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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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