Wanna know if glass pipes are better than the alternatives out there, like ceramic, wood, polycarbonate, or metal? In this article, we go full into detail about the awesome aspects of glass pipes and what makes them so fantastic. There’s a clear reason why connoisseurs prefer glass, without knocking any other mediums. So here’s an experienced perspective, offering some insight. Of course, it all comes down to personal preference, however, glass is definitely my preference!
Glass water pipes, water rigs, and bongs are excellent for so many reasons. First things first, let’s get down to business: large quantities of smoke can be inhaled at a time, giving you more bang for the buck with glass. They filter the smoke as it is produced and before you inhale, which has the benefit of eliminating carcinogens and other residues. This provides a smoother experience and one that most likely sits better with your conscience. Water also provides some instant cooling action, delivering a more comfortable smoking experience that is gentle on the throat.
Glass feels amazing; it’s smooth, smooth, smooth. From the moment you bring a slick, satiny glass piece to your lips, inhale, and conclude with your exhale, the feeling glass pipes offer is lustrous, clean, and elegant. Metal pipes can impart a metallic taste with some throaty bite; silicon pipes offer less in terms of flavor purity and consistency, while glass never absorbs flavors so you can enjoy the pure essence and flavor of the plants you’re smoking.
Glass pipes, though definitely more breakable than plastic, wood, or metal, provide a long-lasting, durable pipe. Just don’t drop them! Glass pipes are not all created the same, or of the same quality. If you happen to purchase a glass pipe at a gas station for a budget price, you should not be surprised if the quality turns out to be low-end. Professionally crafted blown glass pieces are made to go the distance and they are designed to deliver years of use with proper maintenance.
Here at Tako Glass, we take immense pride in crafting pieces of superb quality, made only by very skilled artists. We use time-honored glassblowing methods, including proper annealing, to ensure every piece made is extremely strong and capable of holding up to daily smoking.
Top-quality glass pipes and bongs can handle countless uses without degrading, and unless they are dropped or subjected to a powerful force, they can last an incredibly long time. Glass pipes are crafted in one single unit, usually with no external additions, which allows them to function seamlessly, without cumbersome parts that can falter or come loose.
Glass pipes are excellent at handling the heat when used for smoking. They do not take on heat easily during smoking, in contrast to metal pipes and ceramic pipes, which often hold heat uncomfortably well. These pipes become difficult to handle due to the heat and can affect the flavors procured in the process. Glass requires more time to heat up and it also releases heat much faster, so no burned hands or lips in the process.
The Style Factor
While definitely less necessary than overall functionality, style certainly counts big time in the smoke game. And seriously, no other medium compares to the beauty and sheer headiness of blown glass pipes. How many times have you been stopped in your tracks by the sheer artistry of a glass piece? The beauty of these pipes is always awe-inspiring; there’s just so much to behold and no two glass pipes look the same! Glass pipes are the perfect combination of artistic brilliance, artisan craftsmanship, and functional awesomeness. From the complexity of designs to the myriad of colors, and to the fun of color-changing that happens over time, glass is seriously magical.
There’s a reason why glass pipes are considered the preferred option for smoking; there are just too many benefits. Egyptian glass, nebula explosions, opals, sparkles, and the millions of possibilities available with glass make it the most incredible medium. It tastes great, produces a comfortable and consistent experience, and looks amazing in all of its infinite variations. Yes, there’s some bias here, but glass pipes are the very best!