How to Roll a Scorpion Joint
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Scorpions have been around for more than 400 million years. This primitive insect is surrounded by mysticism and mystery since unmemorable times. Having the ability to glow under ultraviolet light and the capacity to produce its own cocktail of toxins in its stinger for hunting and self-defense, this genuinely unique specimen of nature seems almost magical.
A scorpion joint is as magical as its real mate. The difference between them is that the tail of this scorpion will inject nothing but pure high cannabis potency. So, if you feel like challenging your rolling skills, this new way of rolling a joint is for you.
The scorpion joint is a great choice to enjoy at a party or to be shared with friends, and having the ability to roll this origami-like joint will surely impress those you are with. Learn here how to roll a scorpion joint.
How to Roll a Scorpion Joint
- Flat and clean surface
- Rolling tray (optional)
- 3 to 4 grams of your favorite cannabis strain
- KLIP or any other herb grinder
- Needle-nose tweezers
- King size and standard size rolling papers
- Filter tips or paperboard for folding a crutch
- Pin or pencil
Step 1: Grind your herb
Giving importance to this step is particularly significant because your joint’s burning quality will rely on the consistency of the ground weed you use. When ground too thin, the joint has the risk of clogging or not providing an evenly smoking. On the other hand, if you grind your cannabis too thick, air chambers are made between the rolling paper walls and the bud pieces. As a result, the rolling paper burns faster than the bud in those areas and the joint, making it really difficult or even impossible to smoke.
The KLIP grinder offers the possibility of selecting the exact size you want to slice your cannabis, making the smoking experience completely customizable. For this project, you will grind a relatively big amount of weed, so we recommend using a rolling tray as well to avoid creating a mess as you roll your scorpion joint.
Step 2: Build the body
After your cannabis is ground and you have in place all materials required to roll this scorpion, make sure to have the crutch or filter tip nearby. If you don’t have one, then take the scissors and a piece of paperboard and create one.
Next, take a king size rolling paper, place the crutch in one of the ends, and spread 2 to 2.5 grams of ground weed over the rolling paper. Now roll a large, thick, slightly cone-shaped joint, pack it on the open tip, and twist the remaining paper to close the joint.
Step 3: Make the legs and nippers
Take the regular size rolling papers and roll a medium-size joint without a filter tip. This joint will be the claws and arms of the scorpion. After you’ve rolled this joint, make sure to close the tips by twisting the remaining rolling paper. This joint is going to be inserted later into the scorpion’s body.
For the legs of the scorpion, roll three thin joints. They should be thin enough to work as your scorpion joint’s legs, so just make sure that these joints are proportional to the size of the king-size joint your roled as your scorpion’s body. Close the tips of these three joints on both sides and continue to assemble your scorpion joint.
Step 4: Assemble the scorpion
Having all the pieces of your arachnid friend ready, it is now time to assemble it. To make this possible, start pocking a hole near the thick tip of the king-size joint with the needle-nose tweezer by gently pushing one side of the tweezer through the body king-size joint. The hole needs to be large enough for the medium-size joint you made to fit in. However, be careful not to do it too big as you won’t be able to smoke properly from your scorpion joint.
Making the hole a bit smaller than the ratio of the medium size joint will work correctly. After you poke the hole to the right diameter, start pushing the medium-size joint through the body of the scorpion until it is symmetrically in place, then bend the tips forward to make them look like the claws of your scorpion.
Now poke three smaller holes starting from the middle of the joint and getting closer to the filter to set the smaller joints in place as the scorpion’s legs. Take the three thin joints, and one by one, start making them go through the body of the scorpion joint as well. After they are in place, bend the scorpion legs just a bit in the same direction in which you bent the claws.
Now you have a perfect, fun joint ready to be smoked with friends or all by yourself. In case you have managed to roll a scorpion joint, we are sure you are ready to learn many different new ways to enjoy your herb.