Meet the BackSpacer, sometimes less is more. Borosilicate glass screen & crutches designed for the Arizer Solo/Air Series (all generations), ArGo, XMax V3 Pro & XLux Roffu devices.
Configure them however you want in your aroma tube. Use one or use two (or three (ArGo, 3rd Photo)), it is totally up to you. Moving flowers forward is what these are designed to do. Not meant to be snug, just some glass to plug up the volume so you can do more with less. If you decide to put glass on the end of the Arizer stem, it will conduct heat from the base of the heater thru the glass rather than scorching the load by preventing material from touching the metal heater floor.
It's important that they entire volume of the stem is full of flowers and BackSpacer glass, no gaps of space needed as if you were loading an Arizer stem without the BackSpacer. You can also just leave the end empty and tamp down the flowers as you would normally but if you are using a 5mm BackSpacer behind a small bit of flowers, the weight of the BackSpacer may shift your flowers lower in the chamber onto the oven floor and quickly degrade flavor. This is why we recommend a setup similar to the 2nd photo in this product profile, to keep everything in place.
Lastly, you can flip the script and savor the flavor by shifting flowers back from the heater floor with thicker Crutches at the base and/or the screen up against the glass screen in the Aroma Tube. Like we said, configure them how you want.
Not sure what to get? Pick up the Assorted Pack to figure out a configuration you prefer and then opt for three packs of those sizes should you want more, this way you have some soaking, some already clean and some in your rotation.
Our newest size is for the XMax V3 Pro and XLux Roffu. Drop a 2mm screen into the floor to preserve flavor and drop a bigger size on the flowers sandwiched in between to use less flowers in the chamber or dosing capsule. Like with the Arizer devices, it's totally up to you how you want to configure the BackSpacers. We like to have one above and one below, keeps the flowers tasting the way they should and helps keep the metal mouthpiece/capsule lid screen cleaner. This size of BackSpacer also fits neatly into the Glass (and stainless steel) heater insert for the XLux Roffu. This size is only available in an assorted 3 Pack Currently, individual 3 Pack Sizes may be added in future batches.
V3 Pro/Roffu BackSpacers should only be considered for the Official V3 Pro/Roffu OEM Caps from TopGreen. If you wish to get BackSpacers for the narrower Plastic Tube/Travel Caddy 3rd Party Capsules, then opt for the Arizer ArGo BackSpacer size in those dosing capsules.
Available in 3 Sizes/Diameter:
≈8-8.75mm for the Arizer ArGo
≈9-10mm for the XMax V3 Pro and XLux Roffu
≈10-10.75mm for the Arizer Solo/Air/Solo2/Air2/Air MAX/Air SE
We've begun offering 3 Packs of each BackSpacer thickness for either of the diameters listed above in the Solo/Air Series and ArGo variants.:
- 2mm Screen
- 3mm Crutch
- 5mm Crutch
⚠️Always use gravity to your advantage when deploying/withdrawing the BackSpacer loaded aroma tubes (this is why the two photos with glass are pointing upwards, not down). Never force glass into place when using BackSpacers, withdraw the glass and reseat it if things stop moving or don't seat properly.
⚠️BackSpacers may not be compatible with every piece of glass, especially over-torched (flame polished) ends that have rounded inwards. This is a flaw in the glass that doesn't make it dysfunctional, it's just the nature of handmade glassware. We can check new glass purchased with BackSpacers for fit. If you find glass stem where a BackSpacer doesn't want to go in, you should just try another piece of glass (either stem or narrower BackSpacer) as forcing a BackSpacer into place may cause it to get stuck. Glass is anything but exact from mold to mold, batch to batch, piece to piece.
⚠️BackSpacer, Stem and Flowers will be hot post session. Give your glass some time to cool before handling. BackSpacers work best with clean glass so that everything sits nicely as shown in the 2nd photo (5mm crutch at the back, flowers in between, 2mm screen at the front). ⚠️⚠️Dispose of structurally compromised BackSpacers safely and do not continue using them. ⚠️⚠️
The glass on the BackSpacer is cut and not polished, so it may discolor over time depending on how often you clean the glass and the temperatures you vape at as well as if you are exposing the glass to a heat source that isn't immaculately clean as well. Repeating the process will just bake the previous session's layer onto the glass unless the glass is cleaned after every session, which is asking a lot. We don't recommend trying to use an ultrasonic cleaner or abrasive on the glass as it will possibly break the glass in terms of the ultrasonic cleaner and the abrasive will wear the glass down over time. It is fine to continue using it discolored so long as the structure is fully intact and not compromised.
BackSpacers cuts may not be even as this is hand worked and glass doesn't always cut evenly. Beware of rough edges.
Photos shown here are examples of how to use the BackSpacer. There is no right or wrong way in terms of how you configure the BackSpacers.
We recommend our Titanium Toothpick for cleaning between deeper cleans and easier handling of these small glass pieces.