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The Firefly 2 vaporizer

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by RobDaBomb, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. rotero

    rotero Member

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    Just got my FF2 last night. No problems getting nice hits on medium straight out of the gate, but I think it's due to my experience with the SSV which has a similar technique.

    Couple of questions though:

    1. Is there a good way to use less material, and not pack the bowl to full? I think I saw someone said they put a little herb down and then the concentrate pad on top. Does this help?

    2. Is there a way to avoid stirring, say by tamping down a half bowl and then just shaking the unit? I guess stirring isn't a huge deal, but it sort of ruins the "seamless" experience in my view.

    3. Are most people starting on medium-low and then working their way up the temps? Med-Low, Med, Med-High, High? If so, how many solid hits per full bowl would you say you get?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Jen

    Jen Well-Known Member

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    I purchased some ceramic screens from Vaporbrothers (sku 8014), put in a smaller amount of material and put the screen on top. Don't have to stir nearly as often or at all this way, and you use less material.

    I start on medium low and work my way up. With the ceramic screen, I'd say I get 6-ish hits. More without the screen and bowl full.
     
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  3. Ratklaw

    Ratklaw New Member

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    Hey all, I've had my FF2 for about a year now and I noticed yesterday that one of my batteries now has noticeably diminished capacity.

    By lucky coincidence the store is having a 2 for the price of 1 battery sale which came out to about $40 with shipping and tax. Now might be a good time for fellow early adopters to restock. Cheers.
     
  4. mitchgo61

    mitchgo61 I go where the thrills are

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    It's a pretty effective way to use less material. I do it often....it also adds a little heat to the bowl, so keep that in mind. (I find it pretty helpful, actually.)
     
  5. smoking2long

    smoking2long Well-Known Member

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    What is the best concentrates to use in the Firefly2? Me and a buddy are heading to Denver in a few weeks for the first time and I'd appreciate some suggestions. I've only used wax or shatter one time while I was in Portland. It was pretty easy, except I think I put to much in at one time. It was a little difficult to clean the holes in the plate even after using the pads.

    Also, any suggestions as to the best brands to use, best shops to visit downtown? I'm staying at the Residense Inn on Champa St, hoping that their not using sniffers on our room after we leave. Neither of us use combust, and my buddy only uses a oil pen.

    I'm going to post this in the ask question section too, hope that's within the guidelines of the site.
     
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  6. Chingas

    Chingas Member

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    I've never tried using runny stuff that comes in a syringe in mine but get great results with all the other types. Don't get greedy and overload, you can always add more as you need.

    In Denver I like a few choices. Good Chemistry on colfax is a must stop for me. Mostly for herb but they have well priced concentrates too. I got some Kong pho that was really nice there and they had Pink Kush terp jelly. Very nice, wish I had more.

    Botanico has good stuff and they have good deals if you go at the right time. Check on it but I believe the sale prices were best right when they open. Native Roots has a decent selection as well and if you sign up with them online you get a nice discount code.

    Check out L'Eagle as well. Their herbage is mucho primo if a bit pricey. I got some Strawberry Cough shatter from them last time that rocked. If you go, buy something small from them once and they will give out a 10% discount coupon you can use the next visit if you decide to go big on the second visit.

    Green Dragon is cheap as hell, sometimes good. Can always decarb it and make edibles from it if you don't like it. Check out the Westword free magazine for ads and such.
     
  7. Asuwish

    Asuwish New Member

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    Hi there!

    1. Never tried that but you can just take a hit or two and just set it down for a while. No harm done. Just make sure to give the bowl a quick clean once you're done.

    2. Get used to stirring after EACH hit for the absolute best results. Medium/course grind or hand tear your material.

    3. This is how I use mine (with excellent quality)...

    1. Med-low +2 (Great flavor)
    2. Med-low +5 (She's warming up)
    3. Med-low +8 (Amazing hit)
    4. Med-low +11 (milky)
    5. Medium +5
    6. Medium +8
    7. Medium +11
    8. High even to finish

    Enjoy!
     
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  8. rotero

    rotero Member

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    Thanks for you post! So you skip Medium-high entirely? I have been getting solid hits on low and medium-low and I m happy about that.

    I had read that batteries can die quickly, but I get through about two bowls before it's kicked. Is that normal? It's brand new!
     
  9. NYC_Frank

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    I've been starting at Medium and working my way up ... buy my FF2 is a bit clogged right now ... good thing I have my FF1 to fall back upon until I figure this out .... I will definetly try the lower settings once I'm back up and flying. ...
     
  10. NYC_Frank

    NYC_Frank Member

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    oh well ... It was still too big ... Going to Plan B ... Giottos Rocket Air Blower ...
     
  11. mucsusn

    mucsusn 60 going on 20

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    Having a rare free morning in the mancave. Sipping on a Lagunitas "Where's Waldo" at 11.9%, and sipping Colorado concentrate from my FF2. Doesn't get much better........but I have the Cocobolo UD warming up if reinforcements are needed:evil::science::worms::leaf::lol:
     
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  12. Asuwish

    Asuwish New Member

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    Yep. I skip Medium-high. Sadly, that is the average battery life at 5 months for me. Sometimes 3 bowls. It's worth mentioning that I draw the full 30 seconds the green light is on, every pull.
     
  13. C-weed

    C-weed Well-Known Member

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    Will the jet black be more expensive?
     
  14. mucsusn

    mucsusn 60 going on 20

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    Holy shit, so stoned right now......when you get this vape right, it just kills! Started out with some crumble, then switched to flower on high. Added a growler of Epic "Brainless on Cherries" and you know the result..........
     
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  15. mucsusn

    mucsusn 60 going on 20

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    Another crazy flavor day with this vape! Anybody who lives in a legal place with good concentrates should definitely try one of these. Hitting some Colorado crumble (78%) and a Denver cousin.....A Great Divide "Nadia Kali" Saison brewed with Hibiscus, Ginger and Lemon. Yum on both accounts!
     
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  16. NYC_Frank

    NYC_Frank Member

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    NYC_Frank

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    Giotto's Rocket Air blower worked great. Blasting those holes right after the ISO scrub/concentrate level heating, and it seems to be dramatically helping

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/172149929413
     
  17. brokecollegekid

    brokecollegekid Member

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    What's up fellow vapors! I've had my airizer air for almost two years now And am kind of thinking about the firefly 2 because of my vaping style.

    Usually I only take a couple hits then I'm good. So I really like that I don't have to worry about wasting material when I'm not with friends. However I love to be active so I'm wondering how the vape holds up. Any cases of the glass breaking?

    Do you think the firefly 2 is worth the money? Is there any drawbacks I should be aware of?

    Thanks
     
  18. Splorgle

    Splorgle Active Member

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    I haven't heard anything about glass breaking. But it is hard for me to grab the FF when I am doing things outside. The fact that I have to stir it every time to avoid scorching makes it pretty difficult. Especially when you stir it, it all comes out on top the glass, if it's windy it'll just blow off. The whole time trying to not drop the lid. Also, if I don't finish my bowl in one sitting, or fairly quickly thereafter..before it cools down, it combusts. I don't know if it's the resin clumping up and causing it or what. I just make sure I finish it, so I can wipe it out with the brush while it is warm, and get it clean, and it works great.

    Or avoid all that, and be blown away with the ease, taste, and effect of using the concentrate pads!
     
  19. bleak

    bleak Well-Known Member

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    Click to play YouTube Video
     
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  20. Skywalker420

    Skywalker420 New Member

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    got my firefly 2 yesterday and noticed that one of the sensor buttons (the metal pellet) is pushed in (way more than the other one). Sth to worry about? It works but rarely won't recognize my finger.

    Anyway I like it very much but do struggle sometimes to hit it right. Burned two times when using the concentrate pad but I think thats part of the learning process.

    How often do you clean the glass above the chamber that gets very sticky?
     
  21. jay87

    jay87 Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried turning down the heat if you're getting combustion?

    The only time I ever think I got close to combustion with my FF2 was when I was outside with the sun shining directly on the glass window and I noticed a large amount of vapor, I don't think I combusted but that was as close as I ever got and it only happened once.

    I noticed that by turning down the heat a little and lengthening my sessions I was able to get more even heating, I do stir once usually then finish the load.

    I think the main issues with the FF2 heating is the "rising puck" where the load will be pulled up where the air is pushing through which leads to only that part of the load being heated primarily.
     
  22. brainiac

    brainiac Well-Known Member

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    I use the fly when I'm out on country walks and on those occasions prefer a zippier high.
    Been packing it with Lemon Haze for the past few months.
    Don't have a ff2 but I'm sure the above quote works for both.
    Here's my OG fly on a mountain in north Wales yesterday :)

    [​IMG]
     
  23. buckhakeesah

    buckhakeesah Well-Known Member

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    How is the taste in comparison from FF2 to FF1? I never had the chance to experience the first version. I feel like everything I put into my FF2 makes things so much tastier. My not so good bud tastes so much better in comparison to most other portables I have in rotation. Maybe its the cooking action of the oils inside this oven that does it for me, but I really enjoy the taste all the way thru. These days, I grab for the FF2 when I have the time sit and sip. I'm very happy to have finally tried it. I was a hold out for so long due to the mixed reviews.
     
  24. brainiac

    brainiac Well-Known Member

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    I can't answer that but if anyone can it'll be the avuncular Mitch:

     
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  25. mitchgo61

    mitchgo61 I go where the thrills are

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    Heh. I had to look that up. :p

    Just to repeat my previous opinion....I think the taste is pretty similar. I find the 1 a bit cooler temp wise than the 2....perhaps related to the difference between the steel plate vs the glass plate of the 2. Both are about the best flavor devices I have used....but I'd put the 1 a teeny bit ahead. Just by a nose. YMMV and all the that.
     

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