The Maui Wowie proudly presents the bootube® -
a shatterproof peace pipe made from certified organic black bamboo, sustainably grown & handmade on Maui.
The word bong originates from the Thai word bhang and the Vietnamese word baung, words to describe a hollow wooden tube to smoke herbs using water as a filter. When we smoke from bamboo the four aspects of Nature; earth, wind, water, and fire coalesce with the breath for a truly metaphysical experience. After more than 7 years of research and close to 20,000 pieces we have finely crafted the original bamboo bong.
Bamboo has a stronger tensile strength than steel and we only use an ultra-strong timber grade bamboo for all of our natural wood products. Bamboo is up to 70% silica, the same element in borosilicate glass. We follow the same tempering process glass blowers have used for thousands of years to bond the bamboo at a molecular level. The bootube is Mother Nature's living glass bong.
The Process First, the bamboo tube is impregnated with the world's best natural waterproofing oils; tung oil and limonene. Limonene is one of the terpenes found in cannabis. Limonene acts as both a penetrant and natural pesticide for termite, powderpost beetle, and other wood boring insects. Second, we seal the inside of the tube with 100% natural beeswax. Beeswax is quite dense and insoluble in water, this makes it the perfect sealant for waterproofing the inside of the bootube®. Third, we seal the exterior with a two step process, the same limonene/tung oil polish, followed by a final application of our Maui Wowie Magick Salve, for that beautiful satin look.