Best Steamroller Pipes – The Award Goes To The Chameleon
Steamroller marijuana pipes are not for the weak. They are more or less a tractor with a enormous drum on the front and back ends, filled with liquid, and heated to a very high temperature, then driven over asphalt to flatten it – Just kidding! It’s pipe for smoking weed!
The design, crafted to resemble the Native American “Chanupa”, features long hollow tubes with a bowl placed on top. It supposedly resembles the wheel of a steamroller construction vehicle, but I’m not so into the name because, well, imagine how poorly a steamroller would drive if you stuck a bowl on it. But I digress. As I said before, steamrollers are not for the weak. Every hit is strong and powerful, and can be a little overwhelming which is apparently, part of the appeal. Even though a steamroller is a tiny little thing, the hit you get will feel a lot like taking a hit off a waterless bong.
If you are new to steam rollers, you’ll need a brief introduction to technique. Basically at one end you’ve got your mouth piece, and at the other, it’s more or less your carb hole. Hold that shut while you’re puffing and once the pipe is filled with smoke, release your hand and inhale all of the smoke.
Spunky’s Glass Pipes is on online head shop where you can find sixteen different chameleon steamrollers to suit your exact style. There is a plain clear glass one for the sleek reductionist within, the flower power for your inner hippie chic, the chiropractor for you skeleton buffs and oh so many more to let your individual freak flag fly while you get high. But my personal fave is the one with little turtles on it. What can I say? I’m a sucker for reptiles.
These guys are all on sale now, so if you look them up fast they’ll cost you anywhere between $11 and $50 depending on which one you choose. They are made of thick sturdy glass and should be able to fall from about pocket height without breaking.
One nice thing about steamrollers is that if you are looking for a strong hit, but can’t lug your bong around with you all day, these things can fit clandestinely in your pocket. If you feel most comfortable buying from a brand you already know, you can find really nice, simple, sturdy steamrollers at American Glassworks, Magic Glass, and G-Spot.