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Vaporizer for a blind person

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by falcopus, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. Stevenski

    Stevenski Enter the Dragon

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    Get a Supreme V3 :2c: :peace:.

    Or something like the Mighty & loaded caps may suit better? Blind people have a better sense of touch than people with sight so could learn to load them with practice. Maybe a MiniVap where you can drop in a capsule?
     
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  2. Gregury

    Gregury New Member

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    Thank you all for the responses. I'll take a look at the vapes you recommended.
     
  3. falcopus

    falcopus Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone


    It is a long time ago. I bought the volcano a few years ago. Now i am searching for a accessible portable vaporizer and I found the Crafty and Pax 3. My question: what is the best for a blind person and in general?
     
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  4. justcametomind

    justcametomind IT'S TIME!

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    Crafty is a great vaporizer.
    Pax 3 is not at the same level.
    For the time being you could download the Crafty vaporizer app for your mobile phone. If it has friendly access for blind people it could be a plus. Otherwise is has vibration.
    I experimented a lot with Crafty temperatures just to come to the conclusion that default ones are the best. It's 180 celsius and 195 celsius on boost temperature.
    When I am home I finish the loads on 230 Celsius Volcano bags. If used at maximum temperatures Crafty battery degrades quicker than normal. Not using it as a group device and avoiding high temperatures will make it last. Default boost temperature 195 Celsius is enough on a walk for me.
    Crafty should be a great choice for you.
    In general I find that it's better to invest in desktop units than portables.
    There are many good portables but they all have LCD screens lately. Not many of them have haptic feedback.
    Crafty can be used with capsules, compatibles with Volcano too.
     
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  5. Vapeur Rogue

    Vapeur Rogue Est. 2013- Never Lookin' Back

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    Might consider asking @Bravesst about his Lil'Bud Classics too. There is no Haptic Feedback, but there is no screen at all in his classics, and there is only one button. Everything is by personal preference and technique.
     
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  6. little maggie

    little maggie Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering what you mean by blind since that makes a difference. The majority of people who are blind have varying amounts of residual vision. I think a log would be the simplest plug-in vape. There really is nothing to see other than the log and a stem. Depending on their vision one of the colored glass stems might work well. It can be left plugged in and just picked up when ready to use.
    A vapcap with a long bright colored stem with a heater would also work. The vapcap is pretty easy to fill without seeing well and you can avoid butane by using a heater.
    For a simple portable vape a milaana or mvt would work well. Putting the battery in would be no problem and all it needs is a stem.
    If their vision allows them to see a screen with bright figures there are others.
     
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  7. YaMon

    YaMon Vaping since 2010

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    I like where Maggie is going here. A stem vape with more than one stem would be great. @falcopus could swap stems with each draw to allow one to cool so he/she may use their finger to check the herb and screen. I am just concerned about dealing with the small (1/2 a thimble) screens. While less challenging than a S&B dosing capsule, still would be easy to drop and misplace. Would be good to have a vape station with holes drilled for each stem, spare screens, grinder, ABV collection, the vape, Jyarz. Having everything with a slot would help to accelerate the building of muscle memory. Stem based vapes are also easier to clean as you can place an entire stem in alcohol, rinse it, let it dry and you are back in business. Cleaning many portables could be daunting, especially with complex cooling mouth pieces.
     
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  8. little maggie

    little maggie Well-Known Member

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    Ddave has a pack that allows someone to fill 4 stems and put a cap on them so easy to swap and not as small as a capsule. Most of the people I know who are blind could work these if they have any vision at all. In the US at least those who are blind qualify for free adaptive equipment including powerful and large magnifiers.
     
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  9. YaMon

    YaMon Vaping since 2010

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    @DDave
     
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  10. little maggie

    little maggie Well-Known Member

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    Ddave is on the board here. But this is what I'm talking about- I use it with pretty much all my vapes.
    https://www.ddavemods.com/store/p52/Quad_(4)_Preload_Stem_Pack.html

    I also think a tubo would work well for someone blind as long as FJ set the software up. I haven't updated mine and mainly use it by pushing the buttom when I want to vape. It may be possible to make the writing on the screen stand out visually- FJ who makes it would know.
     
  11. Alexis

    Alexis Well-Known Member

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    I would think a macodosing vaporizer would be better? I am blessed with very good vision with the aid of glasses, but I did suffer an injury to my optic nerve 3 years ago.
    I can still see, but I have a functional visual impairment affecting my focus and re-focusing, and it makes using my eyes uncomfortable and difficult at times, more so when I am tired.

    A bit like having a bad knee for example. You can walk, but maybe not so much fun all the time. It is like extreme mental fatigue and eye strain, like being blinded momentarily by a bright light when I try to hold my focus for more than a few seconds.

    But I still have my full vision just about thank god. I have a log vaporizer, but I particuarly dilslije having to so frequently tend to the load, inspecting stirring reloading miniature doses to get to my desired level of medication.

    Having to constantly fiddle with stems makes hard work out of the routine for me I much prefer a macro load where I don't need to stir for a while to keep enjoying full sized clouds at any temp, with a load that can be stretched out over hours or several sessions.

    Load maintenance will still be a difficulty I don't see any way of getting around this. But to a large extent I do use my non-visual senses to detect when my macro loads need stirring and when they are almost exhausted.

    I just find the log vaporizer too awkward and finicky for me having to use too much concentration during the session.
     
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  12. little maggie

    little maggie Well-Known Member

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    I'm curious what macro ones you're thinking about. My UD logs hold the most of vapes I own as well as some of my tubo stems. I may never have owned a macro vape.

     
  13. Alexis

    Alexis Well-Known Member

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    Hi Maggie. Just the desktops with larger bowls. Like the Elev8r (not a desktop I know),my standard loads are 0.25 to 0.4 grams. I can get totally hammered with just a few draws before I need to stir, let alone think about reloading.
    To reach a similar level with the log would take so many smaller bowls, having to be mindful of the load exhaustion and attentive, hands on. Using my hands to empty, refill etc.

    It just ends up being too much mental work for me personally, and my own needs and conditions. We are all so different here though and this is only my experience, I totally respect others who feel differently.

    My XL Herborizer works best with 0.35 to 0.5 grams, not drained off quickly, but slowly and gradually extracted with multiple very smooth and tasty but large hits. If the bowl and injector wasny such a burn hazard, and notoriously difficult regarding grip and maneuvering even with perfect eyesight... then this style of large load gradual smooth extraction would be very suitable I would think for a blind person where so little maintenance is required to keep the Vapour flowing for a long time before it declines or loses flavour.

    My broken Digital Herborizer Ti, this can accomodate micro or macro loads. I would still use 0.15 to 0.4 grams typically.
     
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