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Vaping Etiquette: What You Need to Know

Man exhaling vaporizer cloud outdoors beside stop sign at intersection

There is a mountain of scientific evidence confirming that dry vaping of herbs does not pose an existential health hazard either to the vaper or to others. But, while those of us at the 710 Pipes vape shop in Denver might understand that, and most of our customers understand that, there is still a significant portion of the population who are either woefully misinformed about vaping, are opposed to any type of cannabis use, or are wary of any activity that even remotely resembles smoking.

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Ash Catchers: Do You Need One?

Translucent ash catcher against white background

The nature of the bong accessory is to improve the smoking experience. It’s that simple. Some do a commendable job, others seem sorta superfluous and usually wind up collecting dust on a shelf somewhere. The ash catcher is one of those that has caught on with bong aficionados everywhere, but is that just a case of keeping up with the jones’ or are there real merits to having one? In this post, the staff at our Denver headshop address the issue.

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Heady Glass vs. Scientific Glass: Which is Right for You?

Close-up of blue mouthpiece and transparent chamber of heady glass bong

In your parent’s day (or your grandparent’s day as the case may be) cannabis was a controversial subject. People who enjoyed a good buzz had to buy their weed on the streets of Denver from some very shady types and roll joints that could be easily concealed and smoked once they got to a safe place, like their friend’s attic. Bongs were rare because they were difficult to hide from parents and po-lice alike and difficult to transport in a safe, discreet fashion.

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Glass Bongs vs. Silicone Bongs: How Do They Compare?

Adjacent photos of Eyce brand silicone bong and transparent glass bong

For 50 years, glass bongs have ruled the roost, and why not? Glass bongs are attractive, effective, and – if they’re properly cared for – durable as all get out. In recent years, however, other materials have emerged to try and claim a place at the table including acrylic, metal, and bamboo.

But one alternative material has managed to garner more attention from patrons of our Denver headshop than all the others: silicone. But why exactly is that? And are silicone bongs poised to knock glass bongs from the mountaintop after their incredible run at #1?

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Can Silicone Pipes and Glass Pipes Handle Extreme Heat?

Pink and yellow spoon pipe, jar with cannabis nuggets and RAW brand rolling papers on wooden bedside table.

The art of pipe making has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years. It’s to the point now that a lot of people buy their glass pipes from our online head shop based on looks alone, and not whether it’s particularly durable or practical. And while buying a pipe based on aesthetics alone is fine it does raise a few questions, including whether or not that glass or silicone pipe will be able to handle the heat load it will be subjected to. In this post, the team at 710 Pipes will be looking to answer the question “Is heat a problem for silicone and glass pipes?

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How Often Should Glass Bongs Be Cleaned?

Man smoking bong on sofa in room with purple and red colored lighting

There’s nothing like a beautiful, well-made glass bong. The look, the feel, the monster hits. It’s enough to make you want to skip work and indulge yourself. But there’s an element to bong ownership that often goes unspoken, either because people are simply unaware of it, or because they believe its importance is overstated: cleanliness. Here at the 710 vape shop in Denver people often ask us if their bong needs to be cleaned. Our answer usually goes something like “Do you clean the plates you eat off of?”

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Extending Your Vaporizer’s Battery Life

Animated red battery with blue background

In spite of significant headwinds created by the anti-smoking lobby vaping has taken off worldwide. That’s because people understand it’s safe and relaxing and affordable and doesn’t subject those around you to dangerous smoke. But as vaporizers have become more popular those of us at the 710 Pipes vape shop in Denver are getting ever more inquiries about the batteries on these devices. And those questions typically go like this: “Why did my battery die so fast?”

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