Grav Labs, 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 Steamroller 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 steamroller.
- 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 steamroller, a pipe designed for those that like larger than usual hits. The front facing carb is what usually identifies a steamroller. The position of a carb bole can impact on the intensity. I’m going to try to describe this pipe in a little more detail but may butcher it a little, sorry!
There are technically 2 parts to this pipe even though it is all-in-one piece with no removable parts. A thinner tube that flares out into the Venturi Chamber. The thinner tube contains the front facing carb hole as well as the in-built flower bowl. This bowl (depression) is quite deep, a perfect size for a steamroller. 2 little angled 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: 15.5cm in height, 6(ish)cms at its widest point.
x1 Grav Helix Steamroller
- Heavy duty Glass
- Venturi Chamber
- Steamroller design
- Carb front and centre
- Deep inbuilt bowl
- Helix Aeration System
- Less wastage
- 6” tall (15.5cms)
- Designed by: Stephan Peirce