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 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. I will always sell Grav within my Bondi Herbal Vape Store, that is how high I rate them.
Grav likes to make groups of products that are based around a central theme. In this case Grav has developed their “Sip Series” of glass bubblers. In case the name doesn’t give it away I guess they are referring to a variety of drinking vessels. This is my second foray into the Sip Series (check out the milk carton), and I hope to further expand my range soon. The Slushie Cup has been designed by the infamous glass artist Micah Evans. I checked out his site and he can do some pretty impressive things with glass. You should have a look too, he is amazing.
The Grav Slushie Cup looks exactly the same as a slushie cup you would buy in a store, except it is made from glass of course! The base is round and is the narrowest point of this bubbler and then widens out (quite roomy actually!) to form a replica of a slushie cup that stands at approximately 5 ½ inches (without bowl). A very sturdy piece that is easy to hold in your hand or even a cupholder (please don’t smoke and drive)!
Within the body of your slushie cup sits an extra wide reinforced-cut fixed down stem. This down stem cannot be removed so no need to worry about breaking it. The slits at the base of the down stem work well to break up the bubbles providing a very satisfactory percolation effect. The body of the bubbler is roomy allowing for the smoke to be effectively diffused by the water for truly smooth and cool hits.
A “straw” juts out to the side of the cup and is perfectly angled to help prevent any splashing of water into your mouth during even the most intense inhalations. A fairly thick and durable straw that should withstand daily wear and tear, keeping in mind that this is a glass piece that should be handled with some level of care. In my estimation the straw protrusion is probably the weakest point of this bubbler and I wouldn’t carry it around using the straw as a handle.
TIP: To further ensure no splashback occurs Grav recommend filling the Slushie Cup with only 2” of water
Of course, Grav provides one of their high-quality flower bowls for you to use, a 14mm bowl (male) to be precise. This bowl sits at the very top of the bubbler and attached to the down stem via a Dewar-seal joint that sits flush with the upper edge of the bubbler.
Just as you would any other glass bubbler. Fill the body with water (just above the slits of the downstem should suffice or 2mm). Don’t overfill unless you want a mouthful of water with each inhale! Place your herbal material of choice within the bowl (again don’t overfill) and light the contents whilst inhaling from the straw. Repeat as needed.
You have options when cleaning glassware, you can either use one of the myriad of prepackaged cleaning solutions (ensure you rinse thoroughly so no chemicals remain) or you can use my favourite method of Isopropyl Alcohol blended with Rock Salt (check out Higher Standards Salt Rox). The 2 work perfectly together to dissolve and abrade resins/gunk away. Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry.
X1 Grav Slushie Cup Water Bubbler and x1 14mm (male) flower bowl
- Height: 5.5” tall top of cup (approx. 14cms)
- 14mm female joint
- Comes with a 14mm cup bowl
- For use with dry herbal material
- Designed by Micah Evans
**This is a collectors item and at We are Lux we don’t encourage the breaking of any Australian laws.**