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What do you think is the absolute best Provari Topper?

Discussion in 'ProVari' started by glassgal, Nov 3, 2013.

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  1. Namelesss

    Namelesss Full Member

    How about one that's actually in stock and available?
     
  2. SoCalMichelle

    SoCalMichelle Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I like my Aspire BDC Glassomizer tank but it can't screw down all the way or even close or you cut off all air flow...and anything less than "all the way" makes it very unstable...like a bobble head. Taste is great, much better than the Protank II but without being able to screw it down...it kind makes for a sad panda vaper lol.
     
  3. EvilZoe

    EvilZoe Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I'm at the point where I don't even want to look at my Protanks or Hypertanks anymore. Too much stress lately, I guess. Unrelated to the tanks but the tanks were just more frustration added to my other stress....lol

    If I hadn't ordered the wrong sized cartomizers I could fill more carto tanks and have less stress. Just waiting on the delivery for those.
     
  4. kbf101998

    kbf101998 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 30, 2013
    Brentwood, Tn, USA
    I watched a video this morning--PBusardo reviewing the Aspire the 2nd time. He talked about airflow, the Aspire and why it would not work on the Provari--

    He mentioned a device to look for --a little airflow gadget. Like the Hippo but only about $4.00. I think he said the had them at Vermillion River. I have been looking for the Hippo--but it seems to be out of stock everywhere.

    Thought it might be a good option to use with the Aspire until the Hippo is back in stock somewhere.

     
  5. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    You will have to define the word "best". What criteria defines best?

    A cartotank is merely a reservoir to carry the juice, which feeds the cartomizer. It's only function is to do that, and not leak any of the juice. Other than that, tanks only differ by their aesthetic appearance. And beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.

    If your criteria means "best performance", all the tanks will perform equally well for what they do. If it means "best taste", that all depends upon the cartomizer used in them. The three brands of cartomizers (Ikenvape, Boge, & Smoktech) differ enough that one brand may be preferred over the other two brands. The tank itself has no bearing on taste, that is strictly the result of the cartomizer and the juice.

    You can spend $30 for an IBTanked, $45 for a Phiniac, $60 for a Kir Fanis Prive Varadero, or $70 for a Fluid Flask. They will perform exactly the same, taste exactly the same. Their only difference will be in their appearance and the cartomizer which will be YOUR choice.
     
  6. dam718

    dam718 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 30, 2012
    Hawaii
    Baditude is right on the money...

    This is a very subjective topic, obviously... I think the Kir Fanis tanks aesthetically are about as nice as you can get for the ProVari. Machined to perfectly match up. But they're expensive!

    Me being a cheapskate, I've really enjoyed the ProTank 2 (not the original ProTank). Performs great, and sits well on the ProVari.

    But they aren't very consistent. Flavor is great when they are wicking properly, but not every head assembly wicks the same. Some wick great, and some are not so great. I've never had one leak though, which is the important thing for me.

    I like using Cartomizers simply based on the fact that they deliver a consistent experience from every drop of juice. Only reason I use the protanks at all is because, IMO, cartomizer flavor doesn't come through as well as a protank. To me, a ProTank gives a flavor that is second only to a bridgeless dripping atomizer.

    Again... ALL subjective! :) Good luck in your search!

    EDIT: FWIW, and again, this is only IMO, I have a lot of experience with RBA's, and to me the pro's don't outweigh the cons, so I'm done with them... That being said, it is very much so possible to get incredible performance and flavor from an RBA. The ZAP looks great on a ProVari, and there are beauty rings available now that make a big difference when moutning an RBA to a ProVari. If you don't mind the hassle of getting the coils and wicks working right, an RBA can be a rewarding experience.
     
  7. GREEN ZOMBIE

    GREEN ZOMBIE Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 20, 2013
    Calgary AB
    Shave your head!!!
     
  8. GREEN ZOMBIE

    GREEN ZOMBIE Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 20, 2013
    Calgary AB
    Guess I should explain that comment...

    They needs to figure out a better way to allow give on these heads, There is a white grommet/insulator that has a dual function on most heads, It's first function is to hold the coil leads, The second is to allow give when attached to a device.

    Protanks and Davide have this same issue on the single coil heads with that grommet, and i'm sure alot more do as well.

    Anyway, so when you tighten it all the way down to the device, the center contact post on the bottom of the head gets pushed up inside the base and compresses to get a custom fit onto the device, sometimes if the grommet is to large it expands and blocks airflow.

    I spent a good amount of time figuring this issue out awhile back... Have a thread on it somewhere for the Kanger heads also... But what you can do to fix this is "Shave the head". Get a vice or pliers and compress the head "VERY LIGHTLY" then shave the bulging grommet flush with an X-acto knife or any sharp blade... After this it can be tightened snug to the device with no more airflow issues... Just don't get over excited when shaving that grommet, remember it is an insulator for your coil ends also.

    Don't cut your finger off... Have fun and vape on!!! :)
     
  9. dspin

    dspin Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2010
    USA
  10. darkgear

    darkgear Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    So the shopping list for Provari toppers so far is... ;)

    Clearomizers
    Kanger Protank 2
    Aspire BDC
    Hypertank
    iClear 30
    Vivi Nova

    Cartos
    Ikenvape
    Boge

    Tanks
    IBTanked
    Kir Fanis Prive, Prive Special, Prive Veradero
    GP SnP
    ByLeo DBase
    Bedazzled Tubes
    Bella
    Phiniac
    Little Mama tank
    Fluid Flask

    Drippers
    eBaron Dripper Pro
    HH .357
    IGO-L
    Ti Prometey

    RBA
    ZAP
    Fogger V2
    Taifun
    Kayfun

    RBA for Tanks
    Sophia
    Diver
    Killer 705

    Rings
    Hippo
    Loki Lab
    Tatroe
    Cingulum


    glassgal, aren't you glad you asked? :)
     
  11. baghandler

    baghandler Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2013
    Chicago


    Why, it's a Provarianti shopping list! :D

    Although you forgot to include the Loki Labs SS1 tank.
     
  12. darkgear

    darkgear Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oops, I'll update the list after the next 5 pages of this thread ;)
     
  13. Stormy1960

    Stormy1960 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2013
    Lubbock, TX
    Kayfun PV cone works great as a Provari ring for just 8 bucks.
     
  14. glassgal

    glassgal Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2013
    Central Florida
    I AM glad I asked:). Asking people who love Provari what their favorites are is the best way to shorten the shopping list with tried and true, since the potential list could be sooo much longer ;)
     
  15. darkgear

    darkgear Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I think Seapup just beat us all to the Prive Special in the classies. ;) That'll be a hard shopping item to get.
     
  16. Stormy1960

    Stormy1960 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2013
    Lubbock, TX
    She beat me by a minute..LOL I saw on his Facebook that they will be available on Friday
     
  17. darkgear

    darkgear Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I live in the classies and I step out for 10 minutes to get a bite to eat and I missed it. Congrats Seapup :)
     
  18. Seapup

    Seapup Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 20, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Thanks! That was a pretty darned good price on something I've been eager to get. I must have stumbled across it at the same time as Stormy and we hit the post button within less than a minute of each other. Sorry Stormy. :oops: If I don't like it for some reason, I will keep you in mind! :)
     
  19. darkgear

    darkgear Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I actually sent a PM between the two of you. He checked his posts before his PM's.

    Back to the topic. My small collection of toppers so far...
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  20. baghandler

    baghandler Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2013
    Chicago
    NICE! What tank is that with the red o rings, to the left of the red & black IBT?
     
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