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Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by natural farmer, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Pipes

    Pipes The guy with the Afterthoughts Accessory Maker

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    Thanks Flash, I believe I'm finding myself falling off the fence.
    Is it still valid to mention I'm a FC'er?

    Also, was just googling around about possible auto/preset control and found this MIDI series programmable ecig.
    Found it an entertaining read. Can't believe they want to charge for different set programs for the device.
    IMO, shows what lies around the corner here.

    Thanks guys for clarifying,
    Pipes
     
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  2. Tweek

    Tweek Well-Known Member

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    If you get the FV Pipes, we can be the only FlashVapers in town.
     
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  3. FlashVAPE

    FlashVAPE ...fast and efficient ! http://flashvape.com Manufacturer

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    ... still good!
     
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  4. Pipes

    Pipes The guy with the Afterthoughts Accessory Maker

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    I'm sitting on the screen, deciding on what colour. Decisions, decisions.......
    What colour did you get? Any particular reason?

    EDIT:

    Just one more question. I promise?:evil:
    Is there a place the mouthpiece stores on-board?
     
  5. FlashVAPE

    FlashVAPE ...fast and efficient ! http://flashvape.com Manufacturer

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    no, unfortunately there isn't.... there simply was not enough room to design an on-board storage for the draw tube, while keeping the FV's streamline and sleek outer shape.
     
  6. Tweek

    Tweek Well-Known Member

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    I have the black and I love it. The silver looks pretty cool though...very futuristic. I know they have a gun metal come out as well sometime in the future.
     
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  7. Pipes

    Pipes The guy with the Afterthoughts Accessory Maker

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    Well just ordered the black. Had the silver in my sites and last second switch to black. :freak:
     
  8. FlashVAPE

    FlashVAPE ...fast and efficient ! http://flashvape.com Manufacturer

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    ... black is always a classic favourite!
     
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  9. LeTchen

    LeTchen A toute vapeur ! Retailer

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    Black for me too.... more stealth ;)
     
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  10. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    The FV makes me feel as though I could do anything I wanted with it with a little technique except vape oils. It has the heat but I don't think the double screen will work the way it does with kief. I think I mentioned that the two screen system means you can use kief with no fear, because the removable screen protects the heater screen by catching any clogging and is trivial to clean with ISO.

    It's true that the FV rarely needs cleaning, but when you do have to clean, it's really quick and easy. I did it the first time I tested to combustion to see if it got rid of the burnt taste. I didn't know at the time how long the taste would linger. Turns out that it doesn't really. The swivel cap filter is pretty fine and catches some ash if you combust. Clean that and presto! This screen is the highest maintenance part of the FV. I have to brush it clear after every load, demanding I know. I think when you say you haven't cleaned it you're not counting brushing this screen, because otherwise you'd be plugged solid.

    Not in the GTA, though ;)

    I got the Classic Silver because I think it has more of the steampunk look. If the Gun Metal had been available I would have gotten that. You've seen my Imgur album, right?

    When you get it I know you'll immediately feel that you owe us a large debt but please, nothing more expensive than a Rolex. I can't speak for Tweek but I do this mostly as a public service.
     
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    poonman Well-Known Member

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    Hey FV ,
    Sorry if this has been asked already , I couldn't find the info on your site .

    How many special sized screens does it come with ?
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    How much are the replacement screens ?

    tia
     
  12. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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  13. Pipes

    Pipes The guy with the Afterthoughts Accessory Maker

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    Very nice vid Vito, can't wait now. Got my confirmation from PO already, pretty sweet.
    Pipes
     
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  14. JoeKickass

    JoeKickass Well-Known Member

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    My reaction:
    1st hit: That was a tiny exhale...
    2nd hit: Where's the exhale?
    3rd hit: hahaha now that's what I'm talking about!

    As the smoke billows I swear I felt time slow down, internet video contact high! :ko:
     
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  15. Shad0w

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    How do you get the technique down? I don't seem to be getting the feel for it...I'm either combusting or not reaching the good vapor production...I feel kinda dumb...I think it's also the psychological effect of not seeing ton of smoke like I used to.. This is my intro into the world of vaping!


    It would be so awesome if there were videos demonstrating these techniques :p
     
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  16. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Yup, that's about it all right. Baits you right in with a lame hit or two and that grin......

    Classic Vitolo for sure, not sure about the sound track? Nice hat, too.

    OF
     
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  17. Pipes

    Pipes The guy with the Afterthoughts Accessory Maker

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    I think that was method 2 (the tweek), no? Vitolo?
    Looks like you were saving it up.

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    OF Well-Known Member

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    There is no secret technique, IMO. You need to learn to control it. In that respect this is probably a poor choice for a 'learner vape', especially if you have poor self restraint. Start 'cloud chasing and you're SOL in my experience. There's a very narrow band of conditions it'll work at all well in, you have to control that well or should probably try a different sort of vape.

    That said, I'd suggest you strictly follow the 'factory instructions. Strictly. Fresh (or reasonably so) herb, well ground and dry more than covering the bottom but less than half deep. Fresh or nearly so battery. Shake between hits. Let it cool a bit between hits. You want the same starting and running conditions, right?

    Power up for exactly 5 seconds. Not 4 or 6, as close to the same 5 seconds each time. I count down: 5, 4, 3, and so on. Then drop the power and draw slowly. After say 10 seconds go again. This time some heat will remain so the same 5 seconds will take you hotter a bit. Shake between hits. Second or third such hit should start to taste some. The next will taste even more. That second or maybe the third should also start THC vapor production. You should start seeing faint 'smoke', really vapor, increasing over the next several hits. Stick strictly to five seconds until you can run bowl after bowl this way to light brown color that produces much lower than peak vapor and 'tastes different'. Do not press on if you taste 'burnt popcorn' sort of taste, even to a very minor bit. That taste may be all the warning you get before combustion.

    As I said, it's not my first choice for learning about vapor because it's so powerful. I strongly suggest following the above (boring) routine and leaving 'power user' techniques until you've mastered the basic machine. After that, more advanced techniques will not only be a lot easier to take on but one or more might seem natural to you by then?

    Your call. Good luck.

    OF
     
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  19. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I made the sound track using synthesized tones on the Imac garage band.
    @Shad0w
    If I used the micro hit technique, I would have done a dozen sips for that result.
    that was a standard FV hit triple.
    I depressed button 5 seconds, and released and in one pull sipped the vapor, and held it as I shook... repeated the breath.. etc.. for 3 standard hits, "gathered"
     
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  20. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    First thing I noticed! Love the hat Vitolo :)
     
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  21. FlashVAPE

    FlashVAPE ...fast and efficient ! http://flashvape.com Manufacturer

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    Hi tia,

    The FV comes with 1 replaceable screen already installed in the kit, but.....

    ( *DING*DING* LIMITED TIME FC SPECIAL! )

    just mention you are a FC member in the NOTE section when you checkout on our site http://flashvape.com, and we will include 2 *FREE* additional screens with your purchase! Also, for a limited time, shipping is FREE for FC members!

    The replacement screens are affordably priced (at just under $10 for a pair), as with all our parts and accessories. You can always keep a few spares around!

    As many FV owners on this forum will tell you, the FlashVAPE does not disappoint!

    ps.. hope you guys like the sound effect for the FC special! :)
     
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  22. FlashVAPE

    FlashVAPE ...fast and efficient ! http://flashvape.com Manufacturer

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    Vaping will not produce the same kind of effect when you exhale as smoking, since the vapor is much thinner than smoke produced through burning. Thus, you may be right to assume that some psychological effect is involved if you are having the same kind of expectations.

    If you use the simple method as described in the manual, you are essentially taking in thinner amounts of vapor as compared with the more advanced methods as described earlier, (the "Pak" method, the "Tweek" method, the "LB" method...). Nevertheless, you WILL get vaped all the same, and fast, even with the "simple" method. The best way to avoid reaching combustion when using the simple method is to keep a mental count of how many seconds before you reach combustion with a trial of error type approach (timing may be slightly different for each user based on the type of material you are vaping), and keep your power-on time within this limit. This may take a little practice, but you will get the technique down with some use.

    One of the easier advanced method of getting bigger clouds for the beginner flashvaper is the LB method, whereby you press and hold the power-on button for 2-3 seconds until vapor starts to form (which you can see coming up through the top window or out the side vent holes), then you start to draw right away, with the power still on, while adjusting your draw speed to match the desired amount of vapor being produced (the faster you daw, the quicker the air-flow through the heating element to cool down the acceleration of heat and vapor being produced). The key here is to find the perfect match of the speed of the inhale to the amount of vapor, so that an equalibrium is reached whereby the FV is continuously producing the desired amount of vapor, without reach combustion.

    Pak, Tweek, hope you guys dont mind if I coin FV techniques after you alumnis of the FV acadamy! ;) If anyone else has different advanced methods which they'd like to share, we'd be happy to do the same!
     
  23. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    Learning to vapourize using the FV is like learning to drive in a Porsche GT3 or fly in an F-18. You can do it but it's so much harder.

    I agree with your analysis. That is how I approached it, I mastered the basic method and built on it. I think that at some point you bond with the FV and suddenly you just know when to take your thumb off the button. It will take longer for a novice to get there for sure, but the reward is worth the journey.

    My fees are quite reasonable.
     
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  24. FlashVAPE

    FlashVAPE ...fast and efficient ! http://flashvape.com Manufacturer

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    Another way to look at it is getting a Porsche GT3 for the price of a Volkswagon Beatle :) We want the FV to be a "people's vape" and to put the FV in the hands of as many users as possible... thus we have priced the unit as low as we possibly can. Please help us spread the word.

    .....Enjoy!
     
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  25. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I see 3 or 4 patients a week, at my home that want to see all the choices at their disposal.
    I proudly display the FV as "patient friendly", and as a good tool, with great backing/support.
    More specifically I am pleased to let them know how easy the thing is on the pocket.
    I also feel great pride in telling them that we here at FC.com are the 1st to meet FV and to talk amongst the vapor community as family.
    You bet we are going to get this unit into user's hands!
     

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