Meet the BackSpacer, sometimes less is more. Borosilicate glass screen & crutches designed for the Arizer portable devices we carry (and fits those we don't).
Sold in an Assorted 3 Pack which includes a 2mm thick screen, 3mm thick crutch & 5mm thick crutch. 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. For the DotLeaf V1.5, it's a large chamber in which the BackSpacer can fill some of that space so that you can save material and not have to fill the entire volume with flowers. 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 directly by the loaded material touching the metal heater or being close in proximity without any protection.
It's important that they entire volume of the stem if 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.
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.
Available in 2 Sizes Diameter:
≈8-8.75mm for the Arizer ArGo (also fits DotLeaf V1.5 Chamber, be sure to put the BackSpacers in last on top of material or use a toothpick to lower them to the base of the clean/empty chamber)
≈10-10.75mm for the Arizer Solo2/Air2 (also fit the XMax V3 Pro Chamber)
We've begun offering 3 Packs of each BackSpacer thickness for either of the diameters listed above:
- 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 use. ⚠️⚠️
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.
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.