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Smoktech Vivi Nova vs. Vision Vivi Nova

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  1. tiffany83

    tiffany83 Full Member

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    So... I am looking into purchasing a new clearomizer or tank... I already have a Vision Vivi Nova [metal] tank and I really like it so I was thinking of purchasing a Mini Vivi Nova... I soon realized that Smoktech also makes these. All these knock-offs are driving me nuts... as soon as I think I have it all figured out, I find some new info that makes me question all of it. I have heard really good things about the vivi novas in general (I'm assuming they all meant the Vision ones) but at this point I don't really know...

    I do know now that the Smoktech Redux coils can be used with the [smoktech] mini vivis and the vision vivi nova coils can be used with the vision mini vivis... but not with the v3s.

    My question is: Have any of you used the Smoktech Mini Vivi Novas and if so, what are your experiences with them? And, how do they compare with the Vision Vivi Novas?

    (sorry if this question is redundant-- I couldn't find a thread on this issue)

    I'm also considering getting a Smoktech DCT just because the tube is replaceable, but I've heard mixed reviews about these tanks... the wick system is working pretty well for me.

    Thanks!
     
  2. tiffany83

    tiffany83 Full Member

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    apparently the smoktech version is new...
     
  3. ChipHead

    ChipHead Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I know I'm waaaaay out of line here but try a Kanger T3. Eventually, you'll thank me.

    You're welcome.
     
  4. Vapoor eyes er

    Vapoor eyes er ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    The Smok Tech Vivis are problematic with dry hits and leaks. Most times when someone complains or posts about probs with the Vivi it's usually it's a ST. I've been using Vision Mini Novas for 5+ months with no issues at all.
    Having said that I am not brand loyal. Some ST products are wonderful while others are not up to the task. Same with Vision- I LOVE the Vivi but don't like the CE4, 5, etc....SLB- LOVE some of their products but hate others.
    I have used carto tanks and have never had any issues BUT there is a learning curve to them.
     
  5. tiffany83

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  6. Vapoor eyes er

    Vapoor eyes er ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    I'm waiting for the release of the Kanger Glass ProTank but will wait until it's been out awhile

     
  7. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    It seems everyone in China is making knockoff heads for the Vision Vivi Nova. I just received two 3 packs of heads that were advertised to be Vision Vivi Nova. The 3 pack price was $8.99 (real ones are $2.95 ea, so what the heck). When they came in, they were marked Viva not Vivi Nova. They worked fine and the resistance reads correct on my Provari, but when I went back to check the web site I saw that they were labeled Vision Viva Nova. I missed that little point when I ordered. They even have 2.8 followed by the ohms symbol laser etched on the side of the head where the real head is marked.

    They were probably overruns created in the same factory and sold out the back door. That's a big problem with Chinese factories making products for American companies. It happens all the time with running shoes and most other equipment. It's one of the reasons that a lot of American companies are bringing production back home.

    Chances are many of the parts we get are back door parts instead of legitimate production items. Do we care as long as they work the same? Probably not, but then warranties on offshore products are too costly when you add in shipping back to the factory. It's mostly throw away stuff we buy from them for that reason. We buy cheap and then toss it if it breaks a couple of months in.
     
  8. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    Just watched the Pbusardo review of the Kanger Pro Tank. I looks pretty good, especially with the bottom coil design. Any tank that vapes Bobas Bounty well has to be pretty good design.
     
  9. ChrisGenTokyo

    ChrisGenTokyo Full Member

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    Hi guys,

    Is this the same thing?

    vivi nova

    I bought this model, still waiting it for arrive to Japan. I had no idea there were so many vivi-nova's. Man, this vaping world is so deep.

    Much to learn!
     
  10. Vapoor eyes er

    Vapoor eyes er ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Yes. From the Apollo website:
    "The Vision Vivi Nova is 510 threaded to work with most 510, EGo, or many other 510 threaded ecigs. These work very well on all the Apollo EGo, EGo-vv batteries and VTubes"
     
  11. StevesCVO

    StevesCVO Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Stick with Vision Vivi Novas and stay away from all the clones.
     
  12. echoes118

    echoes118 Full Member Verified Member

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    Despite what everyone else said, steammonkey.com has great vivi clones and are quite reasonable. Plus the great customer service from lance is always worth it.
     
  13. echoes118

    echoes118 Full Member Verified Member

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    The glass clearos are already out, they went on sale a couple days ago and sold out the first day.
     
  14. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    The "Viva Nova" heads I got were the ones with the large single rope wicking. As a matter of fact, those seemed to wick slightly better for me than the 4 rope heads. They have worked flawlessly. That's why I think they were overruns sold under another name.

    New Balance running shoes took their business back from China and built 5 plants in the US because of the back door sales going on with their identical product being made on overtime in the same plant using their proprietary production equipment and sold under another name to other companies.
     
  15. razor4432

    razor4432 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I got 2 Smok Vivi Nova and after 2 hits horrible burnt taste. Put them in the box and said forget it. I have one Vision and will stick with the Vision brand, all the local B&M are sold out right now. Hopefully they'll have some next week.
     
  16. kimochi-ii

    kimochi-ii ✰ S.T.A.R ✰ Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Just like the ts, heard a lot of good on vivi nova. As I'm a newbie, only vape from stardust clearo before. What kind of different experience will I expect to get from vivi?
     
  17. Cool_Breeze

    Cool_Breeze Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Are the Smoktech Vivi Nova and the Vision Vivi Nova heads interchangeable?
     
  18. DDark4eva

    DDark4eva Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Between the 2, No
     
  19. Oktyabr

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  20. rbding

    rbding Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    DaveP we should care a little bit. they sent a lot of circuit breakers over here the last couple years. turns out they don't interrupt like they should. and can cause fires.
     
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