Discussion in 'ABV' started by BigDaddyVapor, Oct 31, 2012.
All I have to say is...
I better get a Christmas card from Mike.
Sam's tasty beta downstem in the monster of glass, my Leviathan. These two pieces were destined to be together.
Was hoping to get a good milk shot... but at least you get to see the percs fire. This is actually with very little effort on the pull. Usually, I have to coach these guys on the pull, for vapor. With this piece, its sometimes hard to convince them to just hit it like combusting (in this case, of vape/glass combo).
I've been really picking on Mike lately. Great guy to work with, always quick to respond and he even replied to me on a Sunday, wasn't expecting that.
I've ordered a 4 1/2" showerhead, 14mm to 14mm angled extender, 14 to 18mm male angled extender, custom 18mm female mouthpiece like jamphanband's, and a custom 14mm whip attachment like this:
Can't wait to see what he comes up with. The one pictured above (Vapor Brothers) has a 7mm opening, so my SSV whip doesn't fit real well. Mike said he would make my 14mm with 9.5mm tubing, which is pretty close to the SSV's inner diameter (3/8").
As expressed earlier and in keeping with the good vibes of this thread, I can report a very smooth transaction dealing with Mike. He promptly confirmed my order with an email, and as promised my package was delivered today...Thanks Mike! The quality of the glass is very good and I am very satisfied with my purchase and the service received.
Another +1 for Mike here. He responded to several questions of mine Sunday night, each within half an hour. He also gave me a real nice deal on a multiple item purchase. The turnaround time is impressive too...seems he blows the glass and ships it out within one day or so. Very highly recommended.
Mike's whip adaptors are THICK on the tubing. Don't know the dimensions, but its a very tight, hard to get on, experience.
Thanks for starting this thread BDV!
I've order from OregonGlassBlower on a couple of occasions and was very happy with the quality and prompt fulfillment. I'd definitely order from him again.
I bought a 18/14 10 slit showerhead downstem and glass stopper from OregonGlassBlower last Sunday night. (The 18/14 wasn't even a listed item but he said he could make it no problem.) Not only did he give me an even better price for buying two things at once, but he sent me an ice pinch snapper bowl as a free gift as well!!!! Shipping was extremely fast.
I can't say I've ever dealt such an awesome merchant. The work is awesome too. I won't be going to anyone else for my glass accessories.
I never claimed to be a good photographer:
I'm interested in how all of this works out especially the custom 14mm whip attachment (as I have the same vape and glass combo). I'm debating between this and the 7th floor adapter. I suspect I would prefer the more downward angle shown in the pic.
Here it is:
compared to the SSV WPA
I also have a straight 14mm one:
I'm still experimenting on which of the top two I like the most. When my vape is even with my bubbler, I prefer the downward angle much more. The straight one is my least favorite, I only use it for the GBD's mouthpiece adapter.
Damn that thing is massive (adapter from Mike). I think he only knows one size with them. BIG/HEFTY and built like a friggin' tank.
My straight 14mm adapter is the same way, except fatter.
I asked this in the vapor accessories thread but this might be a better place: has anyone tried the 18mm ti nail from OGB? Seems to be the best price on what I would assume is a legit Grade 2 ti nail.
Thanks very much Tweak for posting these pics. I suspect I'll be using my SSV even or below the bubbler and suspect I too will prefer Mike's.
But first, I'd like to know a bit about its usage compared to the 7th floor one. How is the fit of the tubing and how difficult is it getting the tubing on Mike's? (The graduated angle of the green glass on the 7th Floor seems preferred for sliding on the tubing vs the long cylinder of Mike's). How is the GOG fit and what is it like using it? Any other impressions? Perhaps a picture of each setup with whip and SSV, both with vape and bubbler at same base height ... (Excuse my nitpickiness, but I'm a glass noob and haven't yet used my new bubbler or ordered any adapters. Then there is the shipping costs to Canada. My t-break ends any day I choose now).
BDV what do you mean when you say Mike's adapter is huge? Are you only referring to the straight one that Tweak posted?
also for these purposes, the ECTWA from planetvape is great for this. don't know about price comparisons, but they provide quality tubing as well
Never seen that before, thanks. Wonder what size tubing they use? They only send a 12" piece though,
For the lazy or curious, lol:
Extract Cartridge Water Tool Adapter ($19.95)
they are usually really accommodating, i bet if you ask for longer, they'd send it. has been long enough for my needs
ok contacted mike about an adapter tweaked for the mflb whip and a couple of bowls for the aeon glass bubbler. Cant wait, merry christmas to me!! I am a lucky guy with a great wife!!
Hey Matt. I just went ahead and made you both styles of snapper bowl ( straight pinch and barrel ) I will send the extra one for free. I have already made all 4 items and can ship tomorrow. Thanks,Mike.
What a guy!!!!!
So, I've got a couple of ideas and this thread inspired me to contact Mike -- went to the site and the stores home page, it says he is online but I can't find an option to contact the seller, just ioffer itself. Any hints? Or do I just have to register first?
Yeah I think you have to register first, but it is a free and simple process. No payment info needed to register
And Mike fyi, I will most likely be hitting you up for a nail dome combo real soon.
Mike certainly is on the ball. I've settled a transaction and just need the $ to hit now. Have I ever mentioned how much I love this site's resources?
The only delays I have ever encountered with Mike, are mine. I usually do a lot of my correspondence late at night. I'm sure he's sleeping. But, by the time I wake up myself... I've got my response. Anything during the day, he's responded by the time, I log back on. Dude is efficient.
Mikes the real deal, 3 days to east coast.
Nice gift, also. NICE gift. Greatly appreciated.
Just made my first attempt at qwiso, so going to be hitting Mike up again before my original order even arrives :-)
Just had to stop in again to admire the business. Money dropped, and the next morning I had an e-mail saying I had a package on the way. I actually placed an order the day before and it's STILL hasn't been shipped out yet.
Mike, you do good work at a great rate. I honestly expected a few days delay with holiday orders and etc. Whatever you're doing is clearly working
Far as I know Mike doesn't have a membership, though that doesn't mean he isn't lurking. I've given him the URL for the forum.
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