The 510 Tank Twin Coil Cartomizers From Vaping Zone...Initial Impressions
by, 11-20-2011 at 03:26 PM (777 Views)
I REALLY like the vapor production and honest-to-goodness taste performance of a good CE2 type device. I also love the hard throat hit of a Mega Dual Coil. The latest twin coil offering from Vaping Zone seems like it should be the best of both worlds.
After placing my order, Vaping Zone had them to my door in their usual lightening fast manner. I ripped the package open in eager anticipation of my wildest clearomizer dreams coming to fruition.
After tearing open one of the individually wrapped twins, I was faced with somewhat of a dilemma that I am quite unaccustomed to. For the first time since I began this vaping journey, I didn't know how to fill the darned things, I figured the top would have the familiar two small holes in which one would insert a syringe into...no such luck. The plastic insert appeared to be one solid piece with a hole in the center.
I briefly pondered about filling through the center hole until I looked a little closer and found that filling through that hole would fill directly into the cup that houses the dual coils...not gonna do that. Then I figured possibly it was designed to be filled like a carto tank in that one would simply wiggle a syringe between the top and the side of the clearo and fill. Attempting to do so ended up almost gouging a hole into the side. So much for that idea. So, in desperation I sent an email to the kind folks at Vaping Zone asking just exactly how one is to go about filling the blasted thing.
Turns out, the plastic top piece is two pieces after all. One simply has to grab the top piece with a small screwdriver or (in my case) a dental pick and pull it out...then you can syringe fill or drop juice down the inside of the carto. Points off here for not having some sort of filling instructions either on the web site or (better yet) included in the package.
I tried both hoping that I wouldn't have to resort to syringe filling. Both work equally as well.
The wicks in the clearo are IMMENSE and thick as small rope. i was excited to see that...postulating that the wicking would be incredible.
The tip included with the twins appears to be the same or similar to the tips one would get with an eGo Mega Dual Coil clearo...the baby bottle type tips but cut down drastically in size and much more comfortable. A standard 510 drip tip will not fit these clearos.
To be honest, I am somewhat disappointed in the performance of these twins. They do have the familiar twin coil popping and sizzling that I have grown to love. But that's about as far as the good review goes. At this point, I have only briefly tried one of the two twins that I ordered. They have an abhorrent aftertaste that I just cannot stomach. It's somewhat of a rubber/burnt taste that I have never experienced previously. Here's to hoping that it's just the one example and the other won't taste like that.
The vapor production is weak compared to a CE2 but good in terms of average cartomizers...for sure not worthy of it's low resistance dual coil nature though. Also, the throat hit and lung hit are just plainly average. Again, not worthy of a low resistance dual coil carto for sure.
Honestly, my first impression of the twin coil 510 clearo is that rather than combining the GOOD things from CE2 devices and mega dual coil cartos...they WEAKEN them. But I still cannot seem to get over the putrid aftertaste to get a good honest review done.
I have refilled the twin coil clearo twice now. Each time is a gut wrenching assault on my taste buds. But talk about a juice hog...this initial clearo used almost three milliliters of juice within about an hour!! WAYY too rich for my blood.
Here's to hoping that the first twin is just a bad example. I will try the second and report back after a few days. All said though, I think the folks at Vaping Zone are onto a great thing here...it just appears to be in need of some further development before it becomes what it really should be.
I sincerely hope that the first clearo is just a fluke, and that the second one will shine like I want it to. Stay tuned...