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Vinson Puffco

Puffco Vince
Manufacturer
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Would love a post with some examples of your products, pics are most welcome.

Also thanks for joining VA, Welcome.
 

Vinson Puffco

Puffco Vince
Manufacturer
The Puffco Plus is an all inclusive, first of its kind, pocket nail designed to deliver highly potent, flavorful, and discreet vapor. Use the Dart to easily load a dose at a time and instantly experience full spectrum effects.

Plus Chamber is a larger all-ceramic chamber means less time reloading and more time puffing. The Plus chamber contains no glues or exposed metals. Puffco’s new chamber has been engineered to optimize capacity and flavor. Great taste is guaranteed.

The Puffco Plus Dart was designed for durability and with regular cleaning you'll have no trouble getting months of usage out of your Dart. But replacing Darts has never been easier with our 3-pack ensuring you are getting premium, unadulterated flavor every puff, every pass.

The Puffco SuperCharger was redesigned specifically with our heavy users in mind.

The Puffco Prism is our revolutionary wax container that we designed specifically to fit the needs of today’s concentrate connoisseur. Simply use the dart to remove a pre-measured dose from the Prism and secure your mouthpiece. Over and under filling is a thing of the past. We’ve given you the perfect way to load your device without delay.

Now the Puffco Plus battery can be fully charged in under 35 minutes! *Standard 510 threading* **Compatible with Puffco+ only**

The Puffco Pro 2 is durable and reliable. Fill the large capacity chamber and experience enhanced vapor production from the best looking vape pen on the market.

Pro 2 has a coil based atomizer features a large capacity tapered bowl which eliminates waste and assists with cleaning.

A special ceramic blend is utilized to enhance vapor production. No Glues, No Plastics, No Fibers.

Puffco Pro ceramic atomizers are custom-designed to deliver the biggest and cleanest puffs around. The extra-large size chamber allows our customers to load the right amount for their needs, while our custom ceramic based heating element delivers the purest vapor and the easiest clean-up in the industry.

*Compatible with Puffco Pro only *The Puffco Pro is no longer in production as a full unit, however all batteries/chargers are covered under a one year manufacturer's warranty and will be replaced with a Plus battery and new Super Charger at our cost if defective.




 

GreenHopper

20 going on 60
The Puffco Plus is an all inclusive, first of its kind, pocket nail designed to deliver highly potent, flavorful, and discreet vapor. Use the Dart to easily load a dose at a time and instantly experience full spectrum effects.

Plus Chamber is a larger all-ceramic chamber means less time reloading and more time puffing. The Plus chamber contains no glues or exposed metals. Puffco’s new chamber has been engineered to optimize capacity and flavor. Great taste is guaranteed.

The Puffco Plus Dart was designed for durability and with regular cleaning you'll have no trouble getting months of usage out of your Dart. But replacing Darts has never been easier with our 3-pack ensuring you are getting premium, unadulterated flavor every puff, every pass.

The Puffco SuperCharger was redesigned specifically with our heavy users in mind.

The Puffco Prism is our revolutionary wax container that we designed specifically to fit the needs of today’s concentrate connoisseur. Simply use the dart to remove a pre-measured dose from the Prism and secure your mouthpiece. Over and under filling is a thing of the past. We’ve given you the perfect way to load your device without delay.

Now the Puffco Plus battery can be fully charged in under 35 minutes! *Standard 510 threading* **Compatible with Puffco+ only**

The Puffco Pro 2 is durable and reliable. Fill the large capacity chamber and experience enhanced vapor production from the best looking vape pen on the market.

Pro 2 has a coil based atomizer features a large capacity tapered bowl which eliminates waste and assists with cleaning.

A special ceramic blend is utilized to enhance vapor production. No Glues, No Plastics, No Fibers.

Puffco Pro ceramic atomizers are custom-designed to deliver the biggest and cleanest puffs around. The extra-large size chamber allows our customers to load the right amount for their needs, while our custom ceramic based heating element delivers the purest vapor and the easiest clean-up in the industry.

*Compatible with Puffco Pro only *The Puffco Pro is no longer in production as a full unit, however all batteries/chargers are covered under a one year manufacturer's warranty and will be replaced with a Plus battery and new Super Charger at our cost if defective.




Awesome job thanks fella, appreciate the effort. :thumbsup:
 

herbivore21

Well-Known Member
If anyone has anything they want to engage in about Puffco and our amazing products please don't hesitate to hit me up! I'm very grateful to be here and would love to learn and share more about the dab community.
Oh man, I am glad to see you here! I have a Puffco+ and it is undoubtedly the tastiest pen I've used - but I want to know more about the materials involved. Normally we try to keep this sort of discussion over in the Vaporizer Safety Thread so if you don't mind, I'd like to start a thread over there and tag you to ask a few questions?

The dart design is outstanding. Putting a dabber in the mouthpiece/cap is so helpful for true portability.
 

herbivore21

Well-Known Member
Yes you can!
Thank you sir!

@herbivore21's Puffco Plus Material Safety/Queries thread.

Figured this should be linked to from here as @Vinson Puffco did a great job responding to @herbivore21's detailed queries.

Thanks for Intel guys :thumbsup:
Thank you also my friend! Great idea to link here. @Vinson Puffco has indeed been very helpful over in the Puffco + safety thread! I love that we have already had this level of engagement with vendors here, I look forward to much more of this :biggrin:

Imagine if we eventually end up with a comprehensive vape safety thread with all of our favorite vapes materials etc detailed by their various manufacturers? That would be a beautiful thing :science:
 
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momofthegoons

Vapor Accessory Addict
Staff member


Spent the morning 'getting to know' my Puffco Plus. :ko: Really a nice portable for an 'instant dab.' It comes with the little pick inside to load it which is a real handy feature. I haven't broken in the Prism yet... but can see where the little individual compartments will make things much easier on the go.

It took me a little bit to get used to putting a smaller amount in. I'm used to the coil type of pens where you can load a bit in there and go rather than a single dab at a time. But the Puffco Plus is really efficient and, now that I have the hang of it, I see using it often. Love the ceramic bowl atty.

I do have one question. Besides not overloading and finishing your dab, are there any tips at keeping this atty clean? Do you swab it or just let it burn off? It's not an issue now, but I'm thinking future.
 

Vinson Puffco

Puffco Vince
Manufacturer
Cleaning your Puffco chamber is easier than ever:

To alleviate any slight clogs and get any reclaim out of your chamber you can try unscrewing the mouthpiece and holding the pen upside down over a paper towel or your prism, initiate Sesh Mode for a cycle or two allowing any bi product to drip out of the holes in chamber and onto the paper towel or Prism. You may have to repeat this process a few time depending on how heavy of a clog you've experienced but I do recommend letting the pen cool every 2-3 Sesh Mode cycles as the pen will warm up! Cleaning is dependent on the user: if you are a heavy Puffco user we recommend cleaning every 4-5 uses.

The dart is held into the mouthpiece by a small black silicone grommet making it removable, for easy cleaning. Be fairly gentle as the dart itself is made of ceramic. To remove the dart you can push it out of the mouthpiece by pushing through the top of the mouthpiece with a cotton swab.

The dart itself can be cleaned using ISO, though you should not soak any gunmetal parts of the unit in any alcohol based cleaning solutions.

The battery and threading can be cleaned of any leaked product using a paper towel or cotton swab dipped in ISO. That should help alleviate any sticky mess and should not affect the performance of the battery itself.

Keep me posted how my tips help out and enjoy getting to know that crumble!
 

momofthegoons

Vapor Accessory Addict
Staff member
Puffco has a new product that they're launching; the Puffco Peak. Puffco makes my favorite wax pen and I really like their atomizer style. So this intrigues me a bit. It appears they used the same ceramic well design on it. Not sure that I would consider this a portable in the sense that I'd be out in public with it, but I can see the appeal for someone who wants a more portable unit around the house. I haven't seen a price mentioned anywhere and it's not up on their website yet.

From their Instagram feed:

Since 2013, we’ve been striving to create the best possible platform for concentrate consumption. The day has finally arrived where we set that standard higher than ever before. We’re pleased to announce the Puffco Peak, the first-ever smart rig. The apex of quality flavor, huge clouds and convenience, without compromising any of them. No torches, no hassle, just push a button and get the same exact experience you’re used to with a typical rig. 20 second average heat up times, cold loading ability to avoid frantic timing, and cup-holder friendly sizing are a few of the many details the Peak possesses. One of most radical changes is the Intelligent temperature calibration, which automatically adjusts heat based on its current temperature. This means the person you pass it to gets the same exact experience without having to change a thing, making group dab sessions practical. We climbed the mountain, and threw a ladder back down for others to come and enjoy the view. Welcome to the Peak. Reservations are first come first serve on January 15th, and shipments start in February.

And some other info I've found on it:


And a promo from Puffco. Gives you a good look at the atty.:

 

momofthegoons

Vapor Accessory Addict
Staff member
Well... the price has been released on this. It comes in at $379.99. Which puts it out of my price range. This is portable however..... and I can see the appeal of that.

I'm withholding further comment until someone has actually tried it and there's some feedback.
 

Vitolo

Vaporist
I'm withholding further comment until someone has actually tried it and there's some feedback.
That would be me.
The device has great flavor, and heats up superfast so you can always load your dab cold.
That is like the pens... except that this boasts a large cup to place the concentrate in, and is super easy to clean completely between dabs.
You clean it while still warm, with a swipe of a q-tip.
 

momofthegoons

Vapor Accessory Addict
Staff member
That would be me.
So Vito.... do you give it a thumb's up? :biggrin:

The shut off time seems a bit fast... would you have taken another hit if it had stayed on?

I will say it seems like a fun little unit. All the videos I saw from Champs of people trying it looked positive. I just wish the price would come down a bit. Perhaps once it's been around a while.
 

Vitolo

Vaporist
would you have taken another hit if it had stayed on?
No.
I would have preferred to shut it off after one hit, then taken the next at my leisure.... but I am happy with the tool.
 

herbivore21

Well-Known Member
This looks very interesting! As above, the pricetag means that I couldn't personally justify the spend on purchasing one. I already have enails for days! :dog:

Looking at the video above, this looks like a very safe design for the atomizer section, which can be disassembled by the user. I want to pass on big kudos for that @Vinson Puffco.

This one also appears to actually maintain a set temp, rather than just running at a set voltage (which inevitably overheats your dab eventually) - this is great to see built into the unit! I would love to see digital control of temperature in 1 degree increments for something that costs this amount in future though.

The ergonomics, size and shape definitely appeal to me. So does that hardcase! Hardcases like that should be mandatory with vapes that include large glass pieces. The whole thing looks excellent! I would love to know more about the internal airpath between the bowl and the glass, since I'd be concerned that this section can get gunked up and may be difficult to clean. Otherwise, I think that this looks like a great design! It looks much better than all of those GE portable nail type things - that is for sure!
 

invertedisdead

trance-form
This looks very interesting! As above, the pricetag means that I couldn't personally justify the spend on purchasing one. I already have enails for days! :dog:

Looking at the video above, this looks like a very safe design for the atomizer section, which can be disassembled by the user. I want to pass on big kudos for that @Vinson Puffco.

This one also appears to actually maintain a set temp, rather than just running at a set voltage (which inevitably overheats your dab eventually) - this is great to see built into the unit! I would love to see digital control of temperature in 1 degree increments for something that costs this amount in future though.

The ergonomics, size and shape definitely appeal to me. So does that hardcase! Hardcases like that should be mandatory with vapes that include large glass pieces. The whole thing looks excellent! I would love to know more about the internal airpath between the bowl and the glass, since I'd be concerned that this section can get gunked up and may be difficult to clean. Otherwise, I think that this looks like a great design! It looks much better than all of those GE portable nail type things - that is for sure![/QUOTE]

I was skeptical like you of that same silicone airpath, but it's actually pretty minimal. The aesthetic shaping of the exterior gave me the impression that the vapor runs down and then up through the glass kuzel, but the path is actually just this short notch that only spans the small distance from the inlet in the atomizer cup to the glass attachment. Here's a photo with a light aimed at the cup to highlight the vapor path.

 

Baron23

Well-Known Member
A review I did on the Peak for another site.

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This is a review of the Puffco Peak that I was loaned for a couple of days. I want to be very careful here as most reviews contain positive as well as negative comments. All of my comments are merely my opinion based on my values and priorities. I really do mean it when I often say we are many and varied and what may appeal to me may not be the same for others and vice versus. One man’s fine wine is another man’s poison. What I may find to be a shortfall, another may view it that I’m calling their favorite baby ugly. The last thing I want to do is to embarrass anybody about purchases that they are happy with. So, if you own a Peak, please do not take any comments personally (talking mostly about the cost discussion below). It’s just one person’s view and you are fully entitled to have a different view that is equally valid for YOU.

The Puffco Peak

So, I have used the Peak a few times now and find it to be a pretty decent product; mechanically, functionally, and aesthetically (we’ll talk financially a bit later).

Very Short story: it works very well in that it delivers good tasting and thick vapor from a dab and what more do you want?

Its small, seemingly well built, feels good to hand, and generates very tasty and pretty thick vapor on the “Green” temp which is 500 F. I haven’t found a need to go higher or lower on the temp as the sugared liver resin and crumble that I have vaped in it just works well at that temp. I carb capped it every time and suggest this to everyone with a Peak or a nail of any sort.

The Device - Mechanics

It feels like a pretty well made device but it’s not perfect. For example, it has yet another “it does it all” single button on the front and that button has a soft rubberized membrane that covers the actual button…this rubberized stuff may not last that long (but I may be wrong) and the button is in a kind of awkward spot for me.

The only indication you have as to mode state and function is a thin lighted strip that runs around the unit. This is the only way you can tell that it’s on, what temp it’s at, and if it’s in dab mode (heating), etc. The indications are not super clear but there really isn’t much to mess with on it and it didn’t take very long to get used to it.

Overall, it has a nice feel to hand and appears to be rather well built…feels pretty solid and fit/finish/symmetry on the one I used was quite good. It’s smaller than I would have thought, but after using it…it’s not too small and actually I see the size being a favorable factor for those who want an easy to hide enail type device.

The instructions said to fill the bubbler with water to just above the air holes and that’s what I did. I did not get much water in my mouth at all and really had to pull hard to get a drop or two. I have no problems with the bubbler. Now, you do have to fill it from the MP end and NOT get water in the middle/lower section. You can pour it in carefully right from the tap and get it right, but I just used a hobby syringe (bought a set on Amazon for cheap and they are very useful for vape cleaning and the like) and distilled water. It doesn’t take very much water at all to be right.

Big Pen or Small Enail

So, is it an enail or a pen type device? The working part of this device is much like a large size Source pen-type atomizers with a cup (think Source Orb 4/Nail and their cup atomizers). Specifically, there is a ceramic plate heater in the atomizer upon which a ceramic cup is rested and which functions as the dab surface. Also, it runs in a timed heat/cool cycle rather than keeping the dab surface hot like a more traditional enail. So, for me…while the performance is very enail like…I rather view this as a hybrid. In terms of mechanicals and degree of integration, it has a lot in common with high end pens. In terms of vape function and vapor, it’s very enail like.

The device is indeed a highly integrated package compared to a full enail rig (with glass, coil, controller, etc.). While not necessarily my cup of tea, it is exactly this high level of integration and ease of use that will enamor many med patients, particularly those with acute conditions looking for solid, hard hitting, enail type concentrate medication. Also, I’m sure that there are a bunch of rec patients, maybe older ones who really never got into the torched nail dab scene or younger ones with a family such that dabbing needs to be quick, easy, and the rig easily hidden away.

Also, the Peak looks nice on a table when you have company over and not like some sort of crack rig science experiment with a very hot exposed coil. I suppose you could manage to burn yourself with a Peak, but you would really have to work at it.

The Device – Operational Function

This is where the Peak seems more pen like than enail like to me. To operate it, you turn it on with a three second push of the button. Then set temps by pushing the button once each time to cycle through the temps (while watching the colors of the LED light strip). Then you put your dab in the ceramic cup, cap it, then press the button twice and it goes into heat mode which is indicated by a vibration and the LED light pulses. About 15-20 seconds heat up time and it vibrates again and then you start to draw and there is a timer that will shut it down. Double click the button again for more time.

I found myself actually drawing a bit before the unit vibrated as I could see my resin bubbling away in there. That is very different than a traditional enail where the dab surface is already up to temp and maintained there and you melt the dab off, cap, and then draw.

Because you have to put the concentrates in before starting the heat cycle, and it needs to be on the bottom of the cup and not wiped on the sides (per the manual) I believe that it may be difficult to impossible to get terp sauce or sticky rosin in there. With coil pen type atomizers, you can sort of just wipe the stuff onto the coil. With a true enail, just melt it off of your dabber. With the Peak, I believe you will want somewhat stable concentrates that you can just drop into the cup. Pull/snap, crumble or budda, hard shatter…that type of stuff will work better, I believe.

The Device – Vapor Function

As mentioned, I ran the Peak on “green” which is 500 degrees (but 500 degrees where…on the ceramic heater or the dab surface of the cup…I suspect the former and I suspect that there is no thermal couple in there and temp is maintained by temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) which is how temp controlled pens work. I found no need to go hotter, personally.

When starting to draw a few seconds before the Peak hit full temp, the first draw in each session was just ok….very tasty but not thick. Second and third draw was killer and very tasty. Number of draws you get depends on how much you load and how hard you want to push it but I was getting the startup draw and then two really good draws from it before q-tipping. When I tried to get a 4th draw, it wasn’t really was worth it.

When I waited until the “at temp” vibration, I got two really nice draws and really nothing if I tried a third draw.

Again, number of draws depends on how much you put in but there really is a reasonable limit to a good dab size. Grain of rice or BB size still works for me. Can you fit more in there…yeah, but why? Later draws don’t taste as good as early ones, too big a dab and it may not melt thinly and evenly across the dab surface, and you will just create more reclaim and splatter if too much is loaded.

I definitely recommend capping it. You could see that in Bud’s LS…as soon as he dropped the cap on the vapor milked. I always recommend capping as its much better performance for really very little additional cost or effort.

Q-tipping worked quite well. The ceramic of the cup seems very smooth and not very porous. If q-tipped immediately when hot, it all sops up very easily and leaves a pretty dang clean cup. (Note, with a bit more use, it is getting stained a bit but I should think that would be expected)

The Cost

Well, here is where the issue is for me…it’s expensive, IMO, for what you get. The Peak is $380.

Meanwhile, for my full up D-nail slim line with the SiC Halo with flat coil and Ti carb cap w-forked dabber/handle...the full monty...and it was $260. Auber RDK-300 w/o coil is $99 so now up to $360. Would be even a bit less if I bought the coil from Auber with the controller rather than from D-nail with the nail. Add in a $40 DHGate water pipe and you are up to $400. So, while I can see the attraction of a nice shrink wrapped packaging of the Peak, for many users, its price may reasonably stop many from wanting this device.

Summary

Wow, a lot of words to say that it’s a well-functioning device, its “shrink wrapped” in terms of integration and overall mechanical design and that will appeal to many. I predict that as MJ goes even more mainstream, we will see more vapes be slickly packaged like the Peak and be more kitchen appliance like in general. But the Peak is pricey and will not supplant a true enail for the diehard dabbing aficionado.
 

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