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MadVapes Weekly Contest - January 19 through January 23

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  1. spacekitty

    spacekitty Krazee Kat Laydee & Guru-X2.5 Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2010
    SoCal, USA
    There is definitely a learning curve and a whole lifestyle change when switching from a combustible to a battery, and IMHO, the less technology you throw at a new vaper, the better!!

    When I first started, our only choices/options were Black or White, and Manual or Automatic... :?: LOL!!

    Purr-sonally, I think an Evod kit is best because of it's sleek design, the tank is covered and can match the batt, plus the heads are easy to change. And either a 650 or 900mAh for starters... anything bigger would be uncomfortable for them.

    (I remember getting my 1st eGo when they came out, and how HUGE it seemed compared to my 'slim' one)

    A must have is at least TWO batts, some extra heads/coils, and enough juice to last a month or more... :D

  2. wvducklady

    wvducklady Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 23, 2013
    I have never tried an iStick or MVP, and I see so many recommending one or the other. I have wanted an MVP for a long time and i want to say it is an ideal starter device, but I have never tried one so I cannot say that! Lol I also think the iStick would be great as well...
    I used the ego t styles when I first started, and they were great for me...I still like the ego style batteries :)
    ....My ideal starter kit would be:
    2 Smoktech 900mah ARO batteries
    ARO Bottom Coil tank
    FBC Clearomizer
    Many spare replacement coils! (My biggest issue when I first started)
    (And of course my hazelnut eliquid :) )

    Thank you! Good luck everyone!
  3. JoanJ

    JoanJ ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 4, 2014
    I would say the iStick 20 with Kanger Aero tanks. Capacity is decent to start, adjustable airflow, coils easy to change, not difficult to fill, no real leakage or gurgling issues, glass tanks, flavor is pretty good, changeable drip tip if they choose, plus they aren't difficult to fill. I think they also have colors to match the iSticks too if that is important to them.
  4. b.m.

    b.m. Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 30, 2014
    Like most,i started with an ego,simply because they are about the cheapest as far as vaporizers go,so that way if i didn't like it i wasn't out alot of money.But,knowing what i know now,for me the perfect starter kit would be something along the lines of variable watt box mod,or an istick,something along those lines that is adjustable wattage,along with maybe a protank for starting out,and of course a bottle or 2 of juice to get started with.
  5. GreenLeaf

    GreenLeaf Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 11, 2013
    Texas, USA
    Maybe I should have skipped the cig-a-likes and gone straight for the eGo's. They just seemed so big and unmanageable. Fast forward to now and they seem small and weightless compared to other APV's.

    For a beginner I think a 900 or 1300mAh eGo twist with 2 Bottom coil Pyrex tanks and a bunch of replacement heads. So long as the variable voltage isn't too intimidating. I still use mine.
  6. super dave

    super dave Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 18, 2012
    1 Mile High
    I think for the person just starting out & maybe after trying the cigalikes & such, they want the best bang for the buck!
    An Ego starter kit is best by far in my opinion, as they are pretty much bullet proof & cost effective!
    Two Batts, either 650mah or 900 work fine, along with charger.
    Two Clearomizers , one LR & one SR...or choice & two more replaceable heads.
    & maybe give one atty & carto too, as some would like these.
    Carry case.
    This is a little more than my first ego starter kit, mine just came with two atty's & I later discovered clearo's but if I couldn't have found this kind of kit, I may have gone back to smoking, as I was getting frustrated until I found ECF & Ego's!
    The kit MadVapes carries is a great Ego starter kit! :) :vapor:
  7. Slowone2

    Slowone2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 12, 2011
    I would have liked a replaceable battery with a screen to show voltage and remaining battery. A good tank with replaceable atomizers, and a nice sample of different flavor juices.
  8. bwh79

    bwh79 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2014
    I got nothin' against eGo starter kits, but I would have liked something with a couple different kinds of e juice in smaller sized bottles, and maybe a couple different tanks to put them in, instead of having to get one big bottle of one kind and hope you like it.
  9. supersport13

    supersport13 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 25, 2013
    United States
    Actually, I think the Eleaf Istick is the perfect starter kit. It can fire beginner atomizers as well as rebuildables. So you can still start small and work your way up and not need a new mod. Good work guys!
  10. rhammer186

    rhammer186 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2015
    I think the best starter kit is the istick with a nautilus type tank. The idea of 2 tanks is wonderful. I made the mistake of starting only with 1. I immediately realized that switching between flavors was near impossible until I finished my tank.

    I could definitely use more tanks and an additional istick for when mine is charging ;)

  11. whodat2112

    whodat2112 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    I would say the MVP2 or MVP20Watt with a Protank2 and some spare coils. Easy to use battery, durable. Easy coil change on the Protank and glass to boot.
  12. sungbd

    sungbd Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 18, 2014
    Minneapolis, MN
    Best Starter Kit (in my humble opinion): mini istick + Nautilus mini + at least one bottle of juice

    1) mini istick: because of its easy to use feature and small size since it is for starters
    2) Nautilus mini: when I started vaping I seriously thought about picking up stinky again because of ejuice leakage & flood
    (Nautilus mini was the first one I never saw leakage & flood)
    3) I made mistake when I first bought my vaping gear. I bought everything but ejuice.... Had to wait one more week for ejuice delivery. :facepalm:

    Thank you for the giveaway, MadVapes! :)
  13. Stosh

    Stosh Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2010
    I would think a pair of eGo batteries with a pair of Nautilus minis, a couple spare coils and at least three small bottles of juice. Let the beginner try a variety of flavors from the start, and see how much better they taste than smokes.

    I started with the 401, 801 & 510 minis, it was a pair eGo 650 single voltage batteries that convinced me that vaping was feasible. I love my iStick, MVP. and other mods and mechs, but I'm not sure I would have been comfortable with them starting out. My first mods were 14500 battery models, the RoughStack was my first 18650, as she said....size matters....:lol:
  14. DEAc23

    DEAc23 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 24, 2014
    If I could go back and choose a starter kit with the knowledge that I have now, this is more than likely what I would buy:

    1. (2) iTaste MVP 2.0
    2. (6) Kanger Protank 2
    3. (30) Replacement Coils (for the PT2 naturally)
    4. 100' of 30g Kanthal
    5. A box of Koh Gen Doh (or possibly silica)
    6. Around 80-90mL of a few appealing e-juice flavors/brands

    Of course that's based on what was available when I started vaping, if I could pick from what's available these days...Then I would definitely just skip to my most recent purchases, a P3, AW IMR 18490's, KFL+ clone, Igo-L RDA, 28g Kanthal, Koh Gen Doh, and the Nitecore Digicharger D2/D4. Since I'm quite positive it would have ended up saving me quite a bit of money in the long run :lol:

    Thanks for the chance MadVapes and Crowedude654 :thumb:
  15. rbeckys8

    rbeckys8 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 7, 2013
    the istick and an aspire nautilus would be perfect!
  16. 440BB

    440BB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 19, 2011
    The Motor City
    I make starter kits for friends, and they are normally a pair of eGo or Evod 900 mah batteries, a charger and case, and a couple of good quality CE4 clearos. Easy to learn with and maintain, not much money and suitable backups in the long run.

    A good starter kit would have a few bottles of liquid that suit one's preference, so a couple bottles of 24mg DIY liquid added to any kit makes it much more effective to kill those cravings!
  17. loxmythe

    loxmythe Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2010
    I think better instructions on technique and nicotine concentrations would be helpful
  18. mac63

    mac63 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 1, 2014
    I think a great starter kit would consist of:
    MVP 2.0 or 20W or istick
    a couple PT2s with AFC (extra coils)
    All can be found for reasonably low cost, are simple to use and can be used with other items when expansion begins.
  19. Spiceman1967

    Spiceman1967 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 30, 2014
    Lompoc, CA, USA
    Here is my :2c:

    One thing that bugged me when I started was the eGo pens. I didn't like the battery life, and it just didn't seem to deliver enough punch to give me what I needed to actually get off the cigs. Most of my beginning days with the eGo was spent vaping a little, then popping outside for a smoke. It was what I used "in between" smokes, and not "instead" of smokes. Then I got my first MVP and the world of vaping opened up.

    Having said that, my recommended starter kit would be an MVP and at least two Kanger glass tanks with extra coils. Also, as noted here by others, a small pamphlet that provides a solid introduction to the world of vaping.

    As always, thanks for running another great contest.
  20. MisterBonez

    MisterBonez Full Member

    Dec 18, 2014
    Mesa, AZ, USA
    When I think starter kit, I'm thinking a setup that's less than $50. So, I would have to go with an ego twist and a couple of bottom coil evod type tanks. I'm sure the istick/mvp and nautilus/aerotank combo would perform much better but it would also cost about twice as much and I think the price of vape gear is what keeps most smokers from making the switch.
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