Who’s been naughty and who’s been super mellow and dank this year? Check out some of our favorites for those on your holiday list — and make sure to put yourself down on that list too!
Pulse has done it again! When they told me they had a whole new design that they wanted us to review and put to the test, I was ready for the challenge. The latest piece is what they call a Barrel Stemline. This is truly a beautiful piece of work, the barrel has the shine and sparkle of diamonds. The barrel percolator consists of over 100 slits, cut 360 degrees around the barrel of the stemline. This percolator has been winning award after award this year and I can see why. It’s engineered to provide the smoothest hits around. Last month we received this very special piece, which has The 420 Times logo on it with a platinum label- thank you Pulse! Everyone at Pulse is an artistic genius, the quality and the thought that goes into their brand is top notch all the way.
This Barrel Stemline, as you can see by the pictures, features a 75mm tube, the barrel diffuses the smoke, which allows for superb filtration, the bubbles stack immensely throughout the tube. The bubbles naturally clash against the side of the glass to help give a natural diffusion which allows for not only a beautiful aesthetic look, but also a great way to taste the medication. We were also given the latest ash catcher that easily and beautifully attaches to the down line, amazingly it doesn’t create drag. I like the new expansive showerhead in this ash catcher as it does not clog and also percolates.
The specs are as follows: 16” tall, base diameter is 5.5” with a thickness that is 7mm (that’s strong), the slide is an 18mm to go with the male 18mm ice pinch bowl.
Of course all Pulse pieces have platinum Pulse labels on the tube, slide & bowl- which really looks sharp and luxurious. Pulse uses only the finest German Schott glass on all their pieces. Now you know what to ask for the holidays. More info at: pulseglass.com
Slide Right and Joint Wax by Ballistic Creations
Ever have a favorite water pipe that you absolutely love — perhaps it’s lucky or gives good vibes — but love has drawbacks sometimes and those drawbacks sometimes appear in the form of scrapey fittings or the dreaded death lock. Guys know what I am talking about.
Now, re-connect with your old true love with Joint Wax and Slide Right — two great all natural products for anyone who smokes with glass.
Joint Wax prevents grinding and frozen joints on glass fittings, the kind that damage or make useless your piece. It’s like lip balm, you just dial the end of the tube to apply some needed love to your most irritable joints — people who have really intricate pieces will know all about the problems they can have with stiff… joints. It creates a nice snug fit that stays secure so things don’t start falling apart when your piece gets bumped or knocked.
Slide Right prevents glass grinding and frozen fittings but for slide areas. Next time you need to remove your slide, it will come out smoothly. It also makes the slide fit in very snug and secure too. Nice.
Find Slide Right and Joint Wax at your local headshop or online at: ballisticcreations.com
Grindtainer by Dragon Chewer
I was going camping with some friends and making the typical check list of things I could easily lose. Disposable lighter, check. Rolling papers, check. 60 dollar grinder — wait, I’m not taking that thing with me camping.
Enter the GrindTainer. A portable, ingenius solution to carrying around .5 pounds of aluminum in your pocket. Made from plastic, the Grindtainer is both functional as a storage container and as a grinder — how cool is that.
I’m not sure how long the Grindtainer is supposed to be used since it’s not as rugged as metal — but I have been using this little gem since the beginning of summer and now here it is late fall, near winter.
I don’t feel so bad losing lighters to “friends” and now I don’t mind losing my grinder either — as long as it’s empty that is.
You’ve probably seen these in smoke shops, head shops and some dispensaries but you can also buy them online at: grindtainer.com
The Digger One Hitter
Remember one hitters? I do. You would get beat up fingers, you’d always create a small mess and they always got clogged easily! Say hello to my little friend, in my best Scarface impression, the GrindTainer. Of course it’s portable, compact, discreet — but here’s the thing, this thing works!
You just jam your herb or tobacco into the end, the serrated end pulverizes the soon to be smoked material into the One Hitter easily. No pinching, poking, shoving fruitlessly — and no more frustration. The Digger One Hitter has taken something that’s been around for 30 years and made it into something I plan to keep using for the next 30 years.
I found mine at a local retailer, you can find yours there or online at: thediggeronehitter.com
Shhhh. Can you keep a secret? I’m wearing it.
No, it’s not women’s deodorant, it’s the most stylish hidden pipe I’ve ever seen. The Glass Wrist Hookah Bracelet Pipe by those artistic geniuses at Shhmokewear.
Also, let me give you a tip. With the holiday gift season coming up fast, this would make a terrific gift for a guy or girl this year. Who wouldn’t want a funky bohemian-esque bracelet? Everyone will want one once they find out the secret use that hides in plain sight.
You see, the bowl and pipe are connected to one another to create a perfect wrist loop — it’s a hookah and a pipe that is handmade in the USA and each design is unique.
James Bond meets Bob Marley meets Gangham style — ok, maybe that last one is a stretch but still these wrist pipes are very stylish no matter what grooves you.
Made from hemp too! Available at smoke shops, head shops, skate shops and other places for cool or online at: shhmokewear.com
Zenify – The live stress free drink
Finally, an anti-dote to not only energy drinks, that seem to be everywhere these days, but one that promotes the opposite – stress free living.
Zenify is all natural drink that is designed to rid your mind of stress while creating focused clarity — sounds familiar — allowing you to react at peak performance in over-stimulating times. If you are in sports you might know this state of mind as being “In the Flow” or “In the Zone.” As energy supplements increasingly become part of our everyday lives, the answer does not lie in more energy. Instead, it’s about properly harnessing our existing energy without being distracted by our surroundings.
Zenify contains a blend of Amino Acids L-Theanine, GABA and Glycine that help you stay calm, sharp & focused. It’s carbonated flavor reminds me of fruit and citrus.
I had before the drive home on Friday — and I will say it did make the drive a bit more comfortable and relaxed while being in total control. I would think these would be great for sports where concentration is key or just plain getting some work done when it gets crazy — you know, normal days.
Find Zenify at your local retailer or online at: zenify.com
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