People have been blowing rings with pipes, joints, and cigarettes long before vapes even existed. Still, it remains one of the most impressive tricks out there—and it’s not as hard to do as you might think. Blowing vape rings simply involves holding the vapor in your mouth, forming your mouth into an O-shape, then blowing out the vapor in rapid succession. Let’s break down how to do it!
A Step-by-Step Guide to Blowing Vape Rings
Blowing vape rings (vortices, if you want to get technical) is pretty straightforward and can be done in just a couple of steps.
Step 1: Partially Inhale The Smoke
You’ll want a good amount of vapor to blow rings, so you shouldn’t inhale all of it into your lungs; otherwise, there will be nothing to blow out. Take a puff from your vape, then keep that vapor in your mouth and throat. This step alone may take a bit of practice to prevent yourself from coughing up a storm.
Step 2: Keep Your Tongue At The Back Of Your Mouth
You want your tongue out of the way. So, with your mouth closed, draw it back while keeping it pointing toward the floor of your mouth so it helps keep the vapor away from your lips.
Step 3: Form Your Mouth Into An O Shape
Shaping your mouth into an O is the key to making those rings. Stick your lips out, forming your mouth into a circle. You’ll want it shaped in a way as if you’re saying the word “hoot.” Only go as far as your mouth can comfortably go, though you can experiment with sizes (a smaller O for smaller rings) once you’ve got the trick down pat.
Step 4: Push Small Amounts Of Vapor Out
Think of the release as an action similar to a small cough. When you blow vape rings, your throat should contract slightly, almost as if you’re choking. You’ll feel the vapor move through your mouth and maybe a little pressure, but it shouldn’t hurt your vocal chords (that’s a sign that you’re doing something wrong).
Try to keep your jaw and lips steady, and mind Step-2. This step is the hardest part of blowing vape rings, but once you’ve got the hang of it, blowing rings becomes second nature.
Tips For Blowing Vape Rings
The form is the main key to blowing vape rings, but there are ways to prime yourself for greatness outside of what’s in your mouth.
Be In A Calm Environment
Any amount of wind, even just a slight draft, can disrupt the vapor you create and stop you from vaping rings. So make sure that you’re in a calm environment with little to no air so you can blow O’s more easily.
Use The Right Tools
You’ll need the right vape to create discernible rings. Opt for a device that balances power, output, and airflow, preferably those with powerful mods and atomizers. You’ll also want to use thicker oils, since the thicker the liquid, the thicker the vapor.
For anyone wondering, yes, you can blow vape rings with dry herb vapes, too. Learn more about CBD here.
Practice Makes Perfect
Blowing vape rings, as with other vaping tricks, requires a lot of practice to master. If you can’t get the technique right away, go back to this guide, watch tutorial tips from other vapers, or ask for help from friends who know how to blow rings to see what you’re doing wrong and how you can improve. Soon enough, you’ll be blowing rings like a pro!