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Cheap High Quality American Glass??

Discussion in 'Glass' started by Tstat, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. Tstat

    Tstat Dead Foot Designs Accessory Maker

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    Sorry in advance for the back-to-back...

    My American Glass Orion just arrived and it's amazing. It's just like my upline and built very well! I like it so much I ordered the UFO perc this morning! The BWG sale ends today, BTW.

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  2. max

    max This space available Staff Member

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    Not necessary. The edit window was long gone.

    Nice looking glass. :tup:
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  3. BLAZING OG

    BLAZING OG Vaping is a way of life!

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    Sweet glass, hows the orion perculate???
    Drag ? no drag?
    Thanks
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  4. Tstat

    Tstat Dead Foot Designs Accessory Maker

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    The Orion has a bit of drag and takes more pull than the upline. It seems to extract my Solo stems way faster, too! I'm telling you, man- these are the best deal out there right now. That said, I also just completed a killer deal on BM for something NOT considered cheap American glass!
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  5. Tstat

    Tstat Dead Foot Designs Accessory Maker

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    So, the UFO came today! Although they all look similar, they re different sizes and have different mouthpieces. Now this is what I call Cheap American Glass! I got all 3 of these for less that $300. One Sov tube would have been more ;)

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  7. cyproz

    cyproz New Member

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    hey tstat. im looking at the same 3 pieces you own. the upline,ufo and orion. my question is if you could choose only one, which one would you buy?
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  8. Tstat

    Tstat Dead Foot Designs Accessory Maker

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    Loving the UFO the best, followed up the upline. All are awesome. I PMed you.
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  9. cyproz

    cyproz New Member

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    thanks man!
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  10. VaPeD&CoNfUsEd

    VaPeD&CoNfUsEd JoDa Glassworks Glass Blower

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    Man I sooooooo want one of those up lines! Loving the budget sg look!
  11. Tstat

    Tstat Dead Foot Designs Accessory Maker

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    Yea, so I really love the American Glass stuff. The joint could be thicker, but the glass is thick and perfect. Each piece is a different can size and mouthpiece. So again, for $300 I picked up 3 great tubes, all with different diffusion and great American thick glass. BWG is great as well. Fast Priority shipping and great customer service. They even take PayPal if you email them.
  12. cyproz

    cyproz New Member

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    im ordering to florida. how was the packaging itself?
  13. Tstat

    Tstat Dead Foot Designs Accessory Maker

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    Packaging was perfect. Professionally done in a box with ample bubble wrap. Just like if you bought from ALT.
  14. cyproz

    cyproz New Member

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    well i wanted the ufo perc one but when i went to order it was sold out. they did put a diffeeent one. a 5 arm tree perc. so i ordered that one, ill post once its here
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  15. Tstat

    Tstat Dead Foot Designs Accessory Maker

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    Well, happy new year glass lovers!

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    Nothing left to do but :):):)!
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  16. DrPiff

    DrPiff Born To Rage

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  17. canj00digit?

    canj00digit? All my days in a daze...

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    I was just running my AG 60mm upline in the rotation last night and was reminded how freakin' buttery smooth it hits. It really purrs like a kitten. Crazy good for the money. :clap:

    Well, since you're asking in this thread in particular, I'll just say that it's a chinese blown piece using brittle chinese boro. There's nothing 'quality' nor 'American' about it. And I find it's existence almost offensive when you consider what you can get for the same money (as shown in this thread). :D :p

    But it does look like it would be fun to hit. Function isn't my issue with these pieces.
    It's the quality of the raw boro which makes them brittle and easily broken compared to a quality boro like Schott or Simax.
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  18. DrPiff

    DrPiff Born To Rage

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    Should've known it was Chinese. I will peruse the thread now.
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  19. canj00digit?

    canj00digit? All my days in a daze...

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    I got nothing against chinese pieces. They have their place and can be good deals sometimes.
    But when the piece cost the same as something made with very high quality raw materials its stops being a good deal IMHO. :)
    I can't count how many chinese boro pieces I've went through in my life before discovering that, yes, the raw glass does make a difference to the life expectancy of the piece.
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  20. Frederick McGuire

    Frederick McGuire Aggressively Loungey

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    As canj00 said, it seems to be a china piece, but I've got one, and its a very fun piece to use.
    It's the biggest piece I own, and its very hefty :)

    I was happy with he price I paid, but I've got plenty of good American glass already, this one was more of a play piece.
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  21. Doug

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  22. VaPeD&CoNfUsEd

    VaPeD&CoNfUsEd JoDa Glassworks Glass Blower

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    So wanna see your dualing nanos paired with that!
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  23. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    Funny they call it an upline... those slits are facing down :hmm:
    Not that it really matters, either direction.



    edit:
    @Quetzalcoatl posted this in the cheap bubbler thread,
    but it says it's made in upstate NY so it definitely fits in here too :-)
    https://www.facebook.com/ApolloGlassworks
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  24. Doug

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    I am curious about what direction it'll point. Really I don't care much. Down might be better for diffusion.
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  25. canj00digit?

    canj00digit? All my days in a daze...

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    It's a downline.
    On BWG the photo is correct, the description is not.
    I have one, it's a nice little tube.
    Very smooth, for it's smaller size especially.
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