These are the best vapes for heavy smokers

The extraction devices on this page are the bleeding edge of vape technology and are considered the strongest vapes available.

They hit hard. They hit fast. They taste amazing.

The effects from ball vaporizers are stronger than smoke and is more comparable to a dab..

How are Ball Vapes Different?

Ball vaporizers extract THC and cannabinoids from the dry herb quickly using extremely hot air with high airflow. 

Ball vapes have an open airflow and an extremely potent, terpene-rich vapor.

WTF IS A BALL VAPE?

A “Ball Vaporizer” comes from the literal use of glass or ruby balls within the heater.

The balls exponentially increase the convection heaters’ surface area, resulting in quick, thick vapor without loss of flavor.

The Hardest Hitting Vape: Flowerpot B0, B1, and B2

B2 Flowerpot: Double Deckers

No other vape can do it like the B2 – Dabs and dry herb vapor at the same time. THIS IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS

The B2 Flowerpot is my favorite desktop herb vape, regardless of dabs and double-deckers.  It’s airflow is open and free-flowing with the perfect amount of gentle restriction from the 3mm balls inside. One or two hit flower extraction is no problem with this beast.

The SIC or Sapphire dabbing surface on top means you can have a traditional dab while also vaping your dry herb – this intense vaping experience is known as the Double Decker and produces a considerably longer and stronger high than a normal dab or flower bowl alone.

B2 Flowerpot Pricing:

Starting at $173.  I recommend the $550 Essentials bundle with the shovelhead bowl.  I have the $1k Premium B2 bundle and I LOVE it – but that’s like 2 car payments.

Features: US Made Medical Grade Titanium – SIC or Sapphire Dab Dish – PID / Enail powered – Fits 14mm/18mm glass

Our Recommendation:

If you’re starting fresh, pick up the essentials bundle and don’t look back. It comes with everything you need to end Vape Envy once and for all.

If you already have a 20mm e-nail at home, you may be able to save some money by re-using your coil and controller. The B2 requires a 20mm clockwise coil. Don’t skimp on the stand though, the head of this device is 500F+ and will burn or melt anything it touches.

PROS:

Dabs + Flower Together

Will Last Forever

Hardest Hitting Vape.

USA Made

Injector or Diffuser

CONS:

Dabs are somewhat muted through balls

HOT and dangerous

b-0 Flowerpot

B-Zero (B0) Flowerpot

B-Zero Flowerpot (Budget Baller Vape)

The B_Zero is Cannabis Hardware’s budget ball vape. With an exposed coil and injector only lower half, this vape head is secured in the coil using a snap-ring, and the balls are held in with double-woven titanium screens that will not budge.

The B-Zero is a full convection injector that hits just as hard as the B2 – just without the added conduction of the shovelhead bowl.

The B-Zero can be used with the titanium shovel-head bowl or with 18mm female glass bowls.

The B-Zero has equal or greater airflow than the B2.

B-Zero Flowerpot Pricing:

Starting at $40 without balls.  I recommend the $295 Essentials bundle. They’ll fill it with balls and install everything for you. This is important because it requires a snap-ring and not everyone has the special tools.

Features: US Made Medical Grade Titanium – uses 3mm or 4mm balls – PID / Enail powered – Fits 14mm/18mm glass – injector only

Our Recommendation:

If you don’t mind some assembly and piecing things together you can build this vape out any way you like it. I like using the B-0 with the shovelhead bowl, but it also tastes really great with glass bowls.

PROS:

Cheapest Flowerpot Vape

Will Last Forever

Hard Hitting Ball Vape

USA Made

Super lightweight

CONS:

Exposed Coil

HOT and dangerous

Special Tools Needed

B1 Flowerpot

B1 Flowerpot

B1 Flowerpot (Most Open Flow)

The B1 has the least restrictive airflow out of all the Flowerpot baller heads and other ball vapes.  With 4mm balls, this vape has extremely low draw resistance with a massive extraction capability.

The B1 replaced the Flowerpot Weedeater during the ball-vape revolution.

B1 Flowerpot Pricing:

Starting at $90 if you just need the head without balls. You need balls though, I recommend the $452 Essentials bundle with the shovelhead bowl. 

The B1 can be configured with the diffuser head that pairs with the matching titanium shovelhead bowl, or it can be set up with the injector lower half and paired with glass injector bowls.

Features: US Made Medical Grade Titanium – uses 3mm or 4mm balls – PID / Enail powered – Fits 14mm/18mm glass – injector or diffuser

Why the B1?

This vape has wide open airflow and near unlimited convection power! While the B1 is technically dry herb only, we’ve determined that dropping a dab directly into the balls works just fine!

PROS:

Most Open Airflow

Will Last Forever

Hard Hitting Ball Vape

USA Made

Super lightweight

CONS:

Open Airflow can be *too open*

Exposed Coil

HOT and dangerous

The Flowerpot lineup from Cannabis Hardware is my #1 recommended dry herb vaporizer.

The B2 and B0 are my favorites, with the B2 getting me more stoned due to the conduction of the diffuser head and shovelhead bowl.  The B0 is brighter in flavor and slightly less stony in the effects and extraction.

The B2 is the best vape for a heavy smoker. It produces the strongest vapor and the heavy stone effect many are looking for.

The B1 is actually too open for me and I always find myself inhaling too fast or too slow. The B0 and B2 both have a “sweet spot” in the draw that’s easy to find and stabilize for consistent hits.

Old Head Freight Train

Freight Train

Freight Train Flower Engine

The Freight Train Flower Engine is designed for ultra-fast dry herb extraction and Thick-Ass Vapor.

The titanium vaporizer head holds about fifty 4mm ruby spheres and is tuned to match the restriction of a typical smoke hit through a bong.

The Old Head Freight Train is an e-nail PID-driven vaporizer made to be used with a waterpiece.

 Includes: 18mm titanium vape head – 20mm e-nail coil – glass injector bowl (best in class) – E-nail PID/Temp Controller – Folded steel stand

Our Recommendation:

This Heavy-Hitting Ball Vape hits as hard as you’d expect for a vape named after a locomotive.

The Freight Train hits hard and tastes delicious. The draw is tighter than many other ball vapes, which gives it a unique vapor signature and experience. This vaporizer’s airflow is tuned to be similar to smoking weed through a pipe or a bong.

PROS:

Heavy Hitting Ball Vape

Less than $300

Tighter / Tuned Draw *

Pre-assembled housing

Solid & Secure Ball Housing

Includes Stand, Handle

Best Glass Injector Bowl

CONS:

Dry Herb Only (no direct dab)

Exposed Coil (Coil Guard Sold Separately)

Less Agile / More Restricted *

* Yeah it’s both a pro and a con. Subjective. I’d prefer more open though.
Freight Train with Dab Dish (fusion engine)

Freight Train + Dabs

Freight Train Fusion Engine

The Fusion Engine version of the Freight Train adds a quartz dabbing dish and the ability to double deck dry herb and dabs at the same time.

It’s a ball vape and an e-nail all in one, making the Fusion Engine a great choice and a wonderful value for heavy smokers.

 Includes: 18mm titanium vape head – quartz dabbing insert – carb cap –  20mm e-nail coil – glass injector bowl (best in class) – E-nail PID/Temp Controller – Folded steel stand

Our Recommendation:

This is a dry herb vape that dabs. Double Deckers are where the Fusion Engine really shines. It’s cheaper than the B2 and delivers a similar experience.

The Freight Train is an injector vape, making it pure convection. Pure convection is higher in flavor but slightly less stony compared to the diffuser version of the B1 and B2 Flowerpot.

PROS:

Heavy Hitting Ball Vape

Less than $300

Tighter / Tuned Draw *

Pre-assembled housing

Solid & Secure Ball Housing

Includes Stand, Handle

Best Glass Injector Bowl

CONS:

Loose Dish / Drop Tek

Exposed Coil (Coil Guard Sold Separately)

Less Agile / More Restricted *

* Yeah it’s both a pro and a con. Subjective. I’d prefer more open though.

Why these are the best vapes for heavy smokers: Daily medicinal cannabis users demand full, efficient extraction in the least amount of time and inhalation possible. In simple terms, they need the strongest vape and the strongest vapor without sacrificing flavor or ease of use.

b2 flowerpot

Flowerpot B2

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Expert Score

My #1 Heavy Hitter

  • DABS & CONCENTRATES: 95% 95%
  • FLOWER FLAVOR 94% 94%
  • FLOWER INTENSITY 96% 96%
  • SAFETY / INTERFACE: 90% 90%
b-0 Flowerpot

Flowerpot B-0

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Expert Score

My #2 Heavy Hitter

  • DABS & CONCENTRATES: 65% 65%
  • FLOWER FLAVOR 96% 96%
  • FLOWER INTENSITY 93% 93%
  • SAFETY / INTERFACE: 90% 90%
Pinky Vape

Pinky DIY

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Expert Score

Cheapest ball vape, but you gotta build it yourself.

  • DABS & CONCENTRATES: 65% 65%
  • FLOWER FLAVOR 86% 86%
  • FLOWER INTENSITY 93% 93%
  • SAFETY / INTERFACE: 65% 65%
Freight Train Vape

Freight Train

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Expert Score

My #2 Heavy Hitter

  • DABS & CONCENTRATES: 65% 65%
  • FLOWER FLAVOR 96% 96%
  • FLOWER INTENSITY 92% 92%
  • SAFETY / INTERFACE: 90% 90%
Titi Vape

TiTi

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Expert Score

Cheapest bundle from Vgoodiez, or DIY it and save.

  • DABS & CONCENTRATES: 65% 65%
  • FLOWER FLAVOR 96% 96%
  • FLOWER INTENSITY 93% 93%
  • SAFETY / INTERFACE: 60% 60%

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last updated July 20, 2022

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– Anvil

– elev8r (torch)

– TM

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