiful to look at or are stainless steel and glass more your style?
All of these questions should factor into your purchasing decisions.
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