This term can be applied too either vaporizing or smoking
When applied to vaporizing, this term refers to intentionally scorching the herb. This advanced technique gets you higher faster; it is less efficient than proper vaporization. It also negates the health benefits of vaporizing.
When applied to smoking, this term refers to holding the lighter above the bowl without letting the herb catch fire. This is more efficient than traditional smoking, but not as efficient as vaporizing.
A hybrid hit is like a mix of smoking and vaporizing.