Let me preface my own answer to this question and say that I'm by no means a newb at smoking meth
, but I've not ever smoked it as my dominant route of administration and so I don't know nearly as much about it as people that do it like that all the time.
I generally don't keep a pipe for more than the couple of says I'm using, because I feel like they are the most incriminating, difficult things to dispose of easily in the world, and so I get rid of them a lot and just get another one instead of cleaning it all the time and etc like a lot of smokers do.
Another reason I throw them out is because... Well, I do get a better high if I snort it, but it's EASIER to smoke it, if this makes any sense. It's a different high, but it's one that I like better, that lasts a longer amount of time, and is more taxing to do AGAIN after you've already done it once. I think it's easier to not prolong use that way. At least for me, I look at a line when I'm coming down, and I'm like ughh.... if I'm going to do any more of this I have to smoke it. That's too much and will last too long. But I usually don't have a pipe, so when I do decide to smoke it... it's often because I want to get rid of the rest of it, I don't need any more really and I know that, and I definitely don't need another line... so in the past, I always threw it down on some foil. And it's not something I commonly do, but man, when people see me hit foil, they often comment, saying, "You're oddly good at that," mostly because they are meth smokers who always get a pipe and always have a pipe because a pipe is always better and so would I if I actually cared at that point. But most people never see it happen -- only person in fact, because I don't hang out with many tweakers as I've said.
Lately I've been getting them when I decide to do it, largely because I've always had an issue with putting things in my nose just right before Spring starts and all through it until about May. I have REALLY bad sinus allergies like you would not believe, and even when they're not horrible and debilitating, if it's Spring time, they're always there in the background... Even on Zyrtec, even on Claritin, even if my last resort is Benadryl
, they're there in the background until I'm knocked out an unaware of it. And... I just don't like putting things in my nose this time of year.
So I've been getting glass pipes, but I don't like to keep them for the reasons I mentioned. It's not resin coating that pipe like a weed
pipe. It's fucking dope that you don't just get a ticket for.
But another reason I throw them out is because I break the sons of bitches all the time -- usually in the most classic of ways -- dropping it. I don't think I've ever had a meth pipe that I used more than two occasions between sleeping with it my possession (And I don't stay up longer than two days, tops)... and if I do, I remember why I don't quick, so... yeah.
I just got this one, and I actually planned to try to keep it because I liked how it smoked and someone actually made it for me, something I'm not used to since I don't hang out with tweakers really... my dealer brought it for me at my request and she'll do anything for money...
So anyway, I have this OCD habit of polishing the pipe between hits with a cloth, like a sock or a rag or something of that material, as if you would if someone blackened up the bottom of the bowl with soot, but I do it even when I don't do that just because that's what I do. And that sock I happened to grab was little damp from something that had spilled on it, which I didn't realize quick enough until I heard the sizzling sound of the water droplets on hot glass. And I was like, NO PLEASE DON'T CRACK
, and inspected it for like a minute before I was satisfied it was okay and put it down.
Later I go to hit it but decide it needs to be at least wiped out with a q-tip before I put any in it. Rubbing it dry doesn't take the smallest of little dark spots off of it, so I lick the tip of one lightly and wipe it, and wipe it a slight bit harder, and as if with an ice pick through cardboard, push a tiny little hole through my bowl. Okay, it's not that seamless -- its glass, after all. But the integrity of the bowl structure was still there.
So look what I did... (in the picture)
The odd colors you see, the dark black circles, and the orange/red lines connecting them are drawn on with sharpie markers. One of the black holes is the original hole in the pipe. The other is the one I pocked through. I just happened to poke the other one in such a way that if I marked the places not to let the dope melt down across and between the two black holes underneath the red lines, I could still smoke out of it. But like barely and with not very much in it, because well... the holes are practically at 3 and 9 o'clock when I hold the pipe in its new upright position.
But damnit. It's broken and when I'm done with it I'm just going to throw it away again. I need tips on not breaking this shit. Maybe not OCDing out on it with physical objects? But usually I break them by dropping them, soo... And that's even a problem I have with weed pipes.