When dabbing first hit the scene, it was all about getting your nail red hot and taking a hit as hot as you are able to. As with most hot hits, this practice tends to lead to coughing like crazy. Thankfully, as dabbing rose in popularity, so did the different approaches. There are different types of devices, styles, and even methods to take your hit.
A reverse dab (also known as cold dabs) is a popular approach used with a dab rig and banger. Instead of the traditional approach of heating up your device and placing the concentrate into your banger, cold dabs are done in reverse where the material is placed into the banger while it is still cold and then is heated up. This technique is great for those who are looking to streamline their dabbing session or are wanting a bolder, more flavorful experience.
In order to proceed with a reverse dab, you will need the standard setup for a dab rig. This will include some form of a dab rig, a dabber, a carb cap, a quartz banger, and a torch. It is also recommended to keep q-tips on hand to help clean your nail after each use.
In order to do a reverse dab, you will need a typical dabbing setup (rig, carb cap, dab tool, etc.). This quick and easy approach is practically foolproof. All you need to do is follow these seven easy to follow steps.
When using a cold start approach, you can also use a quartz insert. Using an insert follows the same process as a regular reverse dab, but instead of placing the concentrate directly into the banger, you load the insert instead. Once you have loaded your insert, simply drop it into the bucket. Once that is complete, place the carb cap on and use a torch to heat up the bucket.
Like other methods, reverse dabbing provides a variety of advantages and disadvantages. The benefits of this approach include:
There are two major disadvantages to reverse dabbing. The biggest and most common to reverse dabbing is it can waste your concentrate. This is because cold starts often leave behind material after taking a hit. In order to keep the bold flavoring, you will want to remove the leftover residue and dispose of it to allow you to start with a clean surface and allow for the best flavoring.
Another common downfall is the wait time. Whether you are waiting with friends or wanting to take multiple cold start dabs, you will have to wait in between each hit for your rig and nail to cool down. For reverse dabbing to work, you need for your setup to be completely cooled down.
Are There Any Reverse Dabbing Tips I Should Keep in Mind?
To help ensure you have a great dabbing session, remember these helpful tips when reverse dabbing.
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