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The Grasshopper

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

  1. newVaper420

    newVaper420 Vapor Enthusiast

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    A long time ago, I gave up on it. When it works, its choice, but i just assume its gonna break now. When I went to San Francisco, I brought my mighty and hopper and didn’t even use the hopper (think it was already starting to run cold). Mighty didn’t fail me.
     
  2. JoeMama

    JoeMama Well-Known Member

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    This is very strange... unless they've made some very fundamental circuit changes, the backend is the only thing that makes electrical connections. I'd love to know if you figure this one out!

    Hey Baron, hope you're good! Making my way back to check in here... what's a "V5"? Version 5? I didn't see anything on their so-called blog. I'm still waiting for my RMA from June. They now said "10-30 days", but I don't give a shit if what I'm reading is that they still haven't figured out how to build this thing. I no longer depend on the hopper. Won't even leave the house with it.
     
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  3. Zow237

    Zow237 Well-Known Member

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    My v5s are killing it. Lovin’ it as long as it works ;).
     
  4. YOitsJO

    YOitsJO New Member

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    How long have you had em?

    Just put in an order last week.. despite all the negative feedback I've seen, the grasshopper was just too irresistible
     
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  5. Zow237

    Zow237 Well-Known Member

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    A week. Ti runs much hotter than the ss
     
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  6. Vapxr

    Vapxr Member

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    I'm right there with you, seeing all the negative feedback makes me hesitate but seeing one in action is amazing. Almost like a portable Flowerpot.
     
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  7. mario

    mario Well-Known Member

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    So my Ti V5 body is still working amazing. Turns on, heats up, 3 is awesome, 3.5 is awesome, 4 is awesome. 5 is only for water lol, but again awesome.

    I guess for the time being I have a good one, because I think I have had it almost a month now. I have an induction heater for my vapcap coming in today. There is every chance that the ease of use that will add to my vapcap, the Hopper might take a side seat for a while. I have found the cycling between my 3 vapes makes each one so much better in their own right.

    I am really sorry to hear that @newVaper420 has had so many issues with his. That sounds like my experience with my v4 bodies. Went from great to dead in a span of hours. The v5 though is holding up to my abuse. *shrug*
     
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  8. Hammahead

    Hammahead Well-Known Member

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    I'm not entirely sure but I guess that's based on something related to Kremlinology (in Germany that was called "Kremlin Astrology") which means you draw conclusions based on subtle details you notice and rumors you hear rather than based on official statements.

    I used to be going to great lengths to publicly support Hopper Labs and the Hopper itself but I've sort of come to realize that thing is probably not meant to be. It really doesn't look like this thread's going to be full of Happy Hopper Campers any time soon and even though things have apparently improved, it's still only acceptable cause the Hopper still does a (very) few things that no other vape does. The moment there's a competitor with convection technology, an exchangeable battery, less than 20 seconds heat up time and a fair amount of power, in a slightly larger form factor, that company will be merely a memory of the strange old days.
     
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  9. elykpeace

    elykpeace exVASted

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    Anyone have Elon Musks number.??


    Tesla vape

    .. I hear it's his new fav pastime
     
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  10. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Joe - I'm doing well, thanks for asking. And you?

    V5 bodies came from one of their recent email communications, I believe. We didn't make it up, it came from Hopper and is supposed to be the latest greatest body config.

    But, I have no faith in these guys anymore, personally.

    I have two GH's, recently RMA'd, both of which run cool to the point that they have to be on L5 to get anything and even there the extraction is not satisfactory.
     
  11. Vaporific

    Vaporific All who wander are not lost...

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    I’m sure Tesla could make an amazing vape. I mean they’ve got great battery tech! But judging from Musk’s recent antics he hasn’t given up combustion, lol. There was purportedly cannabis in that big log but can we really confirm that and how much?
     
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  12. JoeMama

    JoeMama Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Baron... I'm well, thanks!

    Truer words... no faith, or even enthusiasm, anymore.
     
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  13. YOitsJO

    YOitsJO New Member

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    Since they're so powerful (when working properly), I'm wondering if heavy use on L5 leads to a higher likelihood of the unit failing... Or on the other hand, maybe not using it on the highest setting frequently leads to failure?

    Just a thought
     
  14. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Dunno, not really using them as they are just no longer sufficient functionally, IMO. I'm not wasting my flower in them.

    When new and working correctly, 4.2 was the highest I need for solid milk and nice dark extraction....never went up to 5 and could have dropped down a bit if I wanted.

    Now, nah...they run cool.
     
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  15. °k

    °k The sound of vapor

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    Hey guys, how long did it take for you to get a shipping notification once your rma'ed GH had entered the final testing stage?

    I've received the email telling me I had 3 days to confirm my address and add accessories about a week ago and since then nothing. They also mentioned I just had to ask if I had questions, which I did but as I said they remained silent. I might be badmouthing but something tells me I'd have had news from them if I had ordered something...
     
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  16. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Classic Hopper Labs.

    The only answer to your question, sadly, is god only knows.

    Best of luck.
     
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  17. Zow237

    Zow237 Well-Known Member

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    Mine was the day after
     
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  18. elykpeace

    elykpeace exVASted

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    My experience went well. Was told if I bought a new body they would ship it out the next week .. this was on a Thursday.. the following Friday they said that day and sat morning I got a email for shipping.


    Working well. I haven't messed with the temp and on 4.5 nice brown avb
     
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  19. ChooChooCharlie

    ChooChooCharlie Well-Known Member

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    Love it !!!

    Hopper is my at home goto. 30-40 second draws with TiChillum. Never more than two draws. Yay for titanium -- no heavy, breaky, nasty glass

    Forum rules allow me one post to be critical of a company. Here's mine: My SS is a bit cool so I bought a spare SS body July 15. Order still says "processed," meaning they have my money and I have squat
     
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  20. fogbank

    fogbank Well-Known Member

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    Thursdays are now officially my "Blu Tack the Hoppers" day. :)

    I have four working Hoppers. None of them have ever required an RMA. All of them work to my satisfaction. All of them seem to work a little better after the Blu Tack cleaning (faster heat up times, better vapor production).

    A good, working Hopper can produce clouds regardless of draw speed or grind size, however I seem to get better extraction (darker ABV) with a finer grind and a slower draw.

    I usually grind at least an eighth at a time and dump it in a plastic container. When filling the Hopper, the larger bits of herb seem to come out of the container first. That's when I notice lighter ABV. As I work my way through the container, the bits of herb get finer. I notice darker ABV with the finer bits. I've also slowed my draw speed recently, which has resulted in darker ABV.

    The main drawback of the finer grind is that the material tends to get sucked into the screen of the front end more, which results in a more restricted draw.
     
  21. Vaporific

    Vaporific All who wander are not lost...

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    4 working Hoppers without any RMAs? Is there a name for that? Glad it's all working out for you. I want to try Blu Tack - AFTER my pre-order Ti comes back from its first RMA. I miss it I do. I concur about the grind fineness - the finer the more it clogs the screen. I use a wide interdental brush to clean the frontend and chamber after a couple of fills - no issues. I've never cleaned the backend threads but I don't think that was the cause of my RMA situation. TBD.

    Well, a new body could fix things however why do so many need to be fixed, like mine? It takes no time, well a week or two in HL-ese, to send a new part out - at your cost. I'll stick with the lifetime warranty on my lone unit and avoid giving them more money - except for batteries, but only if the thing works.

    PURGATORY is a word I use for where my Ti is now and evocative of HL's customer service. :peace:
     
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  22. vapviking

    vapviking Well-Known Member

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    I think a lot of other folks have received spare body orders in far less time than this, even some on their 2nd or 3rd return already! Is there something special about your order that can account for this delay? Have you tried the squeaky wheel approach?

    Unrelated note;
    Lately, for the very least obtrusive (yet still very effective) shielding of heat from mouth piece;
    I got tired of the silicone condom. They get dirty, they get loose and fall off, they add some bulk, they cost $, etc.
    I use the PFE and shove* a piece of silicone tubing over it, as if to add a whip. (Med. grade, high temp. I use 5/16" i.d. but it's a very tight fit, so I think 3/8" would be better). Then I cut off all that is projecting beyond the front of the mouth piece. This leaves a short sleeve on the m.p., extending about 1/4" to 3/8" down. Protects the lips quite effectively, especially on multiple quick hits. Doesn't budge. It doesn't seem to be getting very dirty or to be yellowing, in part because it's not in the vapor path.
    *Actually, the 5/16" is quite tight, so I first rolled it inside out a short bit, then unrolled it onto the PFE.
     
  23. btka

    btka Well-Known Member

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    Any news regarding RMAs my hopper is since may at hopperlabs did not hear anything from them until now. Did someone received his may RMA... should I write hopperlabs...

    BTW my new spare body gh (not V5) combusted, otherwise its working and extracting very good. It combusted on level5 I did draw very slow (I think that is why it combusted). Do not want to send it in because of witing time and fear of receiving hopper which underperforms...
     
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  24. Cheesequake

    Cheesequake Well-Known Member

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    HL continues to be the biggest disappointment I've ever given money to. "Parts" arrived today and it's a body. Nothing else. I tell them the only thing that fixes my unit is twisting the back end back and forth and they send me a body. :whoa:
     
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  25. vapviking

    vapviking Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried it?
     
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