Cone vs Pinner: How to Roll the Perfectly Shaped Joint

Whether you prefer a straight, cigarette-style joint or the classic cone, we all strive to roll the perfectly shaped joint. Not only do pearled joints look good, they smoke more evenly than their elbowed counterparts. This step-by-step how to roll a cone joint (or pinner) visual guide will make it easy to roll an photo-worthy joint.

First: Use a Joint Rolling Kit

A joint rolling kit is ideal for managing your smoking essentials because you need a few different items!

Before you get started, make sure you have all your supplies: the best rolling papers, a great herb grinder, rolling tips, cannabis, a poker of some kind, etc. If you need a smart system for managing these items, check out our article on smell proof stash cases. If you need to buy a full size two or four piece grinder, we highly recommend shopping with Billowby. They're the premiere online headshop for grinders and glass.

Place the Crutch

Crutches, or rolling tips, provide a perfect cylinder to which the rolled cannabis can be integrated. The crutch establishes the joint’s general shape and size and provides a stable area to hold the joint while arranging the bud. We prefer to let part of the crutch stick out the end of the rolling paper as shown.