Sticks, I think you meant "how is it convection?", correct? It seems to me to be mostly a conduction design, but there very well could be convection going on as well. Without a more detailed explanation of how vaporization is occuring, we can only speculate. Convection implies that the incoming air is pre-heated and raises the temperature in the chamber. I'd lke to see a schematic of the Ascent to see if that is really the design. At the end of the day, if it gives good vapor, I don't care that much how it functions. I prefer the taste of convection, but it's not the only thing that makes for a good vape. Even if the Ascent turns out to be mostly conduction, that alone wouldn't rule out my interest in it. Edit: I'd like to qualify my remark about convection implying pre-heated air. It think that is over-simplifying the issue. I was referring to active convection. There could be passive convection occuring independant of the temperature of the air intake.