The difference being in the intensity of the effects and experience.
Vaping concentrates: using a device that vaporizes slowly, gently, with multiple inhales
Dabbing: using a device that vaporizes quickly, with one or two high impact inhales
While I can see a reason for both usages I tend to lean towards dabbing. I like to use concentrates in addition to my herb. Generally I'll vape a bowl, and then have a dab for dessert to put me over the top.
I prefer dabbing on the RIO and Dry herb in a Vape. Vaping concentrates in my vaporizers tends to lead to excess residue in chamber, which turns to a burnt taste, if not cleaned right away
I figured many of us would be more of the fundamentalist "dabbing"
There has to be people out there who just want to casually vape their wax though...
My girlfriend tends to prefer a more relaxed concentrate experience. she prefers the terp pen or very small dabs
Ahh that's cool.
Is the Terp Pen more of a "dab" or is it closer to vaping concentrates?
I live in a state that is not so friendly with THC, especially concentrates(instant felony). So I rarely come across it and it's not worth it to have a dedicated dab rig. When I can get my hands on it, I definitely enjoy making concentrate sandwiches with bud and kief though! Packs an extra punch and makes my vape last twice as long.
Concentrate vaper here. Have to keep the profile low at home, so no muss no fuss. I can only hope that combining concentrates with flower gets into the similar, if inferior orbit to a true dab.
SAI/TAF. Couldn't get used to the slow/light draw on the terp pen.
My gf loves the boundless terp pen. For myself, I prefer a dab rig. I only do concentrates when I want to be on another planet, so I go big 😁
I prefer to dab on my Rio. Its always on my desk!!😎
I don't have much experience with concentrates yet but I've been around the world in terms of trying vape pens, atomizers, etc. to get the experience I wanted from the concentrates I acquired. I didn't try concentrates with a torch (except DynaCoil) until I recently got the Rio.
To me, all the vape pens, including the Terp Pen, are "vaping concentrates." A beefier setup with more battery like a Sai, DT, Molecule22 is still "vaping concentrates" to me when using dishes, a bit less so with big coils. The DaBox with beefy coils and a unregulated 40 watts can generate a quick hard hit but it still seems like "vaping concentrates" to me in the end.
I haven't tried anything like the Peak, Carta, Oura, etc. but imagine I would still see them as "vaping concentrates." I imagine the coils being similar to the DaBox Pro dish coil, but I'm not sure.
When I got the Rio and had the very analog experience of controlling torch strength, being able to see the material react to the flame and air, being able to manipulate a carb cap -- to me this is DABBING versus "vaping concentrates" although it's in disagreement with Troy's definition.
At first I hated the idea of "low temp dabbing" and I'd be cool with a different name if one would stick, because I thought the intense hit at higher heat was the point of "dabbing" in the first place. But whatever it is I can accomplish with a glass rig/torch at low temps is NOT "vaping concentrates" in the sense that any of my battery devices can accomplish it. Consistent battery current to a heating chamber is just that -- consistent, but a flame applied at varying strength to a (likely) larger area of glass, with "fluidity" in the reaction seems so much more organic and satisfying to me. Even if I take a tiny low temp hit in a glass rig, it's so nice with the extended air path and the way a banger heats versus a coil/dish atomizer!
So, I don't prefer "vaping concentrates" or "dabbing"? :)
Rather than edit, I'll comment: I'm not sure what kind of experience the DynaCoil is compared to anything else I described above. It's analog for sure, but in a "all in" kind of way, and isn't to me like "vaping concentrates", "dabbing", or "low temp dabbing." :)
I need to upgrade from the SAI/TAF and Terp Pen - while both are great I think i've out grown them both...or atleast in the SAI/TAF - I've outgrown the bucket coil and need something just hard hitting.
I ordered a bunch of dab stuff from DH Gate a few weeks ago (recycler, cabs, etc) so as soon as that stuff arrives I'll be ready to take big boy dabs.