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The Splinter by RBT

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by RastaBuddhaTao, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. VGOODIEZ

    VGOODIEZ Retailer

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    I knew it was an option at some point (I actually own one myself) but I thought they were long gone and never to return.
     
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  2. VoidOfCourse

    VoidOfCourse Well-Known Member

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    Right on @flammy ! Thanks for looking, friend. :)

    I will gladly do a side by side session today for you and science for accurate air flow analysis lol.:science:

    As of now I will say that I may very well prefer the four hole air flow even with dry stems. I feel like a can draw with less force to get similar clouds and or draw for longer time due to using less lung power.

    Performance wise I feel very little to no difference on a paranormal mod.
    :rockon: thank you so much!
     
  3. VoidOfCourse

    VoidOfCourse Well-Known Member

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    Without doing a side by side I'd say that there really wasn't much difference in air flow. Upon doing a side by side it's apparent how wide open the four hole feels.
    The four hole is almost like breathing in normally with no restriction where the two hole creates a slight feeling of resistance.

    As of now I do personally prefer the four hole (high flow).
    Performance wise I'm getting about the same results with slightly less draw effort from a smaller package in the Splinter four hole.

    If I was to split hairs, maybe slightly faster time till visible vapor is achieved with the Splinter four hole and slightly more even ABV with the Splinter Z two hole.

    In a nutshell, it doesn't make a big enough difference to change the overall experience/feel for me.
    In a single word the four hole feels effortless.
     
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  4. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    Sadly, the end of an era, VG. :( RBT custom Splinter & Z are being retired ... forever.
     
  5. b0

    b0 Cloudy...

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    My Splinter sleeve is "broken" giggles and if you pull lightly (don't wanna break it) it mves 1-2 mm. On the bright side it seems I can send it to vapefiend to fix it so at least I don't have to send it overseas!

    It's the only flowers vaporizer I have in rotation for the rare times I feel like flowers, lately I just do dabs mostly. Time to move to my spalted Milaana in the meantime...
     
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  6. Mynameismud

    Mynameismud Accessory Maker

    Looks like RBT is trying to sell the business? “Talks start in 6 figures”
     
  7. Shit Snacks

    Shit Snacks Milaana. Lana. LANA. LAANAAAAAA

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    I don't know how serious that post was, but he is now auctioning off some very nice custom Milaana II on Instagram. There may be some Splinters coming too, who knows. Now is the chance to snag some gorgeous RBT exotics though!
     
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  8. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    I caught some of Ryan's stream last night. What I heard is that Ryan wants to sell because he doesn't like & isn't good at the administrative part of the business. If he has to do the front-end work, he mine as well get a job.

    He figures if he sells RBT, he will go on to designing the Seed, Sprout & Driftwood, which he will also try to sell to a retailer, preferably to the RBT buyer - or, if not, start a new company to sell them.

    Said he is leaving NY shortly, making CO his 1st stop. Guess that's what those truck & camper IG pics are for.

    I wish Ryan the best of luck & happy trails.
     
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  9. eideal852

    eideal852 Well-Known Member

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    Daaaang. Hope he stays up!
     
  10. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

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    I'm sure with ya on that one. I think, especially if he continues to develop vapes (which I hope he does), he might find CO more suited to his interests. Who knows when NY is gonna get their act together.

    It's too bad he can't get a partner who likes to do all that front end stuff and leave him to design and build while still retaining some ownership, but life often just won't cooperate. :shrug:
     
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  11. Shark-Style

    Shark-Style Well-Known Member

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    I've been using the splinter for a few months now and really enjoying it. I want to try new firmware on my mod, I'm using a lost vape dna. Can someone point me to where I should get started.
    Thanks
     
  12. b0

    b0 Cloudy...

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    If you have a DNA you already have the best firmware in the market for TC, just download EScribe from DNA website :)
     
  13. badbee

    badbee Member

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    So, I tipped my mod the other day and my beautiful xl8r stem fell out and broke... sigh. Using with the stock short stem definitely confirms for me that you need a cooling stem (already ordered).

    Has anyone made a friction sleeve or o-ring for stems that holds them in place? Maybe a clip? Of course it would have to be really easy to reinsert to allow for turning between draws. Maybe not practical, just wondering...

    Out of curiosity, do the stems for a Stempod Si insert so they stay in upside down?
     
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  14. Shark-Style

    Shark-Style Well-Known Member

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    I insert my stem with a slight twist and it locks it place pretty good and wiggle it to get it out.
    I had my xlr8 fall out of my pocket once and it hit pavement and survived. Got lucky I guess
     
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  15. knnastur

    knnastur Member

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    Hello !!!
    Three days ago, my DNA mod broke, a friend gave me a new MOD is Voopoo Vmate with chip gene and the truth is that I do not know very well how to configure. Someone knows how to configure it to use with Splinter V1 +?
     
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  16. Shark-Style

    Shark-Style Well-Known Member

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    I have my dna set on SS temp control, 35W and 500-540F...hope that helps
     
  17. MothChewMoth

    MothChewMoth Gamer Extraordinaire

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    I was lucky enough to be able to grab a Splinter Z in Purpleheart from Ryan off IG, and am now super excited to get to try it. These are such amazing devices, hopefully all works out in the end for RBT.
     
  18. eideal852

    eideal852 Well-Known Member

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    im a slight twister myself, but have been warned of locking it in too tight, likewise, at least w my wenge z, my fem glass came off w my drydro tube, damned if you do, damned if you dont...

    The pick on the Milaana can occasionally sit on the lip pf the stem and "hold" it in, moreson on my Mi1, so I do consider some kind og crescent moon added to the stack. For the splinter, a bit tougher. we need a large kek clip style dealie that goesover the whole Splinter, from down near the 510 conn up to the fem glass.

    oh oh oh! or a hemp twine "bungee" or leash like thise vape pen lanyards. rubber ring, lead to mod. like the ball cup game...
     
  19. jbm

    jbm Member

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    Yeah, I was twisting an Ed’s Blackwood stem out of my walnut custom Mi2 and it didn’t want to come out. Since I recently sent my custom Z in for warranty repair after twisting the same stem resulted in the glass coming out with it, I took my time, was gentle, and eventually got it loose. But it’s tricky.
     
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  20. mucsusn

    mucsusn 60 going on 20

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    I always start with a little beeswax rub
     
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  21. jbm

    jbm Member

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    On the joint? On glass, wood, either? It doesn’t melt?
     
  22. mucsusn

    mucsusn 60 going on 20

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    On wood or glass, just a tiny amount. Doesn’t melt, just enough lubricity to keep things from sticking. I’ve been using RBT gear for 3 years, now use it with my Iheat and my Lil’Buds also.
     
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  23. jbm

    jbm Member

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    Thanks, that’s a very useful piece of knowledge!
     
  24. bossman

    bossman Gentleman Of Leisure

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    Thanks for the tip! How do you get good results with an XL8R in your Lil Buds? I haven't been able to use mine together effectively.
     
  25. mucsusn

    mucsusn 60 going on 20

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    I have gotten good results from all of my stems...I have a short and long XL8R’s, short and long plain and colored glass, and three wooden stems from @Alan Even in my Elites I only use wattage mode. It is just so fundamentally simple, I’ve not had the desire to fool with all of the TC stuff.
     
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