5 Vape Tricks You Can Do With Your Weed Vape Pen
Since the dawn of weed culture, smoke tricks have been synonymous with cannabis consumption. And, really, this symbiotic relationship makes a lot of sense. What’s cooler than watching exhaled smoke slowly take unique forms as your mind settles into a stoned state?
With the rising popularity of e-cigarette juice engineered to procure gigantic vape clouds, old-time smoke trick sessions have turned into an Olympic sport of sorts, broadcast across Instagram and Snapchat for the world to see. But weed pen users might feel left out of the fun, wondering whether this smoke trick sorcery can be replicated with the lesser amount of vapors produced by a weed vape pen .
It’s admittedly much harder to produce vape clouds with weed pens than more powerful vape mods or e-cigarettes. An e-juice mixture with high levels of vegetable glycerin (VG), one of the cutting agents commonly used in vape juice, allows vapers to generate massive amounts of vapor, according to The Dollar E-Juice Club . Some more advanced vape mods also allow users to adjust the airflow, which also has an impact on the size of clouds you can produce.
But don’t fret, fellow stoners, there are still a number of fun smoke tricks you can perform with your trusty weed vape pen. All you need is some patience, practice, and a powerful pull from your vape pen.
Difficulty Level: Beginner
The ghost inhale is one of the easiest smoke tricks to learn, a perfect starting point for beginners looking to flaunt their newly acquired vapor skills. Imagine a vaporized version of Casper the Friendly Ghost peeking out to say hello before quickly being inhaled back into your lungs.
- Take a long draw from your vape pen or vaporizer.
- Let the vapor settle in your mouth.
- Push out all of the vapor in a ball shape.
- Quickly inhale the ball of vapor back into your mouth.
Difficulty Level: Beginner
The French Inhale might sound like the escargot of slick smoke tricks, but in actuality, it’s one of the easiest tricks in the book. You’ll have to take a hefty draw from your vape pen to match the effect created by vape mods or smoke, but should still be able to obtain a worthwhile result with your weed vape pen.
- Take a long draw from your vape pen and let the vapors settle in your mouth for a couple of seconds.
- Open your mouth and extend your lower jaw out, letting the vapor slowly pour out.
- As the vapor rises, inhale through your nostrils.
Difficulty Level: Beginner (accessories required)
Remember how mesmerizing a floating bubble used to be when you were younger? Want to re-create that wondrous feeling in the dazed days of adult age? The smoke bubble trick might look like wizardry, but is actually extremely easy to do if you have a vape pen and a couple of common household supplies. Grab some dish soap, water, a bowl, and a drinking straw, it’s time to blow some bubbles.
- Mix water and dish soap in a bowl – the more soap, the bigger the bubble.
- Dip the end of the straw into the soap mixture.
- Take a deep draw from your vape pen.
- Put the non-soapy end of the straw to your lips, and exhale slowly to create a vapor-filled bubble.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
The smoke ring, or blowing O’s, is The Beatles of smoke tricks, a classic that will continue to influence stoners for years to come. With a little rehearsal between you and your weed vape pen, you can replicate this iconic trick, too.
The concept behind blowing smoke rings isn’t difficult to comprehend, but it usually requires practice to truly master the art of flawless O’s. So long as you take a long enough drag and have some patience, you can still achieve this effect with a vape pen. Once you master this process, you should hopefully have O-shaped smoke rings marching one-by-one out of your mouth.
- Take a long drag from your vape pen.
- Make an “O” shape with your mouth.
- Instead of exhaling from your lungs, you need to string out a few percussive coughs from your throat, forcing vapors out in independent bursts instead of all at once.
Difficulty Level: Expert
If you’ve mastered the other tricks on this list, you can take your vape skills to the next level with The Bull. This trick combines the smoke ring and French inhale to create the illusion of a bull ring hanging from your nose. Once you manage to get this one down, no one will dare step into the bullring to spar with the newly crowned vape-trick champion.
- Take a long draw from your vape pen and let the vapors settle in your mouth.
- Blow a medium-sized smoke ring.
- Place your nostrils above the floating smoke ring and slowly inhale the top of the ring through your nose.
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5 Vape Tricks You Can Do With Your Weed Vape Pen Since the dawn of weed culture, smoke tricks have been synonymous with cannabis consumption. And, really, this symbiotic relationship makes a lot
The 7 Best Smoke Tricks and How To Do Them
You know the age-old mantra parents tell their kids: Smoking isn’t cool. Well, that only applies to kids that don’t know how to do cool smoke tricks.
Kidding. Don’t go out and buy a pack of Lucky Strikes now.
The only cool smoke tricks out there are the ones that you do with ganja. NOT cigarettes. And there’s plenty of them to go around. The only problem? You don’t know how to do them yet.
That’s where we come in.
We decided to take a look at some of the coolest of the cool-guy smoke tricks, and teach you guys ourselves. Wanna learn how to do smoke tricks and become a total badass? Just keep on reading, friend-o.
Creating smoke rings is the oldest trick in the book. Having said that, it still gets a pretty solid reception, every time. Knowing how to do smoke tricks like this will up your game.
First, gather up all the smoke you inhaled in your mouth. Let it sit in your cheeks for a second or two. Then, open your mouth and make a ring, or ‘O’ shape with your lips. Now, don’t exhale, but simply push the smoke out of your mouth by opening and closing your throat. This way, the small throat movements will only release a little bit of smoke in the time, and, if done correctly, they should be in the shape of a ring. However, this trick definitely requires some patience and practice to perfect.
The French Inhale
The French inhale is another staple of cool smoke tricks, and it’s probably a little simpler than pulling off a mean smoke ring. This trick provides a little bit of mind-fuckery because it makes it look as if you’re inhaling smoke that’s coming out of your nose, through your mouth.
Step one is, obviously take your hit (preferably a big one). Again, hold in in your cheeks until you’re ready to perform. Then, simply exhale incredibly lightly, and then quickly inhale through your nose. When exhaling, make sure you do it slowly enough so that you’re able to inhale it through the nose, considering it’s basically impossible to exhale and inhale at the same time.
Another simple trick for mastering the French inhale—push your jaw forward. It makes it easier to inhale the smoke coming out of your mouth.
The ghost inhale is another popular trick that you’ve probably seen. The difference between this one and the first two, however, is the ghost inhale is pretty freaking easy to do. So, you’ll spend a lot less time practicing and a lot more time showing off your sweet new skills to your stoner friends.
To do a proper ghost inhale, simply exhale a small amount of smoke (again, stored in your cheeks), and then quickly inhale it all back into your mouth. That’s pretty much it. Obviously, timing is a factor, as you still want to inhale it before it dissipates. Also, make sure you inhale strongly, so you don’t leave any smoke in the air, which would, in effect, make you quite lame.
Number four on our list of “how to do smoke tricks” is the waterfall. Another classic.
This one requires props — an empty bottle, and some ice.
The waterfall trick is dope because it makes you look like you’re a special effects guru on some science-fiction movie. But, in reality, you’re just trying to get stoned while putting on a show.
For the waterfall, all you need to do is take a big ol’ hit of some pot and exhale into the bottle that contains a little bit of ice on the bottom. Then, just tip over the bottle, and the smoke starts flowing like the wine of Capistrano. This effect happens because the ice at the bottom chills the smoke, which makes it sink to the bottom. Cold air always sinks, after all.
This is probably the most advanced trick here, but it makes for one of the cooler forms of entertainment when you’re trying to impress your smoke buddies.
The bull ring is actually just a version of the regular smoke ring trick, except with a little extra flare.
Basically, just create a smoke ring, and then slowly inhale through your nose. This will put the top half of the ring in your nose, giving you the appearance, of, well, a bull.
This is a fairly easy trick to do with practice — however, it might require extra material.
There are basically two ways to do it — either with a cardboard paper towel roll, or just your hands.
For the first method, blow smoke into the paper towel roll slowly and let it collect in the tube. Hold it against the table, but make sure you don’t block the hole on the bottom of the roll. As the smoke begins to gather on the surface, take the tube away from the table and slide your hand over the smoke on the table. Finally, lift your hand quickly into the air, and guide the smoke cloud upwards, into a tornado-looking shape.
Doing it without the paper towel roll is actually way simpler, but it might not look as good. Just simply blow smoke directly onto the table, instead of into the tube. Cut out the middleman, if you will.
This final trick will also require the use of a prop—actual bubbles (don’t worry, it still qualifies as one of the many cool smoke tricks).
This is, realistically, the easiest trick so far. If you can blow bubbles and smoke weed, then you’re instantly capable of doing this trick.
Just simply combine the two.
Here’s how to do smoke tricks with bubbles. Take a hit of whatever you’re smoking and then break out the bubbles. As you go to blow the bubbles from the wand, you will already have all of the smoke in your mouth. Exhale the smoke as you’re blowing the bubbles, and lo and behold, you have smoke bubbles.
Well, that’s all we have, in terms of cool smoke tricks. Practice makes perfect, so if you read this comprehensive guide on how to do smoke tricks a few times, you should be able to show off for your friends soon.
Up your game and toke up like a pro.