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    Default Apex Vapor Alpha Information Page; Have Questions, Concerns, Suggestions, New Product Requests, or Want to Ask N8T the Alpha engineer a question? Post here!

    I've had my ultra with RES for a little bit under a week, and I can say, without a doubt, its the best pv I own (with one slight hitch). The form factor is very, very, very cool. It's one of the few pvs that I own that people are impressed by. For function, it works every time. No dry hits, just thick, delicous, clouds of vapor. But the hitch is that when my hands get sweaty, I can't get the button to fire. Now this is not a major issue, but one I would to have a solution for it. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flebo View Post
    I've had my ultra with RES for a little bit under a week, and I can say, without a doubt, its the best pv I own (with one slight hitch). The form factor is very, very, very cool. It's one of the few pvs that I own that people are impressed by. For function, it works every time. No dry hits, just thick, delicous, clouds of vapor. But the hitch is that when my hands get sweaty, I can't get the button to fire. Now this is not a major issue, but one I would to have a solution for it. Any thoughts?
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    Gloves... Napkin.... Superglue on fingertips.... Just kidding.
    LOL-but have seriously used a napkin to get enough friction to activate it, just looking for a much more elegant solution.

    Griptape?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flebo View Post
    LOL-but have seriously used a napkin to get enough friction to activate it, just looking for a much more elegant solution.

    Griptape?
    A couple things here, and I'll get another video out soon to cover these as well:

    1- Squeezing hard makes it harder (insert joke here). Really though, it's more a matter of sliding your thumb across the switch than squeezing.

    2- Keep hands clean, and if you have lotion or any oily stuff on your hands, wipe it off so you don't lube up the switch.

    3- Use the Cape Cod polishing cloth on the inside of the main body, and ONLY the top and bottom of the inner battery sleeve (keep it off the middle of the inner battery sleeve, i.e. the area visible when it is assembled).

    Try these and let us know how it works. -and I'll get the video out shortly.

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    Hey N8T, I've been using method 3-which helped alot, and I guess Ill just cut a small section of shamwow to carry around with me to keep my hands dry, because when my hands get sweaty, I just can't get traction on the switch. But, I was also wondering, will you make an innerbattery sleeve with some crosscut grooves on it for extra grip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flebo View Post
    Hey N8T, I've been using method 3-which helped alot, and I guess Ill just cut a small section of shamwow to carry around with me to keep my hands dry, because when my hands get sweaty, I just can't get traction on the switch. But, I was also wondering, will you make an innerbattery sleeve with some crosscut grooves on it for extra grip?
    Or maybe media blasting the center section for more traction ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flebo View Post
    Hey N8T, I've been using method 3-which helped alot, and I guess Ill just cut a small section of shamwow to carry around with me to keep my hands dry, because when my hands get sweaty, I just can't get traction on the switch. But, I was also wondering, will you make an innerbattery sleeve with some crosscut grooves on it for extra grip?
    This is not an elegant solution but it works great for me, I ordered some skateboard grip tape and I cut a couple small pieces and placed them on the batt tube, now I get a grip every time. pun intended. before I got the grip tape I used a small piece of blue painters tape. I actually was hoping that the grip tape was a bit thinner so I could put tape down in the lower part of the batt tube, so it would wrap all the way around without disturbing the sliding of the switch but it is a hair to thick. I even thought of using some sandpaper to scuff it up a bit but I dont want to remove the nickel plating because this thing looks so sweet so solution for now is the tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atavanhalen View Post
    This is not an elegant solution but it works great for me, I ordered some skateboard grip tape and I cut a couple small pieces and placed them on the batt tube, now I get a grip every time. pun intended. before I got the grip tape I used a small piece of blue painters tape. I actually was hoping that the grip tape was a bit thinner so I could put tape down in the lower part of the batt tube, so it would wrap all the way around without disturbing the sliding of the switch but it is a hair to thick. I even thought of using some sandpaper to scuff it up a bit but I dont want to remove the nickel plating because this thing looks so sweet so solution for now is the tape.
    Thats what I was thinking of doing. I have really greasy hands so I have trouble with that sometimes. I think I'm going to go ahead and do that also.
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    atavanhalen, could you link me to the griptape you used? I'd like to try that.

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    ata, could you also post a picture of what you did. For some reason, I can't picture it in my mind. Thanks.
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