Provape-1

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  1. flintlock62

    flintlock62 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Everyone brags on their Provari's, and rightfully so, but what about the Provape-1? I haven't seen discussions on these. They have a life time warranty, so have I just not been looking in the right forum?
     
  2. oplholik

    oplholik Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I bought one about a year ago, and really like it. It is a great 3.7v device. I have several vv pv's but still like my 3.7v pv's. I would highly recommend the Provape.
     
  3. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    There is also the Provape forum down in the supplier's section. I go there a couple times a week, but it is less busy than this one. No mention of the Provape-1 there that I can recall. In fact, I think I am the only one in months to start a thread on one there. When I first saw the Kicklet for sale on Super T Manufacturing's site I inquired there if anyone had a clue whether it would work on the Provape-1 to allow it to have variable wattage. It's been weeks since I made the post and no answers yet, not even from Provape reps.

    I've since made the assumption that the 14500 battery is not strong enough to handle a Kick.
     
  4. Izan

    Izan Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I've since made the assumption that the 14500 battery is not strong enough to handle a Kick.[/QUOTE]

    HEY! What are you trying to say about the L-Rider Robust?

    I was torn between the Pro-1 and the Apex Alpha Ultra when looking for the perfect 14500 device. The Ultra won because of construction and looks. (I tolerate the switch). But I still visit the Pro-1 every time I stop by the house. Really fine tool.

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  5. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    I was talking about the Kicklet, which was designed to be used with the Kick from Evolv. I'm aware of the Robust and that it uses a 14500 battery like the Provape-1, but it has a processor specifically designed for that battery. I have since learned that the Kick is only for certain size batteries.

    I almost clicked the button to buy an L-Rider Robust, until I read user comments here on the forums and saw PBusardo's video review. Instead, I got a V V Gripper for the same price and it uses an 18650 battery that will last all day instead of 4-5 hours like the Robust's.
     
  6. justinred

    justinred Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    The Provape-1 circuit protection may or may not interfere with the Kick to work properly but even if you find a 14500 device to work with a Kick, you will get very poor battery life. I am getting just 2-3 hours out of a Kicked 18490 1100maH comparing it with 8 hours I get on the 18490 Provari. The Kick just starts it's "stutter vape" warning when battery voltage hits 3.4-3.5 and the 14500 AW is only 750maH so battery life will be getting probably just a little over 2 hours which is crap.
     
  7. flintlock62

    flintlock62 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Well, if I did get the Provape-1, I hadn't planned on spending on extra stuff!!! It looks like not too many people own one. I just thought it may be good for going out and about. I msy check into the vv Gripper instead.
     
  8. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    I have yet to get my Gripper, having just ordered it this past weekend. Be aware that its body is just "impact resistant" plastic, and has a cheesy hinged battery door. But the inner electrical components appear to be decent. Watch PBusardo's video review before you buy. Not a bad deal for $50.

     
  9. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    The Provape-1 would be a nice going out and about mod. I have an Altsmoke BB which also uses a 14500 battery. It's a solid mechanical mod, too, but doesn't have the electrical safety protection nor lifetime warranty like the Provape-1 has.

    My primary vaping device is the extended Provari using an 18650. I love it to death, but for quick trips to the grocery or convenience store I wanted something smaller, and had been grabbing the BB for this use lately instead of the Provari. All the while, I would keep thinking to myself it would be great if someone made a V V mod of this size. I didn't like the eGo VV 14500 mod because the eGos are just so darn long. And like I said, I almost pulled the plug on the Robust until I read some negative reviews about it.

    I had always liked the form factor of the Gripper, and read a thread here dedicated to the VV Gripper and watched the PBusardo video, and decided the price was right. I may still reward myself on my 1 year vape anniversary with a Provari mini, but I couldn't justify another $200 on a second Provari + batteries at the present time.
     
  10. denali_41

    denali_41 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I've got a V1 provape-1 ,,it gets used every day !Considered getting another one even,,good size in the hand reliable !
     
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