As a smoking enthusiast, I recently came across the RAW Black Series, and I was instantly intrigued. These papers are made from the same pure plant fibers as the RAW Classic, but with a twist – they’re even thinner! This allows customers like me to really “taste our terps,” as RAW founder Josh Kesselman so eloquently puts it. He refers to the RAW Black Series as the “Ferrari” of RAW cones. Another crucial aspect of the RAW Black Series is its porosity, or how many tiny holes are in the paper. RAW boasts some of the highest Coresta ratings in the market, which is a testament to the quality of their products. Let’s review rolling paper from a more scientific approach by breaking it down into three categories – Paper Width, Tensile Strength, & Porosity.
- Paper Width
Paper width is defined by the metric GSM, or grams per square meter. According to the Inverted Burn Theory, the thinner the paper, the better (The Journal of Applied Sciences, 2021). While this Inverted Burn Theory is a popular concept among smoking enthusiasts, unfortunately, I couldn’t find a specific reference so I’m not sure what to make of it.
- Tensile Strength
The tensile strength of the paper is another important factor to consider, as it determines the force needed to break the paper. RAW Black Series papers have a high tensile strength, ensuring that they hold up well during use. It’s quite an achievement maintaining tensile strength while decreasing GSM, but that is exactly what RAW Innovations has done per years of research and industry experience.
- Porosity – ie Little Holes in the paper.
CORESTA, or the Cooperation Centre for Scientific Research Relative to Tobacco, is an international non-profit organization established in 1956. Its primary purpose is to promote scientific research and cooperation within the tobacco and vaping industries. The organization brings together industry professionals, scientists, and researchers from around the world to share knowledge, develop standard methods, and work on collaborative projects.
In the context of rolling papers, like the RAW Black Series, CORESTA is often mentioned in relation to the porosity of the papers. Porosity, which refers to the tiny holes in the paper, affects the airflow, burn rate, and overall smoking experience. When discussing rolling papers, a higher CORESTA rating usually indicates better porosity and quality. To be clear, RAW does not have a CORESTA rating as their organization does not test individual products. However, RAW does have a patent pending for their unique criss-cross design imbedded within it’s rolling paper to allow for an even and unique burn leveraging the concept of porosity in paper.
The RAW Black Series offers a wide range of products to suit every smoker’s preferences. Cone sizes are available in 20, 50, 100, 900, or 1400, ensuring that there’s a perfect fit for everyone. The RAW blacks are offered in both the King Size as well as 1-1/4 Size pre rolled cones. If you’re more of a traditional rolling paper fan, the RAW Black Series also has you covered. Paper sizes include Slim, Organic Hemp, Classic, and Regular. With such a diverse range of options, it’s no wonder the RAW Black Series has become a go-to choice for those who want to experience a smooth, slow-burning smoking session without sacrificing the taste and quality of their product. So, if you’re looking to elevate your smoking experience, give the RAW Black Series a try and discover for yourself what all the hype is about.
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