I've had my FF2 for a few weeks now and I'm extremely happy with it. I really don't recognize the negative experiences that some other users have had with it.
Some background: I wanted something better and more enjoyable than my trusty old MFLB. It's a great vape, don't get me wrong, and the lifetime warranty is amazing. But it does fall short for me in some areas. The batteries are very limited, so I got a power adapter. A very fine grind is preferable, so I got the finishing grinder. The vapor could be quite harsh on the throat sometimes, especially towards the end of a bowl. I didn't want to get yet another accessory that takes up space and that I'd have to take with me when I visit friends for example. Also, no temperature control. Meaning you can't really regulate what chemicals are released (since they have different boiling points), and it being easier to combust.
So I was looking for an easy to use personal on demand vape with excellent vapor straight from the device, no attachments necessary. I use it mostly around the house, but take it with me sometimes when I hit the road. I believe I've found just what I'm looking for in the FF2.
Once you figure out the technique (draw at a certain speed) it's capable of seriously big hits. Basically, draw harder until you hear a whistling noise, then slow down your draw speed slightly to be just under that. I'm not a cloud chaser myself (I'd rather see less cloud since it's just wasted material) but the FF2 is definitely capable of delivering big clouds. The longer you draw, the more vapor you get. I'd recommend at least 5 seconds for a small hit, 10+ for a bigger one. Release the touch sensors and draw for a few seconds more to get all the vapor out. If you follow this technique you should get consistently good hits. Don't forget to stir the bowl in between hits. I do it every 3 hits or so. If you don't pack it too full, slapping the device on your hand a few times will do the trick. Vapor is cool, smooth, extremely tasty. No harshness. This gives the flavor of your herbs the opportunity to really shine and be appreciated. Very lasting flavor as well. I can still taste it 20 seconds or so after I've taken the hit.
Make sure you grind your material right. This vape wants a coarse grind, the complete opposite of my MFLB. Definitely not too fine, since particles that are too fine can escape from the bowl along the vapor path and clog the mouth piece filter (which is another reason apart from the technique some people may have less than stellar experiences with this device).
So in terms of drawing, grinding and packing the bowl the vape does require a bit of technique. I don't mind mastering a certain technique for this vape, because I'm coming from a technique-heavy vape myself. So maybe this could be annoying for others, but for me it's actually quite fun and all part of the ritual.
Cleaning is really easy. I got a 50-pack of iso alcohol cleaning wipes with my FF2 (and there's 2 included with the FF2 itself). Scoop out the material from the bowl, use the brush and perhaps one of the small picks that come with the device. Then use one of the iso wipes to clean the bowl and the vapor path on both sides (the vape itself and the lid). Make sure you don't touch the rubber band along the edge of the lid, since I've heard from people it can start to come loose if you bring it into contact with the iso too often. This makes cleaning the lid a bit tricky since you have to be quite precise. Luckily, cleaning doesn't have to happen that often (not for my use pattern anyway). I'd say every 5 bowls or so. And it's very quick. Under a minute.
Batteries are pretty good. I generally use the device on the medium low temperature at 100% power tuning (both settings are found in the app, which could use some improvement by the way). One battery lasts me a few bowls, and I need less than one bowl to get pretty blazed. For people with higher tolerances that need one bowl or more to feel something this could be a problem. Since I never smoked however, my tolerance is quite low (I think) and so it's no issue for me.
The stealth factor is definitely less than my MFLB since it does smell more. Simplicity and robustness as well. This is not a vape that will survive a 4 meter drop off a balcony (as my MFLB did). And it can't beat that life time hassle free warranty. MFLB: life time, Grasshopper: life time, Pax: 10 years, FF2: 2 years. That's definitely a bit of a letdown for such a premium product. But we'll see how it holds up.
As mentioned, the app could use some improvements, such as a more accurate battery indicator, the actual temperatures shown inside the app rather than just "low, medium low, medium.. etc. which is a bit vague. The temps are in the manual, but still. It would be easier to display them in-app. Maybe some more touch sensor customization? Being able to switch between temps without use of the app or something. Cause that can be annoying for people who want to do that more often than I do (I usually just have it on medium low, sometimes bump it up to medium high).
Also this vape doesn't like to get cold. When it gets too cold and you try to activate it, it will pulse green for a few seconds and then blink red. Having to reactivate it a bunch of times just for it to heat up a little and stop doing that can be annoying. No problem if you live in California maybe, but definitely annoying in colder climates.
So, all in all the FF2 does exactly what I wanted. An amazing improvement in almost every aspect over my MFLB.
Ik wil inderdaad toch ook nog wat kwijt over de firefly 2. heb hem nu ongeveer 4 maanden en ik ben het met de laatste reviews eens,, vaposhop,, super,, maar dit apparaat kan niet wat ik zou willen, mooie volle halen, mooie damp en lang gebruik.... de smaak.. dat is echt het enigste die echt niet normaal lekker is,,, je proeft zoveel, maar meestal in de eerste haal, zonder damp... (die combi zou perfect zijn) slechte ontbranding van de kruiden,, veel roeren,, en heel constant inhaleren( je zou maar astma hebben) of je door een rietje ademt.. concentraten gaan aardig, olie ook maar je moet echt niet teveel erop doen.. batterij is inderdaad ook niet veel soeps... haal de avond nieteens met 2 accus, en dan neem ik echt niet veel,, 0,2 gram zoiets... dus denk voor thuis een goeie verdamper neerknallen ..
Over Vaposhop niks dan goeds. Laat dat duidelijk zijn. Een betere shop is er niet voor je damp-gerei. De Firefly 2 kreeg ik (zonder enige discussie!) met een leuke korting toen een ander apparaat kapot ging tijdens de garantieperiode. Dat is dus echt top!
De Firefly 2? Mèh...Medicinaal en microdosing misschien? Niet voor grootverbruikers!!
-Makkelijk schoon te maken
-geschikt voor kruiden en wax en olie
-Veel te veel weerstand bij inhaleren
-Veel te weinig effect voor mijn tolerantiegrens.
-Zeer zwakke batterij (vandaar het Reserve-exemplaar) meer dan 25 volledige halen haal je echt niet.
-Temperatuur alleen met een App op je telefoon instelbaar.
-Elke twee haaltjes verplicht roeren anders raakt de hete lucht niet alle kruiden.
-Voor wax of olie zijn 3 pads meegeleverd. Die kan je niet schoonmaken (wordt afgeraden) en maar een paar keer hergebruiken. Kaching!
De Firefly 2 werkt alleen goed na een leercurve. Je moet je kruiden op een bepaalde manier malen, het bakje op een precieze manier vullen, op een specifieke manier en in een specifiek tempo inhaleren. Dat is niks voor mij (en ik denk ook niet voor de meeste andere mensen) Alleen als je OCD hebt is het waarschijnlijk je favoriete damper....Tenzij je een hoge tolerantiegrens hebt. Dan moet je echt ver van dit apparaat vandaan blijven. Dit is een apparaatje voor mensen die af en toe een paar kleine haaltjes willen nemen en niet te veel willen merken.
This is my first vape and I decided to not waste time and go for the best immediately. The FF2 is a quality built device, well packaged and stylish. Its ideal for a very fast hit and go situation and this is the main reason I got this one. I did my first trial runs with a long time volcano user, but we both had the same impressions. I'll skip to the issues only as those are what you need to live with:
1.) Immediately I had to upgrade the firmware which required me to also remove the battery to get it to work
2.) I got no clouds unless I used the "high setting" which also showed visible burn marks
3.) Despite the unit being "ready" to use, the first draw is really weak, but has the most flavor. You need to hit it at least 2x for it to show any clouds. Once it gets warmed up it starts to become very enjoyable. I'm just not used to not getting clouds.
4.) On a few occasions I've had to remove the battery it to get the FF2 to work again
5.) The battery lasts for about 2 well used bowls
6.) We found ourselves having to stir the bowl nearly every 2nd draw
7.) Its super expensive and then I also had to pay another CHF 60.- for import duties, it would have been great to choose a shipping value, ouch!
8.) I wish I could charge the spare battery while I'm using the primary, but that battery must be in the device to charge it
9.) I can't seem to change the heat profile without using my iPhone which is a bit inconvenient
10.) I wish there was an accessory to attach this to a bubbler.
Overall with some practice and understanding its still a great vape and like any new car needs a bit of miles before it drives well. The taste is a completely unique experience on its own.
I love this device. I have three new types of vape this year (FF2, GH and Crafty) and have been a long time Volcano user. The FF2 is by far my favorite overall. The FF2 provides the most enjoyable vaping experience I've had - it's the smoothest, most potent, cool vapor I've ever taken into my lungs. I’ve noticed so many different flavors that I have never experienced before I used the Firefly 2.
Firefly2 has opened my eyes to the world of vaping! The convection heating is wonderful ! Not only is it extremely tasty and smooth but it also doesn't waste material and it heats evenly. Because your breath is what activates the vapor, I feel fully in control. Once you start using this vaporizer, it just keeps getting better and better. One of my favorite things about this vaporizer is how easy it is to load and clean which is much better than other experiences I've had! Takes only a few seconds and is never messy. I love my Firefly2!
Firefly2 rocks my world in so many ways. Finally a vape that is focused on quality! Dynamic convection + glass vapor path = smooth, delicious vapor that is out of this world. Literally have never tasted terpenes like this before - I never knew what I was missing until Firefly came along. For the people having a hard time getting a big draw - the key is to take very long, deep breaths. Or turn up the heat with the new Power Tuning feature which maximizes cloud output. Long story short, this vape just gets better and better the more you use it.
We bought in spring 2015 a Firefly 1. It broke down in december 2015. We've got a new one on guarantee. The new one broke down in august 2016. Now we've got a Firefly 2 on guarantee. It works great. But what a great service!!
This vape is all I ever wanted! Best vapor output, best flavor and built with the very best materials available. It has a small learning curve but not difficult at all! Dynamic convection at its best. Once you've played around with it and master the technique this vape is as if you are using a balloon on the go.
People, such as Greg, comparing the Firefly 2 to a conduction vape such as the Arizer or Magic Flight products have no idea what they are talking about (sorry I hope I do not offend anyone)
If you like roasted flavor that lasts 2 draws and lack the skills to master a device go buy something else. You would not compare a car to a bike because both have wheels.
Firefly 2 is fresh, every pull. Such a clear effect you will never go back to conduction, it's 2016 a revolution has begun.
I wish I had a better report.
The Firefly 2 was of interest to me because of the healthy materials that it is made of. The only others in that class are the Arizer products, and the MFLB.
The Firefly 2 is weak.
You have to use it on high, to get medium output.
You need to open your app on your phone in order for the unit to work at peak strength.
When you do have the app, make sure get the firmware update, so that it will fix the bugs the unit is shipped with.
In order to make my Firefly 2 work, you have to (be exact) leave room in the oven, wait until the orange ring turns bright, then draw 15 seconds, hold in for 15 and you will have vapor, mostly from your breathe.
The battery doesn't last an entire session, at times.
You have to stir it well, every 5 draws (annoying).
The battery gets very hot to the point that you have to put it down.
For all the bother its hard to believe I waited for this vape and spent a lot of money on it.
I started using my Arizer Air/Solo. Load and put at desired temp, and it keeps going. The battery will last a very long time (1 Hour, and pass through charging on the Air, as well as replaceable battery.) The Air/Solo, MFLB, are much cheaper and do a better job and are effortless/more enjoyable.