Underdog Log Vapes

underdog

shade-tree vapor engineer
Manufacturer
So the Alpha dog is already available?

For custom orders yes but I haven't been able to get any surplus Alphas made to put on the website yet unfortunately. I'm hoping to be able to finish a handful of them along with a couple dozen regular pieces for a website refresh to kick off the Holiday Sale at the end of this (Nov) month. Fingers crossed.

For custom orders it's 90% a matter of finding a wooden blank for those looking for something specific. I actually have 2-3 finished Alpha cores sitting on the bench that I could take a piece of wood off the shelf, turn a nice body for it and have it in the mail in a few days whereas finding a specific blank is taking weeks (if not longer at this point). :2c:


It's not as readily available as the SC3, at least not yet. Testers or custom units, I thought @arb had a custom. I started a custom but there's isn't a block yet to start my device. I'm looking for something specific (amboyna burl slammed with eyes :)

Still looking for that special piece.. thought I had it but got burned with wet blank that was supposed to be fully dried. :cuss::disgust::rant::lmao:
 

Lozo

Well-Known Member
I am patient and nice wood takes a while to source. If it takes a couple months or more to find the right piece it's fine by me :).
It took me ages to find the wood I was after, months for sure but with a bit of luck I stumbled across the piece I needed ! I'm glad that I didn't give up because now I have a beautiful custom Alpha coming my way. It's been an absolute pleasure working with @underdog, I couldn't be happier with everything.
 

Commander Cody

Well-Known Member
Hey Dogs, hope you're all doing well out there. We're getting tons of questions about vape core options (thanks for that @arb) so I thought I'd update the thread with some basics about the current options. Prices include the vape, full kit (adjustable power supply, 3 stems, etc) and Priority shipping in the USA. International shipping is available to select countries (see website or contact us) for an additional fee.

The SC3 (Standard Core Mk3) is our standard production core and is compatible with stems from our early Standard Cores (Classic, SC1 and SC3). Performance has increased with each generation and this is an excellent option for microdosing with the Nylon Direct Draw, SS Lite and NonGs as well as larger hits with the Glass Direct Draw and GonG stems. If you can allow the vape 10-30 seconds to recover heat between hits this core should have all the power most users need. This core has the most flexibility in wood species and design shapes and is also our lowest price offering with a base price of $255. The price increases with exotic or rare woods and/or particularly complex designs. This is the Underdog we recommend for most users and/or new members of the pack.

The Alpha is a larger core that was originally based on the SC2 and upsized to a larger diameter and higher mass. This design was updated during the early days of our recovery from the Camp Fire (link) with improvements from the SC3. That improved design was then modified based on feedback from our beta testers and the early adopter community into the current not-quite-production version. This latest/modified version has an airpath that's twice the length of previous versions and offers significant increases in performance as a result and doesn't have need of recovery time between hits (for most users). The Alpha uses completely different stems than the Standard Core series of vapes and they are not cross-core compatible. Base price for an off-the-shelf Alpha (when available) is $350. Custom Alphas will run between $400-$500 based on rarity of the wood and complexity of the design.. because of the increased size of the core wood and design options are limited compared to the SC3.

The SC3+ is another not-quite-production yet offering and is an SC3 core that has been modified with the longer style airpath of the Alpha to produce a performance version of the SC3 core. This combines most of the performance of the Alpha with the stem compatibility and design flexibility of the SC3 in a price point that falls between the two. Base price of the SC3+ is $295. This is a good option for power users who want to avoid the cost or different stem ecosystem of the Alpha but want the extra performance kick.

We'll have more information on things as they slowly become standard production items but until then they'll be available as customs and sporadically on the website as off-the-shelf vapes. We weren't planning on releasing these for a while yet but there has been a big demand for info and vapes so we're trying to accelerate the process and also give you all some info to chew on.

:peace: :rockon:
I have 4 different underdogs. Do not have Alpha or SC3, but do have all other heater variations including when heat was provided by a resistor rather than stainless steel heater. Each and every one works great. If you have a bunch of vapes serving you well it may be fine to wait for an Alpha dog. If you are making the switch from smoking....jump on the holiday sale! Get an Underdog vape. You will start saving your lungs and saving money immediately. Your new dog will pay for itself in weed savings. With the variable voltage power supply ANY Underdog vape can be a ripper or sipper There are not better people to deal with than Dave and Amanda. Pull the trigger-join the pack! Cal
 

Vapefanatic

Active Member
I'm sold! Is there a discount code of any sort for an Alpha? I don't need any fancy wood or finish. Pretty sure I'll be the first in my country to join the pack. I usually am LOL

Btw, there only seems to be the one Nylon stem available on site for Alphas. Does the kit already come with everything needed?
 
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KidFated.

Unknown Member
I'm sold! Is there a discount code of any sort for an Alpha? I don't need any fancy wood or finish. Pretty sure I'll be the first in my country to join the pack. I usually am LOL

Btw, there only seems to be the one Nylon stem available on site for Alphas. Does the kit already come with everything needed?
I don’t know if UDFS works for free shipping outside of the 48, but I’m sure UD or UDette will clarify. The kits come with everything needed, however stem choices with the Alphadogs are probably pretty limited so far.
 

underdog

shade-tree vapor engineer
Manufacturer
I'm sold! Is there a discount code of any sort for an Alpha? I don't need any fancy wood or finish. Pretty sure I'll be the first in my country to join the pack. I usually am LOL

Btw, there only seems to be the one Nylon stem available on site for Alphas. Does the kit already come with everything needed?

Unfortunately we have way more demand for Alphas than we have supply so we are not shipping them internationally at this point. If I had to guess I'd say it will probably be 6 months to a year before we're able to consider that option.
 

Vapefanatic

Active Member
Unfortunately we have way more demand for Alphas than we have supply so we are not shipping them internationally at this point. If I had to guess I'd say it will probably be 6 months to a year before we're able to consider that option.
Very very sad! But it's all good. One will be mine some day if it's meant to be!

Thank you for all you do. Hope to join the pack some day!
 

KidFated.

Unknown Member
I need to be reminded to order more thick glass stems. My dog swiped my only one with his tail about a month ago after I got him all wound up and excited. Luckily he didn’t get any glass in his paws.. I’ve been really content with the ss stem though.
 

BrianTL

Westchester, NY
I need to be reminded to order more thick glass stems. My dog swiped my only one with his tail about a month ago after I got him all wound up and excited. Luckily he didn’t get any glass in his paws.. I’ve been really content with the ss stem though.

I'll be honest I find it hard to use the glass stems when I have the SS ones sitting right there lol. I gotta work them in a bit more

I've basically strictly been using the SS Lite stem. That, and the NonG. I just received and used the Nylon Direct Draw, which I also like a lot. I have a glass stem from 508Phineas/VladtheInhaler I haven't even used yet that I need to try lol. But the SS ones really just impress me
 

arb

Semi shaved ape
I had her fooled and then USPS fooled me by being a day early.
🙀
Came home and she had it on the counter.
Impressive, magnificent, girthy,beautiful.......... Tantor the magnificent is its name now.
🏁
The longer core is hitting harder at 10.0 than the shorter core at 11.5 volts.
The glass is extremely well made and works seamlessly without the silicone ring.
Blown away once again with the entire experience from start to finish.
That direct draw glass is RIDICULOUS!
Thanks @underdog and @underdogette for making such a amazing device.
Did I talk aboot how hard this thing hits and how open the draw is?
✅
 

JESUSgotNAILED

Well-Known Member
Aye dog packos! I'm about to retire my old custom spalted hackberry. She's served me well but after 4 solid years I'm itching for something new. Dat fresh wood! I read that there is a holiday sale coming up hmmmm?! And that new Alpha model looks absolutely ridiculous lol, I think the SC3+ would be be more up my alley. Same stem ecosystem as my current stuff too so that'd save me a few bones.

Anyway, my question is is there a list of the different woods available to be custom ordered (even if not currently in stock)? I think I remember an old post explaining which are thicker vs lighter, things like that. But this was around August 2016 lol. Thanks!

Edit - Ahhh I should of checked the site first! I see the list now. Awesome :brow:
 
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