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Is it authentic or a clone? How can I tell....

Discussion in 'Genesis' started by skineedog, Dec 30, 2015.

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  1. skineedog

    skineedog Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 29, 2015
    I bought what is supposed to be an authentic Kraken but I am beginning to have my doubts. How can I tell?

    The device has USA serial number 2597 on the insulator post. The bottom of the deck is inscribed with the Vicious Ant logo and "1.1" No idea what the 1.1 is? It came in what appears to be a genuine Vicious Ant box.

    The machining is very good as is the glass. The positive & negative screws are phillips heads. The 2 wick holes use allen heads. I can submit images if that helps.
     
  2. 93gc40

    93gc40 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 5, 2014
    California
    Where did it come from?
     
  3. skineedog

    skineedog Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 29, 2015
    A vape shop... An unscrupulous vape shop I've later discovered... Apparently has a rep for selling clones as authentic. Not sure how that's relevant though.
     
  4. WillyZee

    WillyZee Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2013
    Toronto
    it's fake
     
  5. skineedog

    skineedog Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 29, 2015
    I'm curious how you've arrived at that opinion?
     
  6. Robert Cromwell

    Robert Cromwell Moved On ECF Veteran

    Feb 16, 2015
    elsewhere
    Did you pay about $90 - $160 for it? That seems to be the going price for an authentic.
     
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  7. WillyZee

    WillyZee Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2013
    Toronto
    I bolded what tells me it's fake ... why do you think it could be authentic?



    Sent via iPhone
     
  8. skineedog

    skineedog Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 29, 2015
    I caught the bold text after my response. The bold text doesn't show too well on my mobile...

    Reading another post, the poster states that he hasn't seen a clone that's brushed SS and mine is. He also states that if the fill port is the same size as the wick holes and/or threaded, it's a clone. The fill port on mine is smaller and not threaded.

    I was considering drilling out the wick holes because I am having such a hard time with it. But, I'd rather sell or trade it if it's an authentic.
     
  9. skineedog

    skineedog Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 29, 2015
    The shop initially asked $90. I hesitated and he came down to $70.
     
  10. Plumes.91

    Plumes.91 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 30, 2012
    United States
    if it has 1:1 on it... why would it be authentic? 1:1 means it's a 1:1 clone.. A "just like the original" clone, if you will...
     
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  11. skineedog

    skineedog Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 29, 2015
    It doesn't have 1:1. It's 1.1, no colon. This is actually what makes me suspicious that it may be a clone...
     
  12. TheotherSteveS

    TheotherSteveS Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 14, 2015
    Birmingham, England
  13. WattWick

    WattWick Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Feb 16, 2013
    Cold Norway
    Sounds like me :D

    I have never held a 1.1 clone or authentic, so I'm not sure if any of that applies.
     
  14. Vaslovik

    Vaslovik Account closed on request ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2013
    Okay, I have two Krakens I know to be authentics, and both have 1.1 on the bottoms of them.
     
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  15. skineedog

    skineedog Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 29, 2015
    Thanks to you both TheotherSteveS & Vaslovik.

    Now if I could just get the damn thing wicking a bit faster without tilting, I might be happy.
     
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  16. Vaslovik

    Vaslovik Account closed on request ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2013
    Ah, the old tilting thing. If you have it set up right you should never have to tilt your genny. What mesh are you using? What are you coiling with and how? How are you rolling your wick? Can you post a pic of your build?
     
  17. TheotherSteveS

    TheotherSteveS Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 14, 2015
    Birmingham, England
    Just to say there is also a 1.2 version!
     
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