CHOICES, CHOICES, and more CHOICES!!

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  1. Woodsman

    Woodsman Silver Contributor

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    It boggles the mind, how many choices there are. And such a variety of opinions of what the right choices are!! Prior to January of 2015, I had a few hundred dollars invested in juices and devices. Since January 2015, I've invested close to a thousand dollars more...and I'm not finished yet!!
    The evolution from disposable cartridges to refillable cartridges to refillable tanks and replaceable coils to variable voltage to variable wattage to (now) temperature control and then onward to RDAs (isn't that backwards?) and then on to RTAs (RDAs with tanks) after I invested in RBAs (tanks with wicks)...
    I was staying away from Sub Ohm and then I heard about temp control...well, to do temp control means sub ohming, so there I went....
    Now I am ready to rebuild and to leave the prebuilt behind.
     
  2. Chris@ThriftyEcig

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    I prefer to be part of the solution which is why I started (Staff removed) but I only deal in hardware. One way I was able to cut my costs is making my own juice. I bought a sample kit from a vendor and it was pretty simple to do. I've used two calculators http://www.todmuller.com/ejuice/ejuice.php for single flavors and http://ecigvape.com/ that included multiple flavors. You can get a cheap RDA and wire and build your own sub ohm coils no problem.
     
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  3. Mike H.

    Mike H. Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    Funny how i can be fine for one year on a Kanger EVOD starter kit with no problem...i could still do this but im not finding any fun in it so off i go into more "CHOICES".

    My next upgrade was a mvp 20 w...great device...better than any ego battery but i got bored with it..I wanted to use the 18650 batteries i bought a while back and cant with the mvp.

    My next choice was a Cloupor Cana 30 watt...All excited inside and couldnt wait to use it...i got it and was happy but itz more suited to lower ohm and higher wattage usage with the 4 volt minimum output it produces.

    Next i decide ill try a top name brand and picked up a Sigelei mini 30 watt...My thinking dc to dc was a mechanical mode, i pulled the trigger thinking i have a mech and regulated in one device..Well turned out i was disappointed as that wasnt what dc to dc mode meant.

    Next choice was based on wanting to try a different form of device so i picked up a Vamo V2 clone..great little chip inside of it but dont care for tbe length of it in 18650 mode and since thats all the batteries i own im not investing in lower life batteries to keep it.

    At present my next device coming is a Cloupor Mini 30w...A super long 15 second firing limit...30 watts of power and even smaller than a sigelei mini and still uses an 18650 battery..Maybe this will be what ive been looking for and i found my holy grail device for my needs and wants..Who knows really.

    Went from evod tanks to protank 2's and decided in wanted to try more popular higher tech tanks...so i buy a kayfun and 2 taifuns and was blown away at the difference in flavor but they arent as reliable as my kanger tanks so im still searching for that one tank...Im hoping a Kanger subtank nano or mini is this tank im looking for..So this is my next purchase for a tank.

    Now im still wanting a device i can use as a mechanical or regulated so im looking at the Smok M50, and for some reason a full mechanical in the form of a Dovpo GX200 is getting my attention as well as an RDA for some .5 sub ohm experiences.

    Started DIY juice as well recently..over 25 flavors and still learning.

    Coils ive been doing for almost a year as i learned that with my evod tanks after a few months into owning the starter kit.

    I havent even scratched the surface of choices and hope i dont fall too deep into it..when i do fall hard on something i dont stop...I owned 47 remote control vehicles at one time as i used to race them on a semi pro level but, in no way did i need 47 vehicles...I just had to have the ones i wanted or at least thought i wanted.

    Ok im done...lol
     
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  4. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I have over three hundred in it so far. As a "hobby" I can rite it off as entertainment. My O2 reading as of a moment ago is 97%. Stinkys cost me 200.00 + a month. I plan to buy nearly everything made. I have most of it.
    The crap looks pretty, & I vape my ass off cause I love it. I build, make my own juice, it's fun to me.
     
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  5. Woodsman

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    Simplicity...difficult to adhere to in the face of so many cool nifty new gadgets!!
     
  6. OBDave

    OBDave VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    $300? You're just getting started - check out my sig. And I'm about ready to pull the trigger on a new dripper and an Arctic after getting promising results, but not quite what I'm looking for from a Subtank...
     
  7. Woodsman

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    Wow! That's $2,920.61 to buy vape stuff with!!
     
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    OBDave VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    ...and I've spent $3570 of that $2920! Now that I'm DIY on the juice I should get to the break-even point in the next 6 months or so...I'd be there already, but I'm on the hook for like 90% of my household's vape tab, where my wife used to buy almost half the cigs we smoked...
     
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    good luck with that.. been mixing for almost 3 yrs now, and i have yet to climb out of the vape hole :p
     
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  10. Woodsman

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    All that cigarette money, money for free! Money to buy whatever I want!!
     
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    I just need another half-dozen flavors for the new recipes I've found or came up with in my head, then I'll be set...says the guy with about 100 more ideas than empty bottles...this one last order and I'm SET until the nic runs low, I swear.
     
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    I decided I'm going to save all my would-be "cigarette money" and go on a trip this winter!!! :D
     
  13. Woodsman

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    Don't forget to take all your vape stuff!!
     
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    250 a month for me. I would have spent if I would have continued to smoke. About 500.00 total. The Funeral would be 9000.00 extra. I fixed Stupid.
     
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    I got my first starter kit from Goodejuice and I have come to get all my hardware from them. They are very helpful and their prices are good. If your just starting out I would take a look at them. They also sell Ejuice for people who don't DIY. Another good site for everything is Ecigexpress.
     
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    I'd like to make the leap to variable voltage, but alas, I can't afford those bitches, so I'm sticking with my low mah eGo straight voltage for now.
     
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    Haha! That's the first thing I'm going to pack! :D
     
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    k2-_0ba3e769-fefb-468c-b427-1abc2c7f4eb5.v1.jpg Portable Power is a good idea when you're out of town.
     
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    I know this is kinda old, but I really appreciate your explanation of the evolution of vaping.
    I wonder if it will evolve similar to the auto industry, as I think I'd like a civic for everyday and a vette for 'high performance'.
     
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  20. Woodsman

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    My "Civic" is a Provari Mini and a Smok GDC with Micro Core-A coils vaped at 5.5 watts (3.2 volts).
    My "Vette" is a Hana Modz DNA40 and a Hobo RDA vaped at 25 watts and 420 degrees.
     
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    Whiskey Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Good and fine, but you cannot self sell your products in other peoples threads so your site link was removed from your post.
     
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    Just got my 200w snow wolf tc box mod and love this thing, its nice to sub ohm without all the heat burning your throat
     

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