Whip-style vaporizers utilize a "whip" attachment as their means of drawing vapor. A whip is comprised of three main parts - the wand (glass piece where herb is packed), the tubing (typically medical-grade silicon) and the mouthpiece (which is usually glass). When using a whip-style unit, the user is able to pull hot air over the herbs and create a steady stream of vapor as they inhale. Whip-style devices are very popular, as they're extremely easy to use and one of the most affordable types of vaporizers.
Most of these vaporizers utilize a hands free connection, which allows for seamless vapor consumption without having to hold the whip attachment in place. These vapes use a ground glass wand to achieve the hands free connection, and provide a more enjoyable vaporizing experience. In addition to being hands free, ground glass wands also provide airtight seals, which increases overall vapor production and efficiency. Although all units come with their own whip attachment, they can be swapped out for others that are compatible. All whips function in pretty much the same way, but tend to vary in things like size, glass thickness, design and color.
While whip-style units are sometimes viewed as an "old-school" means of vaporization, newer models boast features such as precise temperature control, LCD displays as well as cutting-edge designs. These vapes are ideal for those looking for a simple, less technical way to vaporize.