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The Grasshopper

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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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.
     
  4. SmokeyTheBeard

    SmokeyTheBeard Active 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.
     
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  5. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member

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    Why would they take a vaporizer? I didn't know vaporizers were illegal???
     
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  6. 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.
     
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  7. 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
     
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  8. 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*.
     
  9. 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:
     
  10. 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
     
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  11. 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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  12. 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 ?
     
  13. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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

    ssrrosey New 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
     
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  15. 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.
     
  16. Hjalmark

    Hjalmark Oldest boy alive

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    Dont care about how long it takes as long as hopper labs stays afloat and services my unit

    Admirable seeing company stick to its product and customer

    Smart thing would be to sell and bail out

    But seams like something is driving them, be that money or passion

    Hopefully bit of both

    GO TEAM HOPPER!

    Ps. Haters going to hate
     
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  17. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    Luckily they said it a month ago, so they should be done within another 2 months.

    It's annoying having to wait, but it's sounding promising. They say they're 3/4 through their overhaul which began a month ago, so another 2 weeks is hopefully all it takes for them to start shipping again. I expect it'll take them a couple of weeks to get to my unit, and another couple of weeks transit. So the earliest I'll have my hoppers again is the end of Feb/early March.
    As long as those updates hold up, that's what really matters.
     
  18. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    Time doesn't matter for me. I only hope they survive!
     
  19. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member

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    I must say, despite everything, I'm very hopeful; I do have a feeling the case/charger thing was a way to raise funds to bring stuff in-house, so they could finally bring there warranty issues under control, but if that's the "case" (lol ... pun intended), thanks to all those that contributed their money to the cause! Either that, or the timing of everything is just unbelievably coincidental ... anyways ... I do hope to be happy with the end result, and despite the apparent deception, it may well work out for the best for everyone (customers and HL alike).

    Anyways ... this is just me hypothesizing out loud, so don't put any weight to it ... I do really hope Hopper Labs sticks around, and if this is what it takes, well, I would have for one bought a case or charger knowing I would wait many months for it if it meant my warranty issues would become reasonable ...!
     
  20. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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    I'm looking forward to seeing how the improvements in manufacturing improve the hoppers reliability.

    My friends got one hopper in for RMA and I have 2x hoppers that are working but I suspect are below their potential so I suspect I'll be posting them off in a few months.

    Here's hoping for good things while keeping expectations in check.
     
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  21. Hammahead

    Hammahead Well-Known Member

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    Mine should arrive these days at the Hopper Labs. So the good news I'm hearing is that everything will be soo much better soon, the slightly, less good news being nobody knows how long this "soon" is going to take. King of timing that I am, I just bought two new batteries and a snug little glass piece to go with Hoppy. Well...
     
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  22. Hjalmark

    Hjalmark Oldest boy alive

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    Even though I am a huge grasshopper-head and gurgle those hopper labs balls daily

    I don't think these changes to production will guarantee error free hopper

    Cant believe there is that much redesign they can do while still keeping the same form factor

    Think we need a hopper that can literally be screwed apart into multiple pieces allowing us to clean oven and sensors our self

    But I might be wrong because the one I got now been working for 2 months but it's on "over-drive"

    I can't take it over 4,2 and 4,5-5 turns the avb black and overheats the unit constantly so I get blue/red at same time with heater shut off

    Its nearly a milaano with its manual trigger

    But on 4 it's like old 5 but battery lasts 2-4 bowls with huge clouds and very evenly roasted avb

    Even using mine only dry with my wooden drip tip and pulling impressive clouds with very little discomfort expect just potency tickles :)

    A lot of folks would probably send theirs in because it keeps overheating but I learned the quarks of this one and love it

    4 for everything and 4,5 for bong and oils
     
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  23. Hammahead

    Hammahead Well-Known Member

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    From what they say my impression is that they're blaming the trouble on out-house processes. Which would sort of contradict their "mostly american made" claim.
     
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  24. slcbdco

    slcbdco Brewer, Lobbyist, Vaporist

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    I do no one component was made in New York state somewhere but i’ve been to the lab is actually down the street from me and i’ve seen the assembly happening right here in Boulder.
     
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  25. JJ420

    JJ420 Starbucks, FlowerPot, and Heinekin.

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    ^^Wow... Glass half full there huh? :\ :rolleyes:

    I do fully predict that in 2018, MoltenTiger will go on to replace Sarah Huckabee Sanders as White House Press Secretary. :lol: :nod:


    Pics or it didn't happen lol! Seriously though, could someone go to Hopper Labs and snap some quick cell phone pics? I'd imagine an operation with teams of engineers, an R&D department, etc. would be a pretty impressive, maybe even a world-class facility, no? :D :p
     
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