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The Grasshopper

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

  1. Hammahead

    Hammahead Well-Known Member

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    Apparently I have a new model now and when I tried it the first time I was soo annoyed by that flickering blue light, as with my first Hopper this would vaguely indicate trouble and would like initiate hot backend, short battery life and so on. Not this time. I googled it, found it's supposed to be normal with the "new" units and everything's fine (til now). I get a solid 3 bowls per battery and only have warm backend after several draws. I'm loving it, but frankly speaking, wouldn't be really surprised if it went to sh!t anytime soon. As I said: my current mindset is that I enjoy the time we have together and have some backup if it happens.

    In an earlier post I mentioned my new Hopper did not have this bug/feature of heating up when you just move the clicker a few mm so it gets contact. Seems it's a bit different than I thought. I let my new Hopper lie on the table til the lights got out and there this bug/feature was again. As I wrote earlier, I'm not too fond of that in general. So without thinking too much, I just clicked it to turn it on, and waited until it shut down again, and was back to what I wanted: no heating up without a massive click on purpose. All hail the new backend!
     
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  2. Hjalmark

    Hjalmark Oldest boy alive

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    Here is avb from old hopper on 4,5 left and on the right is avb from new hopper on 4-5

    4 seams nearly same as 5 but it's kicking ass with longer battery life
    [​IMG]

    Feel like this baby is going to burn out bright and fast

    I give her about a month :rolleyes:
     
  3. vapenerd

    vapenerd Well-Known Member

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    Got my hopper mid-September and have used it about 20 times. It's great through water and it's great for stealth. Not a fan of it for dry use, too hot and not very tasty. Also, no problems at all so far. Lucky me.
     
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  4. DelaSheck

    DelaSheck Active Member

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    Well, at least I know the flashing is normal now, though I really don't like the flashing. I find it a bit distracting and it reminds me of when my Grasshopper stopped working properly. I think it might be triggering me...

    But with that said, the vapor is still not even close to what it used to be. It used to be a monster, now it's not that impressive. And I don't trust it.
     
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  5. Hammahead

    Hammahead Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting exactly what I got with the 'old version. Same as @Hjalmark I think the temp is hotter at highest setting than it was before. I use it at a lower setting and enjoy the longer battery life and have the intention of not letting any of what I read here trigger me. I'm trying hard to relax ;)
     
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  6. slcbdco

    slcbdco Brewer, Lobbyist, Vaporist

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    My understanding is that all the temps are slightly higher than the original settings
     
  7. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    That hasn't been my experience ... but I'm likely one of the unluckiest Hopper owners in the world, so I wouldn't set the bar by me :lol:
     
  8. Hjalmark

    Hjalmark Oldest boy alive

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    I been trying to start a Facebook support group for you but not sure how many "likes" is needed to save your hoppers :D

    1000 likes and my hopper lives another month?
     
  9. Mr.Sifter

    Mr.Sifter Well-Known Member

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    I hoper Hopperlabs never releases a Grasshopper2 but continuously improves the OG.
    With each return for repairs you increase the chance of getting the neweset model.

    my logic right now.
     
  10. mmenzie

    mmenzie My friends call me "Menz"

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    i am milking a bubbler right now with my grasshopper on 5. i have two hoppers i did have one from the first round from the indigogo campaign. that one had 2 or 3 warranty repairs abd was eventually replaced as i got a new serial number. i bought a second when i temporarily lost my first one and it was purchased in the summer. it had one warranty repair one week after receiving it when the back end exploded on me when i was adjusting the temp. that resulted in them replacing it with a new one, again new serial number. both that i have now have been working fine. my lights do flash blue and i can say when i had my OG it was solid and only flashed when the batter was getting weak. so they did make some kind of change
     
  11. Sonicboom1991

    Sonicboom1991 Well-Known Member

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    You're not alone my friend.
     
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  12. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    One of my hoppers I've spent the cost of the hopper in RMA shipping almost and have had it in RMA or transit for 75% of my ownership :lol:
     
  13. Tommy10

    Tommy10 Well-Known Member

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    Still "working" but the battery is already a bowl and charge which is even more annoying when your USB charger has never worked. Only shop in country I know who stocks them is out of battery stock. The proprietory battery nonsense is almost enough to bin the device but the output as long as it keeps working work in great. Current battery charging every bowl set up can't keep up. Moving very soon so didn't wanna order from overseas as I don't know address of where I'll be when they may rock up, but may just have to ask a friend or use parents address because wanna keep using but can't use it like this.
    Any links to shops with good priced battery in stock?
     
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  14. Sonicboom1991

    Sonicboom1991 Well-Known Member

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    I just did the calculations and mine has been out of commission for 89% of the time I have owned it. Oh vey!
     
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  15. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    :lol: .... guesss you got me beat! Shout out to everyone ... do I hear a >90%? >95%?

    :lol:
     
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  16. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

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    To the contrary, mine has worked 95%+ of the time
     
  17. slcbdco

    slcbdco Brewer, Lobbyist, Vaporist

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    You’re not alone, I’m probably down in 80's but I also had some experimental versions of components, you can probably thank me for your 95 :D
     
  18. CaptVapor

    CaptVapor Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a hopper last week and forgot to check here to see how quality has improved ... you guys aren't instilling very much confidence! :p
     
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  19. shawn1

    shawn1 New Member

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    I have heard some reports saying if I use this like a session vape it will break the battery is this true? I was considering buying one but not as a 1 hitter kinda deal
     
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  20. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

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    It works best if you let it cool down between each pull. It's not a session vape but it's great!

    @CaptVapor , welcome and give it a chance. You'll love it!

    And welcome to @shawn1 too!!!
     
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  21. slcbdco

    slcbdco Brewer, Lobbyist, Vaporist

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    it’s intentionally designed to be a personal vaporizer though on a bong it’s great in a group
     
  22. nickb

    nickb SSV w/ Standard HC, LSV HC, thermovape all,

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    UNFORTUNATLY I HAVE 2 NON WORKING HOPPERS.
    i got back the Ti unit and it lasted 2 loads, i am very dissapointed i have sent back several times already, it is IMO the best hitting discreet portable, at least for dense clouds, any onw know of another portable that gives same thick clouds, i am in the market again which is a shame because if this vape was reliable it would be my top 3.. Silver Surfer (With Life Saber HC and GG whip with a DDave 18mm screen at the top for loads) Enano-(Clouds on a budget load,) then my Hoppers ( both currently not working) so i want something that hits like these beasts do
     
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  23. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;. I come not to bury Grasshopper, but to praise him"

    (yes, edited a bit from the original haha)

    You may remember that after a year and change, my Ti GH finally stopped performing the way it did. It would still vape, but weakly and it no longer milked my can nor did the AVB look done.

    So, I blew it out, I cleaned the threads, I sacrificed a virgin to the gods (and you just don't know how hard it is to find one of those these days), all to no avail.

    I despaired of having to send it to Hopper and go through the RMA cha-cha with them.

    But, I did think to order a new set of batteries first to eliminate any further possible causes. I had been using my second set of batteries, GHB-2s, and I religiously rotate and charge the four batteries I keep in the line up.

    Now understand, it wasn't that I wasn't getting as many loads as before...it was that the vape was not running as hot as previously...by a long shot.

    Got my batteries this past weekend, topped them off in a Nitecore charger, and ran it last night with a PFE in a stevenlmz79 FC-188, 14 mm, Mobius knockoff. The new ones are GHB-2 also, but with what appears to be a thicker sleeve on the outside.

    MY GRASSHOPPER LIVES!! :bowdown::rockon::spliff:

    [​IMG]

    Seriously, performance was back to brand new.

    I did try different batteries out of the four when I was having issues, but since they were all rotated religiously they all had the same number of charge/discharge cycles and apparently they all got puny at the same time also.

    So, if you are finding your GH running a bit cold, you may want to consider new batteries before RMA.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2017
  24. huk_huk

    huk_huk Well-Known Member

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    Not really. Sure batteries wear faster if they get hot but still I use my Grasshopper as session vape 95% of the time and my batteries last for a year or longer. Depends on how much you vape I do on average two bowls per day. It also cools down really fast. Batteries are too cheap too change the usage pattern for them imo
     
  25. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    I've ordered (and kept spares) of brand new batteries so I could test this most of the time, but that was never the issue for me. Glad it was for you! :)
     

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