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Second Portable Vape Reccomendations

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by nox, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. nox

    nox New Member

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    Gonna give some background and then criteria, and hopefully you experienced user can help me find what exactly I need.

    So about a year ago I "invested" in a $60 vape pen from a local smoke shop. Pretty sure it was an AtmosRaw ripoff but I don't remember what it was BECAUSE the day I got it, I was walking around outside using it and was pretty medicated, annnnnnd dropped it in a 2mm deep puddle. Fried whatever circuits were in it and of course there was no warranty from the shop. However it seemed fine with the few hits I took, was able to use without being too suspicious and activated the ingredients.
    A few months ago, my friend got a launch box, and from the times he let me use it, it seemed great. Best part was that the smell was faint, if anything, and dissipated in a few minutes or so, and there was no visible clouds unless you ripped it really hard. I'm not a fan of that though, as I have weak lungs and cough even when using buddy's e-cigs that use those flavored oils.

    Price - I'd be really uncomfortable purchasing anything over $150, and would definitely prefer keeping it at or under a benjamin. $120 for the MFLB pack on puffitup is reasonable to me, though cheaper is always better.

    Delivery system - I only smoke about once a week currently, but if the vape is stealthy enough and conserves flower, max I could see myself doing is once in the morning, once at night, every other day or so. ----Needs to be portable---- I can't afford a nice desktop one, and couldn't hide it or the smell. Sometimes will share with friends, so for an item like MFLB I will buy and keep extra batteries around.

    Efficiency - This is important. I do not want big clouds at all. Frankly, it doesn't impress me, I'd like to conserve, and I'll be taking small hits anyway.

    Manufacturer - No preference really...... as long as its trustworthy here in this community.

    Stealth - The most important part about stealth here is the smell lingering... I can't have anything that will stink up a room much. Doesn't need to look like an everyday object or be super duper small, as I live in California and smoking is pretty common. To be honest, the key thing is that the vapor wont smell anymore than loading up the vape. Like with the MFLB, grinding it up and loading the trench smelled more that the actual vapor. That's incredibly helpful and I hope most vapes are like that.

    Learning curve - I believe this applies mostly to desktops, but I'm fine with wasting a little bit to figure out proper ways for the piece.

    Temperature control - Would be nice to have (read about benzene being produced over 360 degrees) but to be honest I'm not that worried. I've (in the past) engaged in far more damaging drugs than hot plants.

    (criteria not in the things to consider thread)

    Ingredients (idk what you all call it here but the good stuff) - Oil, Wax, Shatter, Flower, doesn't matter. I have only dabbed once because the equipment for that isn't available to me personally that often, but as I said, California, so I can get my hands on anything really. Is wax best for vapes? I don't know to be honest so any advice here would be great. It seems as though flower vapes are much more expensive though, and if thats true, id rather just start buying wax/oils instead.

    Water Adapter - Would be nice if the model had a pipe adapter for this or something to use for a bong but not necessary. No clue what the terminology is here, sorry ;/


    TL;DR Price is #1 priority and Stealth is #2.

    Now for models I've looked at, Solo would be great if it wasn't 200, has everything great but price is too much, I'd be willing to sacrifice a warranty if someone knows where I can get it for $120 ish. MFLB might be what I end up getting, as I have some experience with it. The Hammer looked cool, not sure if I like the idea of using butane instead of charging, also somewhat big... (bigger than my palm it seems) but if someone can vouch for it, theres a 420 sale dropping the price to almost less than 100 so it might be a viable option. Also saw the Da Vinci here which looks FANTASTIC but it is very possibly a cheap knockoff that would do more damage with fumes than good www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_SPM8181375717?hlSellerId=33759&ci_src=184425893&ci_sku=SPM8181375717&sid=IDx20131030xMPHWxCPA15

    Thank you very much to anyone in advance that can help me out here.
  2. cawshook

    cawshook Solod out.

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    Planetvape.com
    Use discount code SOLO420, get it for 142$. Worth every penny.

    This is a 4-20 promo so act fast. Not sure when it will end.
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  3. paytonpenn

    paytonpenn Level 30 Nature/Healer

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    The Hammer is great, I don't think its big, when its in your hand its an appropriate size. For what your priorities are it fits them well, smell seemed to be your biggest concern in stealth and the device itself doesn't smell. Not even when being used with oils. Of course smell is formed like every vape but you can control output. Price is your main priority and for 70 dollars its the best choice, for 120 its the best choice.

    Butane is a great convenience, it minimizes the clutter by not having multiple batteries, cords, or chargers. If you're going to be carrying around something to restore your vaporizer why not just have a single item that does it instantly. You can swap a battery on some vapes but you're choosing to carry another item to keep your vape going, why not have a single item that is like an unlimited supply of power.
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  4. nox

    nox New Member

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    I really wish I could.. the thing is nice, but to get the $140 it would take a week or two more of saving, which would then end the 420 deal :/ Ill ask around for a loan, but this one is gonna slip through my fingers I think.

    Yeah, I'm leaning towards this one the most, I had a hammer pipe and love the style honestly. So you can use oils and flowers with it? That or I am misreading something.

    EDIT WOW It's dropped to 119 now AND theres the 420 sale. I guess you werent kidding when you said 70. Damn. Wow.
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  5. cawshook

    cawshook Solod out.

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    You can still get it for 160$ using SOLOHQ160
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  6. paytonpenn

    paytonpenn Level 30 Nature/Healer

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    Oil and flowers,



    If you can't get a Hammer this week I'm sure you could get one for under 90 from VaporSeller any time.
  7. nox

    nox New Member

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    Thanks a ton, think I will be purchasing tomorrow if it actually is just $70, it feels like theft for anything under $100 for that
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  8. cawshook

    cawshook Solod out.

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    What's the situation with the butane? Is there any taste/smell when operating? Is it loud?
  9. paytonpenn

    paytonpenn Level 30 Nature/Healer

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    There is a hissing, smell comes up, there shouldn't be any taste unless you're angling it odd while using. But the heat exchanger has no holes You breathe the air from the opposite end of the Hammer. Also if you aren't heating it while inhaling then there should definitely be no butane taste.
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  10. nox

    nox New Member

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    Watched some videos of the hammer and, while it's great for the price, it's really loud, and the vapor is really dense. So it doesn't really meet my stealth needs. I'm still thinking the mflb will be the best option unless someone can reccomend a pen??
  11. paytonpenn

    paytonpenn Level 30 Nature/Healer

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    You can control the the amount of vapor you pull, most people intend the videos to show off vapor production, but it is very good for small amounts, while it makes a noise, its a very short period compared to how long you must wait for electronic vapes.

    Its so inexpensive why don't you also buy a pen, the Hammer produces vapor equivalent to a "desktop" vaporizer it would be useful in many situations also pens aren't going to do herb, I personally love my O-Phos, I got it for 52 dollars with 2 day shipping from www.w9tech.com. I normally use that when out over the Hammer. Unless I'm in my car or a home.



    But the Firewood I like to think of as an electric wooden hammer, I can even put stems in it.

    EDIT:
    The Hammer is also quieter when its not on max, most videos its above 50% and it will work on the lowest setting, and still heat up faster than most portable vapes.
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  12. nox

    nox New Member

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    That looks pretty good. As I will be using it in somewhat public places more often.
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  13. paytonpenn

    paytonpenn Level 30 Nature/Healer

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    There is also a T-Vape, it's not like the O-Phos for oils. It is designed for herb but I think it can work pretty well for oil. It doesn't get extremely hot temperatures though.
  14. nox

    nox New Member

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    Yeah it's too much $ for me anyway man :/
  15. paytonpenn

    paytonpenn Level 30 Nature/Healer

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    I agree.
  16. nox

    nox New Member

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    Does the o-phos do oils and wax or just oil?
  17. paytonpenn

    paytonpenn Level 30 Nature/Healer

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    Yes. The KISS cart can do both.
  18. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    nox, the vaporizers on the sears marketplace site are not fakes. they my not have a manufacturers warranty at those prices. If you search around the net you can find solos and Davinci's for around $130.

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