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Discussion in 'General Rebuildable Discussion (RTA/RBA/RDA)' started by KingPin!, May 9, 2020.

  1. pulsevape

    pulsevape Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    Oh yeah I remember the A7..I liked it...if it's the same one I remember it was a tiny little thing....
     
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  2. pulsevape

    pulsevape Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    NR-R-NR .......that sounds like one of the atties built by GG Golden Greek.alot of their atties were set up that way.
     
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  3. CaFF

    CaFF Platinum Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    This tiny thing from eight years ago...no idea what it was called anymore.

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    Look Ma...a Mesh RDA!
    (note the chrome coming off the brass)
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    Despised it and its sloped screws and melting insulators...but it was a beginning. :D
     
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  4. CaFF

    CaFF Platinum Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    This stuff too..oy vey...SMH!

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    *Still have that Genny though.


    Ah, the horrors...LOL

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    Still love my Buzz Pro however. ;-)
     
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    pulsevape Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    looks like the DID genisis atomizer made by MMV....or it's clone that they called the griffin......people either really loved the DID...... or it drove them nuts.
     
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  6. CaFF

    CaFF Platinum Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    Yup, that is the first Mini DiD clone I got in a co-op at NV, I have two of 'em.

    Do ya remember using the pen springs and washers? One word: Chobra. :D

    A fun thread for posterity: http://vapingunderground.com/thread...r-2014-and-forward-where-do-they-stand.37733/
     
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  7. KingPin!

    KingPin! In my defence, I was left unsupervised ^^ VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years VU Challenge Team Reviewer

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    Did you like them? what did you learn from them?
     
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  8. KingPin!

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    haha bit like going from VHS to DVD at the time (sub ohm vs RBA)
     
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  9. ShowerHead

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    My first rebuildable tank was a Kanger Subtank Mini RBA. Wow! I can be self sufficient! Then, I realized how picky about just where and how much cotton it wanted. But v2 with the itsy bitsy tiny little screw to keep the cap in place was a bit better. I still have a couple in the basement.
    The came the mighty SteamCrave Aromamizer. This has to be the pinnacle of vaping! Whoops, what's that liquid all over!? Sometimes, if the Gods were with me, I could go a full 2 days with just a little wipe of the air flow to rid it of the condensation.
    Then I was unfaithful and had flings with various tarts. Engines, Aromamizer Plus, a couple of top air flow tanks.

    I tired of all the meaningless relationships as soon as I met my Zeus X.
    For me, it's a perfect union. It doesn't leak, spit, drool, or wet itself in any manner. Provides good flavor for my DIY juice. Nice air flow for me.
    In return, I have it rewicked and given fresh coils every two weeks.

    I don't think I'll ever leave it. I have 8 in stock.

    Thanks for the walk down memory lane!
     
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    Bigrick Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    I enjoy my Zeus X as well. It is completely forgiving. It can be coiled and wicked half asleep and still perform excellently.
     
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    i think either the Avocado rdta or the big baby beast RBA ( a tedious little fucker)
     
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    yeah the V1 RBA kinda sucked. V2 is pretty nice. I started with the V2. Have picked up a few V1 tanks on sale but bought V2 RBA's for them.
     
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    Yes it was, it was gifted to me, probably because they couldn't get it to work well either, now I was a new builder, so that had a big part of my problems, it sure wasn't a good atty to start building on as a newbie.
     
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    Nah, man those things were an absolute bitch to build for anybody...eventually Golden Greek changed their design so that you didn't have to use NR-R-NR..I always lusted after the GGTS their mod, but I was never interested in their atties....on hindsight I'm happy I never got a GGTS...they are pretty mods, but they have a ton of parts to them....but I'd take one in a heartbeat just for the history they have,...GG, Caravela, and Zen.....were probablly the first guys to start the idea of highend mods...something of quality and a higher level of performance than the shit that was coming out of China.




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    Without a doubt they make some good looking stuff, even the tank I had 7 years ago, was a gorgeous looking tank, just not so gorgeous to work with.
     
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    Oh the irony!!!
     
  18. KingPin!

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    experiences with it?
     
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    In a nutshell? It was absolutely worth trolling up and down about.

    On a more serious note... in the flavor department I still think it was heavily underrated by many, as the flavor production was really very nice, IF you put the right coils in. I was using the wide bore drip tip option because it gave the best flavor. You gotta love it when everyone thought you're just another cloud chaser, then when you handed it over to them to let them find out about the flavor, it blew their little mind. That in fact is why I think the name and logo is just so fucking cool. It got me off smoking 16-17 normal cigs/day. And did so within less than 2 minutes. What's more, within less than one month after, it forced me to dance around, get a cordless drill, get spools of wire, grab a few fishing swivels, and then turn that into this one:

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    "That's no moon, it's a Velocity style deck!"

    Oooooh you give me ideas. Got two Velocity v2s setting around "somewhere". Never cared much to use them as dual coil builds. Still don't. Think last build I put on one was a single. okay, maybe you've not given me ideas. *chuckles* The Gorge is saying he treats me better than the Velocity ever could. And of course the Wasps have to chime in, all three of them.
     
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    Wrong. It is a picture of a Velocity style deck.
     
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    :facepalm: D'oh. You got me there. Hey, I can't even print it out and get a Velocity style deck either. Well, unless i did that fancy 3-D printing. No, ain't got no $300 - $1,0000 floating around to buy me a basic 3-D printer. So, nope cannot print a Velocity style deck out either. Damn it, now I'm ... well nothing. I got two Velocity style decks here I'm not using. :giggle:
     
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    A very accurate description. My rba's give better flavor than any stock coils.
     
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    This was the first real RTA available at my local vapestore. Mind you this is Australia and we were far behind in the availability of decent vaping products. I think this was supposed to be a Kayfun/Russian 91% clone. It wasn't branded at all, but the simple box came with the branding "Together-Best-Forever" That name is actually fresh in my memory from like 7 years ago lol.

    Juice ports weren't deep enough, so you had to treat it like a RDA. A pretty decent MTL styled tank for it's day. Vaped on this until I met my soulmate- the Lemo 2 :)


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    the KFL was a solidly good little atty. actually a great atty to start off on.it was very forgiving.
     
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    Yeah I definitely agree. Sometimes simple is better lol.
     
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    I can't remember what my first RTA was. I started building by rebuilding the old cartomizer coil heads.
     
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    My first rebuildable was the original Kanger protank. Rebuilding those 2.4 + 1.8 ohm heads with 32 gauge kanthal and XC-116 or plain boring silica.
    My first rta was the Asmodus Zesthia, it taught me that I like rda’s much more than rta’s. It was a nice rta but having to get the wicking just right made me like the much wider berth rda’s allow not needing to be enough to stop leaks but not so much it wicks to slow.
     
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    Goblin mini was my first rebuildable. I rather liked it and would still use it if I had not eventually traded it. It had that pin bottom fill. And it was not built for clouds. But it had great flavor. And it never leaked
     
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    Still have some blue foam and IKV cartos...good days . ;)
     
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    Just thinking..how many peeps even know what the fuck that means...lol

    I can't be THAT old of a vaper...vaping been around since like 2007. We did stoopid shit.

    1. A Kicked Silver Bullet was godly....
    2. I still have juice from 2011
     
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    Did you do the carto's, put them in a sock and swing around your head to get the juice in all the filler, my wife thought I was mad :xD:
     
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    OK noobs...this actually happened...


     
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    LMAO, you posted that just as I posted the Spin...hahahhaa

    DRINK...
     
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    Nailz, you are mad AF and we're proud of ya...... ;-)

    Don't make me get mah kitteh...she was named Maleficent from the damn shelter. I call her Milly.

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    OK, I'll shadap now....good to see old friends. :)

    JC been on too..
     
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    Oh for sure, so many people have moved on, good to see some stuck around after all these years :)
     
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    I was referred here by wolfie from NV before VU even opened....I remain.. ;-)
     
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