I'm glad I read your post about the 3.5 ml cartos. I was looking at them, but I knew it might be iffy.
Originally Posted by Mr. SandMan
I ordered a bunch of stuff from HC, and it will be shipped by EMS (with the Free Shipping coupon!).
I can't comment on the quality of anything, but I don't expect any problems. I bought mostly what I know.... Boge cartos, some dual coils, empty bottles, some batteries to tempt my friends here in rural Ontario, etc. Nothing too experimental, although I did order some Dual Coil "Echomizers" to try on my Infinity with a 510-510 extender. That should be interesting (and large!).
Thanks for the review, Sandman. It's always helpful.
No problem. Regarding the giant clear cartomizers, I just wish there was more of a throat hit on it, it might be that it's having some wicking issues, and the flavor isn't very prominant, but it also might be the resistance of it(I ordered low resistance).
Regarding the boge cartos, do they leak alot? How is the throat hit? what is the flavor liike? Was going to get some next order, just wanted some feedback.
The low resistance should give you a better throat hit.
And Boge cartomizers don't leak at all! Regular cartomizers (with polyfill) don't generally leak, unless you drip down the center hole or overfill it. And even if either of these things happen, you just blow in the mouthpiece end a little bit while holding some paper towel under the connection. When the center hole is clear of juice, it will work beautifully.
I love cartomizers, bro! Seriously. And Boges have been my go-to cartos! They are affordable and reliable.
The throat hit and flavour will obviously vary quite a bit, depending on the juice.... but the Boges will not hinder them at all. They will let your juice do what it wants.
They are not super-sensitive either! I'm rocking some 18mg DK-Tab/Pchela's Famous Five Layer in a Low Resistance carto at about 4.2 volts on my Infinity Pro. I've topped it up three or four times now. No burning... nice warm vapour and a satisfying throat hit. And the flavor still sneaks through quite nicely.
Having said all that, I've heard a lot of people complain about a distinct polyfill taste that they don't like (not specifically with the Boges, but with cartomizers in general). I will be trying more atties and dripping in the future, but I am not experienced enough to draw a clear distinction there.
One thing about cartomizers: you should let the juice wick. In other words, don't chain vape it and let the atomizer and coil(s) dry out. I hope I'm explaining that right.
Just take it easy, you know? Take a couple drags, wait thirty seconds... then vape again. And, to get the best results, keep it wet. Just put 4-6 drops in once in a while, then vape away.
Perhaps I'm being too picky about all of this (probably), but you might extend the life of your cartomizer just a little bit. And your experience will be more enjoyable!
My word is far from an authority around here , but I think it's safe to say the Boges are definitely worth a look.
If anyone disagrees, they can meet me in the parking lot at 12:01 am!
Last edited by potts_d; 03-03-2012 at 04:03 AM.
Thanks for the info!
That's the thing, I want the best of both worlds lol, I am picky, I dont want to fill every 2 seconds, and I love to chain vape, bad combination lol
For the first fill of this cartomizer(clear giant), I havent been getting good throat hits at all(almost non existant actually). Tons of vapor, flavor is amiable, but almost zero throat hit. I wasn't sure if it wasn't wicking right, or maybe it was the resistance(glad you cleared that up), but not sure what was going on.
Later on when the first fill was almost done, I was trying to play around with carto, pressing the battery without drawing, and right after doing that, I took a draw and bam, first great throat hit while using this sucker, I got some decent throat hits after that, but it still finnicky. I am just charging my batt now, and will try again tommorow.
This is only my second time using carto's, so I am pretty much a novice at this stuff, even with all the research I have done.
The first time I used a carto, was when my cousin gave me a different carto 2 days ago, I still don't know what type of carto it is, niether did he lol, all I know is that it is about 1.5ml(with the polyfill stuff) and stainless steel, and it's from healthcabin, but the flavor on it is amazing, much better than the clear giant. I tend to overfill it though, never can tell when i should stop, like I said I hate refilling lol, leaks through the bottom alot cause of it. Throat hit on this one is ok(still not as good as the regular 510 atomizer I have though). I really need to find out what kind of carto it is.
It seems like each different carto and atty have different attributes. Although I have only tried three different ones, with 2 different batts, they all vary on throat hit, flavor, and vapor production. I just need to find common ground. I am probably going to try the DCT tanks next, cause I really love the idea of 3.5ml to 6ml, it just is awesome when you don't have to refill every 2 seconds. I dont mind topping up, but even the 1.5ml I find myself filling up alot.
Arggg lol Do not get me wrong, all of these cartos and batts that I have recently aquired are much better than the 150mah 510 batt/regular atty and cartridges I had previously(although the throat hit is the best on this atty for some reason lol with the worst flavor imaginable, might be because I haven't changed the cartridges in 6 months hahah wow), but it's just frustrating, as far as I know, the batt I just bought seems to be working great, just need to find better cartos! cause the juice is fine, like I said, it's flavor is amazing in the 1.5ml I have.
What kind of batteries do you have?
There are 3.3v batts: like the average stick (cig-like) battery, the Ego (stable), etc.
There are 3.7v batts: like the Leo (stable), the Ego-style VV (on the middle setting), and a bunch of big battery mods.
There are 4.2v batts: like the Echo, the V2 Cigs stick batteries, and the Ego-style VV (on the highest setting).
Then there are true Variable Voltage batteries: like the Darwin, the Provari, the Buzz Pro, and the Infinity Pro (the one I have). These can range from 3.2ish to 6ish. Awesome!
And there are also a wide range of other big battery mods that are a stable 5v and 6v. "Big battery" refers to the removable, rechargable batteriesas opposed to an internal battery charged via adapter.
Your vaping experience will vary, depending on which battery you are using.
And if you use the right carto or atty for a particular battery (voltage), then you'll have a much better chance of succeeding.
Let me know, and I'll help out if I can.
I know about the true vv's, I have my sights set on the provari in the future. My batt just finished charging, and I refilled the carto, So far so good. I seem to be getting really good hits now(even at low setting, whereas before I barely had a throat hit on highest setting), with a ton a vapour(Flavor could be better, but I am pretty sure that is resistance, since low gives me better throat hit, I am assuming the taste will be a bit harsher also).
Perhaps the batt needed a good first time charge. I didn't charge it at all until now, since it was charged fully when I recieved it. The carto also seems to be working fine now, so I am not sure what was happening before. I will just have to wait and see. I will be able to get a better grasp of both the carto(clear giant) and the batt(vv ego style) in the next week or so.
Your battery has an unstable voltage. That means that, as your battery loses its charge, the voltage at which you are vaping will be lowered.
So if you want a warm vape, then keep it at its highest setting when your battery is getting low. Even then, you'll probably only get 3.3v at its least charged.
Your best bet is to keep it as charged as possible at all times!
When looking into a VV device, you should check out Notcigs .
The Infinity Pro is only $100.00 , and the Buzz is $130.00 I think. And they are great!
I've had my Infinity for a couple of weeks at least, and I'm loving it! There is no readout for the voltage, but there are colours on the voltage wheel. I don't really need to know the exact voltage, just as long as it's a good vape. These two devices are stable voltage, very well constructed, user friendly and can range from 3.2v to 5.6v.
And I might've been too hard on cartomizers before. Again, I absolutely love them!
And, despite the precautionary measures I described, they are not at all a hassle. When I said to top it up once in a while, I meant every hour or two (if vaping moderately heavy). And you can get them in bigger sizes-- XL and XXL and XXXL, etc.-- and you can almost avoid this completely. I have some Boge XL's coming in this order... they hold 1.4ml. I also have some Dual Coil XL cartomizers coming, and these ones hold 1.6ml (not Boge). So they will give me a much longer vape time.
Just some thoughts.
For your device...
3.2v-- LR anything will work nicely, the lower the better (1.5ohm-1.8ohm)
3.7v-- warm at very low resistance, balanced at mid-low (2ohm-2.5ohm), a bit cool at SR
4.2v-- warm at mid-low, balanced at SR (2.6ohm-3.2ohm)
You should try the XL Dual Coil Cartomizer (found in the "others" part of the cartomizers category at Health Cabin) at 2ohm or 2.5ohm on your 4.2v setting. I bet that will give you what you are looking for. 1.6ml capacity, tons of vapour and a nice throat hit (wicked at 2ohm).
Just some more thoughts.
P.S. Those suggestions only apply when your battery is fully charged. The top end of your voltage will get lost, and you can just move down to the 3.7v suggestions, and then the 3.2v suggestions. I would charge it when 3.7v feels weak though (just my opinion).
I gotta go to bed!
Cheers. Happy Vaping!
Last edited by potts_d; 03-03-2012 at 07:00 AM.
I just bought all the boge black LR 510 cartos. There were 57 packs left before i bought them all, HC just shipped them to me via EMS today. Now the black LR cartos are out at HC. LOL
I will report the day when i get them.
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