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Asmodus Minikin 2 - Tell me not to buy it :)

Discussion in 'Regulated (Voltage / Wattage / 3.7v/ Temp Control)' started by lucifah, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. lucifah

    lucifah Shinyitis Victim VU Donator Bronze Contributor

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    Just wondering if anybody's got a Minikin v2 in Grit/Rotten Metal look and could post some photos? I think I want it, but am not 100% sure yet. Oh, never mind the topic title. I'm in vicious Shinyitis denial, which can't be cured. :D

    Edit, to sneak in a glimmer of doubt: Or are there any reasons why I shouldn't? :)
     
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    skt239 VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I don’t give out bad advise so I can’t tell you not to get one. Actually, the Minikin or Squid are my next mod.
     
  3. JuicyLucy

    JuicyLucy My name is Lucy and I am a squonkaholic VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 2 Years VU Challenge Team ECF Refugee

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    Okay don't buy - we all have regrets :)
     
  4. minimag03

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    Don't buy it man. What type of a company cannot even be bothered to use fresh metal to make their mods? Not a very reputable one...

    Get an Alien by Smok. They were actually made by real live space aliens.
     
  5. GorGon27

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    I like the stabwood one. $300.
     
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    SnapDragon NY Platinum Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    LOL- I have managed to talk myself out of the Minikin V2 grit colorway for months along with the Stabwwod Kodama version- I also love the new Gold Relic too.
    I already own 2 Prism(rainbow) and 1 White Minikins V2 - they are some of my favorite mods and the Grit and the Relic would sure be nice!
    Do I really need a 4th? Well, not for now, but maybe someday ......
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  7. lucifah

    lucifah Shinyitis Victim VU Donator Bronze Contributor

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    You are not helping! You are very very bad company! :gaah:
    In protest I'm not going to not buy it. See what you've done! :crazy:

    The stabwood/resin/kodoma version though... Has Asmodus no mercy with our wallets?? (It is seriously stunning.)
     
  8. GorGon27

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    I have a serious question folks. Is the chip in this thing good enough to otherwise warrant the price of the Kodama? I was going to buy it but figured I better ask this question. I understand you are paying for the Stabwood. You kind of expect a very good board at that price too. Not always, Some will buy a DNA40 or Darwin for $800 now. I actually expect to use this though. It is not some treasure and I imagine it is made in China so I do want to use it. If the chip is not so good that is a deal breaker to me. Although if some of you covet the $50 one it must be the chip? Or just style. I need to know about this chip please. I usually buy customs with Evolv or Yihi but I really like the shape of this too. I have no clue about this chip though. Asmodus is not some cheap stuff however. You will notice they regularly sell out $2,000 Mods. I liken them to Vicious Ant but I think it might be made in China. There is nothing wrong with that. Give them money and they will build any quality you want. It just so happens most people want cheap from them :)
     
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    The chip set is good and receives fairly regular updates. It's proprietary of course, so you're not going to find it anywhere else. When Admodus released the Colossal which has a locking feature that didn't use the touch screen, they released an update for the V2 that included the same locking feature. I always feel something like that is a great sign. If a company cares enough to be releasing firmware updates over a year after the product itself is released then they clearly care about their customers.

    As far as the chip's accuracy, I'd suggest watching DJLSB's video on the Minikin V2/Kodama. You can also check out pbusardo's video on the Minikin Reborn just to give you more of an idea about Asmodus's products. It appears that it's not the best chip for temp control, and the TCR does sometimes need to be adjusted. I was happt with the way mine worked in TC, but I'm not that picky either.

    Asmodus is a US based company too. I'm pretty sure all their stuff is still made in China, but their customer service isn't totally nonexistent either. (like the majority of vape companies)


    When I saw this thread last night I remembered how much I loved my V2. It basically stopped me from smoking cigs. So I ordered another one today. And yes, I got the rotten metal grit color...
     
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  10. GorGon27

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    I know they are a great company. Maybe by chance the high end stuff is made in S. Korea or something. Just guessing. China can make the highest end products but QC is their downfall still. I will tell you Lost Vape is pure rubbish compared to Asmodus IMO. Just an example of another high end Chinese Mod.

    I am not too picky. I honestly hardly adjust a DNA250. Efficiency should be at least 90% which I am sure it is. Otherwise you get no runtime.

    Now I have another question please: The Kadama boost or V2?
    I am wary of the touchscreen taking too much effort to go from like 5-140W but not sure how they do it. Here is the deal. I am in the middle of nowhere. A guy 200 miles away wants me to drive up Today. Obviously I can put him off but these are sellers. I know I really only buy customs but I like the shape and this couldn't be some junk for Three bills or more. He has a LE V2 with a real Diamond in the fire button for $900 but non custom I am not too interested in that one. I am almost sure this will not appreciate but I will just use it. Amazingly right now I find myself with no good mod I would use. All the Chinese stuff broke in the last like 8 months. Asmodus is a little different. They do have US QC,repair and a phone # afaik. Like Yihi not afraid to give them the money. Not sure about the Touchscreen. I take it the V2 is the better one though?
     
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    I've never used a Boost or a Reborn, so I cannot comment on a comparison. But I think it's basically a form-factor thing, whichever looks more ergonomic to you.

    What I can tell you from experience is that it takes no time to change wattage. Once you start holding the up/down button it takes off quick. If anything, you'll probably have the problem of it going past your desired wattage because its fast scroll rate. But it's not a huge deal if you're paying enough attention to let go at the right time.
     
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    Well the V2 is exactly why I wanted it. The shape. so I will just get that. plus higher wattage. I do think touchscreen is cool just was not sure about theirs. Thanks. I normally only buy USA custom mods but I just really liked this. The shape and how the 510 is. I am concerned it gets marked from the tank though? Not sure about that. Not a big deal though. plenty of metal gets a ring from a Atty. This is just different than anything custom so I wanted it. I am not sure how they manage to sell out $2,000 mods made in China. Perhaps with any luck they do appreciate. TBH, I have recently had DNA failures so time for a different chip too. I am not so picky so it should be fine. It is a lot for a Chinese mod but not nearly their most expensive one and a USa one is somewhat more anyways. I have a feeling this will not fail in 10-20 days like some recent bad DNA's I have received. I mean something like a Smok Alien does not even fail. Of course it could. Maybe Evolv just had a bad batch. I can tell however from the looks of it that it puts Lost Vape to shame. their stuff is really crummy IMO. that would be the competition for this though which is why I am mentioning it.
     
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    Welcome to VU-
    Congrats- be sure to post pictures of your Grit Minikin V2 !
    I have only seen 1 picture of the Grit on another forum and it is a beautiful finish!
     
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    There are many You Tube reviews of the Minikins V1.5, V2, Boost, Reborn and the Kodama stabwoods. There are also reviews of them here in VU and those reviewers get into the more technical end of the mods. I just know that I love mine- I have 6 Asmodus mods and have been using them all for over a year with no problems, their customer service seems to be very responsive on FB, it is nice to know that this is a US company that takes care of its customers! Also on any forum I belong to I am not seeing the endless complaints about Asmodus mods.
    It is up to you to do the research and see if the Asmodus mods are up to your standards. I am a under 30w in wattage mode vaper, no TC, and these mods have been wonderful, long battery life, 8-10 hours, not one gripe I can think of except weight!
    My Silvanusa stabwood is very light- but the V2 and V1.5 are pretty heavy in metal, and my V2 prisms are fingerprint magnets!
    P.S. - I love my Therion DNA 75C too.

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    I was pondering the Lost Vape Paranormal as an alternative to the Minikin v2, but I've got a Therion BF with the DNA75C already (getting a non-BF battery door to use it in non-squonk mode without a hole in the mod as well) and am currently bidding on a stash of used mods which includes another Lost Vape device (Drone!!) among others.

    I do like when chipsets receive actual updates to fix niggles and issues as reported by customers. Asmodus appears to have a very good reputation for being responsive. The Minikin v2 stays firmly on top of my wish list :) Photos of the Rotten Metal Grit version would help moving it to the shopping list :)
     
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    I'll post some pics when it gets here. I cannot say for sure when that will be, cause I bought it off eBay :/

    Gorgon27 the 510 is slightly raised on the V2 and I assume its to protect the paint.
     
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    I can only speak for myself. I have thrown away a bunch of Lost Vape products. I have 2 Asmodus products that are 4-5 years old. They are fine. My only older mod is a Yihi but it looks horrible.
     
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    One thing that would make me mad if I was a DNA owner is the new 100w boost function (or whatever it can be called) on the DNA75C. Evolv allowed owners in China to update their mods, but not owners in the US? It's like Evolv is trying to force US-owners to buy a new DNA device that has the feature instead of letting them update their current 75C.
     
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    Or, you could just install the International version of EScribe and have whatever it is that isn't offered in the US. I'd have to see how they are doing 100W on a 75W device though.
     
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    I understand it is not Dicodes but not so bad really. I would use it. So I wanted it. To drive 200 miles at my age is difficult. I just hope he does not sell them all before I get there. I could get a metal one like 40 miles but I specifically wanted the stabwood. The thing is he is giving me a discount or I would order online. You know what though? When I factor in gas and tax might as well order online.
     
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    Try to deal with the guy. I mean lets face it, these mods are over a year old. Being a year old in the vaping industry is even worse than the personal computer/cell phone industry, at least it seems that way lol. I would use that, mentioning the cost of gas/your time, and offering to pay in cash as incentives for him to give you the best deal possible. The worst that could happen is he would say no; you literally got nothing to lose and money to gain bu bargaining with the seller.

    I'm sure that's possible, but that's not the point I was trying to make. US customers shouldn't have to install the international firmware to get all the features that's available on new US-market DNA75C devices.


    I'm trying to decide color atty would look best next to the grit finish. Do you guys think the gunmetal Wotofo Bravo would look alright next to the rotten metal/grit?
     
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    Dropped my Miniken for about the 10th time yesterday on my garage floor. It landed on a bottom corner, only thing that happened was the battery cover and batteries popped out, still works like a charm.

    Didn't even put a nick in the rubberized finish.
     
  23. GorGon27

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    Few tidbits. I am now leaning towards the Boost. It is the shape I prefer. Metal top cap protecting it. Drop that rounded V2, crack. I also do not prefer touch screens. We are using juice. Best it gets dirty, clean it. Worst it does not register. The V2 actually came out in 2016 and the Boost in 2017. Agreed though they are 1-2 years old. I can see places with okay prices though. I do like the look of the V2 but the feel and touchscreen I am not so sure. Either way the lowest you get it is like 25% off so might as well get the one I like. It is Stabwood/Resin which just a block is $80-$120. So even with age they will not give this away. Also the Stabwood and Engraved plus any other high end pieces are made in USA. Oh, I also like the battery door better. Those hinged doors can be hard to operate with some batteries. The downside is you could lose it but I won't. Got tired of watching reviews but it appears matches the performance of the DNA250. They are not quite as efficient but more than Yihi so good enough. Apparently to my original question it is in fact a good chip. Just not adjustable like the DNA. TBH I do not adjust much anyways. I figured I wanted the V2 but it looks like I will prefer the boost. I guess this actually is a pretty decent chip. Moreover I am so tired of Lost Vape DNA250/166 failing on me. I mean for instance Smok and sigelei, certainly not Yihi do not fail so fast. Entirely my fault to keep buying them though. This is good because Vicious Ant is at least $100 more. Well the SX550J is $700! That is crazy IMHO. Maybe $450 that's it. I would even buy that instead for that price but $700 is nuts for that. Well I am about to go order one right now. Sure I pay $50 more but I am just too old to drive 200 miles anymore. fall asleep driving is not worth $50 obviously. As it is I have to drive 70 miles today but that is the most I can muster. $50 is not worth getting killed.
     
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    Talk to the regulators.
     
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    check your PM. let me know
     
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    Actually I am mulling over it. Cannot decide which one I like better :) Just concerned juice on touch screen causing it not to operate at the moment. I know it will not break it. Other issue is the bare wood on top could easily be broken. Hmm..... It is strange the 155 came after the 180. Kind of backwards?
     
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    I drove up. I did not get a v2 felt strange in my big hand. I got a limited edition Kodama Boost that was $549 and I bargained for $325. I think that was pretty much at his cost. Either way it is as good as any Stabwood Mod. The chip is fine with me so far. Not so many adjustments but I do not even use those. Actually I think I would in fact compare it to the Dicodes FL80. Even if you get the $40 one this is a real good chip IMO. The 180 is the same thing afaik just more wattage. No difference in functionality but it is a little more efficient. Probably not enough to notice. 94% to 96% on the 180. What is interesting is the spec sheet says it can draw 45 Amps. On 30A batteries? Even the mighty DNA250 cannot muster that but it does provide more voltage. On the 155 at least the voltage is certainly enough. A lot of good reviews on these. Tired of Lost Vape right now. I think it is 1:1 a custom Mod and at least $200 less. Happy so far hope it does not break. All that ever broke here was LV stuff. Maybe bad luck.

    This one but it says "Boost 155" on the box and indeed goes up to 155. Perhaps they updated the mod without updating the specs. The only reason it matters is the short issue they had.
    http://www.asmodus.com/Minikin-Kodama-150W-Limited-Edition-Wood-Mod-p/minikin-kodama-limited-13.htm It is also not #13 of course. It is #26. I have no idea how "limited" it was. Obviously this guy had it like forever so he saw a good opportunity to cut his losses I suppose. My gain. It was indeed marked with that price on the box. So I call it a fair deal.

    Edit: I had not realized there are several hairline cracks in it! It was in a sealed box and very well packaged by Asmodus. This is odd and just my luck. It is still fine though. Honestly it is now my best looking Stabwood/resin Mod and my others are customs. I have no idea how it would have developed cracks and am under the impression it left the factory that way. I know in general with Stabwood no one will warranty that so I imagine it is common. Only one other here has a couple tiny cracks. The very nature of stabilized wood would suggest that does not happen. Apparently it does. My luck. It is still very nice. I liked the gloss on the Boosts better than the Mat on the V2's. I think as far as the Kodamas are concerned the Boost is much better looking. Of course that is highly subjective. Being in a factory sealed box I am not sure how this occurred. Other than they were aware of it but sent it out anyways. I also know it will do this sometimes with age. This was sealed and cannot be much more than a year old. My guess is they knew darn well. I am still happy with it. Not about to drive back 200 miles over it. Asmodus clearly states their warranty does not cover cosmetic issues. In fact it may be the high gloss urethane that causes this. I would still take mine over a V2 in Kodama dress. At least I paid nowhere near full price. Edit 3: I see that others are cracked in a similar fashion. Maybe not the highest quality after all.

    Sorry for such a long post.
     
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    How could I not post mine :)

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    My 2 stabwoods mods both have small cracks, it is wood and a natural material. Even though you don't see it, the acrylic, it is deep into the wood - stabilizing it, it is more durable than your metal mods, My Asvape Michael has a knot in it too. These stabwoods are made handmade and it is part of the higher price.I agree with you- I like the glossy finish, neither of my stabwoods have that.
    What tanks are you using with your mods?
    Are they leaking into the 510 of your mods or down your mods?
    How did you get eliquid on the swipe screen?
     
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    The alien is no where near better than the minikin V2.
    The minikin V2 has build quality miles ahead of the alien and the alien will fuck up far before the minikin!
     
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    The Paranormal is a great mod. It's my next purchase. I tried out in my local in TC and loved it
     
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    That's so sexy. I want it!
     
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    Me thinks that was a comedy attempt. The "actual aliens" kind of gave that away. :p
     
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    I have aspergers syndrome so I don't always get humour haha :p
     
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    Anyway... you must get this mod. I had a 10 mod rotation and since getting this it's my all day vape. I don't vape in TC much though so don't really need to fuck about with a DNA & escribe
     
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    Is your first atty there a Merlin Mini?? That's my favourite RTA!
     

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    Hi Skold- trying to figure out now- LOL! It is not a Merlin mini. Are you sure that is my picture?
    I usually use the Coil Art Toruk,( which is the BlackTank in the 1st photo) the OBS Nano or the Ample Pixy with the white V2
    I am using the Innokin Scion White in my 2nd picture.
     
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    I don't have the best eye sight! & cool. I have ordered the asvape cobra you recommended :) should be here on Monday. 3fvape had sold out and also had other sites.
    I'm in the UK and didn't want the TPD version. Managed to get the 3.8ml version but took a bit of looking around!
    Looks like a good match for my eye geekvape aegis.
    Will do well on it at 30 watts I should get through a day with it! :)
     
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    My new Minikin is arriving today :)

    I'll post of pictures.
     
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    I think you will really like the Cobra- my favorite factory coil tank! Lucky you found one. Here in the US the vendors have a hard time keeping the coils in stock, I am ordering at least 5 packs when someone gets more stock in!
     
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    Yeah the coils were out of stock too, I got the tank and coils off separate site!
     
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    Yours is super pretty and I like mine too. I am glad to hear the cracks is they did not boot the box across the room. That was why I was actually concerned because I did not know.

    OT, The Crown III leaked like crazy literally bathing Mods. I broke 6-7 Mods but my fault to keep using it. Here is what I do not get. I picked up a valyrian. Okay, not leaking so far and tastes way better. I think the Crown was just worn out. What I do not understand is it is in Watts of course. An entire 18.7 Watts! Plenty IMO. Put it to 120 and in like 1/50th of a second I cannot see my hand 6" in front of me plus boiling hot Vapor. Something I have done wrong or something not right. My Damn luck! I do not understand it. 18.7W should not even operate it let alone good production. Probably some setting I have wrong or something because this is Donkey nuts. Otherwise even at this crazy 18.7W the valyrian is obviously an upgrade from the Crown III IMO.

    Do not worry about Aspergers. I have Parkinson's and doing mostly okay. I am probably a lot older than you though. The DR. actually recommended to me vaping! Which is why he thinks it did not eat my brain already! So vaping can be and is quite frankly "good". Certainly not bad.

    I got a limited edition Boost, no wipe screen. I am darn glad I concurrently replaced the faulty tank before ruin 6 bills too.

    If anyone can help with the Minikin and why it is taking 18.7W I would appreciate it. Fine with me, saves power but obviously something is not right. Unless the one possibility this thing is just that incredibly powerful and "I" cannot take the recommended wattage. Not sure.

    I also wondered if the 180W has the same heavy duty board as the 155? I just liked this one better though. The V2 Kodama just felt too lite to me plus The gloss really makes it pop with the gold metal. Just a preference. Plus lucky to get a LE as they are sold out.

    Edit: You know what? Nothing is wrong. I just cannot take that. I am an old man what do they want? This thing is very potent. Maybe more than almost any RDA. I don't eve have the power plug in but the mix. At 122W I took a 1 Second drag. While I was still choking I stood in amazement at the production but the flavor is amazing too. I will go to the flavor plug now. With the power plug at like 140W I couldn't imagine. No one that smoked is doing that I bet. The production is 20x the Crown III IMO. I got it up to 40W and that is more than plenty with incredible taste. Perhaps the best I ever tried. I have a whole shelf of RDA, RDTA, RBA ETC. This has much better flavor. If you can handle your stuff this will also produce so much it should not be legal lol. Yes, I just said that but jokingly of course.

    At first I thought I would not like the pop-top but it is in fact better IMO. Only issue is have to use dropper on an angle. So much for only Temp control. This raises the bar.

    Sorry to take over the thread with an Atty. Back to the Minikin.

    I have like 60 working Mods and 15 broken ones. 11 are Stabwood. I think I was worried about the cracks because they are in the corners. Could grow but probably not with stabilized. This one even though not technically custom might be the nicest. I just preferred the shape and weight to the V2. I would rarely go over 140W. Usually never more than 60W. I did not know if the 180 has the beefy circuit board either so I just choose this one. It came out after the V2 actually which I find odd. I mean the Kodama. I called Asmodus. They answer their phone. He confirmed these are made by them in California, the regular ones are made in China. I have no way I could disprove him. So in effect these are custom Mods. Both the Kodama Boost and V2.

    Sorry for such a long post.
     
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    SkoldVape Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    The minikin is overpowered by ten watts. You shouldn't have to vape at such low wattage, I would contact customer service if I were you cos mine isn't like that!

    The Uwell Valyrian is the best sub ohm tank on the market, that and the tfv12 prince are my favourite but the Valyrian is more consistent and the coils last longer.
    These new sub ohm tanks have near RDA flavour but I do get slightly better flavour out of my RDA'S.
    Sub ohm tanks have come leaps and bounds though. They used to leak when the coil was burning out.

    Vaping is said to help medically on alot of cases. It really calms my nerves. Was same with cigarettes but they were making me breathless. That's got better since vaping.

    60 mods eh?? That must be a nice collection :)
     
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    As promised, here is my new Minikin... Now I got to find another OBS Nano Engine to stick on the top like was paired with my first V2...
     

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    SkoldVape Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Ooh nice :) love the raw one

    here is mine 1516989928587.jpg
     
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    That's the Rotten Metal or Grit as it's called as well, isn't it? Looks fantastic!
     
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    Yep! Asmodus has it listed as 'Rotten Metal' on their site. I'm not sure where the 'grit' came from. I was able to talk myself into buying one because I knew no other company would come out with the color scheme, and Asmodus hasn't even offered it on their other mods yet. So it was my only option to get to own a mod with the finish. It looks fantastic in my opinion; I love it!
     
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    My all day vape. Hits hard. I have a Kylin on top that I vape from 70-140 watts. Clouds for days and amazing flavour :)
     
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    lucifah Shinyitis Victim VU Donator Bronze Contributor

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    I've heard one reviewer say that the newer (and smaller) Asmodus Colossal has a better menu and improved temp control. Do you guys know whether those improvements have been ported back to the Minikin v2 by means of a firmware update?

    I'm really torn between the outstanding colour schemes (especially Rotten Metal) and added wattage headroom (which I will likely never use) of the Minikin v2 on one hand, and the practicality, size, and potentially improved chip/firmware of the Colossal on the other.

    Difficult choices... admittedly luxury problems to have... :D
     
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    SkoldVape Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    If you want good TC just get a DNA device cos won't be much more than a Minikin anyway :)
     
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