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Boundless Tera

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by oddjobold, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. Taz

    Taz Tester

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    Wow was hoping the quality improved but seems it did not. Boundless is great on service tho. Kinda sad since this is version 3 Correct?
     
  2. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    Yes, V3, all is good, the smell of the silicon dissipates after a few bowls so no quality problem, I am very happy with the unit so far. I doubt it will never taste as good as some of my vapes but it is still good:tup:
     
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  3. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

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    @Taz: some people are happy with silicone, some like me can't stand the tiniest amount. Been the same in so many other vape threads, as it's a very common material to use for seals and gaskets etc.

    Also some silicone formulations stink more than others. But see even the Ghost MV1 had the same problem recently, so I wouldn't say it's a quality problem.
     
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  4. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    I could still smell something and have narrowed it down to the silicon absorbing the smell of the dishwashing liquid I had in the ultrasonic cleaner, I did not flush enough and I now actually remember the same smell from a similar incident with a vapcaps o-rings. So my bad.:disgust:
    I have the offending items in a sealed container full of bicarb soda after a quick iso wash and hot water rinse...take 2 tomorrow.:tup:
     
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  5. BigJr48

    BigJr48 Well-Known Member

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    @LesPlenty I think it's the silicone gasket that's giving off that bad taste. Try using the wpa and take a few hits through water, you'll see a big difference.
     
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  6. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    I could smell it on the o-ring on the WPA too, that is what reminded me of the vapcap scenario, should be all fixed by tomorrow.:tup:
    Had a few hits on the bong and it is very smooth and free flowing but needed to fix the smell, I will stick to plain water in the ultrasonic cleaner for rubber type parts in the future.
    That bottom screen falling out all the time is a pain, at least they give you spares.:)
     
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  7. SpudBob

    SpudBob Well-Known Member

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    Thats what I've been saying all along!!! Eliminate the silicone, as much as possible,eliminate the smell!!!
     
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  8. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

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    "Eliminate all silicone"... that's a nice idea to print on a t-shirt! At least I'd like it... :nod:
     
  9. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    Washed the black silicone boots and translucent o-rings in 99.0% Iso for 1 minute, then rinsed with hot water followed by a white vinegar and bicarb wash, another hot watwr rinse and left in the sun with a fan blowing on them has finally kicked the smell.:tup:
    I have also swapped the bottom of bowl screen for a S&B plenty reducer botton fine mesh screen for a better interference fit that does not keep falling out and also stops smaller debris from entering the heater.
    It reminds me of the Plenty in a few areas, especially the draw and blue vapor, hits nice and hard flat out on a bong.:tup:
     
  10. BigJr48

    BigJr48 Well-Known Member

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    @LesPlenty I'm glad to hear you're finally able to enjoy the Tera, it's a beast through water.
     
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  11. sapetoku

    sapetoku New Member

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    Hey guys, I'm hesitating between a Tera and ArGo to complement my Air (which I like a lot). I want something that's easier to carry along, has better battery life and quicker heating and has replaceable batteries. I don't use water pieces. Since they're about the same price, it's a tough choice. How would you say they compare?
     
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  12. BigJr48

    BigJr48 Well-Known Member

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    I suggest the Tera but in your description sounds like the Argo fits your style.
     
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  13. fattyboombatty

    fattyboombatty Member

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    Well now I'm in a dilemma. I was offered a refund for my Boundless devices by my vendor due to the issues I had with them, so I bought an Arizer Air II. Very nice device, well built and solid (should be noted it had a funky smell out of the box). But...it absolutely pales in comparison to the performance of the Tera - nowhere in the same league. The Tera is just a much nicer device to use - better airflow, better performance and I find the Air gets uncomfortably hot during a session - the Tera does not. The full convection is so nice - you don't realise how good it is until you use something that does not have it.

    I still have to send my Tera in to get fixed under warranty. I am seriously reconsidering my plan to return it. It's just that good despite the issues it's had
     
  14. sapetoku

    sapetoku New Member

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    How portable would you rate the Tera? And what battery life did you get out of it? Would you say the Tera's vapour is a harder hit? While I love my Air, I wouldn't mind a little more punch so it doesn't take me 40 minutes of vaping to get high.
     
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  15. SpudBob

    SpudBob Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the Tera can hit very hard depending on the temp setting. Using it for 40 minutes straight would sack me big time!I use mine with my Ed's TNT stem loaded up-not the bowl.I get 7-8 hits with, maybe,.05grams-probably less! Works amazing!!!
     
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  16. Vernier

    Vernier New Member

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    The battery life is good for the way i use it, seems like at least 6-8 sessions before it starts getting low. By changing the temperature you can choose between power or battery life. The portability is honestly not the best due to its weight and size. In a jeans pocket it would protrude quite a bit but it would be fine in a heavier jacket pocket or bag. If you plan to use it heavily it could be worth going for an external 18650 charger and a second set of high-end batteries. I tried using a spare 3 year old pair of batteries and it would die before 10 minutes.
     
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  17. roncruiser

    roncruiser Active Member

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    I have both the Tera v3 and the Argo. The Argos definitely easier to carry. The Tera has the quicker heating. The air way restriction is about the same between the two.
     
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  18. CBDhelpsME

    CBDhelpsME New Member

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    Still enjoying my V3 daily. One thing, however, that I encountered again from V2 to V3 is the failure of the USB port connection. In both models, after about 2 months of use and charging thru the onboard connector, a sudden inability to connect occurs.

    Funny thing was, since I had the experience with my V2 earlier I was conscientious afterwards each time I plugged in my V3. No matter, it broke anyway just like the first.

    Even though I have been using a stand-alone charger for the 18650's for awhile now, it's a royal pain in the ass to not have the native charging ability anymore.

    Still love my Tera...
     
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  19. sapetoku

    sapetoku New Member

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    Looks like quality control isn't the best. Have to say it's disappointing to hear about such issues in a device of that price. It looks more and more like I'm gonna get an ArGo instead. Rips may not be as strong but at nearly $300 (Canadian) I'd rather get something durable.
     
  20. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

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    Should be an easy fix with a fine soldering iron. Provided the device is easy to open (don't know about this one but other models were relatively easy)
     
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  21. BigJr48

    BigJr48 Well-Known Member

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    It's recommended to charge the batteries in a external charger and not inside the device.
     
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  22. roncruiser

    roncruiser Active Member

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    Boundless sent me a replacement for my first Tera. As much as i tried, I could not get rid of the chemical smell/taste despite multiple cleanings and burn-offs. And I could not get myself to smoke anything out of it because of the taste and smell. Boundless recommended using the Tera to accelerate the smell/taste removal. I couldnt finish a bowl. Chemical smell/taste was too strong.

    The replacement Tera already seems to be less smelly out of the box. I'll do the routine multiple cleanings and burn-offs. Will check back in. Hopefully will get some good use out of it soon.

    Did Boundless recommend this?
     
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  23. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    I use one of these on my Fury2 to save the USB plug;
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-4A-Magnetic-Micro-USB-Type-C-IOS-Fast-Charging-Charger-Data-Sync-Cable-Cord/202111971063?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&var=502104773063&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2648
    Might get one for the Tera too, even though I have a new Nitecore SC4, if Boundless did not want us to charge the batteries in the device why have the port?
    I am going to run mine hard while it is under it's 3 year warranty.
    If/when the USB charger fucks up, just send it back, don't try to solder fix it yourself as that will void your warranty.:myday:
     
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  24. sickmanfraud

    sickmanfraud Well-Known Member

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    My first guess would be in order to have the ability to update the software.

    Second, so if someone was caught out of the house without the charger they would have an "emergency" way to charge.
     
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  25. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    I didn't guess, I read the instruction manual, the port is for charging.:myday:
     
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