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Splinter Z

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Re: Splinter Z
« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2018, 02:47:09 PM »
Have a splinter from Vapefiend...loving taste on low watts

So Iím interested

Just have to follow along and wait till Z is ready

Re: Splinter Z
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2018, 02:45:07 PM »
Can't decide whether I want to introduce another milaana to the family with the 2, or grab up an exotic splinter z....decisions decisions!

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Re: Splinter Z
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2018, 01:33:04 AM »
Can't decide whether I want to introduce another milaana to the family with the 2, or grab up an exotic splinter z....decisions decisions!

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Re: Splinter Z
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2018, 11:26:31 AM »
My Exotic Splinter Z just shipped.  Outstanding Ryan!

Hey everybody, you can actually buy this crown jewel of RastabuddahTao, right now on his website!

Re: Splinter Z
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2018, 06:48:19 PM »
Hey folks... Thanks to all for selling out the Splinter Z in record time!  Over the last few days the Zion's share of them shipped.  The Z-team beta guys need theirs along with a few that are still pending due to some wood and high flow unit shortages.  Working hard to get the rest out in the next few days which should make for a weekend of Z clouds.  Wood selection is now limited to Bubinga until the next run of wood in a few weeks.  More Zion heaters should be arriving early next week so more should be available in 2-3 weeks.  Until then there are plenty of Splinter US (exotic wood and heavy wall German glass like the Z), Mi2 and XLx's for sale.

I have to confess that I have been thinking back over the Z-team early days.... farting grammas, puking bikers, high Yodas and a whole bunch of highdeas.  It was hard to admit Zion was just an R&D test bed... but that is all it really needed to be.  A big block of wood to house a new technology that takes advantage of a High Surface Area heater that could rapidly get to temperature with fully saturated air that the experts said was dope.... but what a garage shop half ass piece of crap wood around that great heater tech lol.... But I was smart enough to kill Zion before it killed RBT and strong willed enough to push through the shit show of getting them out... magnets falling out, units stuck on high temperature, hundreds of hours of routing, soldering and sanding.... honing the skills and designs for Milaana.... which bore improvements with Splinter... who called on an old friend Zion to make the Z.  Now that infamous Zion tech has the improvements of Milaana heater optimizations, Mi2 and Splinters pressure drop improvements and oooooooh that Phat Ass German Glass and exotic woods really brings the flagship to a respectable form factor.  So, she is back like bell bottoms with more flare than ever.  Such a fitting way to fill out the product line.

So so so many people have helped throughout the years donating your free time to advance the spirit of RastaBuddhaTao.  You all know who you are and please know how grateful I am to you all... collectively your literally saved my life by supporting my crazy dream.  To all of you who tried to stop me... you will make living well so so so much sweeter ;)  #FuckCorporateAmerica

Peace,
Ryan

Re: Splinter Z
« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2018, 11:33:24 AM »
Thank you for keeping positive enough to push through all the bullshit. I'm so happy everything is coming together Ryan. I've been stink eyeing the mailman everyday. Lol.

Re: Splinter Z
« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2018, 08:58:57 AM »
Hey folks... sorry for the delay but all Splinter Z Beta units are in the mail.  Please use this forum to discuss your usage and techniques with the Z.  Hoping to form a little community here of users that can share their experiences and feedback.  I will be getting one of the Z's from the current batch that is being built for VF so I will be joining in soon.

Peace,
Ryan

Re: Splinter Z
« Reply #37 on: October 07, 2018, 12:19:34 PM »
Disappointing live stream last night. First impression comments on the Z without working out the kinks, and a LOT of avoidable kinks, seemed off-brand for 420vapezone.
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Re: Splinter Z
« Reply #38 on: October 09, 2018, 07:10:57 PM »
Just got my splinter Z, thanks Ryan! I will post my thoughts once I have a few days with it, but first impressions are it looks amazing and was able to take a couple huge hits on my first bowl. I had to kick up the wattage about 8 watts itís shows resistance of .39 vs my splinter which was around .27 I believe. The Z lives on!!

Re: Splinter Z
« Reply #39 on: December 26, 2018, 09:02:59 AM »
Been cranking my Z for a little while now. Getting flavorful vapor from anywhere between 32 and 42 Watts. I like to start off low and let the heat build up with me while I enjoy the full spectrum of flavor. Iíve been tempted by the TC settings everyone is talking about but I find that the simplicity and efficiency of using the Splinter in VW mode leaves little to be desired....I canít imagine that temp control will offer much more flavorful or even smoother vapor. One thing to note; I noticed that when I go to rotate my stem after a good draw, the friction between the glass joint and the Heater can cause slight rotation/displacement of the internal glass portion of the heater....something to be mindful of.

Re: Splinter Z
« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2019, 09:06:40 PM »
Where do you guys recommend getting replacement/aftermarket stems? The stems on these are pretty universal, aren't they?

Re: Splinter Z
« Reply #41 on: April 21, 2019, 02:42:00 AM »
Vgoodiez has usually got various stems for the splinter. Its tejnically a 19mm joint, but i have used 18mm pieces just fine