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Madvapes Weekly Contest - September 14 through September 18

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  1. mekakeisei

    mekakeisei Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2011
    Warwick, RI
    I fairly recently got gifted a mech, which I am really digging, but unfortunately I can't use it with my rdas :/
     
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  2. satkizzle

    satkizzle Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 24, 2014
    Maryland
    With my limited knowledge and time, i have stuck with regulated setups. Trying to keep things less complicated.
     
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  3. cindycated

    cindycated ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    I love mechs. They're beautiful works of art, and with a little maintenance, will hit dependably everytime and last forever. I was a hardcore mech girl until I won a Disrupter on the Innokin/ECF giveaway. I'm kinda favoring the Disrupter now, and have redirected my window shopping (all the shopping I can do atm :laugh: ) to more regulated box mods. But as soon as the dreaded problems of regulated boxes rear their ugly heads (spontaneous combustion, zapped chips, etc.), my heart would be completely shattered and I'd be right back to mechs.

    ...yup, I'm fickle. :blush: :D
     
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  4. Noble Gas

    Noble Gas Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2014
    California
    I love my mech mods. Reliable, easy to maintain, dirt cheap (clones) and virtually indestructible. I use both of them every day. I'm not opposed to regulated mods at all, in fact I have one little Sigelei 30W mini that rocks my Kayfun 4 quite nicely. It's just that the higher wattage boxes are still a little too pricey for my limited budget.
    Thanks for another cool contest, MV :)
     
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  5. 74deeds

    74deeds Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 27, 2012
    Seattle
    YES!
    I always have a few Mechs going at any given time (currently an Astro with a tobh, A stingray with a tatroe T2, and a smpl with a derringer). And a couple with LR 510, 306 or 901 attys, depending on the mod/mood. I will NEVER retire my Empire or Helix DCA setups!

    YES, There are still some of us using Mech Mods!!

    I know I am not alone...
     
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  6. Nick N

    Nick N Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2014
    Columbus, Ohio
    I have a few, but rarely use them especially after hearing about some SMPL explosions. I know, it is a hybrid but it still freaks me out.

    I didn't see who won last weeks contest?
     
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  7. cindycated

    cindycated ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Aw, they're not that scary. :) You just have to know what conditions you have to have for them to be safe. Krp posted some pics of the atty pins a few pages back. And maybe stick to more traditional RBAs. (I remember one of the incidents being with an Atlantis type atty.)
     
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  8. 4lph4num3r1c

    4lph4num3r1c Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2015
    Regulated for me. They just seem more versatile and safe to me. BUT i have been looking for a mech to try them out though so... Maybe soon.
     
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  9. Nick N

    Nick N Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2014
    Columbus, Ohio
    Maybe I'll give one a shot tonight. I still have a SMPL and a Nemesis. Used to use the Tobh, Magma, and Freakshow with them.
     
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  10. bwh79

    bwh79 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2014
    Oregon
    I've got a mechanical that was PIF'ed to me but I've never used it yet. I like the idea of having something that'll survive the Vapeocalypse, but for the time being I'm plenty enjoying my 40w regulated box.
     
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  11. 440BB

    440BB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 19, 2011
    The Motor City
    I use mechanicals as part of my rotation but it's probably down to 20% of the time. Daytime using tanks, regulated mods are handy to set the power and have it hit so consistently. In the evening, I'll often enjoy more flavors on a mechanical setup with a smaller tank or a dripper. I only use one or two regulated mods, but with the mechs I rotate through a half dozen or so, big and small. Their simplicity, reliability and good looks make them a pleasure.

    Thanks for the fun!
     
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  12. Canadian_Vaper

    Canadian_Vaper Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 30, 2015
    ON. Canada
    I've sold/given away all mine except for my nemesis, have been thinking of getting another though since it's pretty beat up now but since I only use it a couple times a month I'm not sure if it's gonna be a good investment, chances are I'm just gonna pick up a high wattage mod when I get some more money, my 40w isn't quite enough to satisfy me especially with TC.

    54-58w TC is actually around where I'm aiming for so this 60w would be perfect!

    Good luck everyone...
     
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  13. Brkdnc

    Brkdnc Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2015
    Mad City, WI. USA
    Mech's forever, Just had to loan a Mech out to a friend who dropped his Istick and broke it :( I do have a few regulated but prefer a mech mod

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  14. Ladybear

    Ladybear Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2015
    Pa
    I just use my regulated mods. I like how they vape, you can sub ohm, and now they have temperature control. I just think they are safer and now you can get them with replaceable batteries. I love the screen that I can play with and adjust!!! The prices are affordable and I guess I feel more confident with the safety of regulated.

    Thanks for the great contest again this week!
     
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  15. whodat2112

    whodat2112 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Is anyone out there still using mechanicals?

    Not me. I strictly use regulated as I like to fiddle with the settings to get my vape the way I like it. Also I prefer the box to the tube style.
     
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  16. Fantazmagoricl

    Fantazmagoricl Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 10, 2015
    Chesterfield
    I often use mech's for work, doesn't matter if I drop them.
     
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  17. mac63

    mac63 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 1, 2014
    I have a couple mechs for emergency backups but much prefer regulated. I like the consistency that they give over the mechs.


    Thanks for the contest!
     
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  18. Krisma

    Krisma Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 4, 2014
    Australia
    Last year I decided to bulletproof my vaping and added quality mechs to my collection. I need top fire mods so I was limited in my choice. I have a couple of bod mecha's (byleo) and a couple of poldiacs. I love them and they move in and out of my weekly rotation. Because I don't really vary my tanks so they are incredibly easy to use. Beautifully made and work flawlessly. All of these can use after market tubes and give me colour and size/weight options.

    I am lazy when it comes to battery management so I do use kicks (I don't need them for regulation) but I like the fact they cut out when the battery gets low. I trust them and they are an integral part of my vaping.

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  19. aceswired

    aceswired Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 3, 2013
    Minnesota
    I still have one. But I rarely use it anymore. It sits there like a reminder of simpler times. Or maybe less simple ....

    Sent from my SM-T320 using Tapatalk
     
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  20. acc1977

    acc1977 Full Member

    Jul 2, 2014
    Asheville NC
    My next mod is going to be a 26650 Mech mod. I haven't decided if it's going to be a tube mod or a box mod.







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