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Cana Vape - variable temp portable

Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by Samsquanch, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Samsquanch

    Samsquanch Vapor Astronaut

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  2. gigglin

    gigglin Well-Known Member

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    They are using "portable" pretty generously there, it needs to be plugged in.
     
  3. DeepFried

    DeepFried A Legend in my Own Mind

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    not really vaporizing the hash there, looks more like ignition going on, not really a portable either
     
  4. alexander

    alexander Well-Known Member

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    I think this vape looks solid! It is more costly and does not have a bowl designed or specified for it so it looks like you would just have to use a whip or rig up a gong down stem w/ a screen. But i have access to a glass blower and could have a custom bowl made for it.
     
  5. IAmKrazy2

    IAmKrazy2 Darth Vapor

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    Don't see a price, anyone know? It may be nice to use something like that to get hash or keif up to a nice hot temp.
     
  6. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict

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  7. B.

    B. War Criminal

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    I'm kinda curious about the other vape head2head sells, the V-lamp.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. alexander

    alexander Well-Known Member

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    :lol: the v-lamp :lol: I seen that too. Its a clip on desk lamp with a heating element and glass cover. I think its cheesy but i bet it works well.
     
  9. Destructo

    Destructo Member

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    I saw one of these vapes in person. It's basically like a SSV or DBV without the casing. It's not very rugged, but because you can use this on any GonG bong it's awesome in my book. Just buy a GonG carbon filter adapter to act as the herb chamber and use the cana-vape as the heat source (which is ceramic). I'm not feeling the price of this vape because you can just get the DBV, it basically does the same thing, but it's more durable and it's cheaper too. :2c:
     
  10. B.

    B. War Criminal

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    How is it more durable?
     
  11. Destructo

    Destructo Member

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    Basically what i meant was that the DBV can withstand a fall from a coffee table, while the Cana-Vape has no housing to protect the GonG end, but some people might not care about this. 7th Floor actually has made something similar to the Cana-Vape called the Life Saber Vaporizer (LSV), which goes around this problem by making an aluminum enclosure around the GonG.
     
  12. Robotee

    Robotee Well-Known Member

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    Got mine last week, it's awesome.

    It comes with everything you need to use it out of the can. Several GonG adapters and a hose with mouth piece. Nothing special about that, same as any good ceramic vape.

    I bought this vaporizer to go with a glass bong. I picked up a new HiSi S15 glass bong. I bought it without the bowl and saved $30. My first HiSi bong and its amazing. I'm pretty sure that's the start to my HiSi collection. The Cana-Vape comes with all the GonG adapters you would need for any GonG bong.

    I now have a ceramic heat source with an all glass water bong. I'm not interested in anything with a hose. If your worried about breaking it, you probably don't have a glass bong anyway.

    The LSV is a alternative, but says you will need to buy an added adapter for a bong. The adapter looks like a glass stem. I hope that it fits all your bongs. You might have to buy both adapter sizes. I know the Cana-Vape will fit any Bong.
     
  13. notmyrealUSERname

    notmyrealUSERname Notmy Well-Known Member

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    i have recently had the opportunity to try an older version of the cana vape (it doesn't have the nipple for blowing bags), and i must say that i am very, very impressed by its performance! infact, i immediately fell in love it! it seems to meet all of the criteria that i look for in a vape, super quick heat up time, great taste, all glass and ceramic air/vaporpath, easily adaptable to all of my glassware, and it allows for one handed use.

    the unit i borrowed didn't come with any of the adaptors that are currently advertised. so i had to try to make something work. first, i found a 14mm - 18mm gong adaptor, and i tried to put a screen in it, but i couldn't get it to stay. the 14mm male joint is just too small, and the screens i had wouldn't work. so then i noticed my glass vapobowl, and its a perfect match! the 18mm male joint on the cana vape mates well enough with the sides of the gvb, and the screen pinches keep the cana vape from sitting in the product. i never leave the cana vape in the glassvapobowl though, its only placed in the gvb when its time to draw.

    so for the first attempt i let the unti heat up for three mins (same heatup time as my ha which i use as a benchmark), the temp setting was in the middle. first rip is instantaneous super tasty vapor - dramatically better than my ha, sv, and even the glass vapobowl itself! give it a quick stir and back at it, great taste and instant vapor again! after the first bowl, the gvb starts to absorb some of the heat, and so sometimes i either turn the heat down a little bit to compensate, or just vape the next bowl a little darker. as long as the temp isn't set too high its impossible to combust! however, it would also be able to handle concentrates very easily!

    currently, i have refined my technique a bit. i can be blowing clouds in under a minute with this thing now! turn it on to max, fill the gvb with product, then start drawing! after the first few pulls i drop the temp to half, and finish the bowl! a one bowl session is done in under 3 minutes! that almost matches my sv, which was my previous standard measure. the cana vape is easier to use than the sv though (don't need a torch and a steady hand), and gives better taste, and doesn't use as much product.


    i am not so impressed with the workmanship of the cana vape. the temp control box, the electrical cord, and the glass all seem fine, its just that the label, and the black heat resistant tubing that holds the glass and the electrical cord on, don't leave an impression of a professionally designed unit.

    i tried to do some research on the web about the cana vape and there really isn't much. the link in the op doesn't work, and i have only been able to find a few vids on youtube about it. one of them is just terrible. and other three i found weren't any better. i can't find any references to how its made other than the 'obscure vape' thread here on FC, where its stated that the heating element is a hakko.

    it seems to be sold at a very few places, and at $210 its expensive. it does come with a lot of adaptors, which is part of the reason i think the price is high. [​IMG]

    i think if they dropped the price to 130 - 150, by getting rid of all the unnecessary adaptors, and just offered it with a an 18mm to 14mm adaptor and a lo pro 18mm to 14mm adaptor, (the 3rd and 2nd adaptors from the right in the pic) it would be an amazing bang for your buck.

    at the price its currently at, i would suspect that unless you need the bag blowing attachment, you'd be better off buying a vhw. i have never used a vhw though...
     
  14. darkrom

    darkrom Great Scott!

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    Look at that damn URL.... just made me cringe.
     
  15. Robotee

    Robotee Well-Known Member

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    Robotee Well-Known Member

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  17. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    Vaporizers Canada has it for $149!
    Been interested in this vape for a few years now and it has always been too expensive for what it appears to be. Too many adapters etc...
    But at $149 it is heading my way!
    Review in a few weeks!!
     
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  18. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    I was sent the very first version of this vale instead of the newer updates one.
    Returning for refund without use, so no feedback from me except visually.

    Lots of plastic around top of heater section...
    Very basic but may be what some people are looking for, not for me though.
     

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