How do I roll an
submitted: September 8, 2003
Inside-out or backwards joints are much cleaner
burning, because they use less paper. With heavier
papers such as Zig-Zags, you can taste burning paper in
every hit. If you use less paper, it becomes less
pronounced, improving taste. I have found that using
thin papers with this method brings out the full taste
of the bud.
1. Pick your favorite papers. You may want to
use a heavy paper at first, I find its easier to tuck
thick paper under the bud. It is important that you can
get it good and tight the first time, as you will not be
able to wrap the paper around the joint again making it
2. Start off with the paper gummy side down,
with the gum at the bottom. Fold part of the gum up so
that you can tuck it in easier. Fold the paper in half.
With most papers you will be folding against the crease.
Open it back up, and fill it with bud.
3. Now, you should start with your gummy side
facing you. Roll the paper between your fingers as you
would a normal joint, making the bud compact and even
across the joint.
4. Tuck your gummy side under your bud,
making sure that is stays flat and does not fold.. It is
very important that it is flat against the paper
you've tucked it under. Bring the top non-gummed side
over the joint.
5. Hopefully you are left with something like
this. Notice you can see the gummy side of the paper
(indicated by the red area) through the rest of the
paper. Your not done yet! Wet either your fingertips or
your tongue enough that you can moisten this paper
thoroughly, and get the glue to stick. This one side
will be quite wet, but that's okay. Move a lighter
across the wet side of the joint quick enough so it
doesn't burn, but slow enough that it dries.
6. You are left with anywhere from half to
3/4 of your original paper. Just cut/tear/burn the
remainder off, twist the ends, and your through.
Alternatively, if you are somewhere and cant
get water, and the idea of slobbering all over the side
of the joint does not appeal to you, you can lick the
gummy side before tucking it under. This is a lot
trickier, and may be hard to do your first try. Enjoy!