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The Stratus Line

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At Sunflower Pipes we carry a large number of products from the Stratus vaporizer line. Stratus has products to fit a wide variety of needs all of which are sold at great prices. This article will list the different products we sell, highlighting the specifics of each.   Starter Kit The Stratus Starter Kit is designed for use with oil and ejuice. The contents of this kit are a 900mAh battery, 2 CE4 tanks, and a USB charger. The tanks can hold 1.6ml of liquid and the resistance of the device is 2.5 ohms. This is a great product for those looking to get into vaping and need a product specifically to use with oils and e-juice. The fact that it comes with two tanks is great. This allows for the utilization of more than one e-juice at a time. Simply switch between tanks for a
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Why We Love RAW Rolling Papers

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Why We Love  RAW Rolling Papers Humble Beginnings Serving as the inspiration in a grand design, Marfil Arroz rolling papers were originally produced and manufactured in Alcoy, Spain, the paper making capital of Europe. The company eventually disbanded sometime around the 80’s due to legalities. Josh Kesselman remembers Marfilo Arroz fondly. Mostly because his father smoked them. His father would preform a magic trick in which he would light a single rolling paper and toss it into the air. The entire paper would instantly disappear in a flash of flames, reportedly without any trace of ash. This stuck with him through all his life. Years after, in the early 1990’s Josh Kesselman met a man from Alcoy named Emilo at a trade show and shared stories of his father and Marfilo Arroz rolling papers. To Josh’s astonishment, Emilio actually made
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iStick

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Eleaf-iSmoka is a Chinese company that has been around since 2008. Their popular e-cigarette battery mod, the iStick comes in a variety of models ranging in wattage from ten to a hundred with watt temperature controlled models available. The company also sells a variety of atomizers/tanks. And a few of their products come bundled in kits which make them immediately usable without needing to purchase pieces separately.   10w Mini iStick The 10w Mini iStick is Eleaf’s lowest wattage model. It is only available in mini format which is a smaller, simplified version of the standard size 20w iStick. It is very easy easy to hold and transport when fully assembled. There is a circular display on top that indicates how much charge is left in the battery as well as current voltage and vaping seconds. The size of this device is 21 mm * 32.5mm * 52mm. It comes in black, silver, red, and blue.
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Magic Flight Launch Box: Overview, Review & Cleaning Tips

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How the Magic Flight Launch Box Works: The Magic-Flight Launch Box comes with all the features you need in a vaporizer while also being one of the simplest on the market. It is a dry herb vaporizer, although there is a concentrate tray that you can purchase which enables you to vape oils, concentrates, and extracts. To use the Magic Flight Launch Box, all you do is load the trench with your preferred dry herbs, close the lid, insert the battery into the side, press the battery in with the palm of your hand and take a draw. There are no temperature settings to mess with, no ‘on’ and ‘off’ buttons, and no wait time. With an instant heat up time of 5 seconds, you will be vaping almost immediately. Measured at 2.5” x 1.25” x 0.9” the Magic Flight Launch Box is one of the
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Juul By Pax

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The folks over at PAX Labs must seriously know what they’re doing. Following the release of it’s newly debuted Pax 2 model, PAX Labs has released their own rendition of the electronic cigarette. Introducing, Juul. What Is Juul? The Juul is a sleek, elegant, rectangular e-cigarette that promises more of the nicotine kick comparable to a regular, combustible, tobacco cigarette. The Juul measures about 3.5 inches in length. Its angular design is modern, and the brushed aluminum finish speaks volumes of quality and craftsmanship. The first thing you’ll notice upon taking it in your hand is just how exceptionally light it is. The construct behind the device feels solid without heft. The device bears close resemblance to your typical office USB thumb drive. A small light atop the battery serves as a status indicator for the device—green indicating ready for use, white
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Comparing the Pax and Pax 2

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Pax and Pax 2 Since its inception in 2012, the Pax has remained one of the most popular and best reviewed devices on the market. Its sleek design, great performance, ease of use and Ploom’s awesome customer service has made Pax a leading name in the industry. The Pax 2, released in March of this year, has addressed many issues users of the original Pax harbored. This article hopes to illustrate the differences between the two devices.   Size Starting with size, the Pax 2 is 25% smaller than its predecessor. It is also 10% lighter, weighing approximately 90 grams compared to the original devices 98. Even though the Pax 2 is smaller than the original, it has a longer battery life. The original Pax could run for about an hour’s worth of use. The Pax 2 can run for approximately ninety minutes. The
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Origins of Nag Champa Incense

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Nag Champa is the world’s most popular incense, containing sandalwood, a semi liquid resin “halmaddi” taken from the Ailanthus Triphysa tree which gives it the characteristic brownish gray color and damp texture. The incense is also made from the combination of flowers, resins, essential oils and herbs which are all natural and free of toxins. The name of this incense is derived from the champa flower. The distinctive scent of Nag Champa is commonly used for incenses, aromatherapy, oils, candles and soaps. In ashrams and yoga studios Nag, used in the form of incense, is used to promote a calm feeling and has been thought to facilitate meditation. The plumeria or frangipani flower gives this incense it’s sweet scent. Nobody can truly trace, beyond folklore, from where this incense may have possibly originated. But the ingredients are mostly found in Nepal and India, most likely it was originally harvested
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“Quartz, Ceramic, Titanium, Oh My!” A Comprehensive Guide To Concentrate Nails

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Understanding Concentrate Nails Of all great inquiries in modern history, none is more confusion laden than that regarding concentrate nails. When presented with all the different nail options, one might find themselves a bit overwhelmed. Terms like male and female, adjustable and fixed, dome and domeless can lead to some serious head-scratching. Today, we at Sunflower Pipes present you with a comprehensive guide to understanding concentrate nails, listing the pros and cons of each material and the proper way to use each type. What Is A Concentrate Nail? Nails are small pieces of glass, ceramic, or metal that sit on or within a fitting attached to a rig. Nails are heated either by a torch or through electrical means, and then make contact with concentrate waxes to produce a vapor. Traditionally, nails are covered by a glass dome to prevent vapor from escaping while one draws the vapor through a rig. There are also domeless nails, which combine
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Fly away with a Firefly Vaporizer

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A convection vaporizer allows your herb to be heated with hot air, and makes for one of the best herbal vaporizing options available. The Firefly vaporizer utilizes this style of heating, providing a clear smoke, with limited issues on smell or portability! It is a larger size vaporizer, similar in size to other herbal vaporizer options we have at the shop including the DaVinci and Ascent. The sturdiness on the Firefly Vaporizer can be felt almost immediately, and the design is also very sleek, combining simplicity with heavy duty efficiency! To open the Firefly, simply lift the magnetic cover and access the herb chamber (picture below)! The “locking” mechanism ensures this piece will not slip as you enjoy a bowl. As with most herbal vaporizers, preparing finely ground herbs is important for allowing air to flow easily through to the mouthpiece below, where you’ll enjoy a hit that
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G-Slim Grenco Vaporizer Review

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Combining portability & affordability, the G-Slim Grenco Vaporizer hits the nail on the head introducing it’s G-Slim series of Ground Material and Extract vaporizers. Grenco describes The G-Slim as “a new line of lightweight technology that combines the luxury of portability with the benefit of affordability.” Available in both Disposable & Rechargeable models.  First Look: Grenco allows the consumer to choose a product tailored to their budget & lifestyle. Sporting a slender pen-style battery, heating element, and mouthpiece, the G-Slim Grenco vaporizer seems to resemble a mix of a more toned down, yet grown-up version of its predecessor the Micro-G. Initial notes are portability and discreetness in comparison to most vape models of any brand. Even when compared to Grenco’s Micro-G, The G-Slim has considerably less-attention drawing characteristics due to its traditional pen-style design. Depending on the model, upon unboxing you
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eVic-VT

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eVic-VT Review   The eVic-VT is a mod/battery for e-cigarettes made by Joyetech. Joyetech was founded in 2007, making it one of the newer e-cigarette makers on the market. The company, however, seems to be hard at work making their mark on the e-cigarette landscape, offering high end technology and sleek designs for affordable prices.   Temperature Control   The ‘VT’ in ‘eVic-VT’ stands for variable temperature. Variable temperature controlled vaping technology is currently all the rage in the vaping world. Variable temperature control causes devices to work with high power to bring atomizers to a set temperature rapidly. This method of e-cigarette control greatly reduces power consumption and helps provide for a more consistent, adequately suited and safer vaping experience.   Comparison to the Competition   This mod is competitive with a similar and popular product in the VT sector called the IPV4 by Pioneer4You.
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The Ruby Vaporizer

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The Ruby Vaporizer – An Affordable Gem The Ruby is a vaporizer pen made by Vaporite. It is specifically used for vaping waxes and concentrates. Vaporite make a few other products in their gemstone line: including the Saphire and the Emerald. The Saphire is designed to be used with e-juices and runny oils. The Emerald is a dry herb vaporizer.   Vaporite has a long history in the vaporizer business. They have been making vaporizers for over a decade. They are a company based out of Los Angeles. Their products are designed and developed in the United States. The Ruby vaporizer is very compact. It has a flat oval shape that is discreet and can easily fit into a pocket or a purse. It is great for on the go use. It’s perfect for taking to picnics, ball games, weddings, etc. A three to five
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King’s Barrel

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King’s Barrel E-cigarette Juice King’s Barrel is a connoisseur’s brand of E-cigarette juice, if that can be said to yet exist. It’s made in America by a company located in Los Angeles, CA. There are six different flavors to choose from: Gatekeeper, Key Master, Blacksmith, Archer, King’s Henchmen, and Queen’s Sorrow. Each flavor is comprised of eight ingredients that have been steeped in barrels to formulate a special flavor. All of the King’s Barrel juices are USP kosher grade propylene glycol & vegetable glycerin, with natural and artificial flavors. They come in 30 ml glass bottles and are available in zero, six, and twelve mg nicotine strengths. Gatekeeper This flavor is thick and nutty, warm and creamy, sweet and savory. It has  a caramel base. It’s reminiscent of having a piece of chocolate cake or a browny of some sort. It’s very desert like, tastes warm, and produces good vapor. 
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Sunflower Pipes: Smoke Shop Savvy

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  Over three years ago, Sunflower Pipes opened the doors at 12 Wilson Avenue to bring quality glass pipes, bubblers, water pipes, and accessories to the Bushwick community. Since then, our team has worked diligently and tirelessly to curate a variety of wonderful options that extend beyond the traditional smoke shop experience! Whether you’re new to the world of smoking, or a seasoned champ, the perfect product is closer than you might imagine. Our storefront, and online shop, both offer the best value on all you need to get the party started. Click through below to see all the fantastic new additions that have allowed us to step our game up, while providing you with an arsenal of wonderful options.   Our loose tobacco, dip, and disposable e-cigarettes gets your nicotine fix set, or offers fantastic options for quitting with
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“What’s Your Favorite Scary Movie?”

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“What’s Your Favorite Scary Movie?” It would seem that Fall is finally upon us, but better yet October is upon us. No, better yet, Halloween is upon us, and scary movies are synonymous with Halloween tradition. So each day leading up to the end of the month we’re asking our customers, “Whats your favorite scary movie?”. Stop by today, shop our handpicked selection of high quality glass, and tell us about your favorite scary movie and we’ll throw it on the list. Be sure to check out the list later in the month, as it’ll be your guide to your perfect stoney scary movie marathon just in time for Halloween. A Nightmare On Elm Street Series (Hellen): Wes Craven’s intelligent premise, combined with the horrifying visual appearance of Freddy Krueger, still causes nightmares to this day. Grindhouse (Dave): Grindhouse delivers exhilarating exploitation fare
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The Grenco Science Micro-G Vaporizer

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MicroG The MicroG is an vaporizer made by Grenco Science. It is easy to carry and very discreet. The MicroG is described by Grenco Science as being “micro in size, yet monumental in capability.” There have been two version of the MicroG released, the never version having slight function and durability improvements. The Original MicroG is still being sold on the market. It is differentiated by the word “Original” indicated on the packaging. Both the Original and the newer updated version of the MircoG have a rating of 4.9 out of five stars on the Grenco website. The Original version comes with two complete units: two batteries, two coils, and two mouthpieces. The newer version comes with one complete unit but four replacement ceramic tanks. Each package also comes with a keychain dabber tool, five mouthpiece sleeves, a wall adapter, a USB charger,
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Water Pipe World!

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Newcomers and champion smokers alike flock to glass water pipes for what is commonly associated with the smoothest hit possible, but just how do these wonderful, intricate pipes go above and beyond to benefit your smoking? Choose from many shapes and sizes! This bubble beaker shape, seen on the Striped Water Pipe, is a favorite of many here at Sunflower Pipes, and doesn’t need much water to get the party started! The sturdy bowl also offers a handle which allows you to easily pull up when you’re ready to inhale! Vapor first accumulates, as the water bubbles at the base of the water pipe, as your create a billowing vortex of smoke to inhale. Depending on the shape, size, and composition of your piece, the next step allows you to hold the control of your hit. This method has been sought
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Origin of the Bat Pipe

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The Sādhus and the Bat Pipe A bat is a straight, conical pipe. It’s origins date back to an eighteenth century Hindu group called the sādhus. The sādhus are greatly respected and sometimes feared in India. They  follow a school of thought known as advaita which rejects duality and utilizes altered states of consciousness. Through these practices they strive to elevate themselves above what they consider to be the illusory nature of reality. Their austere practices are often considered taboo and contradictory to conventional life. In English the word ‘sādhu’ translates to ‘good man’ or ‘holy man’. It branches from the word ‘sādh‘ which means ‘to reach one’s goal’ or ‘to make straight’. The sādhus live a life dedicated to achieving moksa (liberation) which is the fourth and final aśrama (life stage) in the Hindi belief system. It is a popular ritual within the sādhu culture to use the bat pipe as a sacramental
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“DO U EVEN…” E-Liquid Product List

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    “DO U EVEN VAPE BRO?”   “I’m done after this pack…, “I’m so over smoking cigarettes.”, “I’m seriously quitting this time.”. These were reoccurring mantras in my later years of being a habitual cigarette smoker. That was until I discovered the benefits of vaping. I’ve met others like myself who have & are well on their way to breaking free of the shackles that are tobacco products. Simply put, vaping is really just a much better, healthier experience. It is akin to smoking but is odorless. It gives us a nicotine fix just like smoking but without the likelihood of health concerns that lead to diseases like cancer, emphysema, and heart disease. If you’re a tourist in the ever-growing world of vaping and are wondering what vaping is like, here’s a quick rundown. E-liquid contains natural and artificial flavors, nicotine (unless you’re
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Exploring the Aspire Vape Kit Lineup

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Picking the Aspire Vape Kit That’s Right For You Aspire is a a leading name in the e-cigarette industry. They carry a number of atomizers and mods, allowing for many customization options. They are also a great brand for new e-cigarette users, thanks to the Aspire vape kit line up which includes all of the hardware necessary to begin vaping immediately. There are five Aspire vape kits to choose from. This article will go over the specific differences between each one. Aspire Starter Kit The Starter Kit is the most basic of Aspire’s kits. It is great for somebody new to the e-cigarette world. The provided device is simple, easy to use, effective and powerful. The kit comes with Aspire’s G-Power 900mah battery and a K1 glassomizer. The put together e-cigarette is clean looking and slim. Being not much bigger than a pen, it is an easy e-cigarette to transport and hold. It weighs 284g, has
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The Green High Product Review

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In our latest blog post titled The Great Oil Rig Time Machine we discussed a product that allows you to vaporize essential extracts in a way unlike any other. Today, we’re going to review our “Nectar Collector” style vaporizer, The Green High.     First Look: In comparison to todays standard of oil rigs, The Green High may throw you for a loop. It’s vertical design already sets it apart from what you would usually see in the concentrate section of your local smoke shop. It is comprised of two interchangeable glass pieces: the percolating base, and two different sized mouth pieces. The Green High also includes a titanium nail to vaporize your essential extracts, although glass nail options are available.   Functionality: upon unboxing The Green High, you will notice a small glass dish included within the packaging. This is
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The Great Oil Rig Time Machine

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      Along with this new wave of emerging “Concentrate Culture”, glassblowers became more creative and inventive with their oil rig crafting. It became less about who could blow the biggest, gnarliest, water pipe but who could make the most functional pieces, with intricacies such as extremely detailed percolation systems beginning to show up on the oil rig scene. Small glass mini tubes became very popular due to the intense flavor profiles that could be noted in their use. Recycling pieces also made a huge appearance on the extract scene. A recycler is a water pipe, typically small in size, that allows smoke to pass through water twice, thus resulting in an even cooler, smoother pull. By allowing the smoke to “recycle” it is re-filtered  and cooled until the perfect inhalation temperature is reached as vaping extracts can be very hot
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New York Smoke Shop Culture

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The East and The West The West and the East have always held top spot when it comes to smoke shops. California and New York, often deemed trendsetters in the US, seem to be a breeding ground of cultural movements and new ideas. Artists and counter culture revolutionaries flock to these locations, making them pillars of culture and hot spots for history. Back in the fifties, sixties, and seventies, the culture of the time revolved heavily around hipster and hippie aesthetics. Along with those in California, it was the New York smoke shop that practically birthed this culture, harboring iconic figures like those involved with the beat generation, various bebop jazz musicians, and numerous modern painters and sculptors.      The Shrunken Head Smoke shops are also commonly referred to as ‘head shops’.  They evolved out of other types of shops such as candle shops and poster shops and
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Unlocking Pax 2 Party Modes!

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Fun Tricks & Hidden Easter Eggs on The Newest Version of the Pax?! Here’s a Run-Down: Pax 2 Party Mode: All four lights are different and cycle through different colors. There appears to be a rhythm/pattern to the color cycle. Lip sensor activation increases speed of color change. Oven is on. Standby timer extended to one minute between sensing movement or lip. Pax 2 Party Mode Timer: All four lights are stationary. When the Pax 2 is moved the lights jump into a random light configuration, occasionally one or more of the lights are very dim or off. If the Pax 2 is held face down the lights flicker and change rapidly. Lip sensor activation makes the lights flicker and change rapidly for up to 10 seconds. At 10 consecutive seconds of lip sensor activation the lights freeze. Removing your lips and replacing them starts another
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