It can be confusing when fellow smokers start mentioning different kinds of glass pipes. Sometimes you can feel like a fish out of the water for not knowing even what a scientific glass pipe or hand blown glass pipe is. At least for the hand blown glass pipe you can guess, due to the words hand and blown, but what are scientific glass pipes?
Definition of Scientific Glass Pipes:
A scientific glass pipe is made in the laboratories unlike the hand blown glass pipes which are made by individual artists.
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To make the glass, a complex process is done from melting and molding the glass, testing it and even creating a unique style out of it. Scientific glass pipes have many advantages such as being durable, excellent in functions and most of them come with warranties. For example, labs like G-lab are known to make high quality glass pipes made with long lasting materials.
One thing that is outstanding in scientific glass pipes is that they never fail when it comes to working and their exact measurements deliver consistent smokes. Since most of them are made in the lab by qualified scientists, they tend to have minimal chances of failure. There are also many different varieties for customers to choose from. For instance, you can get dome or domeless glass pipes, small, medium sized, while there are those with multiple chambers, which can get a bit expensive (but it’s worth it).
For people who deal in selling glass pipes and other related products, scientific glass pipes are the best option since they are made in bulk. You can buy them directly from the manufacturer or from a head shop. Unlike in hand blow glass pipes that can’t be made many with the exact designs and styles, it is possible in the lab. The good thing with buying things made in bulk is that you can get great discounts which as a retailer, can boost your income galore.
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So how much do they cost? To be honest, the glass pipes are priced depending on several factors. Some have simple designs and are small in size while some can be quite big, like the Roor Excalibur which is 6ft long. In addition, the price may vary from one seller to the other. If you want great discounts and prices when buying scientific glass pipes, buy in head shops. Local retails stores have very many wage bills and taxes which forces them to raise the cost of their glass pipes. Typically you can expect to buy a namebrand scientific glass pipes around $80-250 range. Possibly higher for limited edition or custom designs.
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