Portable Vaporizers

  • Two PAX for $150, too good to be true?

    Hi there, good day. scrolling around in groups i found some dude that's offering a pax 2 and a pax 3 for 150 dollars, bummer its only one charger, and the only accesory is the concentrate piece. Since im from mexico im reluctant due to warranty voids,the low price is also a reddish flag, battery could be blown or something. Any pax user whom could throw their two cents before pax customer service give me a solid anwer? thanks a lot for your attention =D
  • MV1 by Ghost Vapes

    Hi to everyone.

    I want to start by saying thank's to @Bud and the collective comunity both here and at FC for the great reviews and vast amount of info available here!

    So I am paralyzed and have minimumul hand movement so I have to be able to walk my personal assistant through packing and assisting me to vape/smoke. I have owned a pax 2 for a number of years but never was able to get it to work properly and so it went in the box and set for 4 years. Recently I got it out of the box and PAX customer service walked me through the grind fine and pack tight... It actually worked to my delight. I instantly fell in love with the flavor...but I for a handful of reasons. I am looking for a better vaping experience ie. consistency in flavorful cool vapor, an on demand unit for microdosing, and for now a portable unit. Possibly an E-nano as an addition a bit later... Maybe a V-ROD if $ wasn't an issue.

    In summary I think from all the criteria I'm learning towards The new MV-1... it seems to meet my needs. I'm looking for feedback and input please. But #1 is I want better quality than my PAX in all aspects.

    Thanks

    Chaos
  • Which dry herb vaporizer produces the coolest temperature vapour, the Pax or Firefly?

    You are a smart man from the sound of it. Better to have too much and not need it, than to need it and not have it!
  • The Grasshopper

    He never loved on it so it crapped out.Magicman

    You know what Freud said about things shaped like a Grasshopper :joke:

    I think the most RMA's I had heard of previously was 19...which is ludicrous in itself.Baron23

    Ludicrous is a good word. I would never buy one. I'll be honest, when I got into vaping and this forum, I would hear "ludicrous" stories about hoppers owned for years where their owners claimed it spent more time at Grasshopper being repaired than with them using it. They were hard to believe. Until another, and another, and another told their story.... I also came to notice many own two -- one to use and one for RMA?

    I study business in general and I find the company fascinating. First and foremost, they are still in business. I respect that. As a student of business and an entrepreneur myself, I REALLY respect that. It is a very HARD thing to do. Most business fail and fail hard.

    And their "Core" user base is impressively loyal -- like Trumpsters -- doesn't matter what they do. If my toaster toasted sometimes and other times not at all and yet at other times it burned my bread, and other times would not heat at all.... I would return it and get another model/brand. Yet, despite the "ludicrousness" many hopper enthusiasts continue to hop enthusiastically. Most folks here know I'm a fan of FireFly but if I experienced 1/100 of the issues described by so many hopper users, I would drop the damned thing like a bad habit.
    Not hoppers. They're loyal.

    The closest I've come to that sort of product loyalty was my old magnificent piece of shit TR7. I loved it AND hated it. I literally had two of them - one to drive and another bought from a junkyard for cheap parts. And my god did that thing go through parts -- everything broke, even things that never break on cars (like the seats) AND I didn't have much money back then at all.


    I really, really believe that those sitting out there over a year....that Hopper doesn't know where the fuck they are.Baron23

    Yes. One would just have to think that. I don't know precisely what a reasonable time is to allow for an RMA cycle but certainly a year is indeed ludicrous. Imagine the hypothetically unlucky person who gets the 30 repairs (like Terry) AND it takes six months each of RDA time -- wala, that's 15 years in RMA :gasp:
    My suspicion is as Baron says, they got "lost", meaning the used units perhaps get mixed up with other used units and they don't know often which hopper is who's. Like Terry said, they sometimes would just send brand new boxes.


    It's a great little vape when it's working...Terry1951

    Substitute "car" for "vape" and that was my TR7. :nerd:
    Seriously, I've heard your statement from many others who seem to feel the same love/hate.

    Don't know how they are still in business.Terry1951

    I don't either Terry. And I study business. I don't even know how they maintain a merchant account (accept credit cards) -- their "chargebacks" (disputes) must be through the roof, and banks don't like that at all. *IF* their credit card "disputes" hit over 1.5% every bank I am even aware of will put them on a "rolling reserve" where "x%" of their sales go into a reserve account -- their money but they can't touch it. That cuts DIRECTLY into cash flow -- this is in part what happened to Haze.

    My prediction is they are cash poor -- an existential property of any RMA process is literally to limit returns and repairs by putting a psychological "price" on initiating the repair/return -- just imagine how overwhelmed their support would be if they did NOT do this? So perhaps, ironically, they are still in business because they do fuck their customers around in this way. The whole thing is indeed ludicrous.


    A Grasshopper that would be reliable as a Pax. Would be the ideal vaporiser that everyone should own.Bruce

    I get your point but many people dislike Pax -- I gave my Pax3 away (and literally threw my Pax1 away and didn't vape again for years). I believe the greatest "idea" in vaping was the Haze Square. They failed to execute miserably, but the idea was solid.
    The PRIMARY problem with so called "portables" (wished we called them cordless) is loading on the go. The real reason I LOVE my FF2 and some hate it? I use it as a cordless desktop and never as a portable (for flower). It lives in its cradle mostly and I've never once run out of battery (except purposely to measure for someone). So I use it to its strengths, not weaknesses. A weakness is trying to reload it say at a concert or driving - it sucks.

    The Square IP solved this problem beautifully. Four BIG bowls and a simple and quick twist automatically sets the next bowl for vaping. It is a GREAT idea. Truly a design that is BOTH social and individual use!

    When I left combustion and started investigating vaping the 2nd time near a couple years ago, the Square was at the top of my list. @VapeCritic had not yet endorsed the MV1 (his1st review was lukewarm) but he had reviewed positively the FF2 (his appreciative face in the review made me want THAT particular hit). But a local friend had a relatively new Square and I hit it and all I can say is that particular experience was HORRIBLE taste as if a cat pissed in the airpath. :vomit: The taste was "sour" and just felt "unclean" if that makes any descriptive sense? Then he removed the cover to show me how it works and I saw what looked like "paint" flaking off the bowls apparatus. :gasp:
    So I went with the FF2. Thank you providence.
    If I had the time and the experiential knowledge, I would buy Haze's IP and finish it up proper. I think it could have been a truly great vape. (and my goodness, the "stories" from customers on that too are doozies).
  • The Grasshopper

    A Grasshopper that would be reliable as a Pax. Would be the ideal vaporiser that everyone should own. Desktop, semi portable, portable and ultra portable.

    I dont like when an investment in a vape goes bad. But I am happy to have the use of it. When it worked it was like a magic wand. If build quality and reliability, they can attain, they would own several major markets in the dry herb vaporiser industry. Can it.... Bud save them!!! We have the prototype - I would also say in my wish list would be a concentrate insert (triple quartz).

    In the mean time I enjoyed Purple Kush that I waited for 30 minutes to get at the dispensary.


    Peace. Love & Vape


    ^ ^ ^ The Vape Master ^ ^ ^
  • Which dry herb vaporizer produces the coolest temperature vapour, the Pax or Firefly?

    Reminds of the days of old of waiting for "the guy" to show up and he never doesmartinstraka8282

    To make it affordable where I don't feel like a drug addict, even if I am, I buy in bulk. Min: 1/4lb Usually a half lb at a time. I'll keep a couple oz's for vaping and then the rest is slated for extraction of some sort.

    I get mine delivered but it is from a downtown source. I pay less than half what the suburbanites pay. But it ain't Walmart, and "next friday" can turn to "next monday" which can turn into another "next friday"... I placed my order three weeks ago. :grimace:
    It is the nature of black markets. But tell your wife, I agree with you. Anything less than a half pound makes me feel logistically vulnerable, regardless of legality. I'm like that. For instance, I have at least a years worth of cotton swabs. lol

    I love the PCKT as well and have used that too with my carts. I used to use the little bubbler for my Sticky Brick Jr with (like Stiiizy's). But sigh, I broke it -- an $80 fail :gasp:
    Glad it is working for you.
  • Which dry herb vaporizer produces the coolest temperature vapour, the Pax or Firefly?

    Damn man, I feel bad for you. Reminds of the days of old of waiting for "the guy" to show up and he never does, thus ruining your night. Things are about as available here as they've ever been now. My wife was just giving me hell the other day that maybe a half a pound of product isn't necessary to always have on hand lol.

    You sir are a genius btw. I just rigged up a little piece of silicone from my PCKT cart to a 14mm glass adapter and used my little bubbler. Not a rig, but it was still enough to let me take in MUCH bigger, more enjoyable hits. Tonight I'm going to try it in a full water piece.
  • Which dry herb vaporizer produces the coolest temperature vapour, the Pax or Firefly?



    Yeah man. I hate carts. I mean I hate them. I hate using them. But I suffer supply shocks all the time in my market and *sometimes* carts are all there is. Indeed, right NOW, I'm out of flower. So I had to improvise. The adapter for the joint was about $7 and the silicone tubing was a few dollars. Whole thing under $10.
  • Which dry herb vaporizer produces the coolest temperature vapour, the Pax or Firefly?

    Cool idea. I have the same complaints about carts, so I'm intrigued to try this out. Got lots of tubing sizes to work with.
  • Which dry herb vaporizer produces the coolest temperature vapour, the Pax or Firefly?

    Interesting. I might try this out tonight.martinstraka8282

    It turns a cart into a little mini-dab appliance. Usually, a cart is too harsh to really suck one in (it is for me) but with a water bong, I can take four times the intensity of the hit, so it's impact is pretty strong (assuming good carts).
  • Which dry herb vaporizer produces the coolest temperature vapour, the Pax or Firefly?

    so I use carts too. what cart vape pen do you use with water?anndax

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  • PAX 3 Review

    ...I just gave my Pax 3 to a good friend...

    ...it was not because I was trying to get rid of it so much as it was the only vape he could get good results from including his own horrible POS he bought @ $34 at the local shop...

    ...friends don't let friends vape plastic...almost no vapor came out...

    ...we had the Dreamwood and the DynaVap on hand but I forgot a screen for the E Nano and he didn't even want to mess with the V Rod...he could not get those to work good...

    …I packed up the Pax and just handed that to him and he was all like GTG...

    ...we passed it back and forth like a joint...it has the NewVape lid, eh...

    ...he never would have paid $200 for one but he has been a good friend so I did not hold his ignorance against him...

    ...fukin' bikers...LoL...
  • PAX 3 Review

    One of these things is not like the others, one of these things will not get you high.
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  • The Grasshopper



    Hoping anytime to hear Grasshopper 2... because when working, nothing comes remotely close. Like the Pax 2 and Pax 3, the product got much better. Grasshopper 2 would have my attention.

    I love the idea and the way the Grasshopper was planned and engineered.

    It would be the only vaporiser I would need. And done with pure convection.

    fits in a water tool out of the box. Battery replaceable, Flavor, hits hard, adjustable temps.

    Awesome,

    The flaws as of the version i had 2 years ago.... It failed 3 times in 4 months and I finally sold the 4th one that I got back. My lips got used to the heat but not ideal. proprietary magnetic power cord.

    I went back to Pax 3 because its incredibly reliable and consistent. EYES WIDE OPEN for anything coming out with an upgraded Grasshopper 2...

    Peace, Love and Vape,


    ^ ^ ^ The . Vape . Master . ^ ^ ^
  • PAX 3 Review

    Don’t feel guilty, it’s a great on the go portable.. are there better choices to use? Sure.. but it’s pretty affordable, extracts a lot if you stir once or twice as you bring the temp up, very small and discrete
  • PAX 3 Review

    Why do I feel guilty liking this thing(the Pax, I Love the pup, Elli, :blush:).52

    Eli does not look happy you took it away from him....he was mid session...... :wink:
  • Which dry herb vaporizer produces the coolest temperature vapour, the Pax or Firefly?

    so I use carts too. what cart vape pen do you use with water? that seems tricky b/c the cart tips are small. obviously i'm relatively new to water and industry know how. thxanndax

    And here is an acstorfer life hack

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    With a little ingenuity, gauze, and medical tape all things are possible. Sometimes you gotta shove a round piece in a square hole.
  • PAX 3 Review

    Elli may actually be too cute
  • Which dry herb vaporizer produces the coolest temperature vapour, the Pax or Firefly?

    so I use carts too. what cart vape pen do you use with water? that seems tricky b/c the cart tips are small. obviously i'm relatively new to water and industry know how. thx
  • PAX 3 Review

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    Why do I feel guilty liking this thing(the Pax, I Love the pup, Elli, :blush:). Half bowl oven lid is perfect for me. Not exactly a Flowerpot but easy as hell to use and so small I might actually vape away from home now.
  • Fluxer induction heaters for Dynavap

    Surely the device that makes the heat can maintain that heat for as long as necessary. Imagine that you have Low,Medium and High.

    Low: Pinene 311F, THC 315F, Caryophyllene 320F
    Medium: Myrcene 334F, CBD 356F
    High: Linalool 388F, Terpineol 424F

    In my experience with the Pax Era the cart will start out strong on each temperature level vaporwise and trail off until nothing is produced at that temperature anymore. But the moment you move up to the next temperature the vapor blooms again and the cycle starts over. I believe this device could work the same way.

    If you set the temperatures at 330F, 370F and 440F you could have three separate entourage experiences, and with a high temp of 440F you'd be free of any combustion concerns and you'd know that nothing was being wasted.

    And yes, the Log Vapes beckon. But I want to give everyone with a vision the chance to create the perfect (Yeah, I know but I wish anyway!) induction heater. I'd build it myself but I KNOW I don't have the knowledge, equipment etc. to make it happen. At the end of the day if the Log Vapes is still the best option then that's the way it will go.
  • 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
  • Which dry herb vaporizer produces the coolest temperature vapour, the Pax or Firefly?



    Me too. Love water. Even with carts. Especially with carts. The only vapes I don't use water with are my FF2 (cool and smooth anyway) and Dyna Omni.
  • Which dry herb vaporizer produces the coolest temperature vapour, the Pax or Firefly?

    Even with vapes that don’t irritate my throat, I vape through water whenever possible. Helps reduce dry mouth/throat and I can take bigger hits.
  • Which dry herb vaporizer produces the coolest temperature vapour, the Pax or Firefly?



    I think a close counterpart to the Pax3 is the Mighty. Folks agree?

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