joey Fierro-September 29,2014
Based out of San Diego, California Sour Glass has bulit a reputable and coveted glass company across the country. From water pipes to bubblers, pipes, dab bubblers, steam rollers, nectar collectors, bowls, stems, and everything that you might need to smoke out of. Prices start as low as $20 and can go up to $1000. Sour invented the "Zong" which is a regular water pipe but it has unique shaped "Z" in the middle of the glass neck. Remember to only to buy Sour Glass from a certified retailer, you never want to buy a piece from just a random store , not knowing the authenticity of the glasswork. There are many horror stories of people who have purchased a brand name glass pipes and it ended up being fake because they purchased it at a swapt meet or a store that was not a certified retailer. It is unfortunate that knock offs have gotten to the point where glass art is being violated at this degree. Glass Pipes are more and more artistic and elaborate these days, so remember you are getting what you pay for and the enhancement of your smoking experience is what is most important!
September 24- 2014
In my opinion a water pipe is a lot easier to work with compared to a bubbler for the following reasons: A water pipe consists of 3 pieces ( a vase, a down stem and a bowl) all 3 pieces are removable and exchangable to customize to your own needs. A bubbler is all 3 in 1 blown together, so if you break the downstem, or any part of it you are basically screwed, also bubblers tend to be smaller in size and are good for keeping away from the kids and hiding but if that's not an issue then go with a waterpipe. Bubblers tend to to spit water back because of their petite and reduced size. A bigger investment is required when purchasing a water pipe, but any piece broke can be easily replaced for under $20 and also customized to be turned into a dab piece or vise verse. SO yes, in my humble opinion a bubbler is a luxury and not a need. A bubbler is recommended once the person owns a water pipe, it is more of a secondary item.