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  1. Managethat

    Managethat Full Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Greetings from Canada, figured I would join as I could use some experienced advice. I have done some research online the past few weeks but still find myself having trouble deciding on a starter kit. Any recommendations ? I keep hearing the ego twist is the best way to go for beginners but was wondering if there are other/better kits that offer the best bang for your buck.

    I smoke about a pack of analogs a day and if you can recommend an e juice strength also that would be very appreciated.

    Thanks in advance and will be keeping up with the forums.
  2. WillyZee

    WillyZee Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2013
    welcome from Canada Managethat ... look at CanVape for vape gear
  3. Mark Anthony

    Mark Anthony Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 4, 2013
    Scranton, Pa USA
    Check out Mt Baker for the MVP 2.... Read the reviews about this beast. Use the code 10percentoff and get it for $54.00 shipped... with 2 free juices.
  4. StarDose

    StarDose Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2013
    +1 for canvape...

    I was about a pad and 12mg worked well for me, I wouldn't try over 18mg from only smoking a pad. Budget plays a big part in what setup to get. Ego twist/spinner/evod vv is where you will probably end up in the near future so is a great place to start. Regular ego batteries work well if you use 1.8ohm clearomizers and are about half the price or less than the variable voltage batteries I mentioned first.

    As for a clearo allot recommend evods or protanks which are good but leak atleast a little bit onto your battery at some point which I can't be bothered with. VISION vivi nova minis work well and don't leak unless left on their side or the off chance a bad head in it that can be replaced cheaply.

    Whichever you decide to get be sure to have atleast 2 batteries and 2 clearos along with a charger and liquids obviously.
  5. meanckz

    meanckz Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 18, 2013
    Greer, SC
    when I started, my local B&M recommended the Vamo 2, which is a bigger mod than the Ego type, it is also VV/VW, I am still using it after almost 4 month, but quality on this is a bit lacking, you might want to look into the Innokin SVD (if you like tube type mods) Innokin MVP 2.0 (for a box mod), I looked and handled the SVD at the B&M, and promptly went home and ordered it. It seems to be of a better build and materials quality.
    So these are my :2c:
  6. madqatter

    madqatter Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 14, 2013
    If you're not yet looking to get a mod (such as the aforementioned and much beloved MVP), I think you should consider this. There are cheaper kits, but this has two glass clearomizers (no worries about juices that don't work in plastic tanks) and two variable voltage batteries (basically like eGo twists, different brand). Kanger makes good product. There are also some "build your own kit" options out there-- someone may have a link handy. :thumb:
  7. diller_01

    diller_01 Full Member Verified Member

    Oct 22, 2013
    sudbury, On
    Hi Managehat! Glad to see a fellow Canadian vapor. I think the ego twist would be the best bang for the buck to start with. If you are just starting out, then you may not get the full benefit of the variable voltage ecigs that are out there. Once you start trying out different ejuices you will start to get an idea of what you like. Then maybe in a couple of months move up to a better one such as the evic. Also, when I first started I made the mistake of going to the highest nic concentration possible. BAD IDEA! I think I was sick for a good couple of days before I realized it was all the nicotine. I agree with stardose and don't go any higher than 18mg.
  8. Saltraker

    Saltraker Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2013
    Hannibal, Missouri
    Ditto on the eGo Twist...or the Vision Spinner. Ditto on the 18mg. I wouldn't fret over getting plastic tanks, tho. Yeah, they might be effected by know crackers, but cheaper to start out with. You'll be spending more money as time goes on for bigger and better. But simple but effective is a good way to start. Welcome to ECF and vape on!
  9. meanckz

    meanckz Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Sep 18, 2013
    Greer, SC
    now I want to
    actually I just want it.

    Edit: the gold looking one, very sophisticated looking.
  10. dice57

    dice57 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 1, 2013
    Mount Vernon, Wa
    Welcome to the forum. Get your post up to 5, then you can post in the Canadian section and request the list for Canada vendors, since you can't import vape gear into Canada.

    I would check out everything. Sounds like you want to bypass the ego step, and go directly to a protected variable device. Makes sense to me. Make sure your devise of choice can put out at least 15 watts. This won't matter at first, but if you get into rba's and building your own coils, you'll be bummed if you have a device that will only deliver 11 watts. The SVD would be a good choice, it has come way down in price since the Itaste 134 & VTR have come out. The VTR is a great box mod that tickles my fancy.

    The best advice I can give is to check everything out, read the reviews and comparisons, check out YouTube for the devices you are interested in. Then purchase the quality device that calls your name.

    While the MVP is a decent device, it's 2 major draw backs are the internal battery, can't be replaced, and it only puts out 11 watts. major deal breaker for me, since I enjoy my vape at around 15 watts.
  11. grayscale

    grayscale Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 30, 2013
    That's a pretty good deal.

    Welcome to the board!
  12. abstractcousin

    abstractcousin Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 27, 2013
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    i suggest buying a protank 2 and an ego twist. make sure both are authentic. then all you need is a 510 charger and some Pink Spot juice and your good!
  13. madqatter

    madqatter Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 14, 2013
    I think that's just the lighting of the photo. It's stainless steel. :)
  14. Managethat

    Managethat Full Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Thanks everyone, I'll definitely check out CanVape and see whats there. I'll keep up with the forums in the meantime and once I finally obtain what it is I'm after I'll post photo's. Again, thanks for all the great info.
  15. madqatter

    madqatter Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 14, 2013
    If you see something you like, note what it is and look for user reviews here on the forums and on YouTube before purchasing. :thumb:
  16. Managethat

    Managethat Full Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    @madqatter: Will do, I have actually been checking some YouTube video's and found some great descriptions and demonstrations of various mods and kits. However I'll also look here as well now that I know of these forums. :)
  17. Managethat

    Managethat Full Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Also, does anyone know how much juice and clearo's/carto's/tanks I should supply myself with on my very first order ?
  18. madqatter

    madqatter Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 14, 2013
    I started with two clearomizers (it was a kit) and almost immediately increased to four tanks just so I could have four different juices on deck. To some extent, personal preference and budget will come into play there. Just make sure that whatever toppers you get, you have some replacement parts on hand (for example, I had five replacement coil heads for my clearomizers from the beginning-- I didn't need them right away, but it's good to have backups).

    Regarding juices, it would be ideal to sample in a brick-and-mortar store if you have one nearby, even if only to learn what kinds of flavors you like and don't like. If you don't have a vape shop, order several small bottles or a sampler pack from an online vendor, preferably in flavors you tend to like and that have decent reviews. (There are lots of options. Mister-E Liquid, for example, sells 6ml bottles of all their juices.) I would recommend at least five flavors starting out, and not buying any flavor in a huge quantity even if you do like it right away (your tastes will change over the first month). If you don't like a flavor right away, don't chuck it. Save it to test whether you like it later.
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