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Discussion in 'eGo Type Models' started by ditc, Sep 7, 2011.

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  1. ditc

    ditc Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 9, 2009
    I've been using ecigs for over 2 years now. I started with a generic kr808d-1,... then tried out a 510 manual (this was back in 2009, and i'm pretty sure they've gotten a lot better since). i then used vapor 4 life's products, and now am currently using bloog style newer kr808d-1 batteries with the horizontal coil cartomizer.

    while i've been satisfied with what i've been using up til now, i have purposely not paid attention to all of the newer style batteries/mods etc because it just gets too overwhelming to me to understand all of the choices and differences with ohms and mahs and ratings and this and that... i like my stuff to just work, be the best it can be, and low maintenance.

    that being said, lately, i'm just yearning for something a bit more. something that packs more of a punch. aesthetics, size & cost are secondary to me, as i'd like to have something i can use in the comfort of my own home, that will blow me away functionalitywise. i don't care if i look like a jerk using it because of how it looks!

    i've seen a lot of info about the Ego type models, but i really have no idea if one of those is the thing for me. It really comes down to this. I use 36mg ejuice, kr808 horizontal coil cartos, and newer kr808d-1 batteries. while the vapor and throat hit is satisfying, i really want something that will knock my socks off. flavor is important, and something that conserves juice is important as well,,, BUT, both of those things are secondary to my main interest, which is getting the most insane throat hit possible, with plumes of vapor.

    will these egos, or any variation of, fulfill my satisfaction? i see all this stuff about how much power the batteries have,, 650mah or 1300mah etc.. versus 280mah or 380mah or whatever it is in a regular kr808d-1 battery. but does higher mah ever have to do with more power it's actually supplying to the cartomizer/atomizer etc? or is that strictly based on the ohms, or voltage etc? i don't care as much about how long the battery will last me thru the day, as i do about if it will actually deliver more power to heat up the cartomizer/atomizer, making it more enjoyable and powerful than just using my kr808d-1 batteries.

    then i get more confused with whether i should get an ego style with a 510, 901, or kr808d-1. then i wonder, should i get a tank version? should i get an atomizer/cart version? should i get a cartomizer version? if i get a cartomizer version, do i get ones with dual coils? do i get ones with higher or lower ohms? then i get even more confused tyring to understand the functionality of a cone. is it just aesthetics? am i barking up the wrong tree with looking for an ego style kit for my needs? is there something else that would be more appropriate for me? last thing i want to do is just get another kit/accessories that will only duplicate the expereinces (abeit good) with my current setup. i want something that will give me ever more satisfaction? i apologize for my rambling, and i'm sure i'll have more to add, but i figured i'd get this out there for starters.. PLEASE HELP! thanks so much!
  2. bobalex

    bobalex Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Hey ditc ... you think too much. If you read all the Ego tank stuff you'll find more people dissatisfied with leaking, gurgling, and fiddle farting around instead of doing what we all want to do which is simply ... vape. If you read this thread started last February:

    You'll see a lot of folks finally got tired of fooling around with their 3-piece system and started Go-go Nation.

    As I've posted before I started out using 808 batts and progressed to the Go-go. It provided The Big Three (Flavor, TH, and Vapor) in abundance.

    In terms of voltages, resistance, and mAh ... I don't know much except a higher mAh gets you longer vape time 'tween charges. Again as I've written before The Elite changed my 808 world. I never would have thought that The Go-go would be edged out in any department but The Elite gives a slightly better TH.

    As far as I'm concerned there are 2 almost-perfect PV's and they are The Go-go and The Elite. I mean they provide 98% of what I want and I don't have the cash or will to spend waaaay too much money pursuing the last elusive 2%.

    Look. All this really comes down to personal taste. We can all argue over the fine points of one PV over another but it still comes down to what's in your shirt pocket that does the job. In my case I want to have a satisfying fiddle-free trouble-free vape. I don't want to fool around. I want it to be like my smoking days: shake a cigarette out of the pack, fire it up, and drag on it till it's gone. I've achieved that with The Go-go and The Elite. The Flavor's there, the TH is there, and there's enough vapor to make people think I'm smoking and ask me for a light.

    My Last Word: Try The Elite... join Go-go Nation ... or get both.
  3. Shannon65

    Shannon65 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 14, 2011
    Tampa, FL
    Look into the Ramiya R2-750. I posted a mini review and unboxing video and am uploading an in-depth review as I type this that I will post in the video reviews section as soon as it's ready.

    It is an eGo type tank set up that does NOT leak and is very easy to use. Even atomizers have a 3 month quality guarantee. It's very new and is a Korean developed e-cigarette. My in depth review will discuss all of the neat technology in the Ramiya as well as explain why it doesn't leak like virtually every other tank set up does. :)
  4. wizard10000

    wizard10000 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 14, 2011
    midwestern us
    If cost really is secondary then any kind of eGO clone is liable to be a little lacking. My recommendation?

    The Darwin

    The Darwin is different from other VV mods in that you dial up the wattage and it doesn't matter if you change attys or your atty wears a little bit, the thing senses the resistance of whatever atty/carto/whatever is attached to it and adjusts output automatically. So rather than dialing up the voltage you want, you dial up the hit you want and it stays consistent no matter what atty is installed.

    I don't own one, but if I planned on vaping as a hobby I certainly would.
  5. txtumbleweed

    txtumbleweed Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Dec 7, 2009
    Walla Walla
    PV Collection 013.jpg I would suggest the Go-Go also. Here is a pic of some of mine.:2cool:
  6. ditc

    ditc Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 9, 2009
    thanks for the responses so far guys! i got really excited about the go-go, and saw a lot of positive stuff about it,,, then i watched a review by grimmgreen, i think it was? and he was showing how the hits are kind of airy,,, and also, the fact that it's proprietary, and the one other big thing i didn't like about it was that the actual width of the carto is bigger, so it's bigger in your mouth,,, which i don't think i'd be a fan of...

    the darwin looks unbelievable! but, i feel like i'd have to be slightly tech savy to understand how to really use it... and, while cost is secondary, i meant more like a matter of a few bucks here or there,, $245 is slightly higher than i wanted to spend, but thanks for the suggestion!

    i am now getting interested in the Ramiya R2-750 that was mentioned,,, about to watch the unboxing video,... question,, will this unit (as well as other ego-T units) work with 510 dual coil cartos? or is it made specificaly for tanks? i have started reading up on how great this dual coil cartos are, and how they are the next best thing... do any of you use dual coil cartos with your egos, ego clones, ego-t's, etc? or do you find it better to use an atomizer or atomizer and cartridge combo instead? thanks for all the help so far! it's a GIGANTIC help!
  7. ime5000

    ime5000 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    i cant speak first hand yet because i havnt placed my order, but ive been trying to decide on an upgrade also, ultimatly i am setling for the darwin. you can go look at reviews of how to use it, all it really has is a wheel which changes the watts. find you sweet spot and leave it there, the arm that folds out is what turns the power on and off and a button to vape, but thats it really. if you want to understand how it works internally then you would want to know about ohms law and algorithims and stuff, but how you use it is simple!
  8. bobalex

    bobalex Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Get a whistle tip. I was slightly uncomfortable with the Go-go's larger carto and solved the problem with a whistle tip.

    I got mine here:

    DSE 801 Cartridge - Empty
  9. ditc

    ditc Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 9, 2009
    cool! thanks.. the more research i do, the more things keep showing up, making my decisions harder! i just read about this product that gotvapes has which is a variable voltage ego kit. allowing you to adjust between 3.2, 3.7, and 4.2... sounds good,,, except,,, what are the benefits of this? with more voltage, does that mean stronger throat hit and more vapor? anyone used one of these?
  10. Shannon65

    Shannon65 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 14, 2011
    Tampa, FL
    I am pretty sure that cartos will work with the Ramiya battery, although the tank system and atomizer are so good on this that you most likely wouldn't feel the need to use them. I prefer cartomizers and typically really despise atomizers because I burn them so easily. Despite all these things I genuinely love the Ramiya tank set up. IF you were determined to use cartomizers I would only suggest that you make sure the voltage is a fit so you don't damage anything. I don't know enough about that to advise on mix and match as it relates to voltage, but I'm sure there are lots of people who could help with that.
  11. Pamdane

    Pamdane Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 10, 2011
    Cleveland area, Ohio
    I have V4L and had an 808 mod. I was not pleased with the "airy" hit I got from 808's. I am very pleased with my Riva SE (SE's are a bit warmer than regular Riva's), and I love that I can use dual coils on them. I also have a 5v mod. All are good for different reasons. I'm leary of any proprietary battery. I dont like the idea that I am at the mercy, price wise, of the supplier.

    I think you should be very happy with the almost VV eGo. Rivas would likely be less expensive and are just as good-IMO. L-F sells the Riva Lite package, and you can get an extra SE battery for $11.99. Regular Rivas vape warmer than eGos. SE are slightly warmer than that. Both are good quality. Do not go with an SF kit, as they are reverse polarity and if you decide to try other 510 fat batts, they will short them out.

    Something else you could consider, is the Mad Vapes VV box mod for $35. You can then determine what voltage you like best. I would keep things easy and simple(and cheap) until you know where your at. With any eGo type base or the mod I suggested, all you will be fiddling with is what you have been- batteries and cartos. At least with the box mod, when the batteries die, you just buy a new battery, you dont loose the mod.
  12. Shannon65

    Shannon65 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 14, 2011
    Tampa, FL
    The in-depth video review of the Ramiya R2-750 I made is up...well, part 1 is up and part 2 is almost done uploading and will be up shortly. You can check it out on the video review forum HERE.
  13. Standpoint

    Standpoint Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 24, 2011
    South St. Paul, MN
    I've used a bunch of junk e-cigs, a 510, Volt (808D), and eGo. My Volt is my usual smoke, due to my eGo lacking. However, I discovered the eGo Dual Coil Mega Cartos, and am in love. Huge vapor, throat hit, holds tons of liquid.

    I highly recommend you get an eGo variant (go go, vgo, etc) that can take these mega cartos, and give them a try. My eGo looks like an electronic cigar with it, but works great. i did have to lift up the pin on the carto a bit to get a good connection, but after that, works great. Check the big thread about these cartos for an explanation.
  14. Roach

    Roach Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 25, 2011
    Hayward, WI
    I moved out of the go-go nation when I bought an IGO. Warmer vape without the airyness. pretty much the same size and feel as the go-go. and it fits my other kr808 stuff.

    But I think what you are looking for is a variable voltage mod, with low resistance coils. They produce more steam and more variety. Hopefully someone with more experience with these devices will chime in.
  15. ditc

    ditc Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 9, 2009
    thanks for all your advice/help guys! i just ordered one of those ramiya's,, we'll see how it is when it gets here! i certainly hope that i can use those dual core mega cartos on it! i know it has a 510 connection, and i'm hoping it's an ego type? standpoint, where do you get your dual coil cartos from, and at what ohm (or whatever it's called)?
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