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    Let me preface this by saying that I own several of the original style iclear 30, and I am a huge fan of how they perform. Granted, I go through juice at an alarming rate when I'm using the iclear, but the flavor, throat hit, and giant clouds of vapour make it worth the extra juice.
    Anyways, picked up an itaste vtr last week, which comes with the new style of iclear, the 30s (or is it s30? Doesn't matter really) I don't know if I got a bum unit, but this thing doesn't even come close to the original iclear performance wise. It gurgles, it leaks juice out the bottom, and worst of all, the flavor of my blueberry tobacco is muted to the point of almost being completely tasteless.
    I don't know what they changed in there, there's a metal post in the middle that contains the wicks, not sure if the coil is the same or not. Anyways, it sucks. I'm super happy with the vtr itself, it is a powerful little device, it looks cool as hell, and at just under one pound of solid steel, it doubles as a blunt object. I am using one of my older iclears in it right now and it delivers one hell of a vape. Has anyone else found the new iclear s30 to be subpar? Did I just get a bum unit that slipped through the gaping cracks that are chineses quality control? Also, I haven't taken it apart yet and it's full of juice so I don't plan to just yet, so can someone tell me, are the replacement coils the same as the ones in the original iclear 30?

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    As far as I know, the coils are the same in the newer S model of the iClear 30. The casing on the outside of the head is the only notable difference in the design.

    That said, most people on the forum (based on a casual reading of it) seem to prefer the new style of head. It's possible you just got a dud head. Happens.

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    Yeah i dont like it either, different strokes for different folks i guess.

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    I was not impressed with the 30S that came with my VTR. You can crank them up a lot higher than the Protank 2 or Davide, but the flavor is very muted for me. Glad I didn't spend a bunch of $$$ on replacement heads.

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    After trying to love the iClear 30, Protank 3, and then the iClear 30S, they are now all cleaned and packed away.

    IMHO, a good cartomizer is superior in almost every respect. It seemed convenient to have a tank of juice always ready, but taste trumps convenience and switching a cargo is hardly an inconvenience.


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    I enjoy cartos too, carto tanks even more, but I find the flavor in the iclear to be great when I crank it up to 7 or 8 watts. Burns through juice like crazy but I like big lungfuls of vapor and the iclear delivers on that.
    Not the 30s though. I don't know why putting the wicks inside that center post has such a dramatic effect on flavor, but it does. I thought it might just be the juice as it was a fresh bottle that just arrived in the mail, but I tried the same juice in an old model iclear and it's got plenty of flavor. Blueberry tobacco by Juicy Clear. Mmmmmmm......

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    Picked up an itaste 30s today. I have never used the regular Itaste 30 so I cannot comment on difference. However, as of right now im enjoying the 30s. I seem to be getting good vape and flavor out of it. My protank lately has seemed to gum up a coil within 30 min of cleaning and dry burning. Im sure ill run into issues at some point but for right now no complaints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonner View Post
    After trying to love the iClear 30, Protank 3, and then the iClear 30S, they are now all cleaned and packed away.
    IMHO, a good cartomizer is superior in almost every respect. It seemed convenient to have a tank of juice always ready, but taste trumps convenience and switching a cargo is hardly an inconvenience.
    I found that my Ibtanked fit in it just as good as the iClear30S or ProTank.
    So you can use clearo's or carto's ... your choice

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    I was a huge fan of the iClear 30 and couldn't get anything else which I liked.
    Then came the iClear 30S, tried it as soon as I got it i wasn't that impressed, took me a few weeks on and off it till it started to impress me a lot.
    Now all I use are 2 of them, but they do leak a very little out of the bottom, usually once a day I have to un-screw it from my device and just give it a clean with some tissue.

    So for me, I am loving it....
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    I enjoy both the 30 and 30s... That said I predominantly use the 30s with MBV banana cream pie. All day vape flavor in a great vapor producing reliable package. I also have a cartotank and a few evod with me to switch flavors around but go through at least 2.5ml a day out of the 30s. I'm on my second coil in just over a month which is pretty reasonable life too IMO.
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