At first, I thought it was because he balled out on an expensive rig with more advanced percolators. I soon realized that the price he paid was mostly due to the heady colors and design itself. At that point, I zeroed in on the quartz nails extension that could easily be added to any rig, simple or complex.
After waiting until there was a sale on all glass at my local headshop, I finally picked up a quartz nails banger of my own. Years of using my titanium nail meant there was going to be a learning curve on how to properly use glass. It seems that the glass nail heats up much quicker but does not maintain temperature as long. After a heating time of around 25-30 seconds and an equivalent time of cooling, the nail is at my preferred temperature. My absolute favorite thing about using quartz nails is how long of a hit you are able to take.
The carb cap is just the beginning of the inhaling process. It’s a struggle to even clear on one breath. The wax just melts so much slower than on a metal surface. On top of that, the strength of the flavor is noticeably more apparent. Since I made the switch, my concentrate consumption has gone up considerably. There is no way I would be able to go back to my old setup without being disappointed.
There were some features of titanium nails that I did enjoy, however. Number one would have to be durability. Dropping these during cleaning is a regular occurrence and it’s a much less stressful situation knowing it can bounce off a hard surface without a scratch. On top of durability, the quartz nails I had was universal and could be brought to a friends house and used on any available piece.
The nail also stayed hot for a longer period of time allowing a greater range of dab temperatures to experiment with. Key features that remain most important to me and many others are flavor, duration of the hit, and heat up time. While a titanium nail is superior to ceramic and domed nails, quartz nails is on its own superior level. I recommend making the switch in order to make the most out of your expensive collection of concentrates.