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Theese papers are the standard Rizla papers available in the UK, they are Easy to roll with and fairly cheap, I personally choose not to use thees papers except in an emergancy as they are too thick for my liking but they may be just the paper for you: Thickness: Rizla Red are one of the thickest papers around and have been likend by many to an A4 sheet. This extra weight makes for an easier roll (especially for newer rollers) and helps give support to those longer cigs but it comes at the cost of a more papery taste and obviously involves inhaling a lot more burning paper. On the plus side your roll will stay light better than a thinner skin but it will produce more ash. Length: At 10cm long theese are no short papers but they are comparatively short to the other kingsize brands. They provide a good enough length for smoking alone but for those of you who may wish to share your smokes with a friend then you may opt for a slightly longer paper. Width: Now measuring 45mm theese papers are not as wide as they once were but be warned they are by no standard a skinny paper and even the fatest of rolls will involve the wrap around of extra paper which can add an unpleasant taste to the smoke, not to mention all that extra chlorine contained in the paper. The bonus of this is that when rolling cones a very fat end can be achieved with relative ease but it is not ideal for slimmer, straighter rolls. Gum: The Gum used in theese papers is not naturally based and due to the thickness of the paper i personally do not find it the best available. Although 99% of the time this glue will do the job it is not advised for those rollers who may wish to attempt a more extravagant roll requiring the joining of papers. Pack size: As with all Rizla kingsize there are 32 papers in each packet and also a handy slip to inform you when you are 5 papers away from running out. The pack contains a piece of green card which can be quite useful for making your own filters and unlike some brands the packet is not too thick to roll effectively either. All of you binhead fans out there (the game involving skinning a lid for a pint glass and burning holes untill the penny drops, also known as the rizla game) theese papers are not advised; they are too thick to burn easilly and can tend to crease when making the lid for the glass. Conclusions: If you are new to rolling your own smokes or have trouble getting a nice sturdy roll then i would recommend theese papers to you for everyone else i would probably not buy theese except in an emergancy, I will review several other papers over the coming week to help you make the best decision for you.
Rizla, the essential ingredient to the roll-up (aside from the tobacco of course but you're not daft are you?). There's a couple of different ones to choose from but they're basically all the same thing - a piece of paper with gum on one edge that you can wrap your tobacco up in. You've got the choice or green (corner cut - so you know which bit has the gum on and medium weight - come in regular or king-size), blue (not corner cut, very light weight - you can see the tobacco through them - come in regular or king-size) and red - come in regular or king-size and here's the subject of my opinion. King-size reds: --------------- There's not many people nowadays that doubt the reasoning behind the development of the king-size rolling paper, the proliferation of cannabis as lead to this and all well and good as it takes away the unnecessary palaver of sticking 2 regular papers together. That aside, the Rizla reason for making the papers "Joint sized" is that you'll get a longer, more satisfying smoke. Call them the superkings of roll-ups if you like. All in all it is true. I have, on occasion, used these papers. I used to be a pro-green paper type but, for some reason, they stopped sticking altogether! Weird I know but there it is. The reds have been nothing but great in this respect, corner cut papers don't make a jot of difference to the way the cigarette smokes once rolled and not a lot of difference in the actual process of rolling. Moving from one to the other was a very easy transition to make. With these being a medium weight paper you get a slight paper taste to the fag, this is very reminiscent of smoking a ready-made fag as you can always taste the paper there. I find the taste of tobacco in its truest form horrible and so shy away from the blue papers. Reds are perfect for the job. Overall: -------- These papers are the perfect s ize for the, well, dodgier fags and work well for making a "Superking" roll-up. I will not be changing brands in quite a while and keep a pack of these at home for times of need. That's the lot for today. Boon ;)
A symbol of endurance in a popular pastime, Rizla have been in the business of making cigarette rolling papers since 1796. That's 205 years in which to have got their product right, the packaging immediately recognisable and knowing their market place. Rizla are known and beloved by a wide range of smokers. They produce papers of differing weight and flavour, doing their bit to help enhance the enjoyment of the act of smoking. Red covers mean that this is a medium weight paper. Being a smoker myself who has resorted to rolling my own, I can speak with authority when I say that these are the easist rolling papers to use. I appreciate that the thought of a female smoking roll-ups isn't all that a pleasant one. Hence buying the large variety of paper. It looks a little less unsightly than shoving the small and scrawny ciggies in your mouth, (and wearing a flat cap would complete the picture). Being that bit stronger in it's make-up, the paper is less inclined to tear as easily, nor does it tend to stick to fingers - a particularly annoying habit with the blue papers, as you tend to 'ping' the tobacco across the floor, leaving the empty paper dangling uselessly from your index finger. The paper moves easily against itself when you're in the action of bedding down the tobacco (making the baccy into a sausage shape by gentle pressure between the thumbs and index finger and rolling the tobacco inside the paper) which means that the resulting ciggie is sufficiently tightly rolled. If the paper isn't wrapped tightly enough, this can result in cigges that spill the contents as soon as you pick it up. And if that's not embarrasing enough, in loosely rolled ones, the paper burns away from the tobacco leaving you to rip it quickly away from the face as the flames race towards your mouth, and a droopy finger of baccy is left totally unburned. The gum is strong and you don't have to drench the papers with spit to get them to stick properly, which is also a blessing as a damp roll-up will burn everywhere else except for the wet strip where you've vainly tried to get it to hang together. There are 25 papers to each pack (costing anywhere from 50p - 55p) which means that with a decent rolling baccy it makes a decent saving from buying the ready-rolled. There's a handy green strip of thin cardboard which shows when you are on your last paper. I'd actually prefer it to come sooner, so that I'm not always leaving it to the last moment before buying another pack. All in all, a top product that burns evenly and if strung together in a long vertical piece, also doubles as emergency toilet paper for those tricky situations. They have an excellent website at http//www.rizla.co.uk where you can check out the products and spin-offs - they have a few items of clothing that they've now produced, into the bargain. Contact details and telephone numbers of the company are also available on the website. PS. I haven't actually done the loo thing you understand so don't complain to me if you try with less than successful results.