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Epicvape EV-1/EV-2

Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by ACE OF VAPE, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Professor Pickles

    Professor Pickles New Member

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    I got my EV-2 on Christmas Eve just before we were about to head out of town, what a wonderful treat! I ordered a bunch of accessories (direct draw, extra whip kit, epik) so I won't have any immediate needs.

    The EV-2 is a beautiful, display worthy piece of art. I love the eloquent design and the natural wood finish. Andy's beliefs on clean and sustainable production closely match my own and so I am proud to have a work like this in my home.

    This vaporizer is one part of my transition from combustion. While I don't have a ton of experience vaporizing I did my research and feel like I have made educated decisions so far. With that disclaimer, here are my thoughts on the EV-2:

    * Get the direct draw stem for a super smooth combustion to vaporization transition. Hitting with the direct draw stem feels to me like hitting a small bubbler. Very intuitive. I pull the stem out after my hit to simulate a carburetor effect.
    * I am impressed with the efficiency of this device but some of that is because I recently switched from combustion. I can get 4-5 solid hits from what would normally burn in 1 with my hitter. I have had good success with all sizes of loads but prefer to keep things loose instead of packing. I like loading with the "straw method".
    * The default whip provides a cooler/smoother hit than the direct draw stem and can be handy for a group. I don't use it that often because I prefer the more compact direct draw system.
    * When I am done vaping I pop the aromatherapy bowl on and walk away. Convenience!

    I am currently looking into GonG attachments and will update here if I find something that works for me better than what has already been mentioned.

    Overall this vape is going to play a huge part in me staying combustion free. It is my daily driver and quite the work horse.

    It was a pleasure reading through this thread to understand the history of the device and how far it has come, picking up some good knowledge along the way. Thanks for making such a wonderful vape Andy!
     
  2. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    PP, an 18/18 male/male joint should work.
     
  3. Professor Pickles

    Professor Pickles New Member

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    Thanks kingofnull.

    I am trying to find something has an easily replaceable screen setup. Some kind of a hybrid between the attachments below that I can pop the thimble screen on and stick between the EV-2 and a water device.

    Has anyone seen a device that combines these in some way?
    * Aqua Lab Tech 18mm
    * Vapor whip with quick change screen

    I seem to recall running across something like what I am thinking of during my journeys through the internet over the last month but can't find what's in my mind. Maybe someone here can kick me in the right direction.
     
  4. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    Someone recently had one custom blown. I forget who at the moment, but fishbone was the artist. Mind you it was a large order, not sure just one item would be sufficient. You could always find someone local though
     
  5. 559stonerr

    559stonerr Well-Known Member

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    Man it seems like ages since i've had my epic vape :uhoh: sent it in dec 14th and have yet to receive it. Andy said he would get it out last friday but came home today with again with no package waiting for me:( Vaping isnt the same without the epic! it's my daily driver

    edit: Vaping isnt epic
     
  6. Hammerzeit

    Hammerzeit Well-Known Member

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    Finally got my video done. Sorry for the delay, youtube ate my last three attempts. :doh: Going to see if I can get a bong set up going and get some footage of clouds. :science:

    edit: bong run!
     
  7. 559stonerr

    559stonerr Well-Known Member

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    Just received my unit today and i am very happy! andy threw in an extra whip kit which is awesome because i needed it. i am currently vaping some mmj banana and it is KILL! epic provides incredibly tasty hits..EPICLY VAPED!Great video review hammerzeit! You and I both love the epic! It is a vaporizer that replaces all your other ones :) I found that using small glass bubblers or bongs work best with the epic. "AHHHH SHITTTTTT" I still do this! Lol!
     
  8. kingofnull

    kingofnull ace

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    Fucking great vids Hammerzeit! Are you in the Great North?

    Wishing I had jumped on the EV-2 band wagon back when. Here's hoping the E-Nano makes me just as happy as the EV has made you guys.
     
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  9. slowandsteady

    slowandsteady Member

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    What is the temperature range of the dial located on the underside of the unit?
     
  10. Ed's TnT

    Ed's TnT Woodsman Manufacturer

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    Not sure the temp range, the normal setting is great but boost is the shit!
     
  11. ManicMaurice

    ManicMaurice Well-Known Member

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    I'm also not sure what the temp range is, but if it helps I keep mine around 12 o'clock.
     
  12. 559stonerr

    559stonerr Well-Known Member

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    Personally I find myself using boost 90% of the time. The size and density of clouds are alot bigger than normal. Although with boost mode the vapor is slightly harsher compared to normal.

    Edit: when I do use "normal" it is for the first 2-3 hits only, the flavor is incredibly pure..
     
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  13. Professor Pickles

    Professor Pickles New Member

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    I don't use boost too often because I am scared about forgetting to turn it off :) How do you guys remember? Do you know what the risks are of leaving boost on for an extended period of time?

    edit: I [use] boost about 10% of the time, usually to speed up a session when I am about to head out the door or when with a group
     
  14. 559stonerr

    559stonerr Well-Known Member

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    No major consequences that ive encountered personally
     
  15. green2brown

    green2brown Well-Known Member

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    I've searched and searched to no avail: Can anyone give some comparisons between the EV-2 and the Underdog? How does the vapor production compare?
     
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  16. slowandsteady

    slowandsteady Member

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    You should probably seek Ed's advice on this one. I think he has used both.
     
  17. Ed's TnT

    Ed's TnT Woodsman Manufacturer

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    I am sorry I cant be of any help here as I do not have an UD.
     
  18. slowandsteady

    slowandsteady Member

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    Ah yes, I got the UD confused with the HI. Maybe you can compare the EV-2 to the HI at some point.
     
  19. mmafighterthe25

    mmafighterthe25 Well-Known Member

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    so which is the better of the two ev-2. cause i saw someone comparing a normal car to a luxury car. which is the luxury an better preformer ev-2. also how is it against the ud, im looking for a log effient on i have home units. i had rockzap sss an its alright i only got two hits maybe 3 small ones, im a big guy need lots vapor.
     
  20. Ed's TnT

    Ed's TnT Woodsman Manufacturer

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    The EV2 is so much more of a vape than the HI, it can handle alot more herb and the hits are heartier IME. You can use a whip with the thing where you dont with the HI. You dont have to wait a while for it to heat up, a couple minutes is all it takes and your off!
     
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  21. mephisto

    mephisto Well-Known Member

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    Gotta second Ed's opinion. Neither my UD, or my HI ever produced the copious vapor released by the EV-2. They were smaller, more exotic, less effective to my head. I was really anticipating the arrival of the nano. This excitement was quickly put to rest by the EV-2, I dig the larger footprint, and the set it and forget it temp adjustment. The direct draw wand will handle anything you throw at it. Caution! I have gotten real close to combusting when the wand was totally full. Take the time and find your sweet spot in regards to temp setting.
     
  22. slowandsteady

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    Is there any possible way of getting this adapter from you for use with PD stems? Pretty please!
     
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  23. kushcabbage

    kushcabbage vapor nerd

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    would this or the ev-2 be the choice for when my only piece of glass I'd like to run it through is a 18.8mm direct inject male joint? Do both come with that cool basket screen set like the cloud? A mini cloud would be bad ass if I could put a basket of bud in my DI dave goldstein and put the epic vape on top and be away. Solo stems too small? Or would those work for the nano? Thanks just now getting into log vapes :)

    edit: I see on epicvape site , that the direct draw stem does not fit nano. What kind of glass adapters work with the nano? There are no pictures on the site.
     
  24. slowandsteady

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    The EV-2 definitely comes with what EpicVape calls an "El-Bowl". We'll have to wait for a couple of days until folks start receiving their Nano to know whether there is a way to use the el-bowl with it. You can always ask Andy as well: andy@epicvape.com
     
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  25. Ed's TnT

    Ed's TnT Woodsman Manufacturer

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    I see ya dug up the adapter I made when I first got the EV2. I am sure I could do ya something. Shoot me an msg and lets talk about it.
     

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