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The Mighty by Storz & Bickel

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by Roger D, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    The Mighty is indeed mighty. Still king of portables (transportables?) in my book.

    Cheers and I'm so glad you found a vape you love. I'm not a FF2 fan at all (and neither are a lot of other people) but it does also have a good number of people who love it. But most I know are sort of in the same boat....just can't seem to get it to work well. They have issued a firmware update that some say has changed the game, but I have no first hand info on that.

    Enough....this is a Mighty thread, sorry for the slight hijack.
     
  2. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Welcome to the "light" side, as succinctly said by @Mr. Me2
    You have been affirmed as using a tool worthy of mention and love!
    My welcome is to you as a Vaporist.
    Your days are going to get better and better, and your levels of medication will blossom.
    Good Job!
     
  3. vapviking

    vapviking Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, Welcome!
    You're going to make a fine comustion-fucker.
     
  4. Kurtdigglur

    Kurtdigglur Long draws

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    I’m surprised how well it handles micro dosing. Almost didn’t get one because I heard it wasn’t that good at it. I can get 4 to 5 hits with just the bottom screen covered and then a few more with boost mode. There is something high tech feeling about the vape too. I get excited every time I’m about to take the first pull.
     
  5. vaporRider

    vaporRider New Member

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    Hello, I just got a Mighty, and I wanted to know if I can load half a bowl without the liquid pad. Will it make a mess? What's the least amount you can load without the liquid pad?

    I read that the liquid pad scratches the bowl, and that it gets hard to clean after because of that. Also, some people say that the liquid pad doesn't last long because it starts to affect the taste after some time, and even cleaning it with iso alcohol won't remove the bad taste. How long does it last?

    Thanks.
     
  6. Kurtdigglur

    Kurtdigglur Long draws

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    Might have to pack it up because conduction heat. Why the pad is there to fill the air gap, I believe. I’m a noob as well though so m not certain. I use the liquid pad and it seems fine. Why not just get the dosing Capsules? They will keep it even cleaner.
     
  7. analytika

    analytika Well-Known Member

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    Two fantastic user reports. Coincidentally from opposite ends of the user spectrum, in some ways. Kind of content I come here to read. Thank you both so much. Bravo!

    Btw, what's a good source for the capsule version of the liquid concentrates pads?
     
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  8. vapviking

    vapviking Well-Known Member

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    Something to keep in mind is that it's not good for the material to be loose enough to swirl around in the chamber (also not great for super-tight pack, which restricts air flow and can prevent thorough extraction). There are several ways to achieve this.

    For half-bowl folks, I think dosing caps are an ideal solution. And, yes they do keep chamber cleaner.

    There's also the 'top screen' method. Take a standard Mighty-size screen (regular or fine) and make a single cut with scissors from a point on the edge directly to the center. This allows the screen to become smaller diameter and press fit in the chamber over a small load. You can also do it as two cuts, making a small 'v', creating a Pac-man look.

    I can usually think up enough 'needs' to make a purchase over $25 at S&B website, which makes U.S. shipping free. Extra c/u, screens, wear and tear kit, capsules, etc.
    VAAS!
     
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  9. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

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    I never tried a small load in my Crafty without a spacer. But I don’t like the pad. I use a screen.
    Cut a wedge out of the screen so it looks like pac man. Pull the two edges together so it makes a cone and use it as a spacer on top of you load.

    It works great and much cleaner than using the pad.

    Enjoy!
     
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  10. vaporRider

    vaporRider New Member

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    I definitely like the idea of using a screen instead of the LP for small bowls. Do you make a cone with the screen to avoid scratching the bowl?

    Thank you.

    Nevermind, I get it (the pressure). I had to try it ;)

    Have a good day, thanks.
     
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  11. analytika

    analytika Well-Known Member

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    Great suggestion. I forget to go straight to S&B.

    It turns out S&B has in stock now an 8 capsule carrier + 8 capsules + 8 (!) capsule size liquid pads for under $10, that's less than 2x the price for 4 capsule sized liquid pads alone.

    IMHO nothing wrong with microdosing a sprinkle of material loose inside a dosing capsule, without pad. It may fly around, but stays well contained inside the capsule. It's more of a convection than conduction experience, takes a few more draws than with a pad topper, but the Mighty certainly has the power to fully extract. And sometimes, when microdosing, it's nice to take a handful of draws, at a range of temperatures, rather than to hit it and quit it.
     
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  12. dzoinp

    dzoinp Well-Known Member

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    My half a bowl mod:
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    https://imgur.com/oTnxS7z

    https://imgur.com/rm4qc3N[​IMG]
     
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  13. HughJundys

    HughJundys Dixie Rect

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    I like the dosing capsules. My first few weeks with the Mighty I didn't use them. I enjoyed using the loading tool.
    The capsules keep my Mighty cleaner. It's interesting, the capsules seem to never get dirty but the lids I am constantly cleaning.
     
  14. ktmstick

    ktmstick Well-Known Member

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    I think where the hot lids touch the (relatively) cold cooling unit you get alot of vapor condensing.
     
  15. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Not a mystery...
    the lids are in the direction that hot air/suction is flowing.... so naturally they take the filtration load.
    You will only (with convection vapes primarily, but in the end all vapes.....)
    ...have cleaning at the surfaces facing the airflow, but little to no cleaning in the air path directly nearest the heat moving forward.
    The physics makes great sense.....
    the oils, sublimates, and herbal deposits will be on the final surface, on it's way to your lungs.
     
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  16. shredder

    shredder Well-Known Member

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    I just use capsules and have for a long time. You can remove the cooling unit screen if you use the capsules with no real problems. We mostly vape rosin in our mighty, so the cooling unit gets gooey with golden resin, that of course you can put on a liquid pad and continue the circle.

    And as long as I'm at it when you clean your mighty's cooling unit, I like to put it in a plastic bag and cover the parts in Iso alcohol, then put the bag in hot water for a few minutes and swirl it around. A tip I picked up here that works great. Rinse well, dry and your good to go.

    Our mighty is now 40 months old and the batteries are only good for 3-4 bowls before recharging. Soon I'll send it in for another mighty. Still love it after 40 months.

    Btw great post above introducing yourself! Welcome to the mighty nation.
     
  17. tonuzzi

    tonuzzi Vaped and Confused

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    So unfortunately after only 1 week of using my new Mighty the casing where the cooling unit screws into
    the Mighty is cracking and is chipping away. RMA has been initiated.
    Unreal!!
     
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  18. Rollingstoned

    Rollingstoned Well-Known Member

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    Dont worry they will take care of it quick, i started my RMA monday and my replacement should be coming tomorrow. Shitty week without the mighty but im well excited to start again!
     
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  19. bmore

    bmore Member

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    I'm on year 4 with my mighty and have had zero issues. It really is a great portable vape.
     
  20. tdriver

    tdriver Well-Known Member

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    interesting, not even a crack or chipping on the case where the cooling unit sits? way to go!!!
    my first one "chipped" after 2 years (1 session/day) not much but enough to get annoyed by it....
    now 1 year with the new one, it's still good , but i'm already thinking to get a spare case somehow....(if s&b sells them as spare parts)
    without sending in the unit. :wave:
     
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  21. mitchgo61

    mitchgo61 I go where the thrills are

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    My first Mighty is nearly 3. Second one is 2 1/2. Small piece of fin chipped off the newer one. Otherwise, no issues with either.

    If one died, I’d buy another one immediately. Nothing beats the Mighty. :clap::nod:
     
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  22. shredder

    shredder Well-Known Member

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    On year 4 here too. Serial number 78** My mighty does have a few chips, and some missing fins near the top. But they started after I started using rosin at 410F everyday. So it's only been a year. Up till then it was pretty much like new. It's still fully functional, but the batteries are getting tired.

    Like I mentioned soon I'll send it in and get another. Even though 3+ years have passed, in my biased opinion there still isn't a better portable vape.
     
  23. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Mine is an earlier model with a one minute shut-off.
    It has been through 2 owners, and lent to 3 patients to help them decide convection vs conduction.
    I too have been lucky.
    No nicks, chips or scratches anywhere.
     
  24. subway13029

    subway13029 Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been a mighty owner for about 3years now..first one was stolen..and 2nd too..but ended up getting the 2nd one back..which is a few months from warranty being over..I went ahead and initiated and rma as I’ve been having some power button issues lately and super slow heat up times so gonna get this puppy either put into the garage or hopefully just replaced as s and b has always been great to me. My big dilemma as what am I gonna do for at work and on the go until I get it back..i have plenty of portables but none get me where I wanna be though..I have it finally packed up which took days..I would clean it and use it..lol..but the one thing about my mighty after serious use and it being my daily driver and I have big boys for desktops but I use the mighty a lot..it smells so strong..no matter what I put my mighty in.. it make that item reek balls! I mean it strong as fuck..
     
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  25. tonuzzi

    tonuzzi Vaped and Confused

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    I hope they take care of me, I have never dealt with S&B. Im very delicate with this vape so I dont know how this could of happened. Did you have to send in your defective unit to S&B before they sent you a replacement?
     
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