What's the difference between tobacco pipes and "tobacco" pipes?

Discussion in 'Hand Pipes' started by imported_brownie, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. imported_brownie imported_brownie

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    OK, what's the difference between a tobacco pipe and a pipe you'd get at a headshop, besides the materials it would possibly be made out of (i don't think many actual tobacco smokers smoke it out of a swirly-colored glass pipe). I for one really dig the subtle, sophisticated look of a simple wood pipe and was thinking of just going down to a local tobacco store and getting one. Is there anything different between them that I should know about? Are the bowl sizes way different, or do tobacco pipes not work so well for the ganja?

    brownie
  2. anonymity anonymity

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    Tobacco pipes do not work so well for the ganja. They tend to have obscenely deep bowls which will make it difficult to light. The taste of the wood is very noticeable when compared to the taste from a glass pipe. My experiences with tobacco pipes were not enjoyable. It may seem less cool, but try a clay pipe which has been designed for weed but looks wooden instead.
  3. Chronic Smoker Chronic Smoker

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    From my knowledge...

    From my knowledge id rather go directly to a headshop. A wooden pipe does have a after taste to me, not very enjoyable, plus it can get hot. Id say for a pipe get a glass pipe from a local shop. There cool and inexpensive and dont heat up like wood pipes. Plus tobacco pipes have big bowls, could be a pain in the ass using a lighter. Stick with headshops, only the best for the canibus.

    CoMpLeX
  4. RollItUp420 RollItUp420

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    go to a local headshop and you'll find 'grandpa' pipes that are wooden and old fashioned yet made for weed at the same time, so you'll have a decent sized bowl as well :thumbsup:
  5. Colt45420 Colt45420

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    JustSmokeIt doesn't like wood pipes. Lol. My first pipe was a wooden one... and it was a pain to light.

    On homecoming night... I was hitting it and I kept lighting my fake nails on fire because the bowl was so deep. So one night I got real frustrated and sawed half of the bowl off lol.

    Then I got glass and all was good. The only thing my wooden pipe had goin' for it was it's name. Ganja Phillipe (Pronounced John-Guy Phil-Eep-A)
  6. Your a Towel! Your a Towel!

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    only thing is glass pipes break real easy....if i had a dollar for everytime i was drunk and stood up forgetting i had my peice on my lap.. :redhot:
  7. DonkeyPunch DonkeyPunch

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    Doesn't have to be that way, just depends on what you get. My first two glass pieces could be thrown across the room without cracking. Matter of fact, the dude behind the counter at the headshop actually DID throw it across the store, just to prove that point. Some pipes can take a beating, you just gota make sure you dont get a thin glass piece.
  8. Your a Towel! Your a Towel!

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    yeah thats true but glass is so expensive here, i paid 35 for the little thin glass peice i got now, the real sturdy ones are like 70$ and up, id rather get myself a nice plastic bong.
  9. RollItUp420 RollItUp420

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    i got my glass piece half price for 35 bucks. they had it originally priced at 70, but it's triple blown and really sturdy for bein such a small pipe. and yeah, the guy dropped it on the floor in front of me to show how sturdy it was when i bought it.
  10. sjtfly sjtfly

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    How does Ganja sound like John-guy?

    Anyway, I just got a sick new glass pipe for 30. The guy hit it against the counter to show how sturdy it was. Seems that this is a trend in headshops.
  11. DonkeyPunch DonkeyPunch

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    I think the headshops have just found that its not too hard to impress a stoned customer. :)
  12. Colt45420 Colt45420

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    You know how words get garbled and mixed up when you're high.... and then it's so funny for some reason and it becomes like a memory... :thumbsup: lol
  13. Will88 Will88

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    grandfather pipes kick ass and their isnt that much of an after taste if you dont fry the weed. :)
  14. imported_brownie imported_brownie

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    would they have these "grandfather pipes" at almost any headshop? My problem is that the nearest headshop it like an hour away.

    brownie
  15. Your a Towel! Your a Towel!

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    i dont see why they wouldent, every headshop ive been to had its share of grandfathers (pipes that is)
  16. stonedhobbit stonedhobbit

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    i want to get one of them lord of the rings pipes
  17. ESDFSFD ESDFSFD

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    i went to a headshop/porn empourium and asked the guy if he had any glass. he said no but i do have these: he pulls out a thin, generic looking little pipe and chucks it at the floor. he tells me its a glass/plastic hybrid or something.

    anyway, i guess im the only person who DIDNT buy a piece because it was thrown on the floor and didnt break...it didnt impress me and i was looking for something more glass...which i eventually found at a different headshop. there are pictues of it on the Post your bud/pipes thread.

    ok, after reviewing the topic of this thread:
    ive never smoked a wooden pipe before but i would definatly go for the glass...glass is best whenever youre wasted :laugh:

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