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Silver Surfer Vaporizer Review

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Buy the Silver Surfer Vaporizer for $252.99

The SilverSurfer offers a very long lasting ceramic heating element which is fully adjustable up to 900 degrees. The Silver Surfer Vaporizer was the first vaporizer to offer the all glass and ceramic heater, which the air only comes in contact with the glass and ceramic. The “SSV” is the only wand style vaporizer to offer the patent pending quick change wand. You can change your screen in 1/10 the time of the competition.

Manufactured in the United States using aluminium and acrylic, each Silver Surfer vaporizer is different, courtesy of glass temperature knobs and heater covers that are hand-crafted from marbles!  Some say it’s a work of art; me, I’m not so sure.

The fact that the Silver Surfer is tilted at an angle is not just down to artistic license.  The much more prosaic and, it has to be said, well thought-out reason is that this angle allows you to place the whip in an upward direction against the heat source, which is not only less awkward, it also means that you don’t loose any of your tobacco or other herbs all over the floor.

The 1/5 inch thick housing is aluminium and is, it’s claimed, indestructible. Despite all of this glass and metal, the major selling point of this particular vaporizer is the high quality of its ceramic heater, which is fully adjustable up to 900°F, I’ve put ‘F’ because I assume that a temperature as high as this must be Fahrenheit.  Just in case it is Celsius, however, a quick conversion shows the equivalent to be just over 480°.  As most plants give off  their active ingredients at approximately 350°, a temperature as high as this is unlikely to be needed.  Maybe that’s just me being picky. What is good is that the heat source takes only 2-3 minutes to reach the correct temperature to start vaporizing.

To use, the Silver Surfer is similar to most other convection/whip vaporizers.  First thing to do is to turn the thing on, the manufacturer’s suggestion is that you turn the temperature knob to the maximum for the warm up period.  Whilst the vaporizer is heating, you can be chopping your herbs ready for use and, when you’ve done that, put some of the material quite loosely into the whip.  You don’t need much – if you think in terms of inches, you should fill the wand to a depth of between 1/8 and ¼ of an inch.  

Once ready, simply place the glass end of the whip against the glass heater cover and begin to inhale.  Stirring/shaking the plant material in between draws will maximize the efficiency and the yield of the plant material.  When the herb is exhausted (you’ll know by the taste!) either turn the whip upside down and shake the used stuff out, or wiggle it out with the pick that comes with the vaporizer, and that is also glass marble topped.

There are a number of accessory options for the Silver Surfer, including a hands free device that simply holds the wand to the heater for you. Apparently, they can be a little difficult to fit, due to the handmade heater covers not being uniform, but a little trial and error usually does the trick or so I’m told.  Trials include taking some bend out of the device or placing it on backwards!

Another accessory is the Aromatop, which the manufacturers say will let you use the Silver Surfer as a fragrance diffuser whilst you use it as a vaporizer.  I’m not sure about that one – your granny might not like the aroma of your herbs, then again she might; only you know the answer to that one.

One accessory the Silver Surfer folk appear to be very proud of is the Quick Change Wand.  The quick change refers to the screen, rather than to the wand itself.  Because of the ‘hour-glass’ shape of the Silver Surfer wand, the screen doesn’t go all the way to the bottom, which prevents all the jiggery-pokery that sometimes accompanies the removal of a screen from a wand.

This vaporizer is supplied at either 110v or 220v and with a unique Pyrex glass heater cover and temperature knob. You get a standard whip that comprises a quick change Pyrex wand and food-grade vinyl tube, together with a clear glass mouthpiece.  The 10’ power cord comes as standard, a stainless-steel glass topped pick is included, and you also get a free pack of 10 screens.

The Silver Surfer has become a cult classic during its time on the market. With its distinctive looks, superior quality components and durable construction this is a top range vaporizer with a mid range price ticket. Beginners will love it, as will seasoned vapers who are looking for a quality vaporizer that will last them a lifetime.

Silver Surfer Vaporizer comes with:

  • 1 pc. Silver Surfer Vaporizer
  • 1 pc. Silver Surfer Vaporizer Bag
  • 1 pc. Standard Vapor Whip
  • 1 pc. Glass Tipped Custom Stir Tool
  • 2 pc. 5/8″ Replacement Screen .625
  • 1 pc. Instruction Manual

Key features:

  • Inhalation method: Direct inhalation via supersoft whip and glass mouthpiece.
  • Portability: This is a corded, table top vaporizer that is not portable.
  • Dimensions: 7″ x 5.25″ x 6.25″ (17.5cm x 13.1cm x 15.6cm).
  • Power: Mains Powered, available in 120v or 220v.
  • Heat source: Aluminum ceramic heating element.
  • Temperature control: Temperature is fully adjustable using a quality rheostat dial.
  • Heat up time: 2-3 minutes.
  • Build: The Silver Surfer body is constructed using high quality anodized aluminum.
  • Accessories: Accessories available include a range of changeable colored base plates and a nifty hemp carrying case.
  • Manufacturer: Made by 7th Floor LLC in Colorado Springs, USA.
  • Color options: Available in a wide range of colors including black, green, red, orange, bubblegum pink, rainbow zen, burgundy and silver.
  • Warranty: 3 year warranty against manufacturing defects.

Silver Surfer Vaporizer Instructions:

  • Before first use run your Silver Surfer Vaporizer for 30 minutes at full temperature to burn of any oil or detritus from the factory and packing process. Do this in a well ventilated area.
  • Turn back the knob about 1/3 turn. The ideal setting for your own personal tastes can be found through a process of trial and error.
  • Grind your mix finely.
  • Place your finely ground material into the bowl of the glass hand-piece, filling the bowl about 1/8 full.
  • Gently push the wand up to the hole on the glass heater.
  • Inhale with steady breaths.
  • Sometimes your mix will heat unevenly, use the supplied stirring tool to stir the mix for a more even vaporization.
  • Repeat as desired.

Silver Surfer Vaporizer Warranty:

  • The Silver Surfer vaporizer comes with a 3 year warranty against manufacturing defects.
  • Warranty is for normal use only and only valid if purchased from an authorized dealer.

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  • Love to Vape
    September 24, 2014 at 1:18 pm
    Rating
    Ease of Use 10
    Time to Heat Up 8
    Efficiency10
    Vaporizer Quality10

    Best desktop vape out there
    I love my Silver Surfer! I have had it for over two years now and it still hits like the first day I bought it. I figured out that if you remove the mouth piece from the whip and remove the bowl from a 14mm waterpipe you can place the whip in the waterpipe and take vaporizing to the next level. I hooked up my PHX to the silver surfer and I cant go back to using the mouth piece I have to use it with the water pipe. I am kinda upset with myself it took me two years to figure out, but I guess that’s the stoner life.

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  • Jake La Vaper
    September 24, 2014 at 1:33 pm
    Rating
    Ease of Use 8
    Time to Heat Up 6
    Efficiency10
    Vaporizer Quality8

    Amazing, very good quality
    Amazing! I’ve been using a cheap imported vaporizer for a few years now. I’ve looked at the reviews for more expensive vapes and to be honest I’ve been a bit skeptical, thinking “It vapes my herb, how much more can it do?”
    Well I was wrong! Big time! Comparing the SSV with my old vaporizer is like comparing apples to oranges. The difference is night and day. The SSV just feels like quality as soon as you take it out of the box.

    The design is really cool and intuitive. It is very very efficient with my herbs, something that goes a long way to justifying the fairly hefty price tag.
    But really, the difference is in the quality of the vapor. What I have been lauding as cool vapor for years turns out to be harsh, hot smoke by comparison. Like sucking on nicely flavored air.

    I am very content with my SSV and won’t ever be going back to a cheap model or, God forbid, smoking.

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  • Dave
    September 24, 2014 at 1:34 pm
    Rating
    Ease of Use 10
    Time to Heat Up 10
    Efficiency8
    Vaporizer Quality10

    Best money ever spent! (on 420)
    I looked long and hard at reviews and videos on the SSV and was torn between it and the Extreme Q… after more research I figured what could go wrong with a simple dial? Plus, who needs a remote control for their vape hahaha.

    I found it online fairly cheap, around $250, but I always try and support my local head shop, and I dished out $250 out the door. Like everyone else, I am still experimenting with the sweet spot, and different herbs req different temps.

    After smoking for 20 years, i can finally TASTE what good plant tastes like, and the medication is clean!

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  • Ben
    September 24, 2014 at 1:35 pm
    Rating
    Ease of Use 10
    Time to Heat Up 10
    Efficiency10
    Vaporizer Quality10

    Truly an awesome vape the best one for any money
    This vape works great and i love living in a state that has a mmj law on the books i wish everyone did but anyway it took me about a week to find the sweetspot but once i did man it works great with no heavy smells like you get from burning your material its very easy on the lungs and you can really taste the flavor my ssv has the glass top on it for using the scent chips they smell real good and help to keep the inside smelling good.

    It also helps to keep the heat inside the unit i also have the upgraded handsfree ground glass whip ends and heater cover i highly recomend this vaporizer i live in colorado where their businness is located and they have some incredible artists working there an you can see them making their latest creations in glass. Get one you wont be dissappointed.

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  • Justin
    September 24, 2014 at 1:37 pm
    Rating
    Ease of Use 10
    Time to Heat Up 8
    Efficiency10
    Vaporizer Quality10

    Love it!
    I am a huge fan of glass and being a glass on glass option it immediately grabbed my attention.

    I also prefer the bagless units as you get a better tasting, “fresher” hit. All parts of the SSV is replaceable and customizable. It deffinitely takes care of business as other vaporizers but still has the artistic touch of custom blown glass.

    The SSV is my new best friend : )

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  • zhong
    September 24, 2014 at 1:38 pm
    Rating
    Ease of Use 10
    Time to Heat Up 8
    Efficiency10
    Vaporizer Quality10

    Right and Exact
    The exemplar of utilitarian design. American made from a boutique outfit in Colorado that stands by their product to the tune of a 3 year warranty. ‘Nuff said. I gave Ease of Use a 4 only because the temp adjustment takes some getting used to as far as finding your ideal vaping temp setting; I’ve had mine for almost 2 months and am still figuring out the exact “sweet spot” – but hey, to me that’s part of the fun.

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  • ACasualObserver
    September 24, 2014 at 1:40 pm
    Rating
    Ease of Use 8
    Time to Heat Up 6
    Efficiency8
    Vaporizer Quality8

    SSV Made in the USA
    OK, granted, not “all” of it is made in the USA (the heaters are not, but they are the highest quality available and have a 3-yr warranty), but virtually everything that could be US-made is, and it is made in Colorado Springs, CO by 7th Floor LLC – the makers of Da Buddha (similar to the SSV but w/o the cant of the air chamber).

    This vape rocks! A mere 2-minute wait after turning the heat knob to 1300hrs (on the dial), will bring the ceramic heaters to a comfy temperature to vape your meds…or tobacco (though I think tobacco may need a little more heat, not sure). Lung capacity is the only inhibitor (besides running out of herb), and since this is a non-powered vape, the user will need to experiment to find what air intake works best. There is a water adapter chamber that fits in-line with the wand (designed to cool the air temps down but the meds vaped may lose some percentage of its strength in the water – similar to b-wa) but I don’t see the need for it. Slow, lengthy draws provide fantastic intakes with fantastic flavor every pull!

    The hemp carrying bag available for this is well padded & makes for excellent overnighters and is of the same high quality as the hemp satchels, purses, and sacks made by Dime Bags(TM). The 10′ power cable is much longer than industry standard, making it more useable as it does not require being really near power (like most other vapes). The housing is virtually indestructible (there is even a guy who took a hammer to one to show its fortitude), and the unit has a 3-yr warranty as well as fully-customizable parts to make your vape uniquely yours!

    Excellent vape – time to go warm mine up. I love being a resident in one of the thirteen states with medical marijuana written/voted into the state’s Constitution. 😉

    I recommend the SSV to everyone I talk about meds with. The elimination of 98% of the carcinogens and tar associated with smoking (conflagration) is yet one more critical reason to use a vaporizor. That and using 20% of the usual amount of meds to medicate means the vape pays for itself with saved meds rather quickly, sharply off-setting the cost of the unit.

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  • Simpleground
    September 24, 2014 at 1:47 pm
    Rating
    Ease of Use 8
    Time to Heat Up 10
    Efficiency6
    Vaporizer Quality10

    Silver Surfer - Works for me
    Brilliant machine. Does what it says on the tin. No flashy gimmicks just a solid heat element and perfectly easy to use. Proper solid construction. Love mine!

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  • Jace80
    September 24, 2014 at 1:48 pm
    Rating
    Ease of Use 10
    Time to Heat Up 10
    Efficiency8
    Vaporizer Quality10

    This rocks!
    Two words: totally awesome!

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  • Mike
    September 24, 2014 at 1:49 pm
    Rating
    Ease of Use 8
    Time to Heat Up 8
    Efficiency8
    Vaporizer Quality8

    Cool, well made vaporizer
    The Silver Surfer Vaporizer comes with an adjustable ceramic quartz heating element. The vaporizer comes in many colours and made from hand crafted marble, looks way cool.

    Rather a work of art, I must say! It only takes up to 3 minutes to warm up and vaporizing begins soon after.

    Includes a cool hands free kit, you get a huge number of hits without re loading.

    Fairly cheap and comes with a three year warranty.

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