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PV suggestions for an older newbie?

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  1. buttlint

    buttlint Full Member

    Sep 11, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    My husband and I have been vaping for 23 days and have not picked up a cig or even had the desire to since we started. I want to get my dad vaping but he's been been smoking for 40 years, so he's kind of stuck in his ways. I want to get him something that won't be TOO overwhelming, but he does like gadgets so it doesn't have to be too simple either. I'm currently vaping on an ego twist/protank so I'm probably going to get him the same thing, or does anyone think there is a better option for an older, stuck in his ways sort of guy?
  2. scalewiz

    scalewiz Moved On ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2011
    That's probably as simple and versatile as you can find. One other option might be the Evod, but keeping it the same as what you use will make it much easier to keep backups, and to help him with problems since you can experience the same thing.
  3. mattiem

    mattiem ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    + 1 on the eVod suggestion. He MIGHT be turned off by the weight of the protank. Since the eVod and protank use the same coil you won't have to keep up with different ones.
  4. ShariR

    ShariR Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    I am in total agreement here. One suggestion. Check into the Spinner. I have a couple of both and find the dial on the spinner easier for my old eyes to read. I also have a couple of Smoktek winders and can not read the dial at all. It frustrates me. And I love my Evods.
  5. artt

    artt Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 14, 2011
    Keeping it simple is a wise decision for any new vaper. I've read posts here on the forum where people started with a lowly 650 mah Ego and carto and are happy staying right there, and that's great if it works for ya. As your Dad progresses there is always the option to "gadget up" if it appeals to him in the future.
  6. DetraMental

    DetraMental Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 31, 2013
    United States
    I love the Vision Spinners and as posted above they are easier to read and the number/markings do not wear off easily (I'd get the Stainless Steel/Silver/Chrome). The reason I suggest the silver or stainless steel is that there is no paint to chip off, not that my paint has chipped, but it's just something I thought I'd throw out there. Good luck.
  7. buttlint

    buttlint Full Member

    Sep 11, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    Thanks everyone!! Great advice to stick with what I know. I have a feeling if he hits a bump in the road he'll give up on it that's why I want to keep it simple, plus I can help him out if he has the same equipment that I have. I will check out the spinners too! Thanks!
  8. Mrs C

    Mrs C Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 27, 2013
    Another Evod fan here. The mini pro tank looks quite nice on an Evod battery if you find he leans towards tank cracker flavors.
  9. buttlint

    buttlint Full Member

    Sep 11, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    Is menthol a tank cracker? He smokes menthol cigs so I figured I'd start him out on some menthol juices.
  10. mattiem

    mattiem ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    As far as I know menthol isn't a tank cracker. I vape a lot of it and have had no problems. I just won a contest and chose Polar Ice as my juice flavor. It is one of the best menthols I have tried. It came from Good Ejuice - The best ejuice for your ecigarettes
    If he wants a take your breath away menthol you can get that at Welcome to - Eliquid, Cartomizers, Ego Batteries, Atomizers, Electronic Cigarettes and more! I bought a 50ml bottle from there and have to use it sparingly. I just add a few drops of it into another juice and it adds just the right amount of menthol. Good luck to both you and your father.
  11. Maggie3199

    Maggie3199 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 17, 2013
    I also use vaporgod's menthol to put a "chill" in everything that I vape. I am a former menthol smoker and always said I was more addicted to the menthol than I was the cig. A few drops of "Arctic Wolf" in all my juices does wonders for my lungs. I agree that getting menthol for your Dad is the way to go.

    On a side note to mattiem, may I ask which menthol from Good Ejuice do you like the best?
  12. Maggiemw

    Maggiemw Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 23, 2013
    Middle East
    Why not an MVP with an evod? The MVP is great and not at all complicated. It also "grows" depending on what you want to do. You don't need to use the variable wattage, just the vv, and you can use any type of liquid system. The battery lasts a LONG time, which makes it much less frustrating. Lots of advantages, for both beginners and more advanced users. I use mine constantly.
  13. tj99959

    tj99959 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Aug 13, 2011
    First mistake ......... DON'T SELL YOUR DAD SHORT JUST BECAUSE HE'S OLDER !!!

    I'm 72 years old, and use Provari's, Reo's and mechanicals. Recoil my own RDA's, and DiY my own juice. So trust me, your dad will learn how to vape the same as anyone else. He will like or not like vaping the same as anyone else.

    IMO the key is not which device someone starts out with, it's the e-liquid that will make vaping work for someone ...... or not.
    The nicotine content & the flavor have to be right if vaping is going to replace smoking.

    So, anything that costs less than $30 is perfect for a first e-cig. He can always buy a better one if he likes vaping, and it's no great loss if he doesn't. So look for something like this,
    and a flavor like one of these to start with

    Remember, it's just a place to start.
  14. Ref Minor

    Ref Minor Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 11, 2013
    I was going to suggest this as an option but Maggie beat me too it. Plus it has the advantage that if he decides not to continue vaping you get a nice device back, win win.
  15. mattiem

    mattiem ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    This Polar Ice is the first juice I have had from there. It has just a hint of sweet and is not too heavy on the menthol. It is perfect for me since I'm not a fan of really in your face menthol.
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