New to the game? There’s no shame! Follow these four steps to success and you’ll be smoking like a pro in no time.
Why use a bong?
Bongs are dope for a handful of reasons, but one benefit really makes them the boss: when you choose to hit a bong, you’re in complete control of how much smoke you inhale. The more herb you light in the bowl at once and the sharper you inhale will determine how much smoke rises up into the chamber. The harder you pull, the more smoke you’ll inhale.
With certain bongs, you can even add ice to cool off the smoke. Some come with percolators to filter the smoke even further, and some have heady designs that are just as fun as they are functional. For some herb enthusiasts, a bong’s the best way to get the job done.
How to hit a bong like an expert
Follow these steps to learn how to hit a bong. Remember, practice makes perfect, so don’t be discouraged if a few big rips knock you on your feet for a bit. With time, you’ll master the art of steadily pulling smoke and will hit it just right every time.
Fill the bong with water.
Make sure a decent portion of the stem is submerged in new, clean water. Change this water frequently – ideally every day.
Pack the bowl.
Pro tip: Bong hits rip nicely when the herb is finely ground up. Try not to overpack, as a super-stuffed bowl will make it hard to inhale smoothly.
Light the bowl while you inhale.
This is the part that may take some practice. We recommend “cornering” the bowl by lighting just a small portion of the herb (the corner of the bowl) at once so you don’t accidentally take a too massive a rip. Breathe in while lighting and watch the smoke fill up in the chamber.
Pull out the stem and let her rip!
Once you pull out the stem, you’ll have optimal airflow throughout your bong, making it easy to inhale all the smoke you’ve pulled up to the chamber. The slower and more gently you inhale when the stem’s inside, the less smoke you’ll collect in the chamber.
Don’t be afraid to cough.
Even the experts still cough after sucking down a bong rip. If you feel the need, let out a big cough after you’ve inhaled. There’s no reason to hide what you feel inside.
So, what are you waiting for?
The optimal bong rip boils down to finding a perfect balance: play with the amount of herb you pack and the speed and strength at which you pull the smoke. We guarantee after just a few hits you’ll find your smoking sweet spot.