Understanding Dab Rigs

It’s difficult to stay awake at night without hearing about the worldwide legalization movement. New ways to enjoy your favourite strains and breakthroughs in medical research highlight the potential medicinal and recreational benefits of cannabis.

Concentrates are the most popular form of cannabis. They are popular because they are both potent as well as exhilarating. Dabbing is a great way to experiment with concentrates.

Concentrates are concentrated forms of your favourite herb. They can be enjoyed powerfully, and only a small amount is required to achieve potent psychoactive effects.

Concentrates, however, are not like dry herbs that can be smoked or vaped. It would be best if you dab them.

What is Dabbing?

Convective heating is used to heat concentrates rather than conductive heating. Convective heating produces a more pleasant experience, is less messy, and has fewer wasteful components. The user gets a better taste and concentration of psychoactive substances by burning the material at a lower temperature and using indirect heat instead of direct flame.

How do dab rigs work?

There are three types of dab-rigs on the market. Each one works differently.

Many dab rigs include a “dome,” which can be a special cover you place over your nail. Domes keep the vapour (and the THC) in one place, so you don’t lose any while heating your concentrate or dabbing. A glass vapour slide connects to your nail.

The 90-degree joint in the arm is what brings the vapour into your bowl. Regular pipes have 45-degree joints. Dab rig, however, have smaller 90-degree joints to concentrate the vapour.

Different Types of Dabs

You will be able to find terms like “shatter,” “wax,” “oil”, and “budder” if you aren’t already familiar with cannabis products and dabs.

Although shatter is brittle and amber, it gives off a strong, long-lasting high. This form of concentrate is dense and difficult to work with. It is similar to shattering glass. This is why the name shatter was given to it.

Wax and budder are butter-like in their composition, easy to use and smoke.

Choosing the Right Rig

The following are some suggestions for those looking to purchase a dab rig.


Budget is something that you should keep in mind, unless your last session with cannabis led you to a magical money tree.

The Right Rig

Next, ensure you are choosing the right product. It’s easy to identify a dab rig if you look at the “gender”. If the joint is male and has a dome, it’s probably for dabbing. It’s likely a regular water pipe if it’s “female”.

Components Complete Kits

 You can either buy a complete kit that includes everything you need to get going right out of the box or individual parts. A complete kit is recommended for those who are just getting started or need something simple.