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Gadget for beginners

I'm still working on snuffing technique, but sometimes I just want a 'hit' without worrying about getting it in my sinuses or down my throat. Attached is a pic of something I tried today which seems quite useful.

It's one of those flexible drinking straws (trimmed) with a bit of flexible tube attached. I put a dose of snuff in the bent end of the straw, aim it up my nostril and then, with the tube in my mouth, blow it in. It only needs a very gentle blow - eg. like if you were spitting a seed out.

This seems to be pretty effective at delivering the snuff exactly where it needs to go, but no further. I wouldn't recommend using it outside the privacy of your own bathroom though... ;-)


  • JuxtaposerJuxtaposer Member
    edited December 2012 PM
    This is an excellent idea. True "insufflation" as it were by definition. It has been on my mind for a while now to develop some device that would softly blow a measured dose of snuff up the nose, a snuff "gun" if you will. Such device would be ideal for public use. Necessity being the mother of invention I surrender this device may never come to fruition as snuffing is such a simple function but then so is "baking" a pris of snus yet the Ice Tool seems to be popular.
  • Thanks. It might be possible to put a syringe or rubber bulb on the end for the purpose of blowing it, but it seems to work OK like this. I'm also trying to adapt something like a retractable pen, using the spring to somehow shoot a dose up the nostril.
  • edited December 2012 PM
    My knowledge is worthless if not shared and applied . "Joseph McKenna"  
  • Just searching google for 'nasal insufflator', 'bulb insufflator' and similar things I found the following which is basically the same as what i first posted:
  • Forget what i first posted, all you need is this (attached). Drop your dose down the long arm, blow through the short arm. Voila. Basically the same as the previous link - just trim the long arm of a flexible drinking straw. 100 'insnufflators' for a buck at the supermarket.
  • I could imagine that this could become a new party favorite along with beer bong hits
  • @rake I thought the bend being where it was on the first pic would make the snuff go to the front of the nose,
    it looks like with this second pic that the flow will be like a typical snorter.
  • TobaccyLassyTobaccyLassy Member
    edited December 2012 PM
    @Rake that last gadget (before the straw) looks cool.... And the first to close the passage between nasal cavity and oral cavity"?..... The straw would do just as well. Great idea
  • i could see myself using one of these for the shear ease of use
    We must have a Snuffhouse edition of these.

  • I so want to try the straw trick when i get home... I have a box of the flexi-straws. :)
  • RabeloRabelo Member
    edited December 2012 PM
    "Some tribes of Brazilian Indians consume snuff as consecration after work to vent, relax, cool the memory. It can be used anytime and takes away the boredom physical, mental and spiritual, is born when a new thought, a new idea. The snuff is prepared with great care, using tobacco and other trees ash.
    It is also used to cool the body, because when they works hard under the sun to go bathe in the cold water of the waterfalls, you can catch a cold, and it's good snuff before. More than stimulating, which makes use of snuff is to lower the blood pressure.

    Consume snuff with large V-shaped straws called "Tipí", in this case does not aspire, but are "blown" by a partner."

  • I like the digital watch
    My knowledge is worthless if not shared and applied . "Joseph McKenna"  
  • Hahaha
  • Yes, occasionally snuffers come up with these homemade devices and a few variations of this idea have been posted in the past few years, but as Rabelo points out the Native Americans have been doing it for a long time before.

    Try searching some old threads for more ideas. One fellow had one called a snuff carburetor which worked like an engine's, it has an additional hole to suck air in.
  • I tried a straw dose this evening.... Very cool! And blowing it in seemed to give a better flavor,.... .
  • That is cool. Thanks for doing a video; that was very instructive!
  • Agreed - great video demo. I'm not experienced enough to know whether this is giving better flavour, but I do seem more able to *notice* the flavours this way. Also, as a novice snuffer this gives more consistency each time, which I think makes it easier for me to compare different snuffs. Until I get better at snuffing this is allowing me to enjoy and compare some different snuffs without worrying about technique.
  • Questions
    @Rake I noticed you first design was flexible tubing, was there a problem with using it versus a cut straw?
    @TobaccyLassy First, the vid was great! Did the fine snuff fall to the elbow portion of the straw?
    I have plenty of both straws and tubing & will have to try this. I also wonder if the larger hit rules come into play as well
  • @MattheFox No problem with the first one I posted, but the cut straw is much simpler - one snip and you're ready to go. Re the snuff falling to the elbow - this doesn't seem to make a difference. Do a test run first with an uncut straw. Drop some snuff down the short arm, aim it away from you (outside) and do the short sharp blow from the other end. The snuff shoots out almost instantaneously even if it's down at the elbow. Actually, it's surprisingly fast - blink, and you'll miss it. It really does shoot out.
  • MattheFoxMattheFox Member
    edited December 2012 PM
    @Rake Thanks & I just tried the straw. You are correct, the elbow doesn't create a problem. I did aim lower in one side and high on the other. I lower side sent a vibration to the back of my head and the higher must have hit the right spot.

    I asked about the tube because I was thinking that a brass one could be made easily with a bead for the blow end & a funnel tip balled for comfort. Might be something for you to market

    This idea could help those with a septum problem
  • I tried it again today with some Toque Almond toast, and wow, like marzipan in my nose. Awesome! Although i stuck the straw a bit too far up in one nostril. Whew. ;)
  • I am now in snuff heaven. I modified it to fix the issue that I had with it. I milled this down, drilled a small hole in it, drilled a larger hole about the size for a bullet, added a piece of tube for adjustment and here it is. You can just punch the fill end into your snuff for a perfect amount. @Rake your idea is cool

  • @MattheFox That is SO cool! If you ever think about taking orders for your Mod, I'd SO buy one. :)
  • What is next the CO2 powered snuff gun with self feeding preloaded snuff bullets? Don't forget your eye protection! Snuff accidents to occur safety first snuffers #-o
    My knowledge is worthless if not shared and applied . "Joseph McKenna"  
  • MattheFoxMattheFox Member
    edited December 2012 PM
    @basement_shaman I love your thinking. I showed it to my Scottish buddy and he said that if I really want to go this route that it should be a horseshoe design with the hose in the middle so you can do both sides at once. I laughed then thought hmmmm
  • MattheFoxMattheFox Member
    edited December 2012 PM
    @TobaccyLassy I want to perfect mine first and see if @Rake has an interest. It is his concept and the one I created has allowed me to do back to back hits without any problems.

    I am thinking about cleaning up the set marks and bluing it to gun metal
  • MattheFoxMattheFox Member
    edited December 2012 PM
    @basement_shaman We really need you to try this straw idea. You would be able to tell us if a smaller amount works as well as a boxcar :D
  • My knowledge is worthless if not shared and applied . "Joseph McKenna"  
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