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Authentic MKWS NR-R-NR Resistance Wire for RBA Atomizers (100-Pack)
Authentic MKWS NR-R-NR Resistance Wire for RBA Atomizers (100-Pack)

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Overall   (4.5)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
PROS
Intense flavour quick ramp up low wattage needed = better battery life huge vapour production Good welds
CONS
springy some in the pack were longer than others (Ohms read slightly different
Not having built with Stainless Steel before, I struggled a little with my first couple of builds. This wire is much more springy than Kanghal and I had a hard time getting my coils to look nice and straight on my atomizers. I was also hoping that there would be more wire to build larger coils with more wraps but I guess I would need to find a different gauge wire for that as this is quite thin wire. This isn't a con but I thought I should mention it as I wasn't expecting it and others reading this may not know what to expect as well. I have built two RTA's and two RDA's with these wires so far and I have to say that I was completely blown away by the intensity of the flavour and vapour. It was again, very unexpected. For example - I used the 1 ohm wires to put a dual coil build into my Belus RTA which ended up ohming out at 0.47 ohms. These ended up being spaced coils as I could not (yet) make a tight micro coil). I had to take it off of my mech and and put it on a regulated mod to turn down the wattage to 22 watts / 3.21 volts as the vape was way too intense for me on my mech with a fully charged battery at 4.2 volts. Lower wattage will result in better battery life so this is a plus. I aslo installed a 0.8 ohm coil on my Subtank mini and I installed a single coil 0.8 ohm coil and a single coil 0.5 ohm into a couple of my derringers and these turned out to be amazing on my mechs; however, the 0.5 ohm derringer is extremely rowdy. I am amazed with how different Stainless Steel wire is compared to Kanthal. Much better flavour, quicker ramp up than Kanthal, more vapour than Kanthal and all with less power being needed. I have to say that using these wires in RTA's will definately improve the performance with both flavour and vapour production. Before my coils were installed, they seemed weak and were springy which is why I had a little bit of difficulty building and installing them (I am use to using lower gauge kanthal mostly); however, after you use them / they heat up, it seems that they stiffen / harden right up. Although I say that I had a little bit of difficulty building and installing these, it is important to note that it really wasn't that difficult with these wires. i didn't have any hot spots or anything and the coils did heat up evenly right away - it is just that I found these wires to require different handling, building, installing than what I am use to with Kanthal, but learning to use these wires is definitely worth it considering all of the pro's I've mentioned. I am also feeling that I may need to lower my nic levels using these wires because the improved vape quality is that much more intense than Kanthal.
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Authentic UD Vape Pocket Carry Bag for E-Cigarettes
Authentic UD Vape Pocket Carry Bag for E-Cigarettes

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Overall   (5.0)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
PROS
Very well made Strong, durable material small case / holds a lot of stuff Soft interior won't scratch mods
CONS
I want another one now
This is a great case. I was considering purchasing one of the cheaper bags similar to this one; however, opted for this one due to the material used inside which is a nice soft material that won't scratch your mods. I was / am not disappointed. Although this was more expensive, I believe that the extra money spent was well spent considering how well made, strong and durable this case is and how well protected my mods and atomizers are inside this bag. It holds a lot, I have 6 18650 batteries, two box mods, five mech mods and seven atomizers stored in this bag along with some rebuilding tools and supplies, yet it is small enough to easily fit into my corporate jungle high sierra backpack. I intend on buying another one and can easily recommend this bag to anyone who wishes to safely carry around a good amount of gear.
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Authentic Eleaf GS-Tank Bottom Coil Clearomizer
Authentic Eleaf GS-Tank Bottom Coil Clearomizer

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
PROS
Still good (See my other review
CONS
510 center pin is loose and wobbles included NI200 coils may have had crappy insulators
I still stand by my initial review; however, I feel I must add this update. I have figured out after burning the insulators on two coils that the 510 center pin on my device is loose and can wobble and become crooked. I burned the insulators on two of my coils (I think) because of this since if the 510 pin is not making a great connection with the mod, the temperature control efficiency seems to be off (I have read that for temperature control to work best, a solid connection is needed) - I have run this on both the istick 40 watt (Purchased elswhere) and the 60 watt zero clone (from here). I have found with both devices that when the 510 pin was crooked, this tank and coils got hotter than it should and got hotter than the insulators on the coils could handle. Since I have noticed this, I have been checking and adjusting the 510 pin (BY tapping it straight) and have not burned an insulator since. I have four coils left and will report accordingly as to how these do and may also update my review on the coils accordingly. Note - The two coils whose insulators burned were the ones that came with the tank. the one that seems to be working better now ( also since I have been ensuring the 510 pin is straight) came from a separate 5 pack of NI200 coils that I purchased. I realize that this may actually be an issue with the insulators not being up to the job so take this as a warning about maybe these having poor insulators. These coils and this tank do get hot, and I prefer a warm vape. I don't crank the temp above 400 yet was still burning insulators. Again, I think that it was because of the crooked 510 center pin on the tank but it could be that these actually do have crappy insulators.
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ZERO Modz Styled VW Variable Wattage APV Box Mod
ZERO Modz Styled VW Variable Wattage APV Box Mod

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Overall   (4.7)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Temp control works superbly build quality is excellent battery life is good a lot of user control classy looking device
CONS
initially 510 pin was hard to get loose to adjust user manual not the greatest
I recommend this device. The manual is not the greatest; however, there is a lot of information available on youtube and in various ecig forums where you can learn how to use this device. It is not difficult to learn to use. I believe this is the GEECO Zero as it seems to function exactly as the GEECO version does. When I received my Zero mod, I was surprised by how much smaller it was than I expected as well as how solid and how heavy the device was. This certainly feels like a very well built, high quality device. The device is beautiful and works flawlessly. I made the mistake of not calibrating the device and atomizer correctly when I first tried using it and also did not have a solid enough connection between my atty and device. This resulted in inaccurate temp control and my atty was pushed harder than it should have been resulting in an unpleasant taste. Once I calibrated my atty / mod properly and raised the 510 pin up a few turns to get a solid connection temp control worked flawlessly and the flavor and vapor production were better than I expected. Note - my Zero read my atomizer resistance correctly and fired no problem even when the connection between the 510 and atomizer was not very solid. If I would not have read in some forums that you have to make sure that you have a great connection for temp control to work accurately, I never would have tried adjusting the 510 pin up a bit to make a better connection with my atty and would still be struggling to figure out why temp control wasn't working properly. Once I raised the 510 pin the connection was much more solid - the atty still sit flush with the device and temp control worked flawlessly - No more overheating my coil or temp protection stalling the vape experience. This Zero also functions very very well in wattage mod with Kanthal builds up to 60 watts. Very very nice vape. Wow - I love how this device works. My only other temperature control device is the istick 40 watt and this zero mod works much much better. I get a much better vape and have been using it every day.
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Authentic Eleaf GS-Tank Pure Cotton Coil Head (5-Pack)
Authentic Eleaf GS-Tank Pure Cotton Coil Head (5-Pack)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
PROS
Flavor production is great Vapor production is decent Can handle the heat better than the Ni200 coils More airflow than Ni200 version Price
CONS
none
These coils are great - The flavor these produce is exceptional for such a tiny higher ohm coil. Mouth to lung draws are wonderful with these and with the right juice, I get a very nice throat hit. You can; however, take a direct lung hit with these easier than with the Ni200 version of these coils (Still a bit tight but easier). I actually find that that the flavor is better on these than the Ni200 coils and I guarantee that I will be buying more of these.
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