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Vleaf Go: on-demand convection herb vaporizer

Abcd5432

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This vape works pretty well. It does have its quirks. For me it’s the screen (DDaves is an improvement) and the short air path. I use it as my “chuck it vape.” If I’m out and about and have to chuck it...who cares.
Does the ddave screen not fix your issue then?

Put the Go to the test yesterday.

-3 Hour drive, three packings, one charge after the 2nd, just cause I knew I had time. All yellow. Stirring and screen cleaning necessary but I had time.

-Got home, put it with a water pipe. 2 back to back packings. Red for both. Again, stirring and screen cleaning necessary but not a problem.

-Took a bike ride late evening and finished another packing on yellow. Couldn’t stir on the ride but was able to pull three nice ones before the screen got clogged.

Still impressed with what this $69 vape is doing for me.
Is stirring important to make sure the screen doesn't get clogged? I used to stir, now I just pack a lot less than I used to. But I use a minivap/newvape.

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.
There's always an optimal load size to figure out. Once you get it, things are better. I've stopped over packing my current vape. I still can, just found it wasn't actually necessary.
 

OF!

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There's always an optimal load size to figure out. Once you get it, things are better.
I think that's a fair enough thing to say about conduction vapes (sometimes including grind), but this is a convection vape.....different rules? Firm contact is no longer a good thing, rather 'free flow' of the heated air.

Unlike typical vapes, very tiny loads can work quite well with only modest fine tuning your technique. A very positive ability, IMO. And since you don't have to heat up a furnace body and wait for the 'heat soak' you can get vapor in not too many seconds, not a minute or more for anemic vapor to get there.

Powerful machine for good, and at an attractive price as well.

Regards to all.

OF
 
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readyman

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part flower part kief one load the go does exceptionitly good at temping up or full out max temp hit Went to casinos yesterday usually take my stealth mv1 yes it still works this time I took the Go didnt miss my mv1 at all I even loaded my Go with part flower and part kief THIS is my new Go to vape when out and about however this is just MY take on it
 
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OF!

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K I would like to know how you guys are using your vleaf
How am I using mine? Pretty much 'all the time'. Half a dozen or more times a day.

I generally exhaust each load in one sitting. Mind the load can be small or large. Average loads (say 15 to the gram) go in five or so hits if I'm using a WT and mean business. This means stirring once or twice and uses 200mAh or so of the battery. More leisurely 'sipping sessions' don't necessarily get stirred, but take longer (more hits, mostly from cold) and use almost twice the total power since so much reheating is needed. Probably averaging 350mAh.

Much smaller loads, more than 30 to the gram, also work well. But again I'll exhaust each load, clean and reload the Go (charging as needed) for next time.

For 'a hit or two at a time' I use other (conduction) vapes. FWIW.

Regards to all.

OF
 

vapviking

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K I would like to know how you guys are using your vleaf
I rarely load in less-than-full chambers, though I don't pack very tightly, and not above the metal chamber rim.
80+% of the time, I use Green temp setting, sometimes higher to finish but I back off on those earlier so as not to get charring.
I'm using D-dave screen alternative.
I'll finish in one sitting or stretch it out, just a hit now and then over the course of some gardening. Dry or water tool, dealer's choice.

One behavior I do follow all the time; Back off (release) the fire button as I feel the vapor get heavier. I think the Go is not strong enough in the "regulation" department to be trusted with power on at any of the 3 settings for a slow (oh, yeah usually sip it, not rip it too hard), extended draw time. It is possible to get that "almost combusted" taste/color, etc, even on Green, so that little bit of human touch (feeling when to click it off) can make all the difference. You can always click it back on for a few secs.! Drawing after the heater is off also helps clear the device of vapor and cool things down a little.
 

Spindle

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K I would like to know how you guys are using your vleaf

do you do long hits like 10-20secs?

or lil <5 sec sips here and there?
The convection oven can cause the material to combust when the hit is too hard and too long. To avoid this, medium length, and gentle inhale works best.
- I use only with a medium size clear glass bong through water. I'm not interested in using it natively, the vapor is too hot for me. I'm likely an outlier in this regard since the Go is a portable.
- Most days I consume just a pinch of flower. Occasionally I fill it almost to the top of the chamber for use over an evening. Packing doesn't matter much, but avoid tight packing, since this can produce combustion. I don't use a grinder, and use my fingers to create a medium grind.
- Pay attention to the red glow from the two side vents. Once it glows red, time to toke. When it takes too long to turn red, or the glow isn't bright, time to recharge. Observing the glow provides more useful information than the LED's. This only works in low light.
-I have a second Go, and keep one charged at all times. When the battery is low on the first Go, I switch to the second. Occasionally I've had to switch material mid session, the battery can deplete rapidly. It's not a problem to transfer from one Go to another since the scoop is built in.
-I rarely use alcohol to clean it. A quick brushing works fine. It's advised to occationally remove the oven, open it and blow out material that gets stuck.
-I have the DDave screen mod but don't need it. Since I've been paying close attention to how the cap is removed and replaced, the screen hasn't been falling off. Also, I don't fill the bowl to the rim. But I'm not certain why the screen has been staying on.
-Stirring the material does little if anything. It can result in perhaps one additional thin toke.
-Green setting is fine most of the time. Occationally I finish off with red.

For my needs it's all about efficient micro-dosing. I hope that Vivant stays on course with this modular design.
 
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readyman

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LIKE the Go very much however their Rift vape is a monster for kief wax and flower all at ounce on demand but its a pain to clean
 
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LIKE the Go very much however their Rift vape is a monster for kief wax and flower all at ounce on demand but its a pain to clean
Thanks for the tip, but "a pain to clean" I've got covered. Well covered.......

Regards to all.

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fogbank

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I almost gave up on the VLeaf Go. Initial impressions were positive - lots of vapor, almost instant heat up, etc... I found the performance degrading slowly, to the point that I no longer felt the Go was worth keeping in rotation. I decided to give it one last go, filling the bowl to about 75% capacity and leaving it very loosely packed. The battery died during the first draw, so I popped it on the charger. I pulled it right off of the charger and took a long, slow draw - instant vapor, huge cloud. I finished the bowl and was very satisfied with the vape's performance. Since then I have been able to reproduce the great results, but a fully charged battery is a must for me. Considering the size and cost of this vape, and the convection heating, I feel that the battery will be the weak point of this vape. For me a fully charged battery will be reduced to yellow in about 1 or 2 sessions. Keeping the battery fully charged has allowed me to discover the value point in this vape. I think that in the long run the battery in this vape may give out before the heater or the electronics do, but at $70 it is worth the cost.
 

Thunderstealer1337

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ok ive changed completely the way i use this thing,

before i would hold button down for about 15-20 seconds with constant draw.... get huge clouds

now i heat for 5-10 secs, sip, reheat 5 secs sip repeat.....i do not inhale when button is pressed
 

Joe

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Just got my Go a few days ago and have been pretty much using exclusively for testing sake. I've got to say this is my new running around vape.

Cheap, high performance, decent taste, good cloud production, discretion and ease of use really make this an excellent value imo.

A little hot on the lips at times (even on green) but if you adjust the location of the draw through your mouth you can minimize the effects on your lips (hard to explain, but keep the hot stream to your throat, not in your mouth - draw intensity and speed can control this).

A better cooling system and a replaceable battery (I'm gettin about 4-5 microdose bowls before performance drops off - which is fine for my needs) would make this a REALLY good vape.

I've mainly been using on green and notice lots of heat, takes a little longer to brown the load but it maintains very nice terpy tastes. I tend to sip this one at low temps and savour the flavour, which is better than I was expecting with this vape, very pleasurable. After a few bowls the performance drops off a bit and I up the temp to brown for a couple rips. I haven't tried it on red yet.

It's very nice to bring out and about because it just looks like one of them fandangled electronic cigarettes, there's no glass, and it's a closed system. All I need to bring with me is the Go and a small stash. Before the Go, this spot on the roster was filled by my dynavap, which I now notice is not discreet at all (kinda anti-discreet) in comparison. It's still cool, but the full convection, discreet vape pen Go really makes microdosing flower on the go effortless and care-free.

Now I just hope the thing lasts.
 

RustyOldNail

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Now I just hope the thing lasts.
It won’t. Unfortunately, as is the case with any NON-replaceable lithium battery device. The best of these batteries get 300-500 charge cycles. With some devices, users can sometimes figure a way to open and replace them. One of the reasons the device is inexpensive. Enjoy em while they last.
 
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vapviking

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It won’t. Unfortunately, as is the case with any NON-replaceable lithium battery device. The best of these batteries get 300-500 charge cycles. With some devices, users can sometimes figure a way to open and replace them. One of the reasons the device is inexpensive. Enjoy em while they last.
With other vapes in the rotation, I charge the Go maybe once a day on average, so if I can get 400-500 days out of a $56 vape, that's fine with me!
 

b0h

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Just got this vape and I'm impressed. As everyone says a better cooling system and interchangeable batteries will make this vape awesome but for the price it defo is a great vape. Now I throw it in my bag everytime I go out, cheecky vape hits anywhere!!
 
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