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  • Why You’re Extra Lucky to Be Around for This St. Patrick’s Day

    With that token greeting card day and our favorite marmot-themed holiday bygone, our attentions shift to that greenest, luckiest, booziest, most culturally-appropriating holiday of the year – St. Patrick’s Day. While you’ll find a detailed history of St. Patrick’s Day elsewhere in other dark corners of the Internet, we’re counting ourselves lucky this year that vaporizing is finally a thing.

    Besides being much better for you than smoking (you can read more about that in this blog post), vaporizing your favorite oils, herbs, and dried plant materials allows you to reap all their health benefits without damaging side-effects. Also, in our opinion, vaporizing is WAY better than these … let’s call them “alternative” … methods of ingestion, application, and inhalation. Here are some things you’re lucky aren’t still things.

     

    1. The Tobacco Enema

    No, we that wasn’t an autocorrect fail. Go back and read it again. Yep, it says, “tobacco enema.” This crazy contraption from the 1770s was used to blow tobacco smoke up the nose, into the mouth or, in more extreme cases, right up the keister. A page from the Royal Human Society 1774 explained that the Tobacco Resuscitator could even be used to revive people who were dead. Though, we suspect that tobacco’s stimulant qualities do have their limits.

    Lucky for you, our Sidekick Portable Vaporizer holds up to ¼ gram of your favorite dried herbs. So you can enjoy your favorite plant materials wherever you want. And it comes with absolutely no attachments for that other thing. Also, no resurrection powers. But it does have replaceable batteries.

     

    2. The Urine Cocktail

    Throughout history, many cultures prized urine for its ability to cure all sorts of diseases – from headaches, to sleeplessness, and even as a remedy for body odor. The breaking point? SCIENCE, of course. We feel bad for the panel of doctors who actually busted this myth. But besides smelling like the underside of a bridge or maybe helping with the rare jellyfish scenario, the consensus about urine is, “Yeah, don’t drink that.”

    Lucky for you this St. Patrick’s Day season, the Super Surfer Vaporizer comes with an aromatherapy dish that will let you enjoy your favorite melts or oils. So, if you smell a little ripe from too many burpees, or from hitting the taco truck a little hard, you can buy some shower time away from your date with a sweet-smelling apartment.

     

    3. The Ketchup Cure-All

    This one … just … wow. You may not know that this tomato-based, love-it-or-hate-it condiment went from being considered poisonous in the early 1800s, to being marketed as medicine in the 1830s. After a published paper claimed that tomatoes could treat digestive problems, Dr. Archibald Miles began travelling from town to town, selling his American Hygiene Pill. The problem was, “Dr. Miles” was really just, “Mr. Miles,” and his “Hygiene Pill” was really just, “dried tomatoes.”

    After crossing paths with another so-called doctor, Miles retired to his lab and formulated the all-new “Dr. Miles’ Compound Extract of Tomato.” This cure-all (that was actually straight-up ketchup) was said to remedy everything from jaundice and coughs, to rheumatism and indigestion. Some patients were even ordered to consume more than 1½ cups of ketchup each day. And while that, alone, might be the most unappetizing sentence we’ve ever written, we are VERY interested in checking out the pile of fries that would accompany that much ketchup. But, we digress.

    Lucky for you, our flagship Silver Surfer Vaporizer features an innovative whip connection angle which keeps your herbs in the wand (where they belong), and reduces the stress on your glass. So, you’ll be in the perfect position to vaporize some peppermint for that tummy ache. And vaporizing with the Silver Surfer means you won’t have to eat 12oz. of ketchup. See? Just … wow.

    Of all the blessings that come with being born after the end of the 19th Century, we feel especially lucky this St. Patrick’s Day that we can enjoy all our favorite plants and herbs without having to do anything weird. Also, the 21st Century has cake pops.

    But the luck doesn’t stop with delicious, frosted confections. You can also rack up some serious savings this month with our March Mania (which sounds a lot like the name of that basketball event that happens in March but is reasonably and legally distinct from said event) Sale.

    Click here to shop the sale.

  • What Your Choice of SideKick Colors Says About Your Personality

    If you already took the plunge and picked up the world’s most elegantly-designed portable vaporizer (that would be our SideKick), then you’re already well-aware of its perfect blend of function and form. You also know that the SideKick comes in 7 sleek color choices, but do you know what your choice of SideKick color says about your personality?

    For that answer, we turn to…SCIENCE! (Well, color psychology is a pseudo-science, but bear with us.)

     

    1. The Executive Silver SideKick.

    If the Executive Silver color option caught your eye, you’re probably intuitive and insightful. People who love the color silver also tend to be introspective and creative – particularly when it comes to essays, song lyrics, or poems about your dog. You’re also more futuristic than sentimental, which means you might be scheming to take over the world while enjoying your favorite herbs in your SideKick. We’ve got our eye on you, Executive Silver.

     

    2. The Black Jack SideKick.

    If your favorite SideKick color is black, you’re sophisticated and opinionated in equal measure. People who favor black are often very artistic and sensitive with a taste for control. You have a realistic world view and a simple approach to life. Plus, your Black Jack SideKick goes with everything. Move over, Piper Chapman. Black is the new black.

     

    3. The Blue Dream SideKick.

    Like the Caribbean Sea, if your favorite color in the SideKick palette is blue, you’re calm, cool, and full of exotic species of marine life. Besides being able to find peace and tranquility in even the most chaotic of circumstances, people also find you to be lovable. Which makes sense, because blue is also the favorite color of Zooey Deschanel. And she’s adorable.

     

    4. The Gold Dust SideKick.

    Face it. You’re fancy. A penchant for the Gold Dust SideKick model means that you radiate personality. You’re likeable, you’re compassionate, and you have a love for things that are the best quality…which is probably why you chose the SideKick in the first place. You’re pretty selective when you choose your friends, but that comes back to you in the form of your friends being loyal. Maybe because they think you have gold…

     

    5. The Green Machine SideKick.GreenSK

    You love safety and security, whether you’re providing it or enjoying it. Those who prefer the Green Machine are also in touch with nature, and are usually pretty blunt about whatever they’re thinking. Your reputation matters to you and are probably an admirer of the Green Bay Packers jerseys and Avril Lavigne’s hair.

     

    6. The Panama Red SideKick.

    Red is the classical color of passion, ambition, boldness, and Twizzlers. You’re likely extroverted, confident, and determined. Maybe you’re a heartbreaker, too, because studies have shown that both men AND women are more attracted to a person wearing red than any other color. Are we saying your Panama Red SideKick will help you get a date? Well, we’re not NOT saying that…

     

    7. The Purple Haze SideKick.

    Ah, purple. The color of royalty and of large cartoon drink pitchers who inexplicably break down walls to announce their arrival. If you’re a fan of the Purple Haze SideKick, you have a great respect for other people and you have an idealistic view of the world. Fans of the color purple are also most likely to identify with Prince songs.

     

    SideKick Colors

     

    Lastly, if you own ALL 7 COLORS of the SideKick Portable Vaporizer, it says that you’re basically our favorite person ever and that you have awesome taste in vaporizers and bulk purchases.

    So, how did we do? Did we nail your personality to a tee? Tweet us a photo of you and your SideKick @7floorvapes

  • How to Choose Your First Vaporizer

    Well, today’s the big day, slugger. You’re making the leap into the world of vaping, and we’re proud of you. With that decision out of the way, it’s time to make another – what vaporizer should be your first? That’s a major question. But don’t worry. We’ll be gentle.

    Navigating the choppy waters of the vaporizer ocean is quite a task for even the most seasoned vaping sailor. There are vaporizers that cost a kajillion dollars, and others that cost less than a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Some vapes are simple looking, while others look as if you’d need an engineering degree to operate them. Some vaporizers are only for dried herbs, and some only vaporize liquid. All of these, plus a bunch of other options, could leave you feeling confused. Not to fear, though. 7th Floor Vapes has your back.

    Let’s take a short walk through your personal needs, and then we can narrow down the perfect vaporizer for your lifestyle. Lie back, relax, and answer these questions:

     

    1. What Do You Want to Vaporize?

    It may sound like one of those “duh” questions, but the first step to choosing a vaporizer is to narrow down what you want to vape. While there are some exceptions, most vaporizers are designed to vaporizer either liquids (you may have heard this referred to as “e-juice,” but we’re not totally comfortable with that term), or dried herbs and plant material.

    This could potentially be an expensive lesson to learn, if you start with a unit that can only do one thing, but you later decide you want one that does the other thing. Be sure to check with the manufacturer of the vaporizer to determine what, exactly, you’re able to vape in each unit you’re considering.

    If you’re not sure which is right for you, you could go straight for the kill shot and get the Super Surfer Vaporizer. It’s basically the Swiss Army Knife of Vaporizers. Seriously, there’s even an aromatherapy attachment.

    After you figure out WHAT you want to vaporize, the next question to answer is…

     

    2. Where Do You Want to Vaporize?

    You may be thinking, “Wait, why does it matter where I want to enjoy my billowy clouds of sweet organic goodness? Aren’t all vaporizers the same?” Well, no. If you’ve already browsed around the Internet, you’ve probably seen three major styles of vaporizer – the Pen Vaporizer, the Hand-Held Vaporizer, and the Desktop Vaporizer. While they’re probably pretty self-explanatory, they’re all very different in terms of portability and design.

    The Super Surfer we mentioned earlier is a great example of a desktop vaporizer. Typically, a larger units have larger heating elements and larger chambers for holding vaping material. These are a great choice for you, if you’re interested in high-quality vaping around the house. Desktop units are also a great choice for medicinal purposes – those with COPD, or smokers with asthma.

    If you need a vaporizer that’s better on the go, then a unit like the SideKick Personal Vaporizer is the best choice for you. This vaporizer features a very generous ceramic heating chamber that holds up to ¼ gram of your favorite dried herbs. Plus, you can actually stir the bowl WHILE you’re vaping, instead of needing to stop and stir. This hand-held vaporizer provides the best balance between function and portability. And you’re all about balance, you cheeky little fox, you.

    So, now that we figured out the “what” and the “where” (which butted right up next to the “how” and the “when”), it’s time to address the “who” and the “why.”

     

    3. Who Will Be Vaping with You?

    This sounds a little weird, but it’s also an important question. If you’re interested in sharing a vape session with some of your closest friends, you’ll probably want to consider a vaporizer with a great battery life, or one that plugs directly in the wall. The SideKick we mentioned earlier has replaceable batteries. This way, you’ll never have to look like a lame when your vaporizer runs out of power and the party gets weird.

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    Speaking of parties, the Silver Surfer Vaporizer is great for those. If you want to gather the squad, order in some pizza, and settle in for a vape session at the spot, it’s best to have a unit that relies on good ol’ fashioned AC current. Plus, with the Silver Surfer, you can customize your vaporizer to fit your unique style. AND …pause for effect… the Silver Surfer has a variable temperature control so everybody in the room can enjoy their own inhale speed (which may or may not be directly affected by the amount of meat lover’s pizza that was just consumed).

    By this point, you should have a pretty good idea of what sort of vaporizer best suits your needs. The final question is…

     

     

    4. Why Do You Want to Vape?

    Vaporizing has a wide appeal for a lot of different reasons. Some have a medical necessity for a bag-compatible vaporizer that can help “push” medicinal vapor into their lungs. Others may be conventional smokers who suffer from asthma who want the positive effects of herbs, but need a solution for reducing stress on their bronchioles. Still others may be looking for an alternative to harmful combustive smoking like cigarettes, joints, cigars, or pipes. And some may just be looking for a single unit that will do more than just vaporize “e-juice” (seriously, that’s almost as shudder-inducing as the word ‘moist’).

    While the old adage is true (typically, you do get what you pay for), you should decide what kind of financial investment you can afford to make into vaporizing. However, if you’re transitioning to a vape from smoking, you’ll DEFINITELY be saving money in the long run. Besides the cost of dried herbs, if you’re a pack-a-day smoker, a SideKick would pay for itself in a little more than 7 weeks.

    Another factor to consider is vaporizing accessories like cases, cleaning implements, and consumable parts. Most of the vaporizers from 7th Floor Vapes come with just about all the accessories you need for a great vaping experience right out of the box, but there are some incidentals you’ll need to factor in.

    Also, you should always buy new. Your creepy cousin Jake might have a “sick deal on a vape, bro,” and that eBay listing from Hong Kong MAY have an attractive price tag, and that Craigslist ad may not seem THAT sketchy, but it’s best to get a new unit directly from a reputable manufacturer. Besides being able to provide you with repair services as necessary, not much trumps a manufacturer’s warranty. Jake certainly can’t. He needs to get his life together.

    If you’ve made it this far, it’s time to let you blossom tiger lily. You can browse the entire catalog of high-end vaporizers at 7th Floor Vapes by clicking here.

    Until next time…

  • A Ceramic Heating Element and Why It’s Awesome

    If you’ve taken a moment (or maybe a few hours) to pour through the wide spread of portable handheld vaporizers on the market, you’ve probably seen your fair share of different heating options. Though it’s probably the most important part of a vaporizer, the heating element is also largely the most ignored. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Yeah, not so much.

    The heating element is the heart and soul of your vaporizer. If the heating element goes, the whole unit goes. And while some vaporizer users focus on fancy-schmancy aesthetics and wild accessories, vaporizer veterans are nuts about their heating elements. And the King of the Hill is the ceramic heating element.

     

    One Heating Element to Rule Them All

    So what’s a heating element? As the most integral part of your vaporizer, the heating element regulates the temperature of the air that catalyzes the active ingredients in your vaporizing material as the air passes through it. More simply, it heats your dried herbs, flowers, or essential oils to the perfect temperature in order to let you vape in all the good stuff. While there are many different kinds of heating elements, a ceramic heating element is the best way to go. Here’s why:

     

    Purity like Frodo

    Like the stalwart, heroic heart of Frodo Baggins, a ceramic heating element produces the purest vapors. How does this happen? Because you’re only getting the vapors that come from the material in the chamber, and not from any second-hand reactions from the heating element itself. After all, a lack of smoke and secondary material combustion is one of the many perks to vaporizing instead of smoking. A vaporizer that combusts just doesn’t make any sense.

    Also, a ceramic heating element has the highest melting point and boiling point of any other kind of heating element. So like Frodo staving off the evil call of Sauron, your ceramic heating element can handle heat upwards of 2800°F. That’s like a Mordor temperature.

     

    Longevity like Aragorn

    The quality of your heating element is directly tied to the longevity of your vaporizer. In other words, the Fellowship of the Vape is only as good as its sword-carrying Ranger. With that in mind, the ceramic heating element in our SideKick heating chamber has been engineered not only to hold up to ¼ gram of your favorite dried herbs, but it also boasts a 2,000-hour heater guarantee. That’s almost 5 and a half years of daily vaporizing for 1 hour each day. Just like Strider, your ceramic heating element is gonna keep on tickin’.

    The bottom line? A heating element is the most important part of your vaporizer. So it pays off to take a close look at what’s making your vaporizer tick. With a ceramic heating element, The Vortex heating chamber, digital temperature control, and a built-in stirring mechanism, the SideKick by 7th Floor Vapes is a great choice for your portable handheld vaporizer.

    Click here for more information on the SideKick.

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