The benefit of a direct hit is that you get zooted faster and get a fresher flavor from the smoke since it doesn’t sit around in the bong for too long. But with so many options out there what makes straight tubes (otherwise known as straight-shooters) such a popular option among smokers around the world?
How to use a bong will soon become second nature after the your first smoke sesh. If the downstem isn't fixed remove and fill the bong's chamber with water so it fills beneath the carb hole or 1.5 inches above the end of the downstem. It may surprise you but more water than that isn't actually always better. You don't want it spilling through the carb hole, for you to breathe in nasty bong water or make your lungs work harder if it's not necessary since the smoke will get filtered regardless. If your straight shooter duals as a percolator bong, make sure the percolators are also filled with water. If you have an ice catcher, grab a few cubes from the fridge and pop them into the neck of the bong for even cooler hits. Put your downstem back in, pack a bowl and test it out. I mean it's a straight tube bong so act like you're a mad scientist and experiment. If water reaches your lips or you even breathe some in, you've put too much so pour some out. The percs should bubble as you inhale. Now it's time to pack a bowl, make sure it's loosely packed and leave a little room at the top so the material doesn't fall out. Put the bowl in the downstem, place your lips on the mouthpiece sealing it so no air escapes. Inhale as you light up the bowl and watch as the bong's tube fills with smoke. Clear any remaining smoke by removing the bowl. Now you know how to hit a bong!
Luckily for you we've created a guide for how to clean all of your favorite glass pieces so the passage is not obstructed, your smoke doesn't taste stale and you can get the most out of your herb! Check out our blog post 3 Tips for Cleaning Your Smoking Devices.
Straight shooter bongs can be made from glass, silicone or crylic although the most popular material is high quality borosilicate glass which is used in high-end restaurants and laboratories so you know its extremely strong and can take heavy hitters like you! Simple mini straight shooter bongs made from borosilicate glass can go for as little as $25 but the bigger the bong the more pricey, especially if you add percolators, ice catchers and other cool features. The upper threshold is normally around $200 and these bongs can be up to 35 inches tall or just under three feet tall. That's the size of a small child! Anyone smoking from one of these is a true stoner and the investment is worth it especially when they have parties and want an impressive piece that the whole gang can toke from. If you're looking for a cheap bong, a mini silicone straight tube bong can even go as low as $20-$30 and is a great place to start for new smokers who want something that's virtually indestructible, easy to clean and transport.
Our bong collection is full of affordable and high quality straight tubes for anyone who wants nothing more than a classic and excellent straight-up smoking experience. At Everything For 420 we deliver discreetly to your doorstep, so you can't get much closer than that!