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Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by spyder, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Excellent. It's a bit like wok cooking at one level, you quickly sear the meal. The alternative is roasting the same beef which takes longer and gives a somewhat different result. Both can be excellent eating, of course. As a fried is fond of saying, 'it's all good'.

    Choice, choice is good.

    OF
     
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  2. M0J0

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    Interesting that you were still done in 3 hits after it heated up.

    Well, Last night I made my flame longer/hotter and gave it a go.

    I was done in about 5 hits! I had to be more careful with my timing since I'm not used to the hotter flame, so on the sixth draw I combusted. :doh:

    I got the same effect as usual, but faster – which is a good thing!

    Next time I'll lower the flame a bit, but leave it hotter than usual and get used to that.

    This way, I'll get the same effect in less time.

    Like someone posted before: start cooler, then heat it up in the middle, then ease off again. I didn't do this. I stayed hot all the way through...

    Tip: If (or when) you combust, you'll know right away because of the smell... DON'T INHALE! Remove the mouthpiece and BLOW out of it immediately to clear out any smoke.

    If you inhale, the mouthpiece will absorb the smoke and the stench will stay in it for a while. (Don't ask me how I know this).

    Also, clean the bowl immediately so it doesn't stain. But the smell won't stick to the bowl at all.

    It's so cool to keep experimenting, right?

    Like OF said, Choice is good. It's all good. :tup:
     
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  3. p00pf4c3

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    I think I was actually getting hits before those final 3 I mentioned, I just couldn't see any vapor after exhaling. So maybe it was a good 7-8 in total. Got me to where I needed to be, though, and it definitely tasted better.

    I've only burnt the herb once ... I didn't realize it as I was already medicated, but I held the torch to the plate for 10+ seconds without noticing somehow and inhaled it. I don't think I stopped coughing that day. It was bad hahaha.
     
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  4. M0J0

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    Exactly. You don't really get much visible vapor the other way.

    You can taste it though.
     
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  5. Sapios

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    Hi everyone,

    Just wanted to express my appreciation for this wonderful vaporizer..

    I quit combustion 3 months ago (along with quitting tobacco) and this was my only vaporizer for the first crucial month. I was using it about 3-5 times a day. I also had an mflb but it was just sitting in its box until I gave it away.

    After the first month, I got an e-nano for home use so my vapman is only used outdoors now.

    I really like the "ritual" it takes, you just have to be a bit concentrated which is something that IMO ads to the satisfaction.

    I use many small intervals of heating and I think this way I get better control and consistency between my sessions. I like the first draw to be quite strong so I pre-heat 3 times for 3secs and finally one more time for 4-5secs. I draw for about 8-10 secs and then I continue with small 3sec heating intervals as needed..

    I really enjoy every aspect of this little vape, its looks, the flavor, the reliability and so on...
    Vapman will be my favorite portable for a long time to come..

    Cheers!
     
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  6. OF

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    Excellent post, nothing more to add...... Thanks.

    No doubt about it, we've got the same vape. Very personal, the ritual is part of that.

    OF
     
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  7. RyderHunter89

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    Hey guys I'm new here but wanted to give my two cents on the vapman. It was the first vape I've ever got ( had it bout a year now ) and holy shiz. It's fabulous. I conserve so much herb witit compared to rolling and even other vapes I have. I prefer thick vapor so I cover a couple of the little air holes and get the perfect vapor that although warm, is tasty and has this wood flavour. Mine is the model without the mica on the bottom so my only booooo is that after a year of almost daily use the bottom is BLACK and hella charred but it functions the same. I have the original vapman lighter with mine but looking to invest in a slightly smaller one, maybe one that's not glass lol so it's easier to transport without worry. So does anyone have any suggestions on decent but small torch lighters? I'm prepared to drop up to $50 if its quality.
     
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  8. p00pf4c3

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    I use a Vector Stratos lighter that I got for roughly $30 and it works way better than the one my Vapman came with.
     
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  9. davesmith

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    There's a whole threa called 'pocket torch lighters' in another section. Have a look through there for some inspiration.

    I'm in a similar situation, I've been using a £3 plastic one which the LHS describe as 'basically disposable' but it seems to be doing ok for the moment (I grabbed two just in case). Would like to invest in a proper one though.

    Be sure to let us know which one you decide on.
     
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  10. Jenna_Kitten

    Jenna_Kitten New Member

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    I either get really light airy hits or I burn the herb, or even combust. I can't figure out what to do with it.
     
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    I'm curious what butane tastes like, since it's colorless and odorless
     
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  12. Jenna_Kitten

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    where did you get that pipe
     
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  13. KidFated.

    KidFated. Watch your pawking metaws.

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    I believe it's a vapor genie
    @Jenna_Kitten are you using a single torch lighter
     
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  14. Seren

    Seren Away with the fairies

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    Hi JK, I'm guessing you've only just acquired the Vapman!? If so, stick with it! After a few tries you should start to get to grips with it - it will soon become second nature. I never think about my technique anymore.

    If you find it too airy, a number of members have blocked up one or two of the air holes on the top piece with toothpicks/cocktail sticks - you may find that to be more to your liking. As far as avoiding combustion - I have the basic model - and as soon as I feel a flash of heat through the wood I know that it's probably ready for a toke, and don't heat it any longer - as far as advice goes that's a bit subjective I know, but it works for me. Good luck!

    Anyway, I just popped by feeling a little excited over the fact that we don't have long to wait now until the new concentrates/oil screens are ready (whoop-whoop!). A couple of weeks max and they should be ready to buy! I can't wait to see what they've come up with.

    For those of you thinking of buying one of these amazing little vaporisers soon, you're in luck! They're currently making a batch of YEW Vapmans - they're so going to look the dog's B!! There are some pics on FB of how they're getting on with them so far:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vapman/424549587558778?fref=photo :love:
     
  15. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    :tup: Now I'll be ready for a canoe trip ... As if. Thanx @Seren.
     
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  16. Seren

    Seren Away with the fairies

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    That's great news @RUDE BOY :tup:

    .... and that reminds me - I should have mentioned in my last post - anyone wanting to buy the Vapman right now should check out this deal:

    https://www.vapornation.com/vapman-vaporizer.html

    You can get the Basic for just under $69 (using the code: SUM14) - that's way cheaper than I can find them in Europe - it's a really great deal IMO!
     
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  17. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    Hey you know i always had Bad Bad luck with torch lighters as i always bought name brand cigar/pipe lighters so held off on getting a Vapeman.

    Now that I've been using a cheap "Power" brand cheap 3 dollar hand torch that came with another vape(the Daisy:luv:) I'm sold for sure. Love the ease of use and how little butane you actually use.

    Now I Can't wait to have the Vapman in my grubby little hands.
     
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  18. KidFated.

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    That torch at puffitup is pretty legit for VM use! Is the vapman torch an Honest lighter?
     
  19. Seren

    Seren Away with the fairies

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    It looks like an Honest - but I'm not sure, as I didn't buy it. I bought the Honest Sleek instead - I prefer the way it looks - and it works really well with my Vapman - so much so, I now own 3!
     
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  20. davesmith

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    Great news on the concentrate trays! I promise I'm not counting the days.....:drool:


    @Jenna_Kitten Have you read the usage instructions on the VM website? They're pretty detailed and well thought out. :leaf:
     
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    Seren Away with the fairies

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  22. Elevapor

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  23. Jenna_Kitten

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    Haha I always end up heating it up to the point where it's almost too hot to hold. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it eventually.
     
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  24. Seren

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    It sounds like you're heating the chamber for a little too long - or with too big a flame - or both! As @KidFated. mentioned - all you need is a single flame torch. Happy experimenting :science: :)
     
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  25. utekai

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    Lots of torch lighter choices available. However, the one I keep going back to is the Vapman torch. It's reliable with a big tank and angled just the right way. I've tried four other torch lighters yet the Vapman torch is what I use now exclusively with the Vapman. I just decided to stop wasting time and money on finding something different when what I had in front of me already works perfectly.

    The Vapman designer put a lot of thought into both the Vapman itself and the torch lighter they sell with it. I know of a lot of product designers tend to give accessories second class attention. The Vapman designer understood the torch is integral to success with the Vapman, and it's a first class product just like the Vapman.

    As far as durability, I've dropped the torch lighter onto hard surfaces many times and it keeps on going even with the scratches. Recently some kittens have taken a liking to batting it around and roughhousing with it, but it's still working fine. Still using the original one received with my first Vapman and have had it about six months now and use it multiple times per day typically.

    One of the phrases they use to describe Vapman is 'no compromises' and that applies to the torch lighter as well in my opinion. Plus the price is reasonable for such a quality torch. I'm guessing they get little to no profit selling the torch lighters.
     
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