Upon first glance, rolling the famed cross joint seems like a daunting task. Although it’s sort of the holy grail of joints, it’s actually not quite as difficult to master as one might think. Essentially, it’s just rolling two joints and combining their awesome powers into one uniform doobie.
So if you’re looking to get high, and simultaneously ward off vampires, this might be your go-to roll from now on. So without further ado, here’s a step by step guide to rolling the legendary cross joint.
Things You Will Need to Roll a Cross Joint
You don’t need much to get this thing going. The essentials to ensure you have a phenomenal cross joint include:
- The strain of your choice
- A sewing needle or paper clip
- Three joint papers
Now, for the actual process.
Step 1: Roll Two Joints
Step one is simply to roll the two joints that you will eventually fuse together. Keep in mind, the most important part of this step is to make sure one joint is much larger than the other. Roll one large enough so that you can fit the smaller one right in the middle of it with relative ease. And if you don’t know how to roll a joint fat enough, well, it’s time to learn. Get a bunch of tobacco and practice.
Step 2: Poke a Hole in the Big Joint
You’re going to have to poke a hole in the bigger joint, just large enough so that the smaller one fits right in. This should be about 3/4 of the way down from the mouthpiece of the joint. Poke your needle or paperclip all the way through, and sort of wiggle it around so the hole is large enough. Make sure you don’t make it too big, or too tight. The smaller joint should be able to fit through it with relative ease, so you’re going to have to give it the eye test and find the perfect medium.
Step 3: Poke a hole in the smaller joint
This is low-key one of the most important steps of the entire process. You’re going to have to poke a hole in the smaller joint to allow proper ventilation. Otherwise, the joint won’t burn very well and you’ll pretty much have to start from scratch. Or just smoke a really terrible cross joint.
Step 4: Slip Small Joint into the Big Joint
Yup, pretty much what is said in the title. Slip the small joint through the big joint so you have your “cross”. Also, make sure that the hole on the small joint is facing the mouthpiece of the larger joint, to allow maximum airflow.
Step 5: Seal the Joint
Remember that third J-paper you’ve been holding onto this entire time? Well, it’s time to finally use it. Cut, or even carefully tear the gum strip on the end of the extra paper off. Fasten it in the center of the cross joint, where the two joints are intertwined. This will seal the cross joint, and make it tight enough to function to perfection. Like any joint, moisten it with saliva to make sure it’s sealed properly.
And voila! If you followed these instructions properly, you should have yourself a fully functioning cross joint. Now just light up all three edges, and you should be good to go. A piece of cake.