Originally Posted by McWigg~N~Peeker
Do you experience the doubling of contents before you suck it up??
The doubling of your shot while mixing it is quite common. With the fair consistency of product we have in our area, we actually use the drawback amount as a gauge to how potent the shot really is. There is a post that explains this: "Gauging Potency of IV Shot with Drawback Method"
We like a strong shot that is not watered down, but not so thick that it won't push through the eye of the needle. I use about 10-12 units of water for most shots up to about .3 gram of meth
. These shots will finish off at 20-24 units of water/meth.
When I go higher, I may have to use 15-18 units of water. Consider that the drawback on these shots will double, so the finished amount in the syringe may be 30-36 units of water/meth total.
There are reasons for doing so. If you use more water, you have to push a much higher amount through your vein. Along the way, you can blow your vein, or move the needle, for example. It causes a partial miss, with some of the meth dumping into your tissue area, which will cause swelling and a resulting smaller shot, giving a smaller high.
The other reason is, as some people believe, the longer it takes a shot to reach the brain, the smaller the rush. As your heart is pumping blood to the brain, how many beats will it take for your whole shot to get there? Ideally, you want the total of your meth to reach its destination at the same time. If it takes several beats to do it, will the results be the same? Those who believe in this reason want to get all of the meth hitting the brain within 7-10 seconds, without being reckless and actually pushing the shot too fast (slamming).
Also, if your body is dehydrated, your blood will be thicker and not able to move the shot as fast as you'd like without blowing a vein or getting your shot stuck in the vein.