I love this pipe! Admittedly I am new to bubblers, this is the first one I have ever purchased or smoked out of. I have owned bongs since high school but bubblers are a new experience and they require a slightly different technique. The trick is, unlike a bong, you don’t have to take a large, gut busting inhalation of smoke.
When hitting this bubbler, the technique I have figured out is thus. Start drawing moderately on the pipe, when smoke has completely filled the glass, then and only then (not a minute too late!) use the carburetor and clear the pipe of smoke. You get a clean and cool hit that fills your lungs to about three quarters of their capacity. It’s not as big a hit as a bong, but it’s a cool and smooth way to smoke, allowing you to take more hits total.
Additionally the pipe is a beautiful piece of glass. When I first took it out of the box I was impressed with it’s elegant beauty. I now display it proudly on the mantle over my fireplace.