What's Your Personal Favorite Mech Mod?

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  1. Cozymods

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    Also how's the shipping time from their website? i can't choose an option.. Pretty sure I'm going with the Miura :)
     
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    From RNV, It’s about $25 and takes about 10 days (if customs aren’t being assholes that day it goes through port). There is only 1 option for shipping from Indonesia sadly
     
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    damn.. :(
     
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    Yeah, a shop around here does big orders for everyone every month or so to keep the prices sane
     
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    Guess I'm not going to get one.. really don't want to wait 10+ (business days) :cry: Any other really good tube mechs you know of?
     
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    This is the older version and they've been clearing out their old stock but it is seriously the second best tube mod I own. It's second only to my solid 92.5% pure silver Pilak TM mod.

    Only ones available right now here are pink or blue.
    https://subohminnovations.com/products/shorty-subzero-competition-mod?variant=13443964487

    You might be able to find one elsewhere if you google around a bit.
     
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    What @r055co said!
    I have 2 of those as well as a szm legendary, and they are really second to none!

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    I'll for sure take a look at it. ;)
     
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    Yes they are all copper. The ones with the colors are cerekoat on top of the copper.

    The mod hits as "hard" as my hybrids, with the added comfort of knowing I can run any top on it, without having to bother with the 510 protruding far enough to be "hybrid safe."

    Edit: I haven't gotten their rda ...yet
    But, I will say I have one of my shorties as a run around all day mod. The other one stays on my desk for work and the legendary I keep in the den.
    Basically, I'm always using one of them.

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    Yes they do, the RDA is outstanding and I really enjoy it. The hybrid is an excellent design, I highly recommend it.
    I've got 4, they're wonderful 2 of them are blemished and the only off I can think of is maybe the coating doesn't match perfectly.

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    According to the official statement by Ijoy their new 4-legged 20700 battery, which Mooch has rated 20 amps 2800 mAh, will be included in their product kits instead of the 5-legged version from now on, BUT... the 5-legged version, which Mooch has rated 30 amps 3000 mAh, will still be sold separately. So no reason to not trust the manufacturer... iJoy doesn't even manufacture them anyway in the first place. They're rewraps, but they're the best rewraps (better performing than the Eleaf/Ampking/EBAT, all of which are rewraps of the same battery as well). AFAIK a non-rewrap version of this battery is not commercially available to consumers, but there are some VERY strong indications that this is a Panasonic/Molicel/Tesla.

    I currently own four mech mods that can support 20700 batteries... 2 × XXX stacked / Admiral hand-engraved by Mathew Hagermann / Suicide King Squonker. I also own the Vapergate/BJ Box Mods 'The 99' (2 × iJoy 26650) so... in Euros, I own the equivalent of ~$2,000 worth of 20700/26650 capable mods. :D
     
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    Considering they got cought red handed with the switch:
    When it comes to batteries, I give a manufacturer one chance to lose my trust.
    I value my gorgeous good looks to much to take my chances on a rewrap.
    Just my personal view point.

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    No, the button never sticks. And it never misfires.
     
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    People who, like me, don't buy the product kits will not be affected by this switch in any negative way. In fact I believe they did it to keep the price of the 5-legged version down, which I consider a good thing... and you're not factually "taking your chances on a rewrap", as only the product kits will be affected by this switch... NOT the separately sold batteries, the latter ones being the only ones that I am interested in anyway in the first place. You can't expect iJoy to keep including the best performing widely available 20700 batteries with their product kits at such low prices forever. Early adopters got rewarded... the introductory discount period is over.
     
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    Did you buy it from their website? Also if you did how long did the shipping take to get to you? And do you think it was worth it for the money? I still really love the Miura design.. Do you think i should just get the 11.11? (shipping will be alot faster) At this point i am willing to wait to wait.. But i need someone to choose for me lol.. (going insane) "if you were to choose to only keep one would it be the Sebone or 11.11 which would you pick? (keep in mind i only have 18650 batteries, really don't want to spend extra 50$ for a charger and some 20700's)
     
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    Ok, you're right.
    Not telling people until AFTER a third party tested it was wholeheartedly a good business practice; and, really helps make them earn trust.

    As to not factually taking your chance on a rewrap.... One word- efest.

    Batteries are cheap, when you're spending in excess of 100$ a mod, saving 2$ a piece on a rewrap has always been a head scratcher to me. Just my opinion- but I've felt the same about that since the days when vamo and provape we're the chief items of debate.
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    No, I bought it from a local B&M store. But there are many more affordable excellent single 18650 tube mods out there... as others have stated, you can't really go wrong with a Sub Ohm Innovations (SOI) either... a while ago @raymo2u pointed me to Angry Cloud Vape Co. and Deathwish Modz... the latter now have a new complete setup called the Barebones kit─last week it had arrived at my go to B&M store, and, I can fully guarantee it is dope.
     
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    The LG HG2 is not a rewrap, yet, despite this, LG had decided to switch it from a 20 amp battery to an 18 amp battery, and, on top of that, there are a lot of fake LG HG2 batteries out there. Basically what this means is, following your own logic, LG cannot be trusted either. Just because Efest was a bad apple doesn't imply iJoy are planning to switch their separately sold 5-legged 20700 battery with an inferior one. They're not. Further, this is not about saving 2$ a piece on a rewrap. The Sanyo NCR20700A is nowhere to be found, and, even if it was, then at ~30 amps (and below) it hits LESS hard than the 5-legged iJoy 20700. At those kinds of amp draws, for a MECH user, by the time the Sanyo will have caught up due to it having a little extra mAh the battery will already need to be recharged anyway in the first place because on a MECH you don't vape the battery all the way down to 3.2 volts. The thing about the XXX is if you put the optional extension on, you can build your coils in such a way that you don't need to go very far above 30 amps to get to high wattages, and besides... on a mech the amps go down as the volts go down with every pull. As a result from this, the 5-legged iJoy lends itself better for mech use compared to the Sanyo NCR20700A, not worse. Finally, once again we're still talking about a battery the non-rewrap version of which is not commercially available to consumers so apples and oranges.
     
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    Ok follow my logic... I don't use LG either.
    Also my first post on the 20700s was (in summation) that until a good dependable battery was out there, I'm staying away.

    Better still, one companies bad practice does not forgive nor justify another's.


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    I don't use LG batteries either. But Mooch "subjected the [5-legged] iJoy's to some pretty serious abuse without problems" so, as long as I can be pretty sure they aren't going to be switched with an inferior one anytime soon (I can), I don't subscribe to those kinds of fear mongering tactics so until Mooch claims the 5-legged iJoy is not a good dependable battery, I'm staying away from your assertion.
     
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    Well, it's not fear mongering, it's giving accurate information AND my viewpoint. My viewpoint may be different from yours so in that spirit I'll put mooch's post here. One thing I try to.be careful not to do is "oversell' a potentially dangerous battery on a forum where people who may not know as much as others will read and take as Gospel.
    And I'm not addressing the 5legged battery, but the practice and passing information for general passers by.

    From what he is asserting, the 4 legged battery won't have any more amperage than 20a(and that appears to be generous) making it no better than a GOOD 18650, in so far as amp draw.

    Mooch's post on the change and findings

    http://www.tasteyourjuice.com/wordpress/archives/16218

    Despite the fact that they said nothing until it was discovered by users-
    I'll also post the explanation from ijoy to be fair.
    http://www.tasteyourjuice.com/wordpress/archives/16234

    The original ijoy 20700
    Not sure about you but to keep there is a big difference between a 15-20a cell and a 30a cell
    http://www.tasteyourjuice.com/wordpress/archives/15298

    Clealry we'll have to agree to disagree on certain things here. But, at least the information is there for someone passing through to be able to make an informed decision.

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    Any and all Lithium rechargeable batteries are potentially dangerous, but anyway... I agree accurate information is always key. I also agree the 4-legged iJoy 20700 as it currently stands is pretty much useless compared to the VTC6 or 30Q, and, knowledge of this fact also is part of what "accurate information" truly means. It is unfortunate that they [iJoy] chose to, for the time being, put the same wrap on both versions, but then again it is still easy to notice the clear difference by looking at the top contact so there really shouldn't be any proper excuse for anyone who is knowledgeable enough about battery safety to still confuse the two different batteries together. I wouldn't go as far as to burn iJoy at the proverbial stake by claiming what they've done is questionable to the point of "not dependable". In fact they actually even put a security check (scratch code) label sticker on their 26650 battery to validate the battery you purchased is genuine and authentic so IMHO they are still an intercontinental distance away from being a bad apple.
     
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    Pretty envious of that kit brother :D:D
     
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    Guys I'm looking at the Pilak SUPREMO, and the Danesa v2 both are coming out Mid-November.. And the Pilak SUPREMO (damn son) looks fukin good, looking at it's reviews and holy shit that thing acts like a beast. Might have to spend my paycheck on that hmmm.. tempting, and it's a 20700 tube huge plus :eek: and a even bigger plus you can get a custom engraved one.
     
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    I don't have it, though. It has been eyeing me at the shop...
     
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    Ill gladly let you pay for one for me, I know how hard it an be to resist buying yourself new gear so I will support you and take the fall this time ;):D

    All joking aside just about any Well machined copper or Silver tube will hit very hard and do well, Brass doesnt hit as hard but it can be a smoother experience and it takes a little bit longer to patina. Aluminum, SS, and Titanium dont hit very hard but rarely need cleaning besides the threading and Aluminum is a great "out on the town" type of tube, very light and still will give you a decent vape.
     
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    Here are the family[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Missing 3 because I need parts

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    Hey @r055co was your Pilak by 2JNT worth the money? just wondering because I'm thinking about getting the new 20700 one by them. Also is it high maintenance to take care of silver? and btw love the mad dog rda too.. ;)
     
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    Is it worth it?

    Yep, it's the hardest hitting and smoothest vape I've ever had. Silver is much easier to maintain than Copper. The machining on 2JNT is also exquisite.

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    Sounds good.. Damn, guess we'll see if i decide to spend 420$ If you say it's worth i might give it a try.. If not i might just go with the Black Miura from RNV designs, It'll be about $168 with shipping, just love the way it looks, wish it was made of copper instead of brass tho. Or maybe even the brand new Sarov Mod by Vaperz Cloud, looks like a updated version of the 11.11
     
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    It's a direct to battery aka faux hybrid so I really don't recommend it as a first Mech Mod. I'd start with a Mod with a 510 first, why no get both? Get the Pilak since they are limited runs then get a decent Clone with a 510 pin?

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    Btw @r055co what is your normal resistance you use on your Series MCV Elite?
     
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    @r055co I ask because I'm thinking about just skipping the tube mechs and going to the Series MCV Elite. Would you say that's worth the money to get? or is there a newer one that takes 20700's that you personally like more?
     
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    Around 0.5Ω - 0.6Ω
     
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    Elite is very much worth it, excellent quality and so damn easy to maintain. I don't have any 20700's, I've got too much invested in 18650's and VTC5A's are a damn good battery.
     
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    My AV Able / Goon copper authentic is my favorite. Pure silver bottom contact along with a custom bottom disc from Comp Lyfe. The drip tip is from 528 Custom, and the Stormtrooper sleeve is from Old Town Vaper Mill.
     

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    Let's see... I've invested well over $1,200 in my hand engraved brass BJ Box Mods Admiral and my brass Purge Mods Suicide King Squonker. Compared to the VTC5A the 5-legged iJoy 20700 just adds a bit more runtime if used in a single 20700 mod, but with two batteries in series on a mech the difference in runtime between the two is through the roof. I know this because, apart from my two XXX stacks, I also own three Purge Mods Assassin extension tubes so I've compared the stuff and I know what I'm talking about here. The build I used to compare them is .28 ohms dual coil fused claptons in one of my two Purge Mods Head Shot RDAs:

    XXX.jpg koi.jpg
     
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    OK this is my favorite mech mod...why?...because it is so simple...has so few parts...works..doesn't autofire...is short..and is a hybrid and I like hybrid mods...it's not a competition mod and it's not for the cloud bro crowd...but if I had only 1 mech to chose this would be it...it's not fancy, or very expensive,just dependable and brilliantly designed. the Surfrider from BCV.

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    :tldr:I went to the shop again.

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    I cant wait for the tracking information! Thank you so much! :D:D

    All joking aside, let me know how it is after a week of use, if you experience any cons or find things that could use some improvement, its a beautiful setup!!
     
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    Lol been looking at this.. So far how do you like it? also is the Gunmetal version a copper tube?
     
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    Yes, copper tube and hits like a truck. Impeccable machining... no misfires, smooth and relaxed button throw... that's it, it's another keeper. :bliss:
     
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    Here's one more pic. (The low profile drip tip is from my Purge Mods Carnage RDA.)

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    One more to add to the family photo![​IMG]

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    If ya had to put a value on your colt! What do you feel its worth? I ask because I have the exact same mod with the 1st run button on it like you do.

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    Are you sure it's a copper tube? looks like it's a stainless steel tube, on the inside it shows sliver threads..
     
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    I'm pretty sure I'm going to order one, but before i do.. Do you really recommend this, or is there another one you think i should get, that in your opinion is better? I'm only going to get one mech only I'm not going to collect them.. And could you post a picture with it having a 24mm atty on it? thanks :)
     
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    Yeah it's a stainless steel tube, but the button is copper. Anyway... it hits just as hard as a copper tube because it's all about the contacts so the tube doesn't matter.
     

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