- Ceramic heater
- Borosilicate glass parts
- Food grade whip
- Baseplate is cheap
- No hands free attachment
DaBuddha Vaporizer: The Perfect Zen?
A few years after the introduction of the Silver Surfer Vaporizer, 7th Floor noticed that cheap knockoffs were arriving on our shores. They didn’t function the same, didn’t taste as good, and surely were not made to last; they had a price point to match. To combat these nefarious no-gooders, 7th Floor created the Da Buddha Vaporizer. They started with the heart and soul of the SSV: the awesome ceramic heating element from the SSV, and created a stripped down version of the rest of the unit. They wanted to make sure this vape functioned exactly the same as the SSV, but at ⅔ the price.
They crushed it. But it wasn’t really difficult to crush.
Unless you pack the wand completely full, you should be able to inhale normally and easily. This vape flows really well. Since the unit isn’t fan-driven and the airflow is completely up to you, if the heat is on high and you inhale too slowly, the air has more time to heat up around the ceramic element; it could possibly get too hot, hot enough to combust. Easy fix: inhale faster, or turn the heat down. It will take you a moment to find what level your particular draw rate needs. Once you find the sweet spot, remove the knob, align the indicator to 12 o’clock, press the knob back on, and you will always know exactly what your proper setting is. The learning curve is swift and easy, and something you will probably forget about until you have a friend over that pulls differently.The DBV uses the same quality ¼ inch aluminum housing as an SSV, a clear borosilicate glass wand, heater cover and mouthpiece, ceramic heating element, and food grade tubing. The tubing for the DBV (and SSV) could be a bit longer; another foot would be amazing. The baseplate is super cheap plastic, and can definitely break if dropped. They could have definitely used a different plastic that allowed them to save money but also didn’t suck. The knob is also cheap-o plastic, but the mechanism it operates is the same high quality as the SSV. A padded travel bag is also included with padded interior pockets for your glass. It comes in standard silver anodized, or black powder coating for $20 more. They have a run of red powdercoated units currently on their site(+$20), but its not clear if this is a permanent option or simply a test run. The DBV is exactly the same as the SSV, just with a vertical housing, less paint, and clear glass. All things considered, this vape is a killer deal compared to the SSV.
So at its core, this is a fantastic vape. If you don’t want to customize every single element but want something that works great, the DBV is absolutely the vape for you. It could be the best deal on the market, nothing in this price point hits as hard.
This purchase will make you smile. For Years.
|VERDICT: For the price, this could be the best vape on the market.|