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Ghost MV1

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by VCBud, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. darbarikanada

    darbarikanada Well-Known Member

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    eventually the truth comes out; a good reviewer's credibility counts for something, which is why people read their reviews, but if people's experiences don't match a positive review...

    take restaurants: if a new place gets a great review, people show up in droves, but - famously - someone who has a bad experience at a restaurant tells 7 people, but if they have a good one, they only tell 1. in the end, 'word of mouth' determines if the restaurant survives long-term.

    personally, I don't envy reviewers (of anything); you're bound to make a lot of enemies. just my $.02
     
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  2. Rollingstoned

    Rollingstoned Member

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    Hey all i am a Mighty and Volcano user, love them both dearly as my daily drivers
    I really like the Ghost MV1, it would be a good addition
    Judging by the few previous pages, it seems to me like there are still a lot of problems with the unit (like the haze square)
    Is this because it was realeased to quick and they didint have enough time to develop it?
    I have been thru 3 Mightys in 4 months so it seems like all these units failing could be bad luck? Lol
    Seems like the Ghost is the only other vape out there like the Mighty in terms of big clouds
     
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  3. acstorfer

    acstorfer Take My Money Dammit!

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    I have both the Mighty and the Ghost. It’s weird, the Ghost is my favorite, but if I could have only one it’s the Mighty. I do have some minor issue with the door, but other than that it runs wonderfully. While I’m sure there are some units out there that are faulty, I really think most of the “issues” are purely from people who don’t know what they’re doing. There’s a lot of technique with these convection vaporizers. Even with my Firefly 2 it still took me 36 hours to understand the Ghost. Well there is something with my batteries where one bar isn’t even close to power as three bars (I mean powerful to heat up crucible). With the two batteries and the quick charger this has never come close to being an issue. Also, because I bought used I can’t know for sure if the original owner initially charged the batteries correctly.

    It’s one of those things where when everything is perfect, it’s spectacular. It demolishes all other vaporizers. When one tiny thing is wrong, you wish you brought any other vaporizer with you. It’s an awesome vaporizer, you just really have to know it well to keep it running it’s best.
     
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  4. Foretwintee

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    Blah...sounds like there are still issues with MV1. I don't want to pay for something that is hit or miss.
     
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  5. Rollingstoned

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    I feel the mighty is so consistent every time, i just turn it on, you can hit it hard or slow, everytime you get a huge rip and one bowl last over 10 hits
    Maybe its the on demand convection that they havent perfected yet
    I would like to wait and see if they do fix all these issues
     
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  6. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for sharing. In answer to your statement -- "so don't!" ;) :D


    This is absolutely ridiculous. I love my Ghost, but there are plenty of convection & hybrid vapes that produce wonderful clouds. Check out any of the vapes that have been released in my Spoiler, even the ones that I want to try once. Most produce great vapor.
     
  7. acstorfer

    acstorfer Take My Money Dammit!

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    If I could only have one vaporizer it would be my Mighty, and it’s because of consistency. On demand convection tech is good, it’s just things have to be a certain way. For my Firefly 2 if you can’t inhale with quite a lot of force for six seconds minimum then don’t bother. For the Ghost you have to be able to inhale for 13 seconds minimum with whatever draw resistance you want or don’t bother. If I didn’t quit smoking I could never have inhaled that long for either vaporizers. First thing in the morning I can’t inhale that long. At the end of the night I like to just set it and forget it as well. For the Ghost the herb has to be fairly dry, it can’t be ground fine, the batteries (at least in my case) have to be topped off before the indicator says, and it has to be clean. It’s not crazy rules, and it’s worth it. Still though, only if I own other vaporizers so I don’t want to worry about that stuff every time I want to vape.

    I really don’t think it’s the tech at fault. I think people don’t realize the rules for on demand. The review videos don’t lie about the great results, but they are seriously hurting themselves and everyone involved when they make these things come across as perfect results the first time.

    I will say this though. After you pick up a Ghost every other vaporizer will feel like crap in hand. I hate picking up my Mighty. As great as it is, ergonomically speaking it’s a piece of shit. OSHA would ban them if they were office equipment.
     
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  8. Foretwintee

    Foretwintee Member

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    More reasons I'm happy with the Dynavap. Wet herb, dry herb, and everywhere in between. No finicky details of use.
     
  9. acstorfer

    acstorfer Take My Money Dammit!

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    I love my Dynavap M!!!!! I have a lap dog so if not for that I would have gladly gotten the titanium xl model and been done with it. I’m always very worried about dropping either the lighter or the Dynavap on Chewie and hurting him.
     
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  10. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    I inhale from 10 - 15 sec. depending on my breath at the moment.

    Since I always forget to take out my herb in advance to dry out. I just take it out of the jar w/ a boveda pack so my herb is on the moist side & I grind med. coarse, the same grind I use for all my vapes. I haven't had any issue using the Ghost with 2 batt lights. But yes, the top screen needs to cleaned with every crucible use.

    I think it's both.

    For me, the The Ghost feels wonderfully solid in hand. The quality of materials used is excellent. But, there are people who find it too heavy.
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2018
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  11. Mr Mellish

    Mr Mellish Well-Known Member

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    I get clouds after a 5-6 second draw, even at amber 2. I don’t have the Mighty but I’ve had two replacements on the Crafty. It’s a fine and reliable vape but I’ve never gotten anywhere near the flavor of the Ghost.

    As far as the top screen goes, I clean it once a week and haven’t had issues.
     
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  12. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    @Mr Mellish, w/o going back to your prior posts, what grind are you using & how dry?
     
  13. Mr Mellish

    Mr Mellish Well-Known Member

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    @Summer , my grind is probably a bit fluffy. Certainly not too fine. It’s a single stage grinder and I don’t have a lot of time for grinding. How how dry? All over the map. Drier seems better but this latest batch is a bit damp and seems ok. I will try to be more observant, since I’ve only put one load through and my battery was getting low.
     
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  14. MonsterWithoutBorders

    MonsterWithoutBorders Philosophim

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    Just received a new black chrome mv1 from the ghost realm and noticed that the version of firmware
    was 1.3.8. It wanted to update the firmware so I let it. Now the ghost is at 1.3.4. That does not seem
    good.
     
  15. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    There should be a fall back function to go to the prior firmware release. I have not heard of this happening before and the fall back might not get you back to 1.3.8. You can also try the firmward update function.

    Finally, if you have any questions (and I would) you can contact Ghost via their website or over on VLF.
     
  16. MonsterWithoutBorders

    MonsterWithoutBorders Philosophim

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    It was the update function of app that created this issue. I guess this is a warning to new ghost recipients to figure this out before letting the app have it's way with the ghost
     
  17. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Yes but have you tried running it again now that its at 1.3.4. It may look at the current rev level against what's available and actually do a proper upgrade. But...maybe not.

    Ghost will help you if you reach out to them.

    Best of luck. I have two MV1 and they work great for me and I hope everybody who owns one gets to enjoy the same experience.
     
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  18. Brewervapesalot

    Brewervapesalot Well-Known Member

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    Ghost had me return both my units for testing. They would have let me keep one and return one at time, but I've tested both and I'm just hoping for a repair or a new unit that works for me.
     
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  19. MonsterWithoutBorders

    MonsterWithoutBorders Philosophim

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    Got this answer

    Thanks for pointing this out. There is no difference in the 2 versions apart from some improvements in connectivity, however your experience points out an important point that I have failed to notice...
     
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  20. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    And that important point would be??
     
  21. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like they didn't have the latest firmware live via the app, so 'updating' did the opposite. Perhaps the first time it was reported/noticed...
    I wonder what improvements to connectivity were made, sounds interesting. Probably just related to Bluetooth
     
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  22. Brewervapesalot

    Brewervapesalot Well-Known Member

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    If you don't mind a plug in unit, get a Vapexhale Evo (or prior version Cloud).

    These units are on demand convection (after warming up) and there are NO rules to these units:

    --Pack doesnt matter so long as you can pull.

    --Temp doesnt matter, just set what you want. Obviously bigger clouds the higher the temp, but the highest temps taste amazing still. And low temps have big ass clouds too (bigger than most any MV1 cloud).

    --Pull strength doesnt matter (bongs require a little draw strength but that is just because youre pulling through water).

    --Cleanliness doesn't matter so as not clogged from not maintaining the crucibles/baskets at all for many loads.

    --Taste is better than Ghost MV1, and most any other vaporizer.

    --Clouds are the biggest in the business.

    I was hoping the MV1 would be like a battery operated Evo. It's not. It's great (when it works), but it is no Evo. Close on good draws, but usability, taste, maintenance, clouds, and every other category fall short.

    The only complaint I have with an Evo is some units whistle a bit. MV1 ain't silent though, so it's close to draw there. My cloud units do not whistle at all.

    If I had to have one vaporizer, it's an Evo/cloud all day, seven days a week, twice on Sunday. Way better than a MV1, volcano, mighty, etc, just not portable.

    Just read the forum on the Evo. The entire forum's posts, now, are basically people loving the units.... MV1, and most any other vaporizer, definately loses that category too.

    That all said, maybe your talking portable vaporizers??

    Hot draw is my main complaint with vapcap. It tickles/burns the throat. Using a flame is no longer my thing either around other people. Feels like a crack pipe because my wife and friends call my vapcaps "the crack pipe." Also, listening for the click is annoying and/or impossible with any social situation or moderate noise in the room.

    That said, however, I do really like these a lot when by myself. Totally like smoking a joint.

    Maybe I'll try one with water hooked up to cool the vapor... @Summer has focused my attention on an induction heater, so that could change things, I have to say..
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2018
  23. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    Baron, the answer he got was from ghostops.

    "Thanks for pointing this out. There is no difference in the 2 versions apart from some improvements in connectivity, however your experience points out an important point that I have failed to notice as I am generally living in the world of the Alpha testing app and have not picked up on this point yet from the production version."

    And the point being that for now, until Ghost corrects this issue, maybe you don't want to update your firmware to an older version?
     
  24. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    I think all of the connectitiviy stuff added had to do w Android.

    But wow, they didn’t have the latest on their upgrade server?? :o
     
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  25. acstorfer

    acstorfer Take My Money Dammit!

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    Holy schmoly freaky moly!

    I came into some herb that was vacuum sealed in 2016. Here’s the thing, while it has dried out it is oozing with stickiness. It isn’t brittle at all, it’s just sticky. This stuff was bred for the Ghost! Huge rips and the Ghost is just an awesome on demand vape when all stars align. This herb is perfect for this. I think I’d get huge clouds on one if I wanted to. This stuff still tastes and smells yummy.
     
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