I have stocked Pulsar for a while now with a variety of herbal vaporisers, one hitters and dab rigs on offer in my Bondi Vape Store. They appear to have been around for quite some time now and house over 1000 different products at their facility in North Carolina. Consumate vapers and smokers, they love to innovate and create products that exceed expectations.
Dabbing is gaining a lot of traction in Australia and in the 3 years that my vape/420 lifestyle store has been open I have witnessed the evolution first hand. The last 6 months in particular there has been an explosion of interest. For those of you unsure, dabbing is the consumption (usually vaping) of herbal concentrates. Herbal concentrates are dense/thick in nature and the term “dabbing” was coined to denote the way you apply wax to your rig/vaporiser. This term is quite vague though as not all concentrates are similar in consistency (a lot depends on extraction method used) and may different modes of application may be used (eg; shatter is more like glass). Colloquially though if you are consuming wax you are dabbing.
TIP: With a dab rig you are technically vaping (not combusting) as you light the outside of the banger and do not apply your torch/lighter to any herbal material directly.
Standing at 6” tall (15.5ish cms) 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 thought on this subject, but most believe that a dab rig should be on the smaller side for better flavour expression (terpenes) and I tend to agree. Not the reason that I chose this rig in all honesty, I was initially drawn to its interesting shape, which I would definitely say is a feature of this piece.
Pure aesthetics is why I wanted this rig to sit on my shelf in store. I get excited when I see a glass piece that can double as an amazing art piece in your home. No more hiding your glassware, let it loose and be loud and proud! Seriously, the design of this rig is based around planet earth and for you flat earthers out there I apologise if I upset you (not really, deal with it!). I did note a small anomaly though, for some reason Pulsar decided to upend all the frosted continents. They are mostly in the right position on the globe just upside down. Weird!
This rig is made from heavy duty borosilicate glass with an included banger (14.5mm) made from Quartz. The angled down stem is fixed in place, culminating in a showerhead percolator. An extra thick flat pedestal can be found upon the base for extra stability. I find the mouthpiece to be quite interesting, with 2 narrowings within. One is midway up the and I believe will act as a splashguard of sorts. The very end portion where you place your lips is also substantially narrowed (almost straw-like) enabling you to create an a tight seal when you inhale. Lastly, at the very top is where you will find the angled mouthpiece facing one way with the banger angled outside on the opposite side.
DOWN STEM AND SHOWERHEAD PERCOLATOR
The down stem on this globe rig is a shorter one and angles down into the showerhead percolator. A showerhead percolator is generally a thin vertical tube that widens out into a round chamber. This chamber has a multitude of slits around its perimeter where water and smoke can intermingle. This perc sits submerged within water and your smoke/vapour is pulled through the tube and then is pushed through the slits directly into the water. This process works to break up the smoke into a multitude of smaller bubbles with cooler and smoother smoke/vapour as a result. Your smoke is also filtered and (some) toxins are removed. A fantastic option for those of you who may be new to dabbing or have sensitivities to harsh smoke.
14.5MM QUARTZ BANGER
A high-quality banger (male connection 14.5mm) is provided with the Globe 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. This banger is a little smaller that others that I sell (shorter profile) so I recommend small dabs.
TIP: A carb cap is not provided with this rig. Carb caps help you to direct airflow and to capture heat within the banger. You can still dab without one though but is highly recommended.
First step is the water. Remember not to overfill and I would do a practice inhale before using to see if any water splashes up and out onto your lips. Just ensure that the percolator sits within water. You will require a torch lighter (blue flame) to provide adequate heating to the banger.
- x1 Pulsar Glass 6” “Atlas” Globe Dab Rig
- x1 14.5mm male banger
- 6″ Glass Rig
- For use with concentrates/thick oils
- Borosilicate Glass
- Globe Shape
- Fixed down stem
- Showerhead Percolator
- 5mm Quartz Banger