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Discussion in 'ABV' started by ThatDude, Jul 7, 2014.

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  1. ThatDude

    ThatDude New Member

    Hello i currently have a mflb and i like it but i want to be able to get higher , will the ascent be odor like the mflb and will it conserve weed just as good as the mflb, does it cook like the pax and make the entire area smell? is it worth keeping both my mflb and the ascent?
  2. max

    max Out to lunch

    Controlling odor is mostly about keeping your exhaled vapor to a minimum and keeping your unit clean. If there's too much odor you can blame yourself, not the vaporizer.

    Unless you're going to count 'votes' and go with the highest total, nobody can answer that question but you. It's purely subjective. If you buy another portable and find that you don't use the LB anymore, then that answers your question.
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  3. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

    Left Coast

    However, the design of some vapes makes them 'leak smells' more than others. I think it's fair to say Ascent is near the top of this list? Many have commented on it, I personally take little note but tend to agree based on my fairly brief testing of Nigel's spare Ascent. I think the general idea is there's areas that really defy cleaning (like the bottom of the bowl and grill areas) and there is virtually no obstruction to smells drifting out the bottom of the vape at any point you're not hitting it.

    If smell in storage and operation is a major issue, I suggest careful reading of the Ascent thread is in order before laying your money down. IMO it has a (no doubt earned) reputation for smell you might want to avoid?

    IMO it's not in the same league efficiency wise, but I don't think that was a design goal either.

  4. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

    On Air
    Honnestly, if by mistake you blow inside the Ascent instead of sucking, yes, some vapor can escape by the bottom, but it's the same vapor you would exhale anyways...

    I'm able to use the Ascent at the office, windows closed and most of the time nobody even notice. And outdoors unless you stand under 1m away from me precisely when I exhale, there's no chance you can spot what I'm doing.

    In fact, it smells way more when I open the jar to fill the bowl...there's no perfect stealth device, the herbs we use are definitely smelly.

    That being said, convection vapes like the FF or FW tend to smell less, the Ascent would be closer to the Pax yes. Being mostly conduction, if you let it cook for some time, vapor builds up and can start leaking. You're not supposed to let it cook alone for too long though, battery life being pretty limited on these portable devices (plus the fact that the longer you wait the more they get hot, and the more it damages the batteries) so even if they can do long sessions fine, they tend to force you to shorten them and consume at a faster pace.
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2014
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