picked up his method of chasing the dragon by watching how other people here in Phoenix AZ do it.
SWIM tears off a square of foil, not sure how big, just a square like... the size of a wallet maybe? maybe a little bigger, not really sure how to describe it.
SWIM holds the dull side facing up and burns the shiny side with his lighter. SWIM isn't sure why, apparently it has something to do with making the foil healthier to smoke off of. Its just what he was taught.
SWIM takes a little piece of tar and rolls it into a ball with his fingers and places it on the dull side of the foil, near one of the corners. He places a cut piece of bic pen in his mouth and holds it above the piece of tar. He holds the foil at a little bit of an angle so the piece slides.
He lights underneath the piece with his bic lighter. This is the trickiest part in SWIMS opinion because SWIY gotta get the hang of how far to hold the flame and stuff like that. SWIM usually holds it so the flame doesn't quite touch the foil. He'll chase the piece around the foil from one corner to the next, like a square.
Eventually the piece spirals into the middle so it looks like... a square spiral I guess would be the best way to describe it.
Depending on how SWIM lights it, it may leave "Trails" that SWIY can go back and smoke too. Basically if the trail the piece leaves behind is shiny/golden instead of black and ashey looking, SWIM goes back and holds the lighter under the trail and gets another hit.