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What makes the woodvill such a sought after mod?

Discussion in 'Reos Mods' started by Cptfunpants, Nov 14, 2014.

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  1. Cptfunpants

    Cptfunpants Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 30, 2012
    I do not want to take anything away from the device with this question that isn't my intention. I am genuinely curious. Why are people so hyped about the woodys? The thing I like about the Reo is i can drop it, wash it, do anything with it. I would be worried about doing either of those with the woody, so why is it so sought after?
  2. ReigntheGamer

    ReigntheGamer Account closed on request ECF Veteran

    Oct 14, 2014
    In my opinion it's their beauty, the wood look/patterns are amazing. Granted it's not something I am going to take out for a night of drinking where I may drop it I will save that for the metals. I would say it's a connoisseurs Reo, the one you take better care of than any of the others. It doesn't need to be washed out because you would never carelessly spill liquid in it unless you had an equipment failure. It's like a classic sports car you only drive on the weekends when it's sunny with no chance of rain. You can't just get one whenever so the care you take for it reflects that.

    And I don't even have one YET but that's how I am going to treat mine when I do get it/them.
  3. Papa_Lazarou

    Papa_Lazarou MKUltra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I'd say the allure is equal parts craftsmanship, uniqueness, and rarity (on top of all the great things about the reo design).

    They are simply stunning to see and hold (each one is like a handmade acoustic guitar), and no two are exactly alike. Many a woody is known by its given name in here - they have that level of charisma/mystique/gravitas. They are also far less available than the metal reos and so there's a little supply and demand action going on.

    I, myself, have a lacewood fullsize (named "The Drake") and he is a legend among my RL vaping friends.
  4. six

    six Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2011
    under the blue sky
    A ~hand made (these days there's some CNC helping out the hand, but a whole lot of elbow grease is still required) one of a kind mod is desirable. No two are identicle... and they're REOs.

    The weight. I have an SL Grand... my VVW is only ~70% of the weight of the SL.

    Durability of a Woodville is not a question in my mind. Partly because of the reduced weight, I don't think the occasional drop or tip over is any sort of a problem. My VVW spend over 2 years going everywhere I went every single day. It has put up with quite a lot... I mean, I really try to take care of it, but carry anything every single day for a couple of years and it is bound to hit the ground now and again.
  5. JC Okie

    JC Okie REOnaut Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 2, 2010
    Tulsa, OK
    They are so beautiful.....classy. And they FEEL good in your hand. Then there's the side button.....I love that feature. And in the winter, they're not as cold as a metal REO to grab. The supply/demand, of course, is a real consideration. Many people want what they can't have just because they can't have it.

    My two cents.....
  6. unsure

    unsure ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I have only Woodvils . Besides my personal feeling that I like wood over metal...they are even less hassle free if that's even possible. As hard as I am on mine I never have to clean/adjust/ grind contact or have to add any Noalox. I might be just lucky but in all my years of having accidently abused mine I never had to replace a spring.
  7. Spydro

    Spydro Sindoyen Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 20, 2013
    Sought after because you can't just go to REOSMODS anytime you want to and buy one. It's either try to snag them on the rare Woodvil vapor days with a limited supply of them available, or the classifieds.

    I'm a wood guy, for over 50 years I crafted high grade exotic woods as a hobby, making gun stocks/grips when I owned a gun shop, sometimes as a professional when I was commissioned to do custom work. There has always been a never ending supply of fine wood everything's in my life, homes, etc.

    The Woodvil's appeal to me for the wood that even if standard grade still has uniqueness (a one of a kind); the feel of the wood is preferred over the feel of metal; the lighter weight; the side fire button; and so far the small foot print atty's they have to use if original and not modded. When the new Woodvil's are available next year (either their vapor day or the classies after) I'll be on the hunt for them.
  8. MamaTried

    MamaTried Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 31, 2013
    Northern California
    Well... i've been known to own a Woodvil or two...

    i've also collected several other BF wood mods, some from current modders, and others from the classys, where the original modder has long since disappeared.

    The craftsmanship and artistry has already been mentioned. But, to me it's all that, and the sublime hand feel. Good lord! Holding a Woodvil in your hand just feels so right!

    I love my metal Reos and i love my other BF wood mods, but the Woodvil

    Did you hear about my baby? she come around,
    She come round here, the head to the ground?
    Come round here just about midnight,
    She makes me feel so good, make me feel all right.
  9. unsure

    unsure ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    You inspired me to add to the music thread.

    The only thing I regret is the limitation of RBAs with wood REOs and now that problem will be gone forever. :)
  10. keepsmiling

    keepsmiling Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2014
    They are gorgeous and have character!
    What are the limitations of RBAs on a woodvil if you don't mind me asking?
  11. Spydro

    Spydro Sindoyen Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 20, 2013
    "now that problem will be gone forever" suggests the reference to limitation of RBA's was to the limitation of only using the small footprint RBA's with the stock, brass catch cup.

    Not a problem for me on the Woodies... I like the smaller footprint RBA's on all my Reos, metal or wood, and am not interested in running 22mm RBA's on them at all. I have a BF 22mm still NIB that will never be used IOW. My Woodies only get VA Cyclones, RM2's, RM3's, an IGO-S or ERA types. My largest BF being used on the metal Reos are the Nuppin's and sometimes the Atomic, but more often instead of the Atomic it's RM2's or RM3's.
  12. keepsmiling

    keepsmiling Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2014
    Why does the single coil RM3 on Rob's site show three posts? What is ERA type, a hornet, divo? Can the chalice II work?
  13. unsure

    unsure ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    You'd be correct. The NEW Woodvils with the NEW 510 connector will be LP and any size RBA can be used big or small. If it weren't for my disability I'd grind my Woodvils down but I can't. Not wanting to wait I have found another wood LP mechanical mod to hold me over till Rob has is sale in Feb. I have been starring at a Mephisto and Odin I got turned into BF with coils and wicks waiting on my new mod to arrive. :facepalm:
  14. nerak

    nerak ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Wood REO's, let's see.

    As many have said they are each unique. You can't just switch doors. They vary slightly, but enough that none is as good a fit as the one that was made for that body.

    The woods used. Some more common woods, walnut, ebony, purpleheart, cocobolo and a few more are seen in most runs. But then there are the exotic and special cuts of woods that present such a variety of grains, patterns, and colors.

    The feel. Wow, it is tough to explain. For most of us that very first time we pick up a wood REO and wrap our hand and fingers around it is almost magical. They just fit, and feel like an extension of our hand.

    Every size is special. Each give a little different fit in hand. I am amazed that my little Mini Woodvils hit just as hard as their big brother Woodvils. And how the heck does Robert make such a tiny wood REO with the same fit and finish? Amazing!

    I have 40 wood REO's. And if I could I would have many more.

    Wood REO's......there just ain't nothing better!

  15. eratikmind

    eratikmind Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Personally, a nicely crafted wood mod has its own unique look and feel.
  16. rudy4653

    rudy4653 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 2, 2012
    Just had to do it didn't you!!!
    Always a sight to behold! :p
  17. canoeist

    canoeist Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 29, 2011
    Piedmont, SC
    I own a few also. Like the perfect cup of coffee, hard to explain, you just know it when you find it.
  18. Doffy

    Doffy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 15, 2014
    I am determined not to buy a woodville "just because". I prefer metal of the mods that I have used, next in line is a TRA for the feel that people talk about.

    I'm not against wood, just my personal preference. And I suspect I'd be someone who lists it in the classies to fund a new metal REO
  19. JC Okie

    JC Okie REOnaut Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 2, 2010
    Tulsa, OK
    THERE is the picture and the testimonial! Was hoping you'd weigh in, Karen. Gorgeous collection....simply stunning.
  20. rudy4653

    rudy4653 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 2, 2012
    Looks like the production timeline pictures Rob puts out when he does the Woodvil runs! :)
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