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Silver Surfer Vaporizer

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

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  1. 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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  2. Flow

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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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  3. dodgy_b

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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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  4. 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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  5. dodgy_b

    dodgy_b Member

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    Lol. Well said. I always over think a new vape too
     
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    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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  7. dodgy_b

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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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  8. Tuck

    Tuck Well-Known Member

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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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  9. Flow

    Flow Active 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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  10. dodgy_b

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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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  11. 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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  12. 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
     
  13. 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.
     
  14. 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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  15. Larrytargeteye

    Larrytargeteye Vapin' stevens

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    Who used a ddave mod?how do people like to pack there basket screens?loose or tight??
     
  16. howie105

    howie105 Well-Known Member

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    I have an LSV and a Buddha and a DDM that I use on both, so while I may be a bit off on my remarks concerning the Surfer I think I am close. One of the big appeals of those units is the wide open air paths which I try to maintain that with a loose load pack. On the other hand a tighter pack in a reduced space isn't bad either so it's still coming down to daily preference. Beyond it's pack there are also all those other factors to play with grind, draw rates, actual knob setting, etc. What would you like to get out of your vape maybe there will be some specific suggestions folks can help
     
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  17. Larrytargeteye

    Larrytargeteye Vapin' stevens

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    Do you use a bubbler/bong?if so do you stack the vapour in the bong before you inhale it?
     
  18. howie105

    howie105 Well-Known Member

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    For that kind of hit I usually go with a dry steamroller type piece (1" bore X 13" length) which works well with the mouth puff thing. As close as I get with that using wet glass is shorter high diffusion piece with minimal water but I just can't stack it as well. Likely that is just my technique and preferences at play.
     
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  19. Larrytargeteye

    Larrytargeteye Vapin' stevens

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    I suppose it's too late to be asking all the questions https://www.amazon.co.uk/P-Sungar-H...&qid=1512677275&sr=8-9&keywords=p+sungar+bong because I already ordered that...is it any good?it was only cheap!
     
  20. hoptimum

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  21. Larrytargeteye

    Larrytargeteye Vapin' stevens

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    It is 14mm,why is that important?what am i missing lol
    Thanks for the input,i seen a nice straight up and down bong yesterday for £20,i might nip back into town to buy it
     
  22. blackstone

    blackstone Well-Known Member

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    This SSV is serious, I'm very impressed!
    I can see why standards are high among USA vaporists when there are quality benchmarks like this, and for not-too-wild kinda money.
    It gives so pure a taste, I may not need the all glass path now! And pronounced effects, I could hardly get round to typing this up lately, I'm serious my eyes close about halfway sometimes.
    I did have an idea what to expect after getting the smells of a Volcano before you place the bag, or some other convection experiments, and I knew what to do from reading about the dial knob and how air speed affects temperature.
    Although I'm finding my best setting around 10 or 11 o clock where some might like 12 or as high as 2 o clock.
    This either proves I'm a slow draw or it could be cause mine is 220 Volts.
    I like that there is no draw resistance at all as I've had lung issues, now my Mighty feels bunged up compared to the Surfer!

    I'm surprised how good it is with reclaim on some cotton too. (I bump to 2 o clock for this) I might try some on the ceramic flavor disc next.
    I can see how this style of direct draw convection is so popular. It's a lot less noisy without bags, and I think it's even better for my back as I'm not sitting up or leaning forward half the time.

    I enjoy my Volcano's taste but it often needs a certain load size to really get the profiles out, but with any given load size, the SSV is the purest and best tasting vaporizer of anything I've tried.
    Great visual clouds too, even with tiny amounts and it will whip you right hard if you do cover the screen or keep on adding a pinch and stirring.
    Love the stock glass parts with their arty accents, the pure simple air path and the glow from the heater.
    The marble pick is great too and works great to shape a load in the bowl, I hadn't thought of using the marble end for that.
    I'm also noticing the SSV is making less smell in the room of any vape I've tried, not sure, maybe the pure convection and with no valve system or air pump. But you do get really nice smells from the wand bowl when it's near your nose just after use.

    It's great there's a @DDave mod for it too, that looks well made and should give extra solid hits with really small loads as well. Look forward to trying that out soon!

    I've got two spherical GG wands here and one is a 1/4 inch longer distance between the screen and the end opening at the ground joint.
    Maybe I'll ask the company but is one of these for the oil kit, or is it a wand for larger amounts?
    Are variances in screen distance normal?
    The slightly longer wand seems to suit me better and gives nice even browning.
    But I'm still interested to know if they are supposed to be different sized, or which one is for the oil kit if that's the difference?

    I'm experimenting solely with this unit now and all others are mostly left unused since it arrived!
    It seems very efficient as you get such a wallop for what you put in and only a little condenses on it's way to the mouthpiece.
    I can already tell it will help me to use less overall and to get stronger or longer lasting effects from my home sessions.

    Once I got used to my airspeed norms with the unit, I tried it with the sweet Elev8 bubbler I got and it gives beautiful smooth clouds and a super experience.
    It's lots of fun slowing down the draw to increase clouds.
    I thought a bubbler might make it difficult to get the draw speed right, or that it may not even be needed, but they are a match made in heaven, hands-free or when moving the wand about also.
    Up till now I wasn't even really a water guy, but if you've never tried your SSV through water I advise trying it and I can vouch for the Elev8 glass being a perfect match and looking stunning too.
    The Silver Surfer and bubbler I got make me smile while using them because they look and perform so great together, and now the pair make me laugh even before I use them, cause I know how effective the pleasure and stress relief is going to be from this tasty aroma and steam train power Woo-Woooo!
    :tup:
     
  23. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    It's still the 1st vape listed on my signature!
     
  24. sixstringsmash

    sixstringsmash Well-Known Member

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    I love love love my SSV. I recently took it out of retirement a few weeks ago after ordering a replacement wand. My old one had broken about half a year ago and I just never bothered to order the replacement wand until now. Man after hitting it for the first time again I was yelling at myself for procrastinating so long on getting this thing back into rotation, its like a log vape on steroids.

    I tend to adjust the temperature dial depending on how much I pack in the bowl. If its closer to a full pack I start at around 11 and work my way up to 12:30-1 but if I'm doing more of a microdose bowl I turn the heat up to around 2-3 since the materials that much further away from the heating element I feel it needs that extra heat to get the required extraction.
     
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  25. Larrytargeteye

    Larrytargeteye Vapin' stevens

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    Has anyone ever tried installing a flat screen in the gg wand rather than a domed one?is this even possible?i obviously have not tried yet!
     

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