The Lotus Vaporizer

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by Max Jitter, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Paperback Writer

    Paperback Writer Im a Rastaman not a Dreadlock

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    If you haven't bought one of these bad boys yet, do so with that 15% off. Love mine, been using for about two years daily and it has never let me down. So simple to fine tune they type of effects you want, light to heavy. Tasty cool vapor with the black stem! Fantastic to have one of these your arsenal, it is very versatile, travels well, and extremely low maintenance
     
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  2. Biscuits4Lunch

    Biscuits4Lunch Member

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    Question for everyone here. I've had my lotus for roughly 1 year and I love it. I vape on the go quite often and have to sacrifice taste for my pax2 portability. Is anyone using the lotus on the go and how are you doing so. I would love to be able to pocket everything and use it out and about. Anyone have custom stem ideas or can tell me is the short stem small enough to pocket. I only have J Hook and WPA. Any help or pics would be great. Thanks all
     
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  3. boon

    boon Well-Known Member

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    You make me think at this post
    http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/the-lotus-vaporizer.2595/page-255#post-956194
     
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  4. just_the_flu

    just_the_flu take it as it comes, specialize in havin' fun

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    ... are you planning on releasing coloured caps again?


    ... i'm only curious because i gave my normal cap to a buddy and looking to replace it. (cant live with out a lotus)
    I have my HighTemp Cap for the mean time, but if coloured ones are being released in the near future i may wait for one since i missed out... Should bring back the turquoise :ko:
     
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  5. colgorkan

    colgorkan Well-Known Member

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    High-temp black on turquoise on a long-stem would be sexy.
     
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  6. Max Jitter

    Max Jitter Manufacturer Manufacturer

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    We have a very small number of black and turquoise caps available, but only in the standard cap style. You will have to leave a note with your order since this is outside the bounds of our usual products and only available to FC forum members.
     
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  7. just_the_flu

    just_the_flu take it as it comes, specialize in havin' fun

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    ... :tup: you da man Max!!

    :bowdown: so many thank yous!!!


    edit: just placed my order!
    thanks again for the great service!
     
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  8. togepi258

    togepi258 Well-Known Member

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    Aww dang. Missed out on the sale. Was going to buy this, but think I might wait , in case there's a November sale.
     
  9. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    :hmm: It's still sunday for over six more hours (est) ...
     
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  10. togepi258

    togepi258 Well-Known Member

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    The sale was last weekend.
     
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  11. psyshaman

    psyshaman Vapor Viking

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    Just thought I'd stop in and say that after years of VAS I took an extended break from FC. (Roughly 2 years)
    During that time the original Lotus and WPA was my daily driver until it died of natural causes after years of heavy usage.

    I fell back into the clutches of combustion for a year (obscenely silly considering my vape collection) then
    I purchased a new version of the Lotus, WPA the regular and high temp caps.
    Seamless transition back to vapor with clouds a plenty.

    Great job with the latest version, I didn't think it could get much better than the original.
    It fulfilled all my combustion rituals and delivered such thick tasty hits on demand.
    But the improvements to the WPA are amazing and the new caps are so refined compared to the OG version.

    It's good to be back.
     
  12. SingedFringe

    SingedFringe New Member

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    @Alexis. The perfect vape is the lotus high temp with WPA and the D020-t bubbler, and the 18 to 14 female adaptor. I used to use the j hook but i found that the heat can affect my throat a bit too much (even with a bit of water in the j hook) With the j hook its very difficult to combust since you are sucking a lot of heat from the wpa. i could easily do 4 heat cycles with the j hook. With the D020-t i find that i only need 2 heat cycles and it taste better and i get no irritation with my throat. I think less heat is transferred from the wpa when using the d020-t bubbler compared to the j hook, hence why you only need 2 heat cycles. With the j hook i was heating for 4 second, then sucking for about 6 second. with the d020-t i suck immediately and vapour appears in 2-3 seconds. its easy to combust if you heat for too long, but as soon as i see vapour in the d020 i wait a few secs then stop heating.Once you try this a few time its very difficult to combust. 1/2 to 3/4 full bowl, 2 heat cycles, (stir wpa between each cycle), water just covers the bubbler, watch the vapour enter d020.

    I'm not keen on the vapcap, taste is not good and very hard draw, maybe ok if out and about.

    I'm wondering now is there a better bubbler / bong for the lotus than the d020, im clueless about glass ware.
     
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  13. Shit Snacks

    Shit Snacks Milaana. Lana. LANA. LAANAAAAAA

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    I actually used to have the D020-T too, it was even my first China glass, but I sold it when I got this instead (it is the one pictured on the previous page with my own Lotus):

    http://m.dhgate.com/product/honey-comb-and-in-line-percolator-glass-bubbler/183730847.html#pd-019

    The honeycomb diffuses better than the ratchet gear perc (they called it honeycomb too on the T but it's clearly not) and pulls much much smoother (I felt like the T was a bit chuggy), even moreso due to the inline below the honeycomb. It has the smoothest pull I've ever experienced in a bubbler and works great for pure convection vaping, even conduction too, and anything in between. The added diffusion doesn't kill flavor either, so all around its one of the best bubblers available in my experience
     
  14. SingedFringe

    SingedFringe New Member

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    thanks @snacks, i might have to try one of these bongs seeing as though there not too expensive.
     
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  15. colgorkan

    colgorkan Well-Known Member

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    I meant to reply to this but it slipped my mind. I am a hiker/trailrunner and have used the underwhelming Pax2 and it is not even in the same league. They are stealthy for sure but being a Washington State resident I'm not willing to forgo the taste and power of the Lotus for stealth.

    I have both stems and prefer the shorty for out and about. I have thought of rigging something up with a smaller/lighter stem or make one for using with the wpa but the shorty stem is such a robust and elegant design that I never get around to it.

    The first thing you'll want to do is install a debris screen in your cap to keep the goodies from gettin' all up in there. Make your own or order from the mfgr.

    A couple years ago I got this little waist-pack from the Borg and after hand stitching up both ends of the zipper a bit to keep it from failing I have put at least a couple thousand trail miles on it. It holds a short stem, an Honest or similar sized lighter and a bit of flower. It is small and most people don't even know I have it on or they assume it is just keys and such. Being a bit of a gear whore, I've since purchased several similar minimalist running designed waistpacks but prefer the cheapo wally world version the best unless I'm also carrying my phone. At the price point of $8 I already have a spare for when the elastic inevitably gives out.

    If I am out and not using a pack I find that the cap pouch that the manufacturer sells works well to protect the delicate hot plate from damage and keep the cap from being jostled loose from the stem and dumping your payload. I personally glued in a 2" diameter 0.032" aluminum disk to the inside of the leather pouch giving additional protection for the hot plate. This allows me to just slip the Lotus into a jeans pocket without worrying that I'll crush the hot plate. At first glance it just looks like I have a black pen or something similar in my pocket.
     
  16. just_the_flu

    just_the_flu take it as it comes, specialize in havin' fun

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    ... Thanks @Max Jitter !!!!!


    :luv::love::luv:

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    :luv::luv::bowdown:

    ...thanks once again Max ...
     
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  17. Shit Snacks

    Shit Snacks Milaana. Lana. LANA. LAANAAAAAA

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    Sexy, I love the turquoise too! :luv:
     
  18. SingedFringe

    SingedFringe New Member

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    Anyone tried rosin with the lotus (d020 bong with wpa) ?. do i just scrape a bit onto the metal mesh screen ?. How many heat cycles ?. (usually i get 2 heat cycles with herb). will i then need to drop a new mesh screen into the wpa if i want some fresh hits. Is a very small amount of rosin equivalent to a 1/2 to 3/4 packed herb bowl. I'm hoping its not a case of once i try rosin the effect of herb will be weaker. Rosin harder to get where i live.
     
  19. Gigsabits53

    Gigsabits53 Active Member

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    I think I would rather use the resin in a rig. If you dont have a nail I think you could use the Lotus. I would probably sandwich it between some herb in the Lotus.
     
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  20. Max Jitter

    Max Jitter Manufacturer Manufacturer

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    Veteran's Day Sale
    Friday thru Sunday
    15% Off All Orders
     
  21. The Beagle

    The Beagle Butanist Bubblemaker

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    Load the wpa with just enough weed to cover the screen and put a drop of rosin on it.
     
  22. natural farmer

    natural farmer Well-Known Member

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    Why on earth is the Lotus thread in the third page???? :goon:

    Come on people! Show some love here! Lotus is still one of the best vapes out there! Oh, how much I miss one... :luv:

    Luckily my last Lotus is in my brother's hands and I get to taste it every now and then... Those hits...:luv:

    One day it shall be mine again! My precious... I think I would give up my Vapman for one... Hmmmm... :hmm::rolleyes: Got to think this over a bit...
     
  23. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    I still have my Lotus. I will never part with it. But if I did, yes, I would give up a Vapman to get it back.

    The Lotus is a classic!
     
  24. Gigsabits53

    Gigsabits53 Active Member

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    Agree, I have several vapes but I still use my Lotus a fair amount. It's a fantastic vape!
     
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  25. natural farmer

    natural farmer Well-Known Member

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    I think Lotus is a classic. If @Max Jitter keeps making them, they will be around us for many many years to come... I hope he does!
     

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