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The Grasshopper

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

  1. JoeMama

    JoeMama Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Monk... I do have the pointy tweezers (I used to use it to unscrew the screen in the mouthpiece before I got the PFE).

    I'll keep at it. Also thanks for the heads up about the denting potential!
     
  2. JoeMama

    JoeMama Well-Known Member

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    Turns out, I'm chicken. I really have no reason to pull that screen. And it feels wrong to start fucking with something that doesn't need fucking with. Wrong I tell ya!
     
  3. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member

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    I pulled mine out because it combusted. This is my infamous SS one that never works right.
     
  4. Vapetrees

    Vapetrees Vaped Out

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    You can’t really damage it by using the fine pointed tweezers, tweezing it from opposite ends of the screen(to not damage sensors in the middle of the screen), and pulling up :tup:
     
  5. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    Unless you have a straight to blue issue, I don't think removing the screen and cleaning will make any real difference.
    I made a post a while back showing the gunk I'd found under my screen and explained the device wasn't getting to temp (or properly, not as hot as I've had these devices operate at, which I prefer). Cleaning it made no difference.

    I think a straight pointy tool is the best for removing the screen (I used a medical pick), it must be levered up and dragged out. It takes a bit of force, but if slowly applied then there's no real risk. It's a sturdy screen, though it's just metal so some care is needed. Not a lot though, it's the sturdiest screen I've handled by a long shot.
     
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  6. Hjalmark

    Hjalmark Oldest boy alive

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    The drip tips are in!!
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    The longer one called "long stainless steel and wood drop tips (wd013) fitted perfectly

    But hopper still in repairs so simulating the experience with my Enano gong and PFE stuck on that

    The shorter wide bore one fitted too lose but the problem is the size of the silicon ring
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    That seams to be thinner on the wide bore but little to tight when I switched the rings [​IMG]
    But definitely doable specially if you have access to a more of those rings and then any 510 tip would fit
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    Got the thing on 7 and that is like hopper on 4 but still not the same

    Hopper heat stream is extremely thick and uniformed while Enano can cool down after couple of continuous big hits .. Or like 4-5 people using it same time
     
  7. disGRUNTled

    disGRUNTled Well-Known Member

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    GH came out to play tonight .Some nice Pineapple and The Pizza Show.
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    Click to play YouTube Video
     
  8. JoeMama

    JoeMama Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, guys. I have both some dental tools as well as the pointy tweezers. It's tempting to try and take it off, but as you've said, Molten, if it ain't broke.... But good to know how it comes out, by levering it up. I guess it must be some kind of press-fit along the whole depth of the chamber. At first I thought there was a keyway or something that you'd have to find by turning it first. Good to know now.

    That glass.... May I ask what it is and where you got it? It's the perfect size, methinks.
     
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    disGRUNTled Well-Known Member

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  10. Morty

    Morty Well-Zoned Member

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    I've been eyeing this exact piece. Seems perfect for vapor w/ the 3 hole diffy. I'm guessing the flavor is better than the 14mm rig w/ black trim you use w/ the Flowerpot ? Love the avatar BTW. This, probably not so much. :lol:

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  11. disGRUNTled

    disGRUNTled Well-Known Member

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    Yeah MJ owned the Knicks I hated him and the Bulls with a fucking passion, but the worst dunk on Ewing from a Bull was by Pippen .....
    Click to play YouTube Video
     
  12. Tommy10

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    So other than initial USB charger not working and no spare bats avaliable with shit battery life pretty much killed it out of home for me, but loved it at home. Got mighty and evo around the same time so it hasn't been a complete daily driver. Offically shit itself, light switch off mid draw and turning it back only gets a weak hit!
    any idea? Would live to just fix it, can't be bothered shipping to the states if back to shop is an issue.
    Also no real hot back end other than not working charger not previous issues
     
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  13. JoeMama

    JoeMama Well-Known Member

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  14. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member

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    You could try cleaning the back end threads and battery contacts as well as rotating the dial a bunch of times, that works sometime (for a while) in your type of situation
     
  15. Hjalmark

    Hjalmark Oldest boy alive

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    Fickedy fuck fuck

    Really annoying that we need to send in a battery with it

    So my hopper got stopped by USA customs but made it safely to them some days later

    Now I know it's getting shipped back because I got a call FROM THE BLOODY CANADIAN CUSTOMS !!!
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    Sigh.. I hope I can convince them I dont need to send in also the litium ion battery next time it needs fixing

    Anyone else here manage to send in hopper without battery?
     
  16. jdent3

    jdent3 Well-Known Member

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    For anyone that hates having to send in your grasshopper to the US from Canada I have some good news. I was speaking with a Canadian vaporizer vendor and they said Hopper Labs is going to have a facility in Canada to handle Canadian warranty claims soon. I have no idea when this is happening but it sounded like it was pretty soon. I am personally holding off a little on getting a Hopper until I can send it in for warranty in Canada.
     
  17. johnnyCanuck

    johnnyCanuck Well-Known Member

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    I always thought this would make a lot of sense. I would’ve wagered there’s a shit tonne of potential cdn hopper owners out there that won’t buy because of the border/transport head aches. Probably increase the amount of units sold overall.
     
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  18. btka

    btka Well-Known Member

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    they ask xyou to send it in with a battery... but once I did not send it withthe battery and it was no problem...
     
  19. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    What happened after the gif? Is she still there to this day?


    I have only ever sent my hoppers back without the battery as it'd have to go by sea (from Aus) otherwise.
    It's never been an issue. Last time I sent them back without mouthpieces either.

    Both of mine will be heading back this week as they're both dead.

    I did get to try a different hopper the other day with an anodised blue PFE. It had already been scratched a heap, it's only a month old or so.
    Still looked nice, but I'm happy with my plain metal PFEs
     
  20. Hjalmark

    Hjalmark Oldest boy alive

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    She is one with Wallmart now!

    Yah I will then send in the hopper next time without battery

    Also I got the SS and glad I did but I don't mind the scratches, this time though the hopper is in repairs because I literally accidentally threw it at the pavement

    It slipped from my hand and instead of catching it I just gave it more momentum by "volleyballing" it into the ground :o

    Glad it's on the way back

    Sucks you got two hoppers and both are dead :\
     
  21. guyonthecouch

    guyonthecouch Well-Known Member

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    IMO Hopper deserves some credit here, their warranty even covers users volleyball spike moves! :ko:

    Not many other companies will warranty a dropped unit/unit suffering from user damage.
     
  22. Hjalmark

    Hjalmark Oldest boy alive

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    Yep

    I read maybe 30 subs on this forum and hopper labs is faaaaarrrr from a bad company

    Actually in my books pretty high up on the list

    Been fucked over by ASICS for their overpriced and under quality running shoes and same for rebook and Nike

    Basically don't last me a year worth of regular running on paved roads

    HTC phone company also screwed me over so badly I tried to fight them an lost

    And these are multimillion dollar mega companies that can't even do good to their customers

    While folks deal with tiny vape companies spending meeker sums and expecting to be treated like they bought a million dollar vehicle

    Hopper labs does things in such an admirable way that I wonder if they can keep that game up

    Life time warranty for porcelain statues does not sound like a good business plan :D

    Though hopper is far from fragile
     
  23. Robob

    Robob Veteran Vaporist

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    Well Mr Hop only lasted a week on the dot.
    This morning during my morning ritual I loaded up and turned on the hopper and the lights immediately turned blue....on heat setting 4, I thought this was weird so I pulled a little bit and to my despair no heat what so ever.
    So I think it may be the battery (tried all 5), cleaned the threads, Made sure heater screen was clean (its only a week old nothing there), nothing...KIA
    The only weirdness that occurred was last night I spun the power button a few degrees when unscrewing the top and noticed the lights came on for a sec which i thought was weird because I could have sworn the button turned before with no problems. But it was working fine at the time so I thought nothing of it.
    I have only charged using the on board charger maybe 4 times ever since getting the hopper and have been using external ever since.
    I used it daily with no issues dry and wet on temps 3.5-5 and it performed most excellently until this morning unfortunately.
    Contacted GH and will see what they say, I'm going to insist on shipping it back so everything is tested and in working order.
    Sad day but not the end of days as I have plenty of other vapes but I was very happy with the performance and the efficiency of the Hopper whilst she lasted
     
  24. guyonthecouch

    guyonthecouch Well-Known Member

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    I asked the Canadian Hopper rep about this and he said a facility is a ways away but Canadian retailers are now doing parts warranty/exchanges. If you bought direct from Hopper, depending on the warranty issue you may still have to send it back to them but most likely not. Dependent on available parts and specific colour ways.

    Speaking of colours, ice pink anyone??

    https://www.grasshoppervape.com/store/product/titanium-rose-grasshopper/
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2017
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  25. Hjalmark

    Hjalmark Oldest boy alive

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    Damn sucks with just a week :ugh:

    But your attitude is just right for the hopper life :tup: let's hope the next one at least goes 4-6 months!

    I feel like I could happily send it in every year because all the nice updates and such

    But a week is a bit on the short side
     

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