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Ksd kmax telescoping hybrid.....what do you think?

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  1. RobUpNya

    RobUpNya Full Member

    Aug 12, 2013
    United States
  2. Jim Diamond

    Jim Diamond Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 21, 2013
    North Texas
    I have ordered one of the Bronze/Black ones from Fasttech. I am hoping it will be a good mod. If KSD really is the maker of Vamo's, it should be nice.
  3. Luckyv

    Luckyv Full Member

    Nov 12, 2013
    Los Angeles,Ca,USA
    I thnk the kmax is pretty good . I had gotten the red n chrome..... it was kinda confusing to me at first adjusting everythng since im new to vaping n this will be my first vv vw.... got the hang of it just watch out though sum tanks wnt work for it.....
  4. devauto

    devauto Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2013
    It looks really cool, kinda want one, but waiting to see if any other control heads will fit it before pulling the trigger.
  5. DelboyinDorset

    DelboyinDorset Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 10, 2013
    Dorset - UK
    FastTech aren't selling any of these at the moment saying they are sold out, KSD have quite a dirty message about it on their website so I guess someone has launched some legal stuff somewhere.

    I've tracked one down on VaporBreak in the black tube and copper body that I wanted and says its the real deal too, its the last battery unit I am buying as got plenty now and with all the rebuildable stuff too I should think I am sorted for the next year lol
  6. DelboyinDorset

    DelboyinDorset Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 10, 2013
    Dorset - UK
    I've just received mine and its excellent, turned the setting to constant power, read the resi and set the volts and watts and getting loads more steam and flavour than the Lava Tube delivered.

    Just running some Mandarin through at the mo and it tastes really orangey, very very pleased with this mod and I went for the copper (brass they call it) and black as the copper can easily be polished but its got a very thick polymer type coating on it.

    Menu takes a bit of getting used to, best to take the atty out until you have mastered it but have to say its looking good, the resistance meter and outputs match exactly what says on my multimeter
  7. DavidOck

    DavidOck ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Just got one last week, and with some caveats, I do like it. Although it does seem to run "hot", at least in VW mode. Have to turn it down about 2 watts compared to my SVD, with the same topper moved back and forth.

    Yes, some adjustment / learning, coming off the SVD, since the KMax is a one button, and the SVD has several. (And, of course, being used to multiple buttons, it's a change for me! :) )

    Ego threaded devices will work, you just have to take off the top collar of the KMax. (Which could have been machined out to let them pass thru, but it's not a big deal to me.)

    So far, so good!
  8. Ed_C

    Ed_C Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 11, 2013
    Seligman, MO
    I saw these at Discount Vapers when I was first looking around. I sort of ruled it out when I read "[o]ne thing to note is that the telescoping action will scratch the body somewhat, all of the units I have opened has blemishes or scratches," in the description of the device.
  9. DavidOck

    DavidOck ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Mine arrived screwed all the way in, as in 18350 mode. No scratches anywhere. I had seen the comments at DV, but actually got mine at a local B&M. They'd already lubed the threads, and there were some faint traces of NOAlox, but no scratches.

    In any event, most of our PVs will pick up some "blemishes" from normal use...
  10. H Niemand

    H Niemand Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 14, 2011
    Philly PA
    I've had mine for a few months. No problems with it at all. Yes, it does run a little hot. Also, all of my ego tanks fit without removing the collar. When I use a DCT, I bring the collar up to the tank bottom to give me a slightly tighter draw. The only "blemishes" are rings on the top unit from the bottom. Actually looks kind of cool.
  11. devauto

    devauto Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2013
    I really want one of these, but after reading about how fragile the control heads are I'm a bit nervous to pull the trigger. If I knew that my eVic or Legend would thread onto the tube and work I would buy one in a second flat, they look awesome!
  12. DavidOck

    DavidOck ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Just did some more checking on that.... my MT3s don't fit through the collar, T3 and T3S do. Guess it's just the extra metal on the MT. Note that they are "original", not MT3S, so I don't know if the newer ones are thinner. Aro's don't fit. Evods do. Davide Mini fits.

    Again, not a big deal to me, just an observation.
  13. DavidOck

    DavidOck ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Um, even if they did fit (no idea, but I'd guess not), then you'd have and eVic or Legend with a bottom tube from the KMax, wouldn't look at all the same.

    Don't know where you read that the control head was "fragile", but it does stand to reason that the one-way transparent tube wouldn't be as sturdy as metal... But it seems to me that, with reasonable care and use, it shouldn't be much of an issue.
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