Playing with the extra long hollowed out joint was one of the main reasons I pulled the trigger on the FT parts last week. I received the FT on Saturday, and can confirm that it is fun! I like to stuff a whole nug up in the FT hollow joint/neck with a basket screen to hold it in, and it vapes the nug dark through the core. If you try this, then don't push the nug up too far, it is best to keep the nug in the lower half of the neck.will be interesting to see what you can do with the hollowed out joint
On youtube there is an interview of Brian with Sneaky Pete where Brian briefly talks about his plans to make a tube bowl that fits up into the neck of the FT. Thus this space could also be seen as a bonus.Sharing thoughts from another member:
"I don't have high hopes for the freight train being able to compete with the other injectors on the market. There's just so much mass that's far from the coil... That long neck and joint are going to be quite a bit cooler than the rest of the coil-wrapped head. At the beginning of a hit, that cooler part of the head is going to leech heat until it reaches equilibrium with the rest of the head; that's calories that'd otherwise go to the herb"
Happy to report freight train bowl works great with the hot rod. Hasn’t stuck in the bowl yet!its a regular 18mm female bowl so ofc its fits a vape whose heater sits in a 18mm joint. just keep in mind it goes all in, so while you have to hold your hot rod with the wooden sticky brick bowl, its handsfree in the freight train bowl. it might also get stuck in there, which can happen since the metal expands more when heated and will get stuck if you leave it in the bowl during heatup
I have had my FT for 3 days now and really happy with performance so far. I got the complete kit and the case is perfect for putting it away. Upon opening my first thought was I’ll never get everything put back as neat as it arrived. But it was actually pretty easy to put it all back.
I started around 580, I’m currently at 555 and still can be too much at times. Temp varies by that much depending on the glass piece used. Nice even roasting with zero hot spots or scorching. Back to back no problem. It holds its own with other Ti, coil and ball vapes.
The bowl works fine and can do single to triple hit amounts.It is the same injector bowl from S.Pete store. The injector has not stuck to the bowl at all.I got rid of my Hot Rod for the FT and very happy with my choice so far. This one seems tuned just right
my CH coil straight out of the VRod fits perfect in the Freight Train head.By the way Six Strings did mention he had some work to do getting it to fit with his coils, making sure it was tight without gaps
First is the footprint and one of the main reasons I switched. The ridges on the injector of the FT help prevent it sticking to glass bowl. HR having no ridges would still to bowl sometimes.I liked the wood bowl of the HR but you have to hold it to the bowl. I put the FT in the bowl and then let go if I want for a heat soak. I think they are very equal in vapor production but seems the FT is a little stronger and denser.But that could just be me justifying my choice to myself.What do you think are the advantages the freight train has over the hot rod?