What is the difference between a bong and a dab rig?

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What is the difference between a bong and a dab rig? This question has been known to stump weed intellectuals since the beginning of time!! That is where Fat Buddha Glass comes in. We are here to answer all of your questions! Can you use both a dab rig and a bong for the same thing? Will using concentrate in a bong, or flower in a dab rig change the overall experience? Will one make you look more silly than another?? (It wont) Keep reading and find out. 


Alright, let's break this down. If you can just put a banger into a bong, and take a dab from it. Or, just put a bowl into a small bong, and take a nice flower rip from it. What's the difference?! Well technically, nothing. BUT… EVERYTHING!  It's a lot like how you wouldn’t use a fork to eat soup, or a spoon for salad. Each one has its own speciality. 


First let’s start with bongs. Bongs have been around in one form or another for a very long time. They come with bowls that are designed to hold and burn flower. Flower smoke DOES NOT lose potency while traveling through a bong. Bongs come in all different shapes and sizes. What they are gonna do is give you the space for more water to run your smoke through, and typically more percolators, making for a much smoother rip.

Glass Bong

Dab rigs are typically smaller than bongs. This is important because vapor from concentrates DOES lose potency as it travels through the piece. With this in mind you are going to want to purchase a much smaller rig to allow for a much more direct airflow. This will ensure a very potent hit. Dab rigs come in a variety of shapes and colors, so you are sure to find a piece that speaks to you! 

Dab Rig


So to summarize. Smoke from flower does not lose potency over time, and distance. Vapor from concentrates does lose potency. So if you are purchasing a bong you can choose whatever shape and size that speaks to you. If you are purchasing a dab rig do the same, just make sure that it's just a little smaller. 


We hope that you learned a little bit more about how to choose between a bong and a dab rig. Be on the lookout for more videos, tips and tricks from us here at Fat Buddha. We appreciate you, and we hope you find your piece.

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