This is slightly advanced vaping. As advanced vapers, you know Ego style batteries are perfect for a beginner. If you are a beginner vaper looking for more information about beginning vaping with Ego e-cigarette products, visit Beginner’sVaping.
Lets talk about the step that comes naturally after the ego style batteries and clearomizers or atomizer/cartomizer dripping steps. Most of us are ready to move on to better vape gear after the first month or so. The next step would be the mod pv or modified personal vaporizer. It’s modified in that it’s built with a separate sleeve or sheath that holds the battery inside. The battery is removable for recharging. There many different sizes of batteries and mods that fit them but the safest thus far is the 18650 size rechargeable battery. Get the good ones, the cheap batteries are cheap for a reason and they explode from time to time. Stacking batteries in mods for vaping is dangerous and worrisome, I wouldn’t do it but there are many who do with confidence. Not sure if I worry too much but I still advice against it. There are many well written articles about battery safety out there, google it. I’ll find links too and toss them into comments.
The Chrome/GunMetal Bolt is a tube mod that takes an 18650 battery (the good ones, the cheap ones blow up, no joke so never charge your batteries overnight or when you are not there to ensure safety. Never trust a rechargeable battery, just good sense.) Back to The Bolt, a tube mod for vaping that takes a rechargeable battery. It has great safety features like venting. The mod I am using now has no vent holes, not good. The Bolt looks and works great with the larger 3.5 vivi nova tank but pay attention to the placement of air holes to ensure proper venting for your mod and tank. The older version of the vivi nova tanks have different placement of air holes than the newer tanks. The Bolt mod is made by SMOKtech and available in finished aluminum chrome and finished aluminum gun metal. It fits an 18500 battery but comes with 18650 extension. For a 3.7 volt manual mod, The Bolt kicks out some clouds but could not be considered a kick-ass 007 Bond mod. With the right top, it can be a really affordable, long lasting mod.
The P18 is a Precise mechanical 3.7 volt mod manufactured by Super T Manufacturing. The P18 is legendary among analog mod users for it’s stability. The Precise line offers beautiful mechanical mods I love for their simplicity, the newest Precise Plus takes that idea all the way and is available in many sizes. I have a vapors dream of owning a Super T Precise mod, actually, right up my alley. I have used variable voltage mods and I still prefer the sturdy analog for its kick-ass vaping. The Super T’s are true 007 Bond mods. As of Dec. 2013 no new stock, must be preparing for a new mod. Squeeee!
Empire Mod The Empire Mechanical Mod is a real gem. This mod is legendary and will be in my collection at some point. I’ve been in love with this mod since I began vaping in 2012. It hasn’t change in the last year except the higher demand which means there’s usually a wait for the product. The Empire mod is a 901 connection and when paired with its drip shield is a thing to behold. Empire offers several styles of drip shields, each creating a unique look. Of course, the drip shield comes into play when the vaper is a fan of dripping. The tanks will fit just fine on this mod but the real reason for its existence is to drip your liquids. Dripping is the best most pure way to experience the flavor of an e-liquid and most vapers have dripped at some point. I give the Empire mod a giant thumbs up. You can find this product at Empire Mods
eGo 18650 Right now, I am vaping with an Joye eGo 18650 Mod that sells for $16.95 at litecigusa.com and looks great with the mini vivi nova tank. The eGo mod is NOT kick-ass vaping unless you have a limited e-cig fund for the moment and want to upgrade from the typical eGo battery. The eGo mod is your toy if you need some kick-ass vaping training wheels. It is widely known though, that eGo mod users always go on to own the most kick-ass 007 Bond mods in history. True story.
THE VISION VIVI NOVA TANKS The price is right at $9.95 and comes with three changeable heads of varied ohms, that price is for the mini 2.5ml vivi nova tank. The 3.5ml Vision Vivi Nova Tank, are larger and do not fit my small Joye 18650 mod but will look nice on larger tube mods. The only thing that I have to replace is the head that wears out over about two weeks of use. The whole tank should last a few months if changing out the head every other week. The replacement heads are about $2.95 for one replacement, sometimes less if you order more. You can use the same head on a mini or regular 3.5ml vivi nova tank.. I purchase my Vision Vivi Vovas and heads from litecigusa.com but there are many different website stores with the same product at different prices, sometimes more sometimes less. I just like to order from lightcigsusa, orders are always quick and I’ve gotten exactly what I wanted for a great price. There is always a good coupon code out there for whatever store you buy from, just do a “coupon code vape month/year” search in google and check for new codes. You enter them during checkout process. I usually get about 10% off of my products. There are knock-off vivi novas out there that do cost less but they are not as good, get what you pay for kinda thing. The vivi nova tanks I buy are Vision Vivi Nova Tanks.
Kanger eVod Tank This is a bottom coil clearomizer tank system from Kanger. It is a 1.7ml Tank System, with replaceable atomizer Bottoms. is eGo threaded to work with most eGo style batteries. These work very well on all the eGo series batteries, including the eGo Twist batteries. The coil is at the bottom of the tank, providing a nice warm vapor, with a excellent flavor, and eliminates wicking problems. I don’t personally dig the taste of the eVod clearomizer but I know vapers who love it. The eVods are very durable, I’ve seen one dropped down a flight of stairs with a single scratch. The bottom replaceable coils will last about a week. Find this product at Discount Vapers in several colors and stainless steel. Kanger eVod Tank
Kanger ProTank The Kanger ProTank offers the same great features and performance as the Kanger eVod Clearomizers but with higher capacity and a glass tank! The Protank is 510 threaded and will work on all 510 threaded devices and Mod’s without the need for an adapter. The Kanger ProTank II is now available, it offers the same great features and performance as the Kanger ProTank but now has removable parts and a removable drip tip. Please be careful with these tanks, they are made of glass and can shatter and break if dropped. The ProTank also comes in mini to fit your smaller eGo type batteries. Visit Discount Vapers to see these products. Kanger ProTank Kanger Mini ProTank Kanger ProTank 2 Kanger Pro Tank 3
p.s. There are mods that offer variable voltage, vv mods. They allow you to control the amount of battery power to get a consistent vape instead of less power as the battery looses its charge. I prefer the analog mods over the vv mods. I like the 3.7 volts of power I get and don’t mind the batt loosing power as it vapes. If I were advising about vv mods, I’d say go for the Provari for many reasons. Google it. Check out vv mods before making your purchase choices, there are some great ones out there for good prices. I’ll talk a little more about variable voltage on the next installment of Slightly Advanced Vaping – Mary