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Scientific Glass Bongs For Sale
Scientific glass is the modern standard when it comes to smoking, but what exactly is it? You may already be smoking out of scientific glass and not even realize it!
What is Scientific Glass?
A vast number of bongs, glass dab rigs, bubblers and pipes are made using scientific glass. Technically, scientific glass is any glass water pipe made from borosilicate glass, which is a special type of glass that contains large amounts of boron trioxide and silica. Scientifically speaking, borosilicate glass has a very low coefficient of thermal expansion – this means scientific glass will not crack as easily as regular glass when exposed to extreme temperatures. This allows artists to create much more intricate designs than with soft glass.
As its name suggests, scientific glass looks like it came straight out of a scientific laboratory. It is frequently made on a glassblowing lathe, which tends to create a very “Clean” design aesthetic. The original “Sci glass” bongs are believed to have been made from spare lab equipment by students back in the 80s, and gradually laboratory glassblowing tools became available/utilized by the heady glass scene! Scientific glass is typically clear, but may feature a limited amount of color, especially at the base or mouthpiece. A common attribute of today’s scientific glass is the use of 14 and 18mm glass on glass frosted joints. Also commonly seen are various types of percolator/diffuser used to filter smoke!
What are Scientific Glass Percs?
Percs are smoke filtration devices blown into glass pipes to diffuse smoke. Percs include:
Ice Catcher perc
What’s the Difference between Heady Glass and Scientific Glass?
Scientific glass is often compared with heady glass, which uses advanced glassblowing techniques to create visually appealing effects. Heady glass looks more like a type of sculptured art in which artists can express themselves. Science glass, by comparison, tends to focus on function/filtration over artistic flare. Scientific glass tends to be made with clear tubing, although many skilled artists like JP Toro, HOPS Glass, Hedman Headies and Mike Fro can incorporate heady work into their scientific designs! This branch of glassblowing, appropriately being called “Heady Scientific”, features scientific design choices like tall straight tubes, glass on glass joints and complex percolators, while still using the spectacular artistic techniques found in heady glassblowing.
Why Should I Look for Scientific Glass Bongs for Sale?
If you are the type of smoker who prioritizes the cleanest, best tasting smoke possible, then a scientific glass bong is the right choice for you! We have a huge assortment of scientific glass at the Bern Gallery available in all different sizes, prices and percolator configurations!