Concentrate pad for the Dynavap!
I recently discovered a nice way to avoid getting a dynacoil... and get better results!
Take any metal concentrate pad and "unwind" it to make a smaller section to shape into a pad that is easy to fit the tip.
In this case I used about 60% of a S&B dosing capsule pad. (The 2 left over ones you see are shorter than the piece in the tip but will still work with a lessor amount and still be better than the dynacoil I think) . I make so there is about 2-3mm of space above the pad to the tip end. This will help keep the cap from being a cleaning issue. I can use about 4-6 times before I clean off the pad, and switch out with another that is waiting in rotation with several other pads.
This setup will hold the trates much longer and you can use a bit bigger load if you want. I heat up without anything in it, pull the cap off with a finger protector and load when warm. Most of it might not melt in much as you get it on the warmed up pad, but as long as you keep the trates from being over the tip end all is good!
I use the Pipes Skeletor IH and hold it upside down over the vapcap. If you use with tip down in the IH, you will most likely have the oil seep into the top of the cap....so keep that in mind. I can pull directly off the vapcap this way with concentrates, but not with flower. For this I am super happy to use my trates in more stealth situations and such.....or late night in bed for quick medication when I have issues sleeping.
Forming the birds next of SS wire is pretty easy to do actually, just get a regular pliers and a needle nose one to pinch the pad into a rectangle column. Then just start to compress it vertically and get it to be as dense as you can and still fit in the tip. Then press it in with a tool and get it to just fill up the tip maybe 50-75% of the chamber so it has that little bit of space at the top. Removing the pad will require removing the tip from the stem if you want to keep it in good shape.
Hope this helps some of you that did not want to try a dynacoil, or those that were not impressed with one. I always held off because it just did not seem to be that good of a design and you have to use a pretty small amount. Not that it is a bad thing for some, but for most they will want a more robust load to hit on.