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    Default Is it possible micro-coils are overrated?

    Last night I wrapped a 1/16" coil but instead of compressing and annealing it so the coils are touching I let the coils stay separated.

    And seriously this coil hits as good or better than any micro-coil I've built so far. I'm seriously leaning towards better. It has great vapor production, better flavor, and seems to be less fickle. Not to mention a simpler build.

    I know some of you are already on the uncompressed coil wagon but seriously if you haven't tried it give it a shot on your next build.

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    Still micro based on diameter, no? And I have taken to not compressing since I burn cotton too easily.
    June 13, 2012. That's all.

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    What are you using for wick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brant Stephenson View Post
    What are you using for wick?

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    Silica. Cotton didn't work out for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinkingaboutit View Post
    Still micro based on diameter, no? And I have taken to not compressing since I burn cotton too easily.
    The definition for all coils currently are pretty loose but my understanding is that micro- coils in general are thought to be coils touching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photon9 View Post
    The definition for all coils currently are pretty loose but my understanding is that micro- coils in general are thought to be coils touching.
    1/16 is micro... bigger is macro

    I think it's good to have a change.. I went off micro's to open 5/64th's and back again and for some reason its kicking ... better then before lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by photon9 View Post
    The definition for all coils currently are pretty loose but my understanding is that micro- coils in general are thought to be coils touching.
    No, micro denotes the coils diameter, not if the coils touch. Supe has a chart with coil size to type of coil.

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    I've been making my coils the same and with silica wicks. I find that the silica seems to be holding more juice. So less squonking and no burnt wicks.

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    i have a foot in both camps - HRH likes her micros - but with silica, and i hate making them for her!

    I make rough old coils at about 0.6Ω for myself from silica and 26g kanthal or R41. I'd not say micros were overrated, because they are a very easy method to learn and get consistent results. Until you can make consistent coils time and again, then you are on a hiding to nothing, because your vape will be ever changing and hard to pin down.

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    This thread has opened my eyes.

    I've literally never used anything but compressed coils. Updates to come.
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