Salutations Loc Dog,
Originally Posted by Loc Dog
...tastes like crap compared to vape, but wicked high. ... Doing a few bongs made my lungs weeze in morning, which I have not had since switching to vape.
Anyone else have the same experience?? It seems vape is much tastier and healthier, but bong gives super (too) high.
Smoking water accessories do not filter out all toxic fumes resulting from combustion + secondary reactions, which implies the smoker gets a significant "CHEAT
" effect -or- intoxication boost... To each his own, i'm no prohibitionist, although right now in Québec the post-légaleezation cannabis smokers are specific targets, a bonus of such cheat effect while health-wise alternatives exist that wouldn't threaten to expose any organism living behind a neighbour's wall, floor, ceiling or window, etc.
IMO such boost obscures the path to more satisfying consumption methods and profiles, made compatible with city life thanks to improvements in "Micro-Dosing", for example. In other words, smelly consumers will be extinct even before the WHO wishes, presumably!
In any case i've quit the path of an ellusive unresolved obcession revolving around the ultimate toke, not to mention that of the buzz. My customized VaporGenie pipe actually covers an application range covering from mithridatism to comatose-grade hit requiring a chair, i was lucky to manage fine-tuning a combination of configuration & ritual until it matched my modest preferences: aroma/taste appreciation in KISS fashion, doing more with less...
And it works as already demonstrated in my butane-based "Plan-B" implementation. Hence i'm hoping for the best when accessing some IH-driven "Plan-A" version where the Curie effect combined to specific heat capacity and mass will determine the temporary storage capacity of an Hybrid Core. Etc., etc.
"Plan-A" Premium would involve distilled water as "Potentiator" for the "Release/Transport Agent" - which typically happens to be Hot Dry Air alone in popular ready-made solutions as the Volcano and its suite.
As for the e-Liquids of e-Cigs those adoped some "juice" which i'd expect to rate in between smoke and "PLan-A" in terms of "Potentiation". E.G. Hot Dry Air specific heat capacity is unity while steam ranges around twice that. The dryer agent hence carries somewhat less energy as a previsible consequence.
The "Potentialization" edge can prove most beneficial in "Micro-Dosing" applications by reducing the "ATTACK"/"DELAY" periods exposing to a "Baking" effect between inhalations. In addition i'm not even convinced the psychoactive effect really justifies chronic self-poisoning by toxic combustion fumes which the neighbourhood can detect easily.
In "Micro-Dosing" the same gram gets divided into many more sub-units than what's usually made possible by smoking a cigarette/"joint". The later can weight around 250 ~ 300 g and i rarely seen anyone interrupt its fire more than once or two, though passing it around is a proper way to avoid wasting noble molecules. Another being NOT TO SMOKE in the 1st place since half of them is turned into vulgar charcoal only to feed a fire for the purpose of vaporizing the rest. E. G. yet another Self-VILIFICATION
factor i prefer to avoid these days, now that i've acquired some more complete background...
The pipe is forgiving, i don't need to recenter my whole universe around some fascinating paraphernalia. It can be left where it is without a second thought: it's temporarily-stored "Energy Charge" gets depleted in a matter of seconds when a disturbance occurs anyway.
So, to the "Cheat" effect i chose to oppose the "Non-Vilification" effect. Ideally where only tiny contact-surface trichome glands (e.g. floating in a sea of large massive vegetal substate islands...) are involved. No need to get a boost from whatever comes out of not-so-noble vegetal tissue thermalizing to some defined temperature, honestly.
Top top it all i don't like spending too much on 300 mg crucibles that end up tasting bad so fast, because of long/steady thermostatic baking exactly. My challenge instead is to get 2 ~ 3 fairly good tokes with aroma/taste i can feel, then 2 ~ 3 more trying to valorize the rest. After that my ~125 mg bowl requires a refill.
Now imagine trying to consume 1 g/day at a pace of 20 ~ 30 mg per toke using such moddified vaporist pipe... Lets admit this is part of its invisible aspects: it promotes self-awareness while multiplying opportunities to detect when a desired consumption threshold is reached, instead of hitting the "T-Break
" wall all too often once it's too late, year after year; pursuing an obcessive goal which may never take place because of how our brain's pregnenolone
interacts with THC level, etc., etc. In other words i changed an economically expensive situation into a satisfying, affordable and health-wise scenario (tolerance included) and i got great hopes for the future.
A few weeks ago i revisited bags and straw modes using my HA v2.1 as illustrated below:
Ballons were a no-go, straw mode proved equally wasteful. After nearly 8 years as vaporist my path has never seemed so clear!
Currently working on a full-metal top promising to fix the last minor issues (wood-burning, twin-flame torches):
At least that's quite a lot more inclusive than the original VGs in terms of lung olympics (and neighbours would never risk to know if it weren't for the clicks!)... As for the buzz you'll learn the meaning of "hit
" when having "tunel vision" eventually followed by global overwhelming of your senses - hence an imperative requirement to sit 1st, with the company of trusty people ideally.
Good day, have fun!!