About to get an Enano this weekend. Pretty excited. I was watching a review that mentioned rotating the stem when taking a hit, is this necessary or do you guys just take hits without rotating the stem?
I know stirring is advised and I plan on stirring every hit or 2, but I wasn't sure if the rotating of the stem while taking a hit will make a difference or not. Do you guys rotate or nah?
, welcome to the E-Nano family! Your excitement is exactly the right response to anticipating the arrival of your Nano!!
I don't think rotating the stem is at all necessary … but on the other hand, I do it myself all the time (though I think of it as “spinning”), especially when I am taking longer, slower hits and getting into the “zone” (or is that just “getting zoned”?
I also do something I think of as “wobbling”, which is similar, but involves more of an angled rotation than the spinning … Hmm, hard to explain. Let's see: spinning
(in my book) is un-angled rotation of the stem, around the axis that runs straight down the middle of the stem and on into the heater. Wobbling
is a broader rotation that angles the stem, using its “looseness” around the central heating core shaft.
Well, I guess it's best explained with a diagram (see below).
But Be Careful!
I don't think spinning would ever be an issue (and again, not even necessary). But with the wobbling,
if you put too much sideways force or pressure on the stem, it seems like it might possibly damage the stem (e.g. a break), or even the heater shaft (e.g., a bend or some loosening). I want to stress that I've never had any trouble this way … but I do
worry whenever I wobble, and so take some care to just wobble lightly
. [Maybe someone who knows better, like @ACE OF VAPE
, could comment on the advisability or otherwise of wobbling.]
OK, final fun thought for the day: when I spin or wobble, I imagine the heat coming out of the heater core like a flame
(as on a torch), and I spin and wobble to guide the “flame” across the load, so as to distribute the heat more evenly
. I don’t have any background in fluid dynamics or thermodynamics, so I could be way off base with this, but it seems plausible that the heat would be shaped like a flame, attenuating faster along the edges it extends out from the core. (I know there are some experts around here, people who do
know some fluid- and thermo-dynamics, who might be able to clarify that.)