Discussion in 'Glass' started by Ven, Feb 13, 2009.
Loving that perc mrbonsai!
I bet it rips.
Just one more artist that I've started following because of you. I'm definitely going to pick up one of these eventually.
Yeah the perc is very unique and I wanted something that will stand up with an enail and drop unlike most small rigs made for torch bangers these days. The quality couldn't be better and it's hard to pick up all of the sparkly nuances on the joint and lips but trust me, it's tight!
This one is cool and classy, I'm in love! The other one I have coming is Yellow Crayon and Blue Cheese, It's so fucking flashy and loud, I like it too lol! If you are looking at his stuff his Splatter percs are also awesome and he makes a nice Klein.
Hi @mrbonsai420 - beautiful. A shop near me has some small pieces of PAG and its fabulous.
May I ask where you got it from and, if you are comfortable, approximate magnitude of cost. I really like the PAG pieces I am looking at but they are at $350 or so. Not out of reach if I want one, but enough to give me a bit of pause.
If they are this size and only $350 that is below retail and lower than he sells them for himself actually. I haven't gotten a quote from him for less than $500 on a piece and I have asked about several. I found smaller artists you can get a much better deal from the artist. BUT once they get bigger they don't like to undercut the shops that carry their items. So they quote retail. Best place for his stuff is to find a reseller that gets a deal as a wholeseller and passes that deal along to you via an auction or sale. If it's $350 for a Splatter or Hover perc this size I would say that is very fair.
In fact I just checked the price on one Purplecity420 has for sale, he wants $420 for his.
I need to look at it again. No, it does not have the amount of color your has...by a long shot. Its only colored around the mouthpiece, base, and....and I have to look at it again. Its a small piece...slightly bigger than the Bates internal. I'll check it out and let you know...they may have had it quite a long time and got it at lower price. Dunno.
YAY! @Phattassglass Hover Perc #2 is in. It's hard to get his glass nuances on camera but there are these beautiful lines in the yellow on this, it looks fantastic. I thought since I bought 2 rigs so close that I might sell one eventually but these are so dope I may need to keep them as a team lol!
Wow dude...they are indeed beautiful. Love the yellow flower it the button (or whatever you call it LOL).
Congrats. As my grandmother would say: "wear it in the best of health!" LOL
I have a knack for following right after a jedi master like @mrbonsai420 ...!
(One day, I hope to have enough money to beg joda gw to make me a custom Vault-Boy perc...)
Thanks to @kellya86 for the confidence boost to post a pic of my FIRST purchased piece of glass! I have been using a 3" tall donated bubbler, never used anything for concentrates before except that.
Anyway, it's basically dankstop.com's house version of a Mobius matrix sidecar, from what I can tell. Cost me $94.50 with a 10% coupon code. Free shipping, they shipped same day and I got it a day earlier than the 3 day estimate (east coast in NJ). Extremely happy.
Wife says NO dhgate or opening cc's to int'l orders, or running air cards. My life...is sooo good and simple. Ah.
Speaking of simple...here's the piece. VERY heavy glass, I love it. Here's the link: http://dankstop.com/best-sellers/best-bongs/dankstop-matrix-perc-sidecar-water-pipe/, and I am extremely happy with the company and love their selection, yeah US-based so a bit higher $. I'll deal.
Took one empty for best detail:
And finally, milky milky...
Ahhhh. It is freaking AWESOME...absolute perfect draw.
Peace everyone, and good vaping!
That water level is really high. Try lowering it an inch or so to keep your lips from getting splashback.
It certainly is up there, I'm sure that must be robbing some flavour.
I've found my matrix sidecar works well with the water level anywhere from just touching the top of the perc to a couple centimetres above
You know I effing absolutely love FC!
Spot on, got rid of half the water and BING there's my lemon/mango flavor back to full strength!
Awesome, good things back at you both!
The other guys beat me to it, you got your water up too high. Moltentiger knows what's up, typically it is best to put in just enough water to cover the perc itself. Looks like you got that resolved already though
I gotta say bro, that matrix knock-off looks infinitely better than an official VXH hydrabomb (also matrix knock-off lol) hydratube I bought once (and immediately returned).
Your piece has nice, straight, properly aligned perc placement and the welds look solid, with a thick base and what looks like good thick glass too.
VXH's offering on the other hand suffered from a jenky perc (the cage was not at all symmetrical and the gaps between different slits varied wildly), lopsided perc placement (requiring a higher water level to cover the perc because one side of the perc sat higher than the other!), a number of incomplete welds (including an outright crack in the surface of the glass!) and devitrification of the glass (basically this refers to the glass losing it's see-through, smooth and fused quality).
Great price on your rig and it looks reliably built to boot! Glad to see you enjoying it I think the wife was wise to tell you to keep purchases within the US; DHgate, as many will tell you here can be a gamble. You got a durable and well made rig delivered to you very quickly for under $100, I doubt that DHgate vendors can reliably compete with any aspect of that deal except the price!
Guys guys guys, my piece got here, check this out!
Sure seems like it, doesn't it? In my regular life I know women stoners, but seems like here at FC, and generally online, it's a preponderance of dudes.
Go onto Instagram. Women taking super hot dabs out of giant flower pieces in their underwear for days and days.
Hahaha. Yep. <3
Posted this in the IG thread but no one looks at it lol.
So, My next piece is either Going to be from Bowman Glass, Hondo Glass, or Red Tail Glass. This is a very hard choice. I will one day own all 3 I hope but for now I am leaning towards a custom fab from Redtail glass. Either that or a Bowman Window rig or any of the Pineapple pattern Percs from Hondo. Damn this is a hard choice! I guess I will just consider is which one is first and not worry about it and hope one day I have one of each.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
I also have my eye on a VERY nice piece from @Sleeping_glass (Mothership artist) That is a little pricey but I am in love with it.
My vote is Bowman... don't have one but been following him for a while. I love his art. If I had the $$$ that's who would get it. Also really like Amani Summerday.
Hmmm, not sure how much you're looking at spending.
I was initially leaning toward Hondo.
But your question sent me down a rabbit hole and I found this:
And it's on sale, so by buying it you actually save $150!
I can't stop looking at Dok Glass and Andy Roth ... WOOF!
EDIT: Oh God, just buy this instead: https://www.instagram.com/p/BNxfCuLj4DJ/?taken-by=glassmaps_
New "Esposito" barrel perc *finally* arrived. Someone said US company drop-shipping from China? YUP. Peeved me off pretty bad, too - company 420elite.com was *totally* unresponsive, but DID meet their overall shipping promises of 14 days. But still, I almost stopped the charge when I couldn't get any tracking numbers, not a single response to several emails and several polite "Contact Us" requests for the info. But I figured $40 though with free shipping, so more work to return it at this point out of spite...
Sigh. But, I do really dig the thing. Will be testing later this evening. Love the 4-level barrel perc, and the raised mouthpiece (I have a meeeeeesed up spine, in this case the cervical pain is really helped by not having to lean in too far.
Posted first pic of it alone, no water, with Yocan Torch (for sizing), then next to the matrix perc I got from dankstop.
EDIT: Tested and absolutely perfect size and design for the Yocan Torch. I LOVE it. Peace!
Peace and good things to everyone!
I ordered a Redtail Glass custom bubble trap Venetian Fab this afternoon... But then I saw this! I'm In the lead here but it still has until 11AM DON"T OUTBID ME BITCHES lol haha
Better up your bid. No it is not me.
That piece is beautiful. Really a knock out. I'm generally a pure function type of guy, but I do REALLY like that one. Unfortunately, I doubt I will ever get off of $1,500 for a water pipe.
What what a piece!
Also, what a great site. Fabulous looking banger hangers, for example. Wow!
So I lost that Hondo Piece but it was a good loss. I did bid again but in the end I let her have it She said it was going to be a Christmas present for her husband so I quit bidding at $860/ That is easily a $1300 piece so she did well. You win some you lose some. But it would have been dope, UV reactive, Dichro and all.
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