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How Do I Stop My Joints From Canoeing

July 18, 2017

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There’s nothing worse than lighting up a joint only to have it totally canoe on you. Canoeing happens when part of your joint burns faster than another, causing it to burn down unevenly. When you get a bad canoeing effect, half your joint can burn itself down before the other half even gets a chance to get charred.

Here are some common causes of a canoeing joint and what you can do to prevent it:

Bad Roll

Joints that haven’t had the flower dispersed evenly throughout a roll may leave some parts of the joint apt to canoe. Similarly, a joint that isn’t rolled tight enough will leave spaces between the paper and the weed that will have the paper burn too fast in some parts.

When rolling, ensure your weed is properly and evenly busted up, evenly spread out across your paper, and rolled tight enough that the paper makes contact with the weed, but not so tight it can’t be smoked.

Lighting It Up

Sometimes a canoeing joint has to do with how it’s been lit up. It’s easy to light only one-half of the joint and forget to roll the joint around a bit during the light to ensure that all sides of the lighting end get fire.

If you find that you’ve lit only half your joint’s tip and you’re seeing a canoe, the best fix is to lick your finger and place a tiny dab of saliva on the canoeing part to help slow the burn and let the burning part of the joint catch up.

Gimme Shelter

Sometimes you can have the perfect roll, but you’ve lit your joint up in a super windy place, causing some major canoeing. To avoid this, make sure you shelter yourself while lighting your joint, and if you have some canoeing, the saliva trick could help.

No one likes a canoeing joint, but if you follow these steps of rolling evenly, lighting up your joint carefully, and smoking in a sheltered space, you can ensure you’ll enjoy a smooth smoke.

If you need a hand with your joint rolling skills, check out our youtube vid!


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  • Harley says:

    Hey bro no offense but if that joint pictured is how you roll, you shouldnt teach people to roll. Honestly for beginners, the best way to roll ur joint is to crumple the paper in a ball first and make sure ur tree is broken down fine with no big chunks. The paper will be easier to roll if crumpled up. Double wrap if you dont like the crumpled paper look and no crutches, or “filters” those are for chumps. If anything order some Organitips and put them on your joint. Never put anything bsides weed inside of your joint paper.

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