Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by VaporNinja, Jan 21, 2012.
Do we have an update on the certification process that the product was going through?
If you review his posts I don't think you'll see him claim that at all. He's just encouraging that perception. Since he works for a competitor (Storz & Bickel), and was posting here as a shill, smearing the rep of whatever vape he's posting about should be expected.
Certified by whom, for what purpose? Seems like I saw something posted by DaVinci about it, but since there are no organizations of an official nature that certify any vapes for any vapor related purpose, I don't know what it would be, unless they're paying for a UL listing.
I think it was the UL listing.
Actually, he does.
Not yet Slightly Medicated.
The LCD is on the opposite side of the vapor path and vents. The LCD is in a place where will not cause what you are saying. Please, take a second look and you will see that the LCD is clear of the vapor path.
That is not exactly true. The LCD sits in the same chamber of the device that the heater does. You can actually see the back of the LCD when you look through the air vent. When you inhale, while most of the air is new from the outside, some of that ambient hot air from inside the device (mingling with the LCD) is going to get sucked into the heater and your lungs too. That can't be avoided. The only way to prevent this 100% is to completely seal off the LCD from the heater.
I just gone my DV today and I have a question...
My unit has a very strong "new vape" smell. It smells exactly like the sole of a brand new sneaker. You know that smell you get when walking down the sneaker aisle at the shoe store. It's very distinct to me.
Anyway, I let it run 3 full cycles empty and gave it a rubdown with alcohol wipes. I could still smell it, but I decided to try a bowl anyway. During the bowl (vapes great, btw... I'd say almost as good as my Solo and better than the T1) I could definitely taste the smell still.
I'm thinking that the smell came from the foam packing in the box. The foam insert fucking reeks of that exact smell, so I'm hoping that it'll wear off of the DV over time?
I was expecting very little smell based on Max & JRR's comments, so I was a little suprised that it was even a noticable issue. Maybe they got their units with a different foam insert in the box? Max? JRR? Can you tell me about the packaging?
Other than that, the thing works as advertised. Feels solid and looks very sharp. I got about 12 really good pulls off of .12 and the ABV came out pretty even and the color that I like.
I think that it might be possible to smell this while still keeping the airpath seperate. What I mean is, just because you can smell something in the bottom half doesn't mean it is seeping into the airpath located in the upper portion of the unit.
How is this for group use?
I ask because right now I have only an MFLB and it's a pain in the ass for group sessions because of how much technique is involved in hitting it properly. Somebody ALWAYS ends up combusting enough of the weed that it reaks, ruins the flavor and isn't even worth adding to my ABV jar.
Is this the kind of thing I can just pass and say "Suck." and it'll work perfectly for them? Or will I have to teach them about draw speeds?
Very simple to use. I find slow, long draws to be ideal, but it's really impossible to do it wrong. It also uses convection so you don't need to wait between hits. I'd say the only problem with it in group use is it does have a pretty small bowl, you you might need to load a second for any more than 2-3 people.
It's pretty clear that this guy works for VapeWorld, but it is a decent review in some respects.
I apologize if this has been previously posted.
Whys this guy wearing sunglasses indoors... Those aren't hiding him from anyone.
Edit: He sounds like Dj Pauly D when you can't see him.
When hitting the DV, I can definitely taste more than just herb. However, it's quite subtle for me. The taste isn't as "pure" as my EQ, but it's MUCH less "plasticky" than an NO2 (I'm sure some of us still remember that fiasco).
Short answer, yes.
Long answer, "Draw deeply and slowly."
Well, I tuned off the lights, covered the LCD, and you are right I can 'barely' see a little blue light. Personally I think this is far enough from the air path that not much air, if any, is going to be drawn over the LCD. Air will follow the path of least resistance and route via the LCD seems implausible, however, if I was worried about it I may look elsewhere especially if it were something to keeping me up at night.
Yeah, it is a riot. On his blog he is recommending NO2 over the davinci for portability. That's just retarded.
Stu, you pretty much summed up how i felt about it. I think part of the problem is the foam in the box as well but the smell will subside faster in the next days, i still think i can smell it a tiny bit but my GF says i'm just imagining it now.
Thanks, Vorrange. I'll give it some time to hopefully wear off. I could see this becoming my main portable if it stopped smelling like Addidas.
From what i gather, it won't be as tasty as the TV but i prefer it to the LB since it maintains the flavour for longer and with no hassle at all, although i think the LB has more of those early fresh hits before the flavour becomes more caramel-like.
I picked up my da Vinci from a LHS today, I didn't get a recipt or anything does this affect warranty status?
I wouldn't think so, Pcpvapors. The DV rep on here has just said don't buy from e-bay/amazon.. And I really wish I'd read that before I ordered mine Hopefully, I'll be lucky and won't have to worry about that. The warranties work off your DV's serial number, as long as you have that you should be good!
Just smelled the hell out of my davinci, and lucky for me I am not smelling anything but ABV smell. I did open the davinci's box and WOW new car/rubber odor! It is coming from the thin rubber panel on the back of the foam cutout that holds the davinci. It has a very strong odor.
I'm glad it's not just me!
It's day #2 with my unit and the rubber smell has decreased quite a bit. My buddy didn't even notice it when trying it out today. I have a feeling that it will continue to diminish until it is no longer noticable.
Yeah, that foam insert must've imparted the smell onto the DV. I think they should re-think their packaging materials, or at least wrap the DV in plastic before putting it into the foam insert.
First impression plain and simple is that it's a much more portable solo, the hits are on par the only thing that's not quite there is taste but a flexistraw won't shatter and slice the hell out of you should a frisbee hit it (bad experience lol). I can't say anything about battery life or long term durability but it feels quite solid especially when compared to the Iolite. I'm happy with it this far.
You guys certain the taste is coming from the Da Vinci, and not the silicone straw? That was the only thing that really reeked about my DV when I got it. I washed that thing in ISO before use. The DV itself smelled 'new' on the outside, but not very strongly. The chamber itself, to me, seemed odorless.
Glad you're happy with your purchase! I am totally on board with you. This has been the wisest investment I've made as far as 420 accessories go(although, I don't have a desktop vape.)
The smell on my unit came from the rubbery coating and the rubber tip of the straw. There's no way to tell if the chamber smells (I don't think it does) because you can't sniff it without smelling the cover as well.
I'm pretty sure the culprit is the foam packing material that still fucking reeks.
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