After a recent journey into quartz nails, boro flathead nails, short cup nails, domeless., GR2 TI.... it was nice to pull out the vapor curve. We used to call them skillets but I see that used for other things also. Cool looking and ingenious device. Here's an HMK. Am I the only vaporist who still has and uses one of these? I try to get friends into it, but most often I hear it's hard to get the dabber between the dome and the ti pad without hanging the dab up on the glass. It does take some dexterity, but it's like riding a bike. Learn once, dab many. What I noticed in my journey through nails, is the biggest problem is oil runoff. On a flathead nail, oil can jump down the shaft. The domeless ones get oil down the honey hole. On a cupped nail it's easy to get oil jumping over the wall. Oil can run up the dabber on any of these. Why is this happening? We were having a discussion on the persei thread, and @THC SCIENTIFIC posted something like oil tries to avoid the heat. So on a nail, the oil jumps down the nail shaft to flow away from the heat source, or jumps up the unheated dabber. The only solution that's worked for me all the time is dong the low-temp carb cap dabs, because the nail doesn't get hot enough to push the oil away much. The other problem I've had with nails is keeping them heated evenly. It seems they lose heat fairly quickly. If the nail cools down too quickly, we know the leftover oil will have to be burned off (waste). The vapor curve addresses both of these issues for me. The skillet has a large surface area, so oil that tries to run away ends up being vaporized on the neighboring section of the skillet, instead of finding cooler ground. Makes sense. The skillet is also flat, and heats very quickly. The entire surface can get red hot in a much shorter time than my HE nail, and it glows evenly. Curves, swings, skillets. Whatever you may call them, they deserve some love.