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bongs n stuff by Barnaby Messlesine - Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:41:34 EST ID:HsZ9011N No.4894669 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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What's the verdict on bubblers? Was thinking of getting one instead of a bong because it seems more versatile.
Abner Grovile - Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:03:39 EST ID:Rv28mfrx No.4894671 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Go to your local head-shop and pick out a couple that you like. Then water test them before you buy.

Bubblers are great. 80% of the functionality of a decent bong, but as portable as a bowl. It can be difficult to find one with air-flow that you like though, so water test!

Also keep in mind that they're a fucking bitch to pack fresh bowls in.

With a bowl, you can just plug the carb and blow. With a bubbler, if you do that, you shoot a mess of water and ash everywhere. Make sure you put in a screen, and don't pack it too tightly. That way you can take a pointy key and pick out the cashed shit.

Also it sounds like you're a new smoker, so if you're not living on your own, keep in mind that this could be easy to hide from your...roommates.
Pipe Huffingmoar - Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:19:26 EST ID:7l7J89+l No.4894674 Ignore Report Quick Reply
In my opinion I would rather have a small bong with a removable bow over a slightly smaller bubbler. Mainly for the reasons mentioned above. I don't think they are all that great.
Sudden McLovin - Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:30:54 EST ID:go4rb6Id No.4894677 Ignore Report Quick Reply
don't get a bubbler that doesn't have a glass on glass joint. push bowls are for poorfags
Augustus Pittforth - Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:48:38 EST ID:PS54nmhB No.4894678 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Theyre just as good as most bongs but they are a bitch to clean.
Hugh Snodstone - Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:55:25 EST ID:r+ykAK7s No.4894680 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I really don't like them. IMO, they combine the worst aspects of a bong and a pipe. they're small enough to be hard to clean and harsh hitting, while large enough to be awkward to store and break easier than a normal pipe, plus they still need water (and it has to be poured through a much smaller hole). just get a full size bong for home, and pipes or a small bong for travel/outdoors
Rupert Tacklestock - Tue, 19 Sep 2017 01:01:17 EST ID:cnv3p7g/ No.4894682 Ignore Report Quick Reply

the fuck is a push bowl? one with a carb? if im going to opt for a bubbler i dont want to deal with a fuckin slide. at that point its just a tiny bong
Hugh Snodstone - Tue, 19 Sep 2017 01:09:12 EST ID:r+ykAK7s No.4894684 Ignore Report Quick Reply
water pipes without slides are garbage. if you don't want to deal with a slide, just get a regular pipe
Sudden McLovin - Tue, 19 Sep 2017 03:28:02 EST ID:go4rb6Id No.4894690 Ignore Report Quick Reply
a bubbler without a joint is useless for anything but smoking, plus push bowls are just garbage for combusting in general
Rupert Tacklestock - Tue, 19 Sep 2017 03:42:18 EST ID:cnv3p7g/ No.4894691 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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so im gathering a "push bowl" is indeed a bowl with a carb?

idk, ive used bubblers with slides before, and it was nice and all, but it felt so much more cumbersome, like you need both hands to operate it effectively, where a "push bowl" you just need one hand to hold the pipe and cover the carb, enabling much more discreet or quick hits, which is the type of scenario i would use a bubbler over a bong. i mean if i can smoke without worry why in the sweet fuck would i not use a bong? if i am going more subtle then i want a style that can be 1 handed
Polly Bottingdale - Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:09:34 EST ID:qvvrn4JZ No.4894693 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So this thing I've been smoking out of for the last year is called a bubbler. Good to finally know.
I don't think they hit any harsher than bongs, it feels like you take the hit in more gradually and I guess that makes up for the fact it hasn't cooled as much as bong smoke since I used to cough more from bongs.
It can take being knocked over too, I manage to tip mine fairly regularly without damage.
To add to >>4894678 though, the stem connecting the bowl to the water chamber is terribly narrow in mine, add to that the fact that its typically half submerged and you get gunky resin starting to clog the fucker after just a few hits.
This becomes more of a cock the longer you use it, some parts are just unreachable with the tools you'll typically use to clean it (hairpin, Q tip etc) so even when you clean the stem of gunk, you'll have an unreachable gunky crust forming around the bottom opening of the stem that the res always sticks to, making it clog even faster.
Great middle ground between a pipe and a bong, can be bothersome if its your main piece.
Blaze Zed - Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:57:22 EST ID:sGyUZGRY No.4894745 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My friend, if subtlety and discreetness are what you want, then a portable vape should be a serious consideration - funds permitting.
Xane Perosteck - Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:06:37 EST ID:i5YyoG5k No.4894755 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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These people are wrong.

Slides are objectively worse than a fixed cone piece with a carb.
If you get a bubbler or bong with a cone/bowl that is fixed to it, that would be the best.

>less drag because one piece
>can use it one hand
>never have a mongcone where the weed pops out of the bowl due to airpressure because you just open the carb and everything is fine
>never lose/drop your slide and fuck the whole piece

mang get a bubbler but try it out first and if ya gonna be using it in a car or at home be mindful of how it sits on a surface. All the bubblers i've had get knocked over easier than bongs.

comparing the hit from a bubbler to a pipe is ridiculous, bubblers hit much more like bongs. you will need ISO to clean it
Ellen Brownpaste - Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:44:40 EST ID:2yA0TY3C No.4895586 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Definitely get a bong.

In my opinion the only advantage bubblers have over bongs is portability, so if you think you'll be smoking on the go more often than not a bubbler works; but to be honest if portability/getting caught is that much of an issue you might as well just switch to paper to eliminate the need to carry glass around.

Compared to a bong, the slight increase in portability you get from a bubbler is negligible. You're trading off percolation and power for portability, and while there are nice bubblers out there they're expensive, often fragile and not exactly something I want to be hauling around so it can break, the police can find it or someone can steal it.

Buy a bong. (Smoother + More Power ) > Portability
Alfred Catface - Wed, 04 Oct 2017 12:28:47 EST ID:go4rb6Id No.4895591 Ignore Report Quick Reply
nah push bowls are for jollies, worked slides for life
Anthony Crabs - Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:41:20 EST ID:AqIMBzHD No.4895595 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Grab a vapcap m and a butane lighter for 50$
Fark McGeezax - Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:37:28 EST ID:39hDmyTp No.4895608 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>often fragile and not exactly something I want to be hauling around so it can break

Why do people even mention this?
Out of the numerous times I've dropped my glass piece. It has ALWAYS broken.

Buy the cheapest glass you want. Regardless, if you drop that fucker it's going to break, lol.
Flatulent Frank - Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:56:24 EST ID:KtXMn/PV No.4895610 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Regardless, if you drop that fucker it's going to break, lol.
That's so objectively not true. I've dropped many pieces and seen many pieces dropped, many broke, but many didn't. And if you go to Venice Beach there will be people dropping pipes and bouncing them up into their hand, or smashing bubblers against wood like a judge's gavel.
Fucking Beblingfad - Thu, 05 Oct 2017 20:05:58 EST ID:VJmwYSXU No.4895670 Ignore Report Quick Reply

dude im not saying bubblers are the "ultimate stealth method" im saying if i am using a bubbler at all, which is what this stupid thread is about, then i am probably looking to be more nimble/sneaky/mobile than if i were using a bong. therefore there is no conceivable scenario where i would choose a bubbler with a slide vs. one with a carb. if i am going to be hitting a water-filtered piece with a slide then i am going to be using a bong. there is no reason to get a tiny baby bong that is equally cumbersome. thats like getting a regular dry pipe with a slide, what's the fucking purpose of that
George Bardridge - Thu, 05 Oct 2017 22:09:07 EST ID:88xlVWnn No.4895689 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It really depends on what situations you mostly smoke weed in. A bubbler is basically the hybrid of a bong and pipe. So if you're relying mainly on that one piece and want the water chill with something that's portable then a bubbler is a good choice. I owned one that my friend gave me for a while until it got so resinated it just clogged up all the time and had to be retired. But I got many years of service from that piece.

In my opinion though if you're in the kind of situation where you can openly smoke at home then I'd just get a bong and a pipe for use on the go. A good bong will hit so smooth you barely notice you're inhaling smoke. Bubblers help a bit but bongs are way better IMO
Thomas Shakestock - Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:07:02 EST ID:uHj3+O+t No.4895706 Ignore Report Quick Reply
that just means you're buying shit glass. i've had people throw glass pipes and bubblers on the pavement to prove how strong they are and they just bounce.
Edwin Clabblespear - Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:52:33 EST ID:elcJLBcE No.4895710 Ignore Report Quick Reply
explain to me how a bong has more "power", because thats just bullshit stoner science
Edwin Clabblespear - Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:09:42 EST ID:elcJLBcE No.4895711 Ignore Report Quick Reply
bitch my glass is 9mm thick, you could beat someone to death with it and throw it down a quarry to hide the evidence and it would still be intact when the police find it
Fucking Beblingfad - Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:33:47 EST ID:VJmwYSXU No.4895713 Ignore Report Quick Reply

liters of air / second potential is greater
Girly Sanchez - Fri, 06 Oct 2017 18:47:31 EST ID:yO4q/B/Q No.4895737 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The verdict is it is the pinnacle of glass engineering. It has all the benefits of a pipe as well as all of the benefits of a bong. It is personally my most highly sought after piece. I love bubblers and use them almost exclusively.
Albert Bottingpud - Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:54:16 EST ID:duZcVSaO No.4896081 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Smoke volume doesn't increase your high if the total cannabinoid consumption is constant, bruv.
Edith Ethelbert - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 01:13:07 EST ID:4buLEe33 No.4896087 Ignore Report Quick Reply
can confirm, I have 9mm as well.

bongs>bubblers in that you remove the bowl from and for that I think that makes it more ergonomic for things like changing water and changing herb.
Sophie Gollyson - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 01:20:16 EST ID:cJDmQSgo No.4896089 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you like pipes but wish it were more bong-like, then get a bubbler. I like how they look and feel, and can easily fit into a rotation like a pipe. More versatile, though? Probably not.
Hans McKiffer - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:24:49 EST ID:VJmwYSXU No.4896113 Ignore Report Quick Reply

... but the fact that more smoke / second is entering the lungs means that the cannabinoid consumption will increase, thus increasing the high, bruvaluv.
Cedric Pickman - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:49:59 EST ID:4fZlhNCN No.4896117 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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They're good because if you don't have water handy, it's not too ridiculous to take dry hits from the bubbler.
Francis Dogfart - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:49:22 EST ID:Vunqnk++ No.4896126 Ignore Report Quick Reply
imo small pipes and bongs are useless
High Strung - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:50:23 EST ID:O2+B3di1 No.4896132 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I own a bubbler and while I like it enough (it's like a mini-bong), it's a bitch to clean and I'd like a real bong eventually. I plan to keep her around even after I get a bong though.

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