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    Quote Originally Posted by justinonymous View Post
    I took some 28g Hotwires "RDA" and regular Kanthal A-1 side by side and built the same exact coils over and over again. Side by side the Hotwires do look a little bit shinier, not a whole lot but if you mixed them up you could actually tell which ones which. Since it was only 28g and it was so thin (for me at least, I'm always using 26), they both felt the same in the hands. I forgot which ID (probably 5/64) I used to wrap them on but I only did 5 wraps on an AGI. The Kanthal was metering around .6~.7. The Hotwires were metering around .3~.4. Also the Hotwires are.. wel they're hot. The first time I pulsed one it immediately got bright and popped. It wasn't a short, I made sure it wasn't. The second one almost did the same but I didn't pulse it till it started glowing, just so I knew it was warm so I could adjust. Even after adjustments to make it fire nice, it still got hot enough for part of the coil to come right off, but it would still work (until the whole thing popped lol). I did 5 builds each and they were all pretty much the same result. I'll be testing the 26g soon so I can get better results.

    EDIT: I should note that when you compress the Hotwires after pulsing, they DO compress and stick together better than normal Kanthal. Usually if I have a gap in the Kanthal and I compress it, it won't be touching all the way. Hotwires will. But this is only through 5 builds and 28g so I'll see if the results holds up with 26g.
    are these builds on the same RDA as well as being fired on the same device? hahaha. im just giving you a hard time.

    but what exactly are these wires composed of? we know the elemental composition of nichrome and kanthal, but theres literally NO composition facts/details about this magical boom wire.

    also, if you'd like to add some credibility to your testimonial, maybe a video or really detailed pics? hahaha. just a thought.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kemosabe View Post
    are there any comparisons of this magical boom wire to nichrome 60? have we figured out that this is just nichrome like most suggest?

    i think someone said earlier that it possible could be.

    theres a whole thread about it here in this subforum.
    yeah, i musta missed that. haha. theres so many threads i feel like a dog with 8 laser dots swirling around me. hahahaha!

    Quote Originally Posted by BobC View Post
    So, as I thought, Boomwire is just BS wire
    granted, justinonymous has a good testimonial. but no real proof.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kemosabe View Post
    Lol that wouldn't surprise me.
    What would surprise me is if this wire ended up being anything that hasn't been used extensively already.
    exactly what i said, you cant tell me ONE guy from SD just so happened to stumble upon this "magical" wire. haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawden View Post
    are these builds on the same RDA as well as being fired on the same device? hahaha. im just giving you a hard time.

    so you say theyre better...but what exactly are these wires composed of? we know the elemental composition of nichrome and kanthal, but theres literally NO composition facts/details about this magical boom wire.

    also, if you'd like to add some credibility to your testimonial, maybe a video or really detailed pics? hahaha. just a thought.

    All builds were on the AGI and on a Nemesis. I never said it was better, just that it was less resistance. I'll make a video once my shop gets 26g Hotwires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinonymous View Post
    All builds were on the AGI and on a Nemesis. I never said it was better, just that it was less resistance. I'll make a video once my shop gets 26g Hotwires.
    ah, youre right. my fault! edited! haha. i guess thats what i ASSUMED you were implying. i apologize. but yes, please do! hopefully someone can come along and answer the composition question i have. haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawden View Post
    ah, youre right. my fault! edited! haha. i guess thats what i ASSUMED you were implying. i apologize. but yes, please do! hopefully someone can come along and answer the composition question i have. haha.
    No prob lol. I'm trying to find a place where I can get this analyzed. Possibly here but I'm not sure.

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    I don't post so much on ECF so I don't know if my opinion on the Hotwires will carry anything but I did make a build video comparing Kanthal A1, Nichrome and Hotwires.


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    Quote Originally Posted by justinonymous View Post
    No prob lol. I'm trying to find a place where I can get this analyzed. Possibly here but I'm not sure.
    Any luck so far?


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    Quote Originally Posted by guesswhoy0 View Post
    I don't post so much on ECF so I don't know if my opinion on the Hotwires will carry anything but I did make a build video comparing Kanthal A1, Nichrome and Hotwires.

    All opinions welcomed here! Well...mostly. :P hahaha. Nah, but thanks for the link! I'll check that out as soon as I get a chance!


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    Totally forgot about this thread. i still have some beast mode wire laying around and i have completely stopped using it. I noticed after a few weeks there was a nasty looking build up of funk on my coils. It looked almost like a dark rust color. I tried dry firing the coils to get rid of it but it did not go away. I had that build running only for a few weeks. It was pretty low res but ive never seen any other wire change color and get so gross looking. I have had a 10 wrap micro in my cyclone since i got it and i can always make that coil look brand new.
    I dont know what this says about chemical composition but i doubt ill be using this wire again anytime soon.

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