Discussion in 'General Rebuildable Discussion (RTA/RBA/RDA)' started by Heartsdelight, Sep 13, 2017.
VaporRange is showing mine as "back ordered"....great....
A lot of pieces to this attie...
Just like the original.
They may be similar, but I'm really diggin' the flavor off of this V2. Muy Bueno!!!
And so far (knock on wood), no leaking.
Blaq anyone? Gotta do the matchy-matchy thing.
They fucked up ROXY’s TANK!
I ️ BAM
Recieved mine in the mail today. Right off the bat I am not impressed with how the deck is indexed into the chamber. Hopefully mine wears in soon, but the first time I tried to put it in it took me maybe 5 mins of fiddling to get it lined up and seated properly.
Seems like I could fit bigger coils into the OG Boreas than I can in this one. Or maybe I have just gotten used to building on my 30mm Mizer. Not sure there.
Wicking... Not liking the wick cups for the tails. I LOVED the way you simply tucked wicks under the OG Boreas coils.
Now granted, I haven't even fired it off yet, but these are just my first thoughts after popping out of the tube. Ill update after I use it a few days.
Edit: Post didnt go through so Ill update it now....
Well I have been using it for a few hours now. My build is a three core fused clapton (28g SS x 3 wrapped in 40g Nichrome) 6 wraps, 3.5mm dual coils. running on a DNA250 at 465 degrees. Nice tasty vape. But I had to loose that god awful driptip after the first few hits. Issue one, its to short. Issue two, the damn knurling. I prefer to NOT get road rash from vaping.
Im gonna use this build for a couple days and then Ill play with rebuilding it and see if any of my other feelings are solved. So far though I do like it. Do I like it better than my OG Boreas? Im not sure... Time will tell.
Mine finally shipped from VaporRange today, I hope to see it by the weekend.
After spending some time with it, I'm still really liking this thing. The lack of an o-ring sealing the deck to the chamber hasn't been an issue. I've sat for an hour or so at a time at work with it in my pocket and it hasn't leaked a drop, still using the same simple wicking I mentioned in my last post.
The whistly airflow is driving me insane though. I noticed that the edges of the airflow holes on the inside of the chamber are pretty rough. I'm gonna try smoothing them out with a dremel and see if that solves the problem.
Just wanted to give a little update now that it's been put through its paces.
Living on the edge this morning...
Tank was 3/4 empty, refilled while the airflow was wide open, with no burping needed and no leaking. Definitely a keeper.
If I'd known I was gonna have to wait this long from a US vendor, I'd have ordered from someone else.....
Subtank supply... ALWAYS subtanksupply...
I got an in-stock alert from them after I'd placed the order with VaporRange....hindsight, right? I did get mine in the mail a few minutes ago though, and will chalk this one up as a lesson learned.
Okay, I think I like it. No issues coiling or wicking (the wicking was the only part I was concerned with), so far no leaks; flavor is good...the tip doesn't bother me as I don't wrap my lips around them that tightly to begin with, lol! Certainly looks nice.
But the box. I HATE the box. I don't like digging for stuff.
Chef, what would closing the AFC do? there is no JFC linked to it. and once you open the top the juice tank is open to air anyway... Not seeing as how it matters on the V2.
It doesn't - just comparing it to the V1.
Oh... My bad. Thought you knew something I didnt. I mean... Oh hell, time for another margarita!
what are some good builds people are using in this tank? I just cant get it to compare to my original Boreas... Kinda feeling bummed about it.
I did my first build yesterday, a pair of 3mm 26awg SS316L parallel coils. 8 wraps ohm's out to ~.2 and fits the deck nicely.
I put it together with the short tank and my favorite drip tip from the Merlin RTA. Flavor is really good and more than enough clouds for my taste.
Never had the V1 so I can't compare but so far I'm liking it! Easy to build, assemble, I like the optional tank sizes... two thumbs up.
Been enjoying this very impressive flavour like it a lot.
Not sure on the draw its fairly noisy and feels very shallow on the inhale although I’ll get used to that
I haven’t used the micro chamber yet
tried the original boreas drip tip but actually prefer the stock in it although how quickly it’s gonna get funky does concern me
Very airy tank had to close airflow right up to get the restricted draw I like. Like this sort of wicking style very similar to the uwell D2, rebuilt that so many times wicking sort of comes as second nature. Ok you lose the bed of cotton the original had but it not finicky when refilling like the original.
Coil positioning is going to be really important in this to get the best out of it what have others found works for them? Me personally I align the bottom of the coil with the top of the lower post screws and pull the coils out as far as I can without a short being a problem ....this way air gets under the coil and up between it and the post, as well as the outer edge
Erm easiest to show it lol
Nice pics KingPin!
The Boreas wasn't even on my radar until this thread. I use a Griffin plus and it works great. Do you think I'd like the first Boreas? Im kinda trying to get back to my roots and building my own coils. I dont want to play it safe and get another Griff. I want to try something new.
The pics of this new V2 deck look like the old style Griffin. Where the Griffin 25 plus you just lay the wick down with minimal hasstle. Ive read the posts here about the V1 where it sounds kinda similar? I dont know...
Lay it down as a bed of cotton was on the original boreas Frank this one you need to fill the juice well
Cool! I like it like that. Maybe I'll try to get one then before they are all gone. Heres a pic of what I'm used to working with-
last I checked eciggity in HI had them for under $20. I got 7 of them so you could say I like the og boreas.
Looks good! What gauge wire is that?
I'm planning on wrapping some claptons if I ever find the time and that's looking pretty good to me.
Tried out some flat wire, been using it lately as I haven’t had as much time to build properly but to be honest I can’t tell much difference between this and a staple using ribbon wire when I’ve built those. Both gives a damn fine vape, and that’s why it has the squarish look to it plenty of surface area, the added benefit is you don’t have to piss around with sliders etc when wrapping it
3mm ID with 8 wraps, 25g flat wire core, 38g wrap all 316L came to 0.22ohm dual coil
They colour up nice too, was saving this for my review but sod it gonna see it anyway at some point
Looks interesting - I think I'll try it. I have some flat around here somewhere. I think it's N80 0.3x0.9? Can't remember. I've had it a while and just never got around to trying it. I have some square wire somewhere, too, but I don't remember the type or dimensions.
The stuff I bought was this in Ni80 and 316L
25 AWG (0.68mm x 0.27mm) - Ni80 (NiCr80/20) Flattened Wire (Round Wire Made Flat) - 10 Metre Spool - 5.94 ohms/m
It was a lot more expensive than standard round wire though paid the same for 10m that I usually would for 100m
Used it in the Soul S clone I bought as well was such a nice vape
Ramp up time takes a little longer than a normal fused Clapton but ongoing power requirements aren’t too bad I’m vaping the coils on the boreas v2 at 63w giving me a nice warm vape
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not sure if that is possible on a mobile as I never post from a mobile device.
And to think they put me in charge of the buttons scary thought right lol
Wait what’s this red one do
I’d wait and see how it goes on here still early days for the boreas V2 in a few more weeks when everyones puts it through it paces then have a check see what the chatter is from everyone in here....personally I haven’t had mine for long enough yet to say yeah its banging or its just another run of the mill, flavour is above average and mounting coils was easy though that’s all I can say at the moment really so still on the fence until I figure out its quirks
The original boreas is well worth a look while you can still grab it hell it attracted over 6000 posts back in the day ...watch for refilling though it will piss out everywhere if you dont do it right, so far the V2 doesn’t have that problem whatsoever
I Still want to know what builds and coil placement everyone else is getting good success with on the V2
I still haven't built mine. I'm going to build it tomorrow with dual simple coils.
I agree with what he said about the wicking you have to get it just right especially with high VG. That can be said for most tanks though, IMO.
Interesting he positions the coils lower than I did I’ll give that a go next
Ok tried my coil like so aligned with bottom post hole also switched from cotton bacon to koh gen doh as the former was wicking a little to quickly and leaking a little bit
Getting much bigger plumage from this position and flavour a little better than before
Also tried the 2ml tank and switched out that god awful drip tip for one of my others
Problem is shortly after I was vaping it I noticed I missed out an oring after cleaning it and ended up cracking the glass when I was undoing it .....so long 2ml version sigh (it’s a lot thinner than the 5ml glass so watch out for over doing it)
been messing about will coil placement again just wasn’t satisfied it was better than the original. I managed to find it’s sweet spot I think. The vape is so much better now. Would say it’s now improved over the original for flavour and I have staples in that.
Edit: using a 510 drip tip in this configuration massively improves flavour using the original boreas DT on here, damn fine vape
So still using 3mm ID coils
Instead of pulling the coils out to the edge I pulled them out just ever so slightly to the edge of the insulator looking down
Still kept coil height round about in line with bottom post
Of all of the positions I’ve tried so far this has given the best results ...i also removed a wrap in these fresh coils...so my resistence reduced to 0.18ohm dual coil (still using 25g flat wire core with a 38g wrap all 316L)
Is anyone having a problem with extreme condensation especially under the airflow ring, to the point where it seems like it's leaking but it's just pooling up under the ring and leaking down.
Yeah I’ve noticed a bit of this nothing like the original though...mainly see it after refilling. I find taking a few puffs directly after refilling helps to stop this occurring so quickly
I've read some people have been getting leaking when refilling, luckily I've had none when refilling, but the excessive condensation around the airflow ring has been annoying me, it gets to the point after about a day of using it is starts to dribble out of the bottom of the airflow ring, I had the same problem with aromamizer supreme light which is pretty much the same setup so it just might be how it is with these types of tanks where the coop is right next to the airflow.
I dont own a V2 YET, but I always turn the v1 upside down for 5 minutes on a paper towel before every other refill.
Spot on, that's exactly how to build it !
I have the gold one but holding fire taking a pic as it's waiting for it's new home.
I would like to pay homage to the original, this is mine, one of a kind Boreas
Is the drip tip after market Rixsta?