|Posted on August 2, 2012 at 10:05 PM|
I have always had a fancy for scientific bubblers so I got very excited when this GlassCity/SNOB collab 8-arm bubbler came out not so long ago. This bubbler is almost 16 inches tall and blown 5 mm thick, plus it sports a diffused 8 arm tree percolator and a pinch bowl all for $145. Until now this was unheard of!
When I first found out that GrassCity.com was releasing its own line of glass I assumed it would be China glass, but I couldn't have been more wrong. This GlassCity bubbler was designed and produced by none other then Hans Meijer (AKA SNOB) himself and is top notch quality. You may have noticed the last SNOB bubbler that I reviewed was $540 which really puts the quality of the brand and the incredible price of this GlassCity bubbler into perspective. Maybe they are selling this piece for such a good price because it has the GlassCity logo rather then SNOB on it but I for one really like GlassCity’s green sandblasted logo.
By putting an 8 arm diffused tree perc into this bubbler they gave it the diffusion to compete with a full size luxury bong. Each of the 8 arms have two horizontal cuts breaking up the smoke into a storm of bubbles as they pass through to expose the maximum surface area of smoke to water for filtration and cooling.
The neck of the bubbler protrudes from the back with a gentle slope so that you are at a natural angle to light the bowl with your mouth on the flat wide mouth piece. Having such a long skinny neck would worry me if the bubbler were to ever fall but it is made with thick 5 mm glass so there is no doubt that this baby is good and sturdy.
To top it all off it comes with a 18.8 mm pinch bowl for maximum airflow. Rather then a bowl that narrows to a small diameter of the bottom of the bowl to hold up your smokes, this bowl has 3 small prongs to hold the herb in your bowl without restricting the diameter for air to flow through. Because of this design the bowl that comes with this bubbler will cause much less drag when smoking.
Since I first saw this piece I have been very impressed. It gives you top of the line diffusion in a high quality scientific bubbler for only $145, if you ask me this GlassCity/SNOB collab 8-arm bubbler is the best in its class.
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