I have stocked Pulsar for a while now but only their herbal vaporisers. They appear to have been around for quite some time now and house over 1000 different products at their facility in North Carolina. Consummate vapers and smokers, they love to innovate and create products that exceed expectations.
Standing at 7” tall (18ishcms) I find this rig to be just the right size for effective dabbing, not too big and not too small. There are different schools of though on this subject, but most believe that a dab rig should be on the smaller side for better flavour (terpene) expression and I tend to agree. Not the reason that I chose this rig in all honesty, I was initially drawn to its interesting spherical shape, which I would definitely say is a feature of this piece.
This rig is made from heavy duty borosilicate glass with an included banger (14mm) made from Quartz. The down stem is fixed in place but is unlike any other down stem I have in store, culminating in an Inline percolator. A flat pedestal can be found upon the base for extra stability. Lastly, at the very top you will find the mouthpiece and just like the rest of the rig you can it is a little different, kind of conical with a narrow point.
DOWN STEM AND INLINE PERCOLATOR
I will call it a down stem, but I wish I could rename it to reflect its uniqueness. The entire stem sits outside of the rig, to the side and slightly below the banger and kind of looks like a handle. I wouldn’t use it as a handle though! The stem is affixed to the rig via 2 channels, one of these becomes the percolator.
Not just any old percolator but an inline perc. An inline percolator is basically a longish glass tube that has a number of slits in it (8 in this case). This perc sits submerged within water and your smoke/vapour is pulled through the tube and then is pushed through the slits. This process works to break up the smoke into a multitude of smaller bubbles with cooler and smoother smoke/vapour as a result.
14MM QUARTZ BANGER
A high-quality banger (male connection) is provided with the Deco Ball Oil Rig. Quartz bangers are all the rage at the moment and for good reason. The main reason to go for quartz when sourcing a banger is the ability to vape at much lower temperatures than other materials used. Dabbing requires a high level of heat for an adequate effect with the downside of possible lung/airway irritation. Bangers made from quartz also have more mass allowing them to retain their heat for longer.
First step is the water. Remember not to overfill (but cover the perc!) and I would do a practice inhale before using to see if any water splashes up and out onto your lips.
Isopropyl Alcohol should be in the cleaning kit of all glassware/pipe owners. It works particularly well at dissolving resins and any built-up gunk. Alternatively, there are may natural glass cleaning products on the market, I would just recommend that you ensure that your glass is rinsed extensively before reusing.
TIP: For ease of cleaning I recommend using a damp ear bud to mop up gunk after each use.
x1 Pulsar Glass 7” Deco Ball Oil Rig with Amber Accents and x1 14mm male quartz banger (clear)
- 7″ Glass Oil Rig
- Borosilicate Glass
- Deco Sphere Shape
- Fixed down stem
- Inline Percolator
- 14mm Quartz Banger