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The Grasshopper

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

  1. ssrrosey

    ssrrosey Member

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    One thing people always talk about is using compressed air to blow out devices, I have done this on multiple occasions too. My question is where do you guys get the air? I've been going to bike shops because I'm hesitant to buy can's (all the computer/electronic ones tend to have other additives, figure best to avoid inhaling anything else). Are there more convenient ways
     
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  2. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    I have a small compressor in my garage. Very handy for a wide number of purposes.

    I blow into the air inlets on the side. Only have done this twice. Didn't seem to make a lot of difference as my GH is still working very well.
     
  3. duff

    duff The world is so small, 'til it ain't

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    Don't know about you but I have no shortage of compressed air on me at all times.

    And it definitely has additives!
    :lol:
     
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  4. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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    I'm guessing that's your "Performance Back End" you are referring to? :rofl:
     
  5. ssrrosey

    ssrrosey Member

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    Hey man! I've been meaning to ask you, back when you had that Texas Tubs x Helix collab did you cover the helix intake? I have one identical and imo am getting to much flow through the helix intake
     
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  6. duff

    duff The world is so small, 'til it ain't

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    This one @ssrrosey?
    It took a bit to get the hang of the increased air but it was a very nice piece.

    I never covered the helix hole.
    His inline grid perc was smooth like butter.
     
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  7. Cheesequake

    Cheesequake Well-Known Member

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    Click to play YouTube Video
     
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  8. ominosity

    ominosity Well-Known Member

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    A little bit of a karma returned today...

    My 2 SS hoppers are defunct and in Hopper limbo until whenever. I picked up a Milaana and have been getting to grips with it and enjoying it over the last few days. Then I remembered my dirty little secret in my bedside cabinet. . Yes another broken hopper that I had meant to but forgotten to return during one of my 12 warranty requests from over a year ago (sorry HL). I thought I’d just give it the old ‘blow as hard as you can through every hole’ trick and VOILA it came back to life and is hitting like a champ.
    Now I am able to do a direct comparison between the Hopper and Milaana. No doubt the Milaana wins on flavour. Hopper flavour is good at lower temps but Milaana is superb for the first few hits. But in every other regard the hopper blows it away. The rips are way bigger and thicker and so much more effortless to achieve. Hopper requires no stirring whatever and gives great and even extraction and in my view is more efficient. And the hopper is the only vape I’ve owned that gives me an inner smile every time I pick it up to use it. A bit like when I first got an iphone. It feels like revolutionary tech in your hands and is genuinely pleasurable to use.
    We all know about the reliability nightmare but personally I really hope that HL can ride the storm and eventually produce the stable hopper we all want.
     
  9. Sonicboom1991

    Sonicboom1991 Well-Known Member

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    At least you got a working one for the moment lol. Kind of disheartening to hear your milaana comparison. I was thinking of picking one up as kind-of a on the go keep parts in the car vape, to try and fill the gap of having a consistently non working hopper. I recently got a Venus Apollo 2 and out of all the battery powered vapes I have tried it's the only one that's scratching my hopper itch and it's doing a excellent job at it. It's a real fantastic performer, I just wish they could fit it into a more portable package and I would be set.
     
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  10. ominosity

    ominosity Well-Known Member

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    Don’t get me wrong the Milaana is a great vape with a unique profile and in my view makes a great backup for the hopper as it is on demand and produces good results. I’m glad to have both but prefer my hopper in most situations.
     
  11. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    You really can’t compare the Grasshopper to the Milaana other than being a portable and an On Demand vape. It’s apples and oranges. I have both units and they are very different. I like each portable for different reasons. Not the place to do a comparison so I won’t elaborate.

    Received my GH case. I like the one I bought for $12 from Amazon better. It probably cost GH all of $5 to purchase. That was a long wait for some. I was expecting something a little bit better than that.

    I’m glad it doesn’t have a Grasshopper on the case. Having it plain is better for stealth and it cost them less.
     
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  12. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    What are you speaking about, the leather sleeve or the stainless one?
     
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  13. JoeMama

    JoeMama Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    I guess I'm not even gonna ask how long they even expect it to be.
     
  14. SmokeyTheBeard

    SmokeyTheBeard Well-Known Member

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    They have had my Hopper since 12/4/17. On 12/15/17, I was told the new processes would be implemented that week. No change since then.
     
  15. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    Why would they take a vaporizer? I didn't know vaporizers were illegal???
     
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  16. Shieldsab

    Shieldsab Well-Known Member

    I was cleaning my two front ends the other day, and while running hot water through them managed to splash the back end which was sitting nearby to pick out bigger blockages, as just shaking in hot ISO didn't seem to be dislodging some. I dried the back end as thoroughly as possible, let it sit for 36 hours by a fan and tried the hopper. Either I damaged it, it gave up in the week and a half I was dankrupt, or my battery finally gave out. Either way, I'm without a hopper so I initiated an RMA. And since my last battery has been doing 4 and 5 bowls per day for the last month and has been active for at least 6, I don't mind sending it in since I'm still waiting on my charger and three batteries I ordered beginning of December. Thankfully my Crafty, FW4 and VapCap are able to help me through, although I'll miss my hopper till it comes back.
     
  17. slcbdco

    slcbdco Brewer, Lobbyist, Vaporist

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    In Iowa even paraphernalia is illegal and it was clear what the Firefly was for lol
     
  18. JoeMama

    JoeMama Well-Known Member

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    It is kind of funny that the single category of "Portable and On Demand" can have within it so many differences! *Apples and oranges... so similar yet so different.
    Why do I have the sudden urge to start speaking French?

    :tup:

    Yep, sounds about how I expect it to go. I'll survive with the other "mostly working" hopper, and my FW4. I'm glad I like apples and oranges*.
     
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  19. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    It’s a black leather sleeve. The clicker sticks out a bit.

    I really like the Micro Shower WT from Vaporblunt with the GH. There are knock offs at DHgate. I bought mine on sale several years ago when I used the Pinnacle Pro.:ugh::rant:
     
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  20. nickb

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

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    i feel you 100% on that man, i have been driving with my weed for 20+ years now that it is Recreational legal some cops look for anything to write a pot ticket including having an open container even though it is in the trunk, like a friend of mine got last week, the cop said it had to be in a bag staoled shut, i doubt the charge will stick but yoyu never know
     
  21. Vapetrees

    Vapetrees Vaped Out

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    I feel exactly the same way as you. The Milaana is better tasting but the hopper is still my go to for the ease of use.
     
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  22. Gregori

    Gregori CannaBoss

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    "Hopper Update 2018
    Hopper Labs Quick Update 1 - 2018

    We are three-quarters of the way through a major overhaul to the service department.
    We're addressing problems many users have had that require substantial production changes. Reliability and performance upgrades are both coming!
    More processes have moved in-house for better quality control and a smoother production process.
    Stainless Cases and External chargers have been delayed due to the overhauls we have undertaken with the central Grasshopper unit. With a small staff, we have had to put all our resources where it matters most. They will ship Q1. Leather sleeves are in-stock and shipping.
    Hoppers will be coming out of warranty and new unit shipping by the end of the month. Nothing ships until we have our upgraded units ready implemented!


    The Hopper is a made in the USA product and we are now doing even more of our work locally and in-house. Your Grasshopper is hand-assembled in Colorado and carries a lifetime warranty.For those of you with your device in service. You will be receiving upgraded internals as part of the standard lifetime warranty. We know this is taking longer than normal, but we do not feel it is beneficial to replace your units with older versions.
    Contact us anytime for order updates, service updates or estimated shipping times.

    Stay tuned. It's going to be an exciting 2018!

    Hopper Labs"

    Saying that the case supposed to be shipped by décembre are late on jan 15th. That's so HL. Do they think we're stupid ?
     
  23. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    Hey at least you got an email. Cheers for sharing
     
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  24. ssrrosey

    ssrrosey Member

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    *checks calendar*
    So... you're saying wait for two More weeks

    That said this would be great. I've been nervous about the company's immediate future with the delays.

    Weirdly enough my SS combusted a couple days ago when sandwiching in a keif puck. Stranger still it's been fully functional for the days since, finger's crossed that continues and it was just a problem of the keif puck/pack
     
  25. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    When GHL says two weeks it's probably more than 2 months - as usual.
    Hope I'm wrong.
     

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