Muttley

Member
Wow the new website is great ! Easy on the eyes like a sunbathing coed at a clothing-optional beach. On a serious note, I am delighted to FINALLY have a chance to join the conversation in this highly respected forum. For some reason I was unable to make a single post before this website overhaul, so my hat is off to the mods for this new chapter in the FC forum's history.

I own three Airizer vapes, two Airizer Air 1a and 1b, and one Airizer Solo 1, and I use them all interchangeably. With all of these well-worn work-horses, I bubble the aromatic vapors either through a small portable glass device, or through a battle-scarred acrylic tree-perc bong with a generous ice chamber, whose tree perc long ago shattered and was removed entirely. I'll try and post a couple of pictures of my minimalist apparatus, for critique by other Airizer Air aficionados in da house.

Despite the release of the Airizer Air 2, I intend to stay with the Airizer Air 1 until the proverbial cows come home. I have dropped both these Airizer Air units on hard concrete a couple of times, and they didn't break their stride for a moment. Airizer builds their products like tanks, yet, the added complexity of the new Airizer Air 2, does not hold enough allure to this easily pleased miser, for me to consider an upgrade.

Airizer Air 1 Flavor - superb
Durability- Military Spec
Ease of Use - Excellent. Just swap out them 18650 batteries after the machine cools a bit, and Bob's yer uncle.
Value for Money - Good enough to please even the most stingy and miserly dry flower consumer.
 

His_Highness

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king
My 2 year old Air was turning itself off on a full battery about a minute after reaching temp. Saw the following in this thread but it didn't work for me:
"Plug the charger into the wall outlet, Plug the charger into the AIR unit, press and hold both buttons for approximately 4 seconds wait for 10 seconds then unplug from charger. "

Emailed Arizer support and got this suggestion that did work:
"You may be able to reboot your Air unit. You can try removing the battery, plug in the unit for 30 seconds, unplug the unit, then re-insert the battery".
 

Muttley

Member
Hello Betty White's alter ego. I did a lot of reading in this forum about the Airizer 2, and it does seem to be plagued by a cryptic "Error 5" message that appears on the LCD screen as a prelude to the heating element failing to work. No doubt this bug will be ironed out in due course, but the multiple reports of this failure were enough to keep me satisfied for now, with the Airizer 1 versions that I use, and which have never missed a beat.

I also looked at the Argo, but then noted a number of customers complaining about the unit getting abnormally hot during normal usage, causing me to lose interest in that new platform as well. So, I reverted to the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" philosophy that has thus far tamed my shopping instinct for any more of the newer units, by staying with Airizer's tried and tested older workhorses, at least for now while bugs are being reported in the newer offerings from Airizer.
 

Betty White

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Hello Betty White's alter ego. I did a lot of reading in this forum about the Airizer 2, and it does seem to be plagued by a cryptic "Error 5" message that appears on the LCD screen as a prelude to the heating element failing to work. No doubt this bug will be ironed out in due course, but the multiple reports of this failure were enough to keep me satisfied for now, with the Airizer 1 versions that I use, and which have never missed a beat.

I also looked at the Argo, but then noted a number of customers complaining about the unit getting abnormally hot during normal usage, causing me to lose interest in that new platform as well. So, I reverted to the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" philosophy that has thus far tamed my shopping instinct for any more of the newer units, by staying with Airizer's tried and tested older workhorses, at least for now while bugs are being reported in the newer offerings from Airizer.
Thank you. Good to know. I’ll take that in consideration. I’ll probably wait until the bugs are ironed out. I don’t need a new one but always looking. 😊😊
 

Muttley

Member
Couldn't agree more about the first generation Airizer Solo. Mine generates monstrous clouds of aromatic vapor right up until the moment it automatically times out, and all from one single bowl. When I initially started using the Solo, I underestimated the number of hits possible from a single bowl, and became prone to the wasteful habit of emptying out each bowl long before its content had been properly extracted.

So one day I just kept hitting to see how many clouds were possible from a single bowl, and the result was beyond well my expectations. Apologies for the minor digression, but I couldn't resist the temptation to preach the Gospel of Solo, once the topic came up.
 

Toivarita

999 Forever
What’s up everyone, I just bought a Original Air with all sorts of stem accessories, should be arriving in the mail before Monday. Any tips on how to get the big satisfying hits out of this unit? First portable Arizer product for me. What performance difference are there between the Original and Air 2? Did I make the right choice when it comes to bigger clouds?
 

OF

Well-Known Member
What’s up everyone, I just bought a Original Air with all sorts of stem accessories, should be arriving in the mail before Monday. Any tips on how to get the big satisfying hits out of this unit? First portable Arizer product for me. What performance difference are there between the Original and Air 2? Did I make the right choice when it comes to bigger clouds?

You're in for a treat. There's no right way to use it, it's an extremely flexible vape for sure. It can be used lots of ways to 'fine tune' to a user's wishes. You need to experiment to find out what works for you.

As a place to start, be sure your herb is 'well cured' (dry) going in. Wasting heat drying it out instead of making vapor is not a wise use of it. And the water will condense on the next cooler surface where it will condense and wait for the vapor and get that old 'oil and water' thing going that makes for fouling. Keeping it dry very much cuts the fouling in addition to speeding up the vapor production. Grind it medium/fine. You don't want it to pack tight enough to make drawing hard, you need some air passages but you need contact between the bits of herb to conduct the heat through the load. This is a conduction vape, work around that idea. Yes, you can also put intact budlets in and vape them as well, but grinding at the start will give you more consistent results to support your experiments.

Start at about 390F, adjust to suit. Remember this is conduction, vapor can only be made as fast as heat is conducted in. Drawing lots of air thorough only gets you more volume (but more dilute) vapor, not more THC. The show offs that 'milk' or 'chalk' their bongs with Solo (which can be very impressive) do so very slowly for this reason. Yes, you can fight it, but it works so well if you sip leasurely at it, why?

As a loading tip (past modest packing), invert the stem (bowl up) and put the vape on it upside down before righting (avoids spills). Later on you can explore 'hamster style'.......

And lastly consider that the cold air you pulled in on a hit has to be heated as well as the now cooler herb before the next hit can be 'normal'. This takes time. This is the so called 'heat soak' between hits The bigger the hits, the more the need. Start with 20 seconds or so for the soak (at least) and adjust as needed.

Oh, yeah, don't let @ataxian near your glass, he breaks stuff. Otherwise, he's good people, pay attention to what he says about vaping. Your on your own WRT his fascination with science fiction, science science and surfing.

Regards to all.

OF
 

Toivarita

999 Forever
You're in for a treat. There's no right way to use it, it's an extremely flexible vape for sure. It can be used lots of ways to 'fine tune' to a user's wishes. You need to experiment to find out what works for you.

As a place to start, be sure your herb is 'well cured' (dry) going in. Wasting heat drying it out instead of making vapor is not a wise use of it. And the water will condense on the next cooler surface where it will condense and wait for the vapor and get that old 'oil and water' thing going that makes for fouling. Keeping it dry very much cuts the fouling in addition to speeding up the vapor production. Grind it medium/fine. You don't want it to pack tight enough to make drawing hard, you need some air passages but you need contact between the bits of herb to conduct the heat through the load. This is a conduction vape, work around that idea. Yes, you can also put intact budlets in and vape them as well, but grinding at the start will give you more consistent results to support your experiments.

Start at about 390F, adjust to suit. Remember this is conduction, vapor can only be made as fast as heat is conducted in. Drawing lots of air thorough only gets you more volume (but more dilute) vapor, not more THC. The show offs that 'milk' or 'chalk' their bongs with Solo (which can be very impressive) do so very slowly for this reason. Yes, you can fight it, but it works so well if you sip leasurely at it, why?

As a loading tip (past modest packing), invert the stem (bowl up) and put the vape on it upside down before righting (avoids spills). Later on you can explore 'hamster style'.......

And lastly consider that the cold air you pulled in on a hit has to be heated as well as the now cooler herb before the next hit can be 'normal'. This takes time. This is the so called 'heat soak' between hits The bigger the hits, the more the need. Start with 20 seconds or so for the soak (at least) and adjust as needed.

Oh, yeah, don't let @ataxian near your glass, he breaks stuff. Otherwise, he's good people, pay attention to what he says about vaping. Your on your own WRT his fascination with science fiction, science science and surfing.

Regards to all.

OF
Thanks guys! Loving all the advice! This is definitely ganna help me love this vape as much as possible.

Congrats @Toivarita, I was eyeing that Air in the classifieds as well. Killer deal for that bundle. Definitely do the heat soak thing like OF said.
I had eyed it for a bit. All the accessories really got me, I was talking with someone else about an Air for a cheaper price but it only came with what it comes with from Arizer when you buy it new.

I think all the stems will help me find my favorite set up. I love satisfying clouds, not really a flavor chaser.

In the last 6 months I’ve bought 2 DynaVaps, an Induction Heater, AirVape Legacy, StickyBrick Runt, and my VAS still wasn’t satisfied so I bought the Arizer Air. I just need to get rid of devices I don’t use and get deals on the new devices I buy.
 
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LesPlenty

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I love satisfying clouds, not really a flavor chaser.
The Air is one of the better tasting vapes I own but nu OG is not a real cloud monster compared to other vapes like the Mighty which is a cloud monster but tastes bad compared to an Air IMO, I sold my Mighty but would never sell my OG Air. The newer version Arizer portables have made me think I also need a Solo2 in the toolbox for a little less restriction.
 

Toivarita

999 Forever
The Air is one of the better tasting vapes I own but nu OG is not a real cloud monster compared to other vapes like the Mighty which is a cloud monster but tastes bad compared to an Air IMO, I sold my Mighty but would never sell my OG Air. The newer version Arizer portables have made me think I also need a Solo2 in the toolbox for a little less restriction.
Yes I’ve seen reviews and posts on this page saying that the flavor is amazing and it’s not a cloud monster. I have vapes that can deliver big clouds and this was a deal I didn’t want to pass up. I just want to know as many good tips as I can to get the biggest cloud potential from the Original Air. A TNT stem and PoVefficient stem came with it. Curious to see how those are going to perform compared to original stems.
 
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hillbill

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The current Original Air has less resistance and nice flow, cloudy all the time, like a desktop in your hand. Only irritation is slow warm up, get you some extra batteries and a charger.
 
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Toivarita

999 Forever
The current Original Air has less resistance and nice flow, cloudy all the time, like a desktop in your hand. Only irritation is slow warm up, get you some extra batteries and a charger.
Hmm. I was under the impression that the current Arizer Air 2 has less resistance to the original Air because of the dimples in the heating element.
 
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Toivarita

999 Forever
I have the old OG without the dimple cutouts on the bottom of the oven, just 4x small holes. The current OG has the scallops in the oven similar to the Air2 and Solo2.
Current Original Air, OG Air, Air 2!
Wow, didn’t know there was variations of the Air 1. I wonder if I have the OG or the updated Air 1. So th
 
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LesPlenty

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Should have these names,
Air OG V1
Air OG V2
Air 2
My OG has quite a bit of restriction so I tried a few High Flow jobs (slits in the side of the glass) but found them underwhelming, as @Toivarita suggested, the lower draw speed helps with vapor production and I think this may be why some (not many) prefer the old Solo vs the Solo2.
 

Toivarita

999 Forever
What kind of batteries is everyone using? I’ve got a few 18650 Samsung 35E 3500mAh
3.7V 8A-13A discharge. I thought I read on an Arizer thread, maybe Air 2, that the Air use a low discharge rate. Can anyone verify if these batteries will work? Any battery suggestions if these are unsafe? The 35E batteries have been used in the XMax Starry, and Airvape Legacy with no problems.
 
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