You can follow Custom Creations on Instagram where you’ll see pictures of its various products, including its C2 Ratchet Perc 38mm . With a price tag of $135, the ratchet perc bubbler is one of the least expensive models in its class. Of course, price means nothing if the product is subpar. The California-based company realizes this which is why the C2 is made with German Schott Glass. Each rig is hand blown using this premium-quality glass yet Custom Creations has somehow priced its device at a fantastic level.
We were very happy with the fixed downstem because it prevents you from pulling out the stem with your bowl or nail by accident. It is a semi-regular occurrence for some users and extremely annoying. The glass might be German but every pipe is created in America; a point the company is keen to point out with its ‘Made in the USA’ sticker plastered on every pipe. You will struggle to find a more attractive looking rig for under $200. The bent neck is a welcome feature for a low-cost model as it prevents you from being exposed to a hot nail. The ratchet percolator cools the smoke so you enjoy a pleasant hit, and the base is strong enough to support the e-nail coil and nail without wobbling.
The C ratchet perc is versatile as it can be used for dry herb but it works better with dabs. For the record, if you want a rig capable of burning weed better, you need a device with bigger pieces for additional filtration to cope with the extra harshness of herb. Low price or not, one of the most puzzling aspects of the ratchet per dab rig was the absence of a nail. You have to purchase one yourself if you want to dab, although it has a bowl for dry herb. The affordable price is an obvious plus point but the C2 is well-designed and somewhat versatile. It should provide you with years of happy dabbing and will do just fine until you can pay for a more sophisticated model. While it is nice to find a rig that is the dabbing equivalent of the Mona Lisa, function is the #1 priority. If you want a pipe that does exactly what it says on the tin, invest in the Mobius glass 10mm RDS Incycler as it is compact & clean, spins water and stacks bubbles just like a high-grade rig is supposed to. The RDS’ removable downstem comes out at an angle and offers the classic ‘bong’ feeling while being far more efficient. You also can’t fault its versatility because it enables you to use dry herb if you run out of concentrate. During our review of the Mobius RDS , we discovered that it provided us with delightfully cool vapor. This is because the downstem’s diffusion bubbles up to the incycling chamber. As a result, you can rip as hard as possible and never have to contend with water shooting into your mouth. In fact, you can operate it without the nail or bowl and still avoid the unwanted bong water taste. The RDS is unique on this list as it’s the only top 10 entrant that has no fixed downstem. Even so, it performs admirably and with a price tag of $365, it offers value for money too. In many ways, the RDS is a classic dab rig because of the removable downstem. This feature can be a burden if you don’t like storing extra pieces. Otherwise, the Mobius RDS Incycler is a fine piece of equipment that is well worth purchasing. Nexus Glass has not been around long but has made waves within the industry ever since it made its debut in Denver, Colorado on International Weed Day, April 20 (4/20). It won the ‘Best in Glass’ award and has created a stir on social media ever since. Nexus is a Southern-Californian-based firm and has pledged to make high-quality rigs from glass without overcharging customers.
All of its products are created from high-grade borosilicate glass so while they may create inexpensive glass dub rigs , there is nothing ‘cheap’ about the products. During testing for our Nexus Nano Puck Rig review, it was clear that this new device was much more than a gimmick. It is designed to look like an ice hockey puck and the German Schott Glass construction guarantees durability. Stylewise, you are invited to choose between a variety of gorgeous American glass colored accents as a means of adding a personal touch to your rig. Its diminutive size means it works well as a portable rig and you can rely on the bent neck to keep you clear of the hot nail. While there is little in the way of percolation, the holes in the downstem create some diffusion. The stem is fixed to the rig’s body which means it is harder to damage and easy to clean.
At a price of $200 , it is a relatively cheap way to enter the dabbing world and you can buy it from the official Nexus website. As it uses a male joint, the hits are a little warmer than in rigs with a second chamber or a recycling chamber. However, it is far more than merely a portable and cheap rig.