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The Crafty by Storz & Bickel

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by Roger D, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Little Bill

    Little Bill Oldest stoner on FC

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    @Mr Mellish yes their service is very good. Even with the price drop to $279 the Crafty is still at a premium but worth it to me. The biggest nuisance is having to draw often or hit the power button to keep it on for a session. I tend to rush the sessions because of limited battery life. I'm getting a Solo2 for when I want to relax and draw less often.

    @Joaon you nailed it! I even disable the vibrate function on my Craftys in the hope they will survive longer.
     
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  2. Mr Mellish

    Mr Mellish Well-Known Member

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    Brand new Crafty received with all the goodies! Love these guys.
     
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  3. cloudsosmoke

    cloudsosmoke Well-Known Member

    re going out using with battery/powerbank

    normally id vape the first capsule
    and only then then put it on the powerbank

    - battery after first bowl ~80%


    took me a while to realise that

    if i plugged it into the powerbank before i started that first heat up
    the powerbank would then bear the brunt of first energy drain

    - battery after first bowl ~90%


    so battery is then ~10% fuller than it would have been

    fuller battery gives better heat up times
    which i find useful in public places

    so its the timing of when you connect to start recharging
    (..and if you dont mind using it plugged in)

    hope that makes sense
     
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  4. UniqueCrafty

    UniqueCrafty ☆☆☆☆

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    New unit 2yrs warranty again?
     
  5. Mr Mellish

    Mr Mellish Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking not. That could have a huge impact on their long term viability.
     
  6. Crafty Vaper

    Crafty Vaper Ain't easy being green

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    Hi fellas! :wave:My Crafty reached 260 hours with original battery! Still 3 sessions on 180/195°C. Vape on!:rockon:
     
  7. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    How in the world is that even possible? What is your heatup time from 20c to 180c? That's impressive, but i've owned about 7 or 8 of these babies, and they all went downhill after about 30 hours or so. And when I say downhill, I mean the startup time started to become absurd in the neighbourhood of 3 mins and more. And maintaining temperature was a struggle...basically just SLOW SLOW SLOW. My usage would be 190/210. And I would charge it when it was still warm.

    Guess the Crafty isn't right for a heavy user like me, same with the Grasshopper sadly, which is why replaced my Crafty/Mighty. Now I feel like i'm going backwards to the Solo 2, but what can ya do.

    I've also been reading alot on reddit, and someone took a tour of the S&B facility or some shit, might be a rumour, but not much info was released other than S&B are working and admitted to something new, rumoured to be the Crafty 2. It doesn't seem impossible to me, as it's been their thorn more than the Mighty.

    And even though i've owned more than a 1/2 dozen Crafty's and 1/2 dozen Mighty's, not a single one had to ever be RMA'ed, and I USE my devices hard... never broken plastic ribs or bowls or anything.
     
  8. Crafty Vaper

    Crafty Vaper Ain't easy being green

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    Tonight I will check heat up time! 262 hours! :rockon:
     
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  9. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    Impressive man! But I can't even believe how dead this thread is! What gives? :shrug:

    How's yours holding up @JCat ? I still plan on buying one for the summer, as I don't think there currently exists anything better for quality and stealth ATM. I can't include the GH for obvious reasons. But the Crafty reliability must have skyrocketed?

    Also dude, what's the status on your battery replacement program? :brow: That would change the game right there if I could just pop a new cell in every 30 hours or so!
     
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  10. Crafty Vaper

    Crafty Vaper Ain't easy being green

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    Heat up time from 21 to 180°C 2:29 min.! Maybe the thread is dead cause the Crafty makes less problems now!?
     
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  11. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    Dude, that's incredible! I would be very happy with that with your amount of hours!

    You should be the poster child for how to maintain, use, and charge your Crafty for maximum longevity!

    Even if it has less problems now, I think it's more to do with how expensive it is, same with the Mighty and other expensive vapes....the busiest threads on this forum are the vapes that cost the least ie. Solo, Vapcap, etc. The initial rush and excitement has faded, but I think just overall this forum is alot slower than in the past. Even the new Solo 2 thread isn't taking off like I thought it would.

    Or, i'm wrong, and everything has already been said in this thread so perhaps not much new to add?
     
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  12. ligi

    ligi ligi

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    Anyone had the issue of the crafty very often going into akku temperature (red/blue) error? My 3rd crafty is recently doing this really often recently - very annoying :-(
     
  13. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member

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    Temp sensor on the battery I believe is a potential culprit.
     
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  14. ligi

    ligi ligi

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    Yea - also thought so. Trying a new RMA - hope it works out despite the fact I am over the 2 years now .. But the last (3rd) crafty was only lasting <2 months :-(
     
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  15. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    Let us know how much the repair charge (brand new Crafty) will be!
     
  16. ligi

    ligi ligi

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    I really hope there will be no charge - also not sure if I would pay it if there is one ..
    Less than 2 months working is really bad and the performance of the 3rd was also really bad (most of the time only 2 sessions ..)
     
  17. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    How many hours did you have on each? I didn't think performance was ever an issue unless you logged a bunch of hours on it, usually they work, and then just don't.
     
  18. ligi

    ligi ligi

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    the 3rd one is at 65h now - the others failed >100 with red/orange - never had the red/blue before ..
     
  19. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    Well the 65h explains your 2 sessions/battery - normal. And the others >100 is pretty decent usage IMO, most people pray for it to break after that in order to get a brand new Crafty. I wouldn't be complaining myself. Randy from Puffitup did say they typically go around 90-110 hours or so.

    If that's not good enough, then if you get sent a new one, just sell it, i'll buy it off you.
     
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  20. DarkSm0ke

    DarkSm0ke Well-Known Member

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    I have a Crafty and love it but stopped using it because I don't want to run up my battery time. This unit is out of warranty but only has about 8 hours on it. Trying to keep the usage low because I might want to sell it in the future. I purchased an Alternate and use that daily. The battery is easily replaceable and the unit works almost as good as the Crafty. It's great that we live in a time where we have so many good vape choices!
     
  21. duff

    duff Well worn

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    Still love my Crafty.
    If there was anything to say, I'd say it!

    Predictable and reliable...hell yeah!
     
  22. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    If you're out of warranty you're going to take a big loss trying to sell it. Use it!!! If it breaks and out of warranty it will more than likely be a small price to get a BRAND NEW Crafty! S&B are awesome, unlike some other wanna be companies out there peddling flakey devices.

    What is an Alternate and how come I have never heard of it? :brow: Replaceable battery and almost as good as the Crafty? Do tell!

    EDIT: Found Vivante Alternate... i've got some homework to do!

    EDIT 2: Read enough. S&B FTW!
     
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  23. vapviking

    vapviking Well-Known Member

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    Nice to hear about positive experiences with Crafty. S&B may yet fall into a sweet spot with Crafty, giving it incremental upgrades as is their practice. That may make my older tale less relevant at this point, but...

    Re; hours before failure,
    I had four Crafty's, three of which went between 125-140 hours (my average was about 30-35 hours per month). One of those three was denied warranty service because I had put it through 'too many charge cycles', so I had to pay 50 bucks for a battery swap. Though I didn't like that, I still can't complain too much about S&B and service. They've done everything else right, by way of keeping me in the family.
    Now I'm using Mighty, it probably has over 300 hours on it and has never needed service, so it seems to fit my usage pattern much better.
     
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  24. vaporist4LIFE

    vaporist4LIFE Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that post.been looking at the mighty since that surprising price drop. Clearly if I was to choose one it would be the mighty . Anyone have a video using the mighty WPA they could post ? I like big clouds :D edit -oops wrong thread , just woke up , my apologies !
     
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  25. duff

    duff Well worn

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    I keep my Crafty in an waterproof roll up gear bag that came with my Vapium Summit.

    It is smell proof, rolls up small and fits in my pocket nicely. It doesn't add any protection though.

    I've seen similar items at REI, Gander Mountain or similar outdoor stores.

    It's funny but as long as I've owned a Crafty I've never felt compelled to visit this thread since mine has been so trouble free. Perhaps this is due to my rotation of devices. Typically I use one vape exclusively for a couple of weeks and then switch devices. So while I've had my Crafty for over two years it probably has only been heavily used for one quarter of the time.

    Sorry that folks are having so many failures. If I were to do it all over again, I'd get the Mighty instead but I can't complain. The Crafty hasn't let me down once with 120+ hours on it.

    Glad your having luck with the Mighty @vapviking
     
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