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    I have no input to this thread as of right now..

    I currently have a ZMax v3 with an RSST on it and like it a decent amount. P.S. if you go with an RSST take the fill plug out, it's a world of difference.

    I use #500 SS Mesh, 30 gauge ribbon and a solid wick setup. I guess I can't complain, just be sure you learn how to wrap the coil correctly (drill bit method for me) and how to adjust it to make it heat properly and it's not bad at all. As of this second I have a Noble 1 sitting at home as it arrived on lunch... I could not believe how TINY it was. Far smaller than I expected and incredibly light. This is probably because i'm going from the Zmax with 18650 to a 18350 hybrid.. but I can't wait to try it. I think once you get good at making your own gennie attys that you should give a hybrid a shot. See if you can get lucky enough to grab the iHybrid Pure, they are $99 bucks and have great reviews. Downside is they release a few of them every once in a while and nobody knows when. Google it and check out the litecig website.

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    I have a suggestion for you. Think about getting a less expensive mod to start off that gives you all the functionality of the Provari at about 15 to 20 percent a Provari cost. My recommendation is the Vamo version 2. Very easy to use, has all the same functions as the Provari but comes with both tubes so you can be in 18350 mode or 18650 mode, where the Provari costs extra to get it in the same configuration. You can get one at Fasttech for $31.19 with free shipping. Link below. I love mine. Just trying to save you some money.

    https://www.fasttech.com/products/1351803

    Anyway you can't beat the price or the quality, IMO.

    Good luck

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    I vote for provari, but it depends what atty you wish to pair up with.

    No fuss set up for me is with high resistance HH.357.
    Tank wise, I use attys like Penelope, Kayfun, bliss, DiD etc.

    I abandoned provari v1 for mech mods over a year ago and recently bought a v2 due to the increment of RBAs in my stable.
    It allows me to try out hi resistance coiling unlike on a single battery mech mod without a kick.

    Best of all, for attys like Penelope and Ody, I can run it without the need for NR wires. Just did a 11-12 wrap micro coil in my penelope with 2.2ohm. Won't be able to vape that properly with a single battery mech mod....

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    ProVari and Noble 1 are two different beasts. One is a very good regulated variable voltage device, the other a quality fully mechanical device.

    With the Provari, the advantages are you get accurate, regulated power with a warranty, great customer support during and after the warranty period and it holds it's value pretty well if you find you wish to sell it. It will also take a lot of abuse and continue to function.

    The only drawback, besides price for some, is the 3.5 amp limit on the switch and 14-14.5 (I forget which exactly - sorry) watt maximum output. I have been able to fire .9 ohm coils at very low voltage, .8 gets wonky. Most other vv devices have 1.2 ohm as the lowest resistance they will fire. Just info, you may or may not want to go that low in resistance.

    A mechanical mod is nice in that there is little that can't be fixed . No solder joints to fail, no electronics to burn out. Many whom choose to vape genesis style attys and RDAs prefer a mechanical mod since there are no electronics to limit how low resistance you build or convertors drawing power that could be going to your coil.

    Any vaper (especially so those who builds there own coils) should learn all they can about battery safety and own and learn to use a multi meter yo check there coils for shorts. Since there are is no short protection in a mechanical (some but not all have collapsible hot springs) a meter is really a must. It's also useful to check the resistance off your cool so you can determine if your coil is going to draw a current in the safe range of your batteries capabilities.

    These are the factors you need to weigh when making your choice. Know what you vaping style or interests are and ask yourself if you have the knowledge about battery safety (or are willing to put the time in to educate yourself) to not become a statistic.

    Good luck with whatever you decide and don't hesitate to ask as many questions on ECF as you need to .
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    provari...cant beat the build quality

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    Provari mini. Best APV period. I love my mechs but when I'm on the go I bring the provari. Also there is a thousand options on the provari. I have a RSST on there now and it hits like a beast. You won't be dissapointed.

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    i love my provari... the drawback is cost... i lost my first one (doh!) and quickly ordered a new one... and i got one for my wife.... i did buy my son in law a buck naked one... its cheap, not nearly as flexible as the provari... but it was $25.... if i lose my provari again.. im getting one of those.... im also using a Vision vivi nova tank... it can use low resistance heads too (1.8 ohm) as well as the regular ones (3ohm)... i heard the knock off vivi novas are not that great.. im liking the vision one tho, its plastic... dont want to worry about it breaking if i drop my mod (and i do).
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    As far a VV mods go the provari is the best and most expensive. I rarely use anything but mechanicals any more but for the rare times I need to use a carto set up, I grab the provari.

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    I've got to play with a ProVari and a mini, was very not impressed. They are very well made... but for the price, ease of use and only being a VV device, for me, was a major fail. But that's me.
    I did get a Noble 1 for $150.00, which I really like... now.
    {Warning... Rant Alert}
    When I first got it, I almost sent it back. I spent about an hour fixing the switch, leaking issues and a crap load of scratches. All easy fixes, but why should I have to fix anything on a $150.00 device?
    Personally.. if it was a 100 bucks less it would be worth the money.
    {End Rant}

    In the end, both devices, for what they are, are over priced but work very well.
    The RSST is a very good rebuildable to start out with. Just remember to ALWAYS check your resistance BEFORE firing a new coil. (Vape safe!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizzlefits View Post
    Just remember to ALWAYS check your resistance BEFORE firing a new coil. (Vape safe!)
    Quoted for truth! The last thing you want is an untested coil firing that close to your face! Also, make sure you burn it in a bit... don't crank to max volts/ watts and fire it after you've checked it, that's a fast way to snap a coil! Start low, and work your way up...

    Join CASAA and join the fight!
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