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Soft Glass Bongs - Ultimate Guide
What To Know About Soft Glass Bongs
Soft glass bongs are some of the most beautiful bongs on the market today. When you see a soft glass bong, it stands out. They are incredibly colorful, and you are able to get designs and shapes that you just can’t with borosilicate glass. If you are wondering what soft glass bongs look like, you can head to our bodhi collection on our website. We have done a lot of work to curate a wide collection of soft glass bongs that all reside in that collection.
In this article we are going to be breaking down everything you need to know about soft glass bongs, so you can feel confident about your decision! If while you are reading through this guide you think of a question that we have not answered do not hesitate to reach out and ask! First, let's get into our very own line, Bodhi. The best soft glass around.
Bodhi Glass - Best Soft glass Bongs Around
Bodhi glass came to life in 2018. What makes these bongs so unique is that each piece is hand-crafted to be meticulously beautiful. Every individual piece is made with extreme care, and love. You really can feel this to be true, when you pick up a Bodhi Glass water pipe and feel the weight of it in your hands.
Each piece is slightly different in its markings and height so you are guaranteed to get a one-of-a-kind piece of art every time! Hopefully, this piqued your curiosity, and if you want to learn more about what exactly is a soft glass bong, then keep reading. Because the breakdown begins now.
What is a Soft Glass Bong?
So to fully understand soft glass bongs, you need to know about borosilicate bongs as well. Borosilicate glass bongs are typically made at a table, with a tabletop torch. This allows for those precise bends, and chambers that you see in scientific glass bongs. Soft glass bongs actually are made using a massive furnace, and a large blow-pole. When you think of glassworking, this is typically what you would think of.
Because you are heating the entire blob of glass and working with it and shaping the entire thing all at once, once the glass cools entirely it won’t be as strong as borosilicate glass. However, this process allows you to add color, and texture to the inside of the glass that you wouldn’t be able to use without this process. So if you are wanting to find something that makes a statement. Soft glass bongs are for you. But at the end of the day, what makes one of these bongs different from just your regular glass bong? Let’s take a look at it.
Regular Bong vs Soft Glass Bongs
So when we say regular bong, we are talking about the classic borosilicate bong. These are the thick and typically clear pieces of glass that you normally would think of when you think of a bong. As we have mentioned above soft glass bongs are typically more vibrant in their color and more smooth and rounded in their appearance. This is due to the fact that they were all made from the molten glass being blown through a tube, and then cooled. The regular bongs are typically made from precut pieces of glass and basically welded together at the artist's ability, using that table torch.
The main difference between the two types of the bong is how strong they are. Because soft glass bongs go in and out of heat all the time, they have lost a lot of their ability to remain strong when going through rapid temperature changes. So you are going to want to avoid washing in extremely hot water, because the immediate temperature change from cold, to hot, to cold again might just crack your piece. This typically isn’t a worry in regular bongs for multiple reasons, one being that the silicate mixture inside of the glass gives it much more strength than it would otherwise have.
How To Use A Soft Glass Bong
Using a soft glass bong is one of my favorite things to do. They all have thick mouthpieces that give you that extra amount of suction for thick rips. Soft glass bongs also just look cooler a lot of the time. When you rip something that looks cool, you are going to feel cool. So keep that in mind when you are making your bong choosing decision.
Using a soft glass bong really is just like using your regular bong. Let’s go through the steps. First, you are going to load your bowl with the flower that you want to use. No more, no less. Once the flower is prepared you are going to set it in the joint of the bong. When you feel ready, it’s time to step up to the plate. Put your mouth on the mouthpiece and inhale. At the same time as inhaling you are going to take a lighter to the bowl of flower. This suction is going to bring the flame from your lighter into your bowl, beginning the magical process. Once you feel you have a sufficiently sized rip, you can pull the bowl out of the joint on the bong, and continue to clear the bong of any residual smoke. Just like that, you used a soft glass bong! Be proud of yourself!
So an important factor to remember when you are deciding whether or not a soft glass bong is for you or not is to remember how heat can affect your piece. DO NOT CLEAN THESE PIECES WITH HOT WATER. This is one way to keep your piece nicer, for a longer period of time. One good way of cleaning without using hot water is to use our bong cleaners. They do an amazing job of getting rid of that hard-to-scrape residue.
Well, we hope that you feel like you learned a lot about soft glass bongs here, and like we said at the beginning if you thought of any questions that we did not answer feel free to reach out. And don’t be afraid to leave a comment or two so we know you liked it! For now, happy searching, and we hope you find your piece. And peace!
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