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which oine? iTaste svd/ zmax mini/ vamo

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  1. Daemoniclord

    Daemoniclord Full Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    new user here

    looking to upgrade but not sure which one to choose from. I'm looking for good build, reliability. I'm a mod. to heavy vaper, mosly use bottom feed clearos and single coil tanks. haven't tried dual coils as of yet, so really looking for a pv/mod that will suit my needs and grow a little. personally i'm leaning towards the iTaste but not sure if its worth the coin. open to suggestions
  2. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2009
    GA by way of WV
    I know that the Vamo has a 5 amp limit and I believe the full-sized Zmax does also, so that will allow you to vape just about any head on the market with those two. My guess is that the SVD has at least a 4 amp limit, maybe also a 5 amp.

    All three are good VW models for the price. I personally don't like the sideways screen of the SVD or the button placement but that is a minor item, IMO. I also prefer the 3 button function of the Vamo over the one button of the Zmax. But from a quality of vape, I would think they are all quite similar.
  3. curt1972

    curt1972 Full Member Verified Member

    Feb 26, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    Welcome to the forums Daemoniclord.
  4. Wamo

    Wamo Full Member

    Jun 30, 2013
    I have the vamo2 and SVD, the vamo has weak brass threads and I don't like the way I have to force tanks on. I would buy the SVD any day over the vamo. The SVD is without doubt better built, and looks better IMO.
  5. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2009
    GA by way of WV
    I use a 5ml glass carto tank on my Vamo and have never had to "force" it in any way. As with any PV, one must be careful not to over tighten the head. Some people use shorty 510 to 510 adapters to not worry about how much they tighten their head onto their PV.
  6. Scott Ballentine

    Scott Ballentine Full Member Verified Member

    I have a Vamo v2 in stainless and I love it. I am not a fan of the look of the Vamo v3 but I do like the updated screen, buttons and the top cap. There is a Vamo v4 on the way that is supposed to be the body style of the v2 with the updates from the v3. I hope it has the top cap. I use iClear 30's and Kanger ProTanks.

    I have found that with the Kanger on the Vamo v2 there is just too much air for me on the draw due to the fact that it does not flush mount (by design of the Vamo) and because the ProTank has it's own air cut-outs on the bottom. A friend helped me solve that issue though. We were talking about it one day and he happened to have an ego thread cover for a dct/nova base. I screwed that onto the Vamo v2 then backed it off a bit to fit flush with the Kanger ProTank when it was fully mounted. You have to adjust it a bit at first but you will quickly find the spot and it will stay in place. Once the ProTank was mounted with the base in place the ProTank draw was tremendously improved and it also feels a lot more stable on the Vamo as it is sitting flush to a much larger base now.
  7. Bill's Magic Vapor

    Bill's Magic Vapor Juice Maker Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2013
    The SVD telescopes, so it has the most flexibility. However, I think the Sigelie V3 is a better telescoping mod, and less expensive. Vamo gives good flexibility in 350 or 650 batts, as does the SVD. The Sigelei mini is one of my very favorite APV's, but you are limited to 350's. Not a problem for me, as I have a dozen or so batts. The Sigelei V5 is coming out on July 15, and I think that may be the best of the bunch. My two cents. Welcome, best to you.
  8. Borescoped

    Borescoped In the meantime..... Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 24, 2013
    Minot, ND
    Personally, I'm going with the VAMO, for capability and the pricepoint.

    Stainless Steel VAMO, body only.

    SS VAMO, battery & charger kit. Of course, with this kit, you'll need your own toppers.

    I would like to get the SVD in the future though, or maybe the Sigelei V5. Currently waiting on my kit to show up from FT.
  9. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2009
    GA by way of WV
    Make sure you use it in RMS (N02) mode and adjust your power in watts. If you want a wrap for it, I got mine here and they go on easy and work well:

  10. gando_salo

    gando_salo Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dint like the zmax as it needs out of mod charging..
  11. Daemoniclord

    Daemoniclord Full Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    Thanks for all the input, definitely some consideration. Still leaning towards the SVD unless there's a different model completely I haven't seen yet.
  12. Thunderball

    Thunderball Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 5, 2013
    Grayson, Georgia
  13. Nev NYC

    Nev NYC Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 21, 2013
    Bronx, NY
    I would say SVD unless you consider the Sigelei Zmax V3.. That's the best priced, well built, and nicest looking budget mod out at the moment in my opinion. It telescopes to fit all battery configurations and is a great all around mod.

    VAP0R_LUSH_KC Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 23, 2013
    Kansas City
    I just got my SVD so time will tell but it way better then my VAMO
  15. chrisanns

    chrisanns Full Member

    Jul 8, 2013
    I had the same problem deciding between Vamo & SVD...I just ordered an SVD from for $59.84....the price point & accessories included (battery & charger) made my mind up for me :)
  16. sgenn99

    sgenn99 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 9, 2012
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    i went through 2 vamos very quickly. the center pin popped out on one, and the power up button got stuck on the other. i was not overly abusive with either of them. they're decent, cheap mods, but not so well made in my opinion. the sigelei zmax mini is okay, but you're limiting yourself to one battery-the telescopic zmax is a better choice. honestly, i think the svd is the best made and most functional out of the choices, but it is a bit big and clunky, even in it's smallest size. it's all a matter of what you're looking for. if you want small and sleek, go with the zmax. if you don't mind a little bulk, definitely go for the svd.
  17. MrFurious

    MrFurious Full Member

    Jul 8, 2013
    Mansfield TX
    I started with an Ego, the in three weeks to a MVP, now I'm using a Sigelei Zmax.
  18. elscorcho

    elscorcho Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2013
    Treasure Coast, FL
    I have an SVD and love it. Aside from its other advantages the fire button goes from green, to yellow , to red so you have an idea of battery level w/o having to check battery voltage. On build quality alone its definitely worth the coin!

    If you haven't seen it, check out pbusardo's review of the SVD on youTube.
  19. Nev NYC

    Nev NYC Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 21, 2013
    Bronx, NY
    I've heard of so many ppl with problems with their vamos breaking. I must be the lucky one with an indestructible one. I've beat the hell out of mine and other than some deep scratches and scrapes its still just as good as when I got it.. I even dropped it in a puddle when getting out of my car and still no problems. I got mine well before FT put them out for $30. They were selling for about $60 when I got mine.
  20. freddy83

    freddy83 Full Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Johor Bahru Malaysia
    seriously speaking. I sold quite a number of SVDs in the last 5 mths and had no Customers Came back for warranty yet. I have not sold any VaMo before,
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