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Dabbing has been growing in popularity in the cannabis community. It offers a way of consuming cannabis concentrates for fast-acting, potent highs. For many, this is enough to make them want to jump on the bandwagon. If you’re new to dabbing, your first glance at a dab rig could be a bit confusing and intimidating, though. You may have heard some terms for different components, leaving you with questions like, “what the heck is a dab nail and a banger?” In this article, we’ll clear up some of the confusion regarding this question. 

Dab Nails 

A dab nail is a part of your dab rig. It’s connected directly, typically by a glass joint. It’s the part that you heat to vaporize your chosen concentrate. Many nails require a torch to heat. Some dab rigs come with an electronic nail (e-nail), which uses electricity to heat the surface. 

Nails can be titanium, quartz, glass, or quartz. Each material has its pros and cons. For instance, a ceramic nail is easy to clean, but it’s fragile. Titanium is durable and heats well, but it may impart a bad taste. Glass offers smooth hits, but it can break easily. It also requires slower heating. 

There are also a couple of different types of dab nails. Domed nails come with a cap that fits over the nail to enclose the vapor. A domeless nail makes dabbing a bit simpler by removing the step of covering the nail. All you have to do is heat it and apply your concentrate. 

Bangers

A banger is a type of dab nail. We know what you’re thinking; why not just call it a dab nail, then? The thing is, bangers are a bit different. They’re flat-bottomed, square-necked nails that are quickly becoming the more popular option for a few reasons. 

One reason why bangers are more popular is that they offer a larger dabbing surface. Certain types offer greater airflow. Their design means that they extend out away from your face. They’re also generally easier to use, making them a good option for newbie dabbers. 

Deciding on the Best Choice for You

Now you’re probably wondering which one you need, a dab nail or a banger. While it ultimately comes down to personal preference, there are a few factors to consider when making your decision. 

  • Your budget. While your budget shouldn’t be your main determining factor, you should keep it in mind when choosing a dab nail or banger. Going on price alone could leave you less than satisfied with your experiences. 
  • The material. No matter if you choose a dab nail or a banger, you should consider the material you want. If you want something that will provide clean hits, for instance, you may want to go with quartz or glass. If you’re looking for something cheap and unbreakable, and the flavor doesn’t matter as much, you may opt for titanium.
  • The source of the product. Always investigate where you’re getting your equipment from. You want to buy from trustworthy companies to ensure you’re getting good products. 

If you’re new to the world of dabbing, a dab rig can be a confusing piece of equipment. Fortunately, once you get used to it, it’ll be much less intimidating. In fact, as you learn how to use it, the process will become second nature. You’ll be taking quality hits and enjoying yourself in no time. 

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