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Discussion in 'Upcoming and Unreleased Portable Vaporizers' started by VegNVape, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. VegNVape

    VegNVape Acorn Electron 32K Company Rep

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    Well let's kick things off then shall we . . . ?
    Release date is currently set to April 2020 and it appears that preorder reservations are still available for $99 here:
    https://www.grasshoppervape.com/store/product/electric-blue-grasshopper/

    [​IMG]

    I know I'm definitely looking forward to this . . . . so I guess I may as well settle in and enjoy the ride.

    :peace:
     
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  2. buckhakeesah

    buckhakeesah Well-Known Member

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    Is this what they are calling the new Hopper that was on preorder?
     
  3. caseball2051

    caseball2051 Well-Known Member

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    Will this be using a proprietary battery like the current grasshopper?
     
  4. VegNVape

    VegNVape Acorn Electron 32K Company Rep

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    Yes it is.

    :peace:
     
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  5. Hopper Labs

    Hopper Labs Manufacturer

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    The cell with be a new revision, GHB3 with some internal improvements but same can size.
     
  6. DelaSheck

    DelaSheck Well-Known Member

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    Will the GHB3 work on the original?
     
  7. Hopper Labs

    Hopper Labs Manufacturer

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    Yup
     
  8. Shit Snacks

    Shit Snacks Milaana. Lana. LANA. LAANAAAAAA

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    Woah! Did not see this coming...

    I'm a little disappointed to see it is still designed like a pen (clicker tricker instead more traditional button that is easier to press and quieter, more room for body and mouthpiece to stay cool with more vapor cooling) however it sounds like there will be plenty of improvements!

    I was an early pre-order of the original, once they were opened up after the original crowdfunding campaign, this will satisfy me as I had high hopes for that one that could not quite be met, but fuck I am still interested in this IO! $99 certainly sounds like a deal to me...

    Will all of them be colored black? Or will there be options? Any other kind of improvements and accessories that we can expect to see too? Some sort of cooling mouthpiece perhaps?
    (It's a shame that loading the mouthpiece as the chamber never worked out in the final designs)

    Somebody try to talk me out of jumping in all over again please? :lol:

    Edit: just clicked and read the link, seems The $99 is only a deposit, stainless steel will cost a total of $255 while titanium is $295 apparently... I guess that makes it easier to hold off for me :rofl: but I am still very curious!

    Also, @VegNVape I've missed you brother!
     
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  9. muunch

    muunch hotboxing the cockpit

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    @Hopper Labs

    I know others have mentioned that they believe the max temp of the original 'hopper to be higher than is stated, or perhaps there is a large variance max temp among units. Most of this speculation is due to the color of ABV after a session, which I don't think is particularly indicative of much. Do you have any ways to verify/confirm the max temps reached in operation?

    Very much looking forward to this. I have not been this enthusiastic about a device since my OG tubo I think.
     
  10. ChooChooCharlie

    ChooChooCharlie Well-Known Member

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    why bother with red and blue?

    we have instant Karma now
     
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  11. lookhigh

    lookhigh FC member

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    $99 is only a deposit. Small print needs to be read.
    I must say i do not like this trying to trick people at all.
     
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  12. anasrzi

    anasrzi Well-Known Member

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    Looks slick in black, still love my original hopper I got preowend (in exchange for a vap cap) a while back, not failed me yet and everyone who's had a go loves it too.
     
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  13. VegNVape

    VegNVape Acorn Electron 32K Company Rep

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    Aw thanks @Shit Snacks - I've missd you too my man. And it's nice to be back & to see so many friendly (old!) faces ;)

    Yeah sorry guys (@lookhigh) - my bad for not making it clear in the original post that the $99 is for a reservation spot only - the unit itself will cost $255 for SS and $295 for the Ti version. So the $99 is just a deposit leaving the remainder of the balance to pay when the device is available.

    I really don't think Hopper Labs are trying to trick anyone over this - the full price is right there on the same page as where you pay your deposit :2c:

    :peace:
     
  14. btka

    btka Well-Known Member

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    I think Io is not black it will be same as normal ghs... it is only the foto darkned...
     
  15. VegNVape

    VegNVape Acorn Electron 32K Company Rep

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    Yep, @anasrzi the image in the promo appears to be a standard Hopper (albeit with white lights) in shadow, not a black Hopper as first thought.

    Thanks to @Cheesequake for the image below which was posted in the original Hopper thread . . .

    [​IMG]
    :whoa:

    So who knows what the final finish will look like. Any hints yet @Hopper Labs? :)

    :peace:
     
  16. Grepper

    Grepper Truth to prevail

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    You'd have to be out of your mind to pre order the IO considering the history of this company.

    Make me eat my words hopperlabs
     
  17. VegNVape

    VegNVape Acorn Electron 32K Company Rep

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    @Grepper - perhaps you're right, or maybe we're just happy to try to help one of the (imo) most exciting and innovative vaporizer manufacturers on the planet succeed in bringing an amazing device to the people.

    Personally, I think this kind of thing is only for those who have the patience to deal with the wait, along with a rather forgiving mindset - after all, shit happens but who cares if you can roll around and enjoy it like a dirty ol' dog! Plus, a selection of other vapes to tide you over if things go awry is pretty damn essential too.

    To be fair, people have been telling me I'm out of my mind on the regular for various different reasons for years, but I'm pleased to say I've generally never paid them too much attention because here I am, still vaping my herbs, eating my greens & recycling my rubbish.

    Each to their own I guess.
    This is what we want to see! :tup:

    :peace:
     
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  18. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    Yep, he is right, may have been innovators when it first came out but it still looks the same...and that battery setup how many years later?:disgust:
     
  19. Alex3oe

    Alex3oe Accessory Maker

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    proprietary cells are a no go :(
     
  20. elykpeace

    elykpeace exVASted

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    The hopper iou. :rant::worms:
     
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  21. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

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    But even when it was not RMA'ed countless times, and it finally worked, didn't nearly all the hopper owners say unanimously that its vapor path was too short and the vapor harsh and hot?

    :shrug:

    That's the first thing I would be curious about, did they improve that primordial aspect?
     
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  22. Cheesequake

    Cheesequake MDE Never Dies

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    I love absolutely every single thing about the hopper when it works. Clearly a lot of other people do too or they wouldnt still be in business after the multitude of problems they've had over the last 5 or 6 years.
    :lol:
     
  23. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

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    I guess, as usual online, we hear the critics louder than the supporters then. Because I swear I read the criticism about the hot and harsh vapor more often than the praise, failure rate issues set aside.
     
  24. Andreaerdna

    Andreaerdna If God is the answer, then the question is wrong

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    When you have troubles time flows slowly
    First hopper out to customers was on june 2015, so it only has 3 years and half
     
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  25. mixchu69

    mixchu69 Well-Known Member

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    Yea, that were the early complaints. Why make such a portable device need a water tool or j-hook. I would like to see something like an adaptation of the nub from lamart or simrell vortex to clip/screw on to the grasshopper, making it one piece and easy to pocket
     

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