Extreme Vaporizer 2 - do I need a grinder?

Discussion in 'Vaporizers' started by InfectedWithMJ, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. InfectedWithMJ InfectedWithMJ

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    I don't own a grinder - would that be a big problem for my upcoming Extreme Vaporizer 2? I hope manual grinding won't put me at a huge vaping disadvantage.
  2. beezleb878 beezleb878

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    My understanding is it is not necessary but will make it easier. You can just cut it up with scissors but if you get a grinder I recommend getting one with a Kief Catcher.
  3. Enthralling_Greens Enthralling_Greens

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    Its a good investment especially if there is a Kief Catcher. After the Kief Catcher has collected enough crystals you can throw that in the vaporizer and get super baked.
  4. InfectedWithMJ InfectedWithMJ

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    I hope its a good vaporizer and that I can manually put bud apart to use it! I wonder if that magnolia aroma thing can be used with bud to add taste.

    I need to inspect local headshops for a grineder.
  5. 5drive 5drive

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    The consensus is that grinders are better than fingers, but it's not a necessity.

    BTW, what's an Extreme Vaporizer 2? AFAIK the company makes an Extreme and a V-Tower (no bag function).
  6. InfectedWithMJ InfectedWithMJ

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    Eh? Its the tower with digital temp. control, remote control, and it uses both whip and bags and comes with magnolia leaves/flowers or whatever. I read good reviews about it, but my friend's broke quickly. Is it no good? I do not want to waste 300!
  7. 5drive 5drive

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    There is no 'Extreme 2' model advertised anywhere, so I assume the '2' you're referring to is just the Extreme, which is the dual mode, whip/bag, model. The V-Tower is the Extreme without the bag filling capability.

    The Extreme | Arizer - Extreme

    The V-Tower | Arizer - V-Tower

    You've got quite a bit of glass, plus a fan, digital processor and remote. So there's quite a bit to go wrong. You do get a 2 yr. warranty, and the company stands behind the product, but it's far from the reliability of a passive, analog whip model, where you mostly have to worry only about the heater (extremely reliable) and temp dial.
  8. InfectedWithMJ InfectedWithMJ

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    Yes, thanks for correcting me. What is the general opinion on the unit? Is it unreliable overall? I had Vapolution vaporizer before - I hope this one is a better buy.
  9. 1406 1406

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    I use a simple rosewood grinder with my extreme, no keif catcher or whatnot, just some pegs and some wood. Works perfectly. I would recommend one; ground up bud allows for better air flow, better hits, and more even heating.

    As with the Extreme itself, I love the unit and all the gadgets, but to be frank I use it more as a portable, so a lot of shit can break. They make a cool teflon/silicon coated shatter-proof / heat resistant cyclone bowl for the top which I invested in.

    Otherwise, I've been through two remotes, two elbow pieces, about three feet of rubber tubing, and lots of electrical tape.

    :2cents: The Extreme itself is an awesome unit, a fair price, and a remarkably sturdy stainless steel. However, there are a LOT of parts to this thing (not all mandatory, all you need is a bowl, the vaporizer, power supply, and tubing). As for the grinder, also not mandatory, but worth the $20 investment.

    Also, Arizer provides top notch customer service, and international discrete shipping.
  10. InfectedWithMJ InfectedWithMJ

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    Oh man, I ordered that $300 package from gotvape.com and it has a ton of stuff included. So, a lot of stuff broke for you? How did tubing break? My Vapolution tubing never broke - I broke bowls by stepping on them and after 2 and a half years the unit just died.

    What are safety tips with the Extreme? I want to keep it break-free as long as possible! It's going to be here on Wednesday!
  11. GotLucy GotLucy

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    it is my opinion that every semi-frequent smoker have a grinder for many reasons. ditto on the kief catcher. you will find it handy in many situations ;)

    in your case not necessary but def. better-- the more surface area of the particles, the more vaping happens, more even heating, etc.
  12. 1406 1406

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    Don't be discouraged; you're going to love your Extreme. I didn't personally break every piece, but a lot of glass pieces were broken at parties. That is my own fault though, it is designed as a home unit not a portable.

    The body of the Extreme is metal, so you don't have a lot to worry about.

    Enjoy your new vap!
  13. OldTimeToker OldTimeToker

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    It mostly depends on what kind of herb is it. Most headies just crumble when you break it up so you dont even need a grinder, but for lower quality weed it might not break up as easy. Whether you use a grinder or not, its not gonna make the biggest difference in the world. As I grew older I started using the vaporizer for health reasons, but no it wont put you at a disadvantage at all you'll be fine bro :p

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