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RBA for the Provari?

Discussion in 'ProVari' started by ThreeDJ16, Sep 23, 2013.

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  1. ThreeDJ16

    ThreeDJ16 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 19, 2013
    USA
    Ok, I know this is totally subjective, but going to ask anyway. What are some recommendations for a very good tank style RBA that matches well with the Provari (no drip RBAs). I have a Pro Ring from Loki, so I want it to work with that too. Just got a taste of RBA's with my new Diver that I got for my Billet Box. But they don't make a 45mm version and all my tanks are XL. So figured I would give a try at a tank style RBA. But it must be something worthy of the Provari.

    Thanks for any replies!

    -=J
     
  2. vsummer1

    vsummer1 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2012
    California
  3. ThreeDJ16

    ThreeDJ16 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 19, 2013
    USA
    Doh! I should have thought of that. I remember seeing them when I bought the Provari. Though I also remember saying to myself,"argh, that is as much as the Provari"!

    Thanks,
    -=J
     
  4. vsummer1

    vsummer1 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2012
    California
    Check the classies, you are verified and they do sometimes show up there ;)
     
  5. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    My first and only RBAs are the AGA-T2 with pyrex tanks. These are relatively inexpensive ($30?), are pretty popular, and a lot of info is available on them. I use the Provari's built-in ohm reader to measure the coils (2.0 ohm with 30g wire 6/7 wraps) and do the pulse fire technique on my coils that Zen teaches for the ZAP.

    I've written a guide for those vapors thinking of getting their first RBA. It has the video that Zen did for Provape, and the two review/demos videos that PBusardo did for the AGA-T's. It is also loaded with resource information needed by new RBA users.

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  6. RedhatPat

    RedhatPat Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 10, 2012
    Lancaster, Pa
    ZAP. with a drip tip o-ring on center post to let you line up the airhole wiith your fire button placement

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    ETA: For price + looks (which the OP was calling for), I agree with vsummer1. Because if you take Baditude's shot for example, which is badass. You have to know that he's using other things to give that look, like a beauty ring of sorts. Factor that nto the cost of any quality Genny like the AGA-T2, and I think it's cheaper to get it from the za(P). Afterall, one genny is enough when you're starting out rebuilding because then it all boils down to the trials & teibulations of wick 'n wire :)

    RHP
     
  7. ThreeDJ16

    ThreeDJ16 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 19, 2013
    USA
    I really like the price on those rbas and (aga-t 2) they look good on the Provari too.
     
  8. vsummer1

    vsummer1 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2012
    California
    I have both and literally gave the AGA's away. I almost felt guilty doing that too. There is no comparison once you hold them in your hand regarding the ease of building and quality of construction. The AGA is just.... well, you get what you pay for. Did I mention the ease of use and looks? Take a good look at both of them and what you have to do to get them to look close to as good as Baditude's versus out of the box and what they come with. Sometimes cheap really isn't after all is said and done.

    No disrespect intended to Baditude of course!
     
  9. Avenal

    Avenal Full Member Verified Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    Kalifornistan
    I really like the Kayfun Lite on my Provaris. They look great with the Loki ring as well. Easy device to setup!
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  10. Dusty_D

    Dusty_D Original Guru Senior Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 22, 2010
    Toronto, Canada
    I have to say that the Kayfun Lite has become my standard Provari topper too. It has replaced the RSST which looked pretty good too. I have the Sotong ring on mine, but should be similar to what you have.

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  11. Technonut

    Technonut Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 11, 2010
    East Coast, USA
    I've been enjoying the dual-coil Hercules Ithaka clone until my UK-built Rose tank RBA is ready in another 4 weeks. (I have a thing for higher-end gear.. ;) )


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  12. ThreeDJ16

    ThreeDJ16 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 19, 2013
    USA
    This is great, so many to choose from. Thanks for all the responses. Has anyone tried the AGT titanium? AGT Titanium Rebuildable Atomizer - Phiniac Rugged Pyrex Glass Tanks

    But I bet none will match and fit as good as the Provape ZAP made for the Provari. Man I wish they would at least have a sale or something. Feeling guilty about all the money I have spent on vaping lately.
     
  13. ThreeDJ16

    ThreeDJ16 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 19, 2013
    USA
    Wow, now that is seamless as it gets there. Nice. Thank you.
     
  14. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    No disrespect taken. ;) I can and have made the same comparison concerning the cost/quality/value of different cartotanks (of which are my specialty).

    I held off purchasing an RBA for several months because I was intimidated by them. I read up on them and watched the videos. I did my homework, as I tell all new prospective RBA users to do. I already was pleased with my cartotank setups. I already knew ME. I'm not a fiddly-type person. I like things to work right out-of-the box. Would I really like trying an RBA? Not for $200.

    I saw the AGA-T2 with the pyrex tank for $30, they were getting outstanding reviews, and decided to give that a whirl. It was a good investment for a first RBA. I liked it enough to purchase a second one, and for a while they were the best vape I've experienced yet. Then the fussy part came. They reminded me that I don't like tinkering. I presently haven't touched either of my AGA's for about 3 weeks because both need new coils, possibly new wicks. I know I will need to devote at least a half hour to each to get them working optimum again, and I'm too lazy to do it. My cartotanks are performing reliably, consistantly, as always. Aside from the amount of vapor production an RBA can provide, my cartotanks are every bit as good in providing great flavor as the AGA's.

    Is my inconsistant experience with the AGA-T2's typical of them, or of RBA's in general? I don't know, I don't have another type of RBA to compare them. I have no regrets for starting with the AGA's, I learned a lot using them. Will I spend more on a better RBA in the future. I'm undecided. Being currently unemployed it won't be any time in the near future.
     
  15. RedhatPat

    RedhatPat Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 10, 2012
    Lancaster, Pa
    Hey folks, yeah that means you too Dusty D! Can you please provide the OP with the name/link of those beauty rings that make your non-zap gennys look so sweet on your 'varis?? Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't they very difficult (lack of availability) to score let alone expensive?

    Re-read what the dude is asking for and tell me why isn't this thread flooded with more than 2 zap folks??

    Just sayin' :)

    RHP
     
  16. Dusty_D

    Dusty_D Original Guru Senior Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 22, 2010
    Toronto, Canada
    I got mine directly from Sotong. Got in touch with him via one of the UK forums and ended up taking over a mini coop for Canadians on another forum. Retail was $20. Coop pricing was $15. Intaste.de is another vendor that carries rings made specifically for the Provari and Kayfun Lite.


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  17. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    I spent like $35 for my AGA-T2 at the time, they are a few bucks cheaper now. I spent $20 for my beauty rings. The colored pyrex tank replacements were around $12 a piece. So roughly $65 for my AGA setup, minus a drip tip.

    The beauty rings aren't an issue for the OP, he already has Loki beauty rings, just needs an RBA.

    No question the hybrid look of a ZAP on a Provari is tough to beat. Still not sure if it's worth $200. But many say the same thing about buying a Provari (and I have two of those), so if you have the money its your choice to make.
     
  18. RedhatPat

    RedhatPat Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 10, 2012
    Lancaster, Pa

    Egg on my face here, sorry folks. Sorry to you too Drunk_J.

    RHP
     
  19. ThreeDJ16

    ThreeDJ16 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 19, 2013
    USA
    Not at all, I appreciate everyone's responses. Can also see both sides of the fence too. It is kind of like how we recommend Provari for the first VV device. Sure you can start out with a cheap model to see if you like it, but at the same time you just spent $40 or $50 that could have went towards the best device. Hehe, it is still that same old dilemma everyone faces when buying. If I like it, you want the best, if I don't glad I only spent a small amount on it. I will probably go with the ZAP since it is a perfect mate for the Provari. But will most likely still use my tank/carto setup for work. Don't really want to fiddle with something at work.

    Thanks All!
    -=J
     
  20. serenity21899

    serenity21899 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 18, 2013
    Antioch IL
    I have both an AGA-t2 and RSST for my ProVaris. Both look good. Like, bad, I was trying the first before I invested the money in a ZAP. I still prefer carto tanks, but maybe someday I will change my mind.

    I have ProRings from Loki Labs, gr-modders and the Cingulum Completo from TrevVarpors. All work well with those RBAs.
     
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