The Benefits Of A Straight Tube Water Pipe
Even if you're relatively new to the world of water pipes, you've probably noticed that there are two main body shapes to choose from: straight tube and beaker base. Aside from aesthetic differences, many users say that a straight tube water pipe feels slightly different to smoke than a beaker base pipe. Let's explore some of the ways that a straight glass pipe stands out from the rest.
The straight tube water pipe is probably the simplest water pipe design out there — a single straight tube with a downstem, an opening up top for you to inhale the smoke and, most of the time, a carb hole. Some straight tube pipes will have a built-in percolator while others simply receive their percolation from the downstem. Either way, you only need to add your water, pack your tobacco or herbs into your bowl and enjoy!
This is a question that all comes down to preference. Straight tubes create a single straight channel to your mouth, which reduces drag and makes inhaling the smoke quick and easy. Because they're so simple to use, they make great water pipes for smokers who are just starting out. For group settings, a beaker base might be the preferred option due to its larger base, which is less likely to tip over compared to a straight glass pipe with a smaller base diameter. When buying a water pipe, consider whether you'll be using it with friends or just by yourself and, of course, your level of smoking experience.