If you intend to smoke dabs, a good dab nail or banger is a necessity. Bern Gallery makes it easy to find the best and most affordable quartz bangers for sale, or titanium domeless nails for those of you who do it old school!
Dab Banger vs Dab Nail
In general terms, bangers are a type of dab nail. So, all bangers are dab nails but not all dab nails are bangers. A nail is a basic term used to describe the piece used in place of a bowl on a dab rig or bong. There is a long history of evolution in nail technology, starting with the simple glass ones that started it all. A glass nail usually has a stem and a surface where you place concentrate, and is actually shaped like a nail. They fit into male joints, also called DI or Direct Inject joints and are covered by a dome. However, a banger is a dab nail that has a flat-bottomed bucket with a square neck and does not require a dome.
Glass Nails were phased out and replaced by titanium nails due to the superior resilience and temperature retention of titanium. A glass nail will inevitably break on you due to the many cycles of heating and cooling; Titanium and quartz do not have this weakness. Titanium was also eventually replaced by Quartz, following the success and expansion of the Quave Club Banger design, the origin of the word “Banger.” Other high-end companies such as Toro, Long Island Quartz, Charlotte Quartz and Mobius took notice and began working with quartz to create their own nail designs. In the wake of this success, a change has swept the industry, and Direct Inject joints are almost entirely phased out. This has left Quartz Banger style nails as the champion of dab nail designs!
We currently offer a wide variety of quartz in all price ranges, from simple bucket bangers by YoDabba all the way up to the rare and highly sought after Toro Grail and Toro Terp Slurper, which can be purchased in limited numbers during our exclusive Toro Drops! We also feature a small assortment of Titanium domeless nails, and we can manufacture glass nails upon request to fit any OG Direct Inject rig.
Dab Banger Types
Bangers can be made out of a number of different materials, although by far the most commonly used is Quartz. Some other rare types found are:
- Titanium bangers
- Glass bangers
- Ceramic bangers
All banger types do well at retaining concentrate and evenly distributing heat. However, certain bangers are more resilient than others. For example, a quartz banger is far more durable and less prone to breakage than a standard glass banger. Standard borosilicate glass has a limited ability to absorb thermal shock, but it will eventually break due to the stress of heating and cooling.
Quartz also features superior flavor and lifespan when compared to a ceramic or titanium banger. Due to its composition of pure Silicon, it has extreme thermal shock resistance and will not offgas. When kept properly clean with GlobMops, Isopropyl Alcohol and Dark Crystal quartz cleaner, a good quartz banger can last you years! We recommend Quartz for all your dabbing needs