Smoking with dab rigs is a fun and relaxing hobby, but one that isn't the easiest to enjoy on the go. Having to take your entire rig with you can not only be a hassle but also put you at risk of breaking it, which would be a crappy way to start off a road trip. Luckily, the healthstone pipe is the perfect tool for vaporizing anywhere.
What Is A Healthstone?
A healthstone vapor stone is an inert, porous stone that sits within a dab rig's nail. It almost looks like a tiny pumice stone. They are also popular for hand pipes, so the healthstone is a portable application as well.
The concept of the healthstone (also called a "health stone") first appeared on the smoking scene in 2010, so they're a relatively new invention. In fact, you need to get a rig specifically designed for healthstones in order to safely use them — their glass is thicker and tempered to prevent damage during use.
Are Healthstones Actually Healthier?
Although they're called "health stones," they aren't necessarily any better for you than smoking with a regular dab nail. The main health benefit of a healthstone is that it's inert, meaning it doesn't release any chemicals or gasses when heated. However, quartz, ceramic, glass, and even medical-grade and seasoned titanium nails are also inert.
So What's The Hype?
One main benefit of a healthstone is that it's made to be used in a special kind of hand pipe, which is smaller than a dab rig. This makes it a more discreet and portable way to enjoy your concentrates. For example, the healthstone sherlock vape hand pipe from Thick Ass Glass is an awesome-looking, convenient way to vape on the go. It's perfect for camping, traveling and exploring in general.
Healthstones also have low heat retention. When you heat the healthstone properly, the oil seeps into the crevices, where the retained heat vaporizes it more slowly than a traditional dab nail would. So you can "sip" on your vapors or even pass the pipe around without having to take turns or re-load and re-heat a nail for each hit.
Is It Right For Me?
Healthstones are not recommended for beginners because they require a bit of finesse. Holding the torch at the wrong angle or distance can instantly incinerate your concentrate instead of easing the oil into the crevices like you want to — and trying to salvage a hit from the smoke would feel harsh and taste nasty.
If you're an experienced smoker, however, you might consider investing in a healthstone for the advantages above. If properly cared for, some healthstones can last six months to a year before needing to be replaced, which is a pretty solid lifespan.
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