All systems are go with Famous Brandz Snoop Dogg Pounds The Mothership, a 13.4" handblown water pipe with a powerful percolation system that delivers the smoothest rips in the galaxy. A collaborative pipe designed by rapper and herb expert Snoop Dogg, this large and in charge glass water pipe delivers big, potent clouds. Featuring dual-dome, barrel percolators, the Mothership water pipe diffuses smoke into a purifying bed of water, cooling each hit before it reaches your palate. Expect thick, intensely flavorful clouds from a truly out-of-this-world water pipe. The Mothership is the largest in the fleet of Snoop Doggs Pounds glass water pipes.
Handblown using high grade borosilicate glass, the Snoop Dogg Pounds Mothership water pipe is both stunning and functional. Equal parts R2-D2 and International Space Station, this intergalactic pipe takes you on a voyage to remember with quality performance and character to boot. A wide launch-pad base keeps the Famous Brandz Mothership vertical during use. No spills, just thrills. With an impressive 13.4" height, the Mothership features an extra-large chamber that churns up huge clouds and a long neck allowing each rip to cool before inhalation. A colored glass grip on the bowl allows for easy loading with a dash of style, while the flared mouthpiece allows for fuller rips.
CUSTOM DIFFUSED DOWNSTEM
The fixed downstem of the Snoop Dogg Pounds Mothership has been optimized for usage with a water pipe of this size and magnitude. Unlike more traditional, straight downstems, the fixed downstem allows for greater volume of water to be added to the mothership without “bogging down” the hit. The unique shape holds tight to the body of the Mothership to discourage breakage.
The Mothership utilizes a diffused downstem which further reduces drag for a smooth and easy hit. Diffusors break up the air when it is drawn through the water to create bubbles, which provides additional cooling and makes for easier pulls. Standard diffused downstems are little more than glass cylinders with some holes in them. The Mothership however uses a custom-designed “corn cob” shape that tapers, featuring hundreds of perforations to encourage maximum cooling.
DUAL BARREL PERCOLATORS
The Mothership harbors not one, but two dual dome percolators in its hold for double the water filtration. Each rip is smoother, cleaner tasting, and denser than what the average water pipe offers. Smoke and water are twice shot through tiny airways to filter out irritants and retain only flavor, aroma, effects, and density. By the time the hit reaches your lungs, the Snoop Dogg Pounds Mothership will have completed its mission of delivering the best rip this side of the galaxy. The water chamber is also easy to fill and clean, ensuring a higher quality, longer lasting experience.
HOW DO PERCOLATORS WORK?
Percolators work by adding another layer of filtration to your smoke, from the time the herb is ignited in the bowl until the time that it reaches your lips. Adding additional percolators can both increase the effective cooling of the pipe and reduce drag, or the amount of pressure the user must generate to draw smoke. Think of it as the difference between sucking a milkshake (high drag) and sipping a regular liquid through a straw (low drag).
Adding additional water volume to your pipe for the smoke to travel through will result in greater cooling. However, problems are created when too much water is in a single chamber of a pipe. It makes the smoke harder to draw, which results in harsher hits and coughing. It also increases the likelihood of splash back or getting pipe water in your mouth –never a great experience.
Percolators can increase the water volume while reducing drag, by creating pockets of air to travel in between the water chambers. The compartmental nature of percolators increases their efficacy and user experience.
A BIGGER PIPE
The Mothership is the biggest pipe in the entire Snoop Dogg Pounds lineup, offering larger clouds with the same quality you'd expect from Famous Brandz. Those who want a home-base water pipe that's more suited for desktop use than traveling will appreciate the density, size, and smoothness of each rip. It is also well-suited for anyone who appreciates a huge rip. Snoop Dogg's personal touch adds a sense of play, humor, and quality to this work of art, making for an exciting intergalactic voyage with each session.
While most users will associate a larger pipe with larger hits, it also increases the smoothness of the smoke. This will make the resulting hit much smoother than a spoon pipe, or a smaller bubbler or water pipe. The reason for this is simple, the more time or distance that the smoke travels from the point of ignition, the cooler that it will be. The nearly fourteen-inch neck of the Snoop Dogg Pounds Mothership, is over 30% larger than standard pipe, making for much smoother hits with better flavor and less coughing. When paired with the diffused down stem and percolators, the Mothership creates hits that are easy on the lungs and throat, but heavy on taste and effects.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
When you have a piece as well made as the Snoop Dogg Pounds Mothership, you’ll want to take care of it, right? Don’t let your Mothership get coated in nasty resin. This will degrade the taste and make your house look way sketchier. To clean your Mothership, follow the below procedure.
First, you’ll want to empty any remaining water into a sing or other suitable place. Make sure to remove the bowl to prevent any accidental breakage. To jump-start the cleaning process, rinse the water pipe through a couple time with water as hot as you can stand. This will help to get out any plant particulate or other organic material.
The best solvent to clean water pipes is isopropyl alcohol, the higher the percentage the better, this will cut through thick resins and tar. These sticky residuals can clog important components in the water pipe, reducing its efficiency.
To aid the solvent, an exfoliant can help cut the grime quicker and polish your glass to leave it looking sparkly and new. The most effective exfoliant is coarse rock salt, it is great at removing residues. It can also dissolve in water in case any grains get stuck in the intricate parts of your water pipes.
Now that you have your solvent and exfoliant in your water pipe, it’s time to agitate the solution until your pipe is polished new. Cover the downstem and neck opening to prevent spilling and shake the water pipe vigorously, while being careful not to drop. Repeat until all the gunk is removed.
With your water pipe in like new condition, it’s now time to give it a final rinse. Empty any of the remaining solvent and exfoliant and flush with warm clean water.