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Which Ikenvape cartos for IBTank

Discussion in 'ProVari' started by Dragline, Jan 29, 2014.

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  1. Dragline

    Dragline Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    I, following Baditude's advice, switched to cargo tanks recently and purchased my very own IBTanked, which by the way I love and it looks especially good on my ProVari. I only have a few cartos and plan to get more. I also plan to get more tanks from IBT. I've heard all the raves about the IKV cartos and want to try them.

    Only thing is there are so many options I don't know what to get. Using a 19mm Xl or a 22mm Xl tank. Bobas Bounty, HHV at 70pg/30vg, and Backwoods Brew juices. Which IKV cartos should I get
     
  2. serenity21899

    serenity21899 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 18, 2013
    Antioch IL
    I use about the same ratio as you do and I like the Mega Fusion. However, due to some recent quality issues, I am trying the Platinum this time around. For the Bobas, since it is high in VG, it will probably be suggested you use slotted ones. Sorry, I realize that didn't help. It's really a matter of personal preference.
     
  3. Ozwald

    Ozwald Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 12, 2013
    Montana
    The last batch of Fusions were made by a new supplier & there were a ton of issues with them. There's supposed to be some new ones coming in soon that are either from the original place or another new place.

    They replaced my bad ones with some Platinums & I hate them. You can't use the Thingy method to fill them - you'll push the carto just enough & lose your juice. They're slightly shorter than the Fusions, so there's no room for error - they just barely fit in the tanks & the slightest bump can create a leak at either end. I'm going to give this new batch of Fusions a try. They do have a better flavor than the Smok's, but I don't find them lasting any longer than the Smok's.

    If you're wondering about the regular vs mega, you'll need mega's to go with your XL tank.
     
  4. amp79423

    amp79423 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2013
    Lubbock, TX, USA
    I have the mega platinums in my xl ibtanked and have filled using my thingy without a problem. My first few tries at filling the tank, however, were difficult as I kept pushing the base of the carto through the tube...big mess. I found that if I support the top caps with my index and middle fingers while pushing the carto in with just the tips of my thumbs I can get it in without upsizing too far.


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  5. AmandaD

    AmandaD Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 9, 2013
    So Cal
    I just ordered the XL platinums to give them a try as the Fusions are still out of stock. But I'm a little apprehesive, because I really like the ease of working with flanges!
     
  6. Mario87

    Mario87 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 23, 2013
    Miami, Florida
    I love Ikenvape, but as stated by others, I stop ordering. The last batch I got of fusions were horrible, they were lasting only a few hours. I have been using Boge F16 with no issues so far. I will definitely go back to Ikenvape if they fix the problem.
     
  7. Train2

    Train2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 11, 2013
    CA, USA
    I've been trying to decide on cartos, and my favorites are the platinum IKV. But I'm still playing with LR and SR and even a couple slotted.
    I found I have like ONE tank where the "thingy" pushes the carto around a bit - it doesn't cause a problem in others. And I REALLY don't like the "gap" that a flanged carto can contribute to, depending on my setup.
    I've got a couple arrangement where there's a gap, but it keeps them from being my favorites...
     
  8. Susan W.

    Susan W. Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 30, 2013
    Torrance, CA
    I use some dark, sweet juice that seems to clog up every carto within a day or less EXCEPT for the Ikenvape Platinum Punch V2. I have no idea why the slotted ones don't work as well. They just don't. I'm saving all the Platinum V2's just for this juice, the other cartos seem to work fine for other juices.
     
  9. RuDawg7890

    RuDawg7890 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I just got the in stock email notification from ikenvape's for the platinum punch v2's so I ordered a bunch. Hoping since they were out of stock for a while that the bug has been fixed. They just sent me shipping notice a few hours ago so I'll report back soon.


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  10. mackman

    mackman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
    NorCal
    I vape a lot of dark 100%VG juice and I like Ikenvape Platinum S (slotted)
     
  11. RuDawg7890

    RuDawg7890 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Thanks! I forget all about their slotted cartos! Just placed another order, we'll see which ones I like better, I vape mostly 100%VG as well.
     
  12. RuDawg7890

    RuDawg7890 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I received this order on Friday. Loaded my IBT with an LR (I ordered SRs too) one yesterday. These are definitely waaaay better than the Smok's. The punch hole is probably twice the size of the Smok holes. Better TH, better flavor, better vape!
     
  13. RuDawg7890

    RuDawg7890 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oh, and I should add that I can really tell these cartos are working better than the Smoks with VCV 100%VG juice since I'm burning through juice a heck of a lot faster now!
     
  14. Ozwald

    Ozwald Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 12, 2013
    Montana
    The Fusions have the same size hole as the Smok, the Platinums are the only ones with the larger holes.
     
  15. RuDawg7890

    RuDawg7890 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Good to know, thanks man!

    I have the slotted ones on the way too, they have me curious.
     
  16. AmandaD

    AmandaD Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 9, 2013
    So Cal
    I was also waiting for the Fusions but ended up ordering the Platinums in the meantime - I use the 19mm XL IB Tanks, so I ordered the mega SRs. Am going to load up some juice and try them today!
     
  17. Ozwald

    Ozwald Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 12, 2013
    Montana
    I haven't tried the slotted ones. Good luck with the Platinums. The batting density is looser in the Platinums than the Fusions, combined with the larger hole it works much better with VG heavy juices. The coils are different too - the looser draw on the Platinums is designed for more flavor & the coil makes up a little bit of the missing TH, the tighter draw on the Fusion is more about the hit & the coil keeps the flavor in check.

    My biggest problem with the Platinums is the lack of a flange & they're just a touch shorter making them a bit more difficult to prime. The slightly shorter length doesn't give you much 'oops' room either.
     
  18. RuDawg7890

    RuDawg7890 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    So far so good! I didn't have any problems without the flange, although I was very cautious. No issues "fiddling with the thingy".
    I'm really liking the platinum so far. Only issue with the first one is that the drip tip end was a little out-of-round, making it impossible to use my favorite tip without destroying the o-ring. I had use a tip that I knew was a looser fit.
     
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