Bong Fight: EHLE Ball Cylinder Vs G-Spot UFO

 

Bong Fight

 

EHLE 5mm Ice Ball Cylinder

V

G-Spot UFO 5.0

 

EHLE 5mm Ice Ball Cylinder
EHLE Glass 5mm Ice Ball Cylinder

G-Spot UFO Bong
G-Spot Glass 5mm UFO Bong

 

 

 

Vs

 

 

 

Ehle Ice Ball Cylinder

TALE OF THE TAPE

G-Spot UFO

5mm

Glass Thickness

5mm

40cm

Height

37cm

1000g

Weight

900g

14.5 or 18.8

Joint Size

14.5

3

Pieces

3

Yes

Ice-Notches

Yes

No

Carb-Hole

Yes

 

FIGHT!

 

Category Rounds

EHLE Ice Ball Cylinder

G-Spot UFO

1. Joint Connection

9

10

2. Joint Strength

10

9

3.Glass Consistency

10

9

4. Glass Clarity

10

10

5. Aesthetics

10

10

6. Logo

10

9

7. Carb-Hole

10

8

8. Parts Quality

9

10

9. In-Bong Options

10

8

10. Cool Factor

10

9

11. Feel

10

9

12. Price

8

10

TOTAL

116

111

   

Round by Round Analysis:

 

1.     Joint Connection

The G-Spot UFO takes this first round by the merest of whiskers. The Ehle Ice Ball Cylinder’s joints are not exactly loose as they have a near perfect connection, but sometimes you have to turn the downtube or bowl a millimetre or so to get it to be properly fixed tight in the joint. The G-Spot slots in with an almost mechanical efficiency.

 

2.     Joint Strength

Ehle wins this one with the extra thick joints that are standard on their bongs. They can take a good few gentle wallops, while the G-Spot joint protrudes perilously up out of the upper slope of the bubble. I can almost hear it asking to be snapped off. The danger of this depends entirely on the clumsiness of those in its vicinity, but you wouldn’t call a man a good boxer if he kept putting his face out to be punched.

 

3.     Glass Consistency

The tubes are both solid 5mm, but the real test is when I come a tapping with my pencil. The Ehle Ice Ball Cylinder bong has a smaller bubbled area in the base, thus it chimes much deeper and thus much thicker. The G-Spot’s chimes get considerably higher as you tap along the outer rim of the bubbled area, indicating a thinness which was to be expected due to the wider circumference of his blown out bubble.

 

4.     Glass Clarity

G-Spot’s glass is immaculate and will likely never be defeated in such a round as this, however it would be unfair to award the points on those grounds as the Ehle’s cleanness and clarity are not without great merit itself. The round is tied as there is ultimately a plateau of glass cleanness on which you will find both of these fine pipes. To ascend higher would be to aspire to Godliness.

 

5.     Aesthetics

There’s a lovely glint about the G-Spot UFO. The glass shines with quality and its shape is pleasing enough to the eye. The Ehle Ice Ball is also attractive, with the understated bubble being a welcome departure from the usual bongs with huge domineering bubbles. The Ehle would probably have just edged this round had it not been for the strange choice of a red splodge of a sig on the join of the round foot and the bubble. It looks odd and not especially carefully applied. Drawn round.

 

6.     Logo

This particular Ehle has a very nice sandblasted logo. It is quite subtle and does not distract from the bong’s design but rather enhances it. The gold G-Spot logo is slightly garish, though well enough designed. It’s that it says ‘G-Spot’ on the bong more than anything which puts me off.

 

7.     Carb-Hole

The G-Spot barely got out of its corner before being sent tumbling by the carb-less Ehle. In fairness though, the carb-hole of the G-Spot is very thick and protrudes slightly, making it more of a feature than just a pointless embarrassment. It’s just a shame it is there to begin with.

 

8.     Parts

It’s an awkward match-up as the bowls of each bong are very different from each other. The Ice Ball Cylinder has its standard Roor-esque bowl, while the G-Spot goes with the G-Spot Tulip bowl style. I like the Tulip bowls as they are very solid, plus the bowl and downtube both feature anti-roll beads, just edging the round to G-Spot

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9.     In-Bong Options

G-Spot’s accessory range on EDIT doesn’t really compare with Ehle’s, and Ehle is only just getting started. Attempts at carb-hole redemption are made by G-Spot with the rubber stoppers featuring a carb-hole sized version, but with Ehle’s Dry-System Ashcatcher matching G-Spot’s for quality, and the inclusion of pre-coolers in their range plus much, much more, this is as square a 10-8 round to Ehle as there could be.

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10.  Cool Factor

Difficult to judge again, but G-Spot just don’t seem to carry too much weight with glass aficionados beyond Europe. Ehle grow ever more popular though and I feel obliged to hand them this round as their launch on EDIT caused a much bigger stir than G-Spot’s.

 

11.  The Feel

Both of these bongs have a good feel to them. They are weighty and fit snugly in your hand. There is just a little something special about the Ehle Ice Ball Cylinder though. The ball fits perfectly into your palm and it feels good. The UFO asks too many questions of your hands.

 

12.  Price

G-Spot are not the least expensive bongs in the world and they are not afraid to view themselves highly, but the Ehle Ice Ball Cylinder is a fair bit dearer. It’s not a huge difference as there can be sometimes, but by this point it wasn’t going to affect the result so I have awarded it 10-8 to the G-Spot, as the scores don’t really reflect that it is a very lovely bong indeed.

 

 

And so your winner is…

Like Hitler, this Ehle bong only has one ball
Like Hitler, this Ehle bong only has one ball

 

STOP FIGHTING!

 

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