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The Cloud EVO Anticipation Thread

Discussion in 'Vaporizer Shipping and Ordering Discussion' started by fluffhead, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    Double top came in handy when I blew my single and had to send it to W9 for warranty replacement. Just saying.

    Do you have any 2.4 carts by any chance?
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  2. Mynameismud

    Mynameismud But call me Alowishus Devadander Abercrombie.

    Thanks for the advice...

    Only have what is in the picture though. Sorry no 2.4s
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  3. b0

    b0 Vapor powered

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    Subscribed! Now is when the wait starts and you all make me jealous :bang:
  4. Seek

    Seek Apprentice Daydreamer

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    This wait is getting more difficult each next day ten fold. And I thought waiting with a Cloud was hard...
    Is it November yet?
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  5. gigaurora

    gigaurora Well-Known Member

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    adding all the anti in my cipation to the thread, COME SOOOOOOON EVO
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  6. VapeNStone

    VapeNStone Mark

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    Same!!! Everytime I see this thread bumped in my watched list I'll think "s0me0ne g0t an0ther 0ne!!"
  7. Purpl3_Haz3

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    My brother once had the CTRL key on his laptop stop functioning. There is a program (probably several) that will allow you to re-map one, some, or all of the keys on your keyboard to alternate keys...There's got to be something that you use less than o hahahahah but anyhow, google free key (re) mapping software for windows (or whatever OS you're on) and you should be set!

    And I can hardly wait for my EVO!!!
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  8. Enchantre

    Enchantre A short, pithy statement

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    I'm actually thinking it may be here BEFORE Thanksgiving... :dog:
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  9. fluffhead

    fluffhead Recovering Idealist

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    I like your thinking!
  10. Tstat

    Tstat Dead Foot Designs Accessory Maker

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    Hey, where is my EVO? I want a discount! Just kidding, of course :)

    When my original ticker died a few months ago, it seems I bought a bunch of smaller oil rigs. They can work great with the Cloud, but I wanted something with an 18mm female joint since all I had left was my Mobius in that configuration.

    So I picked this up on BM. Supposedly it's made by Sovereignty guys or something.
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    It's thick as fuck, perfect joints, and hits amazingly well. Perc looks nice and fires perfectly:

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    So, this is my new EVO piece. I'm not sure if their is enough clearance, but it's going to be a great Cloud hitter. I paid a fraction of what a Sov would have been and I don't have to have the ugly mirrored label!

    Where the fuck is my EVO?!?!
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  11. Sinclue

    Sinclue OK disagree with me, I can't force you to be right

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    My understanding is that there won't be a white model because of heat discoloration issues.

    Those who chose white were given the option of refund or black. I had chosen white, but went for the black rather than the refund.

    But with all the proliferation of EVO threads I might have missed something.....
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  12. Fame Is A Vapor

    Fame Is A Vapor EVOnaut

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    The only thing you missed was that his post was made before the discoloration issue was known. :doh:
    But everything you said is correct. It is truly unfortunate that white was not possible. I know many were excited for that particular "color." In the end, though, I think everyone agrees that the integrity of the enclosure is more important than the color: anyone notice the first unit wasn't green? Looks like those who wanted white might not be the only one's who were "out of luck" on a particular color. Not surprised that there isn't any griping about it, though, pretty sure this EVO is gonna rock everyone's socks off.
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  13. notmyrealUSERname

    notmyrealUSERname Notmy Well-Known Member

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    Apparently, this has become the official Evo thread (unless your one of the very, very, very, few people who actually have an evo)! So as directed, I'll ask my questions here.

    I would like to know more about the improvements done to the heater of the Evo. I looked on the Vxc website, vaporpedia, and searched fc with the search engine, to no avail.

    How has the heater been improved exactly?

    Was the Evo simply reprogrammed?
    Did they put a faster processor in it?
    Did they put in a higher wattage heater?


    What's the difference between an old clicker cloud, and the cloud plus?

    I know one clicks and the other doesn't. The cloud plus has a silver knob.

    I think the cloud plus was supposed to heat up faster as well, how did they accomplish that?

    I'm trying to get a handle on the evolution of the Evo!
  14. Purpl3_Haz3

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    "Apparently, this has become the official Evo thread (unless your one of the very, very, very, few people who actually have an evo)! So as directed, I'll ask my questions here.

    I would like to know more about the improvements done to the heater of the Evo. I looked on the Vxc website, vaporpedia, and searched fc with the search engine, to no avail.

    How has the heater been improved exactly?

    It is a new heater...far better in several ways! Faster heatup, better longevity, MOAR POWER!

    Was the Evo simply reprogrammed?

    The Cloud EVO is a complete rebuild. From what I understand, it's all a bit different! Re-programmed, most certainly, but also so much more!

    Did they put a faster processor in it?

    This I don't know about...

    Did they put in a higher wattage heater?

    Yes, the Cloud+ was said to have a heater that drew around 27 watts, and up to 80 watts when initially heating. The Cloud EVO is said to have a 250 watt heater!

    What's the difference between an old clicker cloud, and the cloud plus?

    @vapordave posted a wonderful write up clarifying the differences between the previous models...I've added a bit as well!
    "1st Cloud: aka "ticker" had something in the heat control that would make an audible click apparently as the heater was turned on and off automatically to regulate the temperature. VXH says the bamboo can not be replaced alone without damaging the heater and so both have to be replaced as one unit, increasing the cost of repair. These units ran hot to the touch just like the revision spoken of next, directly below.

    2nd Cloud: no aka. This was the same as the 1st but made no clicking sound. Presumably the relay (or whatever was clicking) was replaced with something solid state. These ran pretty hot to the touch although some people don't have this high case heat issue.

    3rd Cloud: aka The Cloud+ offered some refinements: the bamboo is now replaceable without having to replace the heater, the power cord was longer, the temp knob is chrome (instead of black) and it doesn't run as hot to the touch. I also think the heater was raised higher on the bamboo to allow the working temp to reached faster - the Cloud+ heats faster than the other two.

    4th Cloud: The EVO. Plastic case (Dupon Zytel) instead of metal as in the previous Clouds. Detachable power cord. All other differences TBD.

    That's all I know." - @vapordave

    I know one clicks and the other doesn't. The cloud plus has a silver knob.

    I think the cloud plus was supposed to heat up faster as well, how did they accomplish that?

    Reprogramming of the heating algorithm IIRC, and possibly hardware changes, and or upgrades...Essentially though, most users say it still wasn't really ready all that much faster than the OG, if at all.

    I'm trying to get a handle on the evolution of the Evo!" - @notmyrealUSERname
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    You're getting the picture now :brow: Edit* Pic courtesy of VXL Facebook page!
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  15. Fame Is A Vapor

    Fame Is A Vapor EVOnaut

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    Searching for "heater" and restricted to member "stonemonkey55" brought this up for me:
    And a search for "Cloud", "Cloud+", "EVO", and "difference" restricted to the VapeXhale Cloud thread brought up this for me:

    Hope that helps, @notmyrealUSERname !

    EDIT: hehe @Purpl3_Haz3 . Beat me to it. We're a real Tweedle-Dee & Tweedle-Dum. Unfortunately, I'm Dum!
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  16. the Edge

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    As far as I can tell moodswing is the only one that has received an EVO. What did they do, ship out 1 unit??
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  17. notmyrealUSERname

    notmyrealUSERname Notmy Well-Known Member

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    ^ thank you!

    I spent too much time trying to find that out. Sometimes I think the fc search engine is more frustrating than helpful.

    Edit
    I think I need to learn how to search for things better, thanks for showing me the steps you used to get your search results @Fame Is A Vapor

    Ill use those techniques in the future - I didn't restrict my search at all, I can see now how that would help!
  18. Fame Is A Vapor

    Fame Is A Vapor EVOnaut

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    ^ it makes all the difference in the world, @notmyrealUSERname . One must know how to tame the beast! As a former researcher, I've come to appreciate the power of a nuanced search. But it always requires some extra grunt work, to know how to restrict/massage your search criteria.

    What? You think they pulled a George Costanza on us?:


    Guess you gotta be a Seinfeld nut. But basically the Costanza philosophy in that episode was
    to go out on top with your first success, and leave them wanting more....to the point that it became ridiculous.
    | ...EDIT: Ok. I wasn't trying to imply that you meant anything other than what you said,
    | @the Edge . Just seized on the semantics to get a Seinfeld reference in there. We
    | Seinfeld nuts think there's a Seinfeld moment for everything that happens in life. :tinfoil:
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  19. the Edge

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    Say what? ^

    ...

    I understood the context, I guess I just assumed you meant something more... But no, thats not what I was implying.
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  20. paidndade

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    I was also wondering why we had only seen 1 unit. I don't know for sure but I was thinking either the Fanatics that have them are not on the website or maybe he/she was a contributor at the highest amount ($5,000 if I remember right).

    Either way this thread is moving and the official one isn't :(:(
  21. Purpl3_Haz3

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    I'm a little confused about this article lol. Not really confused I suppose, as we all know what separates the EVO from the OG/+...but still, you'd think VXL or HT would have been a little more accurate than this lol

    Click /\ "Click to expand..." /\ to read the article without leaving this page!

    The part that gets me, is "So what makes the EVO model different? Apparently, it’s the patent-pending all-glass “HydraTube” delivery system with built-in aerators, which is available in four different styles (the one they brought us was the Swagger Tree option)."

    :lol:

    I'm sure they'll realize before too long what really makes the EVO model different :ko:
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  22. Fame Is A Vapor

    Fame Is A Vapor EVOnaut

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    yeah, this HighTimes (p)review of the EVO [they clearly state they JUST got it and have yet to test/review it] leaves much to be desired. And those pictures appear to have been taken directly from the VXL site. I'm sure the reason for this is that VXL has only just recently finalized the EVO enclosure and has yet to create new photos of the final unit. As SM has stated, they're almost completely focused on manufacturing units right now in order to get them shipped out. I'm sure the official HighTimes review of the EVO, as well as the site, will have updated photos and information soon.
  23. 11eleven11

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    I would have thought HT would have better journalism than that. Also..

    "WHAT IS THIS? A HYDRATUBE FOR ANTS?!?!??"
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  24. Purpl3_Haz3

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    I understand all of that. I was saying that I'm surprised that HTimes would say so little, that's false and so irrelevant. What makes the EVO different from the Cloud og/+....CERTAINLY not the hydratube lol, they are usable on both the new and old units, and completely swappable. They could have simply said, it get's hot quicker, and the cable is removable...two great selling points, that are actually part of the EVO and not an accessory that has come with the previous models from the git-go...

    Not ragging on VXL at all, or even HT really...and I totally get why the pic is old, and why the article doesn't have much beef to it...just wondering why they would go out of their way to make an article, that essentially says nothing about the new unit, other than falsely stating that the Hydratube is the difference between the Cloud og/+ and the EVO. :shrug:

    Either way, just stuff to over obsess about in the mean time lol. Glad to see there is a place for this kind of bs talk rather than in the official thread! :nod:

    And as much as the article says that they JUST got it, this pic makes it seem like they got it on November 1st. But, regardless, even without the unit in hand they should have known more than enough to write a decent preview, saying something about the actual evo lol. http://instagram.com/p/gMD5ikFSw-/
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  25. notmyrealUSERname

    notmyrealUSERname Notmy Well-Known Member

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    So according to HT the only thing that's different about the new Evo is the it comes with a bong (aka hydra tube)? Didn't the last version of the cloud already include a hydra tube?

    I kinda expected that he Vxc crew would put more effort into their new vaporizer, than just adding a slim bong!

    Oh wait they did! I hope this gets corrected before too much damage is done!
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