The NEO by Prrl Labs

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Yeah the hot rod injector bowl works extremely well. I guess because I wasn’t able to get a good seal using a flip brick with a j hook I didn’t try that injector bowl. The Ed’s TNT new injector V2 also works well. I’m really liking the vape signature of the Neo. Though light on visual vapor, I can definitely feel the active cannabinoids in my throat. The long draw technique after puffing is different too. I got a Sherlock sitter and a hammer pipe from Grav to pair with it and I’m sure they’ll work well also. I’ve only been using it at 3-4 diamonds max. 4 seems a bit high based on the ABV. Being able to easily stir seems to be important and why I didn’t really like using the pots from the Tafee Bowle. Now to figure out how the guy in this video is able to get his Neo into BEAST MODE and create this insane bong hit:
Neo in Beast Mode
 

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Oh cool….there’s an actual “beast mode” sequence? Awesome. Anyways I got a clean Grav Labs hammer pipe with some of the Smojo permanent pipe screens somebody recommended on here and WOW, the Neo came alive, and in a big way. A perfect seal with the bowl, finally got the inhale intensity in sync and the Neo purred for several bowls. A very relaxed pleasant experience using a pipe for the first time in so many years.
 

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“Guy in the video” is @RogueGuy, has a cool website theroguewaxworks.com, and has posted several Neo videos, on Reddit I believe
Oh, I didn’t catch the users name but I definitely know The Rogue Wax Works. I’ve bought all sorts of useful tools off that site and it’s actually where I read the first Neo review. I tried the Beast Mode thing but it was too beastly. I did it at 2 diamonds instead of 5 and it hit extremely hard through a pipe with a proper seal finally.
 

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“Guy in the video” is @RogueGuy, has a cool website theroguewaxworks.com, and has posted several Neo videos, on Reddit I believe
If thats @RogueGuy then what is he doing in my kitchen! Ha ha thats me! This was day 2 of my Neo ownership on a generic bong bowl!

I have a couple of bowls from popular glass that work really well with the Neo, alongside my Eds tnt flowerpot bowl which is also nice.

This hit was as described but i think it was 4 stars in reality, so 4 stars warm up, 4 stars on the bowl, then 4 stars on the rip. I temp step at much lower temps now however!
 

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If thats @RogueGuy then what is he doing in my kitchen! Ha ha thats me! This was day 2 of my Neo ownership on a generic bong bowl!

I think you got mixed up. They were referencing an earlier video in the thread:

Not disputing your experience because the Neo is very different and may not be for everyone, but for the benefit of those on the fence, a counter example: it's not really very hard to find a working bowl or get nice hits:

Obviously not a a lung-buster ala Vapbong, but a nice hit nonetheless, and the flavor must have been terrific.
 
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Got my @O'Connell Woodworks Vapes bowls today and man are they nice! He made me a 10mm big leaf maple burl; couldn't be happier:
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I've only run a bowl through this but so far, I really like it. It has a nice depth: deep enough for a decent load, close enough to run at low temps (0-2 diamonds). With this bowl you must use the sleeve: there's no ledge to rest/seal the chimney on, and resting it on the body blocks the air intakes. Tamped lightly and with the seal, the bowl is efficient and even. Despite the narrow air path through this 10mm joint there was no hot-spotting. I received a couple 14mms as well and I will try them later.

Based on this run, though, I can heartily recommend these beautiful bowls for your Neo!
 

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Got my @O'Connell Woodworks Vapes bowls today and man are they nice! He made me a 10mm big leaf maple burl; couldn't be happier:
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I've only run a bowl through this but so far, I really like it. It has a nice depth: deep enough for a decent load, close enough to run at low temps (0-2 diamonds). With this bowl you must use the sleeve: there's no ledge to rest/seal the chimney on, and resting it on the body blocks the air intakes. Tamped lightly and with the seal, the bowl is efficient and even. Despite the narrow air path through this 10mm joint there was no hot-spotting. I received a couple 14mms as well and I will try them later.

Based on this run, though, I can heartily recommend these beautiful bowls for your Neo!
Just received my bowl yesterday in the same wood choice. Was just trying it out for fitment. Glad I read your post first, I was going to try it without the sleeve and wasn’t considering the blocking of the air intakes, but yeah no air gap if used without it seems. I’ll have to experiment with a bowl or two later today. Beautiful craftsmanship as always with OWW. Any idea if the glass easily comes out for cleaning or replacement? Asking before I do something stupid.
 
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coolbreeze

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Just received my bowl today in the same wood choice. Was just trying it out for fitment. Glad I read your post first, I was going to try it without the sleeve and wasn’t considering the blocking of the air intakes, but yeah no air gap if use it without it seems. I’ll have to experiment with a bowl or two later today. Beautiful craftsmanship as always with OWW. Any idea if the glass easily comes out for cleaning or replacement? Asking before I do something stupid.
Beautiful indeed. I have not tried yet, but I believe he told me it's a friction fit and I took that to mean you could take it out to clean it. That also prevents making them modular with regards to switching stems, as each tube's size results from the joint size.

I want to add that it looks like the roast's evenness was partly due to the screen being suspended, it looks like, a few mm above the bowl floor (I haven't taken it out yet to see how it's set up). Seems to work great, even with that 10mm size. With regards to the sleeve necessity, I don't even mind: I feel in a question of solid function v. purity-of-experience, well, it's gotta be function, and this is a sure-fire way to make it a consistent, repeatable experience.
 
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Beautiful indeed. I have not tried yet, but I believe he told me it's a friction fit and I took that to mean you could take it out to clean it. That also prevents making them modular with regards to switching stems, as each tube's size results from the joint size.

I want to add that it looks like the roast's evenness was partly due to the screen being suspended, it looks like, a few mm above the bowl floor (I haven't taken it out yet to see how it's set up). Seems to work great, even with that 10mm size.
Yeah I thought it might be friction fit. I gave it a few pulls but stopped myself, figured I should at least use it first before I go breaking it. I’m sure heating it up a few times by vaping through it will loosen it some as well. The Schott Neo bowl has that suspended screen design in all glass, definitely good airflow and even roasting with that one as well.
 
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The Schott Neo bowl has that suspended screen design in all glass, definitely good airflow and even roasting with that one as well.
I'll have to get my accounting together and get one of those at some point, too. Tbh, I got along pretty nicely with just an adapter/screen setup but when I saw OWW was making bowls it was no-brainer, especially because I wanted a dedicated Neo bowl for that recycler. Guess I'll clean those adapters up and put them in the parts drawer.
 
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New favorite way to use the NEO, with one of @Ed's TnT stems! It's super efficient this way and seems to work as a true on-demand convection vaporizer now. I'm getting vapor from the first hit without any pre-heating. I have it turned up to 5 diamonds, and then just ride the button to get to my desired temperatures. I really like the sense of control I have over my temperatures this way. I've always wanted to try to get my flower closer to the heater to increase efficiency, and I was trying this out with a glass stem for a while and it didn't really work all too well. With this stem, the load is even closer to the heater, and the thermal properties of the wood are really coming in handy here. It feels like I'm losing very little heat to the stem and it's all going into the flower!
This looks like one of the coolest ways to use the Neo. The pipes are great but I wish there were a glass stem that could affix to the neo the way this Ed’s TNT piece does. It would turn the Neo into an on demand convection vaporizer that would rival the Tinymight if the had a glass stem available that could hold herb and connect to the Neo hands free. That’s one thing I’m really surprised they don’t have available for this: a glass stem that can hold herb in it and connect in a hands free manor to the Neo unit.
 
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