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

  1. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    You are in for a treat!!
    @ShadowVape does not lie when he says he lives in Flavor Country!!
    And we reside right next to him!!

    I also need to upgrade to the newer Vrip bowls! I have a very old model wand and bowl design but it works great, so i am reluctant to buy more stuff for it.

    Once you get it set up right, you can do whole bowls and have nice light tan ABV!
    See below for a brief description! Baked and doing some odd editing...LOL!

    @WAM90
    I have been doing some side by side testing of my OGFP 16mm and the VRIP!
    Tough testing to do...LMAO!
    Anyway these are a few of my findings:
    Flavor from both are amazing! The Vrip tends to hold the flavor for longer but not by much.
    I can do whole micro loads in the FP in one hit, the Vrip i need to stir and take another hit.
    Vapor density on micro hits is excellent in the FP while i find it much lighter in the Vrip.
    ABV from the FP is darker and more even, the Vrip is lighter tan with a few green specks.
    Both are dead simple to use. I have never broken any of the glass components yet...
    FP heats up way faster, Vrip needs a good 10+ minutes to really heat soak.
    Vrip is harder to dial in the perfect temp for an evenly vaped darker bowl in one hit without getting a hot spot and that nasty taste. Once you find that spot, dial it back 1 to 2mm and it should be set for good.

    Nothing bad to say about either of these vapes! Love them both!

    I think i will be using them both as my daily drivers for quite some time!!
    What a duo!
     
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  2. Elflois

    Elflois New Member

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    Hey there, My name is Lois, I'm from Spain, so my english isn't very good, I'd like to apologize in advance for any misspeled word, also, I'm not sure if I should be posting what I'm about to post here, or if I should create a new thread elsewere, if thats the case please tell me :).

    I have been reading the forum for a couple weeks, wich is the time my current Vrip broke, it broke in a wierd way, I hit(not to hard, but it sounded awful) my bong with the tip of the wand and the inner coil broke, it is still useable but I don't do it beacause it has a lot more of airflow now and can't get that dense vapor that I loved.

    The thing is that I'm in the looking for a new vaporizer or a new Vrip. As I said, I live in Spain, and when I first broke the magic wand the first thing I did was looking for a spare chamber, I found a place where they sell it for around 130€, also found another shop to buy a new Vrip for 199€. After checking those prices I also thought about checking out new vaporizers, and thats how I found this place, wich is wonderful btw.

    I'll start saying that I loved, I mean really loved my Vrip, I find it easy to use, and it suits my needs, I use a chinesse small bowl with a simple EHLE bong, and I never weight my herb but I'd say it works with small ammounts, get diferent results with diferent strains, and I adjust the temp depending of what I'm vaping, I think my unit had the heater a little bit stronger than the one I saw in the picks of this thread, as I usually run herbs at maybe 50% as much, and can run extractions at 70% or so. The first hit is just beautiful, then stir, a second hit also wonderful, stir, and a third not that good but still I like it. When doing extractions I just can't believe it, sometimes I lost count of the number of tasty mouthwatering hits that I can get with a small amount of isolator.

    That being said I'm guessing that anyone that reads this would be thinking "dude just repair your Vrip or get a new one beacause that magical wand is for you and you know it" and thats what I think, but during this weeks research i saw a lot of good reviews of vapes, and I have considered other vaporizers, to be specific the ones that I considered are the E-nano and the Vapexhale Evo. I even saw that Shadowvape(I understand is the CEO of Vrip) said that the vapexhale is a very good vaporizer and he can recomend it to someone that looks for a good taste all cristal path with a little bit more durability, and as for the e-nano I readed that it works with small amounts, is small, its beautiful(IMO) and I read it can get tasty clouds(comparable to the vrip).

    In my home I'm the only one that vapes, and I do it only at night, not even everyday, with the Vrip, I usually get extremely medicated with 1 charge of the bowl(As i said is a small bowl, I can post a picture if you want) sometimes 2 charges, depending on the strain, that is good and bad, its good beacause I use less to get there(wich I really don't care as I grow my own stuff and have more than enough), its bad beacause I really like tasting the vapor and I get so stoned that doesn't even cross my mind to refill the bowl. So, considering that, I thought that the E-nano could be as good as the Vrip in terms of taste, and yet be a little bit more robust and beautiful sitting in the living room table, wich is the only thing I don't like about the vrip(wich in my case rest on a silicone cake mold) I'm no so sure about the vapexhale as I think that the chamber where the herb goes seems a little to big, and I woudn't like to waste more than I need neither I'd like to vape more than I need.

    The money factor is important but not a dealbreaker, I like that I can buy the vrip here in Spain, and the same goes for the EVO, thats a drawback with the enano, but I think I read that they ship globally so I guess thats not that important either.

    So thank you for reading, and if someone can give me some advice that can push me in the right direction I'd be very grateful.
     
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  3. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    @Elflois

    Welcome to FC and great first post!!
    Reading through it, i would recommend a replacement heater cover.
    I am also in the same predicament as you! I noticed a small crack in my heater cover as well...
    Time to upgrade my heater cover and order some new parts for me

    I guess you could say i really like vaporizers but only a few actually make it to regular use.
    As you can see from my signature i have owned the EVO and the E-Nano and prefer my VRIP to both of them. It has a purer taste and the vapor is nice and dense and perfect for me.

    The E-Nano is a great vaporizer and very robust as you say! Works with tiny loads and can be used dry or through a WT. I gave up because i could not get the vapor i wanted without a popcorn taste towards the end. A few people have mentioned this but a lot do not notice or experience it.

    The EVO is designed to run on 110V ONLY!! Check the website! No converters or adapters are to be used or used at your own risk and expense...
    I think Spain runs on 220V, so you would be without warranty or anything.
    This is only what i have read on the website so it may be different...

    I would also recommend that you look into the @NewVape420 @NewVape710 NewVape Flower pot vaporizer.
    http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/newvape-flowerpot-twax-vaporizer.23162/

    I run my Vrip and Flower Pot as my daily drivers!
    Best in flavor, best in clouds and best effects for me!
     
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  4. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member

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    @Elflois ... there was a 220v version of the EVO I'm pretty sure ... just inquired with the beta group to see if anyone knows ... otherwise I'll reach out to Seibo to get an answer.

    I do think @lazylathe is right though and you should get your VHW fixed ... probably quite a bit cheaper no?

    The enano might be a good option though as it is a much smaller hitter so you could more easily have smaller bowls ... maybe both fix the VRIP and get an eNano? What the heck ... might as well get an EVO too! (Just kidding ... sort of ;))
     
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  5. babaganush

    babaganush Well-Known Member

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    Why do you prefer the VRIP over the EVO? Doesnt it have an all glass path too?

    On another note, why is the all-glass-airpath style vape so limited after all these years? Do people just not care about the benefits, or maybe its too fragile? There's really just this and the EVO on the entire vape market it seems.
     
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  6. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    The EVO was good at a certain temperature and anything above would be too dark and slightly below the performance was not good. If they widened the usable range it would be so much better or even added a digital display to it for repeatable sessions. This was my experience.
    I did love using it but the new smell faded pretty quickly.
    I was also pretty scared of that GonG joint sticking out...
    The Vrip also has better flavor for longer i find. After the first hit in the EVO the flavor was pretty much gone.
    And an important one for me is that i can leave my VRIP on all day and still pick it up and the handle is nice and cool, the EVO is a different story...

    I think these two are it for all glass... But wait there is also the Glass Symphony!
    http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/glass-symphony-xlr.24261/
     
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  7. Elflois

    Elflois New Member

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    Thank you very much for your answer Lazylathe, as I thought the Vrip is hard to beat, specially for what I want it. Did some more research and found the heat cover for 114€ so I'm buying it late this afternoon.

    PD: that glass symphony looks nice :)
     
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  8. babaganush

    babaganush Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Lazylathe, definitely solidified my decision to make this my next vape.

    Now Im just wondering about the 4.2 bowls and if they would fit my needs. Can anyone tell me how well this bowl works with ss/ti mesh screens? Can I microdose on them well (~.1 or .5)? And would the Evo's EZ load bowls fit and work well with this? (Also I dont plan on using the silicone seal, if that matters)
     
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  9. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    The new bowls use a glass screen, there is ZERO metal in the air path!
    Only vape out there with a 100% all glass air path and you don't want any other material except herb in the bowl. Since these bowls are custom made i do not think an EVO basket or top cap would fit.
    I have to admit that i did used to use a small disc of very fine SS mesh when vaping fine ground micro loads. To me it did not affect the experience at all.
    I use a stainless steel screen now and still love this vape!
    I never do 0,1g loads always 0,05g to 0,08g or less, depending on the vape.
    Multiple small hits per session that i find works very well!
    Take a hit, surf the net and get lost for a bit and you really get a chance to feel the effects come on!
    Take another hit when you feel like it! This way it is always a FRESH load for taste!!

    You have to be very precise without the seal. We have been requesting a version with a GonG attachment to make it easier to mate with a WT but that might be something that never materializes.
    I find the seal very easy to use and i replace it with some medical grade silicone tube when needed.

    It is usually on for around 12 hours a day, same as my Flower Pot.
    My two favorite daily drivers!
     
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  10. babaganush

    babaganush Well-Known Member

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    Oh so it is a custom sized bowl, thought it was just an 18.8mm male joint. So you are able to take out the glass screens and put your own metal screen in the bowl, or did you put the ss mesh over the glass screen? I like the idea of an all glass screen but I like to fine grind my herb for a more even roast, and the herb will fall through the holes. Ideally id wanna use a double weave TI screen for more filtration.
     
  11. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    If i remember correctly the glass screens are pretty small, around 8mm in diameter.
    Never seen such small double weave Ti screens but they may be available.

    I just placed the mesh over the glass screen.
     
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  12. babaganush

    babaganush Well-Known Member

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    But is there any way to take the glass screen out and just use mesh?
     
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  13. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    Yes the bowl has a small lip to hold the glass screen.
    You will just need to find one that small.
     
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  14. Alexis

    Alexis Open minded philosopher and realist.

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    Well done Lazy, you're doing a lot more than holding up the fort- you have fixed the roof, laid down new carpets, hung honey up for the bees with a bright glowing lantern, and guess what?
    They have come!!
    It is a joy to watch your enthusiasm, wisdom and experience drive this thread on back into life again! You are making me seriously question whether the Vrip would fit me better than any other vape to still allow heavy medication and good clouds with my usual reactions to most other heavy hitters?

    I will pioneer onwards testing until I have tried enough options to be happy picking the best overall path (i.e.- vape).
    Lazy I would love to come and session with you bro! In my eyes you are a legend and an idol here with a wicked posting style that is fun, interesting and informative to all without ever being OT or OTT (unlike some, uh-hum :rolleyes:) And of course @biohacker would be subpoenaed to join us for the session! (Just had to look that spelling up- not a word Im accustomed to using actually, quite a cool one.)
    Man that would be a dream to realise! Session with 2 legends I have looked up to for years and gotten to know better this year which has only enriched my life.:nod:

    Credit where it is due I always say. Thanks bro, take care.:tup:

    Big love going out to Mark @ShadowVape as well if you get back here any time- as my friend Dave often says "We're cooking with gas again."
     
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  15. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member

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    FYI everyone and @Elflois in particular ... there is definitely a 220v version. You can contact support@vapexhale.com if you, or anyone else needs one.
     
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  16. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    They must be custom orders then because the website has this to say:
    VOLTAGE REQUIREMENTS: 110V unit exclusively for use in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Not to be used with any type of power inverter or converter.

    I see Vapefiend in the UK has them, so it must be region specific! Great that they managed to get the 220V units working!

    @Alexis
    Anytime you are over in this area just hit me up!
    Mi Casa, Su Casa!
     
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  17. Morty

    Morty Well-Zoned Member

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    Nice. Speaks to the flavor of the FP if it can keep up w/ the Vriptech.

    I thought all vapes were like this till I got my SV3. It has much more of a roasted nut flavor than burnt popcorn (which I prefer). So the Vriptech's flavor stays till the very end ? Damn, I think I want one.

    Good info. Why I like to surf the threads. Everyone's got such different experiences.

    Damnit! I hate you Lazy! I think I need this in my signature at some point. Sooner rather than later.

    This & the GS XLR seems like they would be perfect for you @Alexis (your a dude, right ? ;)). I know you got a FP comin', but these 2 just scream,"Buy me @Alexis ! Vape from me"! :haw:
     
  18. Whissmu

    Whissmu Well-Known Member

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    I have ordered new pieces to be able to enjoy my Vrip ... how bad are the waits ... :uhoh:
     
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  19. Bvapst

    Bvapst Well-Known Member

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    Hi there guys ..

    After months of wait and as soon as I had the amount of money saved I ordered my VRIP with a VCB straight from VRIP.

    Originally I was considering only the wand since a lot of people seems to prefer to use an alternative bowl than the one offered by VRIP. Also I find that a double male-to-male 14mm glass piece connection, a 18mm female to "enlarge bowl" and a glass screen, for 80$, to be a bit pricey ..
    But I must thanks VRIP for helping me through the ordering process in order for me to choose to experience "the best" they can provide ...


    I want to write a proper review of what I think about this vape but after less than a week I'll have to stop the testings ..
    1st : I got a crack in my glass : the heater is touching the "inner spiral glass tube". I already been told that it will be replaced cause I advertised of the issue with the heater position, so Im not so worried but just feel frustrated by the situation as it seems a known issue from them but still are sending wands that will come back for sure ? *

    2nd : My wand always been sitting, the glass hanging above air only, never in contact with anything ..and even this way, my High temp silicone melted on the glass and cracked when I wanted to take it off ...
    Since the silicone is clearly within the airpath I wouldn't feel comfortable to use it anymore ... What are your opinions on this ? Do we agree that the heated air within the vape chamber is clearly in contact with the silicone making the seal ?

    Questions :

    Did anyone else had that kind of issue ?
    Silicone melting/cracking ? Crack in the glass ?
    Did you have to pay shipping back to VRIP ?

    mods questions :
    - what kind of bowl do you use ?
    - have you got a link for bowls larger than 20mm on top in order to fit with the wand ?


    I will ask more questions and write more about mods/tricks/impressions if I get a new working and safe vape to use ... But for now I feel really concerned about this ..Anyhow I still wish to use that vape and get love for it but without silicone at all ! And hopefully with a perfect positioned heater.

    (I had some other minor issue that I will pass on ... )

    Also do everyone else got a Vrip without some instructions of some kind ? Not that I felt so unaware of what to do, just a general question following my surprise while opening the pack and imagining other people trying to use it and set it in place safely.

    Happy vaping and good day to all of you ! I guess I'll have to plug back the log soon, or just get a dab ! :D
     
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  20. pxl_jockey

    pxl_jockey Barely-Known Member

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    This is interesting... I've never really heard much about this. Not a lot of activity last spring, so not a huge surprise. I'm still a relative FC newcomer. I'm going to have to check this interesting device out, @lazylathe & @biohacker are making me want to! #CanadianConspiracy?
     
  21. babaganush

    babaganush Well-Known Member

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    Hey @Bvapst, cant you use the wand with the 4.2 bowl without the silicone or does it not seal well? I dont have the vape yet so i dont know. Also would you say a 20mm bowl (from the top opening) would fit well with the wand?
     
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  22. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    @Bvapst

    If you have the latest wand it should have a ground tip on it that will seal perfectly to the bowl!
    Very angle dependent and prone to air leaks... Hence the silicone seal.

    I have no concerns using the silicone ring and it does get baked onto the glass.
    A blade will scrape it off cleanly.

    Sorry to hear that your wand glass arrived broken!
     
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  23. Whissmu

    Whissmu Well-Known Member

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    I recommend you to always watch the ceramic heater of your wand ... even if it comes to you in the correct position it can move, loosen ,,,, I recommend to watch it and place it in its correct position (well centered) if necessary as a precaution! :uhoh:

    This cup works well: :tup:
    https://www.weed-star.com/CUPS-SLIDES/18-8-CUPS/Pyramid-Bowl-18-8-Slide::879.html

    good lucky whith your VRIP :leaf:
     
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  24. Bvapst

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    Much thanks for your replies ..
    Getting this product I really though it would be perfect, meaning well centered without me having to worry that it could move even ? Thank to the comment here I've been on the look out for this problem. But now I'll be even more attentive along the way. It wasn't broken when it arrived, just I realized the heater is so close or maybe touching the glass ? And after juste 4,5 days (1 turning on and off per day), it cracked ...

    Waiting from VRIP to know what to do .. Apparently if I would intend to do any operation I just risk to break the glass and "loosing" warranty, if I'm following Mark s advices.

    I really dont know what to say about the silicone.. Yes I have ground tip, so it does work but like you say ..it's not ideal. Maybe some "joint" kind of connection would be more handy.
    Getting back to the silicone, what about if it cracks after only a few days ? No issue on your side ?
     
  25. Whissmu

    Whissmu Well-Known Member

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    If the ceramic heater touches the borosilicate capsule (the glass) it will break, so it is advisable to watch it, as simple as before plugging it in to see that it is centered!

    Is it very likely that it is pressed with more force than necessary or in a bad angle? and the displaced ceramic heater without realizing? It is not normal to move, as I said in my previous post sometimes the screws are loosened but with the passage of months and continuous use ...

    Is VERY IMPORTANT if you are going to manipulate the borosilicate capsule; Do DO NOT FORCE the screws -> they can crack or burst the glass

    Regarding the silicone as he said @lazylathe function is to help make it easier to seal, if you do not have it will be limited to the original VHW cups. I in you posiition would withdraw if it is damaged and replace it with a new one, they do not have a very high cost

    good lucky !!
     
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