Illadelph Slit Style Bushing Diffused Downstem (trikky)
Joint Size: 18.8mm to 14.4mm
Craftmanship Rating: A
Functionality Rating: B-
Comments: The Illadelph style Bushing Downstem is a very decent downstem. Every Illadelph tube now comes standard with them, which is a credit to Illadelph. The design is functional, but does not diffuse the smoke quite as well as the German style diffuser. Aesthetically, the low profile look of a bushing diffuser is typically preferred by glass enthusiasts.
Also, most custom made bowls made by actual artists are made with 14.4mm joints, so a bushing is more compatible. –trikky
I can definitely see a difference when comparing the milk shots. This whole time I am using a slit style on my daily hitter thinking it was better. Time to go to the head shop! –Chubbs