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The Art of the Roll
Elements Rolling Machine
Rolling a joint is an art. Some of us rock this skill, some of us scrape by, while others are completely useless. If you’re just scraping by, or can’t roll for the life of you, it’s okay. There is a solution to this problem, and it’s actually quite simple. The answer is the Elements Rolling Machine. Low cost, simple to use, and strong enough to handle the needs of a regular smoker. It’s a particular favourite of ours, not only because it’s made from strong acrylic with equally strong vinyl aprons, but Elements ensure that their rollers are also made in an environmentally friendly manner.
We break the process down into 4 Simple Steps, but before we begin, you will need the following:
Elements Rolling Machine
Filter (thick paper cone)
Ground up herb, or tobacco
Step 1 – Pack the Roller
To pack the rolling machine, you will need to insert the filter, and then the cannabis.
Filter: Twist the filter and place it in the roller on the left hand side. It’s very important to make sure the end of the filter is pointing towards you, as seen in the pictures below. If it’s facing the wrong way, it will unravel later on and you will have to restart from the beginning.
Cannabis:Hold the filter in place with one hand, while using the other hand to fill in beside it with herb. Make sure to pack it down as you are filling the rolling machine.
Step 2 – Close & Twist
Close the Elements Rolling Machine by moving the front column towards the back, locking the herb and filter inside.
Now twist the machine. Do this by rotating the front column (column closest to you) in a clockwise motion, or downwards motion towards you, as shown in the photos below.
Step 3 – Add Rolling Paper
This is trickiest part of the whole process.
So pay close attention because ideally, you’ll want the paper to catch in the rolling machine evenly from end to end.
Hold the rolling paper with the gum at the top, facing you (as shown in the picture above)
Place the bottom of the paper in the slot between the two columns of the closed rolling machine.
With one hand, hold the paper as evenly as possible across the machine. With the other hand, twist the rolling machine until the paper catches.
Once the paper is secured in the machine, you can use both hands to roll until only the gum is left visible (see picture below).
Step 4 – Lick, Stick & Done
Lightly lick the glue line from end to end. Then give the Elements Rolling Machine another couple of twists, open, and voila! A perfectly rolled joint.
For the purpose of this post, we used the Elements Rolling Machine 110mm, or King Size. You can also find it available in 79mm if you prefer something a little smaller.
Try it out and start smoking perfect joints, every time.