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Things are constantly changing in the dabbing community and we know it may be hard to follow all the new information. (It sure was for me in the beginning!)
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This post is dedicated to those looking to buy a dab rig online.
The same way that the concentrates have gone through massive evolving over the years, the devices made for them have done the same.
The results? There is now a wide variety of concentrate rigs available in the market.
Before going out and buying your rig, there are many things you should have prior knowledge of. I will discuss some of the factors below.
Grav Labs Honeycomb Puck Buoy Base Rig
Your Dab Rig Defines You
Simply put, a rig is a glass water pipe for vaporizing concentrates.
There are some other pieces of equipment that are necessary for dabbing and we will call them dabbing accessories.
Those other accessories are a dab nail, (possibly a vapor dome), dabber, and handheld butane torch which are all needed to take a dab. *You will need a vapor dome if you don’t have a domeless nail.
However, the dab rig itself is the star of the show.
The time, effort, and skill that go into making your rig is an art in itself. Something you will learn about people in the dabbing & glass blowing communities is their love for functional glass art. They have a bond with their glass and it shows!
The rig, itself, is the most expensive piece of your set-up and do run higher than traditional glass smoking pipes and with good reason.
This invention is truly a work of art. Around here, we don’t care about the cheapest piece of glass you can buy because you often get what you pay for. We’re focused on quality.
When you hear about dabbing, I want you to understand the respect behind it. Those that dab regularly share a mutual friendship and understanding with each other.
A person’s rig defines their dabbing style.
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A Dab Rig’s Value Is Determined By Four Main Factors:
Style – The style determines the prices because of the work that went into it. The size, patterns, and type of rig are all important factors of style.
Brand – Some glass brands are known for creating amazing quality glass rigs. Be sure to pay attention to whether the rig you are buying comes from a quality brand such as Toro, ZOB, ShawnDaddy, or Hitman.
Quality – This is the quality glass used. Expensive rigs showcase beautiful hand-blown borosilicate glass rather than thinly molded china glass.
Novelty – This is the bonus work that went into the rig. Whether there are worked elements such as linework, marbles or it has special capabilities.
BONUS: Functionality – This is how the rig actually functions. Does it provide velvety smooth hits easily, does it require heavier inhalation? Does it cool the vapor or is it direct inject? (typically you can’t know this factor 100% until you buy) but you can read reviews prior to purchasing which we HIGHLY RECOMMEND you do!
Most people just starting out with dabbing, do not know these values but after years of experience we can assure you these are the most important things to know when purchasing a dab rig.
Rig Accessories- The Nail
Your rig is not complete without an effective nail.
The material, brand, and style of your nail determines the price.
The different types of nails include glass, quartz, ceramic, titanium, and electric (e-nail).
For example a Highly Educated Infinite Titanium Nail is worth far more than a glass nail.
Hitman and Highly Educated Ball-Cap Hinged Domeless Nail 14mm-18mm Female
Be sure to find out whether the rig you are buying includes a dab nail or not because that helps determine the total price of your rig setup
Buying Dab Rigs Safely Online
Only purchase from reputable sites and be sure to contact their customer support prior to ordering.
Feel free to contact us for our opinions on reputable sites and sellers because we want our readers to spend their hard earned money wisely.
Remember that when buying a dab rig, the price is determined by the four factors I stated earlier:
style, brand, quality, functionality and novelty.
Happy Dabbing Dabbers!
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