I've smoked crack probably a little under 20 times, each time having a 10-30 dollar session or so (yeah, I find it fairly easy to keep it under control, at least for now, unlike coke), I usually get 6-8 blasts and 1 or 2 shots out of a 10 dollar rock (good quality too, yellow, hard, the kind thhat makes that snapping sound when broken, not the crappy, crumbly white stuff that'll fall apart in your hand), but no matter what I do, I just can't get anywhere close to a bellringer when I smoke it.
I've tried different smoking techniques, loading up fatter hits, etc, no dice. However, when I shoot a small piece (say 1/5th of a dime rock) I get a nice bellringer and crazy good rush; therefore, I'm thinking it has to be my smoking technique. I usually inhale nice and slow, putting a direct flame on the rock for 1-2 second intervals, on and off until I stop hearing the crackling noise (pun not intended), or until my lungs are so full I start shaking trying to inhale anymore. Then, I'll hold it in for 10 seconds or so, sometimes up to 30 (for some reason, nearly everyone I've ever smoked rock with has told me to hold it in as long as possible, but I don't see much of a difference, except a slight buzz from the lack of oxygen). Yet, no bellringer or anything close to it, just a decent rush and euphoria, the initial "rush" lasting a minute or two, and the euphoria lingering on for up to 20 or 30 minutes sometimes.
So what am I doing wrong? I know I could just exclusively shoot it instead of smoking it, so I'd get a surefire ringer and rush every time, but I find smoking it so much more enjoyable, and I would love to get anywhere close to the rush of shooting coke/crack, have these "monster hits" I've heard so much about and such, but no matter what I try, I can't achieve that feeling.
I have another decent sized dime rock left for the night, but I'd rather not smoke it if it turns out I haven't been doing it properly this whole time, so any tips are appreciated.