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Which RBA sits atop your ProVari?

Discussion in 'ProVari' started by adeline, Nov 10, 2012.

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  1. adeline

    adeline Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 15, 2010
    Cary, NC
    Yeah, yeah. Just bought a damn $80 RBA, 2 glass tanks, 2 different cottons for wicking, and silver nr wire. Ooops! And I STILL need to order from WL. Then, I'm done, I swear! Ugh...

    I will review the Killer. There's already a short thread on it, but of course I'll do it up like last time. :p
  2. donnah

    donnah Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Here's my new purple provari and my new ZAP. I wish I could use the ZAP on the purple one but the wick lines up at an odd angle on it. Which RBA us my favorite? In all honesty.. the $15 Drunker tank! Adeline... what other RBA did you buy? I also ordered some new 14900 batts from superTmfg. I too am going to STOP buying now! :unsure:

  3. lightbud404

    lightbud404 Serial Vapist Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 23, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
  4. Shahzh

    Shahzh Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 3, 2012
    It's a SS ring, which just sits on top. There's another one coming soon that is a Hippo, it screws to the 510 connector.
  5. adeline

    adeline Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 15, 2010
    Cary, NC
    Hey Donnah, nice setups there! I couldn't bring myself to purchase a $150 RBA that leaks if you set it sideways. :/ Maybe someday though!

    I bought the Killer 705 .. The best way to describe it is a rebuildable cartomizer. Build it, put it in a carto tank, fill and go. I'm not sure if it can be used without the carto tank, but I'll find out! Should be interesting! I have a couple different tanks coming, so I'll figure out what works and doesn't. :)

    Oh and the RBC is coming across the pond from Greece, so I have a nice loooong wait to look forward to...
  6. Ansah

    Ansah Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 27, 2012
    When I researched the ZAP last month I came to the exact same conclusion. And not just leaking, but the cap apparently pops off rather easily if you try to carry it around. Phil Busardo called it a "cigar" atty in his review, meaning that it's best used for certain, limited occasions when relaxing at home. Cool, but not $150 worth of cool for me, who doesn't exactly live a gentleman's life of leisure LOL.

    I have a Cobra coming in the mail, which will be my first "top shelf" RBA, but the Killer has moved to the top of my wish list. This is the only rebuildable device I've seen that can be used with standard carto tanks, replacing the disposable carto. What's the fish net filler material called? Seri? Sera? Google isn't turning anything up, so I must have gotten it wrong... Adeline, I look forward to your review of the Killer (I wish it had a more Flower Power-like name, but a rose by any other and all of that...)

    Ah, the search that brought me to this thread. I am looking for a ring that will give me a hybrid look with the Provari and a 510 RBA. It's just cosmetic, I know, but I still want one. Is it likely to impede airflow? And Shahzh, are there places to get these inexpensively?
  7. adeline

    adeline Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 15, 2010
    Cary, NC
    RE: the ZAP. Yeah, I hear you. I like to throw my provari in the case that I use (soft material), throw it in a bag, or throw it directly into the car and go. I hated VVNs because they leaked like crazy (I apparently overfilled them all the time). If a next-gen ZAP comes leak proof and pop-cap proof, I'd be willing to give it a try... After I'd experimented with SS mesh on a cheaper device. Still haven't ventured THAT way yet.

    The killer instantly intrigued me. I always wanted to try carto tanks. I'd pick out a phiniac and put it in the shopping cart every now and then.. But I dislike cartos. They don't last that long for me, you have to fill them JUST right (and often! like an atty, ugh..), and I was not excited about having to either buy pre-punched, or waste a lot of them learning how to punch. Too much effort for a disposable piece. The way I'm going, I try not to buy disposable hardware.

    So when I saw the Killer (I too am not sold on the name), I was very excited. Took about a day for me to decide to give it a shot. Bought that phiniac I always wanted, and a second thinner tank. All glass.. Been wanting to try some citrus juices but afraid of what that could do to the Drunker. And I don't like dripping! I have an A7 for testing my DIY but I don't really enjoy using it for lounging around!

    Apparently they're shipping a ceramic wick in it, but of course I'll be trying all kind of different things. I'm excited to tear it down and put it back together. With the ceramic cup, it should rebuild similar to the Drunker and the VVN, with some major differences.

    What fish net filler material are you talking about? In cartos? I thought that was a poly fill batting? Not sure.
  8. Ansah

    Ansah Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 27, 2012
    The white spongy stuff that you wrap around the Killer center piece. I saw a video (I don't think it was YouTube, but Vimeo or something, I can't remember) and the guy said to get "sera" or "seri" wrap... He even spelled it, in English but with what may have been a Greek accent. It looked like a poly fill kind of thing, but I have no idea what it really is.

    I'll have to go through that Killer thread and see if I can find it again. Or if anyone can tell me what standard, inexpensive carto fill material to get, it would be appreciated.

    I've been doing cartos and DIY carto punches (I've been doing some of about everything it seems) and do like tanked cartos. But yeah, I want to go as non-disposable as possible too. This is why I got excited about the Killer.

    And BOTH my Valley View Tanks with side hole AND Drunker arrived today (this is getting so out of control it's silly). Since the Drunker is already pre-assembled, I'm inclined to just fill it and fire it up, though it might be wise to give it a cleaning first.
  9. Thrasher

    Thrasher ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2012
    Madeira beach, Fla

    cobra and spheroid.

    sera wool
    its filter floss from the petstore.

    you get like a cubic yard for 3 bucks lol
  10. dirfm

    dirfm Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Kayfun III, kayfun mini 2es, vn 2.5...they all look good!
  11. Bob57

    Bob57 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 30, 2012

    Combine it with the drunker review.

    The drunker Killer!
  12. varivapr

    varivapr Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 28, 2013
    New York
    I have a satin silver Provari V2 and a satin black mini V2.5 along with a ZAP and an AGA-T+. The AGA works very well and produces equal vapor quality to the ZAP and leaks less but looks nowhere near as purdy. I bring the provari and AGA to work and everywhere else and use the mini and ZAP at home only. I am very happy with both setups and would highly reccommend the AGA-T+ for a starter rba. Ive spoken with eric at DV and he dropped a hint that there will be new tanks with smooth fired edges coming with the aga very soon. cannot beat that for $30
  13. Thompson

    Thompson Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2012
    North of NorCal
    Not sure which setup I like more...


    And I can switch the Pro-Caps around. I didn't think I'd like the black delrin as much as the aluminum, but so far its taking the cake.

    First is AGA-T (1.6Ω #500 SS) w/brushing
    Second is AGA-T2 (1.7Ω #500 SS)

    So it comes entirely down to aesthetics, as they are performing as close to each other as I can get. The aluminum doesn't quite match the polished SS, possibly why I like the delrin more. It may work with the brushed though, haven't put it on there and checked it out.

    Ideally, there would be a black mini sitting under one of those...
  14. adeline

    adeline Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 15, 2010
    Cary, NC
    Those look nice. The black delrin pro cap looks surprisingly good!
  15. GreekLion

    GreekLion Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 25, 2012
    United States
    Just got one, IT ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!
  16. mike26038

    mike26038 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 2, 2012
    Glen Dale, WV
    We're did you get the Pro-caps?
  17. Blix

    Blix Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2013
    Stabekk, Norway
    Adeline, which size tanks did you buy? The Killer looks like it's fairly thick. Really want to pull the trigger on one myself. :)
  18. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    My AGA T+ has been set up for a couple of days now. Resistance is 1.6 ohm. Not thrilled with the flavor, but I can't decide what flavor to use with it. Tried a coffee, then an apple/cinnamon, and tried some Pluid. The Pluid is definitely coming out tomorrow; in a cartotank it was pleasant tasting like a sweet black jelly bean flavor, but in the AGA its more like black licorice.

    I've always preferred a cooler vape with my cartotanks, so I'm thinking the 1.6 ohm is too low of a resistance for my enjoyment. I may wrap another coil to try for a higher resistance closer to 2.0 -2.4 ohm. Anyone using a coil at that resistance?
  19. Bob57

    Bob57 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 30, 2012
    2 ohm @ 4.2 to 4.4 volts "30 ga Kanthal" is working pretty good for me.
  20. adeline

    adeline Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 15, 2010
    Cary, NC
    I have the Phiniac and the 19mm IBTank.

    I think the wide part of the Killer is only 12mm, should work fine.

    I also don't have my Killer yet. :(
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