After owning and using the solid valve for 5 years, I thought it was time to see how the other half lives and treat myself to an easy valve starter set. Already I knew of the obvious benefits — easy maintenance, less cleaning to do — but along the way I’ve learned some things that make me think I may be an easy valve user from here on out.
- A Bag of My Own
This has been a game changer for me. If you frequently vaporize with another person (spouse, roommate, whomever) – one of you is always waiting for the bag. Sure, with the solid valve we can make gigantic extra long bags which will make it around the room without a refill. But with the easy valve – just use as many bags as you need. Everyone can have their own personal bag and take as long as they like with it. Everyone enjoys the vapor at their own rate, and waiting for the bag or feeling as if everyone else is waiting on you can surely decrease your enjoyment of the vapors. Of course you could buy an additional solid valve kit if this is a concern.
- Volcano Bag Toss!
If you were to toss the solid valve across a room and miss your target you could do some serious damage. With the easy valve the bags are light and can be thrown about the room. In our living room the seats are just far enough apart that there was a lot of getting up to pass the bag. Now I can just swing the bag and release. It flies gently in a nice arc to the waiting vaper on the other side. Pure laziness? Maybe.
- More Time for Vaping
Aside from not having to replace bags and the process that goes with it – the easy valve’s valve is less susceptible to getting gummed up and becoming difficult to operate. The simple design assures that the valve continues to open smoothly and without resistance throughout it’s service life. I often found myself cleaning my solid valve after the active ingredients had gummed up the valve. Often it would make it difficult to open the solid valve with just the pressure of your lips, requiring a thumb to break the bond of stickiness.
- More Surface Area
The filling chamber for the easy valve is markedly different than the solid valve. It has more surface area, which seems to equal more efficient vaporization. I’ve also noticed that the screens in the filling chamber require less maintenance than the solid valve.