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Vriptech Heat Wand

Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by stonemonkey55, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. stonemonkey55

    stonemonkey55 Chief Vapor Officer Manufacturer

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    edit - added a brief video review that you can watch here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-9zVDGh85s

    and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToAgDpbA29c&feature=channel_page

    and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGN2c0lD2I4

    SprialArchitect's review DOPE! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvRKx-ld0o8 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpdN26agTqs

    I just got back from lunch and got my VRIPtech heating tool in the mail. I believe he has a limited quantity of the first production units and If you purchase one from him and he makes changes to the full production units, I believe he said he will upgrade yours for free (you can email him to clarify). It is a ceramic heating element with the electrical components in a separate area. It draws 60 watts so this is something you can use in your car as well. As you look at the pictures, I think the closest comparison for this thing would be the Herborizer heating element, although I believe this heating wand trumps it in a few areas. First the temperature dial is on the wand, (marcuss, correct me if I'm wrong but the dimmer is separate from the heating element for the Herbo right? I think you connect it inline with the electrical cord, your input would be helpful) and second, it leverages the venturi effect to maintain it's heat better.

    So I know I have a bad habit of gushing about the latest vape that I received in the mail but this one is truly exceptional. It has all the benefits of the heatgun but it is smaller, doesn't make any noise, and isn't assisted by a fan. Best of all, this is the closest thing you can get to glass on glass on glass on glass. Silicone tubing has made me like my whip SSV a lot more, but with this new heating wand, I can go back to the all glass set up to get the tastiest vapor hits that I loved without the inconvenience of the heat gun.

    If you prefer using a whip, I even Macgyvored up a little set up so this wand could sit snuggly on the edge of a couple of books and I just stuck my whip to the end of the wand and voila, it kinda worked....but I'll just stick with the all glass set up. Maybe if he had something that attached to the tip of it, it would make a better seal with a whip.

    I really think this heating wand is another breakthru for vaping. I'm sure a lot of you have collected quite a few nice glass pieces in your lifetime and the only way to vape with it would be to use the heat gun and some sort of big bowl. With this wand and one the VRIP bowls (which I highly recommend over the inspector vapor bowl's due to it's shape and medicine holding ability), it brings back all your favorite glass pieces back to life.

    I think this heating wand is making it's own niche in the vaporizing market. Right now I see the market looking like this, with each type having it's own set of pro's and con's:

    Bag vapes - Volcano, Extreme, Herbalaire

    Whip vapes - SSV, Extreme, VB/VW

    Purple Days Vape - I believe this one deserves it's "own" category

    Conniseur vape - Herborizer, VRIPtech heating tool -> I just made up this last category but these are the only ones that are pretty much glass on glass on glass. However subtle you may think the taste difference is with an all glass set up, you have to admit that there is a difference. For me, it's pretty big, for other's it's not a big deal. I know a lot of you guys on this forum are on a quest for the "ultimate vapor" experience and I believe that this wand + VRIP bowl + your glass waterpipe is your best and cheapest way there.

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  2. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    Thanks monkey...you do man!
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  3. max

    max This space available Staff Member

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    That post looks awfully familiar. Deja Vu. :lol:
  4. stonemonkey55

    stonemonkey55 Chief Vapor Officer Manufacturer

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    yeah, sorry about that, just wanted to give the special some visibility...you know how we like to support the entrepreneurs in this industry.

    Just wish I could put this much effort into my daytime job :brow:
  5. max

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    ^ I did the same thing with my I-inhale review-just copied and pasted it in another forum. :cool:
  6. marcuss

    marcuss above the clouds

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    nice offer stonemonkey but....i would not compare it to the Herbo again!
    I know you was a herbo owner without dimmer and you didn't like it so much for it was too hot for you so your experience is partial and you know these are quite different vapes.
    Do you know why Mark does't think about a heater that fit inside the bowl without holding the wand in your hand?
    On the versatility side i already put some pics with the Herbo bowl(standard 18.8) that fit perfectly my old glass bong so almost every glass bong should work with it.
    One question...you was a sphere or a tube owner?

    Anyway i really like the glass encased heater and i'd like to give it a try... :rolleyes: but also my wife kick me out of home!
  7. Clear_Dome

    Clear_Dome Vaporhead Glass Blower

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    sorry about the ''stupid quesiton that already be answer somewere else'' but is this vap dimable ??
  8. KeepCalm

    KeepCalm Reindeer, reindeer, reindeer

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    Looks like it's based on one of those soldering irons with the temperature control on the handle (see the white knob).
  9. Clear_Dome

    Clear_Dome Vaporhead Glass Blower

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    hummm sound like a fair deal :D really interesting
  10. KeepCalm

    KeepCalm Reindeer, reindeer, reindeer

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    Indeed! If I hadn't just built my own wand vape for my glass collection I would be all over this.
  11. stonemonkey55

    stonemonkey55 Chief Vapor Officer Manufacturer

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    Marcuss, sorry for the Herbo comparison but if we were to classify the vapes whip, bags, etc etc. the closest vape out there that I can make a comparison is the Herbo with its glass on glass on glass design. Make no mistake, I love my Herbo as well, and it does great when I want to inhale a larger spectrum of flavanoids at a higher temp, so yes, you are correct, it's not a fair comparison since the one I have doesn't have a dimmer switch.

    I have asked Mark to make it "hands free" with a GonG joint but he said that the weight and length of the wand make it a little more difficult than with the Herbo design. I think he also thinks it mimics something that we already know how to do, which is basically the same motion of lighting a bong with a lighter. Also, there are some durability issues which is why Max and Tokin prefer the standard heater cover over the GG set up that 7th floor offers.

    KC already answered the question, but yes, there is a dimmer switch. Just got home, about to take a tasty VRIP! I typed this out first cause my answers make a little more sense before visiting the VRIP... cheers!
  12. max

    max This space available Staff Member

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    Our wives think alike marcuss. :lol:
  13. vaporcloud

    vaporcloud lurking kiwi

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    ^^^ Says the man with 7 vapes ;)
  14. max

    max This space available Staff Member

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    ^ Don't remind me. :disgust: And I have to sell a few to get down to 7. I'm just glad most of 'em were low to medium priced. Gotta get busy on eBay though. Anybody wanna buy a VaporSnake? :brow:
  15. stonemonkey55

    stonemonkey55 Chief Vapor Officer Manufacturer

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    VaporSnake hahahahah! I visited their website, I believe it said (and I'm paraphrasing) "elegantly designed to fit any home's decor" LOL How does it work, asides from the snake, I thought it was pretty intersting...
  16. vaporcloud

    vaporcloud lurking kiwi

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    http://www.fuckcombustion.com/viewtopic.php?id=145 ;)
  17. SuperTorch

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    I thought this would work with any bowl that would create a air tight seal, is the VRIP VCB glass bowl something you have to have? or just a suggestion.
  18. stonemonkey55

    stonemonkey55 Chief Vapor Officer Manufacturer

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    I'm sure you can find something else that could make a tight air seal and it would work, I already had the VCB when I was using the heat gun so I just stuck with that. It's just easier with the two piece set to load, clean, and heat your herbs but with some creativity, i'm sure you can find a way around it.
  19. SuperTorch

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    Do we have a picture of the VCB only, I can see it there if its that bowl but I'd like to see it alone and what it looks like. Thanks for all the info you've gathered.
  20. stonemonkey55

    stonemonkey55 Chief Vapor Officer Manufacturer

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    Sorry don't have access to a digicamera right now so here is a pic from the VRIP website. As you can see it is two pieces, the only difference is that the top piece is shorter to accommodate the VHW. The VCB that is shown is made for the heat gun. If you buy the VHW with the short intake, I'm sure he would be willing to wheel and deal a little...doesn't hurt to ask, I did...

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  21. stonemonkey55

    stonemonkey55 Chief Vapor Officer Manufacturer

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    In an earlier post, Marcuss questioned why the VRIP wand wasn?t made to fit GG style with the VCB bowl, where you can just slide it in and it makes a perfect seal. I mentioned this to Mark at VRIPtech and he wanted to see what other?s opinions were like on this topic. I guess the closest example would be the two different wands/heater cover set ups that you can get with the SSV. I prefer the GG wand, makes it a little simpler to use but lacks the ability to aim your heat stream and slight less vapor to air ratio. If the VHW had a GG tip that could be inserted in the female GG joint, would that be more enticing to you? Or do you like that you can just hold it to the intake and a GG joint is overkill? GG = easier to use, current set up = one less joint that could break in the future. Thoughts?
  22. anslinger

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    If I were to buy one of these (and I don't have plans to, although I think it would be an awesome piece of equipment) my vote would be for the current, non-GG model.
  23. Acolyte of Zinglon

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    honestly, i like the non-gg better
    i think it recreates taking real bong hits better than like the herbo, where you just inhale :2c:
    except its better than taking real bong hits, because its vapor

    the vhw will probably get my buisiness as a direct draw vape, because i would have wanted to run it through a bong anyway even if i had gotten an ssv, id rather nor have all the extra tubing and stuff to worry about and keep it simple with the vapor directly from the bong
  24. max

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    With something that size I think you'd be asking for trouble with a gg connection. Some people would trust it too much.
  25. marcuss

    marcuss above the clouds

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    :) i just se that i don't like to deal with that hot wand everytime!
    I'm lazy and i do prefer a confortable way to vaporize and let the heater on the bowl for the whole session :cool:

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