His name is Russ and he has a show (audio only) on VP Live called ClickBang Radio.
His show is mostly about vaping but sometimes goes off the beaten path.
Since I like to keep you guys posted on things I enjoy when it comes to vaping, I thought I’d finally make this post, because this is one of them. It’s long overdue as I’ve been listening since I found his show.
Some of you may call him a muckraker.
Some of you may even call him an asshole.
Yet when I listen, I hear some real, no-bullshit brilliance in many of the things he says and how he says them.
I may not agree with everything he has to say, and I’ve said MANY times in the past that I HATE the drama of vaping, yet I can’t stop listening.
I pray to God I’m never on the receiving end of his wrath!
I’d like to know if they’re talking smack about me in the German portions of this video! LOL!
Congrats Pixel on hitting your 500th subscriber & thanks for including me in your video!
May you have many more and continue in your efforts to help vapers!
BTW – the winner (Joshua) actually contacted me and thanked me for guiding your hand which I thought was really cool. Unfortunately, the rest of Germany also contacted me and they’re not too happy!
The new Kanger Pro Tank. Sleek, Sexy, Shiny, and GLASS!
Let’s hope it vapes as good as it looks.
So my experience with the FC2000 ceramic with for genesis attys has been a challenge. First several attempts ended in cracked wicks. The next attempt, using the Petar K method give me a wick that fit too loosely in the coil. This time, rather than adjusting the bit size for the wrap, I decided to wrap the wick directly outside of the device.
I torched the Kanthal (28, A-1) first to get rid of some of the springiness and so that any expansion would occur before it was wrapped.
Here it is in the DID and firing nicely… ok so it ain’t too pretty.
For the next step, while trimming the Kanthal, insert the wire into your thumb. You can skip this step if you like.
Unfortunately the wick was a little high, so when the cap went on, crack it went.
Here’s the proof:
One more time…
Seems to be working ok. Not great, not bad, but I need more time with it. Also note that I’m started this little experiment with a very thin liquid, damn near watery.
I’ll keep you posted, but for now, back to the Groove evaluation.
A PBusardo Review & Contest – Innokin SVD & iClear30
The Post Review Follow-up:
- 2/11/13 – I’ve heard some comments that the plastic disc in the battery cap may prevent venting. I need to check this tonight. If that’s the case, it’s an automatic thumbs down. Good thing this is a review/pre-production unit.
- 2/11/13 – I’ve heard the estimated price on the kit will be around $70.
- 2/11/13 – From Innokin -SVD stands for Super Vapor Device
- 2/11/13 – Battery designation in the video was described as “18 mm x 65.0 mm. It’s actually 18mm x 65mm and the “0″ indicates the shape, in this case cylindrical. Thanks for the comments everyone! This old dog loves learning new tricks!!
- 2/11/13 – More from Innokin. They are listening!!
Here is information that I collected , the production version will make below improves
1) both + – buttons ,lock avoid by accidently adjust when hand around SVD
2) make tube edge more smooth
3) reduce inner telescopic tube threads , so screw down more easy.
4) make bottom cap (-)vent do passthrough air
5) update and avoid electronic bug
6) I think we will add another bottom cap to screw directly , so 3 options for consumers
Small Telescopic Tube (18350/18500)
Big Telescopic Tube (18500/18650)
Bottom Cap Only (18350), no telescopic tube
- 2/11/13 – Even more from Innokin:
Bottom cap color didn’t match SVD body , SVD body is stainless steel material , bottom (-) cap is copper with plating chrome, engineer say copper materiel more connection electricity/ electric conduction.
I also don’t like my SVD inner tube many threads , we will going to reduce threads , so can take off telescopic tubes easier .
we also will going to make inner thread more smooth and precise , when screw and not wiggle
about + – button , we will think about change position , I will follow and talk to engineer about this issue , although can not be same as Vamo or Lavatube , but we need make easy use
we will listen your advice , maintain quality of iClear30
sum up , thanks for your everything , I am sure we will make nice job for production version .
- 2/18/13 – iTaste SVD starter kit retail price in U.S. will be USD$99.99
SVD & iClear 30
Here it is! The A.P.S. (advanced Pulling System) for the ADAM from Team Rampage. What is it? Basically an Atty Tank! It automatically pulls e-liquid (from the suction action of your draw) up from the tank section into your bottom feeding atty. I have it set up with my HH.357. So far, I’m pretty damn impressed.
All the vapor, flavor, and TH from the 357 without the need to drip or squeeze a little bottle. My God this may be Dimitris’ dream!
Time to order more 357s!
Look for a review soon (ok, yeah, I know the size of the Review Queue… “soon” is relative).
Vendor Link: Team Rampage
I have come up with a new test for electronic cigarettes. Here is the procedure:
Step 1 – Drive home from work mentally preparing yourself for snow blowing and shoveling.
Step 2 – VERY IMPORTANT – as you get out of your vehicle drop your device in a foot of fresh heavy snow. In this case, the Innokin SVD review unit. NOTES – old snow can also be used, but depth should be a foot or greater, snow density may also affect your results.
Step 3 – Go into the house, see another device and begin vaping it.
Step 4 – In about an hour, notice you haven’t seen the SVD in a while.
Step 5 – Begin looking all over the house for the device. Including coat pockets, different rooms, tables, counters (now getting desperate…) the garbage, refrigerator (it’s happened), sock and underwear drawer, under the cat (dog can be substituted) and of course, next to the shitter (oh come on, you’ve never left one there?)
Step 6 – Go outside into the snow and search your vehicle. If found, the test was not conducted properly. If not, continue on to next step.
Step 7 – Go back into the house and repeat step 5.
Step 8 – Come to the realization that you’re a dumb ass and have dropped a brand new review unit in the snow somewhere between the vehicle and the house.
Step 9 – Bundle up and head back outside.
Step 10 – Start kicking the snow around and find that it’s too heavy to feel the device.
Step 11 – Get on your hands and knees in the snow and begin to feel your way with your hands.
Step 12 – Find the device by the vehicle (and be happy you didn’t start at the house).
Step 13 – Take a photo so others can laugh at you.
Step 14 – Take the unit inside, remove the battery, and dry everything off.
Step 15 – Let it come back to room temperature, insert the battery, and cross fingers…
Although I’m sure most devices would fair the same way, I’m certainly happy that the SVD review unit did.
Step 16 – Consider moving to Florida.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Vaping Pink Spot’s Peach Pit Tobacco today. I have no plans for an “official” video review on this one, but lemme tell ya… AWESOME!
I tried this juice when it first came in and loved it. But I put it aside cause I knew it would be a long time before I got to the review, so there the bottle sat… just staring at me.
Last night after playing with my gennys I gave into temptation and loaded it in the iClear30 that sat on top of the Innokin SVD that I’m currently evaluating.
Just love this juice. Sometimes you get two flavors that taste like one sitting on top of one another, this one is just a terrific BLEND of ripe peach and a very pleasant tobacco flavor.
Terrific vapor, flavor, and TH hit on this one. Very pleased.
If I do decide to do a vid on them, you’ll only be able to see an empty bottle.
Thumbs up and a street shout out!!
As I continue my journey into the world of the Genesis Style atty, I decided to try the Petar K method tonight with the Z-Atty Pro.
I had my doubts about this method. My biggest concern was with the coil making proper contact with the wick and therefore the juice.
I’m one of those guys who doesn’t believe anything until I try it for myself.
The results? I’m really happy.
Click on the little “i” in the upper right of the gallery to see my comments on the photos.
Thanks to everyone for all the helpful tips and tricks and to Petar for this method. Very much appreciated!
Here is my set of brandy new drill bits to try Petar's method. I bought a new set to perfectly match the wick holes in the gennys. I love Harbor Freight![img src=http://www.tasteyourjuice.com/wordpress/wp-content/flagallery/wickandwire_020713/thumbs/thumbs_img_1870.jpg]39750
So what's the first thing I do with my shiny new drill bits? Well, cut them down to size of course! [img src=http://www.tasteyourjuice.com/wordpress/wp-content/flagallery/wickandwire_020713/thumbs/thumbs_img_1871.jpg]39650
This way the I could put the drill side of the bit into the atty and be left with the smooth side to wrap the coil around.
I also removed the insulator from the ZAP to allow for a larger wick.
Wrapping around the drill bit allowed for a very tight, purdy coil. It also allowed me to do it pretty quickly.[img src=http://www.tasteyourjuice.com/wordpress/wp-content/flagallery/wickandwire_020713/thumbs/thumbs_img_1873.jpg]39500
Here's the first coil. Oh so pretty, but not enough resistance. I was shooting for a 1.5 Ohm coil. This was 1.1 Ohms.[img src=http://www.tasteyourjuice.com/wordpress/wp-content/flagallery/wickandwire_020713/thumbs/thumbs_img_1874.jpg]34180
I wanted to experiment with the new FC2000 ceramic wicks first. You can see from the following photos that the wick did not make very good contact with the coil. I got some vapor, but not very much and then the coils started to glow. So this experiment was a bust. I'm going to need to either wrap them out of the device, or use a smaller drill bit. I'll revisit the ceramic wick in the future.[img src=http://www.tasteyourjuice.com/wordpress/wp-content/flagallery/wickandwire_020713/thumbs/thumbs_img_1875.jpg]36720
Added another wrap and here's the second coil. I'm using 28 AWG Kanthal A-1 Spec.[img src=http://www.tasteyourjuice.com/wordpress/wp-content/flagallery/wickandwire_020713/thumbs/thumbs_img_1876.jpg]26400
The ProVari is able to fire this up to 4.5 V. Anything higher spits an E2 error, Current Limit Exceeded.[img src=http://www.tasteyourjuice.com/wordpress/wp-content/flagallery/wickandwire_020713/thumbs/thumbs_img_1881.jpg]27820
The result... lots of vapor action and NO HOT SPOTS.
How about that!
I've fallen in love with the ZAP all over again. It's like running into an old girlfriend, only now she has a boob job.[img src=http://www.tasteyourjuice.com/wordpress/wp-content/flagallery/wickandwire_020713/thumbs/thumbs_img_1882.jpg]29980
I pulled the ceramic and made a 400 mesh wick. I rolled it just tight enough to fit into the coil then oxidized it. To further test this method, I fired the wick once before it was rolled and three times quickly without quenching.
I soaked it with e-liquid and burned it twice.
I gently inserted the wick into the coil. I was actually quite pleased and surprised with how good the fit was and how well the coil made contact with it.[img src=http://www.tasteyourjuice.com/wordpress/wp-content/flagallery/wickandwire_020713/thumbs/thumbs_img_1883.jpg]28090
This coil came in at 1.3 Ohms. I'm happy.[img src=http://www.tasteyourjuice.com/wordpress/wp-content/flagallery/wickandwire_020713/thumbs/thumbs_img_1892.jpg]25580
So there you go folks. I continue on my journey into the genesis style atty. Thanks for coming along with me. Be safe![img src=http://www.tasteyourjuice.com/wordpress/wp-content/flagallery/wickandwire_020713/thumbs/thumbs_img_1899.jpg]25450
I'm really pleased with the Petar K method, the ease of the build, and the results in vape quality. How pleased? My new cut drill bits get their own drawer.