For smokers who would love to try out a glass smoking bowl but do not have any experience with them, I am here to share my knowledge about these smoking tools with you. Glass smoking bowls are slightly different from average glass pipes especially due to the bowl as we shall see below.
Let’s start with designs. Glass smoking bowls are pretty much similar to other glass pipes when it comes to designing. A good majority of them are made by the same manufacturers who make other types of smoking paraphernalia. Roor for example, is a contender in this sector having made a few sleek designs like the Roor Turbo bowl.
This specific smoking bowl is designed in a way that you can pull a lot of smoke faster when you inhale. Like most glass smoking bowl, this make disperses heat a lot faster which is a major advantage of the smoking tool.
And talking of dispersing heat faster, some glass smoking bowls can heat ridiculous fast, which means that you should be cautious to make sure your legal herbs don’t overheat. Another advantage with using a glass bowl is that you don’t have to set it up. Most of the requirements are already fixed so all you need is your legal herbs or essential oils and you are good to go.
When thinking of buying a smoking bowl, it would be prudent if you confirmed that the glass material used in the glass is strong and if it is genuine borosilicate. Most other materials tend to be weak and can be annoyingly fragile. However, even if the glass bowl you buy is made of borosilicate or pyrex, there should be no problem. Borosilicate is still glass and may eventually crack or break all together if dropped on the floor several times or if dropped on concrete.
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On the negative side, glass smoking bowls are believed to cause heat damage to the lungs especially if used for long. Since they are not vaporizers themselves or dab rigs, the smoke you inhale can have some impact to your body after some time. All in all, glass smoking bowls are fun to use and especially when smoking in a group, you can pass them around easily unlike other smoking tools. They are also easy to clean since most of the waste released, mainly as ash can be removed by just pulling down the bowl.
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