Really liked this bong, I had outgrown my old one it was too small to take proper rips out of, I feel like 16-18 inches is perfect for me and the 16" beaker bong I got from here has been nothing but good times, I haven't dropped it but I think if I did; Instead of the bong breaking I think the earth would this thing is so thick. I use it with a grav labs ash catcher 45° and I only have to clean it once a week if even although I'm not the heaviest toker. I also clean (just empty and refill) the ash catcher at least once or twice a day and I'm a bit OCD so YMMV. I got this one on sale too bc it was on clearance maybe 2nd quality too was about $104 minus a $10 discount plus $15 shipping. I tell everyone I won't ever have to buy another bong with this thing.