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Vaporbrothers Vaporizer

Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by eLiguL, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. eLiguL

    eLiguL Well-Known Member

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    Dark Coffee. :brow:

    I can definitely see a market for the more subtle look. Looks much more refined than the earlier wooden bodies and the logo has been reworked as well.
     
  2. SpiralArchitect

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    Yeah, that looks really nice actually. In fact, I'd wage it's better looking than my boxy VaporWarez with a sticker logo. :lol:
     
  3. youdontknowme

    youdontknowme Well-Known Member

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    It still amazes me how many different vape manufactures roll with this almost exact look. BTW I think they've that had option for a minute... can't recall if it was available when I got my VB in July though. Whats different about the logo other than the color?
     
  4. eLiguL

    eLiguL Well-Known Member

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    Not much besides the colour difference. I thought the Vaporbro's was worth a mention since it is one of the founding quality vapes (doesnt hurt our google searches either).

    After looking closer, the wand from the VBro looks very similar to the SSV. I watched a video tut on youtube for changing the screen on this type of wand and it looked like a PITA to do.

    Screen Changing Tut
     
  5. Beezleb

    Beezleb Well-Known Member

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    That does look complicated. The SSV wands seem to have a bigger hour glass area than the one in the video.

    Lots of good things said about 2 piece wands.
     
  6. SpiralArchitect

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    Yeah, even changing a screen in my VaporWarez is sometimes a chore (especially if your not patient). Luckily I've gotten a pretty good technique down. A 2 piece wand is a good investment and I plan on getting one eventually
     
  7. youdontknowme

    youdontknowme Well-Known Member

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    I haven't had to change the screen's yet, on my old VB non-HF and my new HF. If you keep the whip clean the screen will stay in good condition. The processes looks awful I don't expect to ever perform it.

    Yeah eLiguL, the VaporBrothers doesn't get a whole lot of attention on this forum mostly because they aren't the innovating manufacturers, but for $100 or even $140 the unit is a very good value and solidly made. The aren't a copycat/noname/shady manufacturer at all. The unit performs excellently and reliably imo.
     
  8. max

    max Bingo Coordinator Staff Member

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    From all reports I've seen, including people who own/have owned both the VB and Vaporwarez units, the warez is every bit as good as the VB, and comes with a better warranty (the VB claim of a lifetime warranty is bogus, since warranty implies free repair for manufacturer defects or failures-it's really only two years). The warez is covered for 5 yrs. Pricing is also a little better on the warez, especially the eBay auctions that include grinder, scale, and screens.

    Vaporwarez also offers two piece handkits-both standard and HF. The warez also seems to be more compatible with 3rd party two piece handkits like the ones from Vaporstore.

    As far as screen changing on the standard whip, it's definitely a pain on most models. IMO the best one piece whip/wand on the market is the 7th Floor offering. Great price at $16, and it works with both the warez and the VB. Not only is it thick glass- 19mm heavy wall tubing - but screen changing is usually quick and easy. They even have an instructional vid on the site. Reusing the old screen can be difficult though. A new, stiff screen is much easier to install. Their screens are cheap though, so get a ten pack or two if you opt for their wand.
     
  9. Acolyte of Zinglon

    Acolyte of Zinglon Wizard-Ninja

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    i have also heard of the warez's power switch being a selling point over the vaporbros
     
  10. max

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    Yeah you'd think VB could upgrade to an on/off switch. It lets you keep your favorite dial position. OTOH, you can DIY with an in-line cord switch or turn it on/off with a power strip. But I see no edge for the VB over the warez (except brand name hype) to make the DIY option worthwhile.
     
  11. youdontknowme

    youdontknowme Well-Known Member

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    unless you get a great deal on the VB :cool:
     
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  12. SpiralArchitect

    SpiralArchitect ? & beyond

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    Irrelevant really.

    In my experience with the VaporWarez, the On/Off switch is great, but I end up adjusting the position on the dial anyway. Normally I let it heat up around 2 o' clock, turn it to noon, let it cool, then vape. Depending on what I am vaping (hash, kief, kb, mids, etc.) I'll vary my temperature.

    The only plus I see from the on/off switch is convenience. Having to crank the knob each time you want to turn it on/off is a bit more effort for the lazy stoner.... :lol:

    Performance wise, I've heard some people prefer the VW and some prefer the VB. I know several that have owned both.
     
  13. blazin

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    is the vapor brothers vape same as vaperking or warez . i know the vapor king is like 95 thats cheap oh and what about california vapor company they got those kool dimpled wands no fillter needed
     
  14. max

    max Bingo Coordinator Staff Member

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    The Vapor Bros. is basically the same design as Vaporking (not the best) or the VaporCannon (and a whole raft of others). Unlike a lot of boxes, it does have a warranty, but only 2 yrs. If you want a good box vape with a good warranty, check out Vaporstore's selection-good quality and excellent warranties.

    As for CA Vapor Co's no screen wand, I haven't yet heard anyone say that they like that design. No screen on a full size whip is stupid IMO.
     
  15. blazin

    blazin Well-Known Member

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    do u think the hands free hits less than the standard due to the air?
     
  16. spyder

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    max Bingo Coordinator Staff Member

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    "hits less"? If you mean a lower vapor to air ratio due to more incoming air with a standard connection, that all depends on how each particular piece of glass fits to another. It's quite possible for a particular hands free setup to allow more outside air into the vapor path than another standard setup. Not likely, but certainly possible. In any event, it's not really a big deal. I've never even seen a question or comment on it before.
     
  18. blazin

    blazin Well-Known Member

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    ok got it that answers my question.thnx
     
  19. chishoik

    chishoik Well-Known Member

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    Does the vapor brothers tubing have the same diameter as a V-Tower Extreme tube? I'd like to get a bong adapter for my v-tower but its designed for the vapor brothers vaporizer.
     
  20. Durden

    Durden I am Jack's title

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    I would suggest using the extra elbow that came with the V tower (if the accessories are the same as the extreme) if your bong is 18, but you will need a separate adapter for a bong that is 14. Either way the vaporbros accessory will work with the tubing.
     
  21. Plasmah

    Plasmah Well-Known Member

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    I have the hands free original color. I think its one of the better vapes available currently. I always get good hits from it and use very little herb. I put the dial to about 11 o'clock and let it heat up for 5 minutes. Seems to work great that way.
     
  22. Choism

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    How safe are the wannabe vaporbros vapes? I got a buddy into vaping, he was on a budget so he picked up a vp100 vaporizer for $80 from a local headshop. This is the only vape he has, so we use it when I'm at his house. I was just concerned about the toxins etc...I own the original vapor bros.
     
  23. spyder

    spyder Well-Known Member

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    China knockoff--- I wouldn't use it :(
     
  24. Choism

    Choism Well-Known Member

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    Yea the box says made in China. I'm not taking any risks, I'll just have to take my iolite with me when I visit him.
     
  25. max

    max Bingo Coordinator Staff Member

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    Who knows? :shrug: But some Chinese companies have shown that they're quite happy to poison us for an extra buck, so my attitude is better safe than sorry.
     
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