My first thought was the marble would be a kickstand but no, it is placed in the perfect spot for my pinky when holding the pipe, I can keep a good grip while I do things with my other hand.
I generally pack one and walk around the house with it so this is great. The bowl is wide and deep so when I feel like consistently puffing I can light in one spot and work my way down. Whenever I want to put it out it is a great size for 1” marbles, or a bottle cap
For placement I have a glass ashtray that this stands in very well, I would really like Grav Labs to make some really cool ashtrays to go with the pipes.