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Ryan (Ryu) Wilson Glass

Discussion in 'Glass' started by Caligula, May 6, 2014.

  1. Caligula

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    On my never ending search to find up and coming artists that can help the community, I had the pleasure of crossing paths with Ryan Wilson aka "Ryu" (of SF fame, I'm glad to see he found work after retiring from fighting).

    Ryu is an up and coming glass artist and is already producing some sick work after only a few years in the game. One part to his success, undoubtedly, is the mentoring he has recieved from his shopmates out in Peoria, Il... most notable being @gordo.scientific and Fogz! In fact, Gordo recently gave Ryu a shout out on his IG feed, so you know hes got his game dialed in.

    Nice.

    At the moment, I believe Ryu is working on refining his own style of oil rig and they have really caught my attention (thank you @Herr_Dampf and @Deadshort480 for pointing these out). The pieces use minimal water and offer sufficient yet minimized diffusion via a 3 hole diffy to preserve flavor. The glass is also designed so that the user gets zero spashback in the mouff. ;) I asked. In any regard, these are legit pieces, as I am sure you will agree once you see the examples below:

    http://instagram.com/ryuwilson <-- more pics and videos

    http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/a4399854d08411e3bf7024be05d05060_101.mp4

    http://distilleryimage8.s3.amazonaws.com/7e157d10d08311e38b5c24be05950bc0_101.mp4

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    I've also seen a couple of his "1 UP" rigs, which look very legit! in fact I believe Fogz even made the foot for this one:

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    And if that isn't impressive enough, here is a colab he did with Gordo Scientific and Jamie Kravitz:

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    (BTW, I really, REALLY want that!)

    In any case, I have invited Ryu to the forums here, and told him to contact a mod/admin for a special account. By everything he has said it looks like he is pretty stoked to come over and jump into the conversation, and stated that he should be online later this evening. Hopefully that means we will have yet another resident FC glass artist from which to pester/buy from! Heh.

    Oh, and nothing solid yet but I was in talks with him regarding securing either some sort of FC member discount or perhaps doing a group buy. Ill let Ryu hash out the details on that, but I wanted to throw it out there to gauge interest. IMO a group buy which would also let the participants request custom colors/aspects would be ideal... but we shall see. Like I said none of that was OK'd by the artist, just that he liked the idea.

    With all that said, Ill leave the floor open to you guys, and of course Ryu once he gets his account all set up!

    In the meantime, you guys can contact him via KIK Messenger under "Ryu_Wilson", or email him at Hadoukenglass@gmail.com

    BTW, welcome to FC brother.





    Edit: Damn it, I feel like Im forgetting something...




    Oh yea... how cool is the whole retro gaming thing? lol.
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  2. sasNW

    sasNW SmartVape all day

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    Good god I must have one of the one-up rigs!!!! I've been drooling over that colab for some time, it's one of my fav pieces I've seen recently. I didn't realize he did other pieces in the retro Mario style, making one of those my next glass purchase for sure.

    Really hope to see Ryu on the forums, looks like he does some good work
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  3. Caligula

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    I just forwarded him the link to this thread so hopefully he will be on in the next day or so!

    Also I do so love those 1 UP rigs (and the matching dabbers!) ...but I think I'm going to be picking up this guy:

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  4. sasNW

    sasNW SmartVape all day

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    :drool::drool: about how much if you don't mind me asking?
  5. Caligula

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    Ryu said hes been selling those rigs @ $300 to the general public (even custom colored ones!), but were still working out if there is going to be an FC discount, etc... so stay tuned!

    Oh and since I know youre interested, Ryu quoted the 1 UP rigs @ $200 for the general public.
  6. sasNW

    sasNW SmartVape all day

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    $200 for like the more simple green one above the colab? Damn I want one even more now

    I was definitely expecting higher, for sure staying tuned for a possible fc discount and would be all over a group buy
  7. Caligula

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    Yup. $200 (before any discounts or anything) for one of these bad boys!

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    Oh and he has matching boro dabbers. I'm looking into getting one for myself!

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  8. sasNW

    sasNW SmartVape all day

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    Sold and sold. Fc discount or not I need both of those soon, I'll put in an order after my vacation this month if he isn't on here already. So stoked for that 1 UP!
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  9. Caligula

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    I just spoke to him on KIK. Hes working on getting his stuff in order to join FC at the moment. I guess there was an issue with him getting a confirmation email. I PM'd @Stu about that just now.

    Oh and sad news about the piece I was going to buy...

    It had an accident at the shop today and the shield broke off. :ugh: Being the boss that he is, though, our friend here stepped up and offered me an even NICER piece at the same price. Well fuck, I cant wait to share it with you guys!

    The PayPal moniez have already been send, so its official baby! :science:

    My first dedicated oil rig is a @Ryu_Wilson. <--- oh look, it works!

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  10. Ryu_Wilson

    Ryu_Wilson Unapproved commercial account.

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    hey everyone may i start with thank you for the warm welcome. i look forward to my first forum experience and meeting some great people! a big shout out to caligula who helped set all this up. i have a lot of great ideas in store and a lot of pieces ive made into a production line. the smaller 1up rigs at first were retailed at 200 but after lots of production and getting these down to a science the public's price is 250 but i will honor the 200 for all FC members :) I'm currently about to head out to Austin Texas for Glassroots trade show. i will be out of town from friday to next friday but when i get back ill have much more free time! i look forward to meeting everyone and am excited for my first forum experience! shoot me a PM anytime.
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  11. Herr_Dampf

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    So we meet again!
    If I undestand you correctly you are telling me I have to buy one of those 1up rigs. Very interesting. I guess I have no option but to comply :D
  12. Caligula

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    I am so sorry about that bro, I was just going off of what you quoted me on IG. I figured since that was before you knew it was for FC, it was the going rate. My deepest apologies... but at the same time my greatest thanks for being such a badass fellow and honoring the price I set for you!:doh:

    I'm sure this bit of kindness will pay off dividends in the future. Once again, welcome aboard and thanks for coming! Hopefully we will get to see some awesome new stuff for/from the show!

    I shall now patiently await my package and need to start shopping for a torch!

    -C

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  13. Herr_Dampf

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    Waiting for my PP invoice. :borg:
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  14. Caligula

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    Its like 3AM where he is given thats its 1AM here... so, Id probably have a few beers and wait. lol.

    Speaking of which I need to go to bed. Ive been up all night looking at nails and carb caps and torches and...
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    HugieLewis I'm not an expert but I have a strong opinion

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    Uuuggghhhh.... why do you guys keep posting these awesome finds. Sigh. At least I know w hat to ask the wife to get me for my upcoming birthday.
  16. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    love the nintendo +1 Up
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  17. Herr_Dampf

    Herr_Dampf Well-Known Member

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    Orderd the nintendo +1 Up. Also a matching dabber. I wonder if that matching hat on amazon will fit my giant head...
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    syrupy reitcello - it's what's for breakfast

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  20. Caligula

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    I got shipping! Shes coming home boys!
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    This would be my new shit if I dabbed. Seriously I was about to say "I'm in for one the 1UP's" just looking at the beauty of the art, before even realizing that I couldn't use it. Amazing looking stuff @Ryu_Wilson !
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  22. Caligula

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    All you would need is one of these...

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    Also @Ryu_Wilson makes these each by hand so maybe he could put a female joint in it? I cant imagine it being too hard to do.

    IDK... lets ask and see. I know hes getting prepped for some road show out in Texas at the moment though.

    edit: I asked him on KIK, said he hasnt tried but will do so when he gets back from TX!
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  23. equatorgringo

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    It's putting that adapter on to the piece and then the vape on top via gong that makes the whole thing not "natural" and takes away from the piece completley. A natural female joint, however....! @Caligula you da man for asking!! If @Ryu_Wilson could make it happen, would be insane. Probably require a nice wide base to steady a solo or e-nano on the joint. Ahhh this sounds awesome!
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  24. JoeKickass

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    Welcome! :wave:

    Always down for a new recycler design!
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  25. Caligula

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    I agree about how it would look with the adapter. Should work fine though? Also given that the joint is centered id think the whole rig should be pretty stable with a vape on top (especially a light weight Nano), however it would be pretty tall so a wider base would be ideal.

    From the group shot I found of those 1UP pieces, it seems as though Ryu isnt opposed to trying different foot designs so I dont think that would be much of an issue?

    Anyway, as I said I know @Ryu_Wilson is getting ready for his trip so hopefully he will get a few free minutes to chime in.

    Regardless, I look forward to him trying a female joint when he gets back from Texas!
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