Sunday, 28 June 2015

Five months smoke free

My vaping journey continues. Cravings are gone completely. Couple days ago I was vaping outside of my office discussing e-cigarettes with smokers, and for the first time, I didn't like the smell of the burning tobacco leaves. It was actually quite nasty. I understand that vaping in its current form might not work for everyone, but at least you should try and find out it for yourself.
What's new? Nothing much. On my quest for a perfect vape I decided to experiment with genesis style atomizers and try new flavours.


I picked up highly regarded Origen Genesis v2 and NextGen. As usual I started with clones to see if the method works for me. There is definitely a learning curve. I spent several days building and rebuilding both experimenting with mesh, wires and juices. At the end I come to conclusion that yes, the flavour is absolutely fantastic! Both attys produced dense, saturated vape with tones flavour.  Out of two I like NextGen better. Easier to build, no leaking (very clever design) and better (more restrict) draw for MTL vaper like me. Directly to lung hitters would probably prefer Origen Genesis because of the dual coil setup. Obviously I my next step would be to go and purchase the authentic. But it's not that simple. Production of NextGen is very limited and demand is huge. The distribution is managed by the closed Facebook group and it takes time, efforts and luck to get on the list. But I am patient.

Thanks for dropping by, Victor.




Sunday, 21 June 2015

Silo Beast by Beyond Vape

I love my Kayfun and  Erlkönigin. They both consistently deliver well saturated vape full of flavour. But for the times when I am in a hurry or too lazy to rebuild them I need decent low maintenance tank that comes with stock coil heads, top fill and adjustable airflow. After seeing first positive reviews on youtube I picked one at DashVapes.


Here is my impression.
The tank is really well made, all stainless steel with glass insert.


The juice feed holes are massive, wicks are made with organic Japanese cotton. Compatible with readily available Atlantis 2 organic cotton coils (and BVC temperature sensing coils).  The tank holds 5ml of e-liquid and comparable in size with Kayfun 4.


I like modern clean design.

As a mouth-to-lung vaper I am using supplied 1.2 oHm coil at 17 W, keeping AFC at a minimum and have to say that vape is very good.  Saturation and flavour may not on par with Kayfun but still very good. No leaking or dry hits or any other issues to report.



I am not into cloud chasing sub-ohming, but of course it does it well too, just put the sub-ohm head and open giant cyclopes to the max.



And it looks great!


Overall my first impression is very positive.

The only minor annoyance  - Silo Beast is just a bit longer (taller) than I like, so now I am looking for an optional shorter tank to lower the profile.

All the best, Victor

Friday, 19 June 2015

Kayfun 4 top cap by Steam Tuners

Steam Tuners is a manufacturing company from Greece offering a variety of customizations and accessories for a well known high end atomizers. Couple days ago I received a top cap (satin version) for my Kayfun 4.


It perfectly fits the atty, makes low profile and looks great.


Very good threading, no leaking but finish is not on par with Kayfun, you can see small scratches all over the cap.


Not a big deal, but I expected a better quality from a highly regarded company.

*** Quick update. Although I never asked for replacement I just received email from Steam Tuners that my item will be replaced. I am impressed.***

Victor


Sunday, 14 June 2015

Hobby

My little collection of hand made drip tips :)



Beautiful they are!

Victor