I was super anxious to receive my Vamo V2 in the mail today, along with the Kanger Protank. I filled it up with the menthol liquid I've been using in my 808's and began vaping away. At first, I kind of felt like it tasted a little different. Not a bad different, just... different. I admittedly tinkered with the voltage a little bit as well. At first I kept it low, around 3.0 to 3.2, unsure of what was the optimal. For one drag and one drag only I set it to 6 to see the difference. Immediately I didn't like it and backed it down to 3.0. More and more I began to taste a burning flavor that I didn't like. Considering the menthol juice, it tasted like mint charcoal or something... far from enjoyable. The same liquid is in my 808 and I absolutely love it.
I did some reading online and it sounded like my one drag at 6v could have cooked something. I read up on how to do a dry burn, so I did that until I saw the coils turning red. They certainly burned off some gunk, as I could tell by the smoke coming out of the tip. But like I said, once they were burning a nice red I figured that was that. At first I felt as though the taste improved, but as I compared to the 808 I realized it wasn't anywhere near optimal yet. I decided to clean out the Protank, so I removed the liquid and ran it under hot water. I then let it soak in the hot water for quite some time. Once done, I rinsed it off again and dried it out. I reassembled everything and began to vape. Eh, still not there. I also used a Q-tip down inside the tip to see if I would pull out any dirt, but I did not. Part of me wondered if there was something in the tip that was flavoring the vape in a way I didn't like.
At this point, I was lost on what else to do. But wait! The Protank came with a 2nd head for my convenience! I popped that sucker in, and while it is not quite as bad, it's still no where near what I'd expect. At this point, I'm honestly not in favor of the taste I'm receiving.
Considering my camping trip coming up, I really, really want to use the Vamo. I have a pair of 650 batteries and a pair of 350 batteries. I want nothing more than to put the Vamo to use, but at this point, I'm just not finding the taste enjoyable. There is only one location locally to buy e-cigarette accessories. A pack of 5 cartomizers with 510 threads is a whopping 18 bucks. Some of you may be jaw-dropped, but I am honestly considering on picking up a pack as a fail-safe so I can at least rely on the cartomizers on my trip. Sucks, I know, but whatever.
As a last resort, I also removed the "flavor wick" of the Protank head. I realized a large portion of the video reviews I saw on the Protank suggested doing this. Even forum posts here gave the same suggestions. I removed it, leaving the coiled wick in place, and still it didn't make a monumental difference.
I'm curious if anybody else has any other ideas as to what I could do. I know the single draw I took at 6v was far from logical, but at the same token, how could that have affected the unused head that I swapped out after the fact? Considering I've cleaned it, removed the one wick, dryburned it, and swapped heads and am still getting an unsatisfactory vape, I'm beginning to wonder what else I can do. I'm new to this, so I acknowledge there might be tricks that I am unaware of, hence... me here posting this.