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The Grasshopper

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

  1. eideal852

    eideal852 Well-Known Member

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    Hey, question for you, hope you'll respond here, as I've not had much luck on reddit. Your (my) blue Ti; prior to sale, did you have doubts of it's hardiness? Would you have sent, as it was in at some point? I'm trying to ascertain if, in addition to acting a fool (won't turn off, won't turn on, needs the plunger twisted, unscrew rescrew general pain in the assedness) it also runs on the cool side.

    Any light you can shine on your feelings for you old boy would be appreciated..
     
  2. elykpeace

    elykpeace exVASted

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    If your questioning the "hardiness" I would say sent it in ... But I have a SS that runs colder then my Ti and I wouldn't personally send it in unless it wasn't working at all. My ti is hot tamales and I keep it at 4.

    Dang I can still edit:

    3 v5 hopper bodies
    so far :bang::rockon:
     
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  3. Cheesequake

    Cheesequake MDE Never Dies

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    It ran cooler than some but every hopper I've ever owned has been different.
     
  4. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    This thread is depressing ... :(

    My Ti hopper's still working fine since last RMA (the 5th? 10th? 15th? ... somewhere in there). My SS hopper came back from last RMA (pre v5) not getting hot enough, crazy flickering ... you know the usual ... I can't be bothered to send it back yet ... I've been dragging my heels, sorta' following this thread and hoping for a turning of the tides ...

    Every time this thread gives me a glimmer of hope, within weeks it seems to be back to the same ole' fucked Hoppers :(
     
  5. Vaporific

    Vaporific All who wander are not lost...

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    Amen! Little if any good news lately from Hopperville.
     
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  6. Mr. Gweilo 420

    Mr. Gweilo 420 Dude

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    Most depressing FC thread by far. Same shit, different day.
     
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  7. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    ...besides of the CCA thread.
     
  8. eideal852

    eideal852 Well-Known Member

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    That's why I ask, I've only ever used the one ( I'm not even asking from a "what the hell man" place; it's worked plenty well, plenty long enough, and grasshoppers in general carry such a buyer beware vibe)
    Im mostly asking whether YOU found it to be on the cool side, or if anything about it triggered any "better sell it or service it" feels for you...
     
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  9. elykpeace

    elykpeace exVASted

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    Just wanted to update . Had my hopper fixed and spare body sent out in a timely fashion. 110 bucks but now it's looking pretty good. I test out the other body and it works great as well SS (3rd hopper recently purchased runs colder and the older ti that was repaired runs hot the spare body seems "just right"


    Overall I'm happy for now so

    Thank you hopper labs? :uhoh::freak::love:Lol
     
  10. Zow237

    Zow237 Well-Known Member

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    My v5 ti has been all over the place. Sometimes it doesn’t even heat up. I fiddle with it and then boom. But sometimes it gets too hot and I’ve combusted. I do think my super fine grind did have a play clogging up the mp so I’ll update more when I reup tomorrow
     
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  11. fogbank

    fogbank Well-Known Member

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    Can only be pure luck.

    I don't know or do anything that nobody else knows or does. :hmm:

    I had one brand new Ti Hopper which I kept in a drawer for months. When I took it out and stuck a battery in it, it wouldn't turn on at all. I cleaned the back end threads with Blu Tack and got it working again. Now it's working great (fingers crossed).
     
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  12. Vaporific

    Vaporific All who wander are not lost...

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    Pure luck indeed. Good for you!

    Interesting about the dormant Ti and cleaning the threads, which I know many have issues with - I never tried Blu Tack but will. Either your Ti came that way or it developed something on the threads over time, the latter more troubling than the former - though my Ti is in RMAville! :bang:
     
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  13. fogbank

    fogbank Well-Known Member

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    I have posted about this Ti Hopper before. It don't think that it came that way but I can't be sure. When I got it I put the battery in it and powered it on a few times without any issues. I took the battery out and stuck it in the drawer.

    I would say that it developed the residue on the threads while sitting dormant for several months, but I can't be sure because I didn't try cleaning the threads when I first got it. The residue could have been there when I got it, but there was no indication of any problems when I first tested it.
     
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  14. Easywider

    Easywider Simple is the way

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    I haven't been following this thread much lately as my Hopper has been pissing me off with weird back end issues. Anyway just wanted to chime in with a recent "GOOD" hopper experience as they seem to be rare.

    I was having an issue were if I fully tightened my back end the unit would not turn on no matter what I did. I needed to unscrew 1/4 , 1/2 turn and even then it was extremely finicky. Contacted hopper warrantee got a response within 24hours with a solution that worked. Turn dial back and forth while hitting with compressed air. It blew out some metal shavings. I'm now hopping with fully restored performance. For now :lol: Not sure how shavings got in their but I'm happy they are gone.
     
  15. Vaporific

    Vaporific All who wander are not lost...

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    I wish I had something more to say or add but I don't. I'm stumped, not that your issues are mine however I thank you for the remedies and info. I wish I had tried a bit more diagnostics and troubleshooting with my Ti (pre-order) but it went in to RMA pretty quick (for several reasons) - and I likely won't see it for a while. A conjugal visit would be nice, lol. A Hopper that works consistently well is awesome! Mine however got inconsistent and vapor production was seriously reduced even rotating fresh batteries. I'll definitely keep your advice (and others on here too) at heart when it comes back. And I pray it works like new (TBD).

    Hope your other Hoppers work well! :peace:
     
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  16. Cheesequake

    Cheesequake MDE Never Dies

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    I hate to jinx myself but I'm pretty sure I have a fully functioning hopper right now. New back end came in and paired with the old body (replacement still gets insta-burn your fingers hot at the heater area) it works perfectly. It's also not all scratched like the previous back end replacement so that was a pleasant surprise.
     
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  17. elykpeace

    elykpeace exVASted

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    Awesome news.

    My GH is still preforming great despite the fact blinking but no backend heat so that's good
     
  18. tr33sPlease

    tr33sPlease Well-Known Member

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    Sound like my issue (had it forever two years and just started having issues a couple months ago). Where did you blow the compressed air? Under the dial?
     
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  19. elykpeace

    elykpeace exVASted

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    :mmmm: GH

    Flavor or clouds best of both worlds

    If hopper labs gets these kinks ironed out GH will be king.

    When my hoppers working it's amazing. No issues with my replacement and the spare body other then 5 is REALLY hot. Almost combusted so I start at 4.5 and everything's groovy
    :smug:
     
  20. Cheesequake

    Cheesequake MDE Never Dies

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    Yep when the hopper works right there is nothing that can beat it imo. Desktop or portable. Only reason I've put up with their BS for years haha.
     
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  21. Danballa

    Danballa Active Member

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    I really wish this had better reliability. It would have been the perfect vape for when I travel. I really hope they get it sorted out
     
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  22. Easywider

    Easywider Simple is the way

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    Yeah right around the gold plate on the back end, up towards the dial.
     
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  23. Hammahead

    Hammahead Well-Known Member

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    Same here. Actually... I'm not sure if I'm happy I ever tried the Hopper. You're right, it's pretty much the greatest when it's working. Only the Sticky Brick makes this sort of clouds as a portable but I don't get along with the torch. My SBJ is burnt all over and I have burned my fingers just too often. Anythings else isn't that fast in heating up time and finishing a bowl, and not that overwhelming cloud and effect wise. At least not entirely the same.

    That being said, with a lot of the new vapes these days, like with the Fury2 and the X-Vape Fog, I'm not even sure if I really had missed out anything worth mentioning if I'd never bought a Hopper in the first place. If I want fast heat up times, great (not the greatest) clouds and a swappable battery, there's the X-Vape Fog. And ironically the one thing that makes the Hopper such an unreliable machine is the one thing I never cared for: the size and stealth factor. Still nothing hits as fast and efficient as the Hopper but just the presence of this thread here keeps me from being completely relaxed using it.
     
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  24. elykpeace

    elykpeace exVASted

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    Have always gotten off flavors with fury and never owned a stickybrick but I like being able to just rip and not worry about combustion. Always uniform avb and no guess work just hope it keeps on working great
     
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  25. Cheesequake

    Cheesequake MDE Never Dies

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    #metoo
     
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