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Wychwood Vaporizers UK Log Vape

Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by J.R.R.Tokin', Jun 17, 2012.

  1. J.R.R.Tokin'

    J.R.R.Tokin' Wych Doctor Manufacturer

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    The price on the basic package is £140 (Approx 175 euro). That includes, the unit, power supply, 1 Basic Glass Stem, 2 Silicone stems, wax, abv bag, screen changing kit and the oil cup.
    For non-UK FC members I will include free postage to Europe, and upgrade from the glass basic to the Tube (if wanted) and some nice extra goodies too - will be different for everyone but all will be nice :)
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  2. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    No comments! :D
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  3. wonderfox

    wonderfox Well-Known Member

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    Just a quick comment to say my WW arrived at the weekend and I love it! It's my first log vape and I'm blown away by how efficient it is. Loving the tube and the GonG in my new EHLE was amazing until the GonG broke due to rough handling. :(
    Thanks JRR for being so helpful and answering all my questions. Most of all thank you for such a wonderful product! :) I highly recommend this unit. Both my boyfriend and I have been finding it hard to put down.
    I'll upload some pics and a vid when I've got some spare time. Busy week!
    I do have one question for now, is it best to leave the unit on 24/7 even when not being used? Or is it ok to turn it off and put it away when it's not used? I ask this because I've read something about heating up and cooling down not being good for the wood on other log vape threads.
  4. J.R.R.Tokin'

    J.R.R.Tokin' Wych Doctor Manufacturer

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    Hey Wonderfox. Thanks so much for the kind words. I'm really glad that you've taken to your new WW :D

    The unit is designed to be left on 24/7 but will not suffer too badly by turning it off when not in use. I have a unit that I have been purposely doing this to for a few months and aside from the slightest loosening of the 'cup' there's no harm so far. So I say it's fine to do so :tup:
  5. charliedontsurf

    charliedontsurf Glassblower

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    I got my Wychwood, and am very impressed! It arrived very safely packaged, having crossed the pond with marked speed, I think only 8 or 9 days.

    Craftmanship: 9/10. My WW looks top notch. The grain of the wood is beautiful, the sanding done to perfection and the finish nicely applied. It really is a petite little thing, and very, very attractive sitting on the desk. The heater core on my example is very slightly off center and this is the only "defect" if I need to nitpick.
    Hit density: 8.5/10. Vapor is thick, and the WW is able to milk tubes to great satisfaction, be it a smaller bubbler or my 14" Zob UFO beaker. I love the glass on glass system. All the stem systems allow massive packs if you so desire and this can of course bump the the hit density up to comical levels above this score.
    Flavor: 8/10, comparable or superior to my B-DAY Underdog and my long-gone PD. The WW direct-to-glass connection bumps this figure up to more like 8.5.
    Efficiency: 8.5/10, as good as any log vape, while delivering huge rips more akin to the UD and less like my PD.
    Completeness of Kit: 9/10. JRR delivers a thoughtful, loaded kit with his vape. His stems designs are very good and both the silicone stems and glass stems are made so screen flipping frustrations are kept to a minimum, which I really appreciate. Pipe cleaners, muslin bags, screens, pokers, aromatherapy cup and an awesome pipe-tool from the Czech Republic were included.

    The temperature compromise is good. At 12V it yields Swiss chocolate-colored ABV and you'll definitely enjoy getting there.

    Heat up time to usability was about 8 minutes for me, and it was at full tilt within 12-16. That's markedly better than the other two logs I've owned, probably due to the lower thermal mass of the small unit.

    I think a first time vaporizer buyer would be ecstatic with this unit and would never necessarily need to upgrade, save for maybe buying a portable. The WW delivers rich, dense, flavorful vapor in a beautiful handmade product, at a fair price. It's awesome that Europe finally has its own log vape with JRR's Wychwood, and even Australia has Hazy's Hot Pod vape.

    Thanks for the awesome vape, JRR. :tup:
  6. Frederick McGuire

    Frederick McGuire Aggressively Loungey

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    Awesome review CDS.
    You've summed up my thoughts on it exactly, though far more eloquently :)
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  7. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    So how was the draw compared to the Solo? Less restricted, more? The taste? :)
  8. Frederick McGuire

    Frederick McGuire Aggressively Loungey

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    Far less restricted than the solo.
    Closer to the LSV.
    Not as free as the LSV, but in a similar league IMO
    :2c:

    I never had a bad thing to say about the taste of the solo, so I'd say very similar, but I would think most people will say this has better taste :shrug:
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  9. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    Thanks Fred, you got me covered! :D I am waiting for your HotPod opinions too! :)
  10. J.R.R.Tokin'

    J.R.R.Tokin' Wych Doctor Manufacturer

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    @CDS. Thanks so much for the review and thanks for taking a punt on an untested maker. I am very pleased with the stems and, as you say, screen flipping is kept to a minimal - especially with the basic stem with it's 'locked-in' screen design.

    @FMG. As always thanks for the input. I got those extra heads and bits off yesterday, so expect them soon. Also sent you the next size up screens to play with. Let me know which you prefer.

    Oh and a quick thanks for turning me onto Community - instantly hooked - S2 EP10 already!!!

    @ili. IMO The Solo is one of the most restricted draws out there without the PV or ED's stems. The WW is more like hitting a whip vape in the restriction encountered, there's a bit of drag but nothing that's going to cause any discomfort on the inhale. Also the 'open' design of the stem heads helps to keep the flow clearer.
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  11. OhTheAgony

    OhTheAgony here for the chicks

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    Yay, I certainly didn't expect you to have yours before I have mine Charlie. Nice first impression though, thanks for sharing :tup:
  12. charliedontsurf

    charliedontsurf Glassblower

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    Sorry for the tease! It really is a nice unit, I just got home and am waiting for it to heat up.
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  13. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    I have a new addition to my log family. Thanks Cookie for the making the family complete! :tup: I am now a proud owner of a beautiful WW.

    Here's a picture. Note how tiny it is compared to the big sister (CRZ), the Mom (PD) and the Dad (UD not pictured as he's working away from home these days.... I'm gonna kill my boss if he doesn't return it soon).

    The taste is really excellent using the GonG shorty adapter. It hits very nicely through my bubbler and it gets through the small load (the bowl is on the smallish side with the screen al the way up) without messin' around. The unit gets very warm as you might imagine given it's small stature - so it's best to handle the bottom half. Cookie cut that groove in there partially because it helps insulate the bottom from the heat above. Genius!

    I really do enjoy an all glass vapor path as the taste is so good that way as most of you already know.

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    Congratulations Cooke! I really like it. I hope you sell a million!:nod:

    :peace:
  14. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    What a slow poke I am!
    I did not see that this thread was in full swing... duh! :doh:

    I got my Wychwood vape yesterday. I am impressed by the personal nature of the array of tools sent with the unit. Very nice stuff.... I will post some video coverage in short order.
    I am enjoying this little stick of Dynamite!
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  15. Slightly Medicated

    Slightly Medicated (SliM) Iron Lungs

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    Cool, it is great to see people are getting their units and seem to like them. Can't wait to get my hands on one!
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  16. VaporBoxed

    VaporBoxed Baked

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    Im confused? I thought J.r.r was only selling to customers in the uk. I cant find where he says otherwise.

    Did you receive the unit as a tester?
  17. OpalinDays

    OpalinDays Member

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    The part about free EU shipping seals the deal for me :)
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  18. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    No, I am not a tester... but test I shall, because it is what I like to do!
    I also did not buy the vape... but am proud to have it, and to feel J.R.R.'s work!~
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  19. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl i i i

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    I think JRR is giving some away to select members from FC.
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  20. VaporBoxed

    VaporBoxed Baked

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    Oh i see. This saddens me.

    lol
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  21. Slightly Medicated

    Slightly Medicated (SliM) Iron Lungs

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    Hehehe, I don't have one... yet. So I am also saddened by this policy.... once I get one though it will be the best Policy in the world. ;)

    All kidding aside. I am a small buisness owner. One of the first things I learned is that you have to give out allot of your product as samples at times. Luckily, I am a photography based buisness. I do things like discounts, special stuff for good customers. I will treat them to lunch and stuff from time to time. It is just a part of buisness I guess.
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  22. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I am proud to call JRR an off forum buddy.
    Trust me when I say that I do not take my great fortune for granted, and feel fully just what a lucky guy I am!
    That being said......
  23. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl i i i

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    Hell yeah it is. Your big accounts, your regular customers, they all chose you for a reason. Of the two jobs I work, the one I make more money doing is interesting. Your client base is just about 100% word of mouth and recommendations. We have clients who recommend us to other people, we have other people in the same field/industry that don't do the work we do, but they will recommend clients to us, and we'll do the same. They'll give us discounts, and if we do work for them we'll give them discounts, or we'll give a great client who always pays on time/pays cash or check on the spot a bottle of wine here and there, or we'll bring them breakfast if it's an early appointment. It definitely happens more with the smaller companies.


    Holy crap! Do you have 4 lungs? Can I have one? Mine aren't all there anymore :(
    Excellent video, lots of vapors!
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  24. Frederick McGuire

    Frederick McGuire Aggressively Loungey

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    Well then, full disclosure, I bought my one (well, it was part of a trade deal with JRR.)

    My reviews haven't been bought! :rockon:
    ;)
  25. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict Staff Member

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    Great video Vito, as usual. :D

    J.R.R., it looks as if you are off to a great start. Congratualtions. ;)

    It's been a long time a coming on that side of the pond, but you've finally got a log vape and it's a dandy.

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