Lobster Claw Pipe vs Pizza Pipe

Novelty pipes have always been on the expensive side, especially those made of glass. We all know that plastic is very limited in its use and aesthetic value. Silicone on the other hand has become the staple of many novelty pipes due to its durability and functionality. Silicone can easily be molded into different shapes and sizes to accommodate a wide array of custom models. Silicone can be used in everything from conventional smoking pipes to more elaborate bongs and even vapes. In this article we will be taking a closer look at two of the most popular novelty smoking pipes.

by: Anthony E. | 10/10/22 1:30PM

The Lobster Claw Pipe

Cute, small, and fully functional, the Lobster Claw Pipe is made of high-quality food grade silicone and is aptly shaped just like a large, red lobster claw. From end to end the Lobster Claw Pipe measures just under 4 inches, making it perfect for those on the go who want a silicone pipe that will deliver some pretty big hits. This is due to the carb hole located on the end of the pipe by the bowl. You can conveniently clear the pipe without having to worry about stagnant smoke ruining the taste of your hits.

On top of this, the bowl itself is made of glass and has built-in holes to act as a screen. This eliminates the need for any external components and makes for a convenient smoking piece. The bowl can be easily inserted and taken out for quick and thorough cleaning. The Lobster Claw Pipe is a fun little novelty piece to smoke out of and will be very easy to point out and locate due to its aesthetic value.

The Pizza Pipe

The Pizza Pipe is a rather nostalgic novelty piece utilizing one of America’s favorite pastimes: pizza. The symbol of pizza is associated with parties and having a good time. Having a novelty pizza in the shape of a pizza slice is a symbol of fun. Who doesn’t like pizza?! The Pizza Pipe is also made of high-quality food grade silicone and features a carb hole on the end of the pipe, allowing for one to take in some really big hits from such a small piece. At just over 4 inches, the Pizza Pipe is conveniently sized and fits perfectly in a purse or pocket.

Like the Lobster Claw Pipe, the Pizza Pipe also features a glass bowl that is made with holes to eliminate the need for an external screen. This makes the Pizza Pipe incredibly convenient to own and use. Because it is also made of silicone, it can be easily cleaned and is flexible enough to manhandle. Unlike glass, the use of silicone is much more practical and fast become the preferred material for most high-quality smoking devices. The Pizza Pipe also comes in two different colors for your convenience, Rasta, or orange.

Their Similarities and Differences

The Lobster Claw Pipe and Pizza Pipe are both made of high-quality food grade silicone. Given how small these pipes are, this makes them ideally suitable for smoking devices as silicone is quickly able to mitigate the effects of high heat, equally dispersing it while acting as a buffer on the fingers and lips. Both pipes also have carb holes which allow for maximum airflow to clear out the pipes after every hit. Despite their many similarities, there are some major differences, however.

The first difference is obvious in their shape and design. Both average the 4-inch mark making them convenient travel-sized pipes. The only major difference here is the fact that the glass bowl on the Lobster Claw Pipe is not flush with the piece, slightly poking out to form a lip. This means that you will not really be able to place it down to hide the fact that there’s a bowl in it. By contrast, the Pizza Pipe has its glass bowl flush to the piece allowing for one to turn it over and lay perfectly flat. This makes the Pizza Pipe look more like a toy or decoration piece when not in use.

Which One is Better?

Neither piece is inherently better than the other. Unless you plan to store your piece for an extended period, you will want to consider the Pizza Pipe with its flush design to blend in with a background instead of the Lobster Claw Pipe. Either way that should not be considered for any deal breaker. Both pipes are high-quality and boil down to whether you prefer a lobster claw or a slice of pizza. Both pipes are of similar size and are equally as easy to clean. The bowls are both made of glass and are encapsulated within the silicone making them safe and easy to use.

When deciding which one to choose over the other, it all comes down to personal preference. Some can associate the Lobster Claw Pipe to a band like The B-52’s with their “Rock Lobster” hit song, while others can associate the Pizza Pipe from everything to a pizza party to The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Whatever you choose to associate these pipes with, we hope that it contributes to bringing more pleasant memories to the fore.

Final Thoughts

Silicone pipes with novelty features are paving the way and fast becoming the material of choice for many pipe brands. In fact, vaporizers are also jumping on the bandwagon because they acknowledge just how practical it is to use silicone over glass and plastic. Not only can silicone absorb and effectively disperse heat from a pipe or vape, but it is also virtually indestructible and cheap enough for anyone to afford.

Novelty pieces such as these will last considerably much longer than those made from glass. The only real benefit of glass is that it can change colors and be visually pleasing to see as the smoke passes through the piece. This should not be the deciding factor when investing in a functional piece.