When you started smoking cannabis you likely opted for a joint or chose a small, handheld glass pipe. These were effective and fun for a while, but maybe you want to take more control of your smoking experience? You may be looking for a cleaner, less harsh inhalation or just enjoy watching the smoke waft through various chambers. Either way, you’ve decided to make the move from your former pieces and are ready to purchase your very own bong. But, where do you start? There is no right or wrong option, but here are some things to consider before you visit one of your local Vancouver dispensaries.
There are various ways to categorize bongs, also known as water pipes, but we like to separate them into grommets: glass on glass or standard slide.
The slide is the area of the bong where the cannabis is placed. In some versions, the grommet is rubber, but glass on glass literally means that the slide, just like the bong, is all glass. This creates a tighter seal.
The glass on glass slides come in three sizes (10 mL, 14 mL, 18 mL), while the standard slides come in two (standard and oversize).
While the bong you choose to purchase will come with a slide, there are various replacement slides sold separately, which is why it is important to know the style slide you opt to get.
Similar to those who say they don’t enjoy wine until they find the one that perfectly matches their palette preference; at Fire & Frost Cannabis Supply we agree that there is a bong for everyone. Just like finding the perfect wine, finding the perfect bong is an adventure. Thankfully, you don’t have to try bongs you don’t like before finding the right one. All you have to do is chat with one of our glass experts and you will find one that meets your needs. Whether you are looking for an American-made bong, one that is hand-blown, or the one that offers the coldest hits, we help direct you to the ones that best meet your needs.
Here are some questions to consider before purchasing a new bong;
- Do you want a colder hit?
- Are you looking to admire the smoke move through multiple chambers?
- How fragile or durable of a bong do you need?
- Do you mind if the bong starts to turn colors from smoke residue?
- How often do you want or expect to clean your bong?
- Where will you be using your bong?
- Are you looking to regularly exchange your slider for fun pieces?
- Do you want something colorful or clear?
- Do you want something American-made?
- Would you prefer German glass?
Ultimately, if you know which kind of hit you prefer (cooler, smoother, etc), then an expert at one of your nearby Vancouver dispensaries will be able to direct you to the bong that is perfect for you.If you have any additional questions, you are always welcome at Fire & Frost Cannabis. We have an extensive collection of bongs, whether you are a first time user or a connoisseur. We also carry bud, storage containers, edibles, salves, and more.