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Vleaf Go: on-demand convection herb vaporizer

vapviking

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still trying to figure out best way to load the bowl.
I do like @CybrGuy, scooping from the grinder (or whatever) using the built-in scoop. But I tamp lightly using the rounded side of the pointed end of the cap, since it's right handy there in my hand.
I’m being conscious of lining up cap before reattaching, to avoid stock screen falling out.
That's good practice in any case.
Also be mindful that the slide-on screen can loosen and slip off anytime the cap is removed. Or (as I have read here?) it can get resin stuck to the rim of the chamber, but at least then it's less likely to get lost! Nice of them to include a spare. I went with a set from dDave. It will be interesting to see the Vivant solution, assuming there will be one.
 
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Thunderstealer1337

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ive prolly gone through 20 bowls, i dont have this issue with screen loosening/falling off..........

I use the built in cap as well, but realizing now the bowl should only be about 80% packed, or deal with all of it being stuck on the cap and falling inside the cap which causes extra cleaning time.

The only negative thing I dont like is herb gets stuck to mouthpiece and frequently falls into it, no other way to remove the herb other then blowing into the cap and getting debris everywhere.........
 
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RustyOldNail

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It is handy but it isn't really long enough for me.
I struggled a bit with loading the small bowl quickly and easily.

Using either the built-in scoop on unit or cap, offered no way to estimate material, go to far, too much, now have to remove amount, PITA.

Small funnel, hard to hold on top of unit, some of my fluffy BCG fine grind clogged up funnel, too clumsy.

Since it’s such a small bowl, it’s helpful to know the amount it’s going to take, but I would never take the time and effort to weigh.

So, I grabbed my NV .1 scoop, also known as a Pax loading tool. Fits great in the bowl, I turn the scoops open top section toward the GO’s bowl scoop extension when dumping in, no flower lost on table. So I can judge my amount when I load it from a Jarz container, dump it in, use the other end for a light tamp. Quick, easy and pretty accurate.
 

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I use the Go for microdosing and it's my only vaporizer that is currently in rotation, and I use it through water only.

When consuming just a pinch (I don't have a scale) medium grind works well. There's no need to pack, since it will end up clumped to the screen anyway, for very small amount. When the bowl is filled 50% or more, when packed lightly, it stays in the chamber, and not the screen. For my particular needs, I don't consider half of a Go bowl to be a microdose.

Question for microdosers - would a metal screen extender be useful to further decrease the bowl size? I'd like a replacement metal screen/screen holder, longer, which would extend into the bowl to decrease the size. As it is now, for very small doses, there is a delay in reaching vaporization, since the material will be clumped onto the screen. The oven has to reach sufficient temperature for vaporization to occur.

Update - battery problem solved, sort of. I got the second Go, and keep one is fully charged at all times. If the battery runs out during a session, it is very easy to transfer the material to the other Go. Vivant did a great job with the Go! Not perfect, but a capable device for microdosers.
 

RustyOldNail

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@RustyOldNail - I also use my pax loading tool (both sides) as well. And I load it with the gap space of the scoop facing the higher edge of the oven. Keeps things nice and neat, and tap it in there with no spillage.
Brilliant cut minds, think alike!

@Jill NYC and anyone with an opinion.

GRIND SIZE:
So far I’ve been using a fine grind (BCG) in the GO. Since the bowl is small, I figure I can get a bit more material in. I put it in loose, then just a light tamp, to get the material just below the rim of the bowl.

I’m was thinking that a more coarse grind like “medium”, if and when those larger grinds get sucked onto the screen, it can partially block the airflow, especially if this happens early, first toke or two.

The potential downside to FINE GRIND, if packed too dense or packed down, the possibility of combustion increases, and too tightly packed can decrease airflow. I’ve tried both FINE & MEDIUM grinds, and have yet to come to any real conclusion (no combustion yet), hence WONDERING what other users are finding in their grind choice. (and yes, I know strain and humidity add to the equation).

Thanks!
 

GetLeft

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We think about a new mesh as the picture. What do you think?
Vivant, don't you have anyone testing these options? I have not purchased one of these, but follow out of curiosity. Looking at the ambit screen, I'd say of course it's going to clog eaiser; it's got bigger holes and will allow a stronger air flow that will suck more material to the screen. If I might conjecture, it will produce vapor at a lower rate also unless the user is careful with draw speed, since the more air coming in the lower the temp goes = the less vapor etc. Your image above seems to allow for a wider surface area for air to disperse and a little bit more restircition than the ambit screen, which will probably allow for less air flow, hotter temps, better vapor. If you need a guy to test all this stuff for you , let me know and I'll fly out :)
 

Easywider

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I need some opinions. Have an opportunity to purchase this vape for $35USD. I'd ordered a Vivant ambit on clearance and it arrived defective. I'm being offered a Go as a replacement. Should I take it and run? The only thing making me hesitant is the vibrator like shape. Will I get over this after a few sessions?
 

vapviking

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I need some opinions. Have an opportunity to purchase this vape for $35USD. I'd ordered a Vivant ambit on clearance and it arrived defective. I'm being offered a Go as a replacement. Should I take it and run? The only thing making me hesitant is the vibrator like shape. Will I get over this after a few sessions?
Yes and yes to your two questions.
 
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CybrGuy

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A go at retail price ($70) is a reasonable deal. $35 for a Go (half price) is a great deal and definitely worthwhile. @ $35 I would buy a backup.
I don't know their previous product.
 

RustyOldNail

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Brilliant cut minds, think alike!

@Jill NYC and anyone with an opinion.

GRIND SIZE:
So far I’ve been using a fine grind (BCG) in the GO. Since the bowl is small, I figure I can get a bit more material in. I put it in loose, then just a light tamp, to get the material just below the rim of the bowl.

I’m was thinking that a more coarse grind like “medium”, if and when those larger grinds get sucked onto the screen, it can partially block the airflow, especially if this happens early, first toke or two.

The potential downside to FINE GRIND, if packed too dense or packed down, the possibility of combustion increases, and too tightly packed can decrease airflow. I’ve tried both FINE & MEDIUM grinds, and have yet to come to any real conclusion (no combustion yet), hence WONDERING what other users are finding in their grind choice. (and yes, I know strain and humidity add to the equation).

Thanks!
What’s the best GRIND size for the GO?
 

vapviking

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What’s the best GRIND size for the GO?
I'm sure you'll get a range of answers/opinions on this, and that would be proper.
I tend to use a medium grind in all my vapes, it's what comes out of my og Cosmic grinder. I tend to feel that fine should be reserved for something like a Pax, a full on conduction vape.
Vapes like Go with a very short vapor path and a screen covering load so close to the draw will clog the screen a little less often with a medium grind than fine, in my estimation.
The need for exposure of surface area of the flower itself would seem to favor a finer grind, but fine grind can compress a little more during extraction and can lead to restricted flow of air through the material, negating some of the surface area benefit. Again, in my estimation.
 

Baron23

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So, I was a tester (as were many others) for Vivant with the GO and as far as I know Stephen20 still works for a 20% discount (and yes, all testers got a code AFIK and no, this has no financial ties to the tester whose code is used...use any of them, macht nichts.

So, I got another from a retailer I have good relationships with (way to go Vape Parts Mart) and gave it to a younger fella (well, he's 37 but I'm 67 so yeah....younger haha). I have hooked him up with Dyna VC, he bought a Solo, and he now has my old Volcano Digit.

He LOVES the Go for what it is...a great vape to take fishing, hunting, hiking, or just small loads of full convection at home.

IMO, Vivant has hit it out of the park with the GO as a family friendly or economical vape.

Only real complaint (aside from screen which we have talked about quite a bit) is battery life. But, I can get three loads out of a battery which ain't bad when out fishing. haha
 

OF!

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taste is ok, still trying to figure out best way to load the bowl.
To some extent, you're in control of taste. You have to keep it clean and put good herb in of course, but there's only so much 'light stuff' (where the taste is) in herb. If you hit it hard, lots of hot air, that strips the taste out quickly for sure, sip at it and you can get better taste through more hits. Your choice.

FWIW the best way I've found to load it is using one of these scoops:
www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07W8WHHKY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They are a standard size, the "smidgen". Half a pinch, 1/32 of a teaspoon? I bought ten for a couple dollars.

These funnels do a great job of getting it all in (stand the Go on end if you only have two hands):
www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XNW6BPM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I made a much more convenient version by cutting a round hole in the rubber MP cover I never use, so I only need one hand now..... A poke or two with a stick (bamboo skewer in my case) gets all the herb well below the lip. I even glued a piece on the end of the scoop handle.

All this is in the old FC (I'm not good at keeping secrets.....), long as that was ago.

Anyway the scoop (level) loads the idea amount for me, maybe 15 scoops to the gram?

Regards to all.

OF
 
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Thunderstealer1337

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i feel i am reaching for this less and less (at home) because of all the debris that falls into the cap, then you gotta blow it out and it gets the avb everywhere!

Maybe a full mesh screen around the replaceable cap thingy to not let debris build up in there

its great for on the go cuz idgaf where I blow the contents to
 
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vapviking

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My use pattern has been low key with the Go lately, mostly sipping a surprising number of tasty hits per chamber. Last night we had the bubbler out and the Go certainly was able to deliver much more decisively when called upon!

i feel i am reaching for this less and less (at home) because of all the debris that falls into the cap, then you gotta blow it out and it gets the avb everywhere!

Maybe a full mesh screen around the replaceable cap thingy to not let debris build up in there

its great for on the go cuz idgaf where I blow the contents to
Are you talking about the small amount that can get stuck on the screen when you take the cap off? I do tend to touch that once with a finger an gently blow it off.

I get some little crumbs in there, usually un-vaped flower due to sloppy filling maybe, but I'm thinking about why you have abv getting into the inside of the cap.

In my understanding, the chamber gets 'capped off' by the screen when the cap is installed; I think the screen (or silicone if one is using a mod screen) is supposed to make contact with the top of the bowl, effectively leaving no opening for material or vapor to escape except up through the screen via the vapor path. In theory, your draw is pulling everything in that direction.

My thoughts about the issue you are having are; 1. possibly too fine a grind or over-filling, or both, letting material sneak through, 2. a defect in the silicone piece (length?) or cap itself that is preventing the screen from closing off the chamber. Maybe compare the silicone piece to the spare that came in the box?

Of these, I suspect over-filling, which lets your material get lodged between the screen and rim of chamber, preventing a good seal.
 

b0h

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Well guys, hope you're happy! I haven't bought a new vape in over a year, tbh I'm pretty much set up with all I need. But I was expecting some kind of grasshoper to appear with decent CS and that you don't have to RMA randomly, some small, on demand, convection vape. Seems like this the one, so I just ordered one to keep in my pocket anytime I go out of home.
 

Thunderstealer1337

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Yes the abv is getting stuck to the screen side, when u go to remove it, it falls into the cap non intentionally, it just doesnt need the open space there to allow the abv to fall into the cap
 
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RustyOldNail

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Yes the abv is getting stuck to the screen side, when u go to remove it, it falls into the cap non intentionally, it just doesnt need the open space there to allow the abv to fall into the cap
If the moisture of your herb is not the issue, try not to overload the bowl, I know it’s tempting. Experiment with LESS. I then push the herb down GENTLY making sure the top of the herb load is just below the shiny metal top of the load chamber. If like me and others, no matter what you do, there will be always be some herb bits in the screen, as your inhalation sucks the “sticky” herb UP, right into the screen. That’s why a bit of a tamper down, and less herb volume keeps it under control. All I ever need to do is lightly brush the little screen off of the few bits, then I blow into the MP in both directions. When you brush, be careful not to push the silicone shaft that holds the screen, or just take it out to do a full occasional clean, it’s just a pressure fit. The space around it is hollow, to add cooling, not much, and save on unneeded materials in the production, stuff adds up.

Anyways, that’s so far what’s been working for ME. Good luck. 👍
 

Thunderstealer1337

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When you brush, be careful not to push the silicone shaft that holds the screen, or just take it out to do a full occasional clean, it’s just a pressure fit. The space around it is hollow, to add cooling, not much, and save on unneeded materials in the production, stuff adds up.

All I ever need to do is lightly brush the little screen off of the few bits, then I blow into the MP in both directions. When you brush, be careful not to push the silicone shaft that holds the screen, or just take it out to do a full occasional clean, it’s just a pressure fit. The space around it is hollow, to add cooling, not much, and save on unneeded materials in the production, stuff adds up.
That is the thing, you have to "brush" it, then blowing into the mouthpiece in both directions just like you said.

Do you have a bag your blowing the cap into, cuz 1 way its easy to discharge the debris, the other way - not the way you put your mouth on - blowing debris has no clear escape path and gets blown around everywhere.

It would be better if there was a screen so debris is not constantly falling into the cap, like I said this is detrimental for my use at home, i dont like to get debris everywhere, but outside blowing the debris everywhere is fine, just not for me indoors.
 
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RustyOldNail

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That is the thing, you have to "brush" it, then blowing into the mouthpiece in both directions just like you said.

Do you have a bag your blowing the cap into, cuz 1 way its easy to discharge the debris, the other way - not the way you put your mouth on - blowing debris has no clear escape path and gets blown around everywhere.

It would be better if there was a screen so debris is not constantly falling into the cap, like I said this is detrimental for my use at home, i dont like to get debris everywhere, but outside blowing the debris everywhere is fine, just not for me indoors.
I only mentioned blowing in it as an OCD thing, “IF” you tried any and all of the tips I spent time writing about, there is nothing that comes out when I blow, and don’t really need to. Good luck, at least they are cheap if you don’t like em....
 

Thunderstealer1337

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I experimented and kinda find packing it super loose to about 75-80% works best for me, i am doing medium grind through a santa cruz shredder.

Think of this way, I use this in conjunction with the elev8r and 3 other dynavaps, this is the only vape that I cant control debris upon discharge.

Yes maybe its technique or grind, but the engineered design of the part allows this to happen.

I would like them to implement a pokayoke design. (I work in mfg) This feature would encourage me to use it more often indoors.
 
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