OmniVong First Impressions
By - simpinforsirvelos
That Omnivong looks absolutely amazing. I really like your glass too, classy to go along with the OV. Nice set up.
Thanks! I wish it functioned as well as it looks. Honestly I think the M and stainless steel vapcap is nicer. The body on the M is much easier to roll evenly. The wood body is clunky. The SS holds heat a lot longer and doesn’t heat up as quick meaning you get a much bigger and more extracted toke. The Ti seems to just heat up so quickly the point it almost combusts the outsides but the inside is still green. I don’t know, I might sell this if I still don’t like it in a week.
Oh really? I was looking into maybe getting a Ti tip as my next upgrade on my M. I got it like 2 weeks ago and have mastered it with a rig. The wooden spinning tip fits perfectly in my Z style 14-10mm adapter (fat mouthpiece sucks with wooden mouthpiece). I heat the bottom of the cap and clear a whole tip full of herb in one massive rip, sometimes two. I figured the Ti tip would be the best upgrade now that I have the xL condenser and spinning mouthpiece. The phantom is pretty sick. It’s stainless steel but it’s blackish/gray and $25. If you like the steel tip but want something different from the stock tip.
I probably just need to get the hang of it more but it seems more finicky then the stainless steel. The first day I got my M was also a struggle until I got it down but that was because I was brand new to the world of dynavaps. I notice the flavour isn’t as nice too with this wood body so I’m going to make myself a glass body with some two small airflow holes.
I really want an alternative body but I’m not stoked on the wood stuff. They sell just the Omni body for like $55, the Tectonic body for like $50. I wish someone made metal bodies or stems for Dynavaps.
If you can build a body that fits the tip and shit I’ll buy one from you. Can’t be as much as those that are available. I just can’t pull the trigger on a piece of metal worth $1
I'm not a fan of the Ti tip either...just sold mine.
Mines a lot more efficient now that I’ve figured out the airflow/best areas to heat it. Still doesn’t hold heat as long I find but it’s much, much lighter. Will be good for traveling and the airflow is now nicer then the M for bong/rig usage.
Sounds like you are over packing. I would try the straw method of loading with herb and see if that makes it vape more evenly.
I’ll preface by saying I just got into the dynavap world. I bought my first one a few months back when they had the 2020m starter kits for 40$. After receiving that and falling in love with the airflow I was curious about the other “higher end” options. Which led me to this purchase.
First impressions: Took it out of the plastic doob tube it came is is that it’s very light. Much lighter then my M, but I don’t know if that’s necessarily a good thing. It is if this a travel/pocket piece for you but I’m mostly using mine at home. I actually like heft of the stainless steel M vs this vong. The cap on this one does fit a lot better though. Seems like tighter tolerances or just a better quality one as my M’s captive cap can slip off on hotter hits sometimes. The mouthpiece is also a lot more comfortable and natural compared to my 2020M.
First hits: Again, I have to mention how much nicer the vapcap bowl bit and cap felt. I’m not sure if they have tighter tolerances for these or something but it’s noticeably nicer. Here’s where things went downhill for me. Upon first pull I notice that there is a ridiculous amount of restriction, similar to my arizer solo 2’s restriction before I drilled out the screens holes wider on the solo 2. I was very disappointed by this. I’m not sure if my body is a lemon but the slit is tiny. You’d think vong’s would have MORE airflow then any other piece due to them being designed around the use with a water piece (which would add restrictions in itself) but it’s the opposite. The airflow of the M was one of the big appeals about Dynavap’s and this was just a complete disappointment in that department.
Conclusion: I’m happy with my purchase still only because I got it on a fat sale for 107$ CAD plus tax. Seems the omni assembly parts that this has total to more then that if I’m jot mistaken. If I paid Dynavap full price I’d be pretty pissed off if this is what I received.
I really love Dynavap’s but their marketing and general product information on their website is abysmal and is probably why they’re not more popular then they are. All the gimmicky language and lack of substance is a tad annoying. I shouldn’t need to watch 10 minute youtube videos of other vaporizer reviewers explain your products for you and then still end up dissatisfied because nobody talks about airflow, a pretty important factor in a device designed to be used with functionals.
Source: someone who designs functional glass diffusion percs and functional adult use cannabis pieces for a living.
TLDR; Looks great, feels great, hit’s poorly (with this wooden body at least) due to very poor airflow. Would not buy at retail $
Edit: So it seems I need to rock it with the condenser/mouthpiece pulled down a bit. Now it has much better airflow. Looks a bit silly but it helps a lot. Might try to make my airflow hole larger on the wood body too. Thanks to y’all for the help. I’m digging it much more now. I’ll post another review in a few weeks or so.
Did you try it with your loose fitting cap? Did you adjust the airflow regulator in the condenser?
Yea I tried with the M’s vapcap. No dice. I don’t see an airflow regulator in this. I’ve taken it apart and the condenser is just an o ring and a threaded maria for the mouthpiece on the tube. Tried putting it in different orientations but no difference. From my understanding only the omni has the fancy spinning mouthpiece and adjustable internal airflow thing?
The Omni mouthpiece doesn't spin freely, it turns and while turning the mouthpiece the condenser extends into the back end of the tip, it's basically a pin valve.
There are also spinning mouthpieces that do spin freely and don't adjust the airflow. The titanium spinning mouthpiece looks exactly like an Omni mouthpiece, when it's installed.
Ah okay thanks for the heads up. I’m getting the hang on this one now that someone else mentioned the adjustable airflow but pulling out the mouthpiece a bit.
Set your condenser to about 75% extended. Hit it without covering the airport. Don't pack tightly.
So pull have the mouthpiece/lower section of the condenser down so it’s not going into the vapcap right? Makes sense. I didn’t know that’s how you’re supposed to adjust it. Thanks for the tip.
Edit: u/roddayz has fixed my issue... thank you!
Pull out the mouthpiece with the condenser. It is threaded at the point where they come together. If you screw it all the way, it's the same as a regular condenser that sits flush with the stem. If you unscrew it, the tip of the condenser will be moving further into the tip. The more you unscrew it, the further it goes into the tip. Going further into the tip restricts the airflow coming from the airport. Ideally you set it to your preferred air to vapor mixture. I like it in the 50 to 80% restriction. My best bong pulls are with the condenser in this range.
One of my favorites. I'm curious why you are using the 10mm adapter when the wood is tapered to mate with 14mm natively.
Because the mouthpiece is too long and hit’s the glass below the joint.
you could buy the standard length condenser to convert your omnivong to a standard 92mm vong for the 14mm wpa end