It is not every day that a new bong comes along which rivals the Chongz Widow Maker, which has been my bong of choice for the past 4-or-so years.
This week, however, I have been sent a flower piece which I think could rival the best.
This is ROOR’s Little Sista, a 35cm 18.8mm beaker-shaped piece with removable downstem (straight shottie and large 18mm bowl), with thick 7mm glass. It is the thickest glass ROOR use, and apparently it takes 40% more borosilicate to make each 7mm piece.
Getting this out of the box and paper it came wrapped in, I can feel the excitement building inside my chest. I know of the reputation of ROOR for making good bongs, and also what they say about German Engineering. I am pretty sure I am going to love this.
And I am not disappointed! This piece looks like a good old-fashioned clear glass beaker bong, with ice dimples for if you want to cool your smoke. But don’t let the simplicity fool you – it also carries an air of elegance. My piece has the ROOR logo in a lime green colour.
The downstem pokes out at an almost 45-degree angle, which when combined with its longer-than-average length means that the bowl sits just in the right place to comfortably light, while you inhale that sweet hit.
The bowl itself is on the large side, and could probably fit around 0.8, so you could easily use this as a session piece and smoke your bowl over a longer period if you’d prefer.
The design means this piece is very easy to clean, particularly compared to multi-level pieces with parts you cannot get to with brushes. Most of the tar will get caught in the downstem, making cleaning the Little Sista a doddle.
And the bong hits hard, but the smoke is surprisingly cool for the intensity, leading to less coughing from the first few hits than I was expecting from the amount of smoke I took into my lungs.
Because the ROOR Little Sista bong doesn’t use percolation (at least in the standard downstem which comes with it), I’m impressed with the coolness and smoothness of the hit, although this is obviously material dependent.
You can watch the video above for my full first impressions on the ROOR Little Sista.
This is the fist ROOR in my collection, but it certainly won’t be the last!
Thanks EDIT UK for sending over the ROOR Little Sista 7mm. It is currently on sale over on their website.