18″ Triple Disc Goliath Water Pipe Green 18mm Review

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Astounding height, check. Triple disc filtration system, check. Stemless design, check. The Goliath Triple Disc water pipe is truly a premiere behemoth of a water pipe that stands tall and proud at 18″ inches high and fits an 18mm sized bowl. That means that there’s a strong possibility you will be getting giant, some might say goliath hits. Sitting on a solid circular base, the build is very neat and minimal. The stem sits parallel to the tube connected by two, thick glass meeting points. It’s sleek and elegant design renders it a timeless addition to any water pipe collection.

This stemless water pipe has the 18mm sized bowl directly connected to the percolator. It might be wise to weigh the pros and cons with a stemless water pipe. Stemless might allow for better airflow and cleaner and cooler tasting hits but breaking the stem might be an expensive fix. On the other hand, stemless designs allow for the percolator to work in a straight up and down manner drastically improving the functionality of the percolator mechanism by diffusing the smoke more evenly. Each percolator is a translucent green color that acts as a diffuser using a hurricane and honeycomb filtration system.

Made out of thick, heavy duty, heatriple filter water pipet resistant borosilicate glass, this water pipe weighs about 3 1/2 lbs with water. That means that it can last a lot longer despite minor bumps and bruises. This Goliath will be with you for the long haul. It can hold about 6 to 8 oz of liquid, and has a three-stage filtration system with green percolators. It features a bell percolator where the base meets the mouthpiece. It also has a honeycomb percolator at the center and a hurricane percolator at the water pipe’s base.

Overall, this pipe has a well-deserved name. The Goliath Triple Disc Water Pipe can stand with the best water pipes out there at a fraction of the price, just below $100. It’s multi-tiered filtration system allows for cleaner and better tasting hits every time, while it’s stemless design allows for an easy clean. The green percolators create a system of smoke diffusion so that you can get great tasting hits. With proper care and use, this water pipe can provide you with a pleasurable and pleasant smoking experience for years to come.

What are the Types of Glass Pipe Percolators?

Tree-PercMany smokers are aware of percolators in water pipes and fancy the appearance, but surprisingly many do not know what they are there for, or if they are even useful at all.

Percolatriple showerheadtors separates the smoke with small slits, making for a smoother hit that doesn’t feel like a gaseous blob of fumes in your lungs but rather like a light and airy inhale that still keeps its potency, this is especially important in dab bongs and bubblers where a hit of wax can pack quite a punch. There are many different percolator styles one might find shopping for a quality water pipe, we will detail the differences to help give you a better understanding.

Straight Diffused Downstem

The most common is the straight diffused down stem, simple and effective, the slits at the end of the downstem sit under the water allowing smoke to be cooled, filtered, and diffused simultaneously before leaving the chamber and entering the lungs. Through recent years the diffused downstem has become like a standard in almost water pipes.

Disk Percolator

The disk percolator is one that sits horizontally above the main water chamber in the shaft of the pipe, usually holding another water chamber, with either slits or holes for the smoke to pass though and diffuse.

honeycombHoneycomb Percolator

The honeycomb perc is a favorite of mine, its similar to a disk percolator diffuser in shape and location, except the fashion of the holes the smoke passes through resemble a honey comb rather than normal holes or slits.

Tree Percolatortree percolator

The tree perk is a common one in many water pipes, it sends the smoke through multiple tubes that bend down into a second water chamber filtering the smoke a second time, the more tubes there are the more diffusion the smoke undergoes.

Shower Head Percolator

The shower head perk resembles its name, a shower head, usually attached to the end a downstem it is essentially a glass bubble filled with outwards slits and passes the smoke into the water chamber like a shower head.

Matrix Percolatormatrix perc

The matrix percolator is one of the more elaborate diffusers that can be put in a bong of bubbler, in its simplest explanation it is a puck with multiple holes and slits that the smoke filters through, and seems to be a combination of both the tree percolator and shower head percolator, usually attached to the downstem in the main water chamber but can be an independent percolator with its own water chamber.

domeDome Percolator

The dome percolator is similar to the design of a miniature upside down pasta strainer in the water chamber, as smoke enters the water chamber it passes through the dome before bubbling to the surface.

Circ Percolator

A circ percolator is a donut shaped showerhead, with a tube in the center that the smoke runs through the after it is diffused through the slits.

There’s a lot of different percolators, some fit in the bowl piece some take up the bongs entire chamber, some give a good chug when taking a hit and some are tight lacking airflow, but when you hit the bowl or take that dab and think to yourself “that was a really clean hit”, you probably have percolators to thank for that.

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