The Boundless CFV is a great step into the world of convection vaporizers. It will work pretty good with no real technique but if you follow our steps bellow, you'll get way more out of your vape
What to expect
The Boundless CFV vaporizer is a full convection vape that pulls hot air through your herbs to heat them. Like most convection vaporizers, the first few inhales will be wispy and tasty as the bowl contents come up to temperature, with little visible vapor on exhale. The more visible vapor will kick in the last few inhales of the session.
Your results will vary depending on how you grind and pack your herbs, as well as how often you stir during the session.
The CFV works best with a medium to fine grind. Technically you don’t have to grind, as you can use unground herbs and then crush them during the session, but the CFV won’t work as well with unground herbs. A finer grind will produce more vapor until the bits get stuck in the mouthpiece screen and clog it, so find the balance you like best.
CFV work best with a loosely, completely filled chamber, or one that is very lightly tamped at the most. You are trying increase airflow around the herb pieces, and a tight pack fights against that.
Often partially filled bowls don’t work well in convection vapes, but they do surprisingly well in the CFV. With a partial pack, the herbs get sucked up to the mouthpiece screen and stay there during the session.
Partial loads won’t produce vapor as thick as a full load, but it will work and extracts well over a session.
Draw how you like
I’m getting good results no matter what my draw is like - slow and steady to full-on huffing, and everything in between. The heater in the CFV is strong and can keep up with the most demanding hits, even on a bubbler.
Stirring is a must with this one. You will see an increase in visible vapor every time you stir except at the end of the session. If you don’t stir, the air only heats the herbs in the center of the bowl, leaving the edges fresh. When you stir you redistribute the airways and expose fresh herbs to the hot air, making for fuller hits.
Personally, I like to stir before I turn up the temperature, or after every three or four draws.
The wood heat retention rings affect taste, so any time I get a new herbal blend I like to use the quartz ring for a neutral taste. Then when I use the wood rings I can better tell how they affect the flavor.