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DHgate orbiter glass?

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by VanCough, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. VanCough

    VanCough Environmentalist

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    As the title suggests I'm looking for a link to a magic flight launch box orbiter style glass bubbler being sold on DHgate.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    might want to ask on the cheap bubbler glass thread...
     
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  3. mmafighterthe25

    mmafighterthe25 Well-Known Member

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    Is dhgate worth it. Has anyone bought anything off there what is it Chinese knock off stuff
     
  4. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    I've got 4 bubblers from there from three different sellers ... they work fine though I'm no glass snob and could care less about logos and such
    d020 x 2
    d020-D
    and a fab tank
    http://www.dhgate.com/product/2015-feb-newest-glass-bong-9-quot-inches/247499767.html

    the tank works best to slow draw the goodness, the other bubblers are more open in their draw
     
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    Melting Pot Sick & Twisted

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  6. VanCough

    VanCough Environmentalist

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    Thanks for trying to help, the idea is to find a cheaper version of the orbiter so that one is too expensive and I might as well just get an original one.

    Anyway, I've found the orbiter for £55 so I doubt I'll do better than that.
     
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  7. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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    Love my Orbiter, it's a lot smaller than it appears in pictures.

    I'm not a whip fan so I asked @Oregonglassblower to make me a custom stem with flared mouthpiece.
     
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  8. muunch

    muunch zzzzz

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  9. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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  10. muunch

    muunch zzzzz

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    Sweet. Orbiter has been something I've been thinking about for a while and I'm not one for whips either. Not too happy with my recent dhgate purchase so maybe this'll help. Thanks man, sweet setup! Also nice pic
     
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  11. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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    Cheers bud, not very happy with the camera on my phone. I was hoping for something considerably sharper but then I guess you get what you pay for and I paid for a cheapo UMI @ £180. But I digress....

    So the Orbiter offers:
    • Minimal diffusion to avoid affecting the flavour
    • Stability due to the stand
    • Is easy to clean - I just fill mine with ISO, show a cork in each 14mm GonG join and warm up in a waterbath. Leave for 15 min, pour ISO back into the bottle (use a funnel), rinse and repeat as required. - Every 3-5 days depending upon how lazy I'm feeling. I do not use cranberry extract or citric acid either.
    • Is small and dinky so easy to put away
    • Solid glass as well, doesn't feel delicate
    Works well with my OmniVap+VonG stem as well.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention my stem is 5" long, I also got one at 6.5" long but I much prefer the shorter stem.
     
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  12. throwawaytre3s

    throwawaytre3s Well-Known Member

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    DHgate itself is just a website for vendors to sell their wares on. Think of it like a chinese wholesale ebay. Some vendors just allow people to buy individual units, sometimes there's a minimum buy of 2 at a time in the case of small adapters and things like that. Most of these vendors are alright, and there's a fairly good collection of names and vendors you can browse in the china glass thread, of vendors who sell good glass. Sunshine Store comes to mind, I've personally used them several times on DHgate and was never disappointed. The glass was always as described, functioned well, and was sufficiently thick, and it was always cheap. I paid $40 for a rig that would have gone for at least $100 even in my cheapest local headshop. Granted it took three weeks to get here, but that's what you expect when you're getting free shipping on a slow boat from china. What's funny is that it actually usually moves through China fairly quickly, and transit doesn't take too long either. Once you see it hit US customs, and subsequently USPS, that's when the real waiting game begins, but it just takes time.

    As for it being knock off glass, some of it is, but they're the same exact pieces you mostly find in local headshops, who usually order from DHgate, or a similar platform. Sometimes they have crappy logos on them, but so do the ones at the headshop. I personally prefer my glass without anything on it at all, so I prefer import glass because it's usually at least available in an unmarked option.

    Edit: Also on topic, has anyone found an orbiter on DHgate, even if it's free standing on it's own?
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2017
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