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Carta by Focus V

Discussion in 'Upcoming and Unreleased Portable Vaporizers' started by Summer, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge

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    dig the bent neck
     
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  2. Fkn0wned

    Fkn0wned Well-Known Member

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    I saw on IG that the livestream was delayed until tomorrow, what will be shown off and will you clip some of it to upload just in case people happen to miss it, and do you still plan on opening orders for the first 150 January launch on the 16th or 17th have you settled on a day?

    If we happen to be one to order in whens the earliest we should recieve it?

    I was wondering earlier in the thread you said you were going to show off the mobile application still plans to do that?

    Will you still be taking individual pictures of the Helix Glass prototypes you got and you could possibly do a poll/vote on the best option/design to come with the release package.
     
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  3. FocusV

    FocusV Manufacturer

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    I am leaning towards the 17th for the presale ( although I could "surprise announce it" during the livestream! Lol

    The earliest you would receive it is Feb. 4th

    During this stream I will show off the app forsure and I can discuss the carta in much more detail.

    I will take photos individually and show them off for you guys no problem. Hopefully I can do that before the stream today.

    So the stream will be 6:30pm PST this time. (Thursday)

    (FYI these shops in Amsterdam do not like filming lol hence the postponed livestream haha )

    I can do a poll to determine the order in which they are released for sure but for the initial release we already have the standard glass in production so the only upgrade option would be a helix American.
     
  4. PhreedomPhries

    PhreedomPhries High Plains Drifter

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    I remain unclear which piece is the Helix American, but am excited to find out!
     
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  5. FocusV

    FocusV Manufacturer

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    At the airport now heading home! Once I get home I will take the photos and I will also show off the upgrade piece tonight on the livestream

    (Wednesday 6:30pm PST. Instagram: @focusvproducts)

    Look forward to seeing you guys there!
     
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  6. mrbonsai420

    mrbonsai420 I love Grass and Glass!

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    Hey man! With the 10mm source bucket it does bubble and boil out in the very beginning of a cold start dab for sure. But more than that , if I use a cap with airflow into the bucket, the oil gets blown out and around. Plus I like my temps low so my globs stay liquid for a while the dab is vaporizing. Hopefully this isn't an issue on the Carta.

    I like the bent neck shape of the one on the unit for sure! But will you ask helix to put the 2 or 3 perc holes on the same side, specifically on the back side towards the mouthpiece. Even with the bent neck I find people slightly tilting these back and this keeps you from having to "Lean forward" to get the rig to perc. The Peak is set up like this also for that reason, and several other rigs I have. If Helix made any of those without perc holes on the front, hit it and see what I mean.
    Here is a nice Willy P glass piece I have that has a puck perc, but he only put holes on the back or the puck. This thing churns water level or laid back!

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BfKrc-Pnu0q/

    And this is my Peak low and slow with a thick quartz insert and a homemade atomizer using an 11mm ceramic donut. I actually have made Peak atomizers that hit harder and milder than stock. Matching heaters with the proper insert is the key. That's why I like the idea of a fairly universal insert size in general.



    https://www.instagram.com/p/BqQEBkIHRZB/
     
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  7. FocusV

    FocusV Manufacturer

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    The perc holes are something I'll have to study in more detail when I land. Curious, what setting is the peak at in your IG video?

    Make sure to checkout the stream tonight I will go over some of the finer details and some of our testing results with other bucket materials etc..


    Ig: @focusvproducts
     
  8. mrbonsai420

    mrbonsai420 I love Grass and Glass!

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    The Peak has 4 settings that CANNOT be changed like yours. They are
    BLUE / 450 ° - GREEN (Medium) / 500 ° RED (Large) / 550 ° - WHITE (XL) / 600 °

    That was a 13mm ceramic donut homemade atomizer so it takes Red setting to achieve a hit about like the green stock. BUT the 10mm donut burn hotter so you either have to use a thicker insert, or a blue setting hit hits about like a red hit.

    I have a couple of OEM Puffco Atomizers that will show you their heat profiles better. I will hit it on green (my sweet spot) and show you a clip of their pre-programmed temps for comparison. Luckily the addition of the app makes it not as big of a deal on the Carta. If the temps aren't perfect for you, just change em!.

    Here is a hit on green of the OEM Stock atomizer and stock ceramic insert with Puffco bubble cap. This hit is cold loaded, if you prefer old school standard dabs the clouds are thicker.

     
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  9. Fkn0wned

    Fkn0wned Well-Known Member

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    Any captures of the stream for those that missed it?

    You can save your live streams to your story should have done that I wasn't able to get on and watch so I missed all the details.
     
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  10. FocusV

    FocusV Manufacturer

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    Yea.... I usually do. But truth be told I was just so damn high by the end of that stream im surprised I was able to even click end I sat there for like 5 minutes after then it hit me I didn't save it!

    And to top it off it was like one of the better streams iv done so far

    I'll be doing random story's today while I clean each piece for the carta for photos and I will also post the carrying case and packaging today too.
     
  11. Justpassedu

    Justpassedu Well-Known Member

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    Is there any way to find the stream ? Can you link to it. Couldn't make it in time. Ty
     
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  12. FocusV

    FocusV Manufacturer

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    Sorry unfortunately not! but in the future all streams will be youtube based so there will be a permanent record of it.

    I will be posting a bunch of stuff later today (glass photos, photos of the carrying case and packaging etc..)

    and I will also be announcing the pre-order details today as well.
    (very late today, playing catch up a bit today sorry guys!)
     
  13. FocusV

    FocusV Manufacturer

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    Ok,

    So this weekend i will be announcing the pre-sale on youtube so make sure to subscribe to our channel to get the notifications!

    https://tinyurl.com/ya6kvrpa

    Outside of that here are some photos with the different glass pieces:

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    THIS IS THE HELIX PIECE THAT WILL BE OFFERED AS THE UPGRADE!
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    THESE MOCKUPS ARE JUST FOR FUN AND NOT NECESSARILY WHAT WILL BE RELEASED.
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    HERE IS THE CARRYING CASE IT WILL COME IN INSIDE THE BOX

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  14. Fkn0wned

    Fkn0wned Well-Known Member

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    The helix glass upgrade looks nice, is the black and white two tone set in stone for the pre-sale orders?

    A basic all black would be cool to have a matte type not glossy or anything I mean it would be simpler to do also no?

    Maybe black with white power LEDs because I think there green as of now no, and a white power button that would be the little touch of color.
     
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  15. FocusV

    FocusV Manufacturer

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    I think one of the future editions will be all black with part of it having the grip type texture potentially as well. (all white buttons and lights would look pretty slick on that)

    The pre-sale units will be the black and white. It was my original design and i really wanted to see it through. I know not everyone will dig it haha but hopefully it will be good enough for people to get behind on the first run :)

    I am pretty stoked to come out with different variations. Any other concepts you guys would potentially like to see let me know and ill try to mock them up first for review!


    More Carta Carrying Case Photos:

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  16. Piffdexter

    Piffdexter New Member

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    You're about to steal alot of puffco peak owners if this more durable. I'm very interested
     
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  17. tylerj55

    tylerj55 Well-Known Member

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    @FocusV I was watching Rogers stream on IG the other day and he seemed really pissed about something and said it was going to be a fun year and insinuated there was going to be a lawsuit. Is that possibly about this device? I could see them being really upset about this device and the price point.
     
  18. biohacker

    biohacker 710 Cannasseur

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    Hopefully Puffco isn't pulling a Storz & Bickel! :lol: TBH, I couldn't see how a lawsuit wouldn't come out of this. IMO this is somewhat of a ripoff of the Peak "concept". :2c:
     
  19. FocusV

    FocusV Manufacturer

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    I can't speak to what puff-co intentions are. I know personally I'm not concerned about it. The heating system we use isn't necessarily a new concept (literally just a large pen chamber). The concept of glass attachment on a atomizer for dabbing purposes is nothing new (dates back almost 8 years now).

    Im sure when puffco developed the Puffco Plus pen, they didn't concern themselves with the larger companies who did it before them. heck they probably weren't met with any "ripoff" claims either haha :/
     
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  20. biohacker

    biohacker 710 Cannasseur

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    Hey man, just my opinion... and if S&B did it to Herbalizer, it's definitely possible. It almost looks like a Peak was taken apart in China and slightly re-engineered.

    Is there a youtube pre-release sale announcement happening today?
     
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  21. FocusV

    FocusV Manufacturer

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    haha no worries man just poking fun! and yes storz did it to a few companies actually like zephyr and arizer at one point i believe. Whatever happened with the herbalizer deal? its still for sale so I imagine its a closed case now?


    Yes there will be a you-tube stream today. I plan to address this puff-co deal head on today. I try not to shy away from potential issues :)
     
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  22. biohacker

    biohacker 710 Cannasseur

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    Herbalizer shut its doors, that's all I know.

    That's what keeps me so interested! :brow::tup:
     
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  23. szai

    szai Well-Known Member

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    I'm quite interested in this. Unfortunately I can't be in the beta release! I'm in the Caribbean ATM and on island break until 420, when I fly back home ins!
     
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  24. FocusV

    FocusV Manufacturer

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    Lucky duck! Enjoy the Caribbean!
     
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  25. szai

    szai Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I've been enjoying it a lot! Though I'm here for Medical school so it's less pleasure more work but it's amazing ma!
     
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