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Silver Surfer Vaporizer

Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by vtac, Oct 26, 2007.

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  1. howie105

    howie105 Well-Known Member

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    Even if we are not at the same place we all get high together.:)
     
  2. KidFated.

    KidFated. We Don't Even Live Here..

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    Damn right, we do. :nope:
     
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  3. Larrytargeteye

    Larrytargeteye Vapin' stevens

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    3 weeks into our honeymoon and shes has stopped me seeing my friends
     
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  4. Flow

    Flow Well-Known Member

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    Happy honeymoon @Larrytargeteye !!!
    Congrats for the "full switch" to vape !
     
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    jerseydvd Well-Known Member

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  6. dodgy_b

    dodgy_b Well-Known Member

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    Hi. 1st post here. Really looking forward to taking advantage of the POTV black friday sale and snagging one of these puppies.

    Is the SSV hands free like the DBV? Getting conflicting info. Any other major differences (besides aesthetics?)

    Thanks!!
     
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  7. howie105

    howie105 Well-Known Member

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    Take a look at this http://7thfloorvapes.com/index.php/seventhfloorvapes/hands-free-attachment.html it might be what you are looking for. As to performance enhancing mods (there are indeed a few) what are you looking to improve? A bit more of a focus will get you better suggestions. Welcome to the board.
     
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  8. dodgy_b

    dodgy_b Well-Known Member

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    Hey. Thanks for the reply.

    So I'm shopping for my 1st desktop and have narrowed it down to the ssv or dbv. I own 3 convection portables, Milaana, FF2, and a Hopper. Had a Crafty prior. Enjoy all of them for different reasons.

    Interested in a desktop for some more power and for some cooler flavor with the longer whip path. I'm not even sure if hands free is that important of a feature to me having never used a whip desktop.

    Both the ssv and dbv are reasonably priced so that's not an issue. Just want to enjoy a longer, cooler, session with little risk of accidental combustion. I understand the dbv might be prone to flowers falling in the heater and this may be more difficult with the angle of the ssv heater?

    In a nutshell I'm looking for a lazy, easy, late night couch vape! Curious which one might suit me better.

    Thanks!
     
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  9. howie105

    howie105 Well-Known Member

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    For a whip both are good and do very well but the best mod (an opinion) is the Da Buddha with the LSV heater cover. The vertical arrangement makes it easier to keep the load placement right and to stir between hits. However for cooler hits its hard to beat adding a high diffusion glass piece but you are going to give up some/lots of flavor.

    Yep hands free is really nice for a whip but that is user preference.

    Out of the two vapes I would go with the Buddha in that role but its a marginal preference. However in the late night setting role I would suggest an entirely different vape, that being the E Nano. Much smaller, runs fairly cool with the stock glass stem and preforms well with glass. The big difference for me in the late night role is its efficiency because of the much smaller load size out of the box. Love the 7th Floor stuff for two or more users but solo the Nano has the edge.

    Now is not a bad time to buy because 7th Floor is into the black Friday thing and the discounts are about as good as they get. Let us know which way you go so we can suggest more stuff to complicate your search.:)
     
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  10. dodgy_b

    dodgy_b Well-Known Member

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    Haha. True. VAS is always complicated!

    I had the E nano on my radar but didn't know if it would be redundant based on my regular use of the Milaana with it's long stem?

    The black friday deals on 7th Floor are definitely compelling!
     
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  11. dodgy_b

    dodgy_b Well-Known Member

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    Receiving mine on Monday. Any tips on draw speed? Keep the length of the stock whip as is?
     
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  12. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I have reduced mine a couple of times to 2 feet....
    Nowadays I appreciate and use the full length whip at 3 feet.
     
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  13. Flow

    Flow Well-Known Member

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    Less is more, try with small loads, try to turn your knob at around 11 O'clock for full flavor and give it a try for draw speed, you'll manage it easily in no time ;)
    I take a draw for 10 to 15 sec', fast is cooler draw, slow is warmer draw...
    Keep the whip lenght as it is for now and i might advise you to get used to it. Then later you might cut it a bit, but to my point that's not that important..
     
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  14. dodgy_b

    dodgy_b Well-Known Member

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    Cool. Thanks.

    Any advice to warming the unit up if different than the included instructions? Lastly where on the dial is there a risk of combustion? I prefer low temps hits at first and then rarely push my portables higher than 410/420 at finish. Kind of a medium - dark brown abv
     
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  15. howie105

    howie105 Well-Known Member

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    Moderate long draws for me but I have to try really hard to keep everything consistent with a new vape. Its the details like grind, load size, heat soak, pack and such that can produce very different results but I tend to change too many things at once if I am not careful.
     
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  16. dodgy_b

    dodgy_b Well-Known Member

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    Lol. Well said. I always over think a new vape too
     
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  17. howie105

    howie105 Well-Known Member

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    Thats one of the joys of this board we all here to help...with over thinking vapes.:)
     
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  18. dodgy_b

    dodgy_b Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I probably should be doing something more productive this Sat morning than planning my draw speed for Monday night...
     
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  19. Tuck

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    I cut my whip. Draw speed depends on where you have the heat dialed into. Lower heat, slower draw. Higher heat, faster draw.
     
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  20. Flow

    Flow Well-Known Member

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    First warming is FULL POWER for 20-30 min' to burn all factories oil residues…

    it takes about 2 to 3 min to warm up from scratch… time for me to grind and load the stem quietly...
    If i wan't to increase TEMP, i turn the knob up and wait from 30 sec to a minute... during a session…
    The hotter the SSV, the easyer you burn your load !

    Try to look from times to times throught your screen. It tend to clog and the "overall performance" of the silversurfer decrease and is more able to burn the load.

    I unpack my bowl between each draw on my table, mix it a bit, and re-aspire it in my stem for next draw...
     
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  21. dodgy_b

    dodgy_b Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tips. Especially the burn off. I hadn't planned on doing that but will tomorrow when it gets here.
     
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  22. Larrytargeteye

    Larrytargeteye Vapin' stevens

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    Hitting the ssv hard tonight,like its going to be taken away tomorrow!
     
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  23. nickb

    nickb SSV w/ Standard HC, LSV HC, thermovape all,

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    LoL there is no such a thing as a reverse 90 degree angle, if you reverse a 90 degree angle you still have a 90 degree angle
     
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  24. Larrytargeteye

    Larrytargeteye Vapin' stevens

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    One more tip.....make sure you save the wand hash!i had my first taste last night and its so powerful i can still still feel it this morning,the hash alone makes the ssv worth buying.
     
  25. blackstone

    blackstone Well-Known Member

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    My brand new Silver Surfer is due to arrive tomorrow and it looks to be bang on schedule,
    I'm real excited to check it out!
    Have been really wanting pure convection and a proper whip.
    I'd like to check out the All Glass Path sometime too, do you hook those up hands free or move your head around with the wand??!

    I've read back here 10 pages or so and also done a bit of searching and there is some great advice and funny reading too.
    Can't wait to ride the waves!
     
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