While some of these joints may not even seem smoke-able (but they are).. These are pictures of some of the coolest and most interesting ways I’ve seen on the Internet to roll a joint. In fact after they start to look more like crazy architecture created by the mad-stoner. That’s neither here nor there.
Let me start with some popular tips and lingo:
- Keep it even! – To keep a joint from burning unevenly, it’s important to lightly puff on the joint. Long, hard hits will surely make the flame run down the side. If the joint is running, a good way to keep it from doing that is to turn the joint so that the side with the most paper is facing upward. If that doesn’t stop it, get a little spit on your finger and tap the paper in front of where it’s running. This will slow the burning of the running part. If it’s still not working, use the lighter to burn the excess paper.
- Puff, Puff, Pass – Don’t take more than two hits when smoking in a group before you pass it. Also, don’t cradle it.
- Sparking it – When lighting a joint (or sparking it) it is important to make sure the joint is completely dry and closed. To ensure that the joint burns evenly, light the area in front of the joint and lightly puff until the flame makes the tip burn a small amount. Rotate the joint rotisserie style until the cherry develops. Congrats, you lit it!
- Cherry – This is the lit and burning part of the joint. When the joint is cherried, then someone should be hitting it so it doesn’t get wasted or go out. Be careful, it’s hot!
- Spliff – I spliff is a joint that was rolled with tobacco mixed in.
- Crutch – A lot of people call these different things (filter, tip, catch, end, etc) but the proper name is “crutch” when it comes to weed. These make rolling easier by providing a shape for the end of the joint. They also catch some of the tar and allow you to smoke the joint to the very end. Most people use a small square portion of the box from the rolling papers and roll it into a tiny cylinder to make one but you can also buy them on their own.
- Ashing – When the cherry burns through the joint the remnants of the weed will be left hanging at the end, burnt and smoked. It’s important to keep the cherry away from the ash by “ashing” the joint so that the hit won’t be muffled, taste nasty, or make a mess. To ash, simply put the joint’s ash-end where you want the ash to go and lightly tap the mouth-end until the ash falls off.
- Roach – This is what remains on an already-smoked joint. They are filled with resin and a very small amount of sort of gross weed. It’s good to save roaches for hard times and make a full roach joint. They’re not too tasty but they get you fucked.
These are some of the unique joint rolling methods that are sure to turn heads, if not spin them. Pictures and videos can be found toward the bottom of the page.
How to Roll Weird Joints
- Blunt – Blunts are made out of tobacco leaves and get you a nice and rich high. Blunts are a little trickier to roll because of the material they’re made out of. You’re going to want to use a moist blunt wrap or cigarillo. The dryer it is, the more brittle it is for rolling and the worse it smokes. There are a few methods to rolling blunts, but I think I’ll only list my favorite two. The first (and most practical/common/quickest) way is to use a blade of some sort to cut a straight line all the way down the middle of the blunt. After it’s open, empty the tobacco. Once that is done, you basically put the grinded weed in and roll it like a regular joint. The second (and most satisfying/smoothest) way is to unravel the blunt’s outside flavoring leaves and then cut the inside layer right on the crease. Put the grinded weed up, seal it, and re-roll the outside flavoring leaves as they were in the beginning.
- Plumbers Joint – These have a line through the middle, for best airflow and smoothness these work really nicely. Instagrams TonyGreenHands (Creative genius behind most the joints in the joint gallery below) made a tutorial for rolling plumbers joints.
- Regular Joint – This is the first type of joint you need to learn how to roll. The main idea here is to grind some weed, put it in some rolling paper (gum-side up), roll it up to the gum, lick the gum, seal the joint, and smoke it. There are many short cuts of learning how to do this, but in the end, you’ll want to learn to do it without using any extra tools or anything so keep that in mind! This video will teach you how to roll a joint without any tricks. This article will teach you the “dollar bill” method. The “stuffing” method is basically where you empty out a cigarette or roll something really loose and stuff the bits of weed in individually. I couldn’t find a video, sorry. This is a little machine to roll for you.
- Cross – We all saw this in the movie ‘Pineapple Express’. The famed 3 headed joint! These are cool looking and there’s a lot of ways to roll one. They aren’t too easy to roll OR smoke, however they’re worth a try. This is how you roll one.
- Dutch Tulip – These are really cool looking and produce a really heavy hit like a cigar. They look like a tulip as they burn. The cherry gets huge on these and will stay in one piece until the very end. They are easy and quick to roll. This is how you roll one.
- XXL – This is basically a reeeeaaaalllyyy lonnnngggg joint. They’re pretty cool for a long, uninterrupted toke. This is how you roll one.
- Twin Sisters – This is basically just smoking two joints at the same time, sideways. This is how you roll one.
- Pinner – A ‘pinner’ or ‘pin joint’ is a really thin regular joint. A lot of people like to roll with a very short (width-wise) paper because the joint won’t hold a lot of weed. These are awesome for little personal joints.
- The L – This is basically just an extended joint. Enjoy!
- Inside Out –These are premium for eliminating excess paper to increase taste. They look impressive when you roll them and are healthier than regular joints because you’re smoking less carcinogens! This is how you roll one.
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