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The Grasshopper

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

  1. Cheesequake

    Cheesequake Well-Known Member

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    I must've missed that.
     
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  2. mario

    mario Well-Known Member

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    Honestly the ABV is perfectly extracted. I can get it almost as dark as my Dynavap and Mighty. It isn't that it doesn't produce a lot of vapor and heat, because it does, it just doesn't seem to build up in the bong the way I though it would. I'm going to try the longer slower pulls and see if that is my problem.
     
  3. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Ah, sorry....I must be a bit slow today as I misunderstood.

    What size bong are you using? Big tube or??

    I use a DHGate Mobius Ion knockoff from stevenlmz79 (popularglass) with a 14mm dewar joint. Its not too dang big. Below is a pic of a real Mobius Matrix. Perhaps the volume of your bong is effecting the visual results...maybe?

    Mods: this is NOT from DHGate but is a picture of an actual Mobius from Aqua Labs that I'm posting just to let the other member know what this configuration looks like.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. vapviking

    vapviking Well-Known Member

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    Try doing a couple of short draws (without inhalong them) before going for the long, slow one. The initial air passing through the chamber serves to get things up to temperaturre and to get excess moisture evaporated off, all before vape production can really begin.
     
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  5. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    From Hopper...just saw it come in a minute ago, make of it what you will.

    Shipping Update July
    Find shipping updates below. For more information feel free to email support@grasshoppervape.com

    Please note that this shipping update report is only an estimation and not an exact representation of delivery. The dates given here represent a range in of which Grasshopper products are shipping currently. Due to fluctuations in customer ordering and requested warranty service some date ranges are slower to move through than others. Production and warranty service speed also fluctuates with the supply of necessary components. If you Hopper is ready to ship but there are other out of stock items on your order it may cause a delay. You may elect for discounted shipping to split the order into two.

    7/8/2017 - Production is currently at 200 units and warranties being produced or serviced per week. A few parts are on order from manufacturers that have caused a delay with specific new units.

    Stainless Grasshopper - (Currently shipping Jan-Early April) Stainless Hoppers are running behind other devices due to the volume ordered in March and April. Most devices are 70-90% completed up to current ordering. We are currently waiting on a back-end component from an overseas supplier. They are late on delivery of this part but we expect it to arrive this month (July). 420 kits are at the front of the production schedule once this part arrives and will ship soon after.

    Titanium Grasshopper - (Currently shipping June-July) Titanium Hoppers have been bouncing around caught up and a 1-2 week ship time. Once the new assembly lines were rolling, we were quickly able to fulfill these orders with on-hand inventory. The Titanium Grasshopper is the most "caught up" with almost all orders currently fulfilled. The lead time is now going to jump out to 4 weeks as supplies of a few parts are on order and have not arrived. We also expect the focus to shift later this month to Stainless Hoppers as parts arrive to complete the backlog of those units.

    Color Grasshoppers - (Currently shipping Jan - Late April) Color Grasshoppers are delivering in a wide range of dates depending on the Color. Dark Grey and Blue are working their way to in May orders. Green and Purple sit around early April. Bronze Hoppers are catching up, but we were lagging behind previously. Rose and Electric Blue have had the longest delay due to the additional steps necessary to make these custom units. We can offer color switches but we expect them to start going out this month.

    Heat Treated - (Current) Heat Treated Hoppers are currently being fulfilled in 1-2 days, and we expect them to remain current while they are in stock. HT units are produced in batches separate to regular Grasshopper Production.

    Accessories - Accessories have their listed ship time displayed on the website

    Out-of-stock and on order - (10-25 days) - Bronze PFEs, Blue PFEs

    Pre-Order Items - The Stainless Case and External Charger both have had a lot of delays. They are expected to ship later this year. The exact date is not yet known but September/October is our current estimation. We have completed the design and testing phases and are just waiting on production and delivery for these items. Once here we will assemble and test each unit, then ship them to customers. We will have more progress updates as we go forward. Once released the pricing will change from pre-order prices to the higher normal pricing.

    Warranty - Currently servicing January and February with standard upgrades and repairs. If you Hopper has more complex issues it may still be in service before these dates as a more experienced technician reviews them. We are expecting the backlog to be cleared in 12- 16 weeks. There are new warranty procedures which will inform you when your device is almost complete from service. You must reply to this address confirmation request or your device will not be returned. Too many devices have been shipped to old address due to the delay in service.

    We wish to keep you informed and updated on all our progress. This post is in response to our most recent update and user requests for more information. Please feel free to give us further feedback at support@grasshoppervape.com. We are working extremely hard with limited staff to maintain a tight budget and deliver your warranties and ordered products.

    Please follow our instagram page @grasshoppervape for more updates.
     
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  6. DelaSheck

    DelaSheck Active Member

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    Shocking that they it 16 Weeks to get a broken hopper repaired. I sent an my 3rd RMA request for a burning back end (actually the whole grasshopper gets burning hot) last week and haven't had a reply from them yet.
     
  7. Rel2018

    Rel2018 Active Member

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    Hey thanks for the pic. Do you know how come on aqua labs website this is sold for 264$ ( currently sold out ) and on DHGate it’s only 30$ ?
     
  8. newVaper420

    newVaper420 Vapor Enthusiast

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    Because Aqua is American, I believe, and DHGate is Chinese.
     
  9. Vapor_Eyes

    Vapor_Eyes tripping off the beauty of it all

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    One other possibility is a faulty seal between the Grasshopper and your glass piece. This could be the result of imperfections in your PFE or your glass joint. If it’s a cheap glass piece there’s a chance the 14mm joint is slightly imperfect and letting air in, thus the wispy clouds. Although if it works with other vapes it may be your PFE.

    If you have some sort of silicone tubing that you can put around your PFE it might help.
     
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  10. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Because one is an actual Mobius and the other is a Chinese knockoff.
     
  11. Rel2018

    Rel2018 Active Member

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    Any other companies that makes quality glass bubblers ?
     
  12. newVaper420

    newVaper420 Vapor Enthusiast

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    If you are looking for cheap, DHgate. Otherwise you are gonna spend a lot for glass. Just the way it is I believe.
     
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  13. AJS

    AJS Calm Consistency

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    My Ti is from like august last year and still working. Never warrantied.
     
  14. Rel2018

    Rel2018 Active Member

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    Is DHGate cheap AND quality ?
     
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  15. Mr. Gweilo 420

    Mr. Gweilo 420 Dude

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    Check out the Cheap Glass thread. Several good vendors provide quality products at reasonable or even low prices. Many on FC use such products happily.
     
  16. Zow237

    Zow237 Well-Known Member

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    How often do use it???
     
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  17. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    But there are good sellers on DHGate and bad ones.
    FC user @Chicken #420 was so nice to create a thread on this topic for better orientation. This overview is permanently updated.
    Yes, you can get high quality Chinese glass. Maybe not so excellent processed like the works of some US or German glassblowers but who cares for a 1/10 of their pices. They are good work horses for daily use and it doesn't hurt so much if a piece breaks. Ask @ataxian ! :brow:
    BTW where are you, bro? Long time not seen!?
     
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  18. Rel2018

    Rel2018 Active Member

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    Thanks dude, good info on that thread

    Also I need a good quality bubbler that I can use with my GH at work. Something small and portable for reasonable price. But not the no spill stuff I don’t trust it so much, one mistake and your vape is gone. Any suggestions ? ( kinda like @cheesquake’s J hook )
     
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  19. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    A 14f-10m adapter would be quite nice with the PFE, 14f-14m goes alright too.
    A 14f-14f with a 14m-10m adapter combo I have is my dry go to. Nice and easy to use and cools it a heap.

    I'm just referring to glass joints (size-female/male) there are endless options. DHgate is a good starting point, but there’s certainly something more local.

    I avoid dry hits where I can, bubblers are my jam.
    All my paraphernalia gets plenty of use, so I don't feel bad about having saturated options.

    [​IMG]

    All China on the left, all American boro on the right. The China glass is extremely good for the price, and so is the American. Just depends what you want to part with and why.
    Functionally speaking, it's quite basic. Realistically speaking it's complex and the more you pay, the more you get.

    Some kind of cooling is a must, I can get away with small tokes with just the Grasshopper, but I prefer massive hits and that really requires decent cooling to tolerate
     
  20. Rel2018

    Rel2018 Active Member

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    I hear you man. I’m the same, that’s why I’m looking for a sneaky water piece for work so I never use it the dry way. But thanks a lot you gave me an idea of using the adapters as a dry cooling way until I find what I’m looking for


    UPDATE: used couple of adapters as extensions, 5 on the dial, firm inhale, got almost no vapor but lots of taste.
    I think it’s because of the cheap glass adapters rather then the vape

    (Still love it though)
     
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  21. frank grimes

    frank grimes Well-Known Member

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    This is bullshit...my hopper broke in February but I’ve been waiting for the backlog to clear up before sending it in. Earlier in the year they said they estimated the backlog should be cleared by sometime in July. Now I’m reading a few pages back on this thread that hopper labs is estimating it’ll take another 120days to clear up? That brings us to October....
    Wish storz & Bickel would just buy them up for pennies on the dollar and just make it work.
     
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  22. Cheesequake

    Cheesequake Well-Known Member

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    Be prepared for another unreasonably long delay after that 120 days passes.
     
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  23. Scarpvape

    Scarpvape Member

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    I’m rather intimate with your frustration. They have had my hopper for more than half a year, but you bring up a good perspective. I don’t know how many people have had a faulty unit but held on to it like you have. So what’s worse, having the broken unit never knowing when they’ll clear their log? Or sending it away never knowing if you’ll get it back?
     
  24. Cheesequake

    Cheesequake Well-Known Member

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    Got an email from Paypal. HL has 10 days to respond. Sad that this is what it takes to get them to respond to a customer who has purchased over 5 Grasshopper vaporizers since they started selling them.
     
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  25. Rel2018

    Rel2018 Active Member

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    Sorry to hear dude.
    They should have just sent you a new one for free...
     
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