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Saying Hello again, returning to The Fold ... and back to the Future!

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by Falconeer, Feb 1, 2019.

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  1. Falconeer

    Falconeer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Nov 27, 2015
    Hawick, Scotland.
    I wasn’t sure where I should post this - so Mods please feel free to move this if it’s in the wrong section.


    It’s been a while since was on here, but I have never returned to smoking while away and it’s now some three years and three months since I last fired up any tobacco - and bear in mind I had smoked for over 50 years and that my Avatar “Falconeer” originated from the days I was a Mod on a Pipe Smoking Forum and used to write a lot about Falcon Pipes.


    I’m just back in the UK after 4 months in Spain, where I had a smashing time both literally and metaphorically! Spanish houses have marble and tiled floors which are not kind to dropped atomisers, and in the time I was away I managed to write off 2 Nautilus Minis and One Triton Mini.


    Vape shops are now hard to find outwith the big Spanish Cities and by the time I was getting ready to return I was down to using one of my Stone Age devices - an original Vivi Nova with its coil at the top and long trailing wicks. Thankfully I’d bought up a few of these some years ago when they were being remaindered and had stashed them in Spain “just in case.”


    Stashed away here too, I admit to having emergency stocks comprising 10 GS Airs and what I calculate to be 10 years worth of coils which I laid in when we were unsure what EU restrictions might apply to vaping.


    Since I started vaping though, the now old style Nautilus Mini, which was the first “good” tank I ever bought has been my old faithful go to device, coupled with the now sadly discontinued Triton Mini - in my vape rotation at home here I normally run Nautilus Minis Monday to Friday and Triton Minis at the weekend - these fired with iStick 30Ws and the old Kanger K Boxes with their house brick styling, and filled still with 16 strength clear or menthol liquid.


    After I broke the last of these in Spain I started lurking here to see what changes had taken place in vaping devices and styles in the intervening years … and was astounded at what is now on offer.


    Howandever … after a lot of research online, what have I just ordered this morning?


    Two Nautilus Minis and a Triton Mini ( which I was lucky enough to find via an online seller that experience has taught me to trust - so it’s “Back to the Future” for me.”


    Apologies for the long post and saying hello to all and thanking those who gave me support, advice, information and help back when I started down Vape Road.
     
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  2. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Lol. Nautilus coils are still well liked amongst MTL users. The only real change in nautilus tanks has been improvements in things like ease of refill and drop resistance, generally at the expense of increased diameter.
     
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  3. muth

    muth Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    May 20, 2014
    Boston, MA, USA
    @Falconeer 3 years away must have made your head spin. Things change so fast. But what's that saying, "The more things change, the more they stay the same"?
    I would say that there have been a boatload of new products but few really innovative ideas. However, those few have made a difference (for me, anyway). I think you'll always be able to find Nauti coils....still a popular and solid clearomizer.
    Welcome back:)
     
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  4. United States

    United States Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 17, 2018
    RVA
    Next time you go back to Spain, take a couple of pod vapes with you.

    Of course take your favorites, but pods are so much more drop friendly and frankly they're getting pretty good.

    Glad to hear you stayed tobacco free during your absence.
     
  5. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    Welcome back Falconeer. Good to see you again.
     
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  6. vapdivrr

    vapdivrr ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 8, 2012
    sarasota,fl
    I'm glad your staying with what has worked. I think many get caught up in these multi battery , cloud chucking devices when they have already successfully kicked the habit. Congrats my friend

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
     
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  7. Falconeer

    Falconeer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Nov 27, 2015
    Hawick, Scotland.
    Actually I know what I should have done - taken my metal braced latticed Nautilus with me .... but while I know it is virtually bomb proof somehow I don't have the love for it that I have for my normal glass ones - the mind's a funny thing and as the Bard maybe/probably/ should have said - "The heart loves where it will.

    What I will do however is ensure that I have a dripper ( off of a squonker, but which also came with a solid pin; acquired during my brief but expensive flirtation with this esoteric art ) some wire and cotton balls with me when I go back in March - that being machined out of solid steel is about the best backup I can think of.
     
  8. Falconeer

    Falconeer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Nov 27, 2015
    Hawick, Scotland.
    Many thanks for your kind words.

    I do tend to that school of thought - I am, after all, the man who switched from 60 regular unfiltered Senior Service cigarettes a day in 1974 and took to Falcon pipes and stayed with them until three years ago when I was 65, always filling these with the same rotation of pipe tobaccos!
     
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  9. Mordacai

    Mordacai Ultra Member

    Jan 16, 2019
    UK
    Falconeer, have you heard anything about the clone prime MTL rebuildable atomisers by SXK?

    There's a version that has a stainless steel insert that you can use instead of glass, you can order them from fasttech with free shipping for less than £17. Wait is long for delivery and supply is limited.
     
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  10. Mordacai

    Mordacai Ultra Member

    Jan 16, 2019
    UK
    SXK Prime
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