HOW TO USE
Very forgiving and easy to learn
The ELEV8R has few parts, the part you heat up is called the vape tip, this is attached to either the vape wand or the water pipe adapter (all have screens) with the included sick clip.
First, let’s go over use with dry herb. You can grind it super fine or throw in a whole bud, it’s like a Sticky Brick, you can do whatever. I load about 1/4” to 3/4” of herb. It is really forgiving, you can fully load it up or not so much, I’d advise loading more in there as it’ll be easier to stir.
Heating time will vary based on your torch. With mine, I heat for about 35 seconds, I tried different durations with a timer and found this is the best. Now I don’t use a timer I just count and then inhale. I much prefer to use the water pipe adapter even though the flavor through the wand is better. After your hit just shake it a couple times to stir the load. There are two screens, one at the bottom of the bowl of course and also one at the bottom of the tip that keeps debris from getting up in there. This makes it really easy to stir between hits and helps out with efficiency.
If you heat for too long you can combust the herb in the ELEV8R. I’ve never really come close but if I felt it was on the edge, I’d just stop drawing on it. Be careful when you’re done with your hit as the glass retains heat for a couple minutes. Either let it sit on the water piece to cool or sit it propped up on the sick clip.
To use concentrates put some right on the included flavor disk, then just gently drop it down into the bowl. It can get kind of jammed sideways in there so be careful. I heat it for one full minute with concentrates. It can take a while to produce vapor due to the fact that it is pure convection heating, so don’t go too hard too soon.
Overall, I find this really easy to use compared to some of the other torch-based vapes. The ELEV8R is very forgiving and very easy to learn. It’s also really easy to clean. The glass wand, water pipe adapter and tip can all clean up in seconds with salt and isopropyl alcohol. The main screen will need to be changed every now and then, but they’re cheap. I wouldn’t recommend cleaning the ceramic flavor disk, they're also pretty inexpensive and are one of those things that are better to replace than to maintain.
Just as easy to use with dry herb as it is with shatter
The ELEV8R truly is one of the chosen ones in this category. You can just as easily use this piece with dry herb as you can with shatter. I’m not even really sure which one it performs better with, probably dry herb but I prefer herb in general so maybe I’m a little biased there. You can also do a combo hit, put in some bud and the flavor disk with some concentrate and tear it up! This is a master-level technique though, for the true vape samurai out there.
EASE OF USE
Requires very little technique compared to some other vaporizers
Compared to something like the ArGo it’s so totally different that it’s tough to compare, but I still find it really easy to use. After watching the video to see the team at 7th Floor use it, I had it figured out in a couple of bowls by timing it. Now I get optimal results 90% of the time. It requires very little technique compared to some other vaporizers.
Depends on the torch size
This will really depend on the torch size, the one I used for testing wasn’t huge. With a big powerful torch it would probably heat up in ten seconds. For dabs it needs to be a little hotter, but it still doesn’t take too long. It’s about the same time as my ceramic domeless nail. I am pretty happy with it. The heat up time is not really a weak point although some other vapes are faster.
Incredibly pure and lively with no coloring whatsoever
The vapor quality from the ELEV8R is absolutely top shelf when you use it correctly. It’s so incredibly pure and lively, no coloring whatsoever as the whole device is glass. It’s also easy to keep clean and always get that same A+ taste. I found the wand to be a little too warm for me, though I do appreciate taking lower temperature hits through it because the flavor is insane. Through water, it is very smooth.
Not once did I find it at all harsh. The hits can be huge, the hits can be small, it’s totally up to you. The dry herb hits were all surprisingly large. I thought I combusted a few times but that wasn’t the case, it was just thick pure convection vapor. Concentrate hits can be large too, just be sure to heat up your tip for a good while.
Better suited for use around the home
It isn’t very stealthy, you need a good sized torch and it takes a lot of heating. This is a vape that is much better suited for use around the home, not so much out in public.
High marks for effects
The ELEV8R gets high marks for effects. The full convection and ramp-up heating will leave you experiencing the best of each strain you vape. In this sense, it can be a great vape for medical patients.
Herb and concentrate will both go a long way
Dry herb use is very efficient with the ELEV8R. Shaking it to stir the load is so easy and effective that you’ll shake it after every hit so it produces every possible bit of vapor. It may even dethrone the Sticky Brick in this category. Concentrates will go a long way too. It seems to be really efficient with the flavor disc but it’s tough to really judge as more concentrates seep into the disc over time.
Feels well-built and not cheap
It’s very simple, there really isn’t much to go over here, it’s just well crafted glass. The clip holds things together securely. The screen in my wand is slightly wonky compared to the water pipe adapter. Overall it feels well-built and not cheap.
Tremendous vapor and efficiency for the price
It might seem expensive since it’s so simple, but you get tremendous vapor and efficiency, this can’t be said for some other vapes that cost twice as much as the ELEV8R.
The vapor quality is absolutely superb, the flavor is as pure as it gets. It’s also very fun to use, it gives me the same feeling as when I used a Sticky Brick for the first time. It’s easy to stir up by shaking and it is effective, so it gets the highest marks for efficiency. I used it 50/50 for herb and shatter, there are almost no other vapes I can pull that off with. The all-glass design allows you to watch the vapor from its creation, it feels like a science experiment gone very, very right!
You have to be careful after use as the glass tip will be extremely hot. At first, I had nightmares about putting the wrong end in my mouth 😟, but now that I’ve spent a while using it that’s no longer a worry. The box and instructions were bourgeois and gave a poor first impression, in other words, amazing vape, shitty packaging. I want to see a kit offered without the wand, it would be even less expensive and I’d be ok without it. Herb hits do have a maximum size, you can only draw so much warm air over the bud before you have to stop to avoid having the herb combust.
Some of the cleanest and purest flavors you’ll get
7th Floor knocked it out of the park with this one, it really makes you think about what a vaporizer is on a fundamental level. What they’ve achieved here with something so basic is truly amazing. The hits are very large, really strong, and they’re made of some of the cleanest and purest flavors you’ll get from any piece on the market today. It is very enjoyable to use and for many people that is a quality that dictates what becomes their go-to vaporizer. The ELEV8R is absolutely a vaporizer that I will continue to use in the future.