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VERSION 2.5 Vision ViVi Nova Is IN STOCK Now, VIVI NOVA Review Thread

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  1. VaporHead512

    VaporHead512 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2012
    TX
    :D I live about 10 seconds from Hendrickson in an upper middle class neighborhood. 1 minute down the road is a zebra farm.
     
  2. VaporHead512

    VaporHead512 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2012
    TX
    Nope, never used a clearmozier. My girl has a stardust on her Twists, but I don't have any experience with it.
     
  3. Lt. Col. Killjoy

    Lt. Col. Killjoy Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2011
    Warsaw, Indiana
    I read this entire thread. I'm glad I waited to order a VN. It should be in my mail box today or tomorrow. Thanks to all the early adopters that came here to share their experiences and try to get to the bottom of the problems with the early versions. This is my first order from GV. I have absolutely no previous experience with this company. Mr Badkolo impressed me with his effort to communicate with customers to help get the issues with this thing fixed. I have high hopes for the VN. If I end up liking this setup, GV seems like a great place to buy the equipment.
     
  4. WallyO

    WallyO Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 26, 2012
    Cicero,IL
    Personally, as far as top coils I think the Smok Titan delivers better flavor than the vivi nova. The mini is a bit better than the regular size but both trail the Titan to me. To be perfectly honest I am not overly fond of any of the top coils since the Phoenix bottom coils came out. I'll be surprised if anything comes out in the near future that makes me bump them from my number one spot.
     
  5. zippersnapper

    zippersnapper Moved On ECF Veteran

    Mar 18, 2012

    Trust Wally on ths one........:)
     
  6. Lt. Col. Killjoy

    Lt. Col. Killjoy Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2011
    Warsaw, Indiana
    The Phoenix are on my list to try as well.
     
  7. SpicyMcHaggis

    SpicyMcHaggis Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2012
    Hamilton Ohio
    Make sure you give the Nova time to break in. Those first hits can be nasty for a little while.
     
  8. sandybeach

    sandybeach Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 8, 2011
    Chicago
    Cotton: Wouldn't cotton balls have too many loose fibers to make a good wick? And how do you do it? Thread the cotton through an existing wick, or do you curl your own wire to make a new wick?
     
  9. Hibiscuits

    Hibiscuits Moved On

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bastrop, Texas
    Must be in Blackhawk then :) I lived in Cele, don't blink! Of course it was popular for the movies and some of the best bbq around! This was before Blackhawk was ever imagined. Back in the days of drag racing down Kelly Lane, wow the memories! Zebra farm, haha, that's cool. Used to be a deer farm on the corner of Hodde and Rowe. Gosh, memories of the Hodde house and Jake's Hill. It's grown up so much out there!!
     
  10. Bronze

    Bronze ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Tar Heel State
    Well then your girlfriend can break you in on getting started with your Vivi (unless your fighting or getting the silent treatment).
     
  11. rdsok

    rdsok ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 17, 2012
    Norman, Ok
    There really isn't anything much to teach... it is just a matter of developing the habit to keep the wicks wet by keeping your PV tilted. I like to keep the juice just up to where the wicks enter the head for best flavor.
     
  12. gillist419

    gillist419 Full Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Westeros (aka Ohio)
    I rip and pull a strand of cotton fiber off of the cotton ball. Then I try to pull and stretch untill I get an even-ish piece that's starting to look like a wick. Then, I roll that piece with my fingers, making it skinnier and skinnier. Then I roll it between my palms of my hands making it really skinny. Once I got it looking like one of the silica wicks that come with the nova, I use a small drill bit to help rewrap my coil.

    I guess you can't get any closer to 100% pure cotton, then to pick it off the plant yourself. I boil my cotton for a few minutes.

    I learned a lot from this thread. http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/modding-forum/284030-wick-materials-safe-vs-dangerous.html
    It's massive, but has good info. If anyone would like to ask me more questions about how I rebuild my coils please P.M. me. I want to keep this thread about the vivi nova and how it's built from the factory.
     
  13. Synesthetic

    Synesthetic Full Member

    Oct 11, 2011
    West Haven, CT
    So far things have been mostly peachy with my Vivi. After enjoying a couple tanks with the stock 2.4 head, I decided to switch it out for the 1.8 head. Since the juice I use (SV101 from SmartVapes) is pretty thick with even low VG content, and I've read that cutting the wiicks down may provide better vapor, I decided to trim them down a tad. I also cut a couple notches in the silicon cap per Phils video so it doesn't pinch the wicks. Now all I'm getting is problems. I can't carry the device with me all day and have it NOT leak from the 510 connection. What's more is that if I chain vape a bit, I end up with a tank full of vapor. I'll try to grab a pic if anyone wants to see.

    All in all, I'm hoping to get this thing to work. I've got phoenixes lying about full of juice because they taste like nards on the second fill. Finding juice flavors has never been an issue for me, but finding gear that'll keep working and still taste good is something that has eluded me from day one in vaping.
     
  14. rdsok

    rdsok ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 17, 2012
    Norman, Ok
    I don't think cutting the wicks provides better vapor on certain juices... it provides better or perhaps I should just say more flavor.

    The trimming you did on the silicone cap is the most likely cause of the leaks... that is only for when you aren't getting wicking to start with when you properly tilt the PV so juice is getting to the wicks right... so you caused the leak issues yourself.... it is overwicking now. ( Unless you just didn't get the heads screwed on tight, which is also a cause of this )
     
  15. vdice

    vdice Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 24, 2012
    new jersey
    try this from above post. works like a charm. make it just fit the slots u made

    "I rip and pull a strand of cotton fiber off of the cotton ball. Then I try to pull and stretch untill I get an even-ish piece that's starting to look like a wick. Then, I roll that piece with my fingers, making it skinnier and skinnier. Then I roll it between my palms of my hands making it really skinny. Once I got it looking like one of the silica wicks that come with the nova, I use a small drill bit to help rewrap my coil."

    put it on TOP of your wick, just about an inch long
     
  16. Synesthetic

    Synesthetic Full Member

    Oct 11, 2011
    West Haven, CT
    I figured that had something to do with it. I wasn't really getting a great amt of flavor, so thats what got me doing it in the first place. I'm gonna let these heads run their course and see how I feel about the device then.

    vdice, I'll try that next time I use that head.
     
  17. VaporHead512

    VaporHead512 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2012
    TX
    Ya that's the same farm. They now have deers, zebras, and what appears to be miniature buffalo. I love Cele BBQ. They're only open on weekends now though and you have to make a reservation, so we haven't been in a while.
     
  18. Lt. Col. Killjoy

    Lt. Col. Killjoy Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2011
    Warsaw, Indiana
    I must say I am pleasantly surprised with the nova. My favorite liquid is Ecopure Rich and I couldn't get the stardust to wick it consistently. I haven't had a a dry hit from this thing and I'm almost completely through my first tank. I'm not sure I understand why, since the internals look very similar to the stardust.
     
  19. Bronze

    Bronze ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2012
    The Tar Heel State
    I find that trying to figure anything out with this hobby is a detriment. Approach it like an ocean. When the surf's up, grab your board and enjoy the ride.
     
  20. Lt. Col. Killjoy

    Lt. Col. Killjoy Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2011
    Warsaw, Indiana

    I think you're right about that. I don't plan on analyzing it any further. I've been using cartos for a year and I'm completely blown away by how clean the flavor is on this thing. I have a really nice phiniac on the way and I'm afraid its not going to get very much use.
     
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