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Discussion in 'ProVari' started by pman3255, Mar 8, 2014.

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  1. pman3255

    pman3255 Moved On Verified Member

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    Hello everyone, I really need some help. I've called around to my local vape stores and two of them have the provari in stock. One only has the mini in stock in colors blue bronze and zombie for 190, and the other has both the satin silver provari and provari mini starter kits for 212 and 209 respectively. I know there are skins and stuff I can put over the silver, but is it really worth getting the silver and not the satin black like I was originally planning? It really wouldn't bother me too much because I could just use a skin, I just want to know what y'all think. Thanks.
     
  2. Train2

    Train2 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You need it TODAY?
    If not, order direct from ProVape, the color you want...
    But if you ARE in a hurry, it's OK - you can make your NEXT one black :D
     
  3. KY_Rob

    KY_Rob Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Personally, it's totally up to you ;)

    I like to keep my ProVari's "naked". The Cerakote ProVape uses is tough as nails. Sounds to me like you want the satin black, so if I were you, I'd pull the trigger on that directly from ProVape.

    It's less expensive that the B&M's, you get exactly what you want, and you get to stalk the mail man for a few days in wild anticipation :D
     
  4. pman3255

    pman3255 Moved On Verified Member

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    Well, no, not exactly, I mean today wouldn't hurt right :p. And from what I've heard about these, I'm sure there are many more in my future.

    Hahaha very true, yes. I'm not really 100% sold on black, as I don't really mind it and my tank is going to be that same silver finish the provari is so it might match nicely...

    Decisions, decisions


    Also - I'm pretty sold on the full provari. I know the mini is the same thing except for the battery, but I have big hands and I don't mind bringing out a slightly larger device for that extra battery power. Is this a smart way to go for me, or should I look deeper into whether or not the mini is a better option?

    Thanks for the replies guys!
     
  5. KY_Rob

    KY_Rob Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I totally understand your "full sized" needs. I have one mini that I always use with a tatroe ring and the provape extension cap to get it to full 18650 size. It's just more comfortable in me meaty paws that way :D
     
  6. pman3255

    pman3255 Moved On Verified Member

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    Can the provari mini get an extension cap for an 18650?
     
  7. KY_Rob

    KY_Rob Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You have to use a Tatroe ring with and extension cap...[​IMG]
     
  8. pman3255

    pman3255 Moved On Verified Member

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    [ QUOTE=KY_Rob;12467191]You have to use a Tatroe ring with and extension cap...[​IMG][/QUOTE]


    Oh I'm sorry! Didn't know what a tatroe ring was but thank you for that picture it helped a lot!

    Now I'm leaning towards a mini. With the form factor and ability to get an 18650 it's probably worth it then to have the option of smaller or larger.
     
  9. PLANofMAN

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    That's why my next ProVari purchase will be a mini. :D
     
  10. pman3255

    pman3255 Moved On Verified Member

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    I hear that all the time my decision is changing. It would just be nice to have the decision I think, for small or large ya know?
     
  11. KY_Rob

    KY_Rob Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    ^This is exactly why I bought the mini. Don't get me wrong, I love it! But I can count on one hand the number of times I've used it in 18350 OR 18500 mode. 99% of the time, I use it just like it sits in the pic.

    It is nice to have options though. Even if those options are never exercised ;)
     
  12. pman3255

    pman3255 Moved On Verified Member

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    Haha yes exactly, the choice is a great thing. There's no point in buying a full now imho because if a mini does everything a full can do and more then why buy the full? I'm not a whole design geek so I'm not really in it for the looks, I'm in it for the performance.
     
  13. Train2

    Train2 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Right - with a mini, you can do 18350, or 18490 with an extension cap, or 18650 with a ring and an extension cap (or with 2 rings and the regular cap...etc).
    With a standard, you cannot do 18350.

    I bought a mini first, as one MAIN reason I got it was to have a more compact device. But I found I almost always went with 18490 mode (that's still compact enough!) - so my second one, I got a standard. Now I can do all three sizes - but I almost always use them both with 18490's after all. That size is just my favorite - lasts long enough for a work day, but tucks nicely into a jacket pocket...
     
  14. pman3255

    pman3255 Moved On Verified Member

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    Ohhh I see your reasoning.

    I didn't really think about that. I don't think I will ever use an 18350 battery in my provari either so maybe the full could be well suited towards someone like me. My brain is going to explode so much to consider when picking a device.

    I really appreciate all this help though its been really good and it is all very much appreciated!
     
  15. RebelGolfer72

    RebelGolfer72 Resident TimeLord Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It's just funny, that ProVape just got it right all along. The regular model, stock battery is the 18490, and that battery just seems to be the perfect size....enough power to go a full day, yet small enough to keep the ProVari conveniently small


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  16. Train2

    Train2 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Plus, there are the looks...
    Some people don't like "crop circles". I don't mind them.
    I DO kinda like the all-black look of my mini with an extension cap...
    Other people like to play with things like brass for the extension and top rings, etc...
     
  17. pman3255

    pman3255 Moved On Verified Member

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    Well, thanks to the classifieds I will be an official provari owner soon enough this week. :D
     
  18. RebelGolfer72

    RebelGolfer72 Resident TimeLord Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Congrats!


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  19. LastRide

    LastRide Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I seen you scooped up that nice Provari in the classifieds. I couldn't beat you to it :( . Soon as it was posted people were fighting over it..LOL
     
  20. pman3255

    pman3255 Moved On Verified Member

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    Thank you! Too bad this sub forum is going down though.. :(

    Hahahah yes they probably were! The guy who sold it to me is super nice, and I thought the bundle and all for the price was unbeatable. It worked out really well, and in perfect timing I might add.

    He said it's been used for less than a year, but I see people posting about how they've had theirs forever, and never given them any problems. So my thought is, hey I mean this looks like a good deal and even though it's used a provari is a provari and should work just as well for me now than a new one would or close to it.
     
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