**Disclaimer: These are modded-out Da Buddha Vaporizers. Your Elev8 Warranty will definitely be voided, but I can guarantee that the ramp up in performance will definitely be worth it! **
The ball mod done on these is done with 3mm Ruby Balls, that won't melt to your heater. A good temperature setting to start with for these is at about half power. You can find half power by turning the dial all the way to max, and coming halfway back down. Then, go up slowly from there until you reach your desired temperature. The unit should be left to warm up for a minimum of 15 minutes prior to use, to allow the rubies to become fully & evenly heat-soaked, for a superior vaping experience.
Elev8 set out to develop a more affordable desktop unit after the success of their Silver Surfer - but didn't want to sacrifice the durability, ease-of-use and great flavour SSV fans are used to. So, the Da Buddha is based on the same ceramic heating element, and glass-on-glass design of the original Silver Surfer. The Da Buddha offers great functionality and a durable experience at a very reasonable price. To suit their more budget-conscious customers, they've included a lightweight aluminum temperature control knob, outsourced some manufacturing, created a simple - but durable - hemp/polyester blend padded carrying bag, and standardized the glass components. Final assembly and testing is performed at their Colorado Springs factory.
The Da Buddha Vehicle has a ceramic heating element that provides even, convective heat, which helps reduce the risk of combustion. This element is long lasting, with an extremely fast heat up time, and is oxidation and degradation resistant. The ceramic heater is the foundation of all Elev8's devices, and they're the first company in the industry to offer this type of ceramic heater.
The DBV's glass-on-glass components provide great tasting inhale, as well as easy cleaning access. They are handmade pieces, that are fully customizable & can fit a variety of add-ons. These glass-on-glass connections are the signature of Elev8's devices and the Da Buddha is no exception. The DBVs ground glass allows you to lock the wand in place with a small twist, providing hands-free use.
The DBV, like the SSV is a very simple product to repair, adjust & tweak. All it's parts are available separately in case any future repairs are needed.
The DBV is made from 1/4 inch thick aircraft-grade aluminum housing, ensuring it's durability & strength. It also has a durable finish, so it won't scratch or fade. The DBV is available in Silver or powder coated Black
The DBV is extremely versatile. The temperature is adjustable & can be customized to fit your chosen herbal blend, as well as your personal inhale speed/preference. Simply
remove the knob to set the indicator wherever your "sweet spot" is, and replace the knob when you're done. They've left out numbered settings, so that you can find the temperature that works best for you. Try to adjust to 12:00 (pointing straight up), or another position that you'll remember easily.
It comes in a padded storage bag made of the same Hempster material as the standard SSV storage bag, that will also double as a carrying/transport bag. The bag is made out of hemp and recycled polyester, with a heavily padded velvet inner lining to protect & cradle the DBV. There are pockets both inside and out, allowing you to carry all the parts and accessories
the DBV needs for everyday use.
Every Da Buddha Vehicle bag comes with a:
• Da Buddha Vehicle assembled, with a borosilicate glass Heater Cover and aluminum knob
• Padded Storage Bag made of a durable hemp and polyester blend called "hempster"
• Packet of 10 Replacement Screens for your Whip Wand
• Full ground glass whip kit
• Stainless Steel Marble Pick
• 3ft Whip Tubing made of food-grade vinyl
*Some photos courtesy of Elev8*