A vaporizer is a smoking device that evaporate the THC inside your buds. Thus, it allow you to smoke pure THC smoke : no more carcinogen, no more cigarets and bad breath. Also, as the vaporizing is more efficient than smoking, you'll need 50-60% less material to get the same effects ! Healty, safe and a good investment : come into the vapor world !
It's hard to find which vaporizer will suits your needs. Well, we could have said "anyone". But instead, we have made a selection of the best vaporizers based on criterias like portability/usability/durability/discretion.
This guide will help you if you have made the choice so save your lungs and your buck : buy a vaporizer.
What should be the criterias to look for choosing your vaporizer ? There is many vaporizers on the market. To start choosing your vaporizer, you should look at this criterias :
How easy is it to vaporize with your new vaporizer? Do you need 10 min or just a few seconds for the product to be vaporizing ? If you have a portable vaporizer it can be interesting to know if you need a lighter, how many time should you heat the grass etc...
Some vaporizers get a LCD screen that can help you to reach the perfect temperature. Some doesn't and you have to be more precise to get the good temperature for vaporizing. For me, i prefer digital model cause i like technology but a lot of my friend are just happy with a "classic" vaporizer. It's a question of taste...and money.
Some vaporizers are really beautiful, others are more "practical"... If it's an electric vaporizer that you'll see everyday, try to take a vaporizer that will suits your house design ! And for the portable vaporizer, you'll attract many girls if you have a well-designed vaporizer :p
If you've tried a vaporizer you'll probably want it with you everywhere. Some vaporizer run withouth electricity, with a lighter or butane. They are usually much less expensive, but the vaporizing quality may be lessen. My advice : get an electric vaporizer, and then go for a portable vaporizer.
The price range of vaporizers is quite large. You can found something like a "smoke bubble" for less than $20. And the volcano price may exceed 600$. But of course you'll get what you pay for ! If you have the money, you should invest in one of the top notch vaporizers. The arizer vaporizer which is quite a good quality price.
Price advice : don't forget that if you buy a vaporizer, you'll save your health (treatment and medications are expensive), your grass ( you'll need 60-70% less to have the same effect !) and your lung (no more cigarets, that are very expensive to buy). You won't need a hashtray anymore. So when you think about "buying a vaporizer", you'd better think like "investing in a vaporizer". You won't regret it anyway !
Last but not least. You may want to use your vaporizer everyday, for years and years. You have to be sure that the guarantee will protect you anytime. Usually, vaporizers are guaranteed for one years, or more. On www.docvape.com, we have a lifetime guarantee on many products!
Whips vs Bags the great Debate.
Pros: It would seem that everyone agrees that with a Whip Vaporizer you are able to get thicker vapor, thus also giving a more distinct (better) taste. I have also read that you don't need to replace many parts (like the bag, or if you use the easy valve Volcano replacing the easy valve) I have also read that there is a learning curve with Whip Vapes, this can be looked at as a negative but for me when i become seasoned at it the satisfaction of a nice thick smooth good vapor hit will give me at least some satisfaction. Cons: Cleaning the Tubes. Inconsistency since it depends on you breathing/lungs it in, it may be inconsistent. Its a bit more difficult to use then a Bag vape. Since you are drawing in the vapor with your lungs you run the risk of overcooking the marijuana(though becoming skilled with it eliminates this problem). When Smoking you obviously have to stay close to the unit. Having lots of people over its harder to pass around.
Pros: Since the vapor extraction is done by a fan it is more consistent then using your lungs. Portability and i mean this in the sense of the bag, you can take it around the house with you and your not restricted to where the unit is. The temperature usually stays more steady through out the process, although new technology in the whip field seems to be correcting this. You shouldn't overcook your weed unless you actually set the temperature too high. With lots of friends over a bag is easy to pass around. No real tubes to clean. Easier to use
Cons: The bag becomes more deluded with air, Therefore you usually cant get the flavor or thickness of vapor that you can get from a Whip. Replacing bags and easy valves. Usually more expensive then a whip.
Conclusion: When comparing Whips to Bags there is no clear winner it comes down to situation and personal preference. So please when responding to this remember it is an opinion and though myself and the GC Community truly appreciates your input remember to respect others opinions.
Digital Vs Knob: This explanation is not as long winded Digital models are usually more accurate and are put on a lot of the newer models it would seem. knobs usually have a longer warranty as there is less technology that can break and go wrong. Obviously also digital will run you more. So in conclusion when deciding between Digital and a knob type vape it comes down to temperature accuracy, cost, Warranty, newer model and long term reliability.
Conduction Vs Convection. Conduction uses a hot plate, the contact between the herb and the hot plate release the Vapor, Convection uses hit air to pass over the herb which evaporates the psychoactive ingredients in the herb creating the vapor. With that said convection has been proven to be a more effective method of creating the vapor But the conduction method is usually cheaper in price and may be more portable.
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Things to look out for when purchasing a vaporizer:
1. materials used: Make sure the parts that will be closest and apart of the heating source are not made from plastics or aluminum, as these materials when exposed to large amounts of heat overtime can show health issues and have bad chemicals. Sticking with glass or ceramics is usually the best way to go.
2. Warranty: I have heard several people having problem with vaporizers braking down or not working right especially the temperature setting mechanism either not reading accurately or producing undesired temperatures. A good warranty is always nice to have obviously.
3. Angle of the tubing some tubing is at a downward angle and the marijuana may fall ito the heating device or fall out period when attaching it.
4. Efficiency i have read of some cheep models not vaporizing all the weed properly and not extracting the best amount of THC from your herb make sure the model you buy is efficient.