I have a late stage adenocarcinoma and am undergoing chemotherapy. Cannabis has been the single best medicine for my side effects - bar none.
- Especially the pain from surgery (not to mention the DVT my chemo gave me two weeks ago) as well as the nausea from chemo. The 5-year odds of my survival jump from around 40% to close to 80% based on my ability to finish all six months of this course of chemotherapy. - But only about half of the people who start, can finish without stopping short or reducing the dosage (reducing odds of survival) - This chemo attacks peripheral nerves and causes permanent and painful damage to nerves in the fingers and toes - BUT - We just discovered that (according to the NIH) cannabis significantly protects against this neuropathy by blocking its access to those nerves with THC and CBD - this is a huge deal.
My throat is also effected by chemo and it is often too painful to smoke (or even vape on my worst days) and edibles just don’t work as well - I’d been coughing and choking my way through as best I could.
Fast forward to this glorious piece of art and tech: I can dab away to my heart’s content without coughing, which is a life saver - literally.
As for this particular device (as opposed to another rig). On the recommendation of my local dispensary, I started dabbing with a utilian 722 I’d been using to vape herb. It works well enough but is still too hot for my throat. This cools it right down - somehow even better than a bong would even though it’s a fraction of the size. It also, somehow, makes the flavors pop like nothing I’ve tried - enjoying every tasty terpene like a glass of wine that develop, bouquet and finish with each draw. It’s really remarkable how amazing my extracts taste with this device.
I dab cold to hot with my live resin in the bowl before I turn it on and simply start toking the second I double tap the button to heat it up. What follows is the single most amazing flavor experience I’ve ever had with cannabis that develops into a blast of thc at the end to help me feel like a normal person again for a little while (as well as to protect my peripheral nerves against the chemo) - for everyone else - pleasantly baked. I don’t even cough! (and I often cough just from taking a deep breath of air - so this is a big statement). In fact, my throat feels so great afterward - that it even helps me drink water (that normally hurts to swallow / going down). I know, bummer of a story, but this thing is giving it a happy ending...
I can - because of this device - have access to the medicine that is going to make it possible to survive my full course of chemo and have good chance at a much longer life with my wife two young kids. Not to mention, enjoy some amazing flavors and get nicely stoney.
As for the feel of the device, it has a nice feel in the hand and feels solid well built look and feel. Parts that join together fit perfectly and it looks like art on my shelf with that cool, twisty recirculator.
There is no way for me to properly describe how important this device has become to myself and my family. I fully intend on buying several other rigs from Dabtech, as I’ve not been so positively effected by a product or the service of those who’ve crafted it in my life. They could wrap up a turd place it in a box, and charge 300 bucks for it, and I’d happily buy it - such is my love for this company and it’s people.
Which, finally brings me to customer service: my unit arrived with damage from the infamous Philly USPS which caused the recirculator to crack. I emailed support and they immediately sent me out another one with absolutely zero hassle. - Good people who stand behind their product and their customers.
You might not be in my shoes. You might just want to try something new or to enjoy some tasty extracts with your buddies. No matter what. If you enjoy cannabis and would like to enhance your experience of it regardless of whether it’s for pleasure or medicine. You cannot possibly go wrong with this device.
Buy it. Buy stuff from this company. Their product is as good or better than anything you are going to find out there - and they are good people who whole heartedly believe in their product. The love for their craft is plainly evident in their design, construction and even their packaging. Get it. It’s worth every penny.
Note: I’d recommend also getting their somewhat sturdier v2 recirculator. It’s not as pretty as the one that comes with the unit - but as beautiful as it is, it is also somewhat delicate and it wouldn’t take much of a fall for it to break or crack. The v2 is a bit sturdier. Both recirculators seem to provide the same quality of cooling and - I think -are roughly the same weight. (if the original is a little more fun to look at - like those twisty straws they give to kids at family restaurants). It comes with a nice silicone base to help it stay balanced on a table while you load it, clean it, display it, etc....
Such a dope rig, easy to use and saves me so much on extracts.
i like the elite plus
does a nice job
only gripe: the glass is shaped odd and is cumbersome to take off and store while loading buckets
and after 10 days, the odd shaped glass is now basically falling off and needs to be held on while using
guess i’ll replace those rubber gaskets you supplied
thanks again solid product
gonna try upgrading glass
From the design to the function, this piece of tech suited almost all my needs as a gram a day dabber. The temperature control is spot on, nail temperature ramps up to 560°f (my favorite temp,) in seconds. The simple buttons were easy to figure out and remember. My only issues were the fit of the glass on glass connection, [I would apply a thin layer of translucent silicone to the underside of the carb cap.] and the beeps. As a migraine patient I am sensitive to noise, so I have to use my quieter bulky rig. :( Maybe instead of the signal generator chip, an addressable led strip could communicate softly through a thin polyurethane semi translucent ring around the base or underneath the coil terminal.
Overall, this is one of my favorite dab rigs and I've been recommending it to friends, strangers, and my local cannabis store employees. If I saw more dabtech products I was in love with I would be willing to promote them alongside my dab tool start-up.
Highly recommend this product. It hits incredibly smooth, from low to high. That being said it can be very aggressive. The heat up time is about 6 to 20 seconds depending on which banger you go with and how high of a temp. I personally prefer quartz, but I feel that the ceramic and titanium are great products too.
I love this thing. I am an old hippy with asthma, I loved to smoke a joint, pipe, or (my fave). However my asthma got worse and was thinking about quitting. Then my grandson stepped in and said why don't you try vaping. Shazam, I am back in business. My old rig was great at first but it would not hold the heat and the butane was a bitch. I found this rig and it is the answer to my problem. It holds the heat long enough for me to take several small hits instead of one big hit. The battery life is great and if you do run it low it recharges really quick. I can adjust the heat for cool smooth hits, and the recycler is my favorite type. I have to say when you get one buy the metal atomizer also. It holds the heat just a little bit longer. Also cleaning is a breeze, it only takes 5-10 minutes. The bucket is huge so you can dab as much as you can handle. Over all I highly recommend this vaporizer. Just buy it, you won't regret it.
I'm so glad I went with the Carta it's awesome ready to go right outta the box I've tried the Puffco I've tried the Aura there ok I guess the Puffco though was with an added recycler glass globe so that made it an extra 100 for extras with the Carta it's great I don't feel I need another globe but admitted if a recycler globe ever came up for sale i'd gladly purchase one because I love recyclers but all in all I'm very satisfied I ordered it Aug 7 got it on my doorstep Aug 11 so it was fast thanks Deb Tech keep up the good work happy dabber Mike
Since I received my Elite Plus I have not used my other rigs. The charge holds for a good amount of time. I love the way it rips. You get huge clean rips where you truly get to enjoy the flavor of your concentrates. I LOVE my new Dabtech. I've taken almost 200 rips off it in approximately 2 weeks! I personally recommend 710° it gives bigger rips with cold start or hot rips! 6 STARS! Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys waxes and concentrates.
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