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The Grasshopper

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

  1. Wolvey

    Wolvey New Member

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    I see alot of complaints so I guess I will fade it. I just dont know what to buy.. theres so many choices out there.. and I saw this thread had a shit ton of activey.. the search continues
     
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  2. nonbeliever

    nonbeliever Well-Known Member

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    Its now been two weeks since my TI RMA came home. It’s rocking hard.... it is used all day long daily, every day since I got it back, around setting 4. There has been no degradation in it since I got it back. Heat up time is still fast (3-5 seconds). Battery life is best its ever been. Heres hoping it keeps up!
     
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  3. snaffle

    snaffle Well-Known Member

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    That very much depends on the quality of what you put into it, in my experience. Unsurprisingly. For me it's 2-4 in general, with high quality cannabis, but I mostly use it through a water piece, so these may well be bigger "hits" than you're doing.

    This one seems to vary according to the Grasshopper. Mine is medium brown, generally, I'd say. Hopper Labs made a video of what the ABV is supposed to look like:



    My ABV comes out looking like their 3, when I run my hopper on 5. But I'm happy with that, it's about the extraction I'd choose anyway. I'm sure it depends on other things too, like moisture content of herb, whether it's tightly packed, maybe other things.
     
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  4. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    Playing round with this hopper right now. Fuck yeah a couple of chambers have got me blasted.

    I'm not tending to get very dark ABV from it, though sometimes it's definitely come out close to the High - 5 shown in the vid above. I have noticed that the bud I have at the moment is very noticeably tending to a 3 or 4 shade, compared to the kush I had before which (was overly cured and extremely dry) came out very dark consistently. Though the Sub is destroying the flower I have now, it's also showing more tanned ABV as compared, but nothing like the full convectioned, hoppered ABV.
    Ultimately it's the effect I'm after, and the Grasshopper hits are super terpene heavy. It's a heady, uplifting high. The Sub produces a much, much denser super-fog, and hits hard, properly messing with the next part of your day.
    Their powers combined are well suited for achieving the reddest eyes.

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    A crude shot from a couple of nights ago.
    I think I owe thanks to @Hogni for the Stevenlmz79 carb adapter.

    My own hopper should be here pretty soon, in customs atm. But for now, I'm happy with these latest renditions. Not sure if it'd be wise to expect anything drastically different from what we've seen/experienced overall however.
     
  5. TheWhisper

    TheWhisper Well-Known Member

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    Be the squeaky wheel!
     
  6. Rel2018

    Rel2018 Member

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    Anyone here who purchased a new Hopper after May 1st ?
     
  7. RaK427

    RaK427 Well-Known Member

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    How long does it generally take after placing an order to get an expected ship date? Placed one last week.
     
  8. Cheesequake

    Cheesequake Well-Known Member

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    You don't ever get an estimated ship date (other than what it said when you checked out) unless you ask, and then whatever they tell you probably won't be accurate.
     
  9. Rel2018

    Rel2018 Member

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    I asked them beginning of the month how long would it be with UPS they answered back saying 5-7 business days.

    EDIT: I’m not in the USA

    Please let us know when you get it and how is it. I’m thinking of buying one myself.
     
  10. RaK427

    RaK427 Well-Known Member

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    It said 4 weeks on checkout, but yeah their lacking CS seemed to be a major topic on FC. It almost had me picking up the Firefly instead, but I've had 2 of them break in the past and didn't feel like shipping them back out to get fixed, so I skipped on the FF2.

    That must have been on the titanium heat treated model, they said 5-7 to ship when I looked at them, but the regular Ti said 4 weeks, which is the one I went with. I'll keep you posted.
     
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  11. Rel2018

    Rel2018 Member

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    Thanks dude.

    You in the USA?

    So other popular vapes are unreliable too ?

    Damn..
     
  12. slcbdco

    slcbdco Brewer, Lobbyist, Vaporist

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    DISCLAIMER*** Grasshopper #1 fanboy here so my opinions are BIASED!!!!!!

    But my experience is not. As for the Grasshopper, I have had to "fix" it more often than my other vapes, this however, while perhaps representative of others experience, cannot be strictly said to be the "grasshopper experience". Among my friends that have one which is upwards of 20 at this point, some have never had a repair, others multiple.

    That said, both versions of the Firefly I had to repair, I had to send in both my pax 1 and pax 2 once at least, My Davicni IQ has some aesthics issues like pieces falling off but nothing work fixing, I got a puffco peak and already on atomizer #2, in short its been my experience that in this micro-market of cannabis vape tech, shit breaks ... often and better have a backup.


    The other aspect of my experience is joy of use. I will say I have had a Ghost MV1 for about 2 or 3 weeks now and while there are things I like about it and I totally "get it" for those that are into it but I still STRONGLY prefer the grasshopper. I do find that ever since I got the peak I've been using more concentrates than before because its also a fantastic user experience in my opinion but I almost never use my Firefly 2 anymore, and I'm going to see if the ghost, with the crucible containers can find a role as my "poolside" vape and if not i'm likely to sell it as my dope toy chest is starting to over-flow with misfits.

    Is the grasshopper perfect? NO. Is it for everyone? NO. but for me each new vape that I get excited about whether trying it out at a party (like the fury 2) or borrowing one and getting super excited (thanks @ShayWhiteGrow for letting borrow that MV1!) and then buying it, once the new toy phase wears off I find myself right back on the hopper wagon.

    There are a lot of "best" vapes out there, depending on your personal preferences but they all break and as for finding the perfect vape for you, its a little trail and error, but I would recommend the Grasshopper as a contender in anyone's search since it is MY perfect vape.
     
  13. Cheesequake

    Cheesequake Well-Known Member

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    I've never heard of someone's Milaana randomly not working anymore (as long as it was working at the start.)

    The grasshopper is an incredible vape (and definitely my favorite) but there are absolutely vaporizers that don't just randomly stop working for no reason on the market.
     
  14. RaK427

    RaK427 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, actually the only steadily used vaporizer I haven't had break is the MFLB, my Thermovape and Pax still work, but haven't experienced heavy daily usage. I've been using a box mod with concentrate for a couple years now, but am looking to get back into the flower game. I'm really hoping I get a solid Grasshopper that will hold up for a long time with some care. The Fireflies I've owned, I loved, they were just a little bulky and heavy for carrying around in your pocket, outside of that, the flavor they produced was awesome!

    Edit: I forgot to mention, yes I'm in the USA.
     
  15. TheWhisper

    TheWhisper Well-Known Member

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    If you want a reliable vape that is built like a tank, hits hard, will ship immediately, and is from a company with a stainless track record, you'd be better off looking at an Arizer Solo.
     
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  16. Rel2018

    Rel2018 Member

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    I checked ALL alternatives and nothing seems as strong and sleek as the GH *WHEN IT WORKS*
    I didn’t find anything as appealing to replace the old school bong and daily J’s. But not running to buy it. Yet.

    I’m hoping this industry will grow faster so we could have more powerful reliable pens
     
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  17. ben7337

    ben7337 Active Member

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    That's the issue I have too, my hopper is extremely fast and powerful, I tried the fury 2 which many on the hopper subreddit praised, and it is night and day different. The fury 2 couldn't even hope to get me to the same point after many draws and the next day I felt nothing. With the grasshopper I feel my head is clearer the next day after using it, and that's the feeling I look for. The fury 2 probably needs more testing, but I don't think it is anywhere near on the same level as the grasshopper and now I'm wondering if any other devices really are.
     
  18. elykpeace

    elykpeace exVASted

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    Why hasn't anyone came out with a hopper capsule system.
     
  19. priestsmiler

    priestsmiler Well-Known Member

    I'm wondering if the new fury capsules will fit in the hopper. Will let you know if so as soon as they land. :)
     
  20. elykpeace

    elykpeace exVASted

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    Interested as well @priestsmiler
    I feel like keeping the oven clean of debris would solve reliability issues. Surprised they have a PFE and not some sort of pod system. The aphids to the grasshopper
    :sherlock:
     
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  21. priestsmiler

    priestsmiler Well-Known Member

    Maybe in the future (if) when they have all their [production and support] shit together a new front end system with built in loadable pods could be an aftermarket accessory they could develop.
     
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  22. deadlytoaster

    deadlytoaster Canadian lost in Denmark

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    How much wider is the oven for the HR Fury 2 than the Hopper? Dosing capsules would be wicked!
     
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  23. huck

    huck Member

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    I completely agree and this is a logical step towards improvement though I'm guessing it would require a complete redesign of the oven, and sadly not something that could work with no modifications on present 'hoppers.

    One of the reasons I bought a second 'hopper was because I would have liked to have 'swappable' bowls so figured this was an expensive $200 way to do that with the added bonus of if/when a hopper died on me (it did) I would have a backup 'hopper to take its' place (still waiting on that to be delivered, going on 3 months now..)
     
  24. elykpeace

    elykpeace exVASted

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    If anyone has a fury2 quartz cup and GH I'm sure the SS pods will fit similar diameter wise anyway


    Don't drop it in just in case!!!!!
     
  25. slcbdco

    slcbdco Brewer, Lobbyist, Vaporist

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    Are you guys asking me to ask HL to develop some chill pills?

    I mean I suppose I can make that sacrifice ;-)
     
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