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How To Blow A Smoke Ring: A Step-by-Step Guide

How To Blow A Smoke Ring: A Step-by-Step Guide

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How To Blow A Smoke Ring: A Step-by-Step Guide

To max out your weed smoking style points you’ve got to be able to blow killer smoke rings. This how to blow a smoke ring guide will teach you how.

Trying to figure out how to blow a smoke ring?

If you want to max out your weed smoking style points you’ve got to be able to blow killer smoke rings. Remember in “Lord of the Rings” when Gandalf blows a smoke ship while puffing pipe-weed with Bilbo? He instantly became the world’s dopest smoker. A few well-executed smoke rings will immediately elevate you to Gandalf status. This how to blow a smoke ring guide will teach you how.

How To Blow A Smoke Ring – Basic Technique

How To Blow A Smoke Ring: A Step-by-Step Guide

This first method is perfect for beginners. It will give you the feel for how to hold the smoke in your throat and mouth, how to move your tongue and lips, and how to start forming the actual smoke rings.

To get started, take a relatively large hit. Hold the smoke in the back of your mouth. Now make an “O” shape with your lips. When you do this, you want to be sure that you’re not too tense. Make a firm but relaxed “O” shape.

Now it’s time to start releasing the smoke. What you’re looking for is a thick and steady stream. To do this, use your tongue and mouth to push the smoke out in a consistent and smooth stream.

At the same time, tap on your cheek with your finger. This will create little bursts of smoke. And as these bursts pass through your “O” shaped lips, they’ll naturally form small rings.

Now you can start messing around and having fun with it. Try tapping on your cheek rapidly to produce a bunch of little rings. Or tap more slowly to produce fewer rings.

You should also experiment with your lips, tongue, and mouth. The goal is to figure out exactly how to position your lips to create the best rings.

You should also focus on getting used to the feel of using your tongue to control the flow of smoke. All of this will be super important as you start moving into more advanced techniques.

How To Blow A Smoke Ring – Advanced Technique

How To Blow A Smoke Ring: A Step-by-Step Guide

Once you’ve got the basic cheek-tapping technique mastered, you’re ready to go on to the more advanced smoke blowing techniques. The key to it all is muscle memory. If you used the above method to familiarize yourself with how to produce good smoke rings, you’ll be all set for this one.

Once again, you’re going to start by taking a relatively large hit. Now hold the smoke in the very back of your mouth and your throat. Keep your mouth closed so no smoke escapes.

Next, slide your tongue toward the back of your mouth. As you do, try to maintain the tip of your tongue on the floor of your mouth. Your tongue should now be in the shape of an upside-down “U.” This will keep the smoke contained in your throat until you’re ready to puff it back out again.

As you move your tongue back, form the same “O” shape with your lips. By now you should know exactly how to do this to create the perfect smoke ring.

When you’re ready to go, use your throat to shoot strong, but short puffs of smoke out of your mouth and through your lips. This puffing action should come entirely from your throat. Your mouth and lips shouldn’t move.

The basic idea is to use your throat to shoot clouds of smoke through your lips. And since your lips are in the perfect “O” formation, they’ll shape those puffs of smoke into tight rings.

Add Some Extra Style to your Smoke Ring

How To Blow A Smoke Ring: A Step-by-Step Guide

At this point, you’re well on your way toward becoming a smoke ringmaster. You can use the basic, cheek-tapping technique to produce tons of rapid fire rings easily. Or you can just as easily use the more advanced method that only uses your throat, mouth, and lips to produce perfectly thick smoke rings.

What you’re doing with these methods is building a solid smoke ring foundation — A toolbox of options. Now it’s time to add some flare to that toolbox.

How To Blow A Smoke Ring – with Backspin

How To Blow A Smoke Ring: A Step-by-Step Guide

You can add backspin to your smoke rings. This will give them some super cool movement, and will also help them stay together more tightly. Here’s how you do it.

  • Draw in smoke and hold it in the back of your mouth and throat.
  • Bring your tongue back.
  • Form an “O” with your lips.
  • Use your throat to shoot puffs of smoke through your lips.
  • As you do this, move your tongue forward to give a little extra boost to each puff of smoke. This is what will give the final ring its cool spinning motion.

As you incorporate this new tongue movement into the mix, be sure you keep your lips in their “O” formation. Similarly, be sure you don’t end up moving your tongue so much that it ends up getting in the way and blocking the smoke from moving forward.

As with every other technique, practice makes perfect. Your muscles have to get used to holding the right shapes and making the right movements. That’s especially true for your tongue. Play around with it until you master that forward-pushing tongue motion.

Increase Distance And Speed Of A Smoke Ring

How To Blow A Smoke Ring: A Step-by-Step GuideThis last technique will help your smoke rings go faster and further. It’s basically the same process as adding backspin, but with some extra movement in your jaw.

  • Draw in smoke and hold it in the back of your mouth and throat.
  • Pull your tongue back.
  • Use your lips to make an “O” shape.
  • With your throat, shoot puffs of smoke forward.
  • Move your tongue forward to push the smoke rings through your mouth. This adds some velocity and spin.
  • And finally, introduce some jaw motion. At the same time that you’re using your throat muscles to create puffs of smoke and then pushing them forward with your tongue, make a short and quick, forward-jutting motion with your jaw. This will give your smoke rings even greater speed and will send them shooting out of your mouth.

The Final Hit

By the time you master all this how to blow a smoke ring guide, you’ll be a smoke ringmaster. And you’ve got a toolbox full of options. If you’re looking to attain Gandalf status, you’ve got to learn as many techniques as possible. That way you can mix it up. Go with whatever type of smoke ring will produce the biggest wow factor. And, of course, have fun with it. Experiment and try new methods. Once you’ve got the basics down, you can start developing your personal style.

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Nick Lindsey

Nick is a Green Rush Daily staff writer from Fort Collins, Colorado. He has been at the epicenter of the cannabis boom from the beginning. He holds a Masters in English Literature and a Ph.D. in cannabis (figuratively of course).

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