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step up from the vamo?

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  1. sivo

    sivo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 8, 2013
    Ok so I have a vamo, but what would be a step up from it? In terms of quality, build, etc. I obviously know the provari, but besides that, maybe a bit cheaper and obtainable in canada.

    Also, any way to get the volcano lava tube v2 in canada?
  2. RynMyers

    RynMyers Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 21, 2013
    Have you tried contacting Volcano?
    Can't see why they wouldn't ship to Canada.
  3. sivo

    sivo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 8, 2013
    On the website it says they only ship to the USA, yet the girl vaper on YouTube Amanda has one, and she lives in BC.. Its not fair I want one! I also thought about the zmax and evic.
  4. tc1

    tc1 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 26, 2011
    Nothing really comes to mind honestly ...

    The zmax is pretty much on par ... certainly not worth ditching the vamo and making another purchase.

    So after the vamo id say a Provari, mechanical with a genesis, or hybrid.
  5. Commie

    Commie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2012
    I've thought of that too.

    Logically, there are two possible steps up from Vamo -- Provari and DNA20 board. Provari has just about all the functionality available right now. My only beef with it was the frequency of its PWM, and how high it could boost on a single battery. On two 18350ies, it could push my dual coils just as high as I wanted them. With single battery it couldn't.

    If provari is not possible for you (I'm not sure of Canadian customs, do they not ship there?), making one with DNA20 is a definite possibility. As I understand, it has stabilized output, battery indicator, resistance meter and all the goodies. And it can work pretty well on a single battery.

    If you're not overly handy, I think you could get some folks on the modding forums to make one for you. It would probably end up costing about same as a Provari, probably.
  6. Chef Vper

    Chef Vper Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 14, 2013
    Memphis, Tn
    honestly I have a provari 2 and 2.5 and i would have to say save up for it, its worht it if you are looking for a great vv mod
  7. VictoryNotVengence

    VictoryNotVengence Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 27, 2009
    get a jwrap and matching glass mouthpeice for your vamo and call it an upgrade.
  8. KraKsX

    KraKsX Moved On

    Dec 17, 2012
    Lower NY
    My understanding on Canada is just no Nic
    I would think any device should be able to ship (expensive these days)
  9. TheRealJDog

    TheRealJDog Full Member

    Jan 31, 2013
    New Jersey
    Hey Sivo,

    I've had a Vamo for about 8 months. In fact, I have gone through two Vamo's in 8 months. I feel like it is one of the best (if not the best) deal on the market right now. For around 50 bucks you get everything you need - period. You just can't beat it. The only reason I got a second one was because I was man-handling it one night, trying to press that pressure seal together (which is a bit annoying) and the right button got stuck and was wiggling freely. It is still stuck, works fine, but I got a new one because it's 50 bucks - it doesn't break the bank.

    I was at VapeFest in New York for both days this weekend, and I was meeting all kinds of people asking them the same thing:"I've had the Vamo for a while now and I want to step it up, where to?" Morpheus was there, I asked him. Phil Busardo was there, we talked and talked about it. I really wanted to buy a mech mod that weekend because that's where I felt the next step was for me. In the end what everyone seemed to be saying was that, with the Vamo, we have all that we need (with the exception of build quality, and maybe some aesthetic preferences, perhaps). But far as VV mods go, we're really just going to get the same thing (in a sense) from whatever else we get.

    I ended up getting this new telescopic Sigelei ZMAX. It does exactly the same exact things the regular version does, as well as what the Vamo does. You may very well know that they run the same electronics inside. The only difference is that it's different - it is cool to me. But you won't ever catch me saying, "Damn, I wish I brought my ZMAX on the trip instead of the VAMO because I can't do this, or that", because they do the same things. In my opinion, if you want to take it a step up, go for a mech mod, or maybe a box mod like the iTaste MVP, or a bottom feeder. Go for something totally different than a VV. If not, then what you're looking for is novelty, not an upgrade. Good luck in whatever you do though.
  10. Commie

    Commie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2012
    Oh oh oh, I know!
    I realize it's apples and oranges, but, as far as I'm concerned, Reo is an upgrade to a Vamo... If you're used to vv, get the regulated Reo :)
    I know it's not what you asked, just an idea
  11. sivo

    sivo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 8, 2013
    I was looking at those box mods on canvape, i don't really understand them though. When the battery dies, you plug the whole thing in to charge and you're stuck while waiting for it? also, i broke my vamo today, my hulk like hands put a carto on too tight, and uh, yeah..
  12. Kemosabe

    Kemosabe Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 21, 2011
    Roe Dylin
    o-scope measurements put the vamo at 37hz/sec and the provari at 800. the evic is a bit better than the vamo- 198 comes to memory but dont quote me. this thread has the readings.
    keep in mind that its not the rapid cycling that tells the whole story. its also the variance in voltage that puts one mod ahead of another. the vamo cycles at 6V, while the priovari cycles at .05V. huge difference. id imagine the evic being better than the vamo but still not near the provari.
  13. Kemosabe

    Kemosabe Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 21, 2011
    Roe Dylin
    reos have removable batteries just like other mods.

    ...sorry to hear about your vamo btw. my threads are getting loose on mine and ive only had it for a couple of months.
  14. Nathanael Psk

    Nathanael Psk Multiple ID Suspension ECF Veteran

    Mar 20, 2013
    Tulsa, OK
    I went vv lavatube chrome v2 > vamo vv vw > provari v2.5
  15. sivo

    sivo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 8, 2013
    hey guys, so i ended up going with a lavatube lambo 4.0 epic storm, is that the right wording? lmao, anyway i could have gotten another vamo, but decided i'd rather the more sleek look of the lambo 4.0. also, is my vamo done for?

    it basically has the little piece from a boge f16 stuck in it, i guess i tightened it too much when putting it on, not sure.
  16. Day

    Day Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 7, 2011
    Raleigh, NC
    You can probably fix this for a couple bucks... I fixed mine using this thread... works great now.
  17. thebong24

    thebong24 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 8, 2011
    Las Vegas
    If only they could ship to canada yes the ProVari is a good step up for u... but lavatube is alright too... goodluck :)

    sent from mars
  18. cghildreth

    cghildreth Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 4, 2012
    Central Texas
    @op - Keep the Vamo over the lavatube, zmax, vmax, and most of the other lower end regulated devices.

    To really get a step up from the Vamo in a regulated device, you're gonna need to go with a proVari or other similarly priced mod. The cost/value ratio is pretty difficult to overcome though. I'd probably recommend you just get another Vamo.

    I would highly consider getting a rebuildable genesis style atomize and putting it on the Vamo if you don't have one. The AGA-T2 fits like its made for the Vamo and can be had for less than $30 shipped.

    If you want something different than the Vamo, go for a mech mod. However, to really take advantage of a mech mod, you're going to need a genesis or other rebuildable that you can build an SLR coil for. If you're looking on the cheap, the Smok Natural and AGA-t2 make a pretty good pairing.
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