In the battle of vaping flower or concentrate, there is no battle with the Dr. That’s because the Switch is one of the only high-end portable dab rigs that handles both concentrates and flower equally well. This way it gives you everything the old-school rig does, with none of the hassles. It brings the flavor with both, too, thanks to its cups.
The Switch provides a black ceramic cup for concentrates and a crystal induction cup for flower, and both taste delightful. This makes it superior to, say, the Hera 2 which handles both herb and concentrate, but has a metal chamber. As far as power goes, the Switch absolutely rips thanks to induction heating, letting you churn out nice, thick clouds no matter what’s in the chamber. The Switch is powered by an enormous 33.3 Watt-hour battery. It’s designed to provide 150 full cycles per full charge, and you can even dab while it’s charging thanks to its pass-through functionality. It stays charged a lot longer than, for example, the Puffco Peak, and gives you more temperature options. For one thing, any rig with a removable battery, while it may increase convenience, comes with added risk. This is mostly for people who use them even after they are damaged, since taking them in and out increases the chances of things like that happening, and damaged batteries can be an issue.
Like the Medusa, the Switch comes with a $400.00 price tag, and that’s a serious hit for most of us. And unlike the Medusa, the Switch is only so-so to look at comparatively, especially for the price. The user experience is also less friendly and exciting (although it doesn’t lose any real, hard functionality, for sure). The bottom line: If you want one, high-end device for your concentrates and your herb and you want that device to really rip, the Switch is for you. It’s got excellent battery life and can handle whatever you throw at it with the best, cutting-edge technology. The Switch is an investment, but a really smart one, especially if you like having one daily driver that’s not a tremendous commitment. Our panel will now go nurse their battle wounds with some thick clouds of vapor. Alzghari, Saeed K., To Dab or Not to Dab: Rising Concerns Regarding the Toxicity of Cannabis Concentrates, September 9, 2017, National Institute of Health. Strongin, Robert M., Toxicant Formation in Dabbing: The Terpene Story, ACS Omega. Considered as a safe method for inhaling cannabis, dabbing has become a popular method for users over the years. This uses convection heating, where cannabis concentrates are cooked on a protective surface instead of being directly heated. The hot air flowing into the chamber extracts the active compounds from the plant material, producing cleaner and more potent vapors. There is no rapid heating required so there is no risk of combustion. The best way to enjoy dabbing is by using a dab rig. This is a specific smoking pipe used to smoke concentrates. A dab rig works by filtering concentrate vapor through the water at the base. Though a bit expensive, this apparatus has been in demand among users for the past couple of years. There are many options currently available in the market. We have prepared a list of the best devices you may want to consider in choosing the best dab rig for you. Basically, a dab rig includes a nail, a glass vapor slide, joints, and a recycler. The nail is the heating element attached to the rig and can be made of glass, quartz, ceramic or titanium. The vapor dome, which fits over the nail, allows you to inhale the concentrated vapor without wasting any. Meanwhile, the standard 90-degree joints help prevent the vapor taste from being diluted. The recycler makes sure that the filtration cycle is continuous. For beginners, it is important to follow these steps. If you are using a quartz nail, make sure that it is glowing red. Afterward, let the nail cool down for about 30 to 60 seconds.
The ideal temperature should be between 300°F to 450°F.
Finally, place the dab on the nail surface and slowly inhale the vapor.