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Discussion in 'VV/VW APV Discussion' started by HooP OoteD?, Apr 14, 2012.

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  1. HooP OoteD?

    HooP OoteD? Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 12, 2012
    Nashville Tn
    Hello everyone, I am new to this forum and what lead me here was my increasing dissatisfaction with my basic e cig starter kit. I had been smoking cigarettes for 13 years and since the ecig, I haven't touched a single one in 10 weeks. So the starter kit definitely served its purpose. Anyway, I think it is time for an upgrade. Im ready to put on my big boy pants and switch to a mod. I have spent hours reading ECF's mod reviews and trying to figure out what in the hell you all were talking about (mAh's, ohm's, 808's vs 510's, dual coils, and bottom feeders), <---all of which took a lot of googleing. I feel like Bill & Ted meeting Station for the first time. But, my genuine enjoyment of ecigs, not to mention health and monetary benefits, made me realize this is something I am going to stick with. I know switching from a very basic ecig to a VV is a huge jump, but money is a concern for me and I don't want to buy something that will quickly lead to me want another upgrade. So, I think I have decided to get a Buzz Pro based on all of the positive reviews.

    Sorry about the autobiography, I just wanted to give a little history to go along with my inquiries. Since I am skipping about two or three steps by moving to a VV, I was hoping some of you might share some do's and don'ts. Any advice, recommendations, or general information you have come across that might help a novice would be very much appreciated. Also, if there is a mod that you would recommend over the BP, I would love to hear about it. Provari is out of my price range however. You are even welcome to send me a mod to sway my opinion (only kidding, well mostly kidding)

    My only experience has been with the KR808D-1caromizers. I was planning on getting a 510 BP based on what I have read. Ill probably stick with just a cartomizer for a couple of weeks until I adjust to the mod. Then, I am planning on moving to a tank. Anyway, thankyou for taking the time to read this. You all really have helped out a lot of people in my position through encouragement and helpful advice.
  2. six

    six Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2011
    under the blue sky
    The BP is an excellent choice.

    I look at these sorts of "upgrades" a little differently than a lot of other people. I sort of think for those who aren't completely satisfied (for whatever reason like battery life, or juice capacity, or many, many other features) with what they are using, there is sort of a natural progression. A lot of people move from a small form factor to something like an ego - then to a big battery mod - then to a feeder or to VV etc.

    Some devices are indeed "advanced user" devices. What I really like about the BP is that it is among the most user friendly of the advanced user devices and it doesn't have much of a learning curve. It's both easy and powerful.

    I have mixed feelings about my tanks. Sometimes they are the best thing since sliced bread... sometimes they are a pain.
  3. NaturesEncore

    NaturesEncore Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 27, 2012
    The BP with cartos is an excellent choice for your next step. BP has a huge fan base, so you really can't go wrong. It's user-friendly with a pretty much sightless operation, meaning you go by the taste in adjusting the voltages.

    I think the new ECF-approved version looks pretty cool, too.

    Make an educated decision, but only get what suits your preferences and your financial situation. You'll be happier knowing you made the right choice on your own, without anyone swaying you one way or another.

    Good luck.
  4. blkhwk07

    blkhwk07 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 10, 2012
    Ohio,in the sticks!
    Seen a lot of vapers like the BP.
  5. bssage

    bssage Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2010
    Not familiar with the BP. But my vote is go with your gut. Especially since you seem to have done the research.

    I am also a fan of sticking with the 510 native connector. Have had some trouble with adapters. And the 510 vs others battles goes something like the beta vs VHS battle. While some of the other have good selling points I believe the 510 is more common. That means you can share with other vapors when come across them. And there seem to be more things available for the 510's which of course also means more sales and deals that come along.

    Part of the fun of vaping is the journey. Dont think you have to hit a home run with your first mod. I have had many over the time I have vaped. And that, to me is a lot of the appeal. Trying different mods and stuff. Keeps it interesting. Just pull the trigger.

    Just figured what the bp was. I did own a buzz. Great guy good mod.

    My 2 cents
  6. sandscards

    sandscards Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 6, 2012
    Broken Arrow, OK
    If you have done your research and decided on the Buzz Pro, go for it and don't look back. You might be like me though and get the one you wanted and a couple of weeks later something else will catch your attention and you will start researching again. I am conviced I could be a mod hoarder. I have seen some of the collections of mods on here and it looks like a long journey. Now, back to my research on my next mod. Good luck with the Buzz Pro!
  7. HooP OoteD?

    HooP OoteD? Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 12, 2012
    Nashville Tn
    Thanks for the help everyone. I am really excited about it. I just wish I could test drive a few before the purchase. But, the hunt has been exciting. I am just anxious to try something new with a little added power. I think I might go ahead and purchase it tonight. Ill probably review a few threads first though. I'm terrible at committing.
  8. Andy Thatcher

    Andy Thatcher Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 22, 2012
    Brit in Orlando
    Buzz Pro is a great device from all that I have seen and read.

    One will certainly be making its way into my hands at some point in the future
  9. Butters78

    Butters78 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    My buzz pro should be here tommorow, I decided my provari needed a sibling. I'm thinking it will be my on the go device considering the longer battery life and the lower weight. The provari feels like its weighing my shorts down at times ha.
  10. DJ_Kalee

    DJ_Kalee Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 13, 2011
    Battle Creek, MI
    First off, congratulations on your success. Now, for you coming off a basic kit my next upgrade may just be to a run of the mill 18650 - 3.7 volt ego. This should cost in the $50 ballpark with two IMR batteries and a charger. Honestly, a lot of changes and price cuts are coming to the vv world in the next few months. Just get something in the 3.7 volt range and get more advanced than your run of the mill cartos before making the investment. Send me a pm if you need any more advice or recommendations.
  11. HooP OoteD?

    HooP OoteD? Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 12, 2012
    Nashville Tn
    thankyou for the suggestion. I saw your post a little too late though. The excitement was a little too much and I ordered a buzz. Im sure as soon as it arrives, a new buzz will come out. But, i figured in the world of VV's the buzz would be the easiest for me to adapt to. I also ordered some Arctic Wolf because my current menthol is not doing the job. Between the two purchases, I think my head is going to spin. The anticipation of their arrival is killing me.
  12. invididual

    invididual Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 11, 2012
    Lakeland, FL
    welcome to your new addiction good sir (madam?)
    G.A.S. (Gear Aquisition Syndrome)

    btw... great name :toast:
  13. HooP OoteD?

    HooP OoteD? Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 12, 2012
    Nashville Tn
    Haha, well thankyou. You are not kidding about the addiction. I have checked my order status every chance I get. My girlfriend, a non-smoker/vaper and inspiration for me quitting, now thinks that I am a crazy person. Its all she has heard about for the past three days. It must sound crazy to anyone that never smoked and made the switch to ecigs.
  14. retird

    retird Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2010
    North Side
  15. arkador

    arkador Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2011
    Gtz on your order of a Buzz Pro! I LOVE mine and it seems to be glued to my hand.

    Once you have used it for a while, and get tired of refilling a carto often, I'd recomend a M1A1 tank for it, they are awesome, and eliminate the guessing as to when is it time to refill a carto, and I find that they last longer with a tank also.

    If you have questions, hit up the Notcigs subforum, everyone there is happy to answer any Notcigs related questions you may have!
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