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Please explain the RY designation: as in RY4

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  1. Does RY symbolize natural tobbaco taste? What are the differences between the various numbers following RY such as RY4, RY5, RY6, etc? I'm new to all of this vaping terminology and would appreciate clarification on this.:?:
  2. sonicdsl

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    Welcome to ECF POntificator!

    I was under the impression that RY4 was one of the original tobacco-style flavors from way back, produced by Ruyan. I could be wrong though. :unsure: I'm fairly certain someone will come along shortly that is more knowledgeable on that topic than I. :D

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  3. Nu2Dis

    Nu2Dis Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2013
    Jersey Shore, NJ, USA
    I tried an RY4 from a local vendor and it kind of tasted, to me, like i was puffing on an unlit cigarette that had been dipped in a dirty ashtray.

    But, as many people before me have mentioned time and again, taste is subjective. It may be your favorite all day Vape. I would suggest with any new flavor; pick up a small size, let is sit a few days, then vape it. If you like it, buy more quickly.:2c:

  4. Nu2Dis

    Nu2Dis Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2013
    Jersey Shore, NJ, USA
    As written in WIKI:

    Ruyan is the original inventor of the e-cigarette and Ruyan has registered patents in more than 40 countries since 2003.[4] Ruyan began to form the idea for the electronic cigarette in 2000. In 2003, SBT was established, and the first patent was registered in the same year in China. In 2007, Ruyan’s first international patent was registered.[5] The patent was later granted in the United States as well.[6] It is important to point out, most e-cigarette sold use a heating element instead of ultrasonic technology.[7] However the first battery operated electric cigarette [8] patent registered in the United States was by Herbert A. Gilbert (Beaver Falls, PA, USA) on 17 August 1965

  5. RY4 vs RY5 or RY6, etc? What do the numbers signify?
  6. IMFire3605

    IMFire3605 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 3, 2013
    Peoria, Arizona, US
    RY1 the original formula was very very sweet. RY2 was a notch below this. RY3 a notch below RY2. RY4 you can say was originally a balanced formula between tobacco flavor with sweet cararmel and vanilla tones. RY5 and RY6 lean toward more of the tobacco with less of the sweet. If I'm wrong on this someone correct me, but that is how I read all of it from bits and pieces here and there on the forums. And yes, I am an RY4 variant ADV person leaning toward the sweeter versions, currently my ADV is Indigo's RY4
  7. quatro

    quatro Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2013
    The thing is every RY4 is different, I have tried a few but only like/love one from a local business. The others were too sweet.
  8. WendyPie

    WendyPie New Member

    Jun 14, 2013
    Austin, TX, USA
    So true, I use one RY4 that I adore, it's my all day, every day vape. I just got a free sample from a company I bought equipment from and their RY4 is not at all the same. Just kind of sickly sweet, I'm gonna let it steep a week and see if it gets better before I give up.
  9. Judge Dredd

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    The RY is Ruyan and 4 is the version.

    Hint: I recommend you stay away from Dekang's new RY4. I have not heard from one person that likes it, and personally it gives me a major headache just smelling it.
  10. Goatrock101

    Goatrock101 Full Member

    I like the Hangsen RY4. It's been my first and only entry into the RY4 realm though. I just received some Hangsen RY6 this week and it's actually pretty good, but with a bit of warning, it does have a bit of a dirty ashtray taste to it, but in a good way. I like that true analog taste here in there throughout the day. Sort of a half day vape (hdv). I would recommend it to newcomers who want to start with the analog taste and work their way in.

    I haven't heard many good things about DeKang in the 3 months I've been vaping, but I've also heard that DeKang is the base for many of the smaller providers of e-juice. So, that being said, it doesn't surprise me that someone said that the DeKang RY4 tasted bad.
  11. randyrocker

    randyrocker Full Member

    Jun 13, 2013

    I think the Ry4 is the form of of Alien DNA they are having us inhale {laughs"
  12. wv2win

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    Feb 10, 2009
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    The original RY4 was invented by Ludo, owner/President of Janty. He worked with a chemist from DeKang in experimenting and inventing the flavor. Janty's Classic RY4 is the original. I do believer the "R" stands for Runyan. But whether that is in deference to Ruyan or because the word means "like smoke" in Chinese, I do not know.
  13. IMFire3605

    IMFire3605 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 3, 2013
    Peoria, Arizona, US
    Ahhhh! Learn something new ever day, but that does seem a logical reason ^_^
  14. iceman68

    iceman68 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 24, 2013
    Chicago, IL, USA
    How new are we talkin'? I just got some Dekang RY4 within the last week or so. Seems to be the same as I'd had previously.

    I like it but wish it had more flavor.
  15. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2009
    GA by way of WV
    DeKang RY4 and Janty RY4 are two different versions. The chemist who helped Janty make their RY4 left DeKang and took the formula from what was reported several years ago. And Chinese eliquid is intentionally more subtle than American.
  16. Katya

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  17. Prism

    Prism PIF MODERATOR Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 4, 2010
    The original Dekang RY4 was the flavor almost everyone loved and wanted (kind of like Boboas Bounty now) and remember that back then there were not as many ejuice vendors. They changed the formula as stated in a post above and people got upset. As there became more vendors they tried to recreate it and came up with their own versions. The reason that everyone else called it the same thing is because they wanted people to buy theirs too. Generally now it means tobacco with caramel.
    The different numbers are vendors way of saying like RY but a bit different like sweeter or added a tiny bit of cinnamon, more vanilla, or whatever. There is no rule about the numbers. Every vendors numbers mean something different so you have to read the description of each number for each particular vendor.
  18. DrApex

    DrApex Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2012
    Raleigh NC
    The best RY4 variant I've tried is GJ4 by Goodejuice.

    The tobacco flavoring is natural so it doesn't taste like dry ashtray. Give it a try.

    Sent from my mobile. Ignore typos please.
  19. Bill's Magic Vapor

    Bill's Magic Vapor Juice Maker Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2013
    Yes, you do learn something new every day.
  20. Thanks for that link, Katya. Very informative!
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