Hi there, ECF.
As you can see by my shameless plugs, I am a Reo user. For the past year and a half, I have been happily vaping my brains out using my Reo Grand. However, just like the girlfriend that you spend way too much time with, I have grown tired of my standby. The Grand still hits like a charm with it's Cisco LR 306's, but the bottom-feeding is frankly beginning to wear on me. It's handy, but I apparently like to "squonk" a bit too much and more juice ends up on me than in my lungs, and I am not a fan of this.
I've noticed that VV seems to have come a long way since I've last posted on the forums. Even eGo is in on the act now, to my surprise. Back in the day, it seemed one had to stack batteries to attain VV... not anymore.
So, I am having thoughts of cheating on my beloved, the Reo Grand. I know Reo is coming out with a VV soon... not really interested in that. I'm interested to see what you fine folks have to say about recommendations for a beginner VV device. The Provari is quite shiny and pretty, but it's sort of large and my wallet really doesn't have the hole burning in it to warrant one of those (new homeowner... been in it less than 2 months... mortgage's SUCK!) I really like the looks of the eGo-C Twist. I have a co-worker who has one and he seems to be quite enthralled with it. I like the price of the Twists and the ability to recharge via USB. I work around a computer, so that's a big drawing point for me. I would also enjoy the smaller size a Twist would offer over the Reo Grand. I use the Grand with a 306 and a short drip tip, so it fits in my shirt pocket nicely.
I've read things about Lavatubes, Provari's, Darwin's, and all sorts of other things, which honestly confuse me, but, alas. I'd like some recommendations and tips for a newbie to the world of VV. What is your go-to? Was your first purchase the one that you still use?
If I do decide to pull the trigger on a VV PV, then I suppose we're gonna have to talk about cartomizers. Back in the day before I bought the Reo, I recall using what I think were Boge 510 LR cartos. I wasn't really a fan of those, as the filler material overpowered almost every juice I put in it. A lot of my co-workers have recently adopted an e-cig, and all of them use an eGo with a clearomizer. I have tried out several of their rigs, and I think they are much improved over the cartos I remember using a couple of years ago. I watch PBusardo's reviews a lot, and he seems to really enjoy the Boge cartos... are they different now than they were before? Was I just doing something wrong? I must admit that it is possible that I overfilled the cartos when I was using them, but, other than that, I'm not sure if anything I was doing was causing them to taste gross.
Any and all comments/responses/recommendations/flames are welcome and appreciated.