It seems like a waste of time comparing a Bong and a Joint. But yes, a bong rip, is THAT much better than a hit from a joint.
Because the smoke in a bong passes through water before you hit it, the smoke is much cooler and less harsh on your lungs. Which allows for a much bigger hit.You can even add Ice to the bong water or if your bong has an ice catcher, which makes the smoke 20 times cooler. The only con of a bong is portablility, which in my opinion is the pro of a joint. You probably wouldn’t want to take your bong in the car with you to hit while your driving down the road (not like it hasn’t been done though). The other problem I have with bongs is that I still live with my parents, so i don’t keep it in my house. It stays at my friends house where his mom doesn’t care. Their not really too easy to hide and they can get pretty smelly.
I only smoke joints if i am walking my dog in my neighborhood or if i am somewhere where their is no bong or some kind of piece and we are just trying to chill. It is also a lot safer to carry around papers instead of a bowl in your pocket if you travel around a lot with herb.
A Bubbler is something else you might want to consider. They are generally smaller than a bong and practically do the same thing, except you don’ usually get huge hits like from a bong.