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Herbal Vaporizer Info - Vaporizer Buyers Guide NZ

Herbal Vape Buyers Guide Helenskinz NZ

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What is a Herbal Vaporizer and what is a Dry Herb Vape?

Herbal Vaporizers warm your herb to vaporizing temperatures very accurately to produce beautiful tasting smoke free vapor that not only tastes amazing but has the same effect if not better than smoking your herb. Once you try a herbal vaporizer it is truly a one way street! Once you go down that street you will never want to smoke again! Smoking tastes disgusting after vaping, we get a lot of feedback from our customers and the number one comment would be about how different vaping is and how many people want a second backup vape because the thought of having to smoke again if anything happens to their only vape is something they want to avoid at all costs. Say Goodbye to the Doobies for good!
Smoking is horrible
Looking back 10+ years there were many large desktop vapes but these days most people want a portable dry herb vaporizer. They are just so handy even if you only use it at home. They are also as powerful and can produce the same if not more vapor than some desktops if you buy a top portable. Storz & Bickel and their Medical Device Company "Vapormed" have a very high end range of vapes and medical devices, we stock the Mighty Medic, Mighty+ Medic and the Volcano Medic 2 in Auckland, NZ, they can be found in our separate Medical Vaporizers section. We also sell the other S&B Vapes by order, the Mighty, the brand new Mighty+ and the new Crafty+-C which is the latest upgraded Crafty+ Vaporizer from Storz & Bickel Germany.
Storz & Bickel NZ
Portable Aromatherapy Vaporizers are exactly that - portable. They are the most popular sellers. This guide will get you started in the right direction whether you are a new vaper or a seasoned vape fiend! Please browse the guide below, pay attention to our info on Convection, Conduction and Hybrid vapes. There's a big difference between them. The conduction vaporizers are easy to puff on, the convection vapes require more long slow draws than conduction vapes and the hybrid vaporizers provide a nice balance between the 2 types all in one portable dry herb vape. Conduction vapes are often smaller like the Zeus ARC GT (which are still working on for NZ sales),  Pax 2 and Pax 3 or the DaVinci IQ2 or IQC. Convection and Hybrid vapes are often slightly larger and are becoming the most popular like the new Crafty+ Vape, the famous Mighty or Mighty+ Vaporizer or the king of convection Firefly 2+ portable dry vape.
We only sell the latest models of each vape with the very latest firmware loaded. No need to worry about buying out dated stock in NZ with old batteries that have been dusted off before shipping, our vapes are spanking new and fresh out of the factory! All of our vapes are "guaranteed" genuine, we never sell fake or counterfeit vapes. Our main US Supplier is the largest wholesale Vaporizer Supplier in the world and the sole distributor in USA for most of the top brands like PAX Labs, Storz & Bickel etc. We also offer the latest model of each vape the same day they are released in USA and we always offer all colors and all kit variations for each vape we sell. Since Covid-19 started we have moved our Vape Distribution from California USA to Melbourne Australia.
Pax 2 vaporizer nz

HELENSKINZ Specialty - Pax Labs | PAX Vaporizers NZ.

These compact and lightweight vaporizers are made for herbal vapor enthusiasts on the go.

Portable Herbal Vaporizers can be used almost anywhere and are very simple to operate. Some portables work as well if not better than most desktop vapes but you do get what you pay for with a portable vaporizer. Portable Vaporizers are our specialty and we are passionate about providing the very best portable vapes available in the world. We sell all the big brands and all the best models all imported from USA & Australia. If we start selling a vape that turns out to be unreliable or just plain useless we give it the chop right away. This is why we only have a handful of vaporizers to select from, we do have cheaper vapes on offer to us but we only want to sell the big well known brands and models.

Conduction, Convection & Hybrid
Vaporizers Explained.

What do these terms mean?

Conduction | Convection | Hybrid Vaporizers - Helenskinz NZ

Everyone is different, some people like conduction vapes and some like the
convection and hybrid vaporizers. There is quite a big difference in vaping techniques with the different types of vapes.

FF2+ Herbal Vape NZ 

With conduction vaporizers like the Pax 3 or the DaVinci IQ2 or IQC for example you can sip away and get into a rhythm of sucking vapor into your mouth, inhaling, sucking again and inhaling and again and again until your lungs are full, hold for a second and exhale a large cloud of vapor. Instant vapor, instant results! Keep in mind that every time you have a quick vape you will be reheating the entire oven load unlike a convection/hybrid vape that can take small pieces at a time that can be fully vaped and dumped in one session. All conduction vaporizers need a full oven (no void) to work properly. That is why the Pax 3 Complete Kit comes with a Half Pack Oven Lid option, you can half fill your oven and so you don't leave a void (empty space) in your oven, the half pack oven lid has an extended bottom section that fills in the top half of the oven when operating your Pax 2/3 with a half load. Without it you would be sucking wind and getting very little vapor. Think of the conduction vape oven as exactly that, an oven and you are not grilling, you are baking your herb. Keep in mind you want to vape at the lowest temp that produces vapor, vaping into the light of a lamp or even ceiling light can help you see the amount of vapor exhaled.

Pax 3 Dry Herb Vaporizer NZ

When the vapor starts to die off the best thing to do is leave the temp where it is and open your oven to give the herb a good stir with a tooth pick. This exposes unvaped herb on and closer to the hot oven walls and now that your herb is even drier it will take off again and produce excellent clouds on the same low temp. Don't be in a rush to increase the temp, the lower the better, it's more economical, tastes better, lasts longer, easier on the throat and lungs, your battery will last longer and more. For example, it would be quite normal to vape a full oven load in a Pax Vape on the lowest temp for 70%-80% of the Oven Load, then the higher temps to finish it off. Most of the time we use the lowest temp on all vapes unless a higher temp is your only option when the vapor dies off. 

Stirring is essential with most conduction vapes but it is not a big deal, it means you can keep your temp low throughout your session.

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Most conduction vaporizers need your herb to be ground very finely, almost into powder form for a Pax. So it is important to understand that all conduction vapes need a grinder to complete the package. Obviously this is an added expense but it is essential. Do not try to use anything like a coffee grinder or blender as you will most definitely damage the herb, the parts you can't see with your naked eye! If you need a herb grinder we have an excellent selection of imported grinders from the US here. All Herb Grinders. It's up to you if you want to use a 2pc or 4pc grinder, most people use a medium or large 2pc or they will buy one of our Non-Stick Ceramic Coated 4pc (Slicks) SLX Grinders, the ultimate in Non-Stick Grinding! SLICKS is the best option when it comes to grinders, no build up, no jamming, no cleanup! There is one more option to assist in the grinding of herb, that's Grinder Grease. It is the most underrated product we have, it is simply the greatest little invention ever for herb grinders. Just dab some grease from the small Grease Stick (like a Chapstick) onto the opposing surfaces of your regular herb grinder and it will glide and twist like never before, it's fantastic stuff! No jamming and the clean up is much quicker and is just a quick wipe. You can buy our imported Santa Cruz Shredder sticks of grease here, "Shredder Grease".

Santa Cruz Shredder Grease NZ 

With convection and hybrid vaporizers the technique is quite different to conduction vaping. A herb grinder can be useful for preparing a coarse grind for your convection vape but you don't want it to be too fine because it will build up on your mouthpiece filter screen and block some of the airflow making it hard to draw on. Hybrid vaporizers often work very well because you have the benefits of both a hot oven and hot air.

Storz & Bickel NZ

The Storz & Bickel, Mighty, Mighty Medic, Mighty+ Medic & Mighty+ Vapes and Crafty+ Plus hybrid herbal vaporizers are great examples of hybrid vaping at it's best. You load your herb into the oven (chamber) in any amount and take long slow draws (lung hit) so you can maximize the amount of hot air you draw "through your herb". All the heating of your herb is done by you! Your herb is being constantly heated from the conduction oven but it's the hot air (convection) that flows through your herb that really gets it vaporizing. You can put herb into a convection vaporizer and turn it on full and nothing will happen until you draw on the mouthpiece and pull hot air through the herb. So your very first long draw will most likely not produce any visible vapor at all. The first long draw is getting the herb up to vaping temperature so when you take your second and third draws your herb will be at the temperature you set on your vaporizer. Now you will start to see decent clouds but only if you take a long enough draw. You usually cannot puff on a convection vape, you really need to take your time, there is no need to suck really hard on it either, think about the herb sitting in the oven and the hot air being pulled through it, the longer you do it the bigger the cloud! It does help to give your herb a small stir maybe once per oven load. It freshens it up and allows you to continue vaping without increasing the temperature on the vaporizer. You always want to keep the temp as low as possible on all vapes, it will taste better, last longer, avoid combustion and you will have a much cooler vape and mouthpiece. It isn't uncommon to draw on a convection or hybrid vaporizer for anything up to about 30 seconds. You need a good set of lungs to really maximize the results! Conduction vaporizers are easier to use and make a great first vape but so do convection and hybrid vapes if you follow our guide.

Storz & Bickel NZ

Make sure you understand the difference, all of our vaporizer pages have a Conduction, Convection or Hybrid badge on the page so you know what type of vaporizer you are looking at.

Conduction Convection Hybrid Vaporizers NZ - Helenskinz NZ

What is a Decent First
Herbal Vaporizer?

It's a good question because every vape is different and everybody has different needs. Also some people just want to be able to vape their blends and not smoke but only on the odd occasion. These people want a vaporizer but don't want to spend hundreds of dollars which is perfectly understandable. The perfect first vape has to be the Pax 2 or the DynaVap M Pen (or Starter Kit). If you don't want to mess about and want a really good vape from day one we suggest you head to our Pax pages. Pax 2 and Pax 3 are very similar, Pax 2 is a fantastic vape, if you want a few more bells & whistles check out the Pax 3. Pax vapes are easy to use, maintain and are by far the most popular conduction portables we sell.
Pax 3 Vape NZ
We have been selling Pax in NZ since 2008, Pax is our specialty! Starting off with a "Conduction Vape" (hot oven) is a good idea. Convection Vapes (hot air) can be a bit trickier to use but not too tricky to avoid. Have a look at our Conduction Vapes, we have some of the best portable vapes in the world. Any of these vapes would make a great first vape if you are new to vaping dry herb. The DaVinci IQ2 or IQC are top shelf Conduction Vapes more for the experienced vaper but would still be fine as a first vape, the IQC would be the better of the 2 for a new vaper. Being a Conduction Vape makes it a lot easier so if you can afford one you can't go wrong. See picture below, it's a tiny vape the IQC and the IQ2. The DaVinci Miqro is a great little Conduction Vape too and would make an ideal first vape. The Arizer Air 2 is great little convection vape that we highly recommend, it's an excellent tasting vape and works very well. It's a very popular seller and always has been!
DaVinci Vapes NZ - IQC, IQ2, MIQRO

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Conduction Vapes
DaVinci MIQRO Portable Vaporizer - Helenskinz NZ    Pax 2 Portable Vape - NZ Pax 3 Portable Vaporizer - NZ  DaVinci IQC NZ DaVinci IQ2 - Helenskinz NZ  DynaVap Dry Herb Vaporizers, Parts & Mods NZ

DaVinci IQ Portable Herbal Vape NZ

 Portable Herbal Vaporizers for more experienced vapers.

For the more serious vapers we highly recommend the latest upgraded Crafty Plus V2, the Pax 2 the Pax 3, the DaVinci IQ2, the Firefly 2+, last but not least is the Mighty, Mighty Medic and Mighty+. The Crafty+ is a top shelf German masterpiece and the Pax 2 is a brand new improved version of the famous Pax original. Pax 3 is the newest version of the Pax portable and is quite different and a decent jump up from the Pax 2, have a read on the Pax 3 page, it vapes herbal remedies and essential oils and has several upgrades like a better battery and super fast heat up time and this one has an App to connect to your smart phone for full control of your device. The Firefly 2+ has been remastered and the new V2+ model is likely to become the portable vaporizer of choice for those people wanting a top shelf convection vape. It has everything you could want in a portable, it also connects via Bluetooth to your phone like the Crafty+. It is a Convection vape as opposed to the Pax 2 being a Conduction vape. Pax 2 and Pax 3 still sit at the top in popularity and for very good reason, they work extremely well! The new Pax 3 is a masterpiece and was released by Pax Vapor USA in November, 2016. We sell more Pax 3 vaporizers than any other vape in the top range. The Storz & Bickel German Mighty Vapes are top shelf without a doubt, it's a high end vape and a great one at that, its the big brother to the new Crafty+ Vape.
DynaVap 2021 M Pens NZ
The videos on each product page can be very helpful too, most pages have independent vaporizer video reviews at the bottom of the page.We recently added DynaVap to our vaporizer range, check DynaVap out here, all DynaVap products are NZ STOCK, no waiting! The DynaVap VapCap Pens are truly amazing and fun to use but they come with a steep learning curve, they can be quite frustrating when learning but when you master the VapCap you will love it. We highly recommend this incredible Flame Heated (or Induction Heater) True Vaporizer to all advanced vapers or for people with a lot of patience! It is worth the hassle of learning trust us! 2 hits on a VapCap and you will be done, the biggest clouds ever and although it looks and seems like a smoking pipe it is the complete opposite, it really is a true vape if you do it right and avoid combustion!
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 Firefly 2+ (Plus) Portable Vaporizer - Helenskinz NZ  Storz & Bickel Vaporizers NZ, Crafty+, Mighty+, Mighty+ Medic, Volcano Medic 2, Mods

Crafty+ Portable Vaporizer NZ


SLX Grinders
Make sure you have a decent herb grinder as grinding is required for most vapes.
Convection vapes need a coarser grind so you don't get fine particles blocking your screens. Conduction vapes like the Pax 2 & 3 work best with a nice fine grind, almost powder. Most customers buy a
SLX Non-Stick Grinder or an Aerospaced 4pc Grinder. Our best value Herb Grinder is the Croc Crusher, we just introduced this high quality but cheaper grinder to make it more affordable to get a grinder with your new vape. If you want jamming-free grinding and an easy clean up we highly recommend our imported Santa Cruz Shredder sticks of grease here, "Shredder Grease". We have just introduced a brand new Grinder Brand, "Croc Crusher Grinders" from USA. We have 3 colors of the Medium 4 piece Croc Crusher Grinders here and 3 different colors of the Large 2 piece Croc Crusher Grinders here. We have tested them and although they are slightly cheaper than other brands there doesn't appear to much difference, the Croc Crusher is still high quality and super sharp, they work just as well as any other similar grinder especially if you use Shredder Grease. At times, when available we stock Santa Cruz Shredder Herb Grinders in NZ, they are one of our favorite grinders, they work and look great! The Large 2PC SCS Grinder is the best grinder we sell for the Pax Vape.

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Santa Crus Shredder Hemp Grinders NZ Santa Cruz Shredder Herb Grinders NZ  SLX Non-Stick 4pc Herb Grinders  Croc Crusher 2pc NZ  Croc Crusher Herb Grinders NZ 

Grinders  |  2pc  |  4pc

Herb Grinders NZ
The most common package purchased would be a Pax 3 Kit, a Large Santa Cruz Shredder 2pc Grinder, a stick of Grinder Grease. We highly recommend you use Grinder Grease unless you have a Non-Stick SLX (Slicks) Grinder.

SLX "Slicks" Herb Grinders NZ

Santa Cruz Shredder Herb Grinders NZ

Croc Crusher Herb Grinder NZ - Medium 4 Piece

Croc Crusher Herb Grinders NZ - Size: Medium 4 PC