- Extremely Consistant
- Excellent Taste
- Simple Operation
- 6ft. Power cord is a bit short
Volcano Digit – Expectations Exceeded
It still amazes me that after using vapes for 10 years and as of 2013 I had never used an Volcano. I had listened to the fanboys and naysayers, proclaim greatness and attack its very being equaly. It is a battle that rages on to this day. Its a battle that I watched from afar, and also up close and personally. I became jaded, tired of the constant chatter, the reputation, the inability to own one. There has always been one huge obstacle for me, and that is its cost. This thing, is not cheap. So after so many good and bad vaporizers have come before it in my collection, I finally have a Volcano.
(Entire process sped up to warp speed to show how easy it is)THis vape is from Germany, but we will get back to that in a bit. Its a pretty large convection vape that only works by inflating bags with a forced air system. You load your tobacco or herbs into the fill chamber, and the unit forces hot air over and through your load and fills a bag with a one way valve. that you then use to inhale the contents of the bag.
But wait a minute. THis thing costs nearly $700. That is twice, three times, four times the costs of some vapes. Whats going on here that makes this thing so expensive? And is it worth it?
Lets head back to Germany. Full admission, I have been fortunate enough to live in Germany for a few years of my life(I was born in Chattanooga, in case you were wondering). We all know that BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Audi and Sometimes VW are known for having outstanding quality. This dedication to such high standards is in no way limited to German cars, it is an approach that the german people apply to almost everything in life. Music…notwithstanding. But to this end, to say that something is made in Germany, well it doesn’t just mean something, it almost guarantees something. Rock Solid reliability, smart and efficient design.
The volcano is no different. If your a daily vapor or smoker, you absolutely, positively could not make a better investment. Its build quality is just spot on. Every single piece is well engineered, the design well thought out.
Okay so lets break this thing down. You have the base unit, and the SOlid Valve set, which can be ordered separately. I also have an separate video for the Easy valve set, if you want that, you can fast forward to this part of that video and continue. THe solid valve set comes with ten feet of extra bag length, a removable mouthpiece, and the filling chamber. A brush and set of screens round out the box.
Once you plug the unit in, Oh snap…houston we have a problem…the cord is only 6 ft. for a table top unit, I think we can all agree longer is better so a 10 footer cord is tops. Turn the unit it on an allow it to heat up. This process will take between 2-3 minutes. As it climbs up go ahead and load up your filling chamber with as much as you want. You can load a little, or a lot. Press the filling chamber insert down until its secure, but don’t pack it too tight. If you wish, you can use the LIQUID DISK? When the Volcano has reached temp, go ahead and put the fulling chamber on the top, it doesn’t snap, just kinda…fits…and turn the fan on. Allow the warm air to warm your chamber for a few seconds, and then snap the bag on. the bag should stand tall and begin to inflate. Within seconds you should see vapors and the bag should be full within 30 seconds. Remove both the chamber and bag, and separate. Set the chamber down but not back on the volcano. A valve is keeping the bag sealed, so click in the mouthpeice and now the vapors are ready to enjoy. I usually take the bag in two huge lungfuls, but you might get as many as five hits off of one bag. And when I load the chamber all the way full, I am able to get 3-4 full 2 ft bags.
Inhaling my first bag was a life changing experience. Truly. I have never tasted anything so true, so pure, exactly as it was meant to be. The vapors were gentle on my throat, i barely even noticed them. Nothing I have ever used has been as effective. It was abslutely the pinnacle of my vaping expereince to date. I had high expectations, and the Volcano was able to completely blow past them. It has replaced the silver surfer as my daily driver. That brings up an analogy I had for a friend. Its like the SSV is a vape you drive, and the Volcano is a vape that you are driven in. I used to call my SSV the Cadillac, but now its been relegated to a subaru. And the Volcano…is much more like a Maybach. Pure German awesomeness.
The only possible complaint I can muster about this thing is the cord length. Literally can’t find anything wrong with this vape. I thought the crinkly bag was a sound I didn’t want to introduce to my vaping experience, but now I can honestly say that when I hear it, I know something wonderful is about to happen. If you can afford this vape, get it immediately. If you can’t, start saving. Its a fantastic investment in your future.
|VERDICT: The absolute BEST vaporizer money can buy!|
|Volcano Digit Vaporizer|
|Heat-up time||~ 3 minutes|
|MFR||Storz & Bickel|