Portable Vaporizers

  • Musa 510 dry herb wooden vape

    To add some more feedback as owner of Musa 510, Musa, G43, Apollo Venus 2 50W and a Davinci IQ.

    Bought the Musa 510 to get some more diversity to mobile setup. I'm absolute happy with the original Musa I already have. It's perfect, only the cable is awful. Endless power, but that cable. And you cannot take it with you. So when I saw Musa 510 pics, it was an instant must have.

    I was hoping for comparable perfomance to the desktop Musa, but as a real mobile version. Asked for one, sent the money via PayPal and package was sent before he was going on vacation. Got it few days later (hooray for european/german seller!).

    So first try. No power horse at all. I was starting with low watt amount, getting up slowly. Was a little bit disappointed and def hoped for something with more strength. So while opening the Musa 510 and looking at it I thought about throwing in some glass beads (learnings of G43 lessons, for sure :pray: ). More heat, more power, right? Tried that and was def more happy with the result.

    I then started to talk to the musa maker and described my not so good experiences and my optimizations with the glass beads. Him being on vacation I did not expect any response, but he really tried to give me tipps and what to look into. Two weeks later he wrote me about tests with clapton wire and that the results are much better then with single ss316 wire coil. He sent me one and this setup is finally that, what I was hoping for.

    So: what you need:

    - Musa 510 with SS316 clapton wire coil
    - Arizer black curved stem OR Arizer 3D Flow Stem for Solo 2/Air 2
    - A boxmod

    And you get a vape, that is able to produce instant clouds, that are cool and not harsh with really good taste. You need to experiment. If you run it in watt mode, you need to find the manual hotspot of watt you're running on vs air throughput vs material amount (vs ...). The problem of sweet spot being quite near to starting to burn the material is def given with this unit. If you preheat too long, if you use too high watt amount with not enough air throughput, it gets brown and that typical horrible flavour. You can try running it inside TC mode but you need to experiment with settings there, too.

    It might be easier, to sell Musa 510 with a boxmod already configured, but yes - would say, Musa 510 is not a vape for someone, who wants a easy to use vape. You should buy something else.

    So let my finally compare it with my other vapes:

    - Davinci IQ not really usable without water cooling unit: too harsh, to hot, to less power, air throughput is horrible (squeezing feeling) so it is a mobile unit, but does not work for me without water cooling unit and is def my most restrained device I own. Do not use it much at all right now.
    - Musa and G43: both excellent and real powerful vapes. Both need a jhook (ore another glass unit) to cool the vapor. Using straight stems is horrible with both, but jhooks is fine to get cool and good flavour out of them. Musa has endless power and is a really beauty, but a real desktop vape. G43 is not a real desktop vape and quite mobile, but not a real mobile vape. Something in between, but I always would prefer to use it while sitting at a table. Taste Musa vs G43 wins the Musa, but only a little bit and especially after the first two hits. Musa has a better taste in the long rung. But both unit set the bar I really would like to have with a real mobile unit. Musa and G43 are a session vape for me (amount I use is double the amount I use inside Musa 510).
    - Apollo Venus is quite a power horse, too, and with cooling unit it is quite enjoyable. I think jhooks work a little better in sense of cooling. Taste is quite fine with Apollo. The only thing that really sucks with Apollo Venus is the cleaning part, especially the cooling unit. But it is a real mobile unit. They fixed in the new v3 the heat shield problem to not get burned. Was not a personal problem but it is nice to get that problem finally solved. It is a session vape for me. You might be able to do micro dosing with it, but a pot is only a good pot, if it is filled up :).

    Compared to all the vapes Musa 510 is really good with cleaning of the unit and getting it apart. If bending wire / making coils is already something you're doing, perfect match. Everything is easy maintainable. Using arizer stems give you a really good diversity of stems. Using the bent or the cooling one is a must in my opinion. So cleaning is mostly cleaning the stem and done. Doing a deep cleaning on Apollo Venus or G43 (not needed so often) is def more complicated.

    Related to easy of use: Apollo 2 works def for everyone. Everyone I gave the vape (with warnings to not touch the pot and how to hold it) was able to use it. G43 is quite the same (you just need to wait). Musa Desktop unit is easy going (finding the heat sweet spot for yourself is the most tricky part here). Davinci IQ "works" for everyone, too. Musa 510 is something more special. But if you finally know how to use it, it is a mobile unit, that is able:

    - to put a loaded stem into it
    - push fire and start inhaling
    - and get instant good clouds out of it
    - great microdosing unit, as amount of material inside stems is quite small compared to the other vapes

    One thing I don't like with arizer stems: stirring. Stirring helps to get material completely depleted but it is really hard to stir in that small stem hole, that is mostly filled up.

    And as it is made out of wood: Musa 510 really looks great (Musa, too!). I only need to find a mod, that fits a little bit better that style of the musa.

    One recommendation to the musa maker: perhaps don't use linseed oil. I know, wood workers like it, but the taste/smell of it, is horrible for the first few days. So instead of linseed oil, use beewax with jojoba mix or wood butter or something with a little citrone note (for example uulki holzwachs is great, I really like it to use it with my wooden vapes). Anything that is more neutral would help for acceptance I think.

    Would be really interested in a comparison of Splinter (Z) vs Musa 510.

    so far - enjoy your vapes!
  • X MAX Starry POTV

    packing it too tight. Happend to me on vacation loosened the pack and got big rips of decent vapor. I bought it for the weekend and then tossed it when i came back across the border....
    Worked fantastic w ligther pack. Still must be packed down but not like davinci or pax ....needs some airflow promise. Also change timer to 10 mins as it is a slower extraction
  • X MAX Starry POTV

    I have a starry that was obtained by mistake. :roll:

    I can't get good vapor from it. I pack it like a Davinci IQ and I get no visible vapor and it browns my bud without getting me even a little high. I thought I could use it as a cheap travel option but this damn thing is useless to me. Anyone gave any idea why I can't get vapor from it? Med grind, 390°f, packed full.
  • Which dry herb vaporizer produces the coolest temperature vapour, the Pax or Firefly?

    if you really want cooled down hits, pick one that easily adapts to a bong, like mr green said, solo, enano , davinci, dynavap etc.
  • New Vape Suggestions

    If money is no object dynavap could still be on the menu if you get a induction heater, the Fluxer is quite pocketable. I have a crafty it's a good vape nice taste, smooth vapour, does a great job with kief just make sure not to put any directly on the bottom screen and you can add as many layers as you want, till I gave it away it was my wake and vape. The Argo is fairly small, removable battery, glass vapour path but I don't have any experience with it. You also have the pax 3 it's very small but its flavour isn't the best and cleaning is frequent and involved at least that's what I've heard. The list goes on and on but without more info I can't really suggest anything specific. The IQ is a conduction vape so it flavour probably isn't top tier, I heard it doesn't really preform unless it on the higher setting and the vape will get quite warm I've heard of the vape failing for that reason but DaVinci is really good for repair and replacement people say.
  • New Vape Suggestions

    Being able to carry it in my pocket is important to me, and I'd prefer battery over butane. Otherwise I'm just looking for something different than what I have. I was maybe looking at the DaVinci IQ, I like the size and the design.
  • I figured out why I want a Grasshopper

    yup, I thought that a j-hook would just make sense because of the need to hit it dry comfortably, do you find hitting it natively with the silicon mouthpiece is comfortable? I would imagine that because it takes a couple of weeks to make ehm, that the parts/configuration must be quality, i know it seems kinda annoying, but it gives me a sense of quality that it takes a couple of weeks to build and send off, anyway speaking of j-hooks, the lotus looks like the one i like so far, I did alot of studying on the grasshopper last yr and I should have owned one by now, but unfortunately I have become distracted on buying vapes that are now collecting dust, davinci micro, solo 2, pax3, ect, anyway I'm alot more precise these days on what I'm looking for, if things go as planned I should have it early next yr, if not sooner, my next vape drop has to go to the flowerpot, I'm definitely in need for a new desktop, but back to the hopper, I definitely would want the titanium, with PFE,
    It looks good to me, I love convection, and it screams convection.
  • Do Your Portables Leave the Home?

    I use my pckt one when im on the go, but if the enviroment allows me i prefer my davinci iq w flower. I do always use my iq if at a friends house w out kids otherwise its pckt one in the back yard lol.
  • MV1 by Ghost Vapes

    Sorry if I'm asking in the wrong spot- new to the forums. Been using my MV1 on a daily basis for MONTHS. This morning the oven door will not close. Anyone else run into this? My Davinci IQ is down for the count too so I'm hoping I can resolve without sending it in. Any help is greatly appreciated!
  • Solo 2 or Boundless Tera V3?

    Okay...here we go:)

    The IQ, the original one, was bought last August...shortly after purchase, the top lid where the mouthpiece sits, started to rise from heat expansion, no doubt, allowing air in, altering every hit so I had to constantly hold it down throughout every session. Then the battery compartment's door wouldn't open wide enough to replace the battery unless you pulled the flavour chamber out first...then the device started getting so unbearably hot, I couldn't hold it even with the silicone glove on it and I don't vape at super high temps...usually between 375-390 F.

    Two RMA's (actually DaVinci replaced both each time) and yet same problems...then the app got buggy so within one year, I went through 3 IQ's, paid for one but that's an expensive device that clearly is not for me and I believe it has design flaws or maybe the particular alloy used can't tolerate temp. I don't know but I can say the company is awesome to deal with. Speedy replies, quick turn around...great ppl. They stand by their warranty with no hassles.

    So in a nutshell, I'm actually looking to replace the DaVinci IQ with something comparable in heat up time, etc but not as expensive.

    I understand many ppl love their Pax but that type of device is not for me...I don't like the mouthpiece being touched all the time by fingers to turn it on/off (a bit OCD in that respect).

    So there you have it:) Thanks!!!
  • Solo 2 or Boundless Tera V3?

    Thanks, everyone!

    I knew you guys would give me awesome advice...all appreciated. TDog420, the one last question I have is about heat up time with the Solo 2. About how long does it take to actually get your first pull?

    I love my Plenty; clean, cool, consistent clouds but the heat up time is the only draw back; about 4 minutes then you need to prime for first visible clouds (though the invisible ones are where all the delicious terps are ).

    The DaVinci IQ hits temp quickly but first draw takes longer.

    The Sutra Mini is the cheapo deluxe which heats up in seconds; taste is mediocre, clouds are huge with temps ~385 F, session time is 3 minutes in total but it gets the job done fast.

    Sorry about the ramble...and thanks again.
  • Solo 2 or Boundless Tera V3?

    I liked the DaVinci IQ for flavour quality. I love the Plenty for the whip type system and draws are cooler and consistent...economical.

    The Sutra Mini is great for a short, fast session. Heats up quickly, decent clouds, but vapour quality isn't the best.
  • Solo 2 or Boundless Tera V3?

    Hi Everybody!

    I'm new to the forum and thank you for letting me join! I always refer to vape critic's youtube videos for instructional purposes as well as product reviews...always informative.

    I do have a couple of questions that I can't seem to find answers for anywhere and I'm hoping you guys can help me out.

    Of these three vapes, which one would any one of you recommend?

    Arizer Solo 2
    Arizer Argo
    Boundless Tera V3

    Vapour quality and air flow are really important for me though I do like some great clouds too (who doesn't right?).

    Up here, in Canada, they're all in the same price range.

    I currently have a S/B Plenty (love it), a DaVinci IQ (replaced twice and each one does the same stuff though warranty and company is great to deal with), and a Sutra Mini.

    All comments/advise is welcome! :)
  • DaVinci IQ support

    ...no shit...it sure put me off, especially seeing the defect rate in the Davinci...
  • DaVinci IQ support

    sorry, I meant a vape store employee selling davinci getting crappy customer service from davinci would seem like shooting themselves in the foot.
  • DaVinci IQ support

    ...I didn't blow him off...I followed his advise and bought the Pax3..

    ...the guys seems to be a good merchant with no bullshit to him...
  • DaVinci IQ support

    it would seem odd to blow off a vape shop sales person, especially one carrying/selling your product , but who knows. I have I miqro and haven’t had issues yet.
  • DaVinci IQ support

    ...correct...I was initially attracted to the removable battery feature...

    ...I don't think he was making anything up...

    ...he uses a Pax3 now but there was no percentage in it for him...

    ...I certainly like the concept of the Ghost MV1 but the reality of it is a bit much...

    ...I may be checking one out soon anyway, as don't think the Pax3 is all that much of an improvement over the Pax, much to my disgust and disappointment...

    ...they may have greatly improved some features but it is still like hitting a Pax, eh...
  • DaVinci IQ support

    and what were you buying from said salesman? Let me guess it was the pax3. I have yet to find anyone in a smokeshop or dispensary that knows anything about vapes.
  • DaVinci IQ support

    ...I passed on the Davinci behind a story a sales person told me...

    ...he said he had the Davinci and at first it was good but it's heat sink or something shorted out and the battery would only last one session...even putting in a new battery would not change this...

    ...Davinci pretty much blew him off, with their best solution being to "plug it in"...

    ...some "10 year warrrenty"...
  • DaVinci IQ support

    I had also good experience with them but last time was over a year ago! I had 2 RMA and got everytime a brand new unit. ONce the vibrator motor was loose inside and the other case was a dead power button.

    try what @rc-01 stated above
  • Pax 3 vs Fierce

    ...I'm taking the fuking thing back tomorrow because the gasket for the concentrate lid will didn't stay on and will not go back on...

    ...it was floating around in the box when I opened it...

    ...I stopped messing with it as it really would not stay on and I figgered I would soon break it or shoot it off somewhere like a rubber band truing to get it back on...

    ...I was eyeballing the Davinci whilst at the shop but had heard the Pax3 did ok with concentrates...

    ...maybe I will come home tomorrow with the basic Pax pagage w/o the concentrate lid...
  • DaVinci IQ support

    Davinci IQ apps seems not to be working for many months. My IQ was not heating up after 3 months, contact IQ for warranty on the website. Send my IQ photos with the serial number and proof of purchase. After a day, received an email from IQ that device is valid for warranty.

    Send Davinci a video as requested by them. After a day or two they emailed to send the IQ in with RMA no provided. 2 weeks later it was fixed and ship back to me. No charges at all except for shipping to them.

    Overall, communication with IQ is easy and each communication is kept within a ticket number.
  • DaVinci IQ support

    Hi I bought Davinci iq the first problem does not work bluetooth (can not be paired) another problem I have damaged my silicone ring under the aroma chamber. No support for my bluetooth problem. On the internet I have now found a lot of information about the awful support of Davinci. Should I deal with a fix or try another brand? Davinci is 3 months old.
  • Suggestions on buying a new vape

    I figured out the reverse wpa thing, but what I m thinking about looking into is the Sneaky Pete little bandit primarily because it will fit on both the Tera and also can be used for my Dynavap. It has a 10 mm receiver end and I like the idea of water cooled vapor without having to buy a full sized bong.

    Have you had experience with these? Watching the accompanying video, it seems pretty straight forward, but I just wonder like the water tool that came with my Fury 2, is it actually worth it? I guess there is only one way to find out.

  • Best vape for short draws

    To answer your question. Yes it is possible to get vapor off of 3-4 second hits with the davinci miqro
  • Best experience from which portable?

    Have a Davinci external charger. Works ok, charges batteries in 6 hrs or so.
  • Best vape for short draws


    Like everybody else, I'm trying to find the best vape for me.

    All I want is to be able to take one or two short draws of flower at a time, once, or maybe twice, a day.

    I'm wondering if anyone has been able to take three-to-four-second successful "sips" on the DaVinci Miqro so that they see some vapor?

    Dying to hear!

  • Best experience from which portable?

    There are others who have it. Quite a few threads- see quote below, but you broke me man. I'm tapping out.

    Zeus Arc GT
    Just purchased this vape, buying into t vape hype. My first suspicion was their top ten rankings with pax and Davinci being near the bottom of the list.

    Let me say right away of all the vapes I have purchased, this is hands down the worst.

    First the small parts you have to deal with are a nightmare. There is a gold screen in the mouthpiece, that gets clogged with herb after your first or second pull. You will have to clean it during your session to keep the draw resistance at its best.

    Cloud chasers need not apply, only on the hottest setting can you get decent clouds, which degrade as you go,further in your session.

    The taste is ok, but no miraculous flavor rush, especially compared to other vapes.

    Cleaning the vapor path requires poking out a tiny part, and some gold mesh fixed at the bottom of the oven. Those parts are destined to be lost during cleaning, just a major design failure.

    The rubber mouthpiece is another failed engineering example, as it houses the small gold screen, and refitting it back in the hole after cleaning is a pain in the ass. I see it getting worn and distended sooner than later, regardles, it's more aggravation than it's worth.

    Per the manual I packed full and tight load, which produced little vapor, and huge draw resistance. A loose pack half full produced better clouds, and decreased draw pull, the problem is, when you pack the oven this way, the herbs get drawn up into the screen in the mouthpiece.

    The gold technology is a farce of course regarding heat, bit it looks nice.

    I liked the shape of the arc, that is the best feature of this vape, discreet, and fits nicely in your hand.

    Make no mistake about it, this vape is no pax, nor davinci, it's a handsome, marginally performing vape, that is a dreadful pain to clean, if you can keep track of the tiny parts that you have to refit after your cleaning.

    I pre ordered this vape with great expectations, and it has been a terrible disappointment.

    I am not a professional reviewer of vapes, just a common sense user. From what I have seen of those that have reviewed this vapes on you tube etc, is they are more infomercial than info.

    Keep your money and buy a vape that has an established reputation.
  • Hard to decide which portable vaporizer I should buy

    Ok so after some suggestions here I ordered the Dynavap M for good quality and the ability to share with friends.

    Then I also ordered the POTV One for portability, stealth and versatility (got water pipe adapter, the bent glass, and the water mouthpiece)... It's also a convection vaporizer so all the weed will be evenly cooked and no weed will be spent. I think it's gonna be convenient for me to take it with me on the go and to handle it all together..

    I just want to ask again because it still doesn't seem logic to me: Did anyone try both the PAX3 / DaVinci IQ and the POTV One, and can explain about the quality differences? How can something so small and so simple like the PAX3 be any better than the convection POTV One?

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