Once exclusively reserved only for those with the resources to create high quality concentrates themselves, dabbing has now become a favorite way for many consumers to enjoy various waxes or oils available on the market. Fortunately, unlike dabbers of times past, modern enthusiasts have a plethora of options in equipment. Large bongs or pipes have been replaced by more specialized, often smaller rigs, resulting in higher concentrations of flavor and potency, not to mention a much more convenient experience.
As many dabbers know, the essential difference between the concentrates used in dab rigs and conventional methods is the terpene intensity. Terpenes are responsible for the vast variety of signature flavors and scents in many herbs and plants, so it is impossible to overstate their value to your vapor. Naturally, the more water and time involved in your inhale, the more diluted those terpenes become, resulting in weakened flavor and potency. Dab rigs are a way to minimize both water contact and the time it takes for the vapor to reach your lungs so you can maximize the benefits of your concentrate.