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  1. Wookie1

    Wookie1 Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

    Jul 9, 2013
    Lancaster, CA
    Hey All!

    Wanted to get a feel for hardware brands or the type of hardware that people might use. With a lot of choices out there I wanted to see if there was a couple brands that stood out above the rest and if they did why? I know that it is mostly a matter of personal preference and if it is, that's fine as well. Thanks for any light you guys will shed on this, and thanks for all of you who support us!:D

  2. KurrptSenate

    KurrptSenate Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 9, 2013
    If you are alright with manufacturers that clone...

    HCigar has been the best IMO in this department.
  3. Wookie1

    Wookie1 Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

    Jul 9, 2013
    Lancaster, CA
    Kurrpt, which ones in that line do you use? Is it anything from their EVO line or maybe the mechanical line? Just curious to see what everyone prefers and what works for them, since I don't vape I want to get other's viewpoints. Thanks!
  4. RRaider

    RRaider Full Member Verified Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    I've been using the single xl flanged 3ohm, 3 hole cartos from smoktek in a couple different tanks. I like them because they vape cool enough so that I rarely get a burnt taste and the three holes allow the thicker juice (Boba's) to saturate the wicking material. I've tried a bunch of the clearomizers, nova's, protanks etc and for me they all either flood or dry out and burn rather quickly. I'm a little over a week since my last analog so I'm vaping pretty heavily. It wasn't until I found this combo (on my vamo) that I was confident enough in the equipment to drop the analogs.
  5. doubleM

    doubleM Full Member

    Provari, SvoeMesto SM V3 Semovar, GNome with Kick, Electric Angel with Kick2
    SvoeMesto Kayfun Lite Plus with cotton wicks; Phiniac Tanks with Boge LR (2.2 ohm) cartos
  6. Killjoy1

    Killjoy1 Ω Destroyer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Aug 15, 2011
    New Hampshire, US
    It's really a tough question you ask here since ultimately it will all be about preference. As far as battery devices go, anything will work, the defining factor is what sort of atomizer you put on top (whether it be carto, atty, clearo, RBA, etc) since that is the piece that ultimately gives you your desired flavor/vapor/throat hit performance.

    Personally, I use a wide variety of gear and switch it up frequently depending on what I'm vaping and what specific experience I'm looking for. I find that some juices taste better in different types of toppers, or in the case of RBAs with different types of materials used. There is no one single topper that gives optimal overall performance (to my taste) for every juice I vape. Some work better with thicker juices and some better with thinner juices, some better with fruit or tobacco or bakery flavors than others

    Probably not the answer you're looking for, but it's the most honest one I can give since everything about vaping is so subjective

    For my best results with AVE juices, specifically, my go-to toppers are (in no particular order) the Rose from Eden Mods, Immortalizer, GG attys, Ihybrids and the good old-fashioned Cisco spec atty :)
  7. AmandaD

    AmandaD Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 9, 2013
    So Cal
    GJ in my original mini Reo with an RM2, microcoil of 30 gauge kanthal @1.8 and cotton :)
  8. Hypatia

    Hypatia Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 6, 2013
    Titletown, USA
    Woot, 'nother Reo/AVE user. Boba's in the Reo Grand w/ RM2 on top. Micro coil, 28ga at 1.3 ohms, cotton ball wick. Best setup for me, although tastes good in just about anything I put it in (although a giant clearo coil clogger, but to be expected).
  9. zapped

    zapped Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I use flanged 3.0 ohm xl Smoktek cartos with two holes in a Phiniac carto tank with a Provari. If I were vaping Bobas or GJ I would get the 3 holes.

    Using Hype, I usually get three weeks out of a carto. Thicker and darker juices usually a little less.

    Even using a Protank with the bottom fed coil, the flavor of my juices is muted when compared to the carto tank setup above.
  10. Wookie1

    Wookie1 Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

    Jul 9, 2013
    Lancaster, CA
    Thanks for all the advice Killjoy1, AmandaD, zapped, Hypatia, doubleM and RRaider. Appreciate you guys/gals taking the time to respond to my question.
  11. Beast of the Deep

    Beast of the Deep Full Member

    Feb 1, 2014
    PA, USA
    I'm using a Joye eGo-C Twist with 2x Kanger Mini-Protanks; it's a fairly cheap, newbie-friendly setup. The nice thing to is that, if you're so inclined, you can in fact rebuild the coils yourself instead of buying the replacements (which still aren't very expensive).
  12. Chiwen

    Chiwen Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2011
    I mainly use a provari mini, but also switch it up with a few others. I use a sigelei zmax mini, smoktech sid (Bout to retire this, having switch issues), and a reo vv grand.

    When I'm feeling in the mood for a mech I use a reo mini, electric angel mod or a atmizoo dingo. Also have a clone ea mod which funny enough hits as well as my real deal ea mod lol.

    Toppers; generally running with a kraken rba, or ibtanked halfing carto tank (sacrificing how much it holds for the size, I love how good it looks on my mods, and still hits like a beast), but when I'm lazy I just use a protank. I use a reomizer 2.0 rba on my reo mods.

    Also been known to keep it simple with a 650mah ego batt or even a mini 350mah ego with an evod topper.

    It all depends on my mood, but the setup I use 90% of the time is either the provari mini or zmax mini with the kraken on top with a mesh wick.

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  13. Pathology

    Pathology Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2013
    Vienna, IL
    My every-day workhorse is a GP Paps X w/ a Taifun GT. Just got my first order of Boba's in about a year, and omfg what a combo..

    ..Sent from the vape lair..
  14. SimboSlice

    SimboSlice Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 24, 2012
    Smok RSST hands down best genesis atomizer for bobas. Don't get the Pyrex version though, for some reason it gives bobas a funky flavor.
  15. GStens

    GStens Full Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    La Vista NE
    I just started vaping and watching the guys on youtube. I really got sold on wanting a kayfun lite. Couldn't find one anywhere. So I switched up to look for a russian 91%. I found one on eBay and ordered it. Let me say it is awesome. Now I would like a DNA style mod. I have an innoken MVP v2, and it is a good mod, but I want a great one to go with the russian. I am now interested in a dripper so I can easily sample different juices without a large swap time. Vaping is incredible.
  16. Wookie1

    Wookie1 Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

    Jul 9, 2013
    Lancaster, CA
    Hey All!

    Just wanted to thank you guys again for replying and posting on this thread. I will ask for those of you who will post I would like to use some of that info on our website for new vapers. Since many of us here don't vape and have generally zippo knowledge on hardware I wanted to use some actual customer info on some of the hardware that is used with our liquids. Again thanks all and vape on!

  17. Wookie1

    Wookie1 Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

    Jul 9, 2013
    Lancaster, CA

    What flavors of ours do you vape? Thanks for the post! :)
  18. wrxified

    wrxified Full Member

    Feb 16, 2014
    West Michigan, USA
    I've been making my way through 300 ml's of Boba's Bounty, Gorilla Juice, and Blend 4. I have tried them in most of my equipment.

    Kanger Protank III - Flavor is somewhat muted. Lack of airflow adjustment created a lot of dry hit issues.
    Kanger Aerotank Mega (w/the new generation coils) - Decent flavor. Holes a little small to bring in the 100% vg quick enough. Can be corrected with airflow adjustment and covering the intake to draw in liquid.
    Nautilus Aspire - Didn't like the flavor which wasn't surprising. Haven't really enjoyed any of my liquids in this tank.
    Smoktech BDC Pyrex Cartomizer Tank - Pretty good performance and flavor. Need 3 hole cartomizers to keep up with the 100% vg.
    EHPro Kayfun Lite Version 2 Clone - One of my favorites. Running micro coils with organic cotton and the flavor is very nice. Insane
    HCigar Taifun GT - 2nd favorite to the Kayfun. Actually produces the best flavor when you get the cotton wick set up just perfect. Only problem is you walk a fine line between too little cotton and flooding issues, just enough cotton and no floods, and too much cotton and wicking issues.
  19. Chiwen

    Chiwen Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2011
    Wow sorry wookie, completely missed the fact that you asked me a question.. A month ago!

    I vape Boba's and gorilla juice, though I lean a little.. OK a lot.. towards gorilla juice lol. I'd try the other stuff but I'm so used to being disappointed in everything that's not Boba's and GJ that I'd hate to waste money that could have been spent on them. I really only ever tried the 2 from you guys though. Hooked ever since.


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  20. Wookie1

    Wookie1 Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

    Jul 9, 2013
    Lancaster, CA
    Thanks for the reply :) Gorilla Juice is definitely my personal favorite!
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