VRIPtech Heating Wand (VHW) Review
VRIPtech Heating Wand (VHW) Vaporizer
This review sums up the Pros and Cons of the VHW or VRIPtech Heating Wand. The VHW is a brand new model from VRIPtech and is unique in it's function. Combining the VHW's all glass vapor path with a water tool yields very nice tasting vapor. Read the rest of the review for more info. We at VapeNow.com hope you find it helpful and informative.
THE BOTTOM LINE: The VHW or VRIPtech Heating Wand, represents a big change for all the people who would love to vaporize but did not want to give up their water tools or to use bags or whips. The VHW allows you to retrofit any of your water tools so that you can vaporize in the manner that is familiar to you. I have met quite a few patients who thought vaporizing from a hose or bag just wasn’t natural for them and the VHW provides them with a healthy and effective alternative.
Asides from the Vapolution, this is the only other vaporizer with an all glass vapor path. While it has been proven that ceramic, stainless steel, and aluminum are credible heat sources, I believe that glass is the best material to use because it has no chance of off-gassing and delivers the best flavor when it comes to the vapor. It is the same reason high end water tools are not made of ceramic, aluminum, or stainless steel, they all alter taste to a certain extent, no matter how minor it may be.
If you take a closer look at the VHW itself, you will notice a few features that make it a cut above the rest. The heating element is a high powered, ceramic based heating element that is then encapsulated in glass. You will also notice that there are 5 rings just outside the heating element which assist in strengthening the sequential venturi effect. The venturi effect is what gives the VHW greater vaporizing efficiency by first causing the air to swirl and rotate (thus cooking the vaporizing material more evenly) and then the air is forced to compress into a smaller area which speeds up air flow which allows the air to maintain its heat better. A good example of something NOT utilizing the venturi effect would be your stove top. If you hold your hand over one inch over the stove, it feels very hot. When you hold your hand 6 inches over the stove, the sensation of heat is greatly diminished. The venturi effect allows the VHW to keep the heat of the heating element closer to the heat that actually touches the vaporizing material, thus improving vaporizing efficiency.
Enough about the technology, let’s get to the performance aspect. The VHW produces the cleanest and tastiest vapor that I have experienced with any vaporizer. The VHW makes a very tight seal with the VCB (vaporization chamber bowl) intake that connects to your water tool giving you a very high vapor to air ratio. The VRIP PWT (Pro Water Tool) also allows you to add crushed ice which makes the vaporizing experience even more enjoyable. Dry vapor is not as harsh on your throat as smoke, but moisturized vapor is even less harsh. If you want absolutely the cleanest, tastiest, vaporizing experience, look no further than the all glass, modular set up of the VRIP VHW. I have been vaping since 1997 and always loved the all glass VRIP set ups but disliked the heat gun. Now you can have the best of both worlds minus the hideous heat gun.
The VHW itself does not need to be cleaned. The VCB also does not need to be cleaned but changing the screen from time to time will improve airflow. The glass water tool can be cleaned with some isopropyl alcohol.
Tips-This is a very user friendly vaporizer but here are a few tips that can help you get the most out of the VHW: