Cheap, high-quality bubbler??

Shit Snacks

Milaana. Lana. LANA. LANAAAAA! (TM/FW7/OAB/CC-H&A)
How big is the piece?

If you skim, or better yet use the search feature, quite a few people have the large inline (~11in) from GooRoo and even posted videos with size comparison photos... Not sure if you were asking about the three-piece though? That too (~16-19in w/ mouthpiece)
 

Shit Snacks

Milaana. Lana. LANA. LANAAAAA! (TM/FW7/OAB/CC-H&A)
So what kind of discounts will GooRoo offer for Black Friday? Do they charge extra for no logos, inline slots downward? I’m thinking of getting a large inline.

Seems like 420 and Black Friday they do 30% off though it could be less we shall see... They do not charge extra for no logos, just make the request when you order, similarly for the positions of the perc, they seem to stock both styles facing up or down, though apparently most prefer facing up, although it seems like it actually doesn't really make a difference in performance based on the videos I have seen at least!
 

Marlox

Well-Known Member
Hey guys,

is there finally a china-glass-supplier that can deliver ground to standard AND wobble-free glass-joints?
And who's delivered quality is consistent?

Really don't understand that guys... My china-glass is really nice in type and look, but the joints are THAT horrible.
Needed 60g/m²-teflon to make it useable. Email, video, long story short, got my money back.
So glass gone, money too for stevenlmz79... Seems like they still make money.

Makes me think of the british...^^ They used to send the chinese government-subsidized opium to rip them off.
Maybe that's why we get such cheap china-glass, too :lol:

I think i will regrind my joints this week, that teflon is bothering me too much shining through the glass...
There are special teflon-rings for laboratory-usage that get nearly invisible, but they are expensive and get damaged fast when unplugging.
 

justcametomind

Well-Known Member
Hey guys, I'm looking for a recommendation on a - who would have guessed - cheap solid glass piece.
I've been owning a d020 since around 3 years now, which has served me well but I'm just looking for some variety.

I'll be mainly using it with a tubo evic/tetra p80 and e-nano for now, if that matters.

I've been skimming through the last 200 sites of this thread but it's overwhelming.
I have no idea how a perc effects the experience tbh.

Pieces of interested I've found so far are:
DHGate: Toro Glass Hookah - looks interesting and seems maintenance easy with all those parts to take apart
DHGate: Classic Mobius Matrix - This piece or similar pieces have been around for years and seem approved
Vaporhsop: I've always been interested in a globe one, this is the only affordable one I could find besides the sneakypete globe

Any ideas or recommendations?
I bought the first one you linked and it was my worst purchase on dhgate ever.
One of the downstems was too tall, it would reach the bottom of the water pipe.
I opened a dispute and communication with the seller was so poor that I got 100% refund.
It’s been a few years though. I hope they got production right.
 

Shit Snacks

Milaana. Lana. LANA. LANAAAAA! (TM/FW7/OAB/CC-H&A)
Hey guys,

is there finally a china-glass-supplier that can deliver ground to standard AND wobble-free glass-joints?
And who's delivered quality is consistent?

Really don't understand that guys... My china-glass is really nice in type and look, but the joints are THAT horrible.
Needed 60g/m²-teflon to make it useable. Email, video, long story short, got my money back.
So glass gone, money too for stevenlmz79... Seems like they still make money.

Makes me think of the british...^^ They used to send the chinese government-subsidized opium to rip them off.
Maybe that's why we get such cheap china-glass, too :lol:

I think i will regrind my joints this week, that teflon is bothering me too much shining through the glass...
There are special teflon-rings for laboratory-usage that get nearly invisible, but they are expensive and get damaged fast when unplugging.

Honestly, it really varies, I don't really notice problem with wobbly joints for a good amount of my stuff, it really depends, there's always so much variance in glass... For one thing it depends which specific piece you bought from where (yes Steven is hit or miss) and there's just way too much, so I can't really answer your question exactly, but if you get more specific maybe...?

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^Meanwhile I got two orders yesterday, the mouthpiece on the left from here was said to be 18mm, but what they sent is 14mm and an adapter lol I don't think I would have ordered it at all had I known this, sent them a message and they said they're going to look into it... Not a big deal for the price anyway!

The other adapters are from here and they are all pretty great, they will allow me to use a wide variety of different mouthpieces with the GooRoo among other things... Except for the one on the bottom is going to be a mouthpiece, that I'm going to load with quartz beads and cap with a rimmed basket screen to hold herbs for Tetra and RBT use among others... It could also just be a mouthpiece itself modular into the adapter actually! Glass quality seems to be quite good, even and thick... Can recommend!

So now I'm just waiting on those colored drop-down adapters, the tracking has never been scanned so I reached out to message newpipes about that as well... Then it's the two Biao pieces that are moving now, and the pink male tentacle rig that is also on its way... Have not yet gotten a shipping notification from Greek Glass for the double inline tube, honestly pretty surprised about that, aren't they normally much faster?? I ordered over last weekend and they should have everything in stock to ship, no???
 

Shit Snacks

Milaana. Lana. LANA. LANAAAAA! (TM/FW7/OAB/CC-H&A)
Do any of you have the Grav Upline rig?

I’ve wanted one for some time and about to make the purchase, unless someone says it’s shit…

I don't have it, but I wouldn't buy theirs, I'm not sure exactly what they charge, but they have them on DHgate for very cheap (like $30 or so)... Glass99 or SmokingBong or this one and this one looks good... Many other sellers have them so look around!
 
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FlyingLow

Team NO SLEEP!
Thanks Snacks- I see some slight differences, but nothing dramatic. Will definitely consider... the one from Grav is on sale for $150.

The one thing does not appear consistent with the DHGate offerings, the splash guard is shown on some but not all the pictures... definitely appears smaller or not at all on the DHGate offerings. Some show this dimple on the main pic/thumbnail, but it is not evident on the subsequent pictures.

I tend to have little reservation about paying more for a US distributor of china glass [like TAG, Grav, etc]. IME, they are faster to deliver, less stressful to work with, and they tend to filter out most of the flawed/wonky glass before shipping.
 

Shit Snacks

Milaana. Lana. LANA. LANAAAAA! (TM/FW7/OAB/CC-H&A)
Thanks Snacks- I see some slight differences, but nothing dramatic. Will definitely consider... the one from Grav is on sale for $150.

Holy shit dude I do not think that thing is worth $150, but then again I don't understand the benefits of its design performance... Would have to be super thick glass to justify that price though, the ones from the gate are going to be pretty thick, the ones with good reviews at least (yes sometimes you never know what you're going to get specific slight differences in the listed photos and the review photos)

The one thing does not appear consistent with the DHGate offerings, the splash guard is shown on some but not all the pictures... definitely appears smaller or not at all on the DHGate offerings. Some show this dimple on the main pic/thumbnail, but it is not evident on the subsequent pictures.

Yeah honestly I would hunt around, the links I posted, and the ones from other sellers, that might show up in the suggestions or from searching, read all the reviews and look at all the photos, maybe you can figure out which one is the best one for you?? There's got to be one that is just like grav, no? Isn't their stuff China sourced too...?? Oh, yeah:

I tend to have little reservation about paying more for a US distributor of china glass [like TAG, Grav, etc]. IME, they are faster to deliver, less stressful to work with, and they tend to filter out most of the flawed/wonky glass before shipping.

Oh yeah that's definitely a benefit, I did not know TAG was getting stuff from China really, I mean makes sense everyone is a little bit, but yeah I think there is a lot of value for that, especially for really nice pieces, but sometimes I think the markup is a little unreasonable... Definitely depends what you want, I certainly am not interested enough to justify paying that much for it, the highest I paid for China Glass was the Cali Bear tall straight fab FOL in milk blue for $111 on sale and that was because there was really nothing like it anywhere else cheaper, otherwise it was also the Biao large inline tubes at just ~$80 each (DHgate and Greek Glass) Only my GooRoo 3piece $150
 

FlyingLow

Team NO SLEEP!
My glass varies, I have cheap glass and also a few offerings in the $300-400 range, but I tend to use the more costly glass more. Not because of cost, but because the function is just simply awesome on my Evan Shore Titty rig and Sheldon Black traveller setups.
 

LesPlenty

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Company Rep
I like the look of these, apart from the 14mm joint but 14mm is OK for dabbing (I have 14 to 18mm dropdowns to fix that).
Dhgate example,
Did anyone get a DHGate example that is good?
Many peeps say it is a pain to clean.
Edit, found an extra thick unit on DHGate...a bit more expensive than others though,
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And I think these are the same,
 
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Ramahs

Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017
Do any of you have the Grav Upline rig?

I’ve wanted one for some time and about to make the purchase, unless someone says it’s shit…

I like GRAV, and I've bought several items from them that have all been top notch quality.
I've come close to pulling the trigger on the Upline rig many times, but always backed off.
Who knows, maybe one day.
 

Improvaper

Well-Known Member
Cheaper travel option, NOT GLASS... personally I have no need.


I don't have a neeeeed, but I definitely had a want. For something to keep in the car and use at work. This definitely fits the bill... crazy volume and wide open airflow. And no, I won't be taking my Baller Vrod OTG... 😆

 

Ralph

Well-Known Member
I don't have a neeeeed, but I definitely had a want. For something to keep in the car and use at work. This definitely fits the bill... crazy volume and wide open airflow. And no, I won't be taking my Baller Vrod OTG... 😆

Holy shit that's fantastic!!!!!!!! You made me spit my coffee out all over my iMac LOL.
 

Texus

Well-Known Member
I like GRAV, and I've bought several items from them that have all been top notch quality.
I've come close to pulling the trigger on the Upline rig many times, but always backed off.
Who knows, maybe one day.
I always take it as a good sign when a manufacturer is one that VGOODIEZ decides to carry. Scott seems very committed to only carrying quality products from what I can tell. One reason he was very quick to walk back carrying those UFO IHs.
 

Polarbearboy

Tokin' Away Since 1968
My two year old double tree perc DHGate bubbler broke during travel at the same place it broke six months ago, which I carefully fixed satisfactorily with glass super glue back then. Now its time for something new. I sort of follow this thread, but you folks have so much to say that I feel the need to ask: Is there anywhere other than from China, to order a nice moderately-priced(under $100)--full-sized high-percing bubbler that you all would recommend? Specifics would be helpful. Thanks.
 

invertedisdead

OG Baller
My two year old double tree perc DHGate bubbler broke during travel at the same place it broke six months ago, which I carefully fixed satisfactorily with glass super glue back then. Now its time for something new. I sort of follow this thread, but you folks have so much to say that I feel the need to ask: Is there anywhere other than from China, to order a nice moderately-priced(under $100)--full-sized high-percing bubbler that you all would recommend? Specifics would be helpful. Thanks.

Check out goorooglass.com
 

LesPlenty

Well-Known Member
Company Rep
nice moderately-priced(under $100)--full-sized high-percing bubbler that you all would recommend? Specifics would be helpful. Thanks.
The following is only $80 with free US shipping after the discount code.
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jbm

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I have this Grav upline upright bubbler, like it a lot, I paid far less than the price quoted here
 
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