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Gripper Discussion

Discussion in 'VV/VW APV Discussion' started by txtumbleweed, Aug 6, 2012.

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  1. Zurd

    Zurd Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2010
    Montréal
    One of my 2 grippers started developping a problem with the switch, have to push down hard on it so that it can fire. This thread is diying maybe? :)

    If anyone knows a better PV without any integrated batteries, I'm all ears :)
     
  2. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Segelei will be coming out with a VV/VW metal-bodied box mod that uses an 18650 imr battery, called the Tmax. Should be everything that the Gripper wasn't. http://.........blogspot.com/2013/03/changes-sigelei-tmax-box-mod.html

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  3. VapDrak

    VapDrak Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 25, 2012
    Ecuador
    This should be the upgrade we have been waiting for :)
    Only doubt I have about the Tmax is the strange nubble on the bottom in the first pictures I saw some time ago, looks like it's gone (hopefully) in this version. I'm very curious about this one!!!
     
  4. MsOceanCity

    MsOceanCity Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2009
    New Jersey
    Wow! That looks awesome!
     
  5. Zurd

    Zurd Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2010
    Montréal
    looks like everyone's going to upgrade soon, if anyone has more info on the tmax, please post it !
     
  6. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Info is still limited on this. From the beginning there has been confusion on just exactly what battery or battery combination this would use. This link seems to show the original version was about to be released for a 16340 battery, but after many reviewers and potential customers complained that they were losing interest because of the underpowered battery, Segelei listened and halted production to re-design the Tmx in a longer design capable of carrying an 18650 battery. Not much else is known.

    Sigelei T-max (Red or Black)
     
  7. fourthrok

    fourthrok Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 12, 2012
    Watertown, NY
    I pre-ordered the Tmax around the first of March...thinking at the time it'd use the little 16340 batteries, but so wanting a metal VV box mod in a price range I could deal with I didn't care. Early this week I got an email from the vendor telling me that the shipment had been delayed and would not come in for another couple of weeks, and that the models they would be receiving were for 18650 batteries due to Sieglei making a revision to the design "according to customer needs". They wanted to know if I wanted to cancel my order. Of course I didn't want to cancel my order!

    From the time line the vendor was estimating (leaving China by this Monday, latest) it should be shipping to customers in the next couple of weeks. I'm thinking I MAY get mine as early as March 29, but it's more likely to be the first week of Aprl. Can hardly wait!!!
     
  8. Zurd

    Zurd Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2010
    Montréal
    Why didn't you cancel and pre-ordered the 18650 model ?
     
  9. fourthrok

    fourthrok Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 12, 2012
    Watertown, NY
    There was no need. The vendor states they will ONLY be getting the models that take 18650 batteries. The order I made with them is covered. I will be receiving the larger mod under the same order. No delay in shipping time.

    They offered to cancel the order and refund in the event I specifically WANTED the 16340 size. I did not.
     
  10. michliu

    michliu Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 24, 2012
    Seattle, WA
    My VV Gripper quit working a couple of days ago. Pried it open today and found a wire disconnected from the battery door plate that touches the battery. I don't have a soldering iron, so I used a little duct tape to tape the wire back to the metal base. Then used even more duct tape to put everything back together. My VV Gripper is back to life, and just in time for Easter! Resubscribed to this thread!
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  11. lynch

    lynch Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2011
    Lynchburg,Va
    Gotvapes has the Gripper on sale, Coupon code is "gripper13" and if you signup for the newsletter the total
    with shipping is $30. and change.
     
  12. hvac999

    hvac999 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    I had to return my vv Gripper to Madvapes after, you guessed it, the tab on the battery door broke. Luckily, they sent me the replacement the same day they received it. I love my Gripper. It felt funny using my Twist and Spinner when I sent it in for replacement.
     
  13. stinkbud

    stinkbud Full Member Verified Member

    I'm just hoping my gripper lasts until my vamo gets here from china. The electericals work fine, I am sure they will work great in an altoids tin. Great concept for a mod but the case is just too damn fragile.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
     
  14. bunksteve

    bunksteve Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 11, 2013
    Glendale, CA
    So I have a Gripper V2. Once I figured it out it's been great. Only complaint is the same as everybody else: Battery door issues.

    I've been thinking about upgrading. Would a Vamo be a marked improvement, or do I need to aim higher? Or should I just stick with what I've got. Just asking anybody who has "played the field" with mods. Thanks!
     
  15. tnt56

    tnt56 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    drop the vamo and go for the Tesla. Just my :2c:
     
  16. Zurd

    Zurd Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2010
    Montréal
    vamo's pretty good, but it's a tube and I don't like tube, so it's a no go for me. I'm personally waiting for the sigelei tmax, the 18650 model, not out yet unfortunately.

    by the way, using my gripper for 7 months straight now :)
     
  17. txtumbleweed

    txtumbleweed Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Dec 7, 2009
    Walla Walla
    The vamo is a good choice for a tube mod but if you want to stick with a box I would recommend the Smoktech Groove. It has VW and a 3800 mah battery pack. It is bigger than the gripper and not as comfortable to vape but does have the top mounted fire button and I like it better overall than my MVP or Gripper.:2cool:
     
  18. bunksteve

    bunksteve Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 11, 2013
    Glendale, CA
    Thanks for the feedback!

    More of a general question: What's the difference you've noticed vaping in Watts rather Volts? Thanks again!
     
  19. txtumbleweed

    txtumbleweed Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Dec 7, 2009
    Walla Walla
    The main difference is in the wattage mode it doesn't matter what the resistance of carto is you will get the same hit, Using in VV mode you need to change settings depending on the resistance of your carto. I usually leave mine at 7.5 watts and very seldom change it. If you use the same type carto with same resistance all the time then there isn't much difference whether you use VV or VW.
     
  20. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    :pop:......................
     
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