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Worst vape ever?

Discussion in 'Vaporization Discussion' started by Astedra, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    It's always kinda funny to see how differently people here can see things, i still have a WISPR sitting out on the patio and use it for a long session every now and then it's not the greatest vape but it's always worked really well for me.

    Like many here I've suffered from VAS for a while now and for a few years I picked up a few vapes a month (the classified section is your friend) so I have used some pretty shitty vapes but believe the worst I paid good money for was the Puffit X although there are a number of 'em that were just as bad it was memorable for sucking above and beyond most.
     
  2. OldNewbie

    OldNewbie Well-Known Member

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    While I don't have one, I seem to remember using one and thought it was pretty good as well. You have to look at the vape at the time it is introduced. Vapes are better today than they were a decade ago--at least portable vapes. In fact, while my memory can be a bit...unmemorable at times, I seem to remember the Iolite was the best available at the time. (At least, that's what the cool kids used.)
     
  3. blackstone

    blackstone Well-Known Member

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    A friends' Iolite was the first I tried, and he still has great faith although he mostly combusts.
    He even thinks there's something wrong with my vapes and that they are not true vapes as they have vapor that is quite visible!
    Of course if he filled the Iolite more he might get more visible vapor.

    One of the worst vapes I had was a Chinese clone of a Davinci walkie talkie,
    It tasted of melted die cast toys and it smelled of burning 80's rubber material.
    The faultiest vape I've owned was Puffit 2, I bought the Mighty straight after as it was rumored to be reliable and that hasn't stopped in two years.
    I don't like the design and function of Vapcaps too much.
    And I think Arizers material choices could've been better when they made my Solo.

    It's interesting how some here dislike the Crafty and love Vapcaps, and I like Mighty and have trouble with Vapcap! And there are those that like, and dislike both.
     
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  4. PPN

    PPN Fleurs&Vapeur

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    The worst was the Atman Almighty, nothing was working properly(grinder, heater,airpath and mp) and, at first, the airflow was non-existent.... since there was a glob of glue into the "stem"! Although I know they made a second version of it but I never tested it.

    There was a lot of pretty bad vapes but none of them came at this level of failure (I was unable to take even 2 rips since the too restricted airflow and the plastic/silicone taste. It's a shame cause their first vaporizers, the Hachi,a sort of super mflb, was pretty interesting despite poor performances and the Starlight which got interesting performances but the design was pretty bad (I suggested them some mods but they ignored me).
     
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  5. IAmKrazy2

    IAmKrazy2 Darth Vapor

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    Anyone remember the Incognito?

    Ceramic heater housed inside a metal water bottle. Plug in, not battery powered.

    The manufacturer was banned after i accused him of making dummy accounts to promote his product. It was later confirmed by the mod's.

    Dude also made another vape called the Magic Wand. This was during my VXC Beta testing period. One of his dummy accounts claimed to have tried the VXC and said it wasn't any.better than the Magic Wand. This shot out red flags as there was only two or three units in existence at the time and I had one of them.
     
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  6. mephisto

    mephisto Well-Known Member

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    Well SHEEEEEIITTTTT! I had both of those vapes.......They both sucked!!!!!

    Come on now folks, nobody got a StealthVape? I think it was made entirely of JB weld, did not even heat up.

    @Ratchett, you never told me the HipVap was a turd......(It was...) Happy New Year buddy!
     
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  7. PPN

    PPN Fleurs&Vapeur

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    It was not my experience at all!

    Airflow is on the restricted side but I get decent enough vapor production and taste. Not something enormous but clouds you can't miss, for sure!

    Did you checked if the stem was not restricted cause a large amount of reclaim? Air inlets are several thin paths between the lid and the unit bottom, keep this area clean might help...
    This vape was offering some nice features before most: adjustable timer and t°, very good water tool adaptater and dual batteries for a very long autonomy. I agree it's more a sipper than a heavy hitter but if you start at 410 (or more) you'll get some pretty thick clouds. I still own mine and despite a low usage I still enjoy it to sip on the go or even to milk a water pipe in the garden. It's still in pretty good shape.

    I remenber some members was thinking the Magic Wand was a good vape... never tried one but I remenber some nice videos. Not sure but it was cheaper than the Cloud. @Vitolo posted some videos with the Incognito too, I can't remenber his opinion though.
     
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  8. Ratchett

    Ratchett Vape Accessories Delta3DStudios.com Accessory Maker

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    That's crazy! I used a green laserpointer to illuminate the vapor path after clearing all debris and I still couldn't get any proper airflow through the vape! Draw resistance was severely impeded on my copy of the unit. Although since this was a loaner, I didn't bother to say anything about it lol
     
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  9. StormyPinkness

    StormyPinkness Rhymenocerous ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

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    For me it's my 7th Floor Flavordisc Vapor Pipe, I never knew concentrate could taste so bad.
     
  10. ZC

    ZC Well-Known Member

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    For me its the puffit. Long warmup time, whispy vapor, shitty plastic cap on the bowl. Still though, not as bad as some of the others posted here. It works, and it fulfills its desire to be stealthy as hell.
     
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  11. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Had the Magic Wand, but do not like using water.
    I never was a big fan of the Cloud.
    I loved the Incognito!
    My worst vape ever was the Elo.
     
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  12. Crohnie

    Crohnie Crohn's Warrior

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    Arizer V Tower. Turned me off to vaporizing for several years.
     
  13. oddjobold

    oddjobold Well-Known Member

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    This was my first vape. Awful. So leaky. Unlike the FF2 at least it was cheap.
     
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  14. Astedra

    Astedra Well-Known Member

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    Is the FF2 really that bad, I mean I'm trying to sell a FF1 with almost 3 years of warranty left for 90$ and nobody will buy it, but I heard, in case of the firefly there wasn't much improvement in vapor quality except for battery life.
     
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  15. Alex3oe

    Alex3oe Well-Known Member

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    Here this crap was 300€ (or even more? can't remember). Unbelievable...
     
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  16. Dynavaper

    Dynavaper Karma Farmer & Dynavap Maniac

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    The Firefly 2 was my second biggest and most expensive disappointment after the Crafty.
     
  17. JJ420

    JJ420 chillin on the couch, sippin off a 22 ounce.

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    Firefly 2 for sure. What a disappointing, and expensive, hunk of junk!

    Firewood 4 wasn't that great for me either. Ran way too hot on even the lowest of settings creating hotspots every single time. Burnt wood flavor. Gross.
     
  18. CrispGreenLeaves

    CrispGreenLeaves New Member

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    The original GPEN that was a combustion pen being sold as a vaporizer, and it was like $90 dollars at the time.

    I also don't really like the firefly, super duper heavy, and I have to use brain power to figure out the correct heating, and expensive.

    Not a fan of the haze either, super expensive, and just weird. It is like an EDC tool.
     
  19. Abysmal Vapor

    Abysmal Vapor Shaman of The Pyramid of Orlin'Malah

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    [​IMG] Taitan VS T3 it looked really good had nice and innovative control quartz chamber.... Except that it doesnt vapes cause of the poor airflow design.. There were no bottom holes and had airflow not passing trought hte herb, so basicly u were huffing whats above the load no the air that gets trough the herb .
     
  20. shredder

    shredder Well-Known Member

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    My first vape was a glass tube thingy. Not sure if I remember the name but it was something like an oolie? Oouly? It combusted 90% of the time. Terrible vape anyway.

    It turned me off to butane vapes until last year. Now I use a vapcap daily, lol.
     
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  21. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    Years ago when I was deciding on a portable vaporizer I ordered the Vapir Oxygen. I thought it would be a great portable for me to start my vaping journey. Well when I got it, it didn’t work. I sent it back for warranty and recieved another one a couple weeks later. This one worked maybe a half hour then stopped working. The flavor wasn’t that great, but I wasn’t able to give it a good try. Flavor was on par with the MFLB. Some folks swear by the MFLB. :huh: Flavor I give it a D grade. I gave my MFLB away to a combuster. It is well made I have to say. It had a lifetime warranty a few years back.

    I eventually bought the Vapir No. 2 then I bought the Solo. Those vapes helped me kick the combustion habit.

    I don’t have much patience for units that are faulty repeatedly. I usually move on. If I was having to send my unit back over and over again like some folks that have the Grasshopper, I probably would give up. I don’t have time for that - Life is too short.
     
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  22. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Second most disliked vape, after the Elo!
     
  23. johnnyCanuck

    johnnyCanuck Well-Known Member

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    That was my first vape too!!! Totally forgot about it. I’ll be honest, back then the Iolite was probably considered one of the best portable vapes out there at the time. Worked nicely for awhile but I realized over time that it’s not a good idea to combine an in house butane system into any unit. Like any butane powered vape, it’s the torch that cracks out all the time.

    Gave it away when I decided to try out the Solo when it came onto the market. Still hits like the tank it is.
     
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  24. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I had a bad one once... and I hated it.
    I now have 3 and love them.
    Each has functioned for 5-7 years.. one of them is the BETA Iolite (iInhale) and it still rocks also.
    It may be pertinent to mention that I used an un-recommended butane on my 1st Iolite, but now only use Newport.
    @lwien I fully understand!
    Working with a shitty Iolite is an experience of nightmare.
     
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  25. jl420

    jl420 Well-Known Member

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    Worst vape I've ever used by far was the G Pen from Grenco Science. All the coil elements would burn out after a couple uses and the taste was terrible when using it for dry herb. I purchased a concentrate coil to see if I would have better luck and it was a complete disaster total mess & waste of concentrate. Bought a $22 China wax pen that lasted 2 years before battery finally died and it worked like a champ as compared to the $90 I spent with G crap.
     

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