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Vriptech Heat Wand

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

  1. PPN

    PPN Fleurs&Vapeur

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    Here my favourite setup to use with the wand, I use a sort of Infuser between the bowl and the WT, I good setup to take massive rips, fill the can and clear, any of my smoker friends can use it cause they stop to draw while it's time to draw faster and clear....Poor combustioner lungs! (although even me must to be prepared before to hit that!)
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    Sorry for the background.......:science:
     
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  2. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge Retailer

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    I was just thinking last night about using my Vapolution infuser with the VHW. I'll bet you get less bits in the water after a session, yes?
     
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  3. Harmoniousliving

    Harmoniousliving Well-Known Member

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    So that's a common issue then ?
    I'm liking the look of this more and more.
     
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  4. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge Retailer

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    It's a great vape...especially for someone who is used to the great taste of the MV!
     
  5. ShadowVape

    ShadowVape Vrip CSR Manufacturer

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    Organic please tell us your throat is feeling better after the heat overshoot and you've dialed in to a lower temp setting and the Vrip kit in general. One of the cool things about using all clear glass is you can watch the herbs get heated and literally see the browning and the back drafting and even looking straight down at the tube you can see the vapor milk up which will give you a real time idea of how the apparant thermal curve is flowing. Try not to overshoot skim milk blue and if it's going that way crack the seal at the wand to intake interface is the trick then adjust the temp dial for the next round.

    We love to see people dialing the Vrip tools into their own ritual not necessarily using the kit the same way we do. For the modular flexibility we get a lot positive feedback.

    Holy shit that is the way back way back machine Nebu what happened to that instruction set? That back ground and floating assembly image where progressive for the day heh?

    We still have the Valloon kits and spare parts, in fact, we even have them in taper jointed fittings now to work with our current VWT and most industry water pipes or bubblers. They are in the legacy and replacement parts catalogue. We don't sell a ton of them, but to those that are in the knowing and with the need the vapor keg with a glass valve as we call it has an enduring legacy! If it's going to be a high flow vapor bar with some numbers moving through the Valloon is a sweet way to keep the heads stoked while they wait for their turn with the wand.
     
  6. Harmoniousliving

    Harmoniousliving Well-Known Member

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    Is this vrip 2.0 pretty much the same as the 3.0?
     
  7. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    Hey Mark, just curious how close you are to your new gong tip design? Is this something that we can hope for this year?
     
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  8. PPN

    PPN Fleurs&Vapeur

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    Hi, I tried to put a classic glass nail in the VCB, I found one tall enough to be close of the heater.

    But it doesn't work, concentrates melt but produce a very, very thin vapor....so go back to the Minivap concentrates pad which is very nice cause cup shape helps to keep melted concentrates centered.
     
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  9. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    Hey Mark, just curious how close you are to your new VripNail design? Is this something that we can hope for this year?

    :rofl:
     
  10. ShadowVape

    ShadowVape Vrip CSR Manufacturer

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    Harmonious the 2.0 is a different heater and housing plug material; both improved going to the 3.0 so I'd definitely stick to the 3.0 for the more durable element even though the diferent housing plug material (higher temp) might never matter in your daily usage. I didn't read all the way back so maybe I missed the full story, but I'm surprised there even would be a 2.0 around so maybe you're looking at an early 3.0 that had the right element with the original housing plug material (which is actually fine as long as you're not a high temp max it out in a stand all the time kind of user).

    Biohacker good questions!!! We haven't finalized the new heater cover design, but are a few prototypes closer. I'm hell bent on making it a two piece cover and trying to get rid of the skirt with retaining screw so ended up making it a much more complicated task than it started. The results will be worth it though if we can pull it off at a reasonable cost (anything can be done just a matter of cost) so we're putting the time into developing the tooling and process, but have it paused to first get the VripNail into production as we have finalized it's design and our email is blowing up daily with people asking for it! We have to size to a very precision and not off-the-shelf glass tubing size for the "bowl" part of the nail so the vapor will condense nicely and this has turned out to be a bit tougher to do in production than anticipated, but now that we're caught up from the holiday rush we'll be back at it. We need one more tool and a matching jig and we should be melting and bubbling any concentrate on it which which the VripNail holds right below the heat of the wand sitting essentially on the bowl in the intake of the VCB --- so much closer to the heat than the way our VCB bowls work with flowers/packed bowls. You remove the screen, put the intake on and drop the loaded nail in, put the wand to it and milk it up reverse dab style. It will take a couple primers to get it thick, but you're not waisting anything to pyrollisis and the flavor density potential is nuts.

    Yeah PPN you've hit on the trick or treat of the situation…the concentrate has to be close enough to the heat and the heat has to be pulled through slow enough so that the surface the concentrate is held on and the concentrate itself are simultanously heated fast enough and the vapor flow has to be choked off enough for it to condense and not just skim through. I played with a few of the common nail designs and the VHW with and without the VCB for months while sorting the best approach for the VripNail insert. I got plenty of "air sessions" where I'd taste and eventually feel the vapor, but could never get it to condense the way I wanted. This is why to make it work the way we want we have to size the nail bowl super precision leaving just a very small crack all the way around for the convective heat flow to be sucked through the chamber heating both the nail bowl itself and the oil in it and restricting the flow enough that the vapor has time to condense. Also, the nail bowl is solid bottom so the oil can't run down a stem it just stays there and bubbles away --- crazy clean you can melt it down to nothing if you just keep hitting hit. I'll post more soon on this vaporware soap opera in the mean time melt the concentrates into flower or hemp fiber filters just packed in the bowl as usual and you'll get crazy flavor and even easier clean up than a nail! The nail is fun to load and melt off of though it's definitely grown on me and I've always been more of a flower head!
     
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  11. thevapedcrusader

    thevapedcrusader 420247

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    Wooooot! Back in flavour country! Been using the noisy, costly heatgun forever it seems. My awesome girlfriend got me a new wand as an early birthday present. Sooo tasty..soooo potent! Thanks again Mark for a mint product....gonna have to get a spare now! Stay safe y'all
     
  12. ShadowVape

    ShadowVape Vrip CSR Manufacturer

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    The World would be such a better place if everyone had such a rad girlfriend! You're a lucky man vapedcrusader! Stoked to have you dialed back in let us know if anything else we can help you with way out in the Antarctic region of Flavor Country. Hey at least you don't have to go far for ice!

    Big meeting with the specialist attorney this am regarding expanding our VRIP R&D gardens in the Santa Cruz Mnts --- think I'm going to keep it CBD dom with some Pineapple Tsunami 2.4:1 until hopefully some celebratory lunch vapes justified. Things are changing in CA….hopefully for the better.

    Wish us luck family!
     
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  13. PPN

    PPN Fleurs&Vapeur

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    Still stocked by the Vrip, it is a flower dab while using a different setup (combustion bowl) to place the load closer of the wand, giant rips and full effects in seconds!
     
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  14. PPN

    PPN Fleurs&Vapeur

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    Everytime I power the wand on I'm stocked!

    It's the only vape able to produces in seconds the thicker AND tastier hits I never experienced before, this heater is a beast.

    I can't understand why it seems so underated...there is a lot of breakable vapes with lot of glass parts...

    Do you know if they are working on a new version?

    I imagine one with a sort of shield to protect glass heater cover, digital t°, a free hand system to be able to hit it with a whip for sipping session and a bowl with spinning effect to be able to avoid stirring (maybe i dream too much!), do you understand my thoughts (I think about a well- designed hole in the wand to make the hot air stream to spin in the appropriate bowl designed for this purpose...)?

    Every vaporist might to get one, imho the Cloud+ i own is not an improvement from the Vrip, the Nano shines about its small size and convenience of use if you stick with a dry stem and the Herbalaire cause its reliabilityand for sipping but both of them are a large step behind especially cause the wand is the one to offer so tasty and big hits IN THE SAME TIME!!!

    I want a very rip wand next generation!
     
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  15. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge Retailer

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    Glad you're diggin it @PPN ! Every time I break mine out I am floored at the taste and smoothness. I recently got the wand holder so it could be out and ready more often.
     
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  16. Nebu

    Nebu Post-Apocalyptic Renaissance Man

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    I've thought a lot about that as well. It wouldn't be too difficult to 3D print a sheath/shield mock-up. I say mock-up because I suspect 3D printer materials aren't impervious to the heat they'd endure from the VHW (pls correct me if I'm wrong). It would be a really simple design and implementation imho; the base of the sheath would be snug around the base of the VHW glass and attach at the same screw point, then it would expand to just wider than the outer diameter of the VCB and run just a bit longer than the entire length of the VHW glass. Not only would this help prevent (some, not a panacea) breakages and burns but, if the tolerances were tight enough, it could provide a secondary-seal on the outside of the VCB. Cons would be that it would likely not fit in the current VHW stand (but with a good shield, stand may not be necessary?) and it would force users to place the VHW straight down upon the VCB (no leaning, angles).

    This could be an excellent and beneficial VHW add-on item with very little R&D and manufacturing costs. I've told Vriptech as much but, you know, stoners. :lol:
     
  17. VapingDitto

    VapingDitto 420 Gamer

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    Here is a little fun video I shot with my VripTech.
    Click to play YouTube Video
     
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  18. BD9

    BD9 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for video! For some reason I have an interest in vape like this, but no actual experience. It may be I like using water tools.
    Is this similar to vapes like the Galaxy Vortex and the Life Saber?

    @VapingDitto and @stickstones, or anyone else that wants to chime in, is this the best choice for a 'wand' type vape? @VapingDitto did that bowl come with the VripTech Heat Wand or was part of your water tool?

    Thanks!
     
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  19. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    If you like FLAVOR the VRIPTECH HEAT WAND is perfect.
    EFFECT wise don't worry it will MEDICATE!
    TOO have both FLAVOR/EFFECT = CIVILIZED

    Pretty balanced actually!

    @VapingDitto I love your video.
    I like to vape and read non-fiction = SURFER HIPPY VAPOR NERD HOWEVER = CIVILIZED
     
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  20. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge Retailer

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    It's one of the best connoisseur vapes I have come across. Great taste and a big old bowl so you can pack a lot in there for a big punch if you want. It's what I use when I want to treat myself!
     
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  21. BD9

    BD9 Well-Known Member

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    @ataxian thanks!

    @stickstones So it may not be the best choice for a daily driver? Do you consider it more of an occasional use tool?

    Is this the correct website? http://www.vriptech.com/mm5/merchant.mvc

    $199.00 is pretty much inline with other wand type vapes. Is it ready to go out of the box? Are there add ons I should consider?
    I wonder it compares to the Galaxy Vortex?

    Hmm................
     
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  22. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge Retailer

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    You'll need this as well, and some of your own glass if you have it. If your glass requires a downstem, they have those as well.
     
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  23. Yoosh

    Yoosh Well-Known Member

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    I have the Vortex and the VHW and they are both great in their own ways. The VHW is one of my fav vapes ever and the taste is unbeatable. The ability to disconnect the wand any time makes it the ultimate "smoking a bowl" replacement (outside of torch vapes) as you have full control over how you roast your herb. The vortex is hands-free which is more convenient in groups but the glass does get stuck together at times. Both are very heavy hitters. VHW is cheaper though! :p
     
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  24. PPN

    PPN Fleurs&Vapeur

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    For heavy medication and taste heaven the Vrip is the ultimate tool....imho!
     
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  25. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge Retailer

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