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SMOK MAG is great with a couple Major FLAWS - LEFT HANDED ONLY

Discussion in 'VV/VW APV Discussion' started by lusayalmino, Dec 30, 2017.

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  1. lusayalmino

    lusayalmino Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 31, 2011
    NY
    If I'm out and don't have charged batteries it's good to know if the wattage I set is going to try and draw too many volts. Plus I have a few years of electrical engineering and just love guesstimating Ohms Law and Power Law and seeing if my math is correct. I just love dials, guages, meters, graphs, and any data I can get my hands on!
     
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  2. lusayalmino

    lusayalmino Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 31, 2011
    NY
    LOL you rock! We should talk more about the psychological, neurobiological, and neurophysiological ramifications of the opposite sitz: i.e. Right-Handers being forced to Vape Left-Handed LOL LMBO
     
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  3. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
  4. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    I've always thought it would be a great school experiment to make everyone switch for a while... LOL. Much as I always enjoyed the school game of "spies and prisoners," it's a great way to even out the bullying, LOL.

    My favorite ever time in HS was when my History teacher was teaching World War II and he made us all play Diplomacy and he was the referee.... By the end of that semester we ALL hated each other, and I remember far more about WWII than WWI thanks to that clever action.

    I MISS diplomacy... I still need to track down that board game place in Tucson, and join up with my passel of nerds. I really like board games and no one will play with me... I'm fairly certain that lot would.

    Anna
     
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  5. bombastinator

    bombastinator Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
     
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  6. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Yep, we have a gun in our household and I know how to shoot (I actually have reasonably good aim) but I don't want to really know its location or anything. I just feel no need to have that particular possibility over my head... Having been suicidal it's hard enough to just defeat it when you have instant success looming over your head, although I have met a woman without a face who tried suicide via gun and lived through it. Since she later sobered up, she was remarkably chipper about it, but I don't think *I* would be.

    I'd say some are suicide, but a fair number are kids playing. We chose not to own a gun until the kiddo left the house. Though he had BB guns and pellet guns and everything else.... I doubt anything bad would have happened, but I wasn't all about taking the risk. Once we got it though we gave him gun safety lessons and took him to the shooting range so if he ever wanted to buy one, he'd have a primer. He's an INCREDIBLY good shot. He once asked if he could go bag a rabbit with his BB gun and I thoughtlessly said yes, thinking, "Riiiight...." He returned with a dead one in less than 20 minutes, that was a yes I regretted for a LONG time.
     
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  7. lusayalmino

    lusayalmino Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 31, 2011
    NY
    Interesting how that teaching style cemented data into your brain. Regarding the amiability and changeability of the brain (neuroplasticity) -- I wonder what pathways are carved when we repeatedly use our non-dominant characteristics (not just non-dominant mental activities but even what we are talking about here - kinesthetic / physical usage of non-dominant).
     
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  8. lusayalmino

    lusayalmino Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 31, 2011
    NY
    Don't you have any board game playing hangouts where you live? There's a few around me -- pretty neat places. A lot of them are doing open play gaming (e.g. Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures, etc)?
     
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  9. OlderNDirt

    OlderNDirt Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 8, 2014
    Nebraska
    If one looks hard enough, they will inevitably find something "wrong" with most any mod!

    Left handed or screen on "wrong" side? Most of my mods, especially the dual 18650 mods, have the screen on the side rather then the edge. Depending on which hand I pick it up with, there is a 50/50 chance my hand will cover the screen. If I feel a need to look at the screen, it is not that hard to turn the mod or flip it to the other hand.....and I have wonky hands. The Mag will always have the screen covered when used in the right hand, but that is offset by always being visible in the left (at least a 50/50 chance for me) and the more secure "fit." I get where some may find this an inconvenience, but a "major flaw?" Ya gotta put the screen, especially a large screen somewhere!

    Looks like a gun, somebody's gonna get shot? When I pick up a mod, it is almost entirely covered by my hand, no matter which one (hand or mod). Maybe it's coincidence, but it seems I always pick up or hold my mod with the back of my hand to the outside, virtually hiding the mod. It would seem highly unlikely, from any distance at all, the Mag would look much if any different then a box mod.

    I get that the Mag may not be for some or even many. But we may have to continue the search for "major flaws!"

    JMHO!
     
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  10. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hunterwasser
    The voltage value displayed on the mod is what is being sent to atomizer, not what is being drawn from the batteries. A low resistance coil will need a different balance of amps and volts than a high resistance one. But the chip takes care of this for you, and is therefore of no consequence as it has coded in limits that would prevent it from firing if the values are too high or too low.
    It is important to know how many amps you are drawing from your batteries, in case you didn't know how to calculate this have a read of the article below.
    https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/blog-entry/ohms-law-calculating-safe-amp-usage.7562/unread
     
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  11. lusayalmino

    lusayalmino Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 31, 2011
    NY
    OMW LOL LMBO :danger: :thumbs:
     
  12. OlderNDirt

    OlderNDirt Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 8, 2014
    Nebraska
    OlderNDirt said:
    Looks like a gun, somebody's gonna get shot? JMHO!

    Some creative editing of a "quote?"
     
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  13. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member

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    Maybe said person is a journalist? LOL.

    (Kidding, kidding, I swear) but it was media-worthy and actually not so great (if funny). I can just picture it now "vapes can't get into the hands of children or they will SHOOT each other..." So probably best noted that the mod doesn't look like much of ANYTHING when it's covered by a HAND (left OR right).

    FWIW, I ABSOLUTELY agree with you, @OlderNDirt every single ONE of my mods has flaws that I cope with and put up with because I LOVE them. :) There is NO perfect mod. If I were to have quibbled over my Tesla nano steampunk's battery door, I would have lost out on a GREAT vape, for example.

    Anna
     
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  14. OlderNDirt

    OlderNDirt Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 8, 2014
    Nebraska
    I was out and about with my Mag today. Picked it up and realized I had picked it up "backwards" in my right hand. While it is immediately obvious the fit is different, I held it there and hit the fire button with the "crook" between my thumb and fore finger, just as I had picked it up. Been purposely using it that way for a while now just to see if it got bothersome at all. While it is not as comfortable as firing it with the finger (obviously....duh!), it can work just fine for those having the need to continuously look at the screen. Give it a try if interested in this mod, but this "issue" has you concerned. Or if anybody else has the mag, give it a try. Curious how it feels works for you.
     
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  15. lusayalmino

    lusayalmino Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 31, 2011
    NY
    Yeah great point... I agree - some would have no problem even firing with their right thumb - but at this point, I'm strictly using it left handed. BUT regardless, it's my favorite MOD ever!
     
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  16. Mrdaputer

    Mrdaputer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 28, 2014
    MN
    I have been rocking this mod for a while using the x6. This is by far the easiest mod to hold. I really like how well built it feels. I love the Prince tank running it about 85 watts. Batteries seem to last longer than I thought they would. :vapor::vapor::vapor:
     
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  17. lusayalmino

    lusayalmino Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 31, 2011
    NY
    I always hated changing batteries - now I can't wait for them to die so I can change them LOL! I know, I love this thing. So glad I got it. Battery Magazine is phenomenal. I love not having to bring my entire vape to the battery charger (and not having to flip the vape upside down to change the batteries like many of my other MODS) -- and the mag is so well made.
     
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  18. Mrdaputer

    Mrdaputer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 28, 2014
    MN
    Is every one else display set to 240 seconds? I changed mine to 20 seconds. Who needs 4 minutes between draws to look at the display :?:
     
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  19. OlderNDirt

    OlderNDirt Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 8, 2014
    Nebraska
    I enjoyed sitting it down in front of me, enjoying the looks of the Mag with the screen on for a few hours before shortening the screen timeout. Had to check out the looks of the different colors depending on which tank was on it. Dialed in at 20 seconds now.

    DURABILITY: I wouldn't bore anybody with why, but since "the grip" is one of the positives of this mod.......

    It has been really cold around here lately. I mean well below zero cold! So I broke out my heaviest winter coat for the first time this year. Stepped outside for a few tokes while at a gathering. When done, I dropped the mod on the inside breast pocket in that coat. From almost shoulder height, it shot straight through to the concrete below! I didn't remember that "inside pocket" was but a slit in the coat liner for access to the real inside pocket in the coat! :shock: I was sure, given the weight of this thing, that I probably damaged the mod and surely broke the Prince tank. Apprehensively bending over to pick it up (not an easy chore at my age :rolleyes:), I was shocked to see the tank still full of juice, the mod intact, and no signs of any damage whatsoever. The battery cartridge didn't even disengage! Gave the fire button a quick hit and it fired, so took a toke. It was as if it had never been dropped! When I got home, checked it out close up and the only mark I found was on one bottom corner where it must have hit. So minute it would never be noticed without being pointed out.

    No question I was just plain lucky, but it totally passed its first, and hopefully last, test!
     
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  20. lusayalmino

    lusayalmino Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 31, 2011
    NY
    LOL i know, right? Yeah mine was teh same way... I changed it to the lowest (15 seconds).
     
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