I’ve been invited to attend a few events in California this coming weekend…
- Saturday, November 22nd – 2-5PM – Odin Launch Party, E-Cig Gallery, 24781 Alicia Parkway, Ste. D, Laguna Hills, CA
- Saturday, November 22nd – 6-10PM – Vaping Industries 2 Launch Party, 436 32nd Street, Newport Beach CA
- Sunday, November 23rd – 3PM-… – VapeNights LA w/Baker White/Odin – Santa Anita Park Racetrack – 285 W. Huntington Drive. Arcadia, CA 91007
Come on out, have a vape, and enjoy some Odin by Baker White!
A PBusardo Review & Contest – The Vape Prod FL and The Innokin Arachnid Mechanicals
In this video we do a quick show and tell on a Vape Bag from BoomerVape and we add one to the stocking. We then take a look at two mechanicals, one very expensive, one very cheap. We wrap it up with a new contest!
The Post Review Follow-up:
- 11/20/14 – I’ve confirmed with Innokin that the Arachnid uses solid silver (ag 925) contacts and are not plated.
The Photos – Vape Prod FL:
Vape Prod FL Mechanical
The Photos – Innokin Arachnid:
Innokin iTaste Arachnid Mechanical
The brainchild of Dino, Cisco, and Jonboy, this rather plain dripper on the outside (very surprised that Cisco didn’t engrave his face on the side of it, and very happy that Dino didn’t) has a lot of innovative stuff going on inside.
This one looks similar to the Veritas with some of my thumbs down addressed.
IMHO, the included different sized build rods that can be set into the deck acting as a kind of build “jig”, perfectly aligning your coils with the airflow, is an excellent idea. Wonder who’s idea that was? My money is on Jonboy.
This one looks like a flavor machine and I’m looking forward to taking her for a test drive.
The Marquis RDA
The Kanger Sub-Tank arrived today. It’s a very complete kit. Comes with a .5 ohm head installed, an additional 1.2 ohm head, a rebuildable Kayfun like deck with a dual coil installed (didn’t measure the resistance of it yet), organic cotton, extra pre-made coils, and a screwdriver.
The 25mm diameter is very surprising and disappointing, at least for me. It’s rather large when compared to the Aspire Atlantis.
Not 100% sure if this is a prototype or the final market version. I’ll let you know as I find out more.
Some photos for you…
Kanger Sub Tank
According to a press release from Oxford, research showed the use of the word “vape” more than doubled in 2014 over the previous year. Couple that with the growth of electronic cigarettes into a multimillion dollar industry and the Oxford editors decided that the word’s time had come.
See the entire article HERE.
A PBusardo Review – The SVA Mod
In this video we talk about spending money on mods, do a couple show and tells, take a look at the SVA Box Mod, and add a rather special item from a rather special guy to the stocking!
SVA DNA30 Box Mod
I’m hearing a word more and more in the community lately and I’m getting quite disgusted by it. The word is “discouraged“. This email is a perfect example of the things I’m hearing:
I live in south western PA and am becoming very disappointed in the stores in my area. Most cater solely to dripper users and there are a bunch that don’t even carry starter set ups, and if they have them, the selection is very limited.
I have friends that have walked in to get a starter set-up and the salespeople tried to talk them into RDAs, RBAs, and high end mods. They called me and told me what they should start out with. I gave them advice on what I started with, and they said that is what they wanted. They then told me that they felt a lot of pressure from the people working that, they needed to get involved in rebuildables.
I fear that with this growing industry, these store are forgetting that new people start every day and don’t need or want these high end pieces.
I just wanted to tell you that appreciate when you say “if you aren’t smoking, then its working.” I just wish all these store felt the same way.
I do use more high end pieces, but even I feel pressure. I was just criticized for using rebuildable tanks and not a dripper. And I quote “how can you even use thoses, they can’t even compare to a dripper!”
Its a shame. I am getting very discouraged about even still being involved in the vape community because it seems “vape snobs” are ruining the whole experience.
Thanks for listening.
I think it’s very important to not lose sight of why we do what we do, and that’s to help people off of cigarettes. To eventually eliminate the traditional tobacco cigarette. We’re trying to prevent things like cancer, not people using clearomizers… not people who aren’t rebuilding.
It’s also important to understand that not every one wants to drip, or rebuild, or use some crazy high powered or expensive device. No matter WHAT you use, be very very proud of the fact that your don’t smoke anymore.
A vape shop’s most important customer is a smoker. They can’t be made to feel intimidated or overwhelmed by things like rebuilding or dripping off the bat. Any vape shop who thinks a smoker wants to go from the ease and convenience of pulling a cigarette out of the box and lighting it up to the potential complexities of rebuilding and the inconvenience of dripping is sorely misguided, IMHO.
There is nothing wrong with a vape shop catering to the hobbyist or enthusiast side to vaping, but it’s important to keep in mind that not everyone falls into or WILL fall into this category and there’s nothing wrong with that.
The person who vapes an ego with a clearomizer is every bit as much a vaper as everyone else and they need to feel welcome in the community and never looked down upon or made to feel “inferior” in any way.
We vape… we don’t smoke.