Friday, 31 July 2015

Tasting new tobacco flavours

I am not really into tobacco flavours anymore. A simple not sweet e-juice with subtle  coffee/dark chocolate undertones works just fine for me. But after visiting Vapecan I decided to try some new (to me) tobacco e-juices.



Morning Tobacco by Canada E Juice - 100%VG. A bit too strong floral undertones, not to my liking. May become better after steeping.

American Blend by Von Erl - PG/VG ?. Same as above, too strong floral tones.

deMoores by eSplash - 50PG/50VG. Fresh, not too sweet, subtle tobacco undertones. OK.

do More by Vaporus - 50PG/50VG. Similar to the above but stronger throat hit. Tobacco tones are more pronounced. Actually not bad.

Movember by LABO LVS - 70PG/30VG. Wow, very bold flavour.  Don't be deceived by the green bottle, the juice colour is slightly yellowish. Tastes like strong Virginia pipe tobacco. A bit sweeter than I like but overall good. If you like pipe tobacco flavours - try this one.

Similar to my previous tobacco testing I can't say that I found a perfect tobacco e-liquid. Still "floral" undertones and artificial sweetness. But keep in mind that tasting is very subjective and your opinion, most likely, will be different.

Cheers!
Victor

Monday, 27 July 2015

VAPECAN 2015

What a great event. Very well organized, a lot to see, to taste and to buy. Unfortunately I didn't have time to visit all vendors on the floor but stopped by one of my favourite - Erlkönigin. Now their products will be available in Canada via LaVapeShop.


Niko just launched new very stylish Von Erl S1starter kit.


Designed in Austria, made in China. I like it a lot. Super sleek. Takes Joyetech Ego One CL 1.0 ohm heads.

I was glad to see that most (if not all) Canadian juice makers are now ECTA certified. Flavour Crafters launched new product line, Evolve (max VG)


I have already tried few and first impression is very good, Secret Affair is actually excellent.


It will take some time to go through their generous sample pack :)

Victor

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Six months smoke free

Not a single puff since January 23.  This time I treated myself with another inexpensive tank, Triton by Aspire.


And I am totally impressed. Very well made, clever design and flavour is simply phenomenal.  I am using stock 1.8 ohm head, with top airflow completely closed and bottom closed to about 1 mm on each side. I can't stand metal drip tips and replaced original with the one from the Siam mods.



Absolutely fantastic vape with 20PG/80VG juice, saturated and loaded with flavour. I have to say the vape quality is very close or even on-par with Kayfun 4. Great tank for flavour chasers, definitely better than my previous favourite Silo Beast.

That's all, thanks for dropping by,
Victor


Sunday, 12 July 2015

BX SX350 Mod by Anatolian

Looking for a High End Mod? Not sure what other folks consider "HEM" but there are plenty of well made highly priced mods available on the market, either you're looking for mechanical or regulated. Some can be purchased directly from the on-line stores, others only through the membership in the Facebook groups. Pictures of those illusive mods on FB are absolutely terrific. I joined several such groups to find good, well made wood box. When Anatolian announced their BX SX350 mods on the FB page I jumped and nabbed one in Cocobolo finish.


BX 074 arrived in rather plain box, no company logo, user guide or anything else. I was expecting a bit more sophisticated presentation. The real issue was not the box but the sticky button, it just stuck in the firing position.  Another minor issue - the front plate wasn't flash, nothing big, but aesthetically not pleasing.


I contacted modders and was advised to disassemble the unit and fix it myself, because the shipping for repair is too expensive. Huh? OK let's do-it-yourself then.


To work on Anatolian BX you will need some tools, at least torx T7 to unscrew the plate. Be very careful, the control board is glued to the back of the plate with tons of silicone all over the place. No wonder it was a piece of silicone that stuck under the front plate preventing it from being flash. I just cut it out with scalpel. The sticky button was fixed by cleaning the button housing with rubbing alcohol. I also added a piece of tape to the back of the button, to reduce the throw (make it softer).


At the end I got a fully functioning wood box mod which also looks aesthetically pleasing.
I haven't polished the wood yet, not sure if it needs one. It is perfect, very complex curves and beautiful grain. May be just a bit of wax. The wood is the only positive thing I can say about the mod.   The rest is simply poor craftsmanship, sloppy assembly work. I wouldn't call it HEM, but rather an over priced do-it-yourself kit. Would I buy another Anatolian? Most likely not. There is nothing more annoying than getting a brand new mod and having to fix it instead of vaping with it.

Thanks for dropping by, Victor

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Thursday, 2 July 2015

What makes good company great?

Customer service.
Couple weeks ago I bought a top cap by Steam Tuners for my Kayfun 4. I liked everything about it except for couple scratches. Not a big deal, just aesthetically not pleasing.   Guess what? I was contacted by Steam Tuners, they found my FB post, found my order and they sent me a replacement.


Perfect finish, no scratches this time :) And they also included additional drip tip. Isn't this great? Obviously I will buy from them again, they have really cool stuff.

Thanks, Victor