When it comes to smoking a roll vs a bong, for pure taste and as a connoisseur, a roll is the way to go. The tightly rolled joint holds the herbs, allowing air to pass through evenly. This gives you the maximum blast of terpenes while also allowing smoke to be controlled. When smoking a roll up, you are actually able to enjoy the smoking experience with the convenience of portability. The process of handling and hitting a bong can be overwhelming to an unexperienced smoker. Typically, a bong will generate will be a powerful blast but a much shorter high in relative time, versus a more timely high from the rollup.