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CARTA Trips: New Mexico

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5 Places to Bring Your CARTA in New Mexico

Add New Mexico to the board! The Land of Enchantment finally passed its legalization efforts for adult use back in April. For smart rig enthusiasts, this means another place to explore with your portable electric dab rig. New Mexico is known to boast tons of scenic views that display breathtaking regions and wondrous land. This scenic state adopted the nickname, “The Land of Enchantment” in 1999, and we’re here to show why. 

Stay Toasty at Tent Rocks National Monument  

The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks hold a unique shape in this funky mountain region. The teepee shaped land formed many years ago after a volcano erupted, leaving residue to construct its unusual look over time. The monument's intriguing figure makes for a matchless place to bring your e-rig. A hiking trail that splits two ways runs through the rocks so people can explore. A picnic with your CARTA is also welcomed at Tent Rocks, with plenty of tables, shelters, and toilets available at your leisure. 

Explore the Creepy Carlsbad Caverns 

CARTA enthusiasts now have the chance to bring their portable electric dab rig underground. The Carlsbad Caverns are located in the Guadalupe Mountains in southeastern New Mexico and hold about 120 caves that you can study throughout this subterranean culture. With a hiking bag on deck, you are able to get the best portability experience out of your smart rig while traveling into the unknown. 

Stay Dazed at White Sands National Monument 

Considered the largest gypsum dune field in the world, White Sands National Monument is definitely a sight to see. You and your smart rig may look like ants compared to the 275 mile long sand waves, but this euphoric setting is perfect for a peaceful CARTA sesh. You may even find some native species that have adapted to the sands over the years looking to join you. 

Space Out Under the Dark Skies 

New Mexico boasts a strong reputation of being one of the best states to experience stargazing. If you’re looking to enjoy your portable electric dab rig at night, then the New Mexico Dark Skies are where you need to be. There are six “International Dark Sky Parks” you could choose to visit in order to see some of the brightest stars known to the naked eye. The Andromeda Galaxy, the Great Nebula in Orion, and the Beehive Star Cluster can all be easily spotted under the Dark Skies. We recommend going to the Cosmic Campground Sanctuary to get the most out of your experience. 

Cold Start by the Blue Hole 

If you’re looking to beat the heat, we recommend you and your CARTA drop off in the city of Santa Rosa, New Mexico. Santa Rosa is home to an 81-foot-deep natural artesian spring that remains at a constant temperature of 62 degrees year round. A temperature like this is ideal for scuba diving or cooling off on a hot day. Although your smart rig is portable, it is not waterproof. Since this is the case, we recommend enjoying your product outside of the water, then swimming with the fishes when finished. The clarity of the blue water is tempting and provides endless possibilities of underwater exploration. 


As you can see, New Mexico’s eclectic scenery cannot be beat. Although we only gave you our top 5 favorite places to visit, The Land of Enchantment offers many more astonishing sights. If you’re looking to explore further, be sure to also check out the Bisti Badlands, Gila Cliff Dwellings, Taos Gorge, and Brazos Cliffs. Guess it’s time to pack up your CARTA and start exploring!

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CARTA Trips: New Mexico

Posted by Isaiah Castaneda on

5 Places to Bring Your CARTA in New Mexico

Add New Mexico to the board! The Land of Enchantment finally passed its legalization efforts for adult use back in April. For smart rig enthusiasts, this means another place to explore with your portable electric dab rig. New Mexico is known to boast tons of scenic views that display breathtaking regions and wondrous land. This scenic state adopted the nickname, “The Land of Enchantment” in 1999, and we’re here to show why. 

Stay Toasty at Tent Rocks National Monument  

The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks hold a unique shape in this funky mountain region. The teepee shaped land formed many years ago after a volcano erupted, leaving residue to construct its unusual look over time. The monument's intriguing figure makes for a matchless place to bring your e-rig. A hiking trail that splits two ways runs through the rocks so people can explore. A picnic with your CARTA is also welcomed at Tent Rocks, with plenty of tables, shelters, and toilets available at your leisure. 

Explore the Creepy Carlsbad Caverns 

CARTA enthusiasts now have the chance to bring their portable electric dab rig underground. The Carlsbad Caverns are located in the Guadalupe Mountains in southeastern New Mexico and hold about 120 caves that you can study throughout this subterranean culture. With a hiking bag on deck, you are able to get the best portability experience out of your smart rig while traveling into the unknown. 

Stay Dazed at White Sands National Monument 

Considered the largest gypsum dune field in the world, White Sands National Monument is definitely a sight to see. You and your smart rig may look like ants compared to the 275 mile long sand waves, but this euphoric setting is perfect for a peaceful CARTA sesh. You may even find some native species that have adapted to the sands over the years looking to join you. 

Space Out Under the Dark Skies 

New Mexico boasts a strong reputation of being one of the best states to experience stargazing. If you’re looking to enjoy your portable electric dab rig at night, then the New Mexico Dark Skies are where you need to be. There are six “International Dark Sky Parks” you could choose to visit in order to see some of the brightest stars known to the naked eye. The Andromeda Galaxy, the Great Nebula in Orion, and the Beehive Star Cluster can all be easily spotted under the Dark Skies. We recommend going to the Cosmic Campground Sanctuary to get the most out of your experience. 

Cold Start by the Blue Hole 

If you’re looking to beat the heat, we recommend you and your CARTA drop off in the city of Santa Rosa, New Mexico. Santa Rosa is home to an 81-foot-deep natural artesian spring that remains at a constant temperature of 62 degrees year round. A temperature like this is ideal for scuba diving or cooling off on a hot day. Although your smart rig is portable, it is not waterproof. Since this is the case, we recommend enjoying your product outside of the water, then swimming with the fishes when finished. The clarity of the blue water is tempting and provides endless possibilities of underwater exploration. 


As you can see, New Mexico’s eclectic scenery cannot be beat. Although we only gave you our top 5 favorite places to visit, The Land of Enchantment offers many more astonishing sights. If you’re looking to explore further, be sure to also check out the Bisti Badlands, Gila Cliff Dwellings, Taos Gorge, and Brazos Cliffs. Guess it’s time to pack up your CARTA and start exploring!

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What Does That Flashing Light Mean? The Definitive Guide to CARTA Operation

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Every effort has been made to ensure that the operation of the Focus V CARTA e-rig is intuitive, simple and elegant. But we’re also talking about a portable dab rig capable of Bluetooth connectivity, temperature settings down to a single degree and intense heat production. This leaves a multitude of scenarios that need to be communicated through a basic formation of 4 LED lights. Your CARTA is capable of saying a lot but it won’t matter if you don’t know how to read it. Today we’re breaking down all of the flashing light combos to eliminate any language barrier between you and CARTA. 

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Every effort has been made to ensure that the operation of the Focus V CARTA e-rig is intuitive, simple and elegant. But we’re also talking about a portable dab rig capable of Bluetooth connectivity, temperature settings down to a single degree and intense heat production. This leaves a multitude of scenarios that need to be communicated through a basic formation of 4 LED lights. Your CARTA is capable of saying a lot but it won’t matter if you don’t know how to read it. Today we’re breaking down all of the flashing light combos to eliminate any language barrier between you and CARTA. 

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3 Ways to Celebrate Freedom with the CARTA Portable Dab Rig

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Chances are good that you’re already seeing fireworks every time you hit your CARTA portable dab rig, so bringing it along for the ride on the 4th of July may seem like overkill. But we also feel like we don’t have to do too much arm twisting to convince you that packing your CARTA for some festivities on the 4th will lead to an enhanced feeling of “liberty.” So, here are a few suggestions of how to infuse your Independence Day… the CARTA way.  

Firewerk It

We’ll just get the most obvious choice out of the way… bringing your CARTA along to watch the fireworks. From the tiniest towns to the full scale metropolises, America erupts on the 4th of July in fiery displays of vibrant color, celebrating our freedom in the most explosive way possible. It’s the American way. You’ll find no shortage of opportunities to see fireworks displays on the 4th, no matter where you find yourself in this sprawling country. Here in Los Angeles, the fireworks are actually inescapable with the whole city blooming into a garden of sparks and colored flame for the evening. We don’t need to spell out to you how your CARTA portable dab rig can make those colors pop and flare as bright as the paintjob one of our Laser models. But we’d recommend finding yourself a private perch to share the experience with friends since the fireworks displays are often launched from city-sanctioned areas that may not be too understanding of your freedom to puff (especially in states that continue to struggle with legalization). 

A Portable Dab Rig Gets You Closer to the Food

Depending on what you’re loading into your CARTA, you’ll probably be feeling hungry so we recommend going where you’ll know the food will be plentiful. Fortunately, the only thing more popular than potlucks on the 4th of July are the fireworks so you should have no problem… especially since last year’s 4th of July festivities were pretty much non-existent. Just be careful not to overdo it… and we’re not talking about relaxing too much on the summer bod. We mean double checking that your friends’ potluck offerings didn’t come out of a Magical Butter Machine. You see, there’s a point when you get so “free” that it starts to feel not free at all, like a not-so-fuzzy couchlock. And when you’re unwittingly wolfing down an infused banquet while still puffing on your CARTA, you’re probably dancing right on that edge. On the flip side, did you know that you can sprinkle the spent herb from your dry herb atomizer onto food for some light on-the-fly infusion? That’s pretty much how the appropriately named “Firecrackers” are made… and there’s no better moment for Firecrackers than a 4th of July potluck.

Sun, Sea… and the Occasional Cloud

July presents the perfect beach weather and you’ll find few better lead ups to the fireworks show than a little sand-and-surf. While it’s not a great idea to expose your CARTA to prolonged direct sunlight, you can keep it shaded and away from the sand in its carrying case while you soak up the rays. Suntanning feels downright cozy after a couple of well-timed CARTA puffs. We recommend the Helios for some Independence day suntanning… it is named after the Greek god of the sun after all! 

We Said Fireworks, Not Waterworks

This last one isn’t so much a suggestion as it is a potentially bad idea that may still be attractive enough for the riskier CARTA enthusiasts. Your CARTA portable dab rig and water don’t mix. But if you’re at a pool party, it’s hard to resist hitting that CARTA while languidly wading in there freshing pool with your friends. While there’s no problem enjoying your CARTA poolside, the chlorinated water can do real damage to your CARTA’s colorful veneer. In this case, it’s better to stay high and dry. So, while we won’t tell you what to do with your CARTA on the most liberated day of the year, we beg you: no Pool Party CARTA Challenge videos (though we admit, it would look hot AF to do some night swimming while firing up a Laser CARTA).  

Of course, you can use your own creative freedom to express your love for liberty in less obvious ways than those suggested above. With the CARTA portable dab rig, the only borders are the ones you choose. You could even do a freedom 180 and opt to do nothing at all but cuddle up with your fireworks-fearing pup in a noise-insulated, air conditioned area with your CARTA and stream some TV in peace. Ultimately, there’s nothing freer than determining your own freedom. 

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3 Ways to Celebrate Freedom with the CARTA Portable Dab Rig

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Chances are good that you’re already seeing fireworks every time you hit your CARTA portable dab rig, so bringing it along for the ride on the 4th of July may seem like overkill. But we also feel like we don’t have to do too much arm twisting to convince you that packing your CARTA for some festivities on the 4th will lead to an enhanced feeling of “liberty.” So, here are a few suggestions of how to infuse your Independence Day… the CARTA way.  

Firewerk It

We’ll just get the most obvious choice out of the way… bringing your CARTA along to watch the fireworks. From the tiniest towns to the full scale metropolises, America erupts on the 4th of July in fiery displays of vibrant color, celebrating our freedom in the most explosive way possible. It’s the American way. You’ll find no shortage of opportunities to see fireworks displays on the 4th, no matter where you find yourself in this sprawling country. Here in Los Angeles, the fireworks are actually inescapable with the whole city blooming into a garden of sparks and colored flame for the evening. We don’t need to spell out to you how your CARTA portable dab rig can make those colors pop and flare as bright as the paintjob one of our Laser models. But we’d recommend finding yourself a private perch to share the experience with friends since the fireworks displays are often launched from city-sanctioned areas that may not be too understanding of your freedom to puff (especially in states that continue to struggle with legalization). 

A Portable Dab Rig Gets You Closer to the Food

Depending on what you’re loading into your CARTA, you’ll probably be feeling hungry so we recommend going where you’ll know the food will be plentiful. Fortunately, the only thing more popular than potlucks on the 4th of July are the fireworks so you should have no problem… especially since last year’s 4th of July festivities were pretty much non-existent. Just be careful not to overdo it… and we’re not talking about relaxing too much on the summer bod. We mean double checking that your friends’ potluck offerings didn’t come out of a Magical Butter Machine. You see, there’s a point when you get so “free” that it starts to feel not free at all, like a not-so-fuzzy couchlock. And when you’re unwittingly wolfing down an infused banquet while still puffing on your CARTA, you’re probably dancing right on that edge. On the flip side, did you know that you can sprinkle the spent herb from your dry herb atomizer onto food for some light on-the-fly infusion? That’s pretty much how the appropriately named “Firecrackers” are made… and there’s no better moment for Firecrackers than a 4th of July potluck.

Sun, Sea… and the Occasional Cloud

July presents the perfect beach weather and you’ll find few better lead ups to the fireworks show than a little sand-and-surf. While it’s not a great idea to expose your CARTA to prolonged direct sunlight, you can keep it shaded and away from the sand in its carrying case while you soak up the rays. Suntanning feels downright cozy after a couple of well-timed CARTA puffs. We recommend the Helios for some Independence day suntanning… it is named after the Greek god of the sun after all! 

We Said Fireworks, Not Waterworks

This last one isn’t so much a suggestion as it is a potentially bad idea that may still be attractive enough for the riskier CARTA enthusiasts. Your CARTA portable dab rig and water don’t mix. But if you’re at a pool party, it’s hard to resist hitting that CARTA while languidly wading in there freshing pool with your friends. While there’s no problem enjoying your CARTA poolside, the chlorinated water can do real damage to your CARTA’s colorful veneer. In this case, it’s better to stay high and dry. So, while we won’t tell you what to do with your CARTA on the most liberated day of the year, we beg you: no Pool Party CARTA Challenge videos (though we admit, it would look hot AF to do some night swimming while firing up a Laser CARTA).  

Of course, you can use your own creative freedom to express your love for liberty in less obvious ways than those suggested above. With the CARTA portable dab rig, the only borders are the ones you choose. You could even do a freedom 180 and opt to do nothing at all but cuddle up with your fireworks-fearing pup in a noise-insulated, air conditioned area with your CARTA and stream some TV in peace. Ultimately, there’s nothing freer than determining your own freedom. 

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Focus V’s Guide to the Season’s Hottest 710 Products

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It’s that time of year again… our absolute favorite holiday: 710! It may not have the visceral aesthetic of Halloween or the pageantry of Christmas, but it’s our holiday. And who says we can’t celebrate it with the spirit of giving? If you’re looking for a little something special for that sesh buddy in your life, look no further. Focus V has you covered with our very own 710 Gift Guide! So, hum yourself a seasonal 710 carol and let’s dive in! 

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Focus V’s Guide to the Season’s Hottest 710 Products

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It’s that time of year again… our absolute favorite holiday: 710! It may not have the visceral aesthetic of Halloween or the pageantry of Christmas, but it’s our holiday. And who says we can’t celebrate it with the spirit of giving? If you’re looking for a little something special for that sesh buddy in your life, look no further. Focus V has you covered with our very own 710 Gift Guide! So, hum yourself a seasonal 710 carol and let’s dive in! 

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The History of Focus V’s Limited Edition CARTA Models

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One of the most exciting aspects of working at Focus V HQ has to be the occasional limited edition CARTA models that we drop. So much love and passion gets poured into the limited edition models, from the moment when a new limited edition is simply a concept, to the point of receiving the first beautiful mockups from our design team, all the way to that point when we hold solid in our hands what once was simply a dream. We wish everyone the unique pleasure of enjoying a dream made solid. There’s nothing quite like it. Today, we’re going to walk down Memory Lane, exploring a comprehensive roster of our limited edition portable dab rig models.

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The History of Focus V’s Limited Edition CARTA Models

Posted by Content Team on

One of the most exciting aspects of working at Focus V HQ has to be the occasional limited edition CARTA models that we drop. So much love and passion gets poured into the limited edition models, from the moment when a new limited edition is simply a concept, to the point of receiving the first beautiful mockups from our design team, all the way to that point when we hold solid in our hands what once was simply a dream. We wish everyone the unique pleasure of enjoying a dream made solid. There’s nothing quite like it. Today, we’re going to walk down Memory Lane, exploring a comprehensive roster of our limited edition portable dab rig models.

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