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VaporGenie

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by vtac, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. vtac

    vtac vapor junkie Staff Member

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    The VaporGenie is a compact and portable vaporizer pipe. It uses a ceramic flame filter to protect the herb below from your lighter flame which heats the inhaled air to vaporization temperatures before it passes over the herb.

    Read my full VaporGenie review.

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    This thing definitely works when used properly, though it does take some practice to get a feel for the flame based temperature control. Once you get used to it, it's great for stealth missions.

    Only 50 bucks, lifetime warranty. Recommended.
  2. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    I like mine. I still haven't used it out and about yet, but I am getting used to it here at home.
  3. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    I'm amazed out how thick the vapor is that I get out of this thing. I never would have thought that this design could work so well!
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  4. vtac

    vtac vapor junkie Staff Member

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    It really is pretty good, all things considered. Just takes a bunch of practice to get the technique down.
  5. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    I read somewhere not to use butane, blow-torch type lighters with it for fear of fume inhalation. Can anyone confirm or deny?
  6. vtac

    vtac vapor junkie Staff Member

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    Jet/blue flame lighters actually burn cleaner than traditional bic lighters. Here's a quote I found:

    If you can master the technique with a vaporgenie and torch lighter, it would likely be cleaner. I also avoid the flint dust from normal lighters by using a candle to light the lighter, or by using a lighter with piezo ignition.

    Here's an interesting link regarding butane and taste.
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  7. marcuss

    marcuss above the clouds

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    I feel this kind of vape too close to combustion...i don't like to deal with flames when i vape!
    this is my 2 ? cents....
  8. marcuss

    marcuss above the clouds

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    Mmm....don't mind my direct speach!
    I can't do better in a differnt language..
    ..
  9. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    marcuss...I never have any problems understanding your english!

    VT...thanks for the great info on butane.
  10. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    This unit may change your mind. I like it for several reasons. It is portable and it still works really well. The truth is I get thicker hits with the VaporGenie than with my Extreme. True that I don't know how much of the vapor is composed of smoke. I'm sure this unit teeters back and forth between being vapor and smoke. But there is no doubt it gets you high as shit. I'm using it tonight at home when I could be using my Extreme, which brings me to my next point...

    ...it satisfies whatever that is inside of me that wants to go through the motions of smoking. You know how cigarette smokers who quit sometimes find comfort in holding a pen or putting a pen in their mouth? The VaporGenie does that for me. There was something relaxing about sitting down with a nice blunt or packed pipe. I just don't get that from a vaporizer bag. I can rebuild it in the whip and someday maybe that will be what is comforting (but it is not portable). But for now that thing is the VaporGenie and it helps make the transition from smoke to vapor.
  11. Clear_Dome

    Clear_Dome Vaporhead Glass Blower

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    I dont trust it too.... this is probably better than smoking with a normal pipe but you dont know the exact temperatur inside the bowl and the vaporization point is realy near the combustion point so ....I think this is why you get a thick vap ...the combustion is probably starting

    anyway...this pipe seem nice and like I said befor this is probably better than a normal pipe ...I just dont understand why they did make a glass pipe and bong bowl with this system
  12. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    Good point on the glass parts. That would be sweet!
  13. vtac

    vtac vapor junkie Staff Member

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    Good points from everyone, I feel the same as marcuss and Clear_Dome, I usually lug my SSV around rather than use my vaporgenie just because the SSV is cleaner and I'm a health freak like that. Hell, even second hand smoke makes me claustrophobic.

    However, I think stickstones hit the nail on the head with this.
    Clearly the vaporgenie isn't going to satisfy some hardcore vapor purists like us, but for people who smoke and have done nothing but smoke, it's probably a great way to introduce them to our little secret!
  14. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    And, that little unit always gets me baked!
  15. vtac

    vtac vapor junkie Staff Member

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    What does the vaped herb coming out of it look like?
  16. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    It looks just like my Extreme vaped herb, except when I overdo it and it gets black. I always know when it will look like this because I can taste the burnt popcorn taste. However, it is never all black, just the herb on top. I guess if I open it up and there is no black, there was no combustion either.
  17. vtac

    vtac vapor junkie Staff Member

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    That's my thinking, even though it's not as clean using the butane flame, no combustion is the key. :)

    How about your really thick hits from it, are those scorch free?

    :science:
  18. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    Yes...they are nice and get me rollin'!
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    I broke out this pipe again last night...sometimes I don't want to sit in my office and vape...it's better to vape in front of the tv and relax. I'm getting much better at it and I love it. For me, there is no better feeling than getting a thick vape hit off a pipe anywhere I want!
  20. vtac

    vtac vapor junkie Staff Member

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    :tup:

    From what I've seen, the VG is still the #1 truly portable vaporizer. Some of the other models posted in the portable thread are interesting but they all seem to have drawbacks that the VG does not. Aside from having too many parts or being fragile, most don't look to provide as good convection heating as the VG (granted it takes practice to get it right).
  21. Clear_Dome

    Clear_Dome Vaporhead Glass Blower

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    grrrrrrrrr !!! I dont know what to do .....buy a vapor genie or wait after the Arizer portable one .....:/

    ps : is there any on-line store IN CANADA that I can buy a vapor genie for a decent price ??
  22. vtac

    vtac vapor junkie Staff Member

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    Haven't seen any, but then again, haven't really looked. When I got mine from the manufacturer the total price was $55 USD shipped.
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    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    Have you heard anything more on the portable Arizer? I wonder when it is coming out and how much it will be. Although, as I get more and more proficient with the Genie, I become less interested in other portable options. One thing against the Genie, it is bigger and bulkier than some of those other portables you posted links to. I especially like the one that slips inside a sharpie case!
  24. vtac

    vtac vapor junkie Staff Member

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    I kind of doubt that that sharpie one has the potential to work as well as the VG. Plus it looks to have little parts to mess around with and lose between each reload.

    Don't get me wrong, it's thin and stealth in its case and I like the separation from the heat source... it just doesn't look like a very functional design. They should send us some for review. :D
  25. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    I like your vision! Review samples!

    Can you imagine trying to reload that little thing when you are baked?

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