At Ooze, we’re sure that your best portable vape is fun on its own, but what if we told you that you can do tricks? Simple smoke tricks like rings have been around for a long time, and the vaping community is no exception! With this handy how-to guide, we’ll walk you through some of our favorite techniques, and soon enough your friends will have to start calling you Gandalf.
Just one note before you begin: we recommend eliminating as many wind sources from your room as possible. Close your windows, and turn off fans and A/C. The less air flow there is, the more successful you’ll be.
First up is the the Ghost Inhale. Often called the Snap Inhale or Mushroom Cloud, this simple trick is a great place to begin honing your new vapor skills. The Ghost Inhale involves creating a ball of vapor within your mouth, exhaling, then quickly sucking, or “snapping,” it back in. To do this, take a long drag from your vape pen and let it sit in your mouth for a few seconds. As it lingers, try to form the vapor into a ball by puffing your cheeks out, then sucking them in. The key is to keep the vapor in your mouth and not inhale into your lungs. Once it’s condensed, try to push the ball out of your mouth in a short burst with your tongue or a small exhale, being careful not to simply blow. When the vapor ball is out, quickly inhale to suck it back in. Once you’ve mastered the technique, you’ll figure out why it’s called the Ghost Inhale -- it’s gone as quickly as it appears!
Our next trick is called the Dragon. As the name suggests, the Dragon will have you looking like one of our favorite mythological beasts! By blowing water vapor out through the sides of your mouth and your nose, you’ll create a very intimidating, yet cool effect.
So how do you perform a technique that’s enough to impress Daenerys Targaryen? It’s not as hard as it seems; the important part is to remember to keep the middle of your mouth shut while the sides are left open. As with the Ghost Inhale, start with a long drag, but don’t inhale fully. When your mouth is full of vapor, forcefully exhale simultaneously out of your nose and the sides of your mouth. Masses of vapor will flow out, looking like a dragon ready to spew fire. The Mother of Dragons called, and she wants her children back!
After mastering the Ghost Inhale and the Dragon, you’ll want to move onto smoke rings. These can take some practice, so don’t get discouraged if they’re not immediately perfect. As always, this trick starts with a pull from your water bubbler or pen. With the vapor towards the back of your throat, shape your mouth into an “O,” keeping your lips tucked inward and your tongue in the bottom of your mouth. When you’re ready to exhale, push out small amounts vapor by snapping the back of your tongue upward in a short, pulsing motion. Once you’re comfortable with this technique, you’ll be blowing “O’s” like the pros!
Just like all other aspects of life, vapor tricks take time and dedication, and if you keep working at them, these techniques will become second nature. Eventually, you can even blend them together to create new tricks of your own. Until then, these skills should be just what you need to take your water vape pen to the next level, and we’ll be here keeping an eye on new ways to impress.