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Broke my evic today

Discussion in 'eVic' started by bfrie, May 30, 2013.

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  1. bfrie

    bfrie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Me and this guy have been through a lot, I've dropped it many times, and today it finally gave up :( funeral will be held next week

    In the meantime I look for a good price in a replacement :) the evic is great enough for me to not even be bothered by this and just get another

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  2. zapped

    zapped Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    A new Evic every three months? Man thats expensive! Youre looking at over 400 bucks a year in pvs at that rate and thats without slowly amassing a collection.

    Personally I'd look at a Reo, a Silver Bullet, a Provari, Zmax or even a Vamo before getting another Evic.

    The first three are all tough as hell and practically guaranteed to make it more than 3 months even with the worst kinds of abuse.A few even include warranty and repair service.

    Zmax isnt quite as tough but is slightly less expensive than the Reo or Provari. Silver Bullet is purely mechanical unless you add a Kick.

    Vamo has about as many issues as the Evic with durability but at 40 bucks even if you were replacing one every three months you'd only be out 160 bucks versus 400 for 4 Evics.
     
  3. bfrie

    bfrie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Don't like box mods, don't need more mechs unless it's a high end, I'm getting a provari soon, have a zmax and hate it, and I hate every aspect of the vamo. Yes I have used them extensively, that's why I hate them. I put this thing through extreme abuse and would pay 600 for them, 400 is nothing

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  4. look30

    look30 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2013
    California
    Get a Sigelei telescope Zmax... is build like a tank.

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  5. bfrie

    bfrie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Have a zmax already, I don't like the way zmax chips hit and they have button issues. I'm getting a provari in July and another evic in the meantime

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  6. shortlex

    shortlex Full Member Verified Member

    Apr 20, 2013
    MILANO - ITALY
    Are you sure it's broken? if you solder the two wires and put the head with a little glue probably you fix it.I've done it with mine.
    Electronics seems to work.
    I'd need a spare head ,mine has thredas gone!
    :)
     
  7. bfrie

    bfrie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I'm about to give it to my cO-wOrker for a few days So he can try

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  8. MsComptrtchr

    MsComptrtchr Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I just saw a great deal on an eVic with Kir Fanis on the classies - that would survive a drop!
     
  9. SuperDave68

    SuperDave68 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Spokane,WA
    the new version of the eVic has screws holding the top cap on to help prevent this, and you don't need to buy a whole new kit, just the control head.
     
  10. SuperDave68

    SuperDave68 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Spokane,WA
    also wanted to throw this out there, there is a spare part, as joyetech calls it, called the evic easy head (don't laugh, thats what they decided to call it lol)
    the description is kind of vague, but it has been assumed that it has the electronics of the regular evic, just no display and that adjustments are done through the computer interface, but it is dirt cheap, like $25.
    i think this would be a perfect backup, or even regular use device, i rarely mess with my evic, once i have my coil / wick dialed in and even have found when i am out and about that the control ring will in inadvertently get bumped and mess up my settings.

    the new head was just released this month though, so might take awhile to see it on vendors shelves (i have been looking daily)
     
  11. Leoleoleo

    Leoleoleo Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 6, 2013
    Montreal
    I was going to ask if this was an old-style or an improved evic. The older evics have the top part (510 connector and dripwell base) glued to the head. The new ones have two small screws to help hold it in place.

    Mine is the new style. It has survived one fall so far but I don't feel confident that it would survive many more.
     
  12. SuperDave68

    SuperDave68 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Spokane,WA
    My eVic is also rev 1, without the screws, it has survived at least 5 to 6 tip overs on a table, and one nasty fall out of my coat pocket onto a vinyl tile floor at the airport. I think it probably has used up it's nine lives and one more might do it in. that is why i have been anxiously awaiting the new cheaper head for a spare. I have also been thinking of getting a provari as a backup / mobile device. I love the eVic and will continue to use it, but lets face it, the provari is built like a sherman tank.
     
  13. bfrie

    bfrie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I read something in the evic subforum about a new evic being released next month. Any one hear anything about this?

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  14. SuperDave68

    SuperDave68 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Spokane,WA
    check out my previous post. If you go to joyetech's site it is listed, and was released last month, still waiting for it to show up on vendors shelves though.
     
  15. olgc2977

    olgc2977 Full Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    MI
    to be honest, if i broke my evic i wouldnt hesitate to order a brand new one. i dont know why but ive grown so acustom to the set up that i couldnt use anything else
     
  16. Hossam

    Hossam Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 12, 2012
    cairo
    I had the old one which I purchased from Canada, the control head damaged in 3 months, I ordered 2 from Greece last week, the seller told me it new version but I can't see any screws on the top, I send him email but still waiting an answer.

    Please can you tell me if the screws in your on your control head appears from the top?
     
  17. crxess

    crxess Grumpy Ole Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 20, 2012
    Williamsport Md
    No screws = original release NOT NEW.
     
  18. Leoleoleo

    Leoleoleo Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 6, 2013
    Montreal
    You can just about see the screws in this picture. They are the bottom of the drip well, slightly cut into the lip.
     
  19. DaxFX

    DaxFX Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2013
    Puerto Rico
    Here ya go

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  20. Hossam

    Hossam Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 12, 2012
    cairo
    Thanks very much for your illustration I defiantly don't get the new version. I really very upset because the seller old me it is the new version.

    Please I have another question... Far from he top screw did the new version have more features than old one I.e improve 510 thread or something else?
     
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