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The hardest part of joint rolling is perfecting the roll motion, the moment of closure. This is the hardest part to acquire proficiency in and will rely the most on dexterity. Our first suggestion here is to go slow. People tend to rush at this stage, because the process is almost over. Remember to take a breath; you can do the roll as slow as you like, paying attention to each stage to make sure it’s going how you want it.
Zig-Zag Kings are a durable alternative, with a lot of paper to work with for inexperienced hands (the least amount of paper possible is the preferable way to roll, but consider this training wheels that can be staged down over time). Another creative option is to learn on JOB Crystal rolling papers. A cotton-mallow clear paper, these have the appearance of clear plastic, and are very sturdy. The transparent paper also allow you to see the bud inside and to better understand other defects in your roll. JOB Crystal papers are a bit rare to find these days, so you might need to consult a specialty smoke shop or look online. Any similar cotton-mallow papers will also work.
As most people roll their joints crutch to tip (though not the only way, roll however works for you), it is natural for flower to push towards the end. You’ll also want to make sure your cannabis is evenly spread inside the paper before you begin your rolling motion.
Got a bad start? Don’t commit to it, go back and try and adjust the tuck to your liking. It’s always a good idea to practice this step without finishing the joint (licking and sealing it). As you grow more comfortable with joint rolling, you’ll realize they are fairly stable and durable. Gently pulling outwards on the ends of the paper as you go can help maintain a taut roll.
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A small twist at the tip of the paper can help compact the bud and seal off a joint. However, those new to rolling tend to get a bit overzealous on the twist, and wind up with a bulging, flower-packed end that will burn a good amount of product to ash before giving a good draw. This also has a tendency to make the joint run. If you find this a common problem with your joints, the Pacific Northwest has taken to solving this issue with the divot tip. Instead of a large twist, pinch the joint paper together, give a small turn, then compact the excess paper into the end of the joint. Pressing in just slightly to make an indentation. This should take a light touch, so as not to bend the joint. When lit, this will form a more even cherry with a smooth draw. If divot tips aren’t working for you, fill in the joint with more flower before twisting it off, or to cut the paper to size, and focus on keeping the twist small and symmetrical.
Saturday February 9, 2019
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U sing our handy step-by-step video guide, anyone can learn to roll a good joint, but some who’ve tried their hand at rolling come away dissatisfied. “Why doesn’t my joint look like the one in the video?” they wonder. While rolling a dried herb into a paper tube may sound like a simple task, the devil is in the details. If anyone element is wrong, it can hinder the smoking experience and ultimately waste your cannabis – and nobody wants that. As such, many who find joint rolling difficult are hesitant to devote the resources to perfecting the craft. Never fear though, the PotGuide team is here to help!
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