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Provari vs eGo Twist.

Discussion in 'VV/VW APV Discussion' started by brummyjon, Jul 12, 2012.

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  1. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    Tell them it doubles as an electronic Men in Black memory eraser.

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  2. cerver7

    cerver7 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2010
    Shamong NJ
    Rofl it does resemble it lol
     
  3. cozzicon

    cozzicon Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 19, 2010
    Chicago IL
    Thanks Dave,

    Your name is one of my touchstones on ECF. I've read most of your posts and have followed your journey as well.

    I like your views.

    One thing I was going to mention, based on reading your stuff, is getting a Kick as a backup for one of your old mods. Might be an option. It's a great little device :)
     
  4. appletux

    appletux Full Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    Chicago
    I don't know.
    200$ for the provari
    The twist cost 22$

    Buying a new twist every 6 months it would take ... 5 years to reach the provari initial cost plus battery replacements.

    i haven't found any bad review for the ego twist neither. So, that's your call.
     
  5. cerver7

    cerver7 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2010
    Shamong NJ
    The twist wont show you battery % left. Won't show your ohm rating of your feeder. It won't go above 4.8v. And the truth is once you hold and use a provari....it becomes clear. Twist is a nice good solid back up IMO.

    Ymmv of course.
     
  6. mostapha

    mostapha Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 26, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    The Provari is American made and very nice, I'm sure. And obviously there are people who don't care about terrible UI design, but…people still go to university and restaurant websites that don't follow guidelines posted 15 years ago, so that's not new either.

    But are you really saying that 2 of the dozen or so features you can find on a $15 multimeter is a reason to buy a Provari over a Twist?

    Before anyone snipes me, I'm not suggesting carrying a multimeter as an alternative…I'm just saying that they in no way make up for the value difference.
     
  7. thinkingaboutit

    thinkingaboutit Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2012
    mn
    What's your thought on a GG vs a kgo? They do the same thing, right?

    We should for sure keep build quality and style out of this and stick with your one button UI focus. Not much else can matter it seems.
     
  8. Striker911

    Striker911 Moved On Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2012
    Mountain Home, AR
    You have a point if that was the only real "better value" of having a ProV. How about battery life just to name one more.

    Panasonic NCR18650 Protected 2900mAh Button Top
     
  9. mostapha

    mostapha Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 26, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    Those points are both totally valid. But, FTR, neither a kGo nor a GG really appeal to me. The kGo can't take a kick and the GG stuff just isn't my style.

    Function doesn't have to follow form, though. I think they should work together. Others can obviously choose different priorities.

    I see the Provari's interface like the BMW iDrive system. Some people really wanted the 7-series when it came out…………style, status, reliability, craftsmanship, whatever………me……I took one look at that thing and couldn't understand how anyone would ever put up with it and basically decided that if things like that took over……that there would come a time in my life when I'd just never buy a new car.

    BMW eventually addressed some of the issues, but for a long time people talked about it like you talk about your Provaris: "I got used to it after an hour;" "it's really intuitive after you spend some time with it"; etc..

    I just think that some things should be more hands on than that, and no amount of style, craftsmanship, features, durability, longevity, or anything else will make up for hating using the thing.
     
  10. dragonbone

    dragonbone Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 21, 2009
    Somewhere
  11. Monoxxide

    Monoxxide Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2012
    Belgium
    Twist is a very nice product, lets start with that line so hope i dont sound as a fanboy lol, its the thing i would recomend to any new vaper at the moment for the price. My journey (not that long ago yet) trough vaping world started off with a ego T and ego C, from there i went to a provari with cartos/tanks, from there i went to rebuildables, from there i went to a 3.7V mod. Stil use my provari on a dayly base and it comes in so handy when setting my RBA's up, if it ever breaks i would instant order a new one.
     
  12. GIMike

    GIMike Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2009
    Around OKC, OK

    I thought that about the twist until it broke a couple weeks after I got it (my own fault), and now I'm finally joining the box mod community :)
     
  13. cerver7

    cerver7 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2010
    Shamong NJ
    I learned the menu in about 20 seconds. Watch a few videos and you know it before you get it.

    American made IMO is great as its my home.

    The feel of it and build quality is second to none.

    The battery is removable unlike the twist. Makes for good batt back up instead of having 2-3 twists.

    Carrying a multimeter is stupid. I can check on the fly without any issues. The meter is a big mess of crap on the go.

    IMO you can't compare twist to provari. Provari is a much better and more advanced unit. Everything it does and has warrants the price. I got mine for 140$ from provape. That's not much higher than a LT or something similar that is closer to the provari than the twist.

    One button menu is the only thing you are saying that I can understand why some people don't like it, but the bottom line is it is a better device than the twist.
     
  14. mostapha

    mostapha Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 26, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    Not if you get so fed up with it you throw it away, which I know I would.
     
  15. Striker911

    Striker911 Moved On Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2012
    Mountain Home, AR
    Ive been using a jazzed up Chrome Lava Tube for a while now. Going from that to the $140 Chrome ProV today has put me in vape bliss. Not really sure how I could have ever lived without it. My DID is hitting harder then ever and I hold real quality in my hands. Never had a misfire like with the Lambo every 15 pushes or so. Its also a lot smaller and the look is amazing. Wont go back if I was paid to.
     
  16. rondasherrill

    rondasherrill Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 19, 2012
    Valhalla
    Don't bother trying to change his mind. It's not gonna happen. It's on par with people still using Windows XP, because Vista and Windows 7 changed how things are done. (BTW, Windows 8 totally rocks...) Some people just aren't willing to learn a new way to do things.
     
  17. Striker911

    Striker911 Moved On Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2012
    Mountain Home, AR
    I still use XP. Not for the reasons you stated but cause its here and it works.
     
  18. mostapha

    mostapha Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 26, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    No, it's because I wasn't a vaper when the Provari was new and compared to the buzz pro, darwin, and twist, I find the interface a step backwards. But I think it's telling that you're apparently a PC user. Windows 8 is still slower to use than OS X or Linux were years ago.
     
  19. thinkingaboutit

    thinkingaboutit Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2012
    mn
    Wait! You are a mac user? And a one button interface is not what you want? That's silly ;)
     
  20. mostapha

    mostapha Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 26, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    You've obviously never used a Mac.

    Their laptops had that flaw (a 1-button track pad) for a while, but it was one of reach, not one of capabilities: you've been able to use keyboard modifiers (command, alt, control, etc.) with clicking for 20+ years and could use as many mouse buttons as your mouse physically had.
     
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