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The Grasshopper

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

  1. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    Yep HT is tempting but never saw one which is so nice to justify the additional high costs.
     
  2. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    totally fair.

    I plan on palming off one of my other units once they're back. Then it becomes a small cost upgrade for a nicer colour and fresh all round unit.
    Plus I never really loved my blue one, and I had already sussed getting it engraved. So, should be pretty happy whenever this all comes together with a personalised custom unit. Next up is Ed for one of those wooden beauties
     
  3. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    Ok, if you are able to disassemble a regular ti it should not need much time to torch them to your desired colouration.
     
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  4. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    Yeah perhaps a heat sink over the front end could allow for it even.
    But I don't own a furnace or a propane jet, I doubt I'd get a finish that nice. Hard to say how good it is either way, it'll be interesting to see.
     
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  5. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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    I don't think we are able to disassemble our Grasshoppers to the extent where we would be able to heat treat them ourselves without damaging the heater or circuit board. Also I suspect HL would claim any attempt to do so would likely invalidate the warranty.
     
  6. Mr.Sifter

    Mr.Sifter Well-Known Member

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    this is getting beyond ridiculous ...
     
  7. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, slow yield 3D prints. Big limitation for the project... Super annoying having to wait still!

    No two ways about it
     
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  8. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    And what's the dead horse in your opinion? Can't remember we have ever spoke about this theme.
     
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  9. MikeG7265

    MikeG7265 Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmm, another sale, yet the Electric Blue has been pushed back again. As has the Rose color and all hoppers. I’ve sent several nice, and not so nice emails, and they’ve responded to NONE.

    Done being nice. PayPal dispute started. Complaint filed with Colorado Attorney General.
     
  10. beyond6strings

    beyond6strings Just another traveller in the Dynaverse

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    I was wondering when something like this might happen. At some point their inaction was bound to piss the wrong person off. How about the BBB? Might they help as well?
     
  11. MikeG7265

    MikeG7265 Well-Known Member

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    Researching right now to see if they are in the BBB. But I don’t think they are.
     
  12. beyond6strings

    beyond6strings Just another traveller in the Dynaverse

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    Somehow, that's not surprising.
     
  13. TheWhisper

    TheWhisper Well-Known Member

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    I got an email reply to my inquiries. I am now on their "expedited" shipping list, and should receive my new Hopper in 1-2 weeks.

    Here's hoping!
     
  14. kbrown5523

    kbrown5523 Hopping in Washington

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    Me too although I think they worded it to me as in the next few weeks. LOL!! I have two in and pretty painful arthritis. Nothing works like the hopper, and I spend a lot more on herb without it. I was hoping for a better answer, but it's better than nothing. I sincerely hope I get them back sooner, rather than later, but there's just nothing to give me any hope of that.
     
  15. blackwater

    blackwater Member

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    I 110% agree and wish I was more discerning with my passion for this vape. It is ridiculous to think that almost every day I wake up and search FC and other forums for some good news of mass shipments. Delusional and hopeful, I guess close to the definition of insanity here hoping for something more/different.
     
  16. Cheesequake

    Cheesequake Well-Known Member

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    Welp sorry to say my SS hopper is dead. Red/blue lights after going straight to blue then blowing out with compressed air. Not really surprising though as the heater/sensor/body wasn't upgraded at all, I just sent my back end in and they sent me a new one. Blue Ti still going strong though with zero issues :cool:

    Also I think Olivia got canned. Trevor replied to my warranty request this time and it didn't take a month.
     
  17. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    Damn, sorry to hear. Was it the same issue as before?


    Perhaps Olivia is no more, it might explain the recent lack of replies. Not many reps are going to keep up with Caroline, especially from a cold start.
    The responses I've gotten lately haven't been signed off, and the tone is dissimilar.

    They could have new staff I guess.. but who knows.

    Just checked the new ETAs.. June for the battery charger.. hopper units seems wishful thinking though/too. May for special editions, 1 week HT, 3 week SS/Ti...
     
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  18. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    What a fucking job Caroline has/had. All those annoyed customer mails and no real perspective to reply. So much negative vibes must be pretty frustrating for her too
     
  19. nomadicsoul34

    nomadicsoul34 Well-Known Member

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    Really tempted by one of these as they seem perfect for a micro doser like me.. Great 420 sale on atm. However scanning these pages it looks like they break down often and as a UK resident it would annoy the hell out of me to keep sending it back for repair. Best to stay away and stick to my Vapcap?
     
  20. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    As you like it. But up to now it's still a kind of Russian roulette.
     
  21. treeleaf

    treeleaf Member

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    I live in Cape Town and received my TI hopper in Feb 2017 with 3 batteries..it worked great for 6 months till the flickering blue red lights. I used it typically twice a day through a small bubbler as the tip is too hot. I have blasted it with air from an inflatable pump & still charge the batteries and try it and sometimes it seems to work..but then once I stuff it with herb its back to flickering. Since then I decided to go for the Da Vinci IQ and then DynaVap M. With the cost of shipping , delays and uncertainty that the issues have been resolved, I would shy away from the special offers...rather get something that you know works (and uses a standard replaceable or no battery) and save yourself the frustration (unless you live next door to hopper labs!). I hope that one day they do make a reliable hopper..so i will hold onto my expensive flickering led wand in the hope that they survive.

    so basically what i am saying is that everyone should take up the 420 offers..to keep them afloat so we can return our faulty units (bit like "investing" in bitcoin)
     
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  22. Sonicboom1991

    Sonicboom1991 Well-Known Member

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    I will happily buy at least one more hopper if I can get one that last at least a month or two at a time,so I could cycle them.But my record is two weeks. I would just end up with two hoppers broken at the same time.
     
  23. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    We hopperheads are pretty nutz and masochistic, aren't we?
     
  24. vapviking

    vapviking Well-Known Member

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    From the time of the first shipped Hoppers it has been dis-advantageous to be a non-US buyer. Exceptions are those with 1. Great patience for both long waits and being fed a line of B.S. and; 2. Large enough budget to buy more than one, i.e., have a backup unit while repairs are needed. Track record shows that repairs will be needed, so you'll need shipping costs in the budget, too!

    It pains me to give such feedback, even while I can attest to having the patience and some real love for the product and the people who make it. It helps me that in US return shipping is not expensive.

    Current shipping rate is very, very slow, so be prepared to have your tolerance (see #2, above) tested right out of the gate.
    Hopes are now hung on the recently revised parts and processes, which may make the Hopper more reliable. Thank goodness for the lifetime warranty...
     
  25. Cheesequake

    Cheesequake Well-Known Member

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    As much as I love the hopper I don't think I'd own one if I didn't live inside the US.
     

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