Why do joints canoe? Learn all about how to stop joints from canoeing & tips for fixing a canoeing joint. End your canoe joint woes with RollBotz & Wakit.
Tips for Fixing a Canoeing Joint
If you smoke joints or blunts, you have likely encountered the dreaded uneven burning that can waste a good portion of your precious herb. This situation led me to ask myself: Why do joints canoe? Keep reading for more information about this topic that is very near and dear to our hearts.
Why Do Joints Canoe?
Rolling the perfect joint or blunt is genuinely an art form that even seasoned stoners cannot perfect. If you insist on rolling your joints and not filling cones with our easy-to-use RollBotz RoboKone Cone Filler, you should know that the canoeing is likely a user error when rolling or lighting your joint or blunt.
Whether you know it by canoeing or running, unevenly burning joints are a pain for tokers and these canoe joint troubles begin when rolling your joint – and a canoeing blunt is no different. If your material is not rolled up tight enough in the papers, there will be an air gap that causes the dried plant material to burn unevenly. This uneven burn makes one side of the joint run, or burn faster than the other side, causing a canoe shape in the joint.
How to Stop Joints From Canoeing
The first way to stop a joint from canoeing is by using the RollBotz RoboKone Cone Filler – and not just because we invented it. Using a cone to fill your doobies is much easier than rolling a joint, especially if you aren’t an experienced handroller. Our cone filler grinds your flower and fills a perfectly filled cone in just seconds.
If you insist on doing things the hard way and rolling your joints, follow these steps to give your joint the best success to not canoe:
- Grind your herb the right way. Good joints start with weed that is ground to an ideal consistency. Too finely ground, and it will burn fast like dust. Too coarsely ground and the small chunks of bud will smolder in the rolling paper. By using a grinder like the Wakit electric weed grinder, you get fluffy weed that is the ideal consistency for joints.
- Roll your spliff tight, but not too tight. There should be no gaps in the rolling paper, but you shouldn’t roll so tight that airflow through the cannabis is hindered. Not too tight, not too loose, just right.
- Light your doobie like a professional. When you spark up your joint to take your first toke, make sure you light the tip evenly by spinning it around. Puffing this way will ensure that the initial firing is on all sides, not just the spliff’s bottom.
- Smoke like you mean it. Taking larger tokes while gently spinning the joint with each inhale will help your joints burn more evenly than taking tiny puffs.
PRO TIP: Joints rolled with machines have a higher tendency to canoe than hand-rolled spliffs. Since the machine cannot see or feel an air pocket, machine-rolled joints tend to have more air gaps than their hand-rolled counterparts.
If you get a joint that has already begun to canoe, don’t fear – there are things you can do to soften the blow.
Joints usually start to canoe in the first third of the toke session. If yours starts running, follow these tips to stop it from wasting more weed than necessary.
- Add some saliva or water. I know it sounds gross, and you probably don’t want to add your spit to a jay you are sharing with someone you want to impress, but adding moisture to the edge that is canoeing will help stop the run and force the material to burn on the other side.
- Turn and burn. Since heat rises, ensuring that you have the canoeing edge facing down when you take your puff, should help direct the heat to the top of the joint that isn’t running.
- Spark up the dark side. Adding an extra flick of flame to the non-canoeing side of the joint can help speed up the process of getting your spliff to burn evenly. Keep an eye on it because you don’t want to waste precious weed by letting it burn away without inhaling.
Pro Tip: Attempting to fix a canoeing joint or blunt will likely create a VERY large glowing ember on the tip of your spliff. Being in a windy environment will make this cherry even larger. Make sure you are aware, so the hot ash doesn’t fall on you and burn you.
TLDR Cash Out: Why Do Joints Canoe and How to Stop Joints From Canoeing
Make sure your joints are rolled tight but not too tight. Or just get the RollBotz RoboKone Cone Filler and never have to roll another joint in your life!