Boge Standard Resistance Carto
by, 10-18-2011 at 03:49 PM (1078 Views)
One of the first cartomizers I ever tried was a Boge standard. The folks here on the ECF simply raved about them...that they tasted wonderful, gave massive amounts of TH, lung hit, vapor and they were likely going to be given the Nobel Peace Prize for ending world hunger!! OK, the last part wasn't true, but in my humble opinion, the other claims were just about as errant.
My first Boge carto reminded me of what someone might experience if they were to vape rubber through a tiny straw with a candle on the other end. The TH was...well...nonexistant. The vapor production was minimal, and I've had better lung hit breathing the local Dallas air.
To say the least, it almost completely ruined me on cartomizers early on in my vaping game. The folks on the ECF told me that it really needed to sit on top of a variable voltage or high voltage rig to be experienced correctly.
So, I tried it. I filled a carto, let it sit for a couple of hours and then put it atop my VV box and "lit it up." Low voltage was very familiar...not much to speak of at all...so I turned the voltage up...started to taste like a burnt tire...turned the voltage up a little more...tasted like a tire in volcanic magma...I tried every conceivable voltage my little box would produce and several different Boge cartos and never even once achieved even a fairly decent vape with it.
My juice is, as always, an 80PG/20VG combination and is my homebrew clear menthol fave...so if a carto can't handle that...then it will likely not be a go-to carto for me.
So let's recap...little to no throat hit, little to no lung hit, horrid taste, wimpy vapor production, but they are CHEAP!! The only redeeming value of them...Crystal Clear Vaping sells them cheaper than anyone I know.
Honestly, I do not see what the good folks on ECF like about these things. But, to each his/her own. One of the great things about vaping is that different things seem to satisfy different folks.
I have one Boge carto remaining...I'm not real sure what to do with it at this point. Perhaps I'll put hooks on it and use it as a fishing lure...