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.
Summer is upon us, and that can mean only one thing: festival season! While you’re enjoying the sights, sounds, and eats, we’re sure you’ll want to bring your favorite vape pen along, so strap on your fanny pack and buckle up those Birkenstocks, because we’re here to talk festival tips!
Before enjoying the musical stylings of your favorite artists, it’s imperative that you read up on their smoking and vapor policies. Having your water vape pen taken away at the gate is enough to put a damper on any occasion, so knowing your event can prevent such a disaster. Most events, like Bonnaroo, Coachella, and Lollapalooza, list their policies in their FAQ section, while others can be a little more discreet. For those that don’t list their policies directly, try the festival forums. Previous festival-goers will have a wealth of information to offer! You could always try winging it, but we promise you’ll be glad you planned ahead.
Once you know where your event stands on vaporizers, you’ve got to choose the right pen for the job. Coachella approves of single-use minis and mid-sized vaporizer pens and electronic cigarettes, but bans liquid refills, so keep such a distinction in mind when you’re packing for your event. If you’re camping, glass is often prohibited, so double-check before grabbing your water bubbler. If you’re not sure, our Slim Twist Batteries are your best choice for smoking on the go; the sleek, streamlined profile fits perfectly into any travel pouch, and it has an auto shut-off feature so it will never overheat in your bag.
When you’ve made it to the event, you’ll want to make sure to keep track of your stuff. Lockers can be a great place if you’re stowing your items for an extended stay. Electric Forest even offers lockers with access to mobile charging! If lockers aren’t quite what you’re looking for, try fanny packs. They might look lame, but they’ve got a functionality that doesn’t quit, and we guarantee you won’t be the only one with one on! If you’re still not convinced, purses and backpacks are definitely acceptable, and while they’ll keep your vape pen close at hand, the convenience of reaching down in front of you can’t be beat!
Speaking of close at hand, we don’t recommend pulling out your pen in a mosh pit at an event like Riot Fest. That’s how things get broken or lost. If you are heading in, hand your pen to a friend or keep it some place secure. Sharing is caring, and you’ll be thanking yourself later! Above all, be conscious of others’ space. Blowing vapor into someone’s face is not cool (unless they’re into that kind of thing). Sometimes it can’t be helped, but try to stay aware of your surroundings. We’re all here to have a good time, so respect others, and you’ll be making new friends in no time!
Between scoring your tickets and getting to the event, music festivals can be a stressful occasion, but we believe packing your favorite portable vape shouldn’t be. Festivals are THE events of the summer, and having your best vaporizer will help you enjoy the tunes that much more; just heed our advice and it’ll be smooth sailing.