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The Nomad From Morwood

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by Dan Morrison, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. little maggie

    little maggie Well-Known Member

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    Every one of these is beautiful! Amazing how talented Dan is.

    And they are so small compared to most of my wood vapes- except maybe the lily. I have small hands so that adds to the perfection. I have not named any of my vapes but these all have such personality. Maybe. (Who knew that just looking at pictures of others vapes could be so exciting.)

    Does anyone know which heater future batches will have or is that still in exploration phase?
     
  2. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    @little maggie, I could believe how small the vape was in duff's hand. It's tiny! I'm pretty certain that Dan said heater selection will be up to the buyer. And, yes, everyone should give their Nomad an affectionate name. If any vape warranted a name, this vape certainly does. She's a beauty for sure.
     
  3. Mr. Gweilo 420

    Mr. Gweilo 420 Dude

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    Why she?
     
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  4. sixstringsmash

    sixstringsmash Well-Known Member

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    If I'm putting my mouth on something and sucking on it all day long it sure as hell better not be a he.
     
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  5. sammuel

    sammuel Well-Known Member

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    Sorry but this vape is a he... There aren't many female vapes out there, the new Tera is female for one- you can easily tell that by its name and curvy body :D but the nomad? No curves, rectangular body with art on it.. it's a metrosexual male :p
     
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  6. PPN

    PPN Fleurs&Vapeur

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    I'm so much impressed….. I have nothing to say, I'm "bouche bée" (in french)!!!
     
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  7. little maggie

    little maggie Well-Known Member

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    I think you are totally wrong. Not all women have curves and more and more names that used to be male are now female.
     
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  8. sammuel

    sammuel Well-Known Member

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    Hmm well if we are being progressive then I guess it can be a transgender vape :haw:

    Or how about we simply ask the creator? :D
     
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  9. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

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    Reminds me when the Z team members were all naming their Zions with girl names and I decided to name mine "Sid". Heh!

    For the record, Sid died, he burned alive before being sent to me. His remains were transplanted in another alpha Zion which became "Ashton"... rising from Sid's ashes.

    I named my production Zion "Fairchild", as this one Ryan can really be proud of!
     
  10. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    @KeroZen, I know you have, or have tested at least, most of the (unregulated) devices at the market. So I'm vey interested especially in your opinion on performance of the Nomad compared to all the others.
     
  11. b0

    b0 Cloudy...

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    I will love this as well! If you don't feel like a comparison is apropiate in this thread, please could you send it in a pm?

    Really excited about this vape, can't believe I will have mine next batch!
     
  12. Dan Morrison

    Dan Morrison Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    This is a good point. The tiny hex key is....TINY. I included it incase anyone wanted to adjust their heater modules... more on that in the advanced tutorial coming soon... BUT, they are currently set to the best of my abilities, so... they shouldn't ever need adjusting.. if you lost the hex key already..well.. I wouldn't worry about it, ha.

    Thanks!! :)

    With the low temp heater, that slow technique is more critical. With the high temp, not so much.

    And ah man, I've dropped mine countless times... stems seem very durable though, those Germans sure know how to make some glass.

    Exploration phase. But I'm definitely keeping both heaters in production. And you can pick from either one to come stock. Hopefully by the next batch I'll have another heater out as well.. and then a concentrate specific heater...

    The neat thing is that instead of coming out with a Nomad 2... I can just send out new heater modules, and it's like a new vape all over again.
     
  13. WakeAndVape

    WakeAndVape VapeLife X

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    @Dan Morrison who do I have to assassinate to get one of these?!?! I haven't VAS'ed this hard in recent memory! :bowdown:
     
  14. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    You'll have to read through to the end to find out why. :cool:

    Google "historically referring to inanimate objects as she" or the like

    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammatical_gender#Animate_and_inanimate :

    "The pronoun "she" is sometimes used to refer to things which can contain people such as countries, ships, or vehicles, or when referring to certain other machines. This, however, is considered a stylistically marked, optional figure of speech. This usage is furthermore in decline and advised against by most journalistic style guides such as the Chicago Manual of Style.[9] If used, the terms she, her, and hers are always used, regardless of the entity's name - for example, "The U.S.S. John F. Kennedy (CVA-67) was laid down October 22, 1964. She was launched on April 1, 1967..." "He" in reference to an inanimate object has not, as far as I'm aware, ever been common usage in English."

    Now, as I see it:

    I personally think, here in the US, referring to inanimate objects as a she really came into existence big time with automobiles. They were seen as big ticket items which, for anyone who could afford to own one, considered it to be their prized possession yielding much enjoyment, hence, their baby, &, in a paternalistic way, as most buyers for decades were men, affectionately referred to them as a she. It became more pronounced during the 50's hot rod & the 60 & 70's sports car eras when cars had distinct styling. Young men did all their own repairs on their cars, which was seen as a pleasure & not a chore. They were working on their babies who were considered to be either their 1st or 2nd girlfriend. Very true!

    Today, most men don't know anything about car repair & cars styles are cookie-cutter generic. No personality; boring.

    Thus ... the Nomad is a big ticket (pricey, &, therefore, coveted), beautiful work of art with style & (individualized) personality. Being that the Nomad is to be cherished, it is definitely a she. Ain't nobody gonna convince me otherwise.
     
  15. buckhakeesah

    buckhakeesah Well-Known Member

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    I love this stem loading system for my personal usage. I like that fact that you can have your stem installed and it stays on the unit, very snug. No worries of the materials falling down into the heater or the stem falling out and breaking on you. The glass stem is very nice and cut very precise, at least mine is. I like my packing very loose. I pull out the stem whenever I want. Flick the glass stem with my finger to give it a stir, no need to pull any screens or use a stir pick. Ride the heat however you like. Currently I prefer the med high heat for quick rips. You can microdose if you choose or load her up. Even ABV can be achieved my friends. Takes a bit of practice but you can get there fellas. It's very enjoyable and offers pure taste that you can expect from all glass airpath.
     
  16. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    Wow! :o

    Dan, do you think you'll ever sell all glass fixed-screen stems for those who want to use a screen in the body above the heater & who don't want to use a stem screen?

    [​IMG]

    Edited to add: If the cover ever needs to be replaced, or for that matter, desired to be replaced, will you be offering that service?
     
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  17. natural farmer

    natural farmer Well-Known Member

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    Like a conduction heater module perhaps??? :brow::drool::drool::drool:
     
  18. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    That may be a step too far for Dan. :D
     
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  19. sixstringsmash

    sixstringsmash Well-Known Member

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    Would it even be possible to add conduction to the vape in that manner? Any which way you make the heater it would still be located under the stem making conduction hard. It might be more feasible to make something like a stainless steel lining for the stem to increase the heat retention of the stem adding a little conduction.
     
  20. Dan Morrison

    Dan Morrison Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    Two notes:

    1. If your button feels stiff or sticky, loosen the pressure on the connector bridge. The connector bridge puts pressure on the battery, which in-turn puts pressure on the button. If it's too tight, the button will feel stiffer than normal.

    The button sleeve is made from Delrin, impregnated with teflon fibers. As the button 'wears-in', the smoothness and feel of the button will greatly improve. This is a dry sliding fit to avoid lubricants that could gunk up the connection point. Conductive lubricants may cause shorts if applied incorrectly... so I thought it best to avoid that as well.

    2. If you want to skip the wear-in period for the stem O-Rings, or want to make the stem easier to push in/pull out. Apply a very thin, invisibly thin, coating of cooking oil to the outside of your glass stem. It will slide very easily after that.

    @Summer , I definitely thought about that... so I'm open for discussion.

    Here are my thoughts on it... but obviously the experience of everyone here outweighs my own... so again, I'm totally open to hear your thoughts as well.

    I think the filtration achieved from all glass screens is not quite as good as a mesh. You can still have fine particles come through... maybe it's as big of an issue as I think.

    Since the OD of the glass stem must be perfectly straight and uniform to play nicely with the O-Rings, I fear that only highly skilled scientific glass lamp-workers would have the ability to consistently make such a stem. Could be a manufacturing challenge for sure.

    Fixed distance from heater to chamber.

    And, yep, I'll offer a sleeve replacement service.

    @natural farmer , Conduction module may be tricky. I could imagine a heater module with built-in herb chamber... but the chamber would get to be fairly small. I think @sixstringsmash has the right idea... for a hybrid convection/conduction steel/silver insert that would go into the glass stem.

    Also, with conduction, you've got the heat up time to contend with. Heat dissipation can be challenging in a small vape made from wood.

    And as a final nail in the coffin.. without electronics, I imagine it would be difficult to control the peak temperature.

    Perhaps it's possible, but more experimentation is required... the conduction only heater module is not really on
     
  21. little maggie

    little maggie Well-Known Member

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    Right now I'm tending towards the lower temp heater. Waiting for more comparisons from the first batch users. But I wonder if it will be an option at some point for those who want both or all 3 or 4 heaters to buy extra heaters?
     
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  22. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    Dan, are the O-Rings out of silicone? If so do you really think it's a good idea to use cooking oil?
    I mean to remember that such an oil degrades silicone?
     
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  23. Dan Morrison

    Dan Morrison Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    Absolutely. I am still coming up with a final cost for the Heater Modules, but they will be around $30-$40 give or take.

    Here are the O-Rings I use. Lab grade "High-Temperature High-Purity Silicone O-Rings".

    They are intended for use with:
    Animal Oils
    Bases
    Butyl Alcohol
    Calcium Hydroxide
    Diluted Salt Solutions
    Ethanol
    Ethylene Glycol
    Glycerin
    Isopropyl Alcohol
    Methanol
    Mineral Oils
    Motor Oil
    Sodium Bicarbonate
    Vegetable Oils

    So, you'll be totally fine using oils with these O-Rings.
     
  24. duff

    duff Well worn

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    I can't convey how incredible this thing feels.
    Absolutely solid as a tank.
    Everything fits together perfectly. When I load it up nothing rattles or moves around. The battery, stem and heater modules are snug in their slots with zero play. When you remove the battery, you can hear the vacuum release. When you slide the sleeve on, there is a solid click.

    I had a great session with the med-high module and using Dan's suggested packing method. I did a 4 second pre-heat and took slooow draws and got large dense hits.

    It's so tiny that it's going to be hard to get some good usage videos...but I'll try!
    [​IMG]
     
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  25. almost there

    almost there Well-Known Member

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    knew I could count on u:D, how's about a video?
     
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