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The J-hook thread!

Discussion in 'Glass' started by natural farmer, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    Hey all! I need to find a good, thick j-hook for my vapes and of course I need it dirt cheap and shipped to Europe for cheap as well! :D

    Let this thread also be a guide for future wanna-smoke-like-a-hobbit (or Gandalf) fellow vaporists! I hope a similar thread doesn't exist, i couldn't find any... :p

    So... Any suggestions?
  2. smokum

    smokum The Guy Your Mother Warned You About

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    Been loving my blackleaf J-tube I got from PV..... http://www.planetvape.ca/glass-black-leaf-j-tube.html

    Use it all the time with my Bholt and havnt broke it yet with my oopsies. Besides, Its pretty inexpensive anyways, just not sure of shipping cost out to you in EU
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  7. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH Hey hey hey bhombs away!

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    I got my favorite j hook from Sam at glassblowersdirect.com inexpensive and you get a free six slit downstem with first purchase. Shipping migh be a problem. ALT has a couple cool ones that I've seen and have heard great things from members. I wish someone would make a j hook with a base ala VG bronze style almost, would be perfect for flame vapes! Good luck in your search for the right hooker!;)
  8. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    Allright! That's some good feedback! Thanx a lot guys! :nod: Some of them had already caught my eye, some not, so let's sum it up!

    First of all, I think the ones that don't ship to Europe are iOffer, Glassblowersdirect and Artfire, right? I tried checking out at Artfire and iOffer and gave me a big no but I am not sure about GBD as you need to fill a form and write your country's name... I will include the info though below.

    So:

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    Black Leaf's J-hook No1
    Length: aprox. 21cm
    Joint size: 14mm & 18mm
    Stores: PV (19,95$+9,97$ship.=29,92$ or about 22€), GC (13,02€+5,49€ship.=18,51€)
    Notes: Nice looking J-hook, looks comfortable for the Lotus and log/Solo, a bit thin maybe, comes in both sizes, price difference between shops is small but GC seems a better choice of course.



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    Black Leaf's J-hook No2
    Length: aprox. 17cm
    Joint size: 18mm
    Stores: H&N (4,29€+7€ship.=11,29€), BL (4€+12,85€ship.=16,85€)
    Notes: It's a BL so I assumed it's 3,2mm as most pieces they have and it comes only at 18mm so I shall also need a reducer. Luckily I have one, a LowPro which is a tight fit with the Lotus but it can be done with some bending of the pocking stick. BL only has DHL shipping so it gets here faster but more expensive... :\ It looks to be comfy as well.



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    Black Leaf's J-hook No3
    Length: aprox. 17cm
    Joint size: 18mm
    Stores: H&N (12,99€+7€ship.=19,99€), BL (12€+12,85€ship.=24,85€)
    Notes: This one appears to be the same with No3 but with a worked mouthpiece and slightly different mp angle. Seems to be more comfy... I like the mp!



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    Black Leaf's J-hook No4
    Length: aprox. 22,5cm
    Joint size: 18mm
    Stores: H&N (9,99€+7€ship.=16,99€), GC (27,53€+5,79€=33,32€!!!!!)
    Notes: This one might even be able to stand on it's one! Me like a lot! Price is nice too... Something might be wrong with GC's pricing though!



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    Black Leaf's J-hook No5
    Length: aprox. 20cm
    Joint size: 18mm
    Stores: H&N (14,99€+7€ship.=21,99€)
    Notes: I am pretty sure this can stand on its own but I am not so sure about how it would look near my mouth... :rofl:And I'm also pretty sure it can be used for things other than vaping or smoking... :rockon:



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    Black Leaf's J-hook No6
    Length: aprox. 28cm
    Joint size: 18mm
    Stores: H&N (12,95€+7€ship.=19,95€)
    Notes: Interesting design but I am not so sure if it would be comfortable. The mouth end could be too big like their Saxo bubblers. I think I also like the classic designs more...



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    Grav Labs J-hook
    Length: aprox. 23cm
    Joint size: 14mm
    Stores: GC (12,57€+7,61€ship.=20,18€)
    Notes: This one should be good quality, not sure, classic design, good price!


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    7th Floor's J-hook
    Length: ?
    Joint size: 14mm & 18mm
    Stores: SSV and DBV store (15,99$+20$ship.=35,99$ or about 26€)
    Notes: Looks classic, should be good quality and not a bad pricing even for Europe...




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    Aqua Lab Tech J-hook
    Length: aprox. 25cm
    Joint size: 14mm
    Stores: ALT (30$+38$ship.=68$ or about 50€)
    Notes: I am sure the quality is great on this one. Price is not nice for me though...



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    iOffer's J-hook
    Length: aprox. 20cm
    Joint size: 14mm & 18mm
    Stores: iOffer (7,25$+ free ship.=7,25$)
    Notes: You lucky ones from the states... Best price yet!



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    Artfire's J-hook
    Length: Any?
    Joint size: 14mm & 18mm
    Stores: Artfire (19,63$+ ? ship.=?$)
    Notes: I guess it's great they can make it at any size, right?


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    GBD's J-hook
    Length: Any?
    Joint size: 14mm & 18mm
    Stores: GBD (9,95$+ ? ship.=?$)
    Notes: Same as above.. :)



    So far, I am leaning to that Cane-Gun from BL... Not the dick one, no, the thin one! :ko:

    More additions welcome! :D
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  9. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH Hey hey hey bhombs away!

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    Cane Gun #4 maybe they do exist! Lol on CG#5!
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    Sneech Active Member

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    Nice thread Natural Farmer! Will be watching this thread for some time!
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  11. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    Alright! I went on and ordered the thin Cane-Gun from H&N! I can't wait to put it through some tests while watching the clouds go by... ;)
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  12. vorrange

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    Nice NF! I've been doing the same exact search for the past few days so this comes in handy, let me know how you liked the Cane Gun as i was hoping to find one that can stand up on its own as well. ;)
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  13. JSteez4205

    JSteez4205 aka Gordon NugzB

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    I too like the idea of a j-hook that can stand up on its own via little legs or a base. That being said, I've noticed most j-hooks I've owned and hooked up to pair with ash-catchers, once connected stand up on their own fairly well..

    @natural farmer are you looking for just an extended stem/mouthpiece for your vapes or do you also plan on connecting the j-hook to an additional ash-catcher? I saw you already purchased, but maybe for other's knowledge, the base or feet on j-hook would probably only be needed if hooking vape straight into j-hook.. As stated earlier when connected to an ash-catcher most j-hooks will stand on their own or not weigh enough and the ash-catcher just sits with the j-hook balanced in the air. If the j-hook weighs more than the a/c I've found simply twisting the hook while connected will help balance while just sitting on my table..

    I've used plenty of different a/c's with j-hooks to provide a cheap/different vaping experience and always enjoy them. My friends always call my j-hook a/c set-ups my transformer bubbler because I can switch things out and stack in different manners.. My favorite set-up is a showerhead a/c to inline a/c to j-hook..

    Here's a shitty pic of the j-hook connected just to inline a/c, just to show the balance perspective..
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  14. vorrange

    vorrange Well-Known Member

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    Jsteez, NF wants to use the JHook with his Lotus Vape.

    I plan on using it with my HI turbo gong stem, and other gong bowls, and eventually a Lotus (who knows? ;) ) and, as such, there is in fact some advantage in the Jhook being able to stand on it's own like a glass pipe and not as an adapter for an AC. ;)
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  15. JSteez4205

    JSteez4205 aka Gordon NugzB

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    Ahh ok.. Read the thread and never saw NF mention which vape he had planned on using with the j-hook..
    I understand the advantage of a j-hook standing on its own, said I was interested in one as well in my opening ;) Just was giving my :2c: On j-hooks..
  16. vorrange

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    I don't think he did, but i was browsing the Lotus thread and so, that was obvious to me. haha. :)
  17. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    Yeah he did! :lol: Although not so sure how it'll handle the Solo! :p

    Show us some more J-hook porn, please? :smug: And where did you get that from?
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  18. paytonpenn

    paytonpenn Level 30 Nature/Healer

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    Hope this video is naughty enough, sorry its not a all J-Hook video, I like multiple partners when I vape.
  19. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    wwwooohhhooo, sexy!!! So how do you find the comfort of such a j-hook? I have noticed different angles from ALT's straight pipe to yours... What I ordered is somewhere in the middle I think. I guess it depends on your vape but how do you find yours with the Genie?
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  20. paytonpenn

    paytonpenn Level 30 Nature/Healer

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    The taste is much better with the J-Hook in comparison to the coil or wooden models, but that is expected. It is the only way I would really choose to hit my VG as it turns it to a inexpensive glass VG and you can see your vapor. I imagine it would be heavenly with the a Lotus.

    I find the hook to be delightful to hold, I got mine at a LHS. I don't think I would enjoy one curved like the ones above. The sharp angle and grooves at the bottom allow the glass to rest politely on my fingers.
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  21. canj00digit?

    canj00digit? All my days in a daze...

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    A while back I was in search of the perfect j-hook for my needs and came across the interesting one below.
    I never bought one, went another direction.
    But these were offered by OregonGlassBlower on iOffer at one point in time.
    He (Mike) no longer lists them but if you contacted him be'd probably make you one.
    He's very helpful and I've had numerous orders with him and he's done some requested mods to the items etc all with no problems and he didn't even charge me any extra.

    I like it because it has a stand and a nice little natural perc.

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    Some water sits nicely in the bend for natural perc:

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  22. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH Hey hey hey bhombs away!

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    Can you dig it!? Suckah! Awesome that's what I want!
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    Deadshort480 Mini Glass Hoarder

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    greenmunster Well-Known Member

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    I have this piece, very useful. Great with a number of different items.
  25. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    Package arrived safely and unbroken! :D

    I had to test it with some bowls in the name of science and got blasted first thing in the morning.. :ko: Tried it with small loads, big loads, high temp hits and low temp hits, they all give great taste but I couldn't sense any difference from the aluminum Lotus pipe at all.

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    It works great with water and better imo without! If you add water it also filters herb particles of course and that's not bad when you have a sensitive throat.

    And guess what!!! It can stand on it's own thanks to the little blobs of glass at the bottom! It sits steadier in the first photo and when the Lotus is in it, it even stands upright, although not so steady. Small differences… The slightest bump will throw it down so I better be careful..

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    I added a cheap e-cig silicone mouthpiece for added comfort but removed it since… I like it better without.

    Only think that bothered me a little but I guess I'll learn to live with it until I get another one is that the Lotus needs to be placed in a 18/14 LowPro adapter and that raises it to exactly eye level so the view I have when I draw is this:

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    Watching the centre of the hot plate on the Lotus is quite tricky with such a view and I have to implement my super depth perception powers to be accurate and don't burn the wood! :p I hope a 18mm WA will eventually come out so I can lower it a bit or I might find another j-hook with a more acute angle at some time in the future. Not a big issue but it would be easier with a slightly different design.

    It should become my home piece of choice of course from now on as I find it more joyful to use than my Ehle bong and I like to be able to also see the vapor when hitting the Lotus. Less diffusion or no diffusion means better taste! With this I can do smaller hits and keep vaporizing my load for longer it seems.

    It also seems to match great with my Hot Pod and Solo as well and I hope to do some more testing today...

    ALL WELL THEN! Thank you all so much for the input and let's keep this thread live! :D :tup:

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