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  • Mod Review: Smok G Priv

    Posted by JOE Romi Nik Digilio

    The Smok G Priv is a classic box mod with new innovations to excite anyone who enjoys vaping. Boasting a large touch screen and a screen-locked button, this mod is a breeze to use. The design of the Smok G Priv is extremely sleek, and it isn't too large to hold, as some box mods can be for those with smaller hands or a lighter grip. It also comes in an array of colors to please a wide variety of personal aesthetics. The G Priv is more than pretty, though! It also has the power to deliver an awesome vaping experience. The wattage ranges from 1-220 and temperature control from 200 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. To avoid accidentally changing your
    personalized vape setting, the G Priv offers a screen lock, so you don’t have to  worry about keeping your fingers clear of the screen when you’d rather just focus on blowing clouds. If you are looking for a mod with a sleek look, compact design, a touch screen, and plenty of power, the G Priv may just be the vape for you!

    Lunsford Hannah

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  • How To Use a Nectar Collector

    Posted by JOE Romi Nik Digilio

    With concentrates becoming more and more popular in the smoking world, especially as CBD concentrate becomes more readily available, new and simpler ways to enjoy your concentrate experience have been developed. A Nectar Collector is equivalent to a dry herb hand-pipe but for those who prefer using concentrates.


    The Basics:
    A Nectar Collector has three main parts: the base, the mouthpiece, and the tip. The mouthpiece is traditionally a straight stem piece with a joint at one end. The base is a chamber with two female joint attachments at either end. Some of these chambers include basic diffused downstem percolator. Most kits, including our nectar collectors carried in Climax stores, will include both a quartz and a titanium tip. The titanium tip is a nice option because of its durability, as the nectar collector has multiple joints and is used vertically. Gravity can work against you here, but any concern about keeping your quartz un-shattered can be remedied with a keck joint clip.


    Step One: Fill the Base with Water (Depending on Material)
    Because concentrates must reach very high temperatures to burn, protect yourself by passing the smoke through a water filtration system. The Base, if it includes an appropriate perc, can be filled with water. However, some nectar collectors, such as the silicone variety, often are NOT able to be filled as there is no percolator inside them to keep the water inside the chamber.


    Step Two: Assemble Your Nectar Collector
    Though this may seem obvious, by simply looking at the pieces of a nectar collector, you may not have any idea on how to assemble it. Make sure that the long straight glass mouthpiece is attached on one end of the base, and the titanium or quartz tip is attached on the other.


    Step 3: Heat Your Tip
    Heat the titanium tip of the nectar collector until it is faintly glowing red, using a torch or other powerful heating device. Be VERY careful to not burn yourself with the torch or on the heated tip.


    Step 4: Submerge Tip, and Inhale!
    Wait a few seconds for the red hot tip to cool slightly, then submerge the heated tip into your concentrate, which can often be placed directly into a glass dish provided in a kit. Inhale as you submerge your tip and remove once you have filled your nectar collector with as much vapor as you’d like to inhale.


    Step 5: Exhale, and Repeat.
    Exhale your smoke, and keep in mind that concentrates are harsher, so smaller inhales for a novice may be more comfortable. For more, repeat steps 3-5!

    Lunsford Hannah

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  • E-Juice: What the Heck is That Stuff?

    Posted by Madison Marston

    Cigarette alternatives have been taking the world by storm. Vaping has become the norm, but what is it exactly that we’re inhaling? The process of vaping is simple enough: e-juice goes into the tank which is attached to a battery. The battery powers up and heats the atomizer coil up to around 200-400 Fahrenheit, and the e-juice solution is vaporized.

    But what is E-juice? E-juice is typically made of Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin. Propylene Glycol (PG) is colorless, organic compound produced by Propylene Oxide and used to distribute flavorings. PG is most commonly found in solvents, food preservatives, pharmaceutical products, and of course, e-juice.


    Vegetable Glycerin (VG) is also a good base for e-juice. It is made from plant oils, such as coconut oil or soy. However, it tends to be more viscous than PG, leading to build up in the tank and coil or even a delay when it comes to vaping because of the extra time needed. On that note, thick consistency of VG can also be a positive thing, leading to thicker cloud production.


    Both Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin are good bases and have their pros and cons. Some manufacturers even mix the two, it is very common. Used alone, PG maintains flavor with smaller vapor cloud production while VG sweetens or dilutes flavor but creates massive clouds, but by combining the two substances you achieve a balance in terms of a flavor and vapor density.

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  • Yocan Evolve

    Posted by JOE Romi Nik Digilio

    The Yocan Evolve wax pen is a very well put together device. It features a dual quartz atomizer, a fixed temperature and a single button to offer a hassle-free wax experience.

    The device is very easy to use. First unscrew the mouthpiece to expose the atomizer. Next, unscrew the atomizer cap to reveal the heating chamber. Use the loading tool to place your wax directly to the heating coils. Be sure not to touch the coils with the metal tool as it may damage them. Screw the mouthpiece back on the unit and you are ready to vaporize.

    Like most vape pens, 5 clicks on the power button will turn the device on. Then simply press and hold the power button while drawing from the mouthpiece to enjoy your vapor.


    Going back to the build quality of the pen, you honestly won’t find a better-quality wax vaporizer for the price. It is sturdy and feels great in your hands. We really like that the atomizers for the Yocan Evolve feature an atomizer cap. This cap really helps cut down on splatter in your wax pen, which in turn helps maximize efficiency. It also acts as a heat sync, allowing the hot vapor to cool slightly before reaching your lips.


    The evolve is also very portable and super discrete for all you sneak vapers out there. All in all, I would highly recommend the Yocan Evolve. 

    Jaquan Pryce

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  • Perculators

    Posted by JOE Romi Nik Digilio

    Waterpipe not hitting hard enough? Might be time to throw the whole thing away and invest in a new one. Before tossing that old beaker and purchasing a shiny new piece of glass first check to see if your old pipe has any percolators. Percolators filter and cool the smoke you’re about to intake making it easier to smoke, healthier for you, and ultimately more potent.


    Here at Climax we offer many kinds of percolators including the Honeycomb percolator which uses the tiny holes in its disc to break up the smoke and water to cause more interaction which would in turn cause more filtration.
    We also offer waterpipes with Showerhead percolators. These percolators have small slits or holes to increase filtration but while still effective they offer lesser diffusion than the other percolators.


    The last kind of percolator that we I will discuss is the Tree percolator. Tree percolators offer the greatest level of diffusion. Each arm of a tree perc has slits on the sides. Smaller slits willresult in greater filtration, so the more arms you have the better.

    Jaquan Pryce

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