DaVinci Ascent Vaporizer Review
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 01/14/2014 in Medical Marijuana Products
At first glance, the packaging of the DaVinci Ascent vaporizer is aesthetically pleasing, to say the least. Now, being the single most hyped up vaporizer – I had pretty high standards for the quality of the Ascent. The vaporizer has an appearance similar to an electric razor for men, sleek and polished with a lustrous finish.
The DaVinci Ascent offers a retractable all glass vapor path and a digital screen featuring a temperature and battery life readout. The manufacturer Organicix, which touts the slogan “Vape Intelligently,” boasts this new Ascent model as their best vaporizer yet. This Ascent model is produced in a carbon fiber style, with gun metal grey brushed aluminum giving the handheld vaporizer a finished look. The vaporizer features a 3+hour battery, dual functionality (oil and herb) and an auto-shutoff.
The glass on glass airpath features an internal glass sleeve within the unit, so when the retractable glass straw is extended during use, it is protected by a second glass covering. The vaporizer can work while charging, and the unit uses two rechargeable non-removable lithium ion batteries.
By swiveling the lower portion of the vaporizer, the herb chamber can be accessed. Its best to put a small metal screen in the chamber to ensure the herb does not fall through. Only partially grinding the herb is helpful as well, since too finely ground herb can easily fall through and come through the glass mouthpiece (learned this the hard way). Once I turned the power button on, the digital temperature read was activated. Within about five minutes of turning on the vaporizer, it was heated to 400 degrees. of the vaporizer began to heat up quickly. It is important to note that the Ascent model gets extremely hot, so it’s best to hold it by its center. With a maximum temperature of 430 degrees Fahrenheit, the preferred temperature for users often varies but remains anywhere from 365 to 430. This was kind of a trial and error process. At first I set my temperature to around 375, and found that that wasn’t quite yielding the greatest toke. Moving up in increments of 10 degrees, I found the best temperature to be around 400 degrees.
Before its first use, I only charged the DaVinci for about a half hour, while the website stases that for optimal usage, it should have a 10 hour charge, with a subsequent 5 hour charge. If you’re anxious to use this model, 15 hours seems like an awfully long charging duration.
Now, one issue I often have with vaporizers is the loss of vapor during its transitional stages (not being in use). The makers over at Organicix were two steps ahead of me with their additional small rubber seal that can easily be placed over the mouthpiece and can cover the glass tube until its next use.
For the ease of use associated with the DaVinci Ascent, the portability and the competitive price – the Ascent vaporizer is your go-to make for the newest and sleekest in vaporization.