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Vape Pens: Are they Vaporizers?

Discussion in 'ABV' started by randybishop, Jun 29, 2014.

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  1. randybishop

    randybishop Member

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    All these "vape pens" seem to cause a lot of confusion about what vaporizers are.
    As far as I am aware none of them actually vape plant material, only vape concentrates.

    My friend got a Atmos pen and was excited to show me his new "vaporizer". He loves it
    and uses it to "vape" weed, all the while he is still smoking. I could not bring myself
    to tell him that it was not a vaporizer, he was so proud of it.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but vape pens are not vaporizers correct?
     
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  2. Jahannum

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    I find anytime I bring up vaping to anyone at work or elsewhere I get a "Oh you mean a Pen!". :doh:
     
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  3. Bouldorado

    Bouldorado Well-Known Member

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    Three types of "vape" pens:
    • those used with an additive (glycerine/propylene glycol). Example: nicotine e-cigs and most pre-filled cartridges available at a dispensary
    • those used with straight hash oil. Example: Omicron, dabbler
    • those used with dry flowers. Example: Atmos raw
    Haven't used a pen in the last category, but in my experience, pens in the 1st two categories can definitely be considered vaporizers. However if the pen is poorly designed and/or the user is inexperienced, it's easy to cross the boundary into what's considered "smoke".
     
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  4. OF

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    The only 'pen like vape' that honestly and reliably vapes bud is the Evolution (now sadly out of production), at least AFAIK. It's a little big in diameter (unless you take the cover off) but is basically pen size.

    Atmos RAW is a cruel joke. Sorry to be so blunt, your bud was taken IMO. He's not alone. I threw mine out since I couldn't in clear conscience give it to anyone else.

    To vape herb takes a LOT of power, e-cig 'batteries' aren't up to it until you get into the 18650 driven ones. The Evolution was designed to 'sneak by' with 14500s, but is really at it's best with more battery as well.

    The problem becomes finding an owner willing to sell his?

    Good luck.

    OF
     
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