Grav, hands down are the masters of glass, scientific producers of glass if you will. A global reputation that is hard to surpass. Built to last, highly functional and as gorgeous as glass can get. Those in the know only and always use Grav glass. When Grav makes a water pipe/dab rig/glass pipe they know what they are doing. Built strong for a smooth and easy session. Oh, and so they don’t break easily either. Beautiful enough to display anywhere in your home, if that’s how you do things.
Grav tends to categorise their glassware into collections with a variety of looks and styles covered within each collection. As the name gives away this Classic Pipe is part of the Helix Collection. An extensive collection that includes water pipes, steamrollers, hand pipes as well as flower bowls. In a nutshell, a feature that all Helix products share is the Venturi Chamber. A system created with less wastage in mind as most find it particularly difficult to inhale (and absorb) a large lungful of smoke. This system will enable you to use less herbal material.
WHAT IS A VENTURI CHAMBER THEN?
A glass structure (shaped kind of like a weird teardrop) that spins, cools and aerates the smoke within. This is achieved via 3 evenly spaced openings located at the base (widest portion) of the Venturi chamber. Here is my step by step take.
- Upon lighting your smoke will enter into the pipe.
- The smoke then passes up through an opening into the Venturi Chamber.
- At the exact same moment, the 3 holes at the base of the Venturi Chamber pull air into the chamber.
- These holes are specifically designed (angled) to enable the air and the smoke to mingle whilst creating a spinning column effect, hence the name Helix!
- Results = A cooler and smoother experience with less wastage.
This is a classic pipe, designed for those that like smaller to moderate hits. There is also a Helix Steamroller Pipe on offer with the differences related to levels of intensity provided. The design and carb placement of a steamroller provides a forceful “injection” of smoke whilst the classic pipe is more reminiscent of the standard pipe experience and will have a “gentler” effect.
There are technically 2 parts to this pipe even though it is all-in-one piece with no removable parts. A shorter rounded zone that flares out into the Venturi Chamber. The shorter zone contains the carb hole as well as the in-built flower bowl.
This bowl (depression) is quite deep and slightly angled. 2 little rounded glass feet sit directly beneath the bowl helping to keep the pipe upright when loading the bowl or storing.
The Venturi Chamber is next up, where the magic occurs. The glass bubbles out just before the actual mouthpiece creating a mini chamber for the smoke to unspiral and collect before inhalation.
Measuring: 16.5cm in height, 6.5(ish)cms at its widest point.
x1 Grav Helix Classic Pipe
- Heavy duty Glass
- Venturi Chamber
- Classic pipe design
- Carb front and centre
- Deep inbuilt bowl
- Helix Aeration System
- Less wastage
- 7” tall (16.5cms)
- Designed by: Will Menzies