It can be quite a difficult task to choose a bong whether you’re a beginner or an experienced smoker. There are many factors you need to take into account. Sometimes you may need several types of bongs depending on where you will be using it.
There are so many varieties of bongs available in the market as well. They vary in their design, level of simplicity, material, ease of use and maintenance etc. You should first research and build up on your knowledge on bongs so that you’re better equipped to choose one. Some of the types of bongs you will be using are straight tubes, recyclers and beaker base. You will get dense smoke in straight tubes but they have a tendency to clear fast. You will get a bigger volume in beaker bongs at bong shop online and therefore, it will have less dense smoke. It will be quite hard to clear as well. The bong will differ on what you will be smoking. If you’re smoking concentrates, you can go for a recycler. But it is better to start with a simpler bong like a beaker blow or straight tube if you’re new to this.You have to consider the thickness of the glass as that determines the how long your bong will last. A thicker glass will be better for longer use. But it also depends on where you will be smoking. If you’re smoking in your house where the bong will be kept quite safe, it will not matter very much what the thickness of the glass is. But it you’re travelling with it a lot and you’re sharing it with your friends, it is better to have a thicker glass so that it is more durable. When it comes to a percolator water pipe, you need to consider the amount of drag you have. This is more suited to an experienced smoker. Some of the popular percolators are tree that has minimal drag and very good filtration, shower heads that provide minimal drag, honeycombs that are very popular for its filtration and inline that are good for dab rigs. Cleaning your bong is very important for its upkeep. You will notice that the bong gets dirty and there will be smoke residue deposited on the glass after frequent use. You will not need to clean very much if you’re only using a simple bong that doesn’t have percolators. But once your bong has percolators, cleaning will become a little difficult. There are also add-ons that you can buy such as splashguard that will prevent filthy bong water from getting in your mouth, ice pinch that can cool the smoke, ash catcher that will provide another level of filtrations and percolators that help to cool the smoke.
Add-ons – buying a bong with these are a plus but not needed.