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PAX 3 by PAX Labs

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by Ojan_at_PAX, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

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    I think you should pm @Ojan_at_PAX and ask for his direction on registering your pax3 for warranty. I'm sure he'll help you quickly.
     
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  2. jules172

    jules172 Active Member

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    Message @Ojan-- there are registration issues right now. Mine wasn't working either. He can get it squared away. He's super man or something.
    _Jules
     
  3. lhodgy

    lhodgy Vaporhead

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    Cheers guys, I'm sure Ojan will notice the post in here and it's no major rush either, if he doesn't notice the post in here during the next week then I'll pop him a pm in a week or two :)
     
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  4. Ojan_at_PAX

    Ojan_at_PAX Community Manager @ PAX Company Rep

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    Aw, shucks.

    Yeah, @lhodgy that wonkiness is being worked on but if you want to PM me the same details you were entering along with the email associated with your PAX account, I can knock that out for you.
     
  5. lemmeadem

    lemmeadem Well-Known Member

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    This really is everything I wanted in a Pax 2.

    With the half pack and one of the included screens on top of the load (a touch more restriction but more consistent vapor and better consistent ABV) I've been dumping a Solo/Air stem worth of greenery in the chamber and seemingly getting as stoned at similar temperatures with the added bonus of the Pax's headier stone (I always found Solo stems at high temp. could knock me out even quicker than my Vapcap - always attributed it to the conduction and radiation aspect of the Solo).

    It's kinda incredible how well you can tailor your experience with the app as well - I know that sounds shill-y as fuck but it really is true. On the session side of things, you can really slow it down (flavor and ramping to the highest setting gradually is session bliss) or quickly cook through a load in a few long draws with boost. I really hope the Pax engineers open up the temperature range a little and work on better battery in boost without sacrificing the aggressiveness of the vapor - the first ideally.

    @Ojan_at_PAX I know you're probably pedal to the medal but I'd love if you could ask someone in the know about the temperature range ifs-ands-ors :p And I know that might be asking a bit much but curiosity has been the source of my pain since birth. XD
     
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  6. AmsterDAB16

    AmsterDAB16 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ojan,

    I just ordered myself a pax 3 directly from the website, so I'm really looking forward to receiving it. I've been perusing this thread as I can hardly contain myself, but saw that at least at one point there were some delays shipping to EU. I'm situated in NL, any idea how long I can expect to receive my p3? I ordered yesterday (Friday February 3)...

    Thankful for any insight you can offer!
     
  7. Chubby

    Chubby Stoner

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    I just ordered one as well. I've used a DaVinci for many years along with the Woodezz I got here 6 years ago. I'm tired of the DaVinci & didn't want to buy another one. I've been reading about new portable vapes & saw the PAX3 & IQ shortly after their releases. I've been waiting to see how things shake out before dropping $300+. I'm sure the DaVinci IQ is a fine unit, but I felt more comfortable buying the PAX largely from what I've read here at FC.

    I chose a silver unit mainly because of the scratching I've seen on the other colors. I ordered a funnel, portable dock, solid end caps, doob tubes, & a B-Stock silicone adapter from Delta. I'm really hoping this can serve my on the go needs & I can finally retire the old Proto Pipe.
     
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  8. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

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    Way to go on finding @Ratchett and his goodies!

    And ahhhhhh, the proto pipe. Save its poker. You'll find it comes in handy!
     
  9. vaporiza

    vaporiza Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jules172, sorry I have been away, the stealth profile has reduced the smell according to my flatmates but on Pax 1 they never complained about smell

    Hi it's the smell during the session
     
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  10. superx1

    superx1 New Member

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    Got notification my pax 3 had been shipped along with the mighty and will be with me midweek, happy days i look forward to getting my hands on them both.
    Can not wait to run these.. It sounds like the pax does exactly what it is meant to do,
    with out all the drama and fuss, also no need to have a back up pax or 2 or 3 of them like some.
    i could not deal with that bullshit of having to buy 3 pax 3s just incase one goes on the blink.
     
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  11. lemmeadem

    lemmeadem Well-Known Member

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    In my opinion, the P3 will never not be smelly in use by function of how it's designed - it's basically an open mini oven, cooking the ingredients.
     
  12. BR Ron

    BR Ron Member

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    I agree, the Pax 3 is a stinky vape. I have one of the airtight cases. The smell will transfer from the vape to your hands to the outside of the case causing it to smell too unless you wipe it down with IPA. In addition to the smell the new finish shows scratches pretty badly. Simply put the PAX 3 is a stinky,overly shiny vape that will kick your ass everytime you use it. It is my go to for a quick session that gets the job done. Currently enjoying it with Strawberry Diesel.
     
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  13. Ojan_at_PAX

    Ojan_at_PAX Community Manager @ PAX Company Rep

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    Happy to share any and all temperature feedback with the team! What would your ideal temperature range be?

    Yeah, let's check on that. I'm not aware of any delays in shipping, but an order placed on Friday after our cut-off won't ship until Monday, then tracking info follows 24-48hrs from there. PM me your order number and I'll get you an update!
     
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  14. vaporiza

    vaporiza Well-Known Member

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    Guys... Does anyone know where to find invisible shield for Pax 3?
     
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  15. lemmeadem

    lemmeadem Well-Known Member

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    Really, full temperature control would be optimal and I'm sure if the app allowed you'd win over a significant portion of FCers. I know guys who use temps as low as 300f (a temp I don't know would effect me in any noticeable way). A custom for cool down would be great, too. I love that flavor is so quick to enter cooldown when you put the Pax down - would like to play with tapers and the like or even just a temperature falloff graph in the app or something. :D

    May be asking a bit much but I figure if we don't put it out there no one hears it. :)
     
  16. Chubby

    Chubby Stoner

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    All the goodies came today & the stuff from Delta is great. The caps lock in the smell, the charger holder works well, & the funnel & B-Stock adapter fit perfect.

    The PAX 3 is smaller than I thought, which is fine. I swear I scratched it taking the film off. I charged it until I could eat. Then I fumbled my way through figuring it out without reading the directions like my dad taught me. It's pretty idiot proof, good thing because my phone seems to have a mind of it's own lately.

    So I went by the cannabis shop & picked up a top self sativa hybrid called Cinex by dama. The PAX works like a champ, didn't pack the first bowl firm enough, but I'm catching on. I'm using an extra screen on the bottom. The flavor is what I had hoped for, very clean like my log vape. By the third bowl, I had the temp dialed in to get me the light brown(not gold) abv I collect. The abv looks very consistent, no hot spots, no need to tap or stir.

    My unit will get a lot of use, can't beat a ten year warranty. This is exactly what I was looking for, absolutely no buyers remorse here. It won't replace my log vape, but I think I can retire the Proto to some place safe that I can find it's poker when needed.
     
  17. PPN

    PPN Fleurs&Vapeur

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    My brother (not vaping addict) is living in Thailand and he told me I will receive a Pax3 as a gift... to be honnest I'm afraid to receive a fake Pax3, is there already some fakes or can I hope about a genuine one?
    It's a shame they are copying things so fast!

    I don't want to be irrelevant, feel free to delete mods.
     
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  18. Lookatmeglow

    Lookatmeglow I seem to have a bad case of VAS

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  19. Chubby

    Chubby Stoner

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    I learned about Chinese clones back in the 90s with golf equipment. At first it was very crude & easy to spot, but as time went on they got better to the point that it's easy to get ripped off. Stick with trusted retailers & you won't have a problem. I bought mine directly from PAX.

    As far as the brother in Thailand, I would encourage him to stay away from piracy. I can't imagine anyone here gives two shits about a knock off.
     
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  20. PPN

    PPN Fleurs&Vapeur

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    Hi, Pax3 newbie here, is the Pax3 usable without the app? I ask cause I don't own any smartphone and hope the app exists in PC version...
     
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  21. Southern Chef

    Southern Chef Well-Known Member

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    Yes. It is usable without the app. The app has some pretty cool functionality but isn't a all necessary to use the device.
     
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  22. jules172

    jules172 Active Member

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    Second to this. You can still change temps from the four presets they include as it could on the Pax2. Still an awesome vape. Just even better when you can add the app.
     
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  23. AmsterDAB16

    AmsterDAB16 Well-Known Member

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    And long at last, the wait is over, MY PAX 3 HAS ARRIVED!!! :D:leaf::rockon:

    (now if only the Sticky Brick Jr. I ordered from vapefiend will follow suit tomorrow I'll be one happy camper)

    I digress, first off a huge shout out and props to PAX's resident support team here on FC - Ojan the man. He was extremely helpful at making sure my order got fast tracked once a delay was discovered, and always was on top of answering my inquiries immediately. So thank you sir, you are an excellent ambassador for the excellent support reputation established by your company - so kudos!


    Moving along....

    First impressions:

    - Really like the look and feel of this thing in my hand. The polished metallic finish gives it that oh-so-sleek-n-sexy look, but alas moments out of the box and I've already seemed to rack up some minor abrasions, smudges, etc. so indeed as others have said, when scrutinized under light it does not hide its battle-scars well.

    - The changing between settings took me a minute and a wasted concentrate chamber of Shoreline Crumble to get down, but now I've figured out that I need to exit temp selection again to get it to change to the desired setting. So hopefully smooth sailing from here on out!

    - Speaking of, take two on the concentrate adapter with some "Lemon Drizzle" shatter (s5 Haze x Hyprom Amnesia nug-runs blasted together) yielded quite satisfactory results. If you enjoy concentrates a lot and not just in conventional dabs, then this offers a refreshing alternative experience. The vapor density is quite lacking, but the first 2-4 hits pack really excellent and diverse flavor (terpenes that likely get burned off by most dabs), and the subsequent 8-15 hits don't really slouch on flavor as much as this thing does with herb after the "green hits". Aside from the augmented flavor aspect, it really turns the dab experience into a "sesh" experience and stretches the potency across several still powerful drags. As I said vapor density not there exactly, but you can really feel the cannabinoids setting in like rocket fuel as you make your way through the bowl. I think it offers a bit of a cleaner buzz than traditional dabs. All in all, I'm still very new to this concentrate adapter experience but I certainly think it's less gimmicky than the steel wool mesh pads for the S&B portables. I give this aspect of the 3 a big two thumbs up for now, still more use needed to give the final verdict – ultimately I think it'll come down to regular cleaning/maintenance being the difference between an mediocre versus excellent flavor/extraction experience. Of course insert cliché gripe about the adapter not sitting flush, I now see and understand why that can be aggravating, but it's not a deal-breaker type gripe by any stretch either, and I imagine/hope it will be handily nipped in the bud for the PAX's next generation.
    Edit: second go with the shoreline crumble showed that this vape favors haze flavors not only in flower format but concentrates as well. While the shoreline was effective and tasty for the first few puffs, it wasn't nearly as tasty as the lemon drizzle. Man haze is about to become even more of a staple than it already is in my medicine cabinet. #flavorchaser

    - To the main course - dry herb use:
    My first chamber loaded was some finely ground Amnesia Haze (used the upside down trick with the three-piece grinder to get as fine of a grind as possible), I synced up the app and device and set it to "flavor mode"I packed a half-pack so full it was on the cusp of not sitting flush, cranked 'er up to setting number two and waited what seemed like 10 second before the blinking haptic feedback alerted me that my medication was heated to desired temp. I took a long steady sip and exhaled, flavor was better than anticipated. It's brand new so as clean as can be granted, nonetheless I found the debut exhale to be as tasty as a crafty draw, albeit certainly with less full-bodied vapor/density. The following few hits and then subsequent drop off in taste after reminded me of par for the course with my friend's crafty I've had on loan the past 3 weeks. My main gripe and where the experience begins to differ, is more the subsequent after smell (of vaped weed) than the taste. The smell of the spent herb is not very pleasant at all a bit cat pissy and rotting foliage, that said the after small doesn't smell particularly "cannabis-esque" imho (the warming up odor is another animal). Again the vapor is also less full-bodied than the mighty or crafty, however I've only taken it up to setting two for flower thus far (did the BHO on 4 obviously), I notice a lot of posters and other users I've read accounts of, seem to be most partial to three, although I suspect that's where the trade-off of better vapor density at the cost of flavor factors in, I'm about to pack an oven at setting-3, and I'll do my best to offer some more feedback if I'm not entirely too crispy for such things.

    In conclusion (of these initial impressions/thoughts): my impressions are mostly positive for certain, I certainly love the way this thing looks and feels, and the heat up time is hard to beat. Concentrate function is enough for me and I'm a daily-dabber so take that FWIW. Hope to update with more
    - I like: flavor, look, concentrate pad, heat up time, battery life
    - nitpicky gripes: concentrate adapter not flush, easily picks up abrasions on its sleek-sexy finish; after smell even with this thing being brand-spankin'-new is not exactly pleasant.
    Verdict: I'm a happy camper thus far!

    again mad props Ojan for all your help and swift you responses! #fistbump :clap::tup::leaf:

    update: the second oven full o' flower was a bit of a flop too. I attribute that to two factors. One the second chamber of Polar Bear OG I packed was not dense and packed in enough (even for the half-pack) needed to put more herb in, which adds my final little gripe - unlike say the crafty because teh lid impresses upon the packed oven it's hard to gage how much you've filled it to the given lid's "brim" so to speak, so it's a little learning what truly full and packed down properly looks like for the two different lid-sizes, so something to keep in mind So that one on setting 3 gave like one or two moderately dense puffs, that were reasonably flavorful (still lacking) The second contributing factor is, I believe like the volcano this vape is both more strain dependent (as well as maintenance dependent) for producing optimal flavor. Like the volcano, once I switched back to the haze the flavor was much more transferred from bag-aroma. I will say I think this thing certainly lasts longer for a pack (even half-lid) than the crafty so it is a better session vape in that aspect. I've think I've nailed it down, fine grind, dense pack, proven flavorful in the volcano weed, keep the mofo clean, start at 2 on flavor mode, boost up to three to spend the chamber. BOOM!
     
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  24. JohnyEnglish_CZ

    JohnyEnglish_CZ New Member

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    @Ojan_at_PAX

    Where could i PM you about my registration of PAX 3? I cant get it throught, thanks :)
     
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  25. Ojan_at_PAX

    Ojan_at_PAX Community Manager @ PAX Company Rep

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    Sorry about that. Send me a PM on here with the same info you were entering into the site, along with the email address associated with your PAX account. I'll register for ya and give you a heads up once that's done!
     
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