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MrMeowgi

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Going through photos on my phone. I found some old Check's from years past. Thought this maybe be a cool thread. Old hand checks and the story you have for them if significant.

For my first post it would be from our first family beach trip as a family. And we're only 4 hours away. But the boys first view of the ocean was great. I grew up at the beach so no biggie, but their faces made it worth it.
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My first authentic mech setup..
I was so excited to get this beauty circa 2015

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I had just gotten these vaporshark dna30s back from ocd mods, getting finished with a custom cerekoat job this was either 2014 or 2015
- wish I kept that blue erlkoenigin tank.

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Rhianne

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Going through photos on my phone. I found some old Check's from years past. Thought this maybe be a cool thread. Old hand checks and the story you have for them if significant.

For my first post it would be from our first family beach trip as a family. And we're only 4 hours away. But the boys first view of the ocean was great. I grew up at the beach so no biggie, but their faces made it worth it.
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Is that a Recurve on a Cut? Cool idea for this thread. :)
 

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Me, Mrs GB, and @keithu2 in a bar/restaurant/vapeshop in Honolulu in June of 2015. I was there for work and brought my wife. I got to vape meet with Keith when I was in Honolulu previously and we met up again. REO Grands in hand. I hope you don't mind me posting the pic Keith. My wife has lost weight since then, I found it...:giggle:
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My first, a Joyetech Ego Aio. As dingus as it is/was compared to my gear now I fell in love with vaping and never looked back. The moment the guy in the shop set it up, handed it to me and I took the first drag it was seeya later cigs.
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Started vaping in March 2013, was mostly cigalikes for a while and then got into mechs, the silver one on the right was the very 1st one I bought, and still have it today, they was clones, so nothing special, and had a scare with one, when the 510 fell down onto the battery and vented, was nothing serious, but started down the regulated route after that.

This picture is from July 2014

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My first, a Joyetech Ego Aio. As dingus as it is/was compared to my gear now I fell in love with vaping and never looked back. The moment the guy in the shop set it up, handed it to me and I took the first drag it was seeya later cigs.
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Smart that you changed the drip tip on that. I had one when I,first started and my mouth kept getting burned. But I ended up getting a different setup, and all’s well that ends well. The Joyetech showed me that I could like vaping a lot.
 

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Started vaping in March 2013, was mostly cigalikes for a while and then got into mechs, the silver one on the right was the very 1st one I bought, and still have it today, they was clones, so nothing special, and had a scare with one, when the 510 fell down onto the battery and vented, was nothing serious, but started down the regulated route after that.

This picture is from July 2014

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So...you did not pass go, did not collect $200, you just went straight to mechs?? Wow. Nice looking rigs there.
 

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Smart that you changed the drip tip on that. I had one when I,first started and my mouth kept getting burned. But I ended up getting a different setup, and all’s well that ends well. The Joyetech showed me that I could like vaping a lot.
Yeah from memory they used to pop and spit a bit at times. The batteries in them didnt have a long lifespan either. Still, was glad I made the switch. From those went to an Aspire K3? With a Cleito tank. Then the same tank on a Tesla 100 watt mini that had a protective gaurd around the tank. After that an Inokkin Crios Kroma A kit then I think the Scion 1 and then the 2. After that a whole bunch of different ones.
Onwards and Upwards.
 

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Yeah from memory they used to pop and spit a bit at times. The batteries in them didnt have a long lifespan either. Still, was glad I made the switch. From those went to an Aspire K3? With a Cleito tank. Then the same tank on a Tesla 100 watt mini that had a protective gaurd around the tank. After that an Inokkin Crios Kroma A kit then I think the Scion 1 and then the 2. After that a whole bunch of different ones.
Onwards and Upwards.

I also got an Aspire K3 early on. I still like it, and I recently bought another one and a K4. In the morning, they’re a nice mellow vape imho.

Although prolly the best kit I bought early on was a Freemax Twister. It has VW and a great Fire Luke tank.

I still use and love the FL tanks, and some of the mods I bought a year ago are ones that I still really like and have bought several others of.

Once I knew Deeming was an issue here, I made a point of finding mods and tanks that I really liked and could use every day. So while I’ve bought high end gear, it’s the stuff I started with that I’m still using and enjoying.
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Old school baby - screaming red REO Grand LP and my super bitchin' RM2 - can't remember the story except it I used to have long hair and nails, hahaha. Yes, I still have the set up :)old school hand check.jpg
 

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I also got an Aspire K3 early on. I still like it, and I recently bought another one and a K4. In the morning, they’re a nice mellow vape imho.

Although prolly the best kit I bought early on was a Freemax Twister. It has VW and a great Fire Luke tank.

I still use and love the FL tanks, and some of the mods I bought a year ago are ones that I still really like and have bought several others of.

Once I knew Deeming was an issue here, I made a point of finding mods and tanks that I really liked and could use every day. So while I’ve bought high end gear, it’s the stuff I started with that I’m still using and enjoying.
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Just googled it and no mine was a black K4 with the carbon fibre look going on. I gave up on it after I had a really bad run on dodgy coils that kept dry hitting and lasting just a day or two. When it had good ones in it, it was a lovely vape at the time. Nice and smooth firing too.
 

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Just googled it and no mine was a black K4 with the carbon fibre look going on. I gave up on it after I had a really bad run on dodgy coils that kept dry hitting and lasting just a day or two. When it had good ones in it, it was a lovely vape at the time. Nice and smooth firing too.

I have both K3 and K4 now. That’s just a Naut Mini on a Tesla Punk 86 mod in the pic.

I had the crappy coils too. The ones that were better afaik were the Triton Mini ones (for the K3.) I’m not sure which Cleito coils are good, since I just got the K4 this week. It’s like buying vintage vape gear! :teehee:
 

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Do they have to be HAND checks?

First eGo, first eGo twist and Spyder twist.

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My Jwrapped MVP, under the wrap, it's Camo. I still have it, it still works, but I removed the wrap. Topped with a Protank 2. I thought I was the shit with this set up.

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First "dripper". I bought this to test flavors. Really only used it a couple times. Traded it to Dre for a Kayfun.

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First and 2nd replaceable battery mods, also my first RTA on the right. Subtank was a nano, no RBA that I was ever aware of.

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First contest win here. I still have this mod in the box, too. I love it. Fancy, huh?

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First Pico. Still have it, still use it, got it when they came out. Love these.

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What I once thought was an impressive collection.
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Minivolt! Was a cool little sucker, but it died.

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First fave drip tip that once belonged to our beloved Hank F. Spankman, also my first vape band. Had a broken foot in the pic, lol.

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Can't find my Deadpool pic, but I also have Hank's Deadpool wrapped eVic VTC mini.
 

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