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Hammer vs. Sherlock BUBBLERS

Discussion in 'Apprentice Marijuana Consumption' started by PeaceLoveHerb, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Hey guys, I'm just looking into bubblers (probably not gonna buy anything very soon), and I'm wondering what the pros/cons are of a hammer bubbler vs a sherlock bubbler.

    Thanks!
     
  2. we I'd probably say the only difference is the shape .

    I'm probably missing something tho ..
     
  3. With Sherlock bubblers, they often have a small footprint and are easy to knock over, so they break easy. I don't have anything to say about Hammer bubblers I've never smoked from one but they look cool.
     
  4. I'm not sure there are any truly substantive pros/cons between the two. What I can think of, though:
    - Both are fairly stable when left on a flat surface, but sherlocks are probably more likely to break if bumped or knocked over simply because they're taller. It's hard knock over a hammer because the whole thing is already lying down.
    - Hammers, I've found, are more likely to get nasty resin water in your mouth if you fill them too high/hold them wrong. That doesn't happen with sherlocks.
    - You can hit a sherlock without actually holding it.

    So, yeah, looking at it objectively, I'd say sherlocks have a lot of advantages. All the same, the first bubbler I ever bought was a hammer, and I'd smoke that over a sherlock any day. I just the look of it more, you know? At the end of the day, it's really about your preference.

    tl/dr:
    hammers are harder to break, but sherlocks don't get water in your mouth and don't require you to hold them. With this in mind, just get whatever clicks personally.
     
  5. Sherlock bubblers are just classier, you know why ;)
     
  6. At first I thought this was going to be about hitting your bubbler with a hammer.
     
  7. i have a sherlock, and i love it. I haven't had a problem with it tipping over or overfilling or anything
     
  8. im sure there will be plenty of other pros and cons.... i just want to say i have a sherlock and 1. theres no chance in hell of every inhaling water and 2. its really stylin, its like a modern day sherlock holmes pipe lol. its a nice piece, i recommend sherlocks. not that theres anything wrong with hammers, i almost bought a really nice hammer a few weeks ago.
     
  9. Used to love sherlocks, but don't ever use any of mine anymore. Been wanting to buy a new heady hammer, always so tight. But all my old ones broke in the same place, right at the base of the mouth piece.

    Personally, I'd head down to my headshop and take a look at a nice sherlock & a nice hammer. Then just get whichever one looks better & won't break too easily.
     
  10. I find sherlocks are more comfortable to hold, plus hammers can get water in your mouth easier then sherlocks can, so they are less comfortable to hit, especially when they're small. It's not a huge difference, as long as you get a good bubbler it is more a decision of what shape you prefer.
     
  11. Yeah, on further reflection, if a hammer isn't big, it's really just a bowl with a quasi-functional reservoir tacked on. Maybe if you want a decked out spoon, that's for you?
     
  12. Hammers seem to prolific ....so sherlocks. They look cooler
     
  13. I'd go with a sherlock, the design of the neck is really comfortable and feels natural smoking, it's harder for water to get into your mouth also. I like to use mine when i'm driving and the upright neck helps prevent any water from leaking out when i set it down in my cup holder.
     
  14. I like hammers personally but they're both good. You need to find the one that's right for you. Check out the headshop and find one that you like.
     
  15. I have both, but I love the sherlock, we named it "Littlefoot"
     
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