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The Magic-Flight Box

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by magicflight, May 16, 2009.

  1. davesmith

    davesmith Active Member

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    I thought I'd post my thoughts on using the LB with the CTs, Glyphs and cheap(ish) Moroccan import hash.

    So I finally decided (having kicked the tobacco once and for all) to try a bit of import hash with my LB. I've previously tried bubble, keif and oils and was only really happy with the results using keif, either on a trench of bud or the unscreened tray. Bubble I prefer to pipe and oil to dab. Anyway... First thing I noticed was how little the tray holds. With good bubble or keif you need less but I suppose, but with the import you need to PACK it so refilling is a bit of a pain. The good news is the box definitely gets hot enough to fully extract the hash. It'll do one (at a REAL stretch two) trenches per battery. This means if your looking to get fully baked your gonna need a hell of a lot of AA's or a PA.

    The only thing I have a question about is ABV. What colour and consistency should it come out? I ended up with something resembling charcoal. Hard dusty black stuff. Is this whatever impurities are in the hash? or have I just mostly combusted some hash. I'm not sure. I'm definitely stoned. All in all a success then i suppose.

    Anyway, Hopefully this post is of some use to someone at some point. I haven't previously seen many accounts of trying to vaporise import hash.

    Take it easy people
  2. mudshark

    mudshark Vaporist

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    @Silver0066 Are you charging 2 batteries at a time or just 1 battery?

    My Model V-818 battery charger from Magic Flight states on the back:
    One (1) NiMH AA - charges at 1400 mA
    Two (2) NiMH AA - charges at 700 mA

    When I charge one battery at a time it gets VERY hot upon completion. When I charge two batteries at a time they get moderately hot upon completion.

    Excessive heat is not good for NiMH batteries, either charging or discharging. That is why I recently bought a Powerex Maha MH-C9000 charger/analyzer/conditioner. Couldn't be more pleased.
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  3. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    I use the LaCrosse BC-700, but the MH-C9000 is an excellent charger as well, and in some aspects, better.
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  4. TwisteD

    TwisteD Member

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    I mostly use the MFLB at home, I'm thinking about buying the power adapter 2.0... Is it really that good?
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  5. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl 200% THC

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    I don't bother with batteries when I'm at home ;)
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  6. TwisteD

    TwisteD Member

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    Ha! I will order it now before I regret and waste my money on something else.

    Btw I haven't found Iso Alcohol yet, I just have "ethyl alcohol" which has some water, I guess it doesn't work... What else can I use? My trench is really dirty :(
  7. davesmith

    davesmith Active Member

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    You can try heating the box for 20 secs then giving it a good brush out. After this give it another 20 sec burn off. I use this technique, I've had my box for over a year and I've only used ISo once.
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  8. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl 200% THC

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    Make sure to let it cool down so you don't melt any bristles ;)
  9. Unisonruss

    Unisonruss Well-Known Member

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    I have a serious problem with throat irritation when I use the MFLB. Does anyone else get that too? My throat gets scratchy, and it just feels irritated.

    I haven't used it in months to be honest... I've been really into a new vape. But I decided to return to my walnut flight for fun tonight...and I'm regretting it. There's too many good alternatives now. I think it's time to retire it, sadly. Truly sadly, as it was my first vape, and what got me into all of this in the first place! RIP.
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  10. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl 200% THC

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    I run mine through water exclusively now. At home the glass is put away but easily accessible if you know where to look :ninja: I keep my LB loaded with a trench and the whip nearby. Easy to get a few big rips with my bubbler and put everything away, no needing to wait for warmups or anything. Even dry with a stem and native I didn't get much irritation. I deflect the vapor off my tongue sort of so that it doesn't stream directly tot he back of my throat. Also drawing a bit faster to keep it cooler or setting the PA to a lower setting helps. But hey, I like the way you look at it. You used it, you liked it, and it helped you find your way around. Your needs have changed and you've found something more suitable. Pretty much everyone goes through that, part of the journey man :cool: Keep it in the tin somewhere safe, I'm almost willing to bet that if I store mine properly it'll probably outlast my other vaporizers and maybe even me :lol:
  11. bagelbanger

    bagelbanger Active Member

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    Yup. I've gone through a bunch of vapes even tho I have 3 boxes. Two of them are perfectly new warrantied boxes that will only see use once the one in rotation craps out. Think the LB will always have a special place in my heart and in my rotation. There's really few vapes you can stash in the bathroom during family holidays that you can use in stealth mode taking a dump. Holidays with the in-laws has never been so much fun!
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  12. sundaddy

    sundaddy Well-Known Member

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    Funny, I had that with the Iolite (it was like sucking on a hair dryer), when I got the MFLB it solved all of my problems.
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  13. kayaman

    kayaman New Member

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    I sent a warrenty claim 2 weeks ago and still no reply. I got the confirmation email. But nothing. I even sent them a regular email. No reply.
  14. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl 200% THC

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    Check spam folder and resend the form if there's been 0 contact.
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  15. KidFated.

    KidFated. Illin it..

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    Kief is not to be taken lightly with this thing.. I think it was Quetz that read saying he had good luck sprinkling it on some bud, knocked my ass out, and my tolerance is way higher than it should be.
  16. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Very well said. I think you can go a bit further? "Kief should never be taken lightly" also works for me.

    I think the first guy to notice this ranks right up with the first guy to try eating raw fish before Wasabi?

    OF
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  17. KidFated.

    KidFated. Illin it..

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    Another thing i love about this thing, its literally take one hit, save tha rest for tomorrow morning..
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  18. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Very well put. That "heats up fast, cools off faster" part is a great feature for sure. Nobody can make a good case with it being slow or wasting your goods.

    OF
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  19. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl 200% THC

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    Everything is set up and in place at the lab. Loaded LB, power adapter plugged into the strip. In the time it would take me to heat up my Solo I can get a few nice hits out of my LB and be good to go. It's nice having it packed as ready for use, like @KidFated. said, one or two hits and it can be put away for later.
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  20. Silver0066

    Silver0066 New Member

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    It gets very hot when charging 2 batteries. I sent an inquiry to MF over 2 weeks ago....no response. I have now purchased a Powerex Maha MH-C9000. Works great without overly heating the batteries. Larger than I hoped and I am out the price of the MF charger, but all is well.
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  21. some person

    some person New Member

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    It seems like I'm the only person who hasn't fallen head over heels for the MFLB.

    I've had an MFLB for a couple of years and don't use it much. It takes forever to go through a load, like 30-40 minutes. And when the battery finally gets too weak, the herb is still green and vapey. I can see how that's a plus for some people who want to take their time and leisurely draw things out, but if I wanna pop outside for a couple of minutes, this is inconvenient. The stealth factor reduces/removes the need to actually go outside for a little walk, but it takes too long anyway, so I'm back to square one.

    And the mostly-green post-vape can be smoked to stronger effect than what came from the vapor. Again, this might be a way for some people to stretch their entertainment budget, but inconvenient depending on field conditions or tolerance.

    Plus the basic buzz isn't comparable to combustion and the batteries take a long time to recharge.
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  22. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Faulty batteries, faulty box or faulty technique. What you are describing is NOT an inherent flaw in the MFLB. My trench is a totally, uniform VERY dark brown with the battery still having some juice left.
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  23. KidFated.

    KidFated. Illin it..

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    With 8 brand new batteries, i can use one from fully charged and get 2 "im too high for my comfort level in this environment" sessions before i feel like i should charge it. And i can finish a trench in less than 3 minutes uniform dark brown as stated above. My guess is new batteries. And/or power adaptor
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  24. shredhead

    shredhead Specialist

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    It's a relaxing flight box kinda morning.......bubbling water and PA just slightly warm.....and some tea....
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  25. deadheadbill

    deadheadbill I can see clearly now the smoke is gone...

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    Doing something wrong man. I can blow thru a trench in about 3 minutes if I have to. I can get stoned in 2 min everytime.

    Bad technique would be my best guess. Specifically drawing too fast. The hardest thing to realize with the LB is you can get massively ripped by drawing ridiculously slow.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2014
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