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VaporBlunt 14.4 mm Micro-shower (PNWT) vs. PlanetVape f-BOMB

Discussion in 'Glass' started by GSH, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. GSH

    GSH On a Möbius plane

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    At the lack of a specific thread for this comparison, I thought I would put up my findings. These were compared using an Arizer Solo on level 4 (195°C / 383°F) with 14mm Shorty GonG, lightly packed with Girl Scout Cookies flowers.

    Size:
    The Pinnacle Water Tool (PNWT) is shorter and fatter than the f-BOMB and the glass is much thicker. It feels more sturdy and less likely to break.

    PNWT - 5.125 in long, 1.375in diameter
    f-BOMB - 5.5in long, 1.125in diameter

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    Diffusion:
    I find the f-BOMB to diffuse a bit more, due to it's jet holes, but to combat that you can put in less water than the PNWT. Both have sufficient diffusion to cool the vapor and still deliver decent taste.

    Taste:
    Not much between them in this department. However, whilst there is less water in my f-BOMB, and therefore would expect more taste to come through, I actually find the PNWT slightly better. I am not sure if it is because the slits are larger in the PNWT or what to be honest, but I find the taste and terpene profiles more pronounced with the PNWT.

    Draw:
    The draw on the PNWT is much easier, because of this I tend to blow smaller clouds with the PNWT. The restricted draw and reduced water capacity from the f-BOMB lends itself to larger vapor clouds.

    Price:
    Not much in it really. At full price the PNWT is $129.99 USD and the f-BOMB is slightly cheaper at $105.99 USD ($109.99 CAD). However, I got my PNWT with an offer code for $50 USD so it was a n absolute steal.

    Conclusion:
    Since receiving the PNWT it has been my go to piece between that and the f-BOMB. It was a steal at $50 with the coupon code, PNWT50 (available till the end of October 2013), so with that in mind it makes it the winner in my opinion. It is great to have two similar pieces though as you never know when you might need a backup!

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    The only issue I have with mine is that the innermost tube in the PNWT is slanted and touching the sides of the tube it is encased in. Doesn't affect the operation, but aesthetically it is slightly off. Nevertheless, I am more than happy with it

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  2. max

    max This space available Staff Member

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    Nice A/B, but a good comparison needs prices for both, after the Pinnacle is no longer a steal.
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  3. olivianewtonjohn

    olivianewtonjohn Well-Known Member

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    Great info. The PWT being thicker is a big pro since these are more likely to be used as portable pieces. One question I had about your PWT, does a small amount of water stay on top of the splash guard chamber?
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  4. GSH

    GSH On a Möbius plane

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    Thanks @max, have edited my post with pricing info...

    Yes a small amount, but less than with the f-BOMB.
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  5. max

    max This space available Staff Member

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    For $50, as long as it's functional .... :tup:
  6. Tamataz

    Tamataz Icelander

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    Now they just need to start making these babys in 18mm....
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  7. GSH

    GSH On a Möbius plane

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    Couldn't agree more!
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  8. LazyIdol

    LazyIdol Well-Known Member

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    Glassblowers Direct makes an 18mm version. I picked one up awhile ago, it is 7.5'' however so its a decent amount larger than the PNWT or F-bomb
  9. bussinrounds

    bussinrounds Well-Known Member

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    Yea, the f-bomb is harder to completely empty out. Takes a bunch of shakes for me.

    Does the f-bomb seem to get build up quicker than the PNWT ? Seems that way.

    Nice pics/comparison, btw.[​IMG]
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  10. Sonics420

    Sonics420 Well-Known Member

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    Great post, glad I was able to get my PNWT for 50$.. use it every day on all my vapes. It does feel really small and sturdy, I like the look of the F Bomb also but you can just tell the glass is not as thick.. and the MP for the PNWT is much thicker too.

    Also the pong we get is a bonus with the PNWT.. A piece of silicone connected to your pong then to your PNWT is a perfect fit. (I use my pax like this)
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  11. Mister G

    Mister G Council Elder

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    With the $50 discount code the PNWT is a no brainer purchase, it is a brilliant add on for the PnP.
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  12. Tamataz

    Tamataz Icelander

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    Link for $50 dollar PNWT?
  13. Edward Hyde

    Edward Hyde Well-Known Member

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    i am trying to purchase the pinnacle hydrotube but the site doesnt have greece as a choice and even tho i informed trvb and they said they were going to fix it still i cant purchase it...i'm so jealous...
  14. way2

    way2 Well-Known Member

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  15. GSH

    GSH On a Möbius plane

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  16. xer0

    xer0 Well-Known Member

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    I picked one of these up. It was too good of a deal to pass up.

    Now I need to get a 14mm gong for my Solo and Nano.
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  17. Tom Funk

    Tom Funk Well-Known Member

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    Yes. He does honour the discount. You don't have to contact him or put in the code. I just put $50 in the Make an Offer tab. This was accepted. Shipping was $30 to Australia.

    TF
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  18. reach

    reach Member

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    I'm just a little confused. If I have the Solo but don't have the 14mm Shorty GonG, or any "PVHEGonG High Efficiency GonG", and I purchase the PNWT, will I be able to use it? Or is the GonG an adapter?

    EDIT: Sorry. Question was answered on page 767 of the Arizer Solo thread...apparently I do need the PVHEGonG
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  19. Snappo

    Snappo Caveat Emptor - "A Billion People Can Be Wrong!" Accessory Maker

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    Nice combo, great seal!!! No wiggle.
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  20. way2

    way2 Well-Known Member

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    @reach The stock stem makes an "ok" connection to a 14mm joint. You might need a little something on the end of the stem(silicone tubing or something like that) to make the seal airtight. It will work but its not ideal IMO.
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  21. Bob Loblaw

    Bob Loblaw Astralnaut

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    what's average shipping time in the continental u.s.?
    (free ups ground)
  22. Snappo

    Snappo Caveat Emptor - "A Billion People Can Be Wrong!" Accessory Maker

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    Mine took 4 days from date of order, Cali to Florida.
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  23. way2

    way2 Well-Known Member

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    I ordered mine Saturday and got it the following Friday. It came from Porter Ranch CA and I'm in Boston MA.
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  24. Dr. Plutonious

    Dr. Plutonious Well-Known Member

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    I ordered a f-bomb last night, despite people's preference to the pinnacle. To me, the extra bit of diffusion and the bigger clouds is what I want.

    Either way they both look very cool. I'll be matching mine with a HI and I'll be sure to get some pics up. I've seen the Pinnacle WT used with the HI in the past and it looked quite awesome.
  25. rotax

    rotax Zaporist

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    Just ordered a $50 PNWT.

    Anyone make a GoG stem that works with the old MrytleZaps? I was poking around on HI's website, and it looked like he may have the closest option..but all of his tubes/bowls seem too large for the Zap.
    I'll have to do some measuring and get in touch with Alan.

    Anyone else have any ideas? Maybe the stem will mate to the 14mm joint OK? I think that was a common thing in the 'Purple Days' days, wasn't it?

    Anyway, thanks for the review and the info on this 'deal'!
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