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The Grasshopper

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by midgetsanchez, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. radiant34

    radiant34 Well-Known Member

    my ti mouthpeice doesnt want to screw on now. tried screwing it on my ss body, it holds but barely. anyone else have problems with de-threaded mouthpeices? ive only had it for not even 2 weeks. meanwhile my stainless steel one has been holding up for 4 months now
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  2. JoeMama

    JoeMama Well-Known Member

    Oh that was a nice big dose of help!! Now I feel equipped to attack this sucker... it hasn't been removed at all because I couldn't budge it! Now I'm on a mission.
    Thank you!


    That looks good. I never thought of using the clicker to punch in the herb.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2016
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  3. Mulehead

    Mulehead Well-Known Member

    Racing capital of the world
    The sweet oil reclaim that we try to catch and use again is like glue when it "sets up".
    Ask anyone that has an original DaVinci, pliers will not remove the top screen unless it is heated.

    I think the recommended soak by GH is for convenience to sell more.
    Anyone that vapes much knows how clogged a log stem screen gets, or how much reclaim comes from an S&B cooling unit, or how sticky a MV flexicone can get, or those of us that use hemp fiber as a filter can attest to the stickiness.
    If the engineers at GHL don't recommend dismantling the mouthpiece then maybe they don't vape as much as we do here at FC?

    Rite on @JoeMama!
    Glad I could help brother!
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  4. MonkeyTime

    MonkeyTime Well-Known Member

    Could more stuff have built up behind it because it wasn't tightened down all the way?

    I'm picturing a grinder with a removable screen. If that thing isn't threaded all the way tight, all sorts of stuff gets in there!
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  5. JoeMama

    JoeMama Well-Known Member

    I think I'm screwed....

    This mouthpiece has taken an hour of my time and it's now "almost out" but totally seized at the last few turns. I had to put this fucker in hot water to get it loose, and I hadn't realized that Titanium and Stainless Steel have different coefficients of thermal expansion. Which means they expand at different rates over temperature...

    Anyway, I'm in an un-usable state with the hopper until I either get the screen out, or, back in.

    I should've read @btka 's admonishment of his own that maybe this is a bad idea if it's been too long and there's too much build up.

    We'll see, I'll keep ya'll posted.

    EDIT: I got the bastard! The one thing that should be added to the process is:
    If it seems to be seized, rap the fucker on the table (carefully of course). It needs a little shock now and then.

    But, assuming I get it back in (stay tuned!), it seems worth the trouble, because it's loaded with gooey resin.


    More tips for the stubborn screens:
    • Make every effort to place those tweezer points at the very edge of the screen. Obviously GH has a tool to position the screen (there are three "grab points" on its circumference).
    • To screw it back in, use a table surface with the MP pointing down, place the tweezers firmly, and screw the MP counterclockwise rather than attempting to screw the screen clockwise. Much better control that way. Also, less force is better, as the threads should glide rather smoothly. You may encounter a snag or two or three, but take a breath and back off and then continue.

    Back to the clouds :) Good night!
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2016
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  6. CarrotWarrior

    CarrotWarrior Well-Known Member

    Second week of having my TI hopper, no lights during charging and just gives flickering red lights upon start up :huh: submitted warranty already.

    T'was really great when it worked tho, and hope its just something minor like the charger :drool: ... Anyone else encounter this :bowdown:?

    In the mean time just going to order a nitecore charger, case and back to my other back up vapes :sherlock:
  7. Vapor_Eyes

    Vapor_Eyes unfiltered

    On Demand Convection Land
    Definitely get the Nitecore. There's a good chance it's just a charging problem. In the meantime it may just be metal debris or dirt on the charger.

    Check the fixes resource for the official troubleshooting flowchart and the USB charger section:

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  8. priestsmiler

    priestsmiler Well-Known Member

    Kudos in how quick a replacement arrived following my warranty request... My replacement titanium body arrived yesterday but was too busy until night time to try it out, lo and behold no heat and purple lights... tried different batteries and even tried my ss backend to no avail. Not a happy bunny. So now ghl will be sending me a new ti body and I will send them back 2 dead titanium bodies. Also vapefiend will be sent my complete ss hopper to return to ghl for me. Although I am certainly not going to be sending my ss back until I receive a working ti unit. Maybe ghl should test units and also replacement parts before sending them out. I bought 2 so 1 could be a backup when 1 goes in for service. I don't remember who it was on this forum, but whoever suggested a backup gh for their backup you are definitely onto something... :/ if funds were readily available I envisage 7 hoppers, 1 for each day. Tbf probably a good job thats not the case as I would end up carrying all of them loaded with different strains, all labelled.
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  9. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

    Berlin, Germany
    Aside of probs, what do you think about this kind of hopper's storage


    Combined with a cigar holder case like this or a leather sleeve to prevent hopper from scratches while storage you additionally can place two batteries or two doob tubes.

    Fix clip into your jacket and you have your hopper always ready without the need of carrying a bag or somtething like this everytime
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2016
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  10. Michel

    Michel Well-Known Member

    Doesn't vapefiend sent a new unit out from their own stock if they have to warranty a grasshopper like vaposhop does?
  11. Mulehead

    Mulehead Well-Known Member

    Racing capital of the world
    My unit is SS, but I just picked up a Ti that hasn't had a bath yet.
    Thank you back, I'll keep this in mind when cleaning my Ti.
    I will plan to clean Ti sooner than SS as to hopefully not need the heat.

    Were you able to poke the cone out as well?

    I have the most trouble removing the cone.
    Seems to get "glued" in pretty quickly.

    The MP dismantle is a bit more work, but it always refreshes my hopper back to new.
    Anyone noticing a drop in performance, might want to go through the effort.
    You may be surprised what's in behind that screen.

    The SS MP threads on to both bodies sooo much smoother, and it may just be easier to clean with the added heat option, plus it's 5 bucks cheaper for an extra!
    The smoother threads alone were enough for me to order one for my Ti.
    I'm not a fan of the "crunchy" Ti MP threads.
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  12. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

    For comparison's sake, when I gave my mouthpiece an ISO bath, I used a baggie and dropped that in a glass of really hot water (using the Crafty/Mighty cu cleaning approach). That seemed to work fine without needing complete disassembly.
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  13. moondog

    moondog It's an obsession but it's pleasin'

    Clavius Base
    What a saga, Joe!

    Seems like this would be another good addition to the resource thread.
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  14. newVaper420

    newVaper420 Vapor Enthusiast

    I have been carrying my Grasshopper in my pocket lately since I don't have a pouch yet. I'm gonna try to order next week from grasshoppervape.com. I love Ratchett's case, but it's just too big and too much for me. I just need a leather sleeve.

    I love how I can just put it on my desk and no one notices it. LOL
  15. kingfisher

    kingfisher Well-Known Member

    I have never removed the screen from either of my ghs. I do let it soak overnight and before the alcohol drys I blow compressed air through it. Well I actually haven't done this yet bUT I plan to. After reading your comments... wondering if I am missing some goo. I do twist paper towels soaked in cleaner so I can use it as a pipe cleaner for the nozzle in the tip.

    I haven't noticed any degraded performance unless it's getting really built up right before cleaning. I only clean it once every couple of weeks...
    Oh one more tip. I used a glass jar, like a stash jar to hold the alcohol and parts for soaking. Body can only be immersed up to the light so I don't soak that. Top only gets wiped down and threads coated with deoxit.
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  16. malsanti

    malsanti Active Member

    I am gathering the courage to get a grasshopper right now. I have read your guys experiences. Just for the people in the know though, are the technical and failure issues significant or overblown because obviously people are gonna tell ppl on boards when its not working.

    Would like to get one, but am a bit confused to how reliable it is? Is it like the crafty with high failure rates? Cuz it kinda sounds like that?

    And if anyone could comment on how they think it stacks up in terms of odor control, that would really be appreciated.
  17. newVaper420

    newVaper420 Vapor Enthusiast

    I can't speak to reliability as I have only had mine for a week and a 1/2. But I will say this. I've been using it as a daily driver over my Cloud Evo. It's glorious. The Cloud Evo is amazing. But the Grasshopper with it's instant on is really satisfying.

    In that week and a 1/2, when I got my extra battery it wouldn't charge. It was down to 1.6V so I'm not sure my grasshopper thought it was alive. I put it in my Nitecore D4 and it came back to life. Also, the mouthpiece hasn't screwed on properly because it came out of place (I think), so I had to buy some tweezers. Other than that, it's been working pretty amazingly. I love the stealthiness and discreteness of it.

    As for Odor.... I have a Pax as well. And when I used to use that, my wife always used to say it stinks in the car. When I used the grasshopper, she said, I can still smell it but it's not as bad. (She does not partake).

    Secondly, I have used it outside, and then come back in and place it on my desk to charge it. No smell, nothing. I think it's pretty decent with regards to odor control.
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  18. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

    I think you should jump off the cliff with us. Come on... You can do it... You know you want to....

    Regarding failure rate, I don't think it's possible for us to know (or guess) what % of gh's are failing. Having said that, remember that this is a new, cutting edge product from a new company. So expect some bumps in the road. To their credit, so far customer service has been excellent.

    I can say that from personal experience because my gh failed Saturday morning. I put in my claim and got a reply the same day. And I'm receiving my replacement part today (and I can't wait).

    This may not be for you if it's your one and only vape. Because there is a risk it will have an issue. But I can't express how much I already miss it. For me and my preferred vaping style, it's just perfect. And ghl has been great in supporting their product.

    I have a Crafty too. I read that thread and knew the risk, but wanted it for all its positives. And after about 8 months it died too. S&B has a less consistent cs reputation, but my warranty claim went smoothly and I got a replacement. It took quite a bit longer than ghl, but it turned out okay for me.

    So I would not worry too much about failure as long as the company stands behind its product. And so far, ghl has been stellar in that regard.
  19. Vapor_Eyes

    Vapor_Eyes unfiltered

    On Demand Convection Land
    One step ahead of you @moondog, I added both of these last night.

    Thanks for the contributions everyone! :tup:
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  20. kingfisher

    kingfisher Well-Known Member


    I have two units and both have had warranty service. Both the stainless and ti bodies had to be replaced. Also the stainless needed a new back end. Not a big deal, HL sent me the parts, and actually once I had two it didn't even bother me that there was an issue. So, my take on people complaining a lot is either. 1. They had one of early units that was bad where they had 10+warranty claims in a year. 2. Like me had become so used to the glory of the hopper that once taken away.. you actually sit there with a pipe thinking I wish I could the hopper.
  21. ooo

    ooo Well-Known Member

    i've had my plain TI since July 30th, 2016 and have used it every single day since then. haven't had one problem with it yet. reading about people having issues with theirs worries me a little bit, but i'm working on letting those thoughts go and just enjoying the device for now. i don't think a lot of people want to speak up and say their hoppers are still running good for fear of jinxing it. i don't blame them for that and i did order 2 just in case one had to go back to get fixed.

    so far, this has been the best vape i've ever used (previous vapes: mflb, arizer solo, pax2). i wish they were more consistent in reliability so i could say whether you should order one or not, but i almost feel like it's a gamble getting one. maybe you'll get lucky and receive a flawless device and not run into any problems. also, to answer the last part of your post, the odor has never been noticeable with mine and don't think it's an issue at all.
  22. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

    I need to report my good news. I just got my gh replacement body! So it took less than a week after submitting my warranty claim (Saturday). Fingers crossed that it's perfect.
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  23. VegNVape

    VegNVape BBC Computer 32K Company Rep

    Lost in the vapor trails...
    !!!Design flaw alert!!! :p

    O.k. Hopper Labs, so who's idea was it to make the battery compartment so similiar to the damn herb chamber?

    It may have taken me 6 months of use, but there's a first time for everything, & last night, it finally happened.

    Yes, I loaded the battery compartment with 'erbage. D'oh! :doh:

    Green power!

    Hi-dee-hi :D
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  24. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

    hahehahe....just how baked were you? LOL
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  25. Copacetic

    Copacetic Somewhere North of The Wall

    Good-one :haw:

    Well, at least you didn't put your freshly chopped firewood in your washing machine.

    Me neither, nope, never did that, nosiree-bob, that was someone else :zombie: :uhh: :doh:
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