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DonBaldy

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Today all I did was order a white axial top cap from AR eliquid and Holy freaking crap. I ordered at 11am ( give or take a few minutes) by 11:45 it was on it's way. I mean REALLY in route, not that here is your tracking number and now wait a few days till it really gets sent shit.
I also ordered another Axial and a PEI top cap and sadly it took almost an hour to get a shipping notice. Slackers.
 

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Went to my primary care physician for appointment, didn't appreciate his diagnosis about my vaping, and told him as much.

As you all know, I've been a little under the weather so I finally went to the doctor, who after examining me, said it looked like a chest infection. Well after telling him it started with my daughter coming home from school sick, then my wife, then me, etc... He asked ic I smoked and I told him I haven't smoked since the day I started vaping almost 4 years ago.

Well the he asked if anyone else in my house vaped,and I told him that my wife made the switch almost 2 years ago.

Well the he proceeded to ask if anyone else in the house was experiencing any signs of a chest infection and I said that my son was starting to.

What was said next TOTALLY BLEW MY MIND!

My doctor made the statement, "I believe you and your wife are suffering from a vaping related illness, and I think your children are starting to feel the effects as well from breathing in second hand smoke from your ecigarettes. My recommendation would be to quit using e-cigarettes. They are linked to thousands of illnesses and many deaths hers in the US alone."

I was dumbfounded! I tried to explain about the illicit tic carts and the CDC statement, and he said it was just a theory that viatamin E acitate was the culprit. I tried telling him about blackmarket products, the politics...but he wasn't having no part of any of it. His mind was set in stone.

I told him he needed to do a little research, find some good case studies, and look at ALL the facts before he makes a diagnosis and a recommendation to a patient. I also informed him I will be finding a new primary care physician.

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When I first switched and joyfully informed my doc, he was 1) flabbergasted (that I finally quit after he'd been seeing me for 20ish yrs), 2) really intrigued, but also 3) admittedly ignorant about vaping... so the next time I went, I took a bunch of great stuff I printed from the web, from the various great THR blogs. He's now a firm believer in the value of vaping for old smokers who won't quit or can't quit any other way. As he puts it, "Anything is better than smoking. ANYTHING!" He's 67 yrs old, and most of his patients are geriatrics, and he sees CONSTANTLY the health effects of long-term smoking. Docs like that are the easiest to convince of the value of vaping. The young whippersnappers think they know everything about everything, and don't know JACK SHIT.

Andria
 

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Thanks. It was my wife's great aunt, but she had been more like a grandmother to my wife.

Just spoke to Matt at Florida Vape Supply. I like how he calls people. The 2 Zion RDAs I bought were the last two he had and doesn't have the spares bags, but he said he was going to dig some up. He asked me to call him next Wednesday. I mean if he doesn't then it's really no big deal. I only paid $5 for the RDAs so it's not like I'm out a lot of money and these can act as spare everything for the two in use and thanks to @Huckleberried for reminding me of the Ar eliquid sale I bought another Axial and a black PIE top cap to use on the white Armageddon. Dang you Huck now your costing me money and brownie points with my wife.

I'll also try some of the squonk pins from other RDAs to see if the'll fit.
Moi? Noooo. You did that. That was all you. You cost me another Axial and purple cap. My 1st Axial showed up today, but I was heading out to work, so I only got to look at it. I like it. Cool little bag, too.

Hard to pass up a really nice RDA for $10.
 

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Condolences to your family @DonBaldy. Sorry to hear about the loss, it's hard even if it's a loved one's relatives because it's hard on them.

What did I do today? I procrastinated. I need to get some stuffed mixed just haven't been feeling it. Need to get some bottles washed out, that's kind of a mundane pain in the ass. Well waiting for them to dry is. I don't have a great way to dry them so one more thing to add to the 'wait' list (along with steeping). None of the BF sales really wowed me, there were some good diy ones but I'm already fairly stocked up.

I've been looking at single coil simple rda's for flavor testing. Picked up the sxk hadaly clone awhile back and have never had great luck with it. Maybe it's me or maybe I need to try a different coil in it. Have only tried simple round wire builds in it so far, contact, spaced. Just comes out kinda funky and muted, juices don't taste the same in it as they do my other rda's or my rta's. Got kind of excited over the vapefly pixie, it got good reviews from diy or die for reference flavor testing. Then got told it has choked airflow just as bad as the hadaly. They mentioned maybe the entheon, but the airflow doesn't look much better on that one either. Just want something that gives a good idea of flavor and is simple to rinse out without dicking with a whole tank.

Some say they're running a dual core fused clapton in the hadaly. Maybe I need to try that though skeptical a larger coil will fit it. Thing looks so damn dinky.
 

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Condolences to your family @DonBaldy. Sorry to hear about the loss, it's hard even if it's a loved one's relatives because it's hard on them.

What did I do today? I procrastinated. I need to get some stuffed mixed just haven't been feeling it. Need to get some bottles washed out, that's kind of a mundane pain in the ass. Well waiting for them to dry is. I don't have a great way to dry them so one more thing to add to the 'wait' list (along with steeping). None of the BF sales really wowed me, there were some good diy ones but I'm already fairly stocked up.

I've been looking at single coil simple rda's for flavor testing. Picked up the sxk hadaly clone awhile back and have never had great luck with it. Maybe it's me or maybe I need to try a different coil in it. Have only tried simple round wire builds in it so far, contact, spaced. Just comes out kinda funky and muted, juices don't taste the same in it as they do my other rda's or my rta's. Got kind of excited over the vapefly pixie, it got good reviews from diy or die for reference flavor testing. Then got told it has choked airflow just as bad as the hadaly. They mentioned maybe the entheon, but the airflow doesn't look much better on that one either. Just want something that gives a good idea of flavor and is simple to rinse out without dicking with a whole tank.

Some say they're running a dual core fused clapton in the hadaly. Maybe I need to try that though skeptical a larger coil will fit it. Thing looks so damn dinky.
https://arkansaseliquid.com/collections/axial-rda/products/axial-rda?variant=19525888802904

Tell them @DonBaldy sent you.
 

DonBaldy

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Condolences to your family @DonBaldy. Sorry to hear about the loss, it's hard even if it's a loved one's relatives because it's hard on them.

What did I do today? I procrastinated. I need to get some stuffed mixed just haven't been feeling it. Need to get some bottles washed out, that's kind of a mundane pain in the ass. Well waiting for them to dry is. I don't have a great way to dry them so one more thing to add to the 'wait' list (along with steeping). None of the BF sales really wowed me, there were some good diy ones but I'm already fairly stocked up.

I've been looking at single coil simple rda's for flavor testing. Picked up the sxk hadaly clone awhile back and have never had great luck with it. Maybe it's me or maybe I need to try a different coil in it. Have only tried simple round wire builds in it so far, contact, spaced. Just comes out kinda funky and muted, juices don't taste the same in it as they do my other rda's or my rta's. Got kind of excited over the vapefly pixie, it got good reviews from diy or die for reference flavor testing. Then got told it has choked airflow just as bad as the hadaly. They mentioned maybe the entheon, but the airflow doesn't look much better on that one either. Just want something that gives a good idea of flavor and is simple to rinse out without dicking with a whole tank.

Some say they're running a dual core fused clapton in the hadaly. Maybe I need to try that though skeptical a larger coil will fit it. Thing looks so damn dinky.
Thank you.

Might want to give the Unicorn Axial a try. I find the flavor to be excellent airflow can be very airy or as restricted as you choose. Comes with a wide bore 810 but also has a 510 adapter. Can be used as a single or dual coil. I've always run it in single coil. It's super simple to build one. I feel it benefits from a good fused clapton. I use a tricore fused or a framed staple. It would fit what you described and it's only $10 right now.

https://arkansaseliquid.com/collections/axial-rda/products/axial-rda?variant=19525888802904
 

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Well the hands finally gave me enough flex to finish a few Clapton builds... Since I am still struggling a little with the left hand, that was as far as I was willing to go, but at least now I have 4 RDA's set up on mods to have more flavors in rotation. Add that to the one tank I have setup, and that is 5 juices to choose from... All in all, a good day...
 

Pastorfuzz

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Well the hands finally gave me enough flex to finish a few Clapton builds... Since I am still struggling a little with the left hand, that was as far as I was willing to go, but at least now I have 4 RDA's set up on mods to have more flavors in rotation. Add that to the one tank I have setup, and that is 5 juices to choose from... All in all, a good day...
I mixed about a dozen new flavors myself.
Gotta get off my ass and wick some RDA's to try them but the Captain Morgan's has made me lazy tonite!
 

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Condolences to your family @DonBaldy. Sorry to hear about the loss, it's hard even if it's a loved one's relatives because it's hard on them.

What did I do today? I procrastinated. I need to get some stuffed mixed just haven't been feeling it. Need to get some bottles washed out, that's kind of a mundane pain in the ass. Well waiting for them to dry is. I don't have a great way to dry them so one more thing to add to the 'wait' list (along with steeping). None of the BF sales really wowed me, there were some good diy ones but I'm already fairly stocked up.

I've been looking at single coil simple rda's for flavor testing. Picked up the sxk hadaly clone awhile back and have never had great luck with it. Maybe it's me or maybe I need to try a different coil in it. Have only tried simple round wire builds in it so far, contact, spaced. Just comes out kinda funky and muted, juices don't taste the same in it as they do my other rda's or my rta's. Got kind of excited over the vapefly pixie, it got good reviews from diy or die for reference flavor testing. Then got told it has choked airflow just as bad as the hadaly. They mentioned maybe the entheon, but the airflow doesn't look much better on that one either. Just want something that gives a good idea of flavor and is simple to rinse out without dicking with a whole tank.

Some say they're running a dual core fused clapton in the hadaly. Maybe I need to try that though skeptical a larger coil will fit it. Thing looks so damn dinky.
Drop Solo, maybe? Has more air flow than the Citadel, Hadlay or Entheon. Good flavor. Easy build.
 

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I've been looking at single coil simple rda's for flavor testing.
People have been using the Wasp Nano for a long time as a flavor tester. It's got a good amount of airflow and is usually pretty cheap.

You're right about the Entheon. It doesn't have a lot of airflow. It's like a restrictive drag. I don't really care for it now. But I may learn to love this style sometime down the road.

I use a RTA to test flavors usually. Sometimes I'll use a RDA but not too much. I believe you cant really get to know a flavor by taking a just few pulls. So I fill up and vape atleast 5ml trying to concentrate on what I'm tasting. Everyones different and has their own methods though.
 
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People have neen using the Wasp Nano for a long time as a flavor tester. It's got a good amount of airflow and is usually pretty cheap.

You're right about the Entheon. It doesn't have a lot of airflow. It's like a restrictive drag. I don't really care for it now. But I may learn to love this style sometime down the road.

I use a RTA to test flavors usually. Sometimes I'll use a RDA but not too much. I believe you cant really get to know a flavor by taking a just few pulls. So I fill up and vape atleast 5ml trying to concentrate on what I'm tasting. Everyones different and has their own methods though.
I agree. I like to get to know a flavor in whatever I'll be using it in, the most. How are you liking your Barrage, btw?
 

Just Frank

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I agree. I like to get to know a flavor in whatever I'll be using it in, the most. How are you liking your Barrage, btw?
It's good. But for some reason I think I'm not getting the best out of it. I'll keep trying different things to see if it can get better. People have told me to move the coil up, down, and even sideways lol. I watched Jai Haze video where he put his coil in as sideways as possible, all crooked. I'm not confident that'll help but I'll try it I guess. Another thing is, I used the coil out of the box. I can probably do better than that with what I got here.
 

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It's good. But for some reason I think I'm not getting the best out of it. I'll keep trying different things to see if it can get better. People have told me to move the coil up, down, and even sideways lol. I watched Jai Haze video where he put his coil in as sideways as possible, all crooked. I'm not confident that'll help but I'll try it I guess. Another thing is, I used the coil out of the box. I can probably do better than that with what I got here.
I became more intrigued with it when you posted about it, initially, especially mentioning top airflow. I'm a noob to squonking and tend to overdo it, lol. I'll stay tuned. Hope you find your happy spot with it. I do like the looks of it, too.
 

Synphul

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Well flavor testers aren't perfect, I know it'll taste a bit different in other tanks and things. However when testing like cotton candy flavors solo to get a base reference, I don't need to run 5ml to tell if a flavor is funky. Some just aren't even close.

Much thanks to @Huckleberried and @DonBaldy for the suggestion. Looks like a clean simple rda. Went ahead and grabbed one along with a pei cap/tip set because those were only $5. With the new customer 10% off came right to $19.50 or something shipped. I don't mind restrictive direct lung, that's what I get off a kayfun v5 wide open. But man that hadaly wide open is like trying to suck start a Harley with a pixie stick.

Rda is my weapon of choice for testing because I can just yank the cotton and stuff a new piece in. Don't even have to tuck it into the channel/well, just a flat strip of cotton and wet it a little for a few puffs. If I need I can drip and get a few more puffs. The 810/510 option is a perk. The wasp nano was an idea, it was out before I picked up the hadaly but everyone raved about it as if it had been blessed by the Holy Father himself and crafted by monks. A lot of people bitching about the heat and spitback from the nano so I skipped it. Maybe I'd have been better off.

That's the second supposed 'flavor' atomizer I've gotten that was bunk, the other being the taifun gt3. Also a clone but hell all the kayfuns are clones and they kick ass. So are my rda's and they have good flavor. I at least expected 'decent' flavor even if a clone was only 7-8/10 to the original. Since they seem to be around a 2.5-3/10 vs people's claims I'm skeptical and probably saved a boatload of money. Fingers crossed the axial pans out. I'm sure a fused clapton will give more flavor than a simple round wire coil which is what I've been using in the hadaly. But it's so tiny never occurred to me to try something bigger. Especially without the airflow to cool it off.

@Just Frank you may have to just play with coil placement and take notes. That happened with me with the csmnt. Everyone was saying put the coils near the airflow. Some said get it where the airflow is under the coil, so you can just see the bottom of the coil through the airflow slot. Others said no no, put it directly centered with the airflow. Still others said put it so the coils are low and the air skips across the top of the coils. I tried every which way but loose and was only getting mediocre flavor. About to give up I went against what everyone said and put the coils almost straight up. Just a mm or two between them, way away from the airflow. Suddenly I got deep full flavor out of it, go figure. Why it didn't work the other ways I have no clue. But that's what ended up working for me so I've stuck with it. Sometimes you just have to forge your own path.
 

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That's a great price for Axial.
Here's how I build it using 3mm id. 2 different coils but height from deck is the same. I want to say #6 on a coily for the legs but don't quote me. 6 won't be too short. Since @3mm the coil mass is taller that the air slot(or holes), I have AF lined up with the bottom portion of the side of the coil but not lower than coil, as you can see through the slot. The space between the posts help with under coil AF. I split the tails and fashion them to channel the AF a bit - not that it needs it - just always wicked it this way and works great for me so that's what I do.
 
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Synphul

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That's a great price for Axial.
Here's how I build it using 3mm id. 2 different coils but height from deck is the same. I want to say #6 on a coily for the legs but don't quote me. 6 won't be too short. Since @3mm the coil mass is taller that the air slot(or holes), I have AF lined up with the bottom portion of the side of the coil but not lower than coil, as you can see through the slot. The space between the posts help with under coil AF. I spit the tails and fashion them to channel the AF a bit - not that it needs it - just always wicked it this way and works great for me so that's what I do.
Thanks for the visual. I'll wing it, don't have a coily thing. Got used to sort of eyeballing it, my first rta was the bachelor and the csmnt is also postless. The tails kind of remind me of how the csmnt wicks the way the wick tails just kind of drop down and tuck around to sort of meet in the middle. Always thought the csmnt deck was odd with the cavity for juice being on the sides of the coils rather than the end. Makes sense with airflow guidance.

And yea that's a good sale at arkansaseliquid.com, the rda is 10, the slam cap, pei cap and drip tip and beauty ring sets, also the trinity glass are all marked down to $5 I think.
 

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Won't send to Illinois either.
I messaged them yesterday about it and still no reply as of now.
No biggie, didn't really need the shit anyway.
I saw a list of states that Breazy wasn’t shipping to the other day. I’d heard of them threatening not to ship to certain states because of flavor bans, but I’d thought they kind of decided to ship. But the no ship thing is on again.

NY’s ban comes into effect July 2020. In case Deeming doesn’t fuck up our vaping in May, a flavor ban will try to in July.
 

Pastorfuzz

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I saw a list of states that Breazy wasn’t shipping to the other day. I’d heard of them threatening not to ship to certain states because of flavor bans, but I’d thought they kind of decided to ship. But the no ship thing is on again.

NY’s ban comes into effect July 2020. In case Deeming doesn’t fuck up our vaping in May, a flavor ban will try to in July.
There isn't a ban in Illinois yet so it may be a glitch on their website.
Doesn't matter, like i said, didn't really need their shit + i saved $60
 

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That's a great price for Axial.
Here's how I build it using 3mm id. 2 different coils but height from deck is the same. I want to say #6 on a coily for the legs but don't quote me. 6 won't be too short. Since @3mm the coil mass is taller that the air slot(or holes), I have AF lined up with the bottom portion of the side of the coil but not lower than coil, as you can see through the slot. The space between the posts help with under coil AF. I spit the tails and fashion them to channel the AF a bit - not that it needs it - just always wicked it this way and works great for me so that's what I do.
Thanks for posting such great pics & instructions! I’m saving them :vino:
 

DonBaldy

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Well flavor testers aren't perfect, I know it'll taste a bit different in other tanks and things. However when testing like cotton candy flavors solo to get a base reference, I don't need to run 5ml to tell if a flavor is funky. Some just aren't even close.

Much thanks to @Huckleberried and @DonBaldy for the suggestion. Looks like a clean simple rda. Went ahead and grabbed one along with a pei cap/tip set because those were only $5. With the new customer 10% off came right to $19.50 or something shipped. I don't mind restrictive direct lung, that's what I get off a kayfun v5 wide open. But man that hadaly wide open is like trying to suck start a Harley with a pixie stick.

Rda is my weapon of choice for testing because I can just yank the cotton and stuff a new piece in. Don't even have to tuck it into the channel/well, just a flat strip of cotton and wet it a little for a few puffs. If I need I can drip and get a few more puffs. The 810/510 option is a perk. The wasp nano was an idea, it was out before I picked up the hadaly but everyone raved about it as if it had been blessed by the Holy Father himself and crafted by monks. A lot of people bitching about the heat and spitback from the nano so I skipped it. Maybe I'd have been better off.

That's the second supposed 'flavor' atomizer I've gotten that was bunk, the other being the taifun gt3. Also a clone but hell all the kayfuns are clones and they kick ass. So are my rda's and they have good flavor. I at least expected 'decent' flavor even if a clone was only 7-8/10 to the original. Since they seem to be around a 2.5-3/10 vs people's claims I'm skeptical and probably saved a boatload of money. Fingers crossed the axial pans out. I'm sure a fused clapton will give more flavor than a simple round wire coil which is what I've been using in the hadaly. But it's so tiny never occurred to me to try something bigger. Especially without the airflow to cool it off.

@Just Frank you may have to just play with coil placement and take notes. That happened with me with the csmnt. Everyone was saying put the coils near the airflow. Some said get it where the airflow is under the coil, so you can just see the bottom of the coil through the airflow slot. Others said no no, put it directly centered with the airflow. Still others said put it so the coils are low and the air skips across the top of the coils. I tried every which way but loose and was only getting mediocre flavor. About to give up I went against what everyone said and put the coils almost straight up. Just a mm or two between them, way away from the airflow. Suddenly I got deep full flavor out of it, go figure. Why it didn't work the other ways I have no clue. But that's what ended up working for me so I've stuck with it. Sometimes you just have to forge your own path.
Hope it works for you. I love this RDA, but as you know everything is subjective.
 

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I got a Tesla Punk 86w in the mail today. Yay. Then I ordered a bunch of one shots from @Smoky Blue. I’m really psyched for them. Plus an order of coils is on the way. I’m thinking of getting an Axial too. For my stash.

Other than that, I watched a few movies that a friend uploaded on YT. And vaped a lot.
 

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I tried to order 2 Axials today as well. I guess they don't want my money with the no ship to California. :mad::cuss2: Any bans here are just individual cites so far. Oh well, it saved me $20...
Do you know if the Unicorn one is good too? I was thinking about getting these two. Thanks!
 

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Deciding to get back on the horse. I've been going though the most stressful time in my life and I ended up using it as an excuse to make some poor decisions, one of which was to start smoking again. After work today I am going to go home and start getting my vape gear back into working shape and get back to where I should be. Also, as incentive, I am going to order some new gear, as well...this could be dangerous!
 

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