Being a tobacco smoker now for ten years you find you get a taste for what you do like and what you don't. And I have to say I'm not a fan of red rizla .
Red rizlas are probably the easiest of all the rizla to roll or patch with , the problem I have with them is the taste . I find that you really cannot tell what your smoking apart from paper .
The packet is well designed with lots of cardboard used in the pack that is suitable for using as filter tips.
All in all theres not an awful lot to remember when selecting a paper other than ease of rolling and taste .
And for ease of rolling reds get a ten out of ten. But unfortunately for taste these papers get a low score of two out of ten.
Great rizlas to learn to roll with but I doubt a seasoned smoker would use these .
There is nothing like Rizla when it comes to the world of papers, it is a brand you can trust - well it has been around a long time. Rizla Red Regular is a medium weight paper which does not have cut corners.
My dad has been using Rizla Red Regular as long as I can remember - he would not use anything else.
Rizla is said to have been founded in France in the 1530s when a Frenchman (Alexandro Rizlette de Cramptone Lacroix) began production of rolling papers, although it was not until nearly 1800 that Napoleon (yes, that's the one) granted the Lacroix Paper Mill a licence to produce fine rolling paper for the French Soldiers - until that time the soldiers mainly rolled cigarettes using paper torn from books.
The formula for the paper changed in the mid 1800s from tissue to rice.
The brand name was changed to Rizla in 1866 made up of "Riz" - French word for rice and "La" and a cross, representing the Lacroix family.
Rizla reds are the most common papers in the UK, they are Easy to roll with and fairly cheap, I myself choose not to use theese papers except in an emergancy as they are too thick for my liking but they may be just the paper for you:
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 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 alight a lot better than a thinner skin but it will produce more ash.
At 70mm long theese papers are just your standard length paper but for the majority of smokers this will be fine. Those of you wishing for extra length for lond drives, sharing and whatnot will probably find a kingsize paper more useful.
Measuring 35mm theese papers are by no standard a skinny paper and even the thicker 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.
This gum (arabic gum) is vegetable based but has been treated, it is not the stickiest of brands (compared to say zig-zags). 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.
As with all Rizla 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.
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.
You may think that there?s little to say about Rizla Red papers. Hand rolling papers, not king-sized or flavoured, basically come in three varieties: Green, Red and Blue. Green and Red are the same, except that Green papers have their corners cut off (it?s supposed to make them easier to roll, but I think they?re harder), and Blue papers are lightweight versions of Red. All three papers are actually white, just the packet is coloured. For those of you who don?t smoke, each paper has a gummed edge which is activated by licking. I?ve tried a few other brands. There?s nothing more annoying than finding one paper in the pack upside-down. The papers are folded in two when put in the packet, so there?s a fold with the gummed strip usually on the inside of the fold. When you can?t quite see the gummed strip, and you?ve put your tobacco into the fold, rolled up and licked what you think is the gummed strip, sealed the cigarette, lit up (sometimes you don?t get that far) and the whole thing falls apart, that?s just so annoying! It hardly happens with Rizlas. A fairly new innovation to Rizlas of all colours, probably copied from other brands, is the inclusion of a ?false? paper ten leaves from the end of to let you know that you need another packet. Before that was introduced, it was wise to buy a spare pack just-in-case. I have noticed, when using some other brands, that I can taste the burning paper. I have never tasted a Rizla that wasn?t supposed to have any flavour (again, for non-smokers, Rizla papers also come in liquorice flavour!). One last thing I like about Rizla: they have quite a few promotions and offers on the pack. In the past I?ve had a brass packet holder, a voucher for 50% off the price of a CD and three Rizla mugs. Whilst this alone isn?t enough to make me buy Rizla papers, it?s always nice to get something for nothing.