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Not Your Dad’s Hash Pipe: Pics From the Puffco Glass Open

July 17, 2018
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Life moves pretty fast. One minute you’re hot-knifing CO2 hash in a Cozumel hotel bathroom, hoping to sip some sweet, potent vapor from an upside down glass.

Nowadays, portable electronic hash bubblers go for $400. You can dab on a wakeboard. The glassware attachments alone fetch thousands of dollars.

What? Yes.

This Saturday in Los Angeles, hash pipe leaders Puffco throw the Puffco Art Show, where you can buy one-of-a-kind glass attachments for their smash-hit, battery-powered dab rig — the Peak.

The PuffCo Peak debuted in early 2018, reinventing the ancient practice of puffing concentrated cannabis. No more open flame torches or sketchy skillets — you just clicked the Peak on, dropped some high-grade extract in, waited 20 seconds and ripped. The light, sweet vapor gets you stratospherically stoned — making it a must-have gadget for the dab set; even more so because it’s customizable.

The Peak base fits to a detachable glass bubbler, one of which comes standard with every Peak. But any piper can make glass for the Peak, so long as it fits the base. Behold, a brand new canvas for glass artists worldwide.

By Josh Ford @thisisjoshford. (Courtesy of Puffco)

The Art Show Saturday follows a global contest this spring with a $5,000 first prize for the most popular piece of custom Peak glass. The finalists proved astounding, conjuring: heady, interlacing colorful patterns; Tron-like glow-in-the-dark circuitboards; impossible aquatic blue and red bubbles; futuristic, sci-fi glassine egg seemingly roiling with red silicate; the immortal Death holding an ooze-green scythe.

Presented below are some of the finalists from the PuffCo Glass Open of 2018. Find similar stuff on sale Saturday in Los Angeles.

By Bob The Glass Blower @btgb (Courtesy of Puffco)

By Ryan Fitt @ryanfitt (Courtesy of Puffco)

By Pippen R Pippenger @pippen_pippenger (Courtesy of Puffco)

By Devol Oner @devolglass (Courtesy of Puffco)

Ryan Fitt (Courtesy of Puffco)

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David Downs directs news and lifestyle coverage as the California Bureau Chief for Leafly.com. He's written for WIRED, Rolling Stone and Billboard, and is the former cannabis editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as the author of several cannabis books including 'Marijuana Harvest' by Ed Rosenthal and David Downs. He co-hosts The Hash podcast. TW: @davidrdowns | IG @daviddowns

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