So I have a pretty nice bong. It's about 2 feet tall, got a nice round bottom with a cool triple-helix twist thing about half-way up that acts as an ice-catcher. It's got a diffused female piece and a slide with a rubber o-ring. Now it's not name-brand or anything, only cost $80, and it rips decently. But I've ripped some other bongs that rip smoother and better, and the glass stays cleaner, and they change colors much better than mine. I'm kind of just wondering what makes a bong higher quality? Is there better glass, better blowing techniques? With a bong I think you do get what you pay for. I really love the look and feel of a top-notch bong, and I'm looking to buy one eventually, but I don't want to go in there blind.