Dabbing is a new smoking technique that is becoming increasingly popular by the day. Dabbing provides an entirely different experience and involves a variety of tools used to heat concentrates into a vapor. As well as being a more efficient way of smoking, dabbing is considered to be healthier, and is more powerful than a simple water pipe. The most “dangerous” aspect of dabbing is the extraction process. As with everything in life, dabbing has its risks and should be approached with care and moderation.
Typical dabbing tools include nails, dabbers, rigs, and concentrates, but the list doesn’t stop there. Dabbing also involves containers, cleaning products, torches, and extraction tools for making concentrates. It doesn’t have to be expensive – all you need to start out is a nail, a dabber and a concentrate.
Dabbing requires the use of a “rig” that is similar to a water pipe. The main difference between the two is the joint style which holds the bowl before it is heated. A water pipe uses a traditional male bowl usually with the use of a downstem. An oil rig, aka direct inject water piper, uses a female fitting nail that is heated using a torch and concentrates are applied to the nail and vaporized.