We really love smoking through these. They give you that dry bong feeling when you toke. Just make sure that you add a metal screen unless you like ash and other stuff moving into your mouth. This is made of clear glass and it looks beautiful. The way it shines and fills up with smoke is just fantastic to see. Simply put in some water in the bowl, cover one end of it with your palm and inhale. You will see the pipe fill up with smoke through the clear glass. Once that's done take off your palm and inhale the smoke. Pure, old school style smoking.