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I loved the extreme q when I first started vaping, really high quality piece. I had it on my bedside table for middle of the night. It was a life saver for me. I first looked into because it delivers more cannabinoids then smoking. I like I don't smell like bong water lol. I dont' vape anymore though, I eat so much of this I really feed the heck of my endo system.

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I loved the Extreme Q when I had it also lol. I actually somehow ended up with 3 at one point. They've all gone off to better homes now with happy owners.

 

Years ago I was an extremely heavy smoker through bong (half oz a day when nothing to do) and was coughing up nasty tar crap every morning. That's when I looked into vaping for the second time, as I had tried those old globes years ago but they did nothing. First vape I bought was the extreme q, it worked well for awhile got me a nice buzz and tasted much better than a bong rip. After smoking that thing every day for over a year it went from one bowl, two bowl to constantly smoking and still not being high enough (bag filled too slow) I needed something new.

 

My second vape I got was also by Arizer, the Solo. This one was portable and basically looked similar to a pop can with a glass tube that came out of it. It worked well but I didn't really like how much drag it had, it was like trying to drink a really thick milkshake through a thin straw. After awhile I figured out I could turn this thing upside down and wrap a few o rings around the glass mouthpiece, so id stick it in the downstem of a clean 14mm bong and it'd create a seal giving me pretty nice bong-vape rips.

 

After using the solo for quite some time, it got to the point where that, too was too slow. The extreme q had reduced my bong rip consumption but not eliminated it, and the solo even further, but I still felt the need to take a huge bong rip when I wanted a strong high. You can only get so much of a buzz smoking 0.1 - 0.2 gram bowls that take many hits to clear.

 

The vape I use now is called sublimator, its basically a piece of stainless steel/ titanium that you attach to you bong, it comes in two pieces, one is called the atomizer, where it is shaped similar to a bowl, and that is where you put a screen and your weed. The other part is the heater, its machined to fit perfectly into the atomizer. You turn it on and wait a good while for it to heat up, put some weed in and take a hit through your bong. I don't know the exact science behind it but its supposed to create some sort of vacuum pressure where the weed is at, and it vapes the bowl in one hit, instead of like 5-10 with other vapes. I haven't smoked a bong in years because of this thing, although it isn't for everyone. https://sublimator.ca/

 

Pros: Gets you extremely high, almost like taking a dab, with only 0.1 - 0.2 flower

Tastes great, you get everything in one big hit so no burnt popcorn tasting hits

attaches to bongs, so if you already own some, you don't have to let them collect dust.

Can dab off it on a different temp.

drips reclaim like crazy , some people use for edibles.

 

Cons.

extremely expensive for what it is

takes a long time to heat up, 20+ min

is confined to indoors

has burn risk to clumsy people

 

Id say this thing is for heavy smokers that are at least at home some of the time. Its not something that really makes sense to turn on wait 20 mins, to take one hit and then turn it off, I have had this thing more on than off in the past 2 years and it has performed well, I haven't smoked a bong rip since.

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This my latest vaporizer, I really like it.

 

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G-Pen Elite

A little bit of weight but not heavy, its not flimsy and is well balanced. I‘m gonna guess about 4 inches long and an inch around. Looks kind of cool. I’ve had it for about three months and use it every couple of days.

First off, I got it on sale and really cheap; about $50 delivered. They can run you three times that price so it pays to shop around. This is the second vaporizer I’ve owned. My first was a tabletop model with a whip that kept ending up on the floor.

The G-Pen Elite is a portable unit about the size of a magic marker, it has a handy and accurate LED display that reads in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. The battery takes maybe an hour to charge up and holds its charge for several days if you don’t use it. I usually get about 4 or 5 uses before I end up recharging it. It comfortably fits in most pockets and I’ll often have it on me for days at a time.

The vaporizer takes about a minute and a half to heat up and shuts off automatically after five minutes. It gets hot but never at the point where it burns the lips, there’s rubber in all the right places. It has a pretty big bud chamber and its all ceramic. If I really jam pack the chamber it holds roughly half the amount of bud that would go into a small joint.

It was really easy to just pick up start using it, its well designed. Using it is a little like inhaling through a kazoo. The vape is very passive and smooth, it doesn’t feel like you’re inhaling anything until the moment it hits you between the eyes. On lower temperature settings the bud is extremely flavourful but it takes a minute for enough vapour to become significant. On higher settings the vapour clouds become dense quickly but impairs the taste. For me I find around 186 degrees Celsius is good balance of taste and cloud density.

On a personal note I seem to get a lot higher when I vape my weed. Its the most effective way of using pot to get high fast. Its not nearly as satisfying as smoking but I get much higher on the same bud if I vaporize it and I use considerably less than I would if I smoked it. To boot, I smoke all the vaporized weed anyway, it still carries a slight kick and flavour is alright.

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Accidentally put pax two in the washing machine and broke it lol

 

Enjoyed it though best time and place to vape is in the sunlight with still air can really see the vapor

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At the moment the pax3 is my favorite portable-vaporizer followed by the mighty...(first place is my lifesaber vaporizer but thats a corded one) both are very good and reliable units.

both work with concentrates which is a big plus for me because i discoverd low temp dabbing which is awesome with a quarzbanger.

with the banger you only vaporize your concentrate the taste is wonderful and it bangs lol ��

also jet-lighter vapes (daisy, vapocane, dlx ) are very nice for quick hits here and there much like a bong.

 

i love to vape the taste is awesome but from time to time i need a spliff...or two....then i realize how good vaping tastes ;)

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I have been using the original Pax for about three years now. I am on my second one. There was a period where I was in extreme pain for a couple of years, and i just plain wore the battery out. I sent it in to them this past summer. It took them about six weeks, but I got a warranty replacement. I would prefer a ceramic oven. This one is metal.

 

Easy enough to clean, but you have to stay on it to keep it from gumming up.

 

Very discreet way to vape in public.

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I have been using an Arizer Extreme Q vaporizer for more than 5 years and have been more than happy with it. When I decided I wanted something more portable I thought I should see what Arizer had to offer.

 

My main desire was battery life and vapor quality, not really concerned with stealth. I've tried some pen type vapes and was unimpressed, they usually burned the bud and held only 2-3 hits per load. I considered the Arizer Air but thought it too small and battery life didn't impress me. Then I looked at the Solo and thought this is more like it. After reading a ton of reviews I decided to give the Solo a try and after a couple weeks use I'm very glad I did. Here's what I found.

 

Construction: The Arizer Solo is about 4.5" tall and 1.75" in diameter. It feels substantial in you hand but is not heavy. The fit and finish of the unit is very good. I chose the silver version and it is a high quality metal looking paint that seems durable. It comes with 2 high quality glass tubes, one bent and one straight.

 

Operation: The Solo is unique in the way you load it. It uses removable glass tubes that have a compartment formed in one end with small holes so you can draw through it. Simple push this tube into ground bud until the end is packed and then slip it into the top of the Solo. Once loaded you turn the unit one and set the desired temperature level. There are 7 heat levels to choose from starting at 122 degrees up to 410 degrees. I've found level 3 (374 degrees) and 4 (384 degrees) depending on the bud to be good for me.

 

It takes about a minute for the unit to heat up to temperature and another 45 seconds to 1 minute for the bud to get preheated. I get good vapor with the first pull and even better vapor with the next ones. An average load gives 4-5 good healthy draws which is sometimes 1 more than I need. It has a 12 minute automatic timer that works out about right for most sessions. After the 2 minute warm up I have 10 minutes to take 4-5 hits before it beeps and shuts off. I have found myself on more than one occasion hearing a beep and realizing I'm holding the still loaded vape as I zoned out. :huh:

 

How it vapes: In a word, excellent. I was really impressed the first time I fired it up and toked away. I loaded it with Phuuu's IPA for the maiden voyage and set the temp at level 3 - 374 degrees. The first pull to the last had incredible flavor, I could distinguish different flavors in each draw. This is why I really enjoy vaping. It is just not possible to get the same flavor with combustion. It does require a bit of effort to draw but not too bad. Long slow draws produce the best vapor and flavor. I get 4 good draws consistently and sometimes 5 if I packed it well.

 

Battery Life: I use this all day (about 7 or 8 sessions) on one charge and there are still a couple sessions left in it. This is what I was looking for and I'm very pleased that this vape does it easily. It takes less than 3 hours to charge it from fully depleted. You can also use it when it is charging. One small draw back is that it is not usb charging capable so you need access to an electric outlet.

 

Cleaning: Perhaps the best part about this vape is how easy it is to clean. Because of the design the only part that needs to be cleaned is the glass draw tube. After a couple days use I put it in an old pill bottle filled with alcohol and let it sit overnight. The next day it takes maybe 2 minutes to swab out the tube with a q-tip and it's good to go. That's it.

 

All in all I'm very happy with the Arizer Solo and recommend it highly. For those on a budget you may find the best price here.

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I recently purchased a Mighty portable vape after starting to smoke too many spliffs too often for my liking (health-wise). The Mighty cost a small fortune (especially for us saffers) and I was so bleak with my first few sessions - got me high, but it just wasn't tasty or super effective.

 

However, I persevered quickly got to using it properly, and I have only rolled two spliffs since buying it ~1.5-2 months ago. I just can't comprehend burning my beautiful weed anymore. I have never been able to taste weed properly when burned; some weed just tasted less bad, and at best had a note of a dominant terp. In the vape, I can actually taste the full spectrum of terps, and it even changes slightly over a session as the more volatile terps are vaped off.

I quickly returned to our vape store and bought a bubbler attachment, which vastly improved the experience. Because the vapour from the Mighty is quite hot -- especially due to it being a convection-style vape where the air you draw is heated and vapes the cannabinoids -- the bubbler cools it down by using energy to vaporise some water which then irritates your throat less due to the higher humidity and lower temp. There is some slight sacrifice in flavour with the bubbler, but it is worth it for comfort, as you can't enjoy the flavour as much if you are coughing :D

 

My most recent purchase is a desktop vape, the Vapexhale Cloud Evo, with their own style of glassware attachment (the Hydratube :lol:)

 

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From left to right: Bubbler attachment for Mighty, the Mighty, Hydratube attachment for Vapexhale, Vapexhale Cloud Evo

 

The Vapexhale is the best cannabis experience I've had to date. The amazing power means you can draw air through the unit -- which is essentially a glass tube heated from the outside -- and Hydratube with the same ease as a nice bong (I never did bongs, only spliffs..). The Hydratube fills with dense vapour that is so perfectly "moisture conditioned" that it is a pure flavour sensation. Strong, intense flavour that almost changes throughout an exhalation with its complexity.

 

Laughing at the idea of smoking 0.5g bubble chillums when dabbing 0.03g of shatter too. Also, since I struggle to tolerate the idea of combusting my cannabis and terps now I much prefer the convection vape which heats the dab up evenly and without burning it as I have found the titanium nails do. Each dab is kinda like one big puff, and is beautiful. The last bit is always a bit burnt, but even if inhaled will be overwhelmed by the sweet/savour flavours of the oil.

 

The vapes are at least twice as efficient as combusting in a well-rolled spliff as well, so they are investments that pay off in the long run.

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I know the monkey, one of a few behind the Vapexhale.

 

I know of the difficulty in its creation and tough financial decisions it took for them to make the quality product that you have. It does my heart well to see that you enjoy it.

 

Happy Vaping!

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Salutations everybody,

 

Time to pop the only VaporGenie review i could find, dating back to 6 years ago - which reminds me i celebrated my 7-year anniversary as vaporist just yesterday...

 

...can't get it to work right!

 

The same happened to me after i acquired a first VG Classic pipe, during the spring of 2012. Too bad it ended up being given away (as present) after a week because i simply lacked sufficient skills & lungs necessary to operate it.

 

...for $55.00.

 

That was the good side, actually it turns out that the year after accessibility played a role in prompting me to revisit the concept again, with a firm determination to make it work this time. Remaining traces of this event go back to March 18, 2013. It's a good thing i didn't know how long and how much investment that would be or i'd have given up my last hope to enjoy cannabis forever as an ex-smoker.

 

I looked at many, many kinds before I decided on this one.

 

My intuition choosing VG on the basis of their materials selection proved correct, Silicon Carbide Foam is a material with excellent thermal properties which once juxtaposed with Stainless Steel becomes more than the sum of those 2 components. Even resulting in a change of method consumption and ritual... Looking back at my progression i find it couldn't/shouldn't have been anything different considering i was into DIY pretty much and wood was the right option to begin with, then the superior qualities of metal eventually emerged later.

 

It has to be really hot before you get anything an then can't tell if got it or not!

 

It was HOT on the lips all right but i knew nothing of "Micro-Bursting" back then and now that i do i'm not even sure this might have changed its fate considering potential improvements which eventually came with my implementation of VG's forgotten Fig. 11/12 item, see their registered US patent:

 

Vaporization pipe with flame filter

 

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So it started with VG's flame-reducing scheme and resulted into temporary thermal bottles exploiting Inlet Super-Hot H2O + CO2 "potentialization" of the "Release/Transport Agent"... Many expressions i had to invent in the process.

 

It has a really small bowl an doesn't hold much.

 

What seemed like an issue before proved to be appropriate once the fix was performed. My HerbalAire, for example, needed me to fuel it with ~300 mg bowls only to enjoy aroma/taste after watching paraphernalia for long minutes. This problem was conveniently solved by focussing on a toke-by-toke (20+ mg per toke) scenario where the trick is to use as much energy input as possible in as little time as possible, to circumvent over-heat events among other things...

 

Wish I had my $$$$$$ back!

 

My approach was different, using the VG Classic as a Prototyping Platform i was able to identify and resolve these difficulties:

 

1) The type of flame is wrong. Yellow means incomplete transformation by fire of butane into water and carbonic gas, e.g. slightly contaminated with hydro-carbon compounds (and soot if/when the flame touched). Clean butane burning in blue flames from a torch can provide a viable alternative while heat-up time being considerably reduced also translates as a proportionally limited (safer) exposure to potential butane-related by-products.

 

2) The type of core is wrong. Switching to a Hybrid Core allowed proper conversion to blue flames. Too bad all Flame-Catchers come installed in WOOD spheres, metal bodies are efficient at preventing skin burns so why not the Spheres as well?! In any case this radical transformation paved the way to "Micro-Bursting" where a "Heat Bubble" approximately "Packetized" (mainly by virtue of composite Specific Heat Capacity and Mass) will get depleted before it has a chance to cause damage.

 

3) Distance between a Core and its cannabic target is wrong. Lucky me i realized the Screw-Base Aperture cavity could be converted into half a Core cavity hosting my 17-Holes Metal Disc + Top-of-Bowl SiC Puck (wrapped in Brass Screen), with the SiC front Puck still facing flames in the main Monobloc cavity. Making it a Hybrid Core made it possible to move such core closer to my bowl but at the cost of cutting the Flame-Catcher and Monobloc which then became too long (hot exhaust gases would tend to self-extinguish a flame otherwise).

 

4) Changes from a/b/c equally involved the reconfiguration of airflow paths, including the optional addition of PinHoles à la VapMan to deal with circulation/vortex capture and aroma/taste with a more suitable air-to-stream ratio. Doing so i fully engaged into valorizing clear/flexible PVC Tubing Extensions to promote Self-Awareness patterns, since condensed water accumulating in it gives the owner an instant visual reminder of how much was consumed, because the more i toke the more hot exhaust gases are produced and hence accumulated water droplets. Which is coherent with a "Harm-Reduction" designer philosophy.

 

5) Exploration of a pulsed-mode consumption method opened the door to a reduction of "baking" (as that which occur in "Hot Dry Air Ovenizers" à la Volcano). PinHole on a handle works but it would be best if relocated on the Sphere itself (closer to the Core/Bowl interface), to enhance "conservation" further by lowering temperature even faster while purging.

 

Plus more aspects i may happen to forget at the moment, etc., etc.

 

...

 

The adage says a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are my Modded/Customized VaporGenie Pipes in all their DIY glory:

 

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Economic VG Classic (wood, NOT reclaim-friendly)

 

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Best Aroma/Taste Appreciation using "Classic" look Aluminium

 

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Most Convenient/Intuitive (direct eye-contact) Bronze Sherlock operation

 

All 3 come with their trade-offs but never as severe as the skills & lungs required before. Not to mention my "LAVA" concept doesn't just fix VG's patented product: it also extends it with "Bi-Energy" compatibility combining fall-back "Plan-B" mode (where "B" stands for Butane) to "Plan-A" exploiting the power of fire without any butane, thanks to electro-magnetic Induction Heat instead. E.G. with plenty of room for untamed "niche" development to come!

 

:showoff:

 

Anyway the associated ritual works wonders for an ex-smoker short on breath who's slow climbing steep learning curves. So if you're not into DIY then pass quickly as i concluded VG's pipe was a promissing "proof of concept" which always remained a poor unfinished (non ready-made) product.

 

If, on the other hand, you do have handy skills then do yourself a life-time favour considering duplication very seriously: put briefly, the mix of features gained through such modding seems impossible to beat - and quite especially at such low cost IMO!...

 

Good day, have fun!! :wave:

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Hey Roodni,

great review of both vapes! How would you compare the Mighty to the Evo(1-10 scale for both)?

I ask because I got a Mighty a couple months ago(I also own the GrassHopper) and I find the Mighty to be a very good performance vape, not hot at all(got used to GH).

There's no real need for me to get the Evo but I had some thoughts when picking the mighty vs something else, there is an Evo vs Plenty choice to do in the future as I'd like to have a proper top performing desktop vape.

 

Thanks for any answer

 

Cheers

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I've read good things about the Mighty in other places.

 

Has anyone tried a Ghost MV1? I've read a good review, but I don't know anyone who's tried it.

 

https://www.vapecritic.com/ghost-mv1/

 

If you watch the video, the guy got a damned good hit! I imagine in was wax, though.

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I have tried a disposable vape pen once. Don't remember what brand, it was bought from a dispensary. Thought it was alright and very nice for sneaking a quick toke. That's the only vape I have tried.

 

I do have one coming soon. It is being given to me by a rep from PAX Vaper. I friend of mine is a very good friend of the Representatives wife. I asked if they had one I could try before buying and they said they would get me a new one. Bingo, score one for the Cozz man.

 

https://www.paxvapor.com/

 

I don't know which model, but think it is the PAX2. I like the idea of a dry herb vaporizer. It can be very convenient when you just want a couple of hits. Here is a review of the PAX2

 

https://gizmodo.com/pax-2-vaporizer-review-its-like-smoking-in-the-future-1718310779

 

When it arrives, I'll do a test and let you know how I like it. The PAX3 can be used with dry herb or extract. Might be the best choice???

 

 

 

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Check out the vape critic website. I'm not saying the guy's word is gospel, but he is accurate on the devices I have tried (Pax, Firefly, Volcano). He's fallen out of love with the Pax3, in comparison with other portables.

 

https://www.vapecritic.com/pax-3/

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Check out the vape critic website. I'm not saying the guy's word is gospel, but he is accurate on the devices I have tried (Pax, Firefly, Volcano). He's fallen out of love with the Pax3, in comparison with other portables.

 

https://www.vapecritic.com/pax-3/

 

Thanks for the link. With many of the reviews, I probably wouldn't purchase one, but free is the best price for any vaporizer. I'm not a daily smoker, just 1-2 times a week at most. I think most of the problems people are having is from a lot of use. Not saying it shouldn't be used all day every day and work properly. Just for my use, it should have any issues.

 

I will be sure to let you know what I think. Of course I can't compare to other vapes. But I can give a newbie perspective. Simplicity, ease of use, etc.

 

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Salutations

 

...I'd like to have a proper top performing desktop vape.

 

They've been working on it for quite a long while now, should be ready very soon!...

 

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Good day, have fun!! :wave:

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