Bongs and Glass Water Pipes
Glass water pipes, commonly known as bongs, are one of the most popular styles of smoking pipes. Water pipes get their name because they use water to cool down the smoke, which can sometimes cause a burning sensation when it is hot. The process by which the water cools the smoke is called diffusion. Diffusion makes the inhalation of smoke feel smoother compared to traditional pipes that do not use water. A standard bong features a mouthpiece at the top, a stem on the side, and the chamber at the bottom that holds the water. The bowl sits on top of the stem. The bowl is where you pack your herb. As you draw in smoke from the mouthpiece, air flows from the stem, bubbles under the water, and the smoke rises to the top. By passing through the water, the smoke is filtered and cooled, which is why the term “smooth” is often used when describing smoke from water pipes.
Straight Tubes and Beaker Bongs
Straight tubes and beaker bongs are two classic styles of bongs. Beaker bongs tend to be bigger than straight tubes and can hold more water and smoke. More water in the chamber means more weight at the bottom, a lower center of gravity, making them a bit harder to knock over (beaker bongs might be the choice for you if you’re accident prone). Beaker bongs also allow you to fill the bong with more smoke before you inhale. If you prefer bigger bong hits, beakers are a good choice for you.
Bubblers and Recyclers
Bubblers are similar to water pipes and are often portable pieces. They’re flexible and versatile because you can add water or use them as dry pipes.
Recyclers are also a type of water pipe. When you enhale, water continuously moves throughout the recycler. This effect cools your smoke and creates a cool visual effect as the water flows through the piece. Recyclers usually use two chambers to circulate the water and cool down the smoke.
Features and Accessories
Water pipes will sometimes feature an ice pinch which are small indents on the tube of a water pipe that hold ice and cool down the smoke. If an ice pinch isn’t enough, some bongs will feature a perc that is meant to filter and cool smoke. Some popular types of percs are honeycomb percs, inline percs, showerhead percs, circ percs, turbine percs. A straight tube (diffused downstem) sits at the base of the bong and has slits. The diffused downstem will go under the water and allows the smoke to pass through the pipe.
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