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

  1. mario

    mario Well-Known Member

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    My V5 body is coming in today. I will post a status report once I get a few bowls through it. I’m hoping that it will be as awesome as others are saying it is. :)
     
  2. vapviking

    vapviking Well-Known Member

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    I'm just hoping you get a few bowls through it!
    But seriuosly, best of luck, and Enjoy!
     
  3. mario

    mario Well-Known Member

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    Ok. I’ve been hammering this Hopper all day since I pulled it out of the package.

    So far guys, this is the best Hopper I’ve used. Huge hits. No combustion even on 5. It’s absolutely wonderful. Let’s see how long it lasts, but so far I’m going to have to agree with everyone else that has v5 so far. It works amazing.
     
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  4. Rel2018

    Rel2018 Active Member

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    I think I’m getting my v5 tomorrow. I’m scared to use any of the 5 batteries I have ( bought 2 more so I could use them on the v5 but they haven’t shipped yet )
     
  5. seaofgreens

    seaofgreens My Mind Is Free

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    Hey guys. I had sent my hopper in last year in the first week of December. It came back last weekend, and I have been putting it through its paces for the past week.

    Symptoms sending in:
    Wouldn't heat up enough to vape herb. Anemic pulls at lvl 5.

    Clicker was wonky. I click, nothing happens, or I click, and it blinks for a second. So I'll sit there clicking and adjusting the button until it starts heating and stays on. Then sometimes I click it and it won't shut off, just resets the heating cycle, and I have to unscrew the top for it to reset...

    Then it just stopped turning blue. Just stayed red, heating constantly.

    So I sent it back.

    On return, a little less than 10 months later:

    I haven't put her past 4 of 5 in heat. 3.5 is my 5 from before. honestly, that is great imo. Performance wise, couldn't be happier about this part. I'll use heat 5 for concentrates or never.

    Clicker.... Still the exact fucking same. I'll have to constantly fiddle with it to get it to turn on or off. Sometimes it just turns on when I set it down on the table, etc.

    All I need is for them to replace the backend they clearly didn't bother checking. But I definitely don't want to wait another year or more for that.

    So... 10 months gone, and I assume they simply replaced the body part with a new one, and shipped back everything else unchecked. Probably just took 10 months of selling new units to others before they had the spare resources to replace the body. I have absolutely no doubt they didn't even test the device for any other issues before sending back.

    At least she rips proper now. I'll take it I guess.
     
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  6. eideal852

    eideal852 Well-Known Member

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    Got my new battery. None hotter. Still rock at 5, still pull clouds, but definitely doesn’t get too hot to native, pulling at low auto shuts off like I’m not pulling at all. Clicker still a pain too. Sometimes click-red-off, click-red-off, click-red-off, click-oh-hey-now-it-works.
    Also stays on occasionally when I try to off it. Rotating the clicker post seems to remedy that.
    Oi

    What’s returnaround like now?
     
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  7. sashka69

    sashka69 Well-Known Member

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    For people with backend problems like "click - red - off" or "click - nothing happens" here is a tip how I resolved these problems:
    Look at the inner contact point for the positive battery point inside your hopper body. The first version of the bodys had a golden contact point. Later they started to put solder on it for better contact to the battery. This solder was shiny at first and started to get dark after lots of use. When it was dark I also noticed a dark patina on my positive battery contact.
    At this time my problems began so I scrubbed the contact point inside my body with a screwdriver till it was shiny again. Then the errors disappeared. Maybe this might help.


    Also a side note:
    I ordered a blue spare body at 08-16-2018 and a plain ti body at 09-01-2018 and they are still in progress.... really strange to me that a lot of the fu members already got their spare bodys in the mail. I live in germany so maybe a lower priority??
     
  8. elykpeace

    elykpeace exVASted

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    :bang::rip:


    It was fun while it lasted .. not going through RMA limbo. I'll take it apart and see what's up . Such a shame. Fury 2 mp broke so also down my backup.


    Ordered og VC so hurry and send it please George.


    Edit:

    Took the screen out that I put in.. removed the stock screen and everything is clean. I get the cop lights and sometimes a blue light and upon enhale it gets cop lights again. If I unscrew the body from the backend I get the loud cricket chirps and blue light.... It works? Idk what's going on. All connections are clean and free of debris no debris in oven so just a bad connection. But if I mess with it it works like it should... So I'ma hop along a little longer? Who knows what's going on. Still want to take apart the backend (I'm guessing that's where the issue is..) anyone who knows how to take it apart message me! Sooner or later I'm going in
    :borg:
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2018
  9. elykpeace

    elykpeace exVASted

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    Follow up 24 hrs later... I just unscrew the back end and click it on and the screw it on to the body slowly until it shows red. Been working like that so that's how I use it now...

    :smug:Very happy

    I do need to find something more reliable. Or at least figure out what in the world is going on? NOTHING works as well as a working GH :freak: And that brief period it wasn't working was pretty horrible
     
  10. mario

    mario Well-Known Member

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    Alright, I have had my V5 body since Saturday. Since then I have not used any other vapes except for the Hopper. I have used it through Glass, I have used it native, I have used it all the way through a battery, I have charged it with the charger and the nitecore charger I have. I have found that setting 5 is basically a 1 hitter for a bong, and too hot for native.

    Settings 3 - 4 are perfect. I get a good 5 - 7 hits from the bowl before it is cashed out. The abv is an even brown and no combustion at all.

    My only complaint is that for some reason the blue lights flicker. But I think that the flickering lights is the heater hitting the max point you set it for. So instead of just continually heating, it feathers the pedal so to speak and that is where the flashing lights come from. But I could be making that up.

    Regardless, I am incredibly happy with it right now. It is performing amazing in all circumstances and as I said, I haven't used anything else since Saturday to see if I could break it :) So far so good folks. There is hope.

    Also, as others have said. Yes this has been a hassle, and a pain. But in the end, the Hopper is easily my favorite vape when it is working. And quite possibly one of the best vapes when it is working.
     
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  11. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    Yep, every time I come back to my hoppers it's nothing than fun and impressive performance.
    The only lack of a working hopper is the hot vapor and device when using it natively.
    But...
    - it has an awesome design - IMO
    - it is small and handy
    - it's the most stealth vape of the world
    - it hits like a hammer

    I love it really much - but I can't trust it anymore. It's a cheating bitch :ugh:
     
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  12. Roth

    Roth Pining for the Mountains

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    That's pretty insane. I don't really follow this thread that closely, but new they've had repeated reliability issues with the GH.

    Is a 6+ month turn around for warranties normal? That right there is reason enough to never buy anything from them in my book.
     
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  13. Tiny88

    Tiny88 Deluxe420

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    Good luck hope the V5 remains reliable. I have a hopper that is doing the weird sometimes just flashing red and other times doing the cop lights. After I fiddle with it I can get it to work. I am reluctant to send it in until the RMA processing time diminishes a bit.

    How long was the turnaround time for your RMA?
     
  14. Cheesequake

    Cheesequake Well-Known Member

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    I rarely touch my hopper these days. Every hit I have to fiddle with the back end to get it to work at its full potential and it's really just not worth it. Sounds like not much has changed in the past few months with HL either.
     
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  15. newVaper420

    newVaper420 Vapor Enthusiast

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    So far my hopper has been working great. I haven’t even touched my other vaporizers. I feel like it’s power diminished a little but still haven’t gone over 4 on the dial.
     
  16. MoltenTiger

    MoltenTiger Well-Known Member

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    I've mainly been using the GH as my portable and at home insta-hitter. I have had little luck with 510 mod vapes - the tubo broke, the StemPod is nice but not quite what I'm after, the SplinterZ wasn't shipping down under.
    The Mighty is still ~$500 AUD which is crazy, Arizers portables are ~320 and everything else is less than tempting.

    Especially when the hopper is so damn good!
    I'm two weeks away from 5 months of nearly daily hopping, feels great.

    The white widow + CBD shatter w/ blue dream terpene infused sandwich I just had was interesting, I recommend it. Like a marshmallow dispenser. And the crystal is nowhere to be seen in the ABV, gone without a trace.
    Awesome flavour, powerful and relaxing clouds, it's amazing
     
  17. mario

    mario Well-Known Member

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    So far this is me too. I haven't gone over 4 except for when I wanted to basically clear the bowl in one shot through my glass. But other than that, it has been sitting pretty at 3. I get so many hits I'm consistantly surprised. My other hoppers would give me 3 maybe 4 hits, because they were running so hot I guess.

    This new body though I get like 8-10 rips on it with decent clouds each time.

    My Mighty has been sitting unused, and I haven't even taken it to work with me, just the Hopper. My Vapcap is only for when I am feeling being more 'involved' in the ceremony of it all. Sitting outside, listening to calming music, etc. But the Hopper is in my pocket most times and since I can get so many hits from it, I can just take a toke whenever I need to step outside and it is an instant awesome hit.
     
  18. vapviking

    vapviking Well-Known Member

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    I have been going through various gyrations to get the 'ol hopper to work, wrote about it last week. I can always seem to get it going, it just takes some 'doing'. But it was many weeks before I came to understand that the problem is mostly all in the body, nothing really wrong with the back end (except the clicker can 'stick' occasionally). I've confirmed by swapping with other parts from other hoppers, which I know to be functioning perfectly. Cop lights, no lights, straight to blue, etc. etc., but even though it seems that trying different things with the back end appear to 'work', it's been the body all along.

    Shame is that in the past (and several times now), when I have opened warranty requests, if I tell them I have a bad back end and have tested with other known-working parts, they have each time sent a new back end right out. Then I return the bad one. But anytime I've used the same explanation about a bad body, they've had me return the whole thing. So, I limp along with this one. Good news is we have another working Hopper in house (and another one in the hospital currently). Having a surplus number of units has basically kept us going through all the 2018 turbulence. All for not very much more than the cost of a Mighty. (though we have one of those, too!)
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2018
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  19. mario

    mario Well-Known Member

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    The V5 body that I have is from buying the spare body on the site. I have my original body and it is for sure busted, but I don't want to send in the entire unit and lose the back end that I know is working right. Maybe when all this blows over I'll send it in....after I buy a backup hopper lol
     
  20. elykpeace

    elykpeace exVASted

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    I think the body you bought came back and it's not working :o So you should send the broken body back and get a body that you paid for :freak:


    Seriously tho. :argh:
     
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  21. newVaper420

    newVaper420 Vapor Enthusiast

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    Ok.... my unit started behaving funny this morning. Blinking red lights. Wouldn't get to heater. Even after blowing with compressed air.

    However, I just wiped my finger along the gold contact on the backend, and then re-tightened it, and everything started working again. I'm getting nervous. LOL

    Edit: Just had my after lunch session with the hopper. it was glorious. I love that thing.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2018
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  22. mario

    mario Well-Known Member

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    I just used mine for my morning session before work, and goddamn there isn't anything better. I hope these positive posts aren't coming across as bragging or making anyone feel bad. That isn't the intention at all, just trying to give you all some hope that the wonderful device that has us all in this loop of RMA hell and such, just might be coming to a close. If mine keeps performing this way for another month, then I'll be convinced that they have fixed their issues and will probably buy an SS Hopper as a backup. :)
     
  23. newVaper420

    newVaper420 Vapor Enthusiast

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    I've been contemplating buying another if mine keeps working to. I agree with you Mario. However, they are pretty expensive now. $265 for titanium. I forgot what i paid for mine, but it wasn't that.

    And go look at my post history. I just tell it like it is. So i don't want anyone to feel bad.... but just want to let you know, like mario, it may be getting better. My hopper has been broken since January 2018 or something or other.
     
  24. mario

    mario Well-Known Member

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    Yeah man, I'm right there with you. Bought the thing in April and finally have a working one in October. 225 for the SS version doesn't seem so bad honestly for such an amazing device. I wouldn't mind having a second in rotation if the reliability continues. Also means I will probably be buying the battery charger as well lol. Oh well, in for a penny right?

    Here is the thing, when the Hopper is working, it makes all the waiting worth it. I have been using mine straight all week and I have been more blasted by a few hits (not even a full bowl) that I have been conserving herb like never before. It's been fantastic. I think that is why we are all here hoping and hoping and waiting for them to fix their shit, because we all know that the thing works like literally nothing else on the market.
     
  25. newVaper420

    newVaper420 Vapor Enthusiast

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    Ok bad news. This morning was rough. Not getting hot enough. Had to go all the way to 5. Then, I cleaned the backend with rubbing alcohol, and cleaned the back of the battery. Dried very well. Tried it back at 4. Everything working well again.

    I tell you, my heart sinks every time i have an issue.
     

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