Hmmmm. At one time, it bothered me as well. But after I moved to Palm Springs, that problem went away. I amI don't bite down at all. It is merely touching them to my teeth that creates a nerve ending sensation, like when your teeth accidentally brushes against a fork or spoon. It's an old person thing. YMMV
Thanks for the tip!Not to try to talk someone into buying vulcanite, because there are definitely some nice acrylic stems out there. But, if one should happen to be concerned about vulcanite oxidizing, check into buying a jeweler's cloth.
They are all a little different, but the in side white sheet in impregnated with polishing compound and the outer cloth has a microcrystalline wax in it. Start with a clean and nice vulcanite stem, and then each time you clean your pipe at night, just buff up the stem with the inside part and then when polished, use the outside part of buff it out, as it adds a micro film of wax to help prevent5 oxidation. I use one every night, and I never have oxides on my stems. YMMV
I've never known vulcanite to be high maintenance, wipe oil on it and done. None of my newly purchased pipes have oxidized nor have estate pieces I've cleaned up though the closest modern material that doesn't oxidize is juma.I can't imagine if the new idea for a stem material were vulcanite that many people on this forum would be singing its praises.
Haha. Those days are largely behind me. But I did window shop a headshop recently and was shocked at the price of artisanal glass bongs. They were in the $400 to $600 range. This is what happens when baby boomers grow old and accumulate money.I... I... probably shouldn't say anything. You could be serious.
Bong is such a strange word. Does it originate from Australia? sounds Australian. I'm not even sure what one is.Haha. Those days are largely behind me. But I did window shopped a headshop recently and was shocked at the price of artisanal glass bongs. They were in the $400 to $600 range. This is what happens when baby boomers grow old and accumulate money.