Anyone who has rolled a blunt or a joint without having a steady surface knows how difficult it can be. It can lead to having a complete mess and losing some weed in the process. Fortunately, some unlucky soul who had to deal with this process realized what a pain it was before they decided to invent the rolling tray. However, those who are not regular smokers or who have just begun smoking may not know what this tool is.
Here is an article that will introduce you to the most useful smoking accessory you will discover in your life.
What are Rolling Trays?
Rolling trays are flat surfaces that are designed to help you better roll your blunt or joint. They also make sure that you catch any and all weed that falls during the grinding and rolling process. They are very essential smoking accessories that is a used as a small stationary for your smoking accessories.
Most rolling trays are flat and simple with raised edges to catch your ground up weed. However, some rolling trays may feature additional spots and holes. These help to hold all of your materials like grinders, pipes, paper cones and your next blunt or joint. It can definitely make smoking more efficient and quicker. Some prefer to grind their weed on it before they roll up or vape more efficiently.
Benefits of a Rolling Tray
There are plenty of benefits that come with using a rolling tray. Here are some of the most notable benefits.
- It traps all of your fallen weed so that you don’t waste any. You can also use the ground bud for your next joint.
- It keeps all of your materials in one place so that you do not have to deal with spreading all of your objects around you. This can possibly lead to losing or damaging them in the process.
- They give you the ability to carry your things wherever you go. No matter if you feel like rolling in your bedroom, a party, or your friends house, you will always have your loaded rolling tray ready to go! Get rid of that flimsy paper and get you a stationary!
- Dabbing is another big niche that is being carved into the marijuana industry. Some people also use trays to dab so they won’t mess up their table with concentrate residue.
Rolling trays come in a variety of sizes to meet different needs. If you don’t have a lot of rolling materials and need something simple, a small tray will do. If you are looking for something a little more helpful with carrying your weed supplies like your grinders, and your papers, you may want to look for a medium, large, or even extra large tray. This depends on how much you plan on rolling up and how much you want to carry around. Keep in mind that the larger ones will typically have more features that will be helpful during a smoke session.
Most Popular Sizes:
- 6” x 4”
- 7” x 5”
- 9” x 5”
- 11” x 7”
- 13” x 11”
- 14” x 11”
- 12” x 6.5”
- 12” x 8”
- 20” x 15”
Different Materials They’re Made From
There is definitely some thought put into which material is best for your tray.
Some people love the wooden material. There are two kinds. There is the normal wood rolling tray that is very similar to the raised edges that you see on acrylic. The other kind is a box that opens up as a trifold or bifold like a backgammon set. It has a much more complex designs with more spaces to put weed jars, dab tools and more.
Plastic / Acrylic
By far the most common type of tray are ones made from plastic or acrylic. They have raised edges and some come with a few spots to place accessories on. Most of the novelty designs are going to be on these type of trays. They’re perfect for clumsy stoners who just want a surface to roll on.
Glass is going to be the most expensive and delicate out of all of them. It is more of a centerpiece but works great for rolling up on. You will want to be really careful with these as one small move can crack them. They’re definitely not as portable as other materials since they’re a bit heavier too.
Silicone rolling trays are wonderful if you want something cheap to dab on. The silicone material is usually used for dabbing your wax because the wax doesn’t get stuck to silicone as much. Silicone is generally a non-sticky material.
Why You Need One?
If you aren’t already convinced that you need a weed tray, here are some additional reasons as to why you need a rolling tray.
Prevent Herbs from Spilling
When you’re rolling over anything that isn’t a flat surface, you are bound to spill herbs and possibly lose them on the floor or the carpet. With a rolling tray, you make sure that all of these typically lost herbs can be saved and used again.
Keeping a Clean Area
Not only are you not going to spill weed all over the place but you will definitely keep your spot clean and tidy. You won’t have to dread cleaning all the tiny speck of weed after you have rolled one up. You can just dump your grinders content directly onto the tray.
Flat Hard Surface to Roll on
Rolling on anything other than a hard, flat surface is a difficult feat. A rolling tray gives you the stable surface that you need to ensure that you get a quality blunt or joint each time. It’s finally time throw away that flimsy paper you’ve been using to roll up on.
Makes Rolling Easier
Having all of your materials in one place and having a stable surface to roll on makes the process of rolling blunts and joints very simple. If you don’t want to struggle each time you want to roll up a piece, go for a rolling tray.
If you’re thinking about getting into dabbing, you have to be careful. Concentrates are really sticky. If you use your dabber tool and it accidentally hits the table, there will be a thick wax encrusted onto the table. It gets really hard to take it off and it’s annoying when there multiple spots.
The ability to customize your equipment is one of the most important part of marijuana tools. Rolling trays are no exception and they come with a variety of different designs and pictures. It is guaranteed that you will find one that is right for you. Whether you’re looking for a funky design by RAW or a mixture of your favorite cartoon characters dabbing, you’re guaranteed to find it on a tray
Stationary for Smoking Supplies
Although trays are designed specifically for the rolling process, you can get a rolling tray for the mere purpose of being able to keep all of your marijuana products in one place. This way, you have everything ready to go when you want it.
Rolling trays are extremely useful devices for those who love blunts and joints. If you are just discovering them or are looking for a reason to make an investment in one, just know your life will be so much easier with one.