I was just in my local vape shop and I couldn't believe what the employee was saying. I asked if they had any LG hb's and he said all they have is Sony batteries. He asked me why I would want the LG's and my response was that they have a higher CDR. He then started telling me that the pulse rating is what matters, "because we pulse when we vape". I asked him to define a pulse and he told me a pulse is 2 seconds. He said "like a vtc5 has a 20a rating but the pulse rating is 80a so you can safely use it at 80a". I then asked him what about if there was a malfunction in the mod or the fire button was inadvertently held down. "Well you will vent a battery". Then he told me "everyone around here uses pulse ratings and uses an 80a limit on these batteries". I replied "well then someone around here is going to get hurt". I am pretty disgusted that this guy is reccomending this stuff to his customers without any idea what they do or don't know about vaping safety. The worst part is the owner of the store was sitting there silently listening to the whole conversation. I've never liked the thought of FDA regs, but damn this makes me think it might be for the best if this is what shop workers are reccomending. This same shop worker has given me really bad information in the past too that was thankfully corrected on this forum. There is another worker in the shop as well, that a few weeks ago when I was considering buying a mech, was bragging about building at 0.05 on a single battery mech. He then started bragging saying "I've vented 13 batteries and look, I still have all of my fingers and teeth. You just need to be ready to throw the mod if you hear it start to hiss". I just had to share this. Maybe I'm misinformed and there is nothing wrong with the reccomendations these guys are giving out, but I doubt it. Idiots like this are what will kill vaping. I'm certainly not going to buy anything from them again. The store is vapeology in Bangor, Maine. Thankfully there is another shop down the road.