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.
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.
Many people struggle to keep tips or crutches in place and may avoid using them altogether. However, rolling with tip/crutch is always recommended, as it mitigates heat and keeps flower in place. Most hand rollers favor the zig-zag crimp; reliable to hold flower back from even heavy drags, and easy to adjust to size. When rolling the joint, hang half to a third of the tip out of the end, and proceed to roll the joint as usual. After the joint is rolled, simply push the tip flush into the joint to create a well packed seal. It really is that simple, and will make a world of difference.
Of course, joint rolling takes practice. At the end of the day, it’s better to waste rolling papers than to waste flower. So, if you roll a joint you’re displeased with, don’t hesitate to rip that sucker open and start again. Many times, the general shape of the joint will remain intact, and is easily transferred to a new paper. You can add flower to bolster parts that need it, or fluff the whole mess up and start again. It’s also important to remember that there are many different ways to roll an effective joint and that everyone has their own techniques. Feel free to use the tips above as guidance for your joint rolling journey, but if you find other methods that serve you better then by all means use them!
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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As you progress in your skill with joint rolling, the key factor to nicer joints lies in improving the final rolling action. Work on getting down a smooth, controlled movement that feels even throughout. If you find this step difficult to control, try adjusting your grip until you find a more stable hold that works for you. It will come in time. Until then, addressing any minor flaws along the way can elevate your beginner efforts into things of pride, eager to be shown off and shared with others. Happy smoking!
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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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