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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Mon May 05, 2014 6:02 pm

quim wrote:i did it "cold Turkey" 6.5 years now


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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Mon May 05, 2014 6:06 pm

quim wrote:i did it "cold Turkey" 6.5 years now


Well done! I just can't do cold turkey haha
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Mon May 05, 2014 6:07 pm

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Which coil do you use? 1.6 or 1.8?

How long are the coils lasting compared to your Vivi?


I am using the 1.8 @ 4.2

It has been a week today and still on same coil, still strong.


Cheers, please let me know how long they last on average when you've been using it for a while. :thumb:

The adjustable airflow should help the coils last longer :thumb:
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Tue May 06, 2014 6:46 am

Pete,

Are you using the Nautillus on your Provari..?
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Tue May 06, 2014 2:33 pm

Gareth wrote:Pete,

Are you using the Nautillus on your Provari..?



Yes I am.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Tue May 13, 2014 2:47 am

For some time now I have been considering getting a backup for my Provari....just in case it decides to fail....!

After all, nothing lasts forever, and I'd hate to think I was stranded and unable to vape.

So, my question is, can anyone recommend an inexpensive but reasonably reliable unit I can keep handy as a backup ?
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Tue May 13, 2014 10:55 am

Another Provari!

Haha just kidding. I bought my mother a Smoktech SID. VV and VW with OLED screen. Comes with all the tubes for various size batteries.

http://www.cloud9vaping.co.uk/SID

It's 4 times cheaper than a Provari. Just don't expect the finish to be as perfect, or feel as good in the hand. Still does the job though.

Speaking of Provari, I might get another. The mini one I have runs out of battery far too quickly, even an EGO battery seems to last longer. :lol: So I'm probably going to get an extension cap or just get another Provari and retire my old one as a spare. I've seen dozens of different mods and nothing touches the Provari quality IMO. The thing with Provari too, is they get better with age, looking all rugged and used...I love it! The only other one I'd consider is the Semovar.

Check out this mobile phone mod: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

http://www.ukecigstore.com/accessories/ ... lotus.html

Also check out Cloud 9's big battery mods....they only sell the best/safest stuff, tried and tested.

http://www.cloud9vaping.co.uk/epages/yx ... ageSize=30

The SvoeMesto Semovar is also one of the best mods out there. Quality seems to rival the Provari. It's from the same maker as the Kayfun.

http://www.cloud9vaping.co.uk/epages/yx ... VR-BASE-SP

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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Wed May 14, 2014 2:59 am

Thanks Oli.

Maybe it's not so silly to spend another $200 on another Provari. I'd be hard pressed to justify spending that sort of money on a backup device, but then again, if my Provari decides to go toes up I'd buy another one anyway....it's worth pondering...but maybe a cheap backup to get me over the line if it happens is the way to go in the meantime.

Vapeking in Australia are selling the Smoketech SID for $29.95 (half price)....might get one...!

Oli, just get some new batteries....I get between 24 and 36 hours out of a battery (vaping at 4.8V generally gives me 24 hours, whereas 4.2V will last about 36 hours....seems to be a bit less on weekends though because I vape a bit more often.

I have 4 batteries now....so I can go away for several days without worrying about recharging.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Wed May 14, 2014 4:53 am

Steampunk....!!

...and they have sold out at a whopping $699 each....!!

http://www.deliciousmonsta.com/collecti ... unk-vapors

hmmmmmm....I reckon I can see a modelling challenge for the Steampunk experts in the main forum :lol:
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Postby olishea » Wed May 14, 2014 11:55 am

That looks crazy!! I must admit though, I'm a fan of the Lord of the Rings style pipes. Can imagine looking really smug vaping away with one of those haha

Thanks for battery info, mine does literally last 2 hours @4.2volts. I was just suckered in by the "dimple" design of the provari mini....it looks great but it's totally impractical. :lol:

Yeah that price is very good indeed. I can't see any fault with the SID, it just doesn't feel as good as a provari in the hand that's all. It comes with all the tubes so you can carry on using your big batteries if need be.

Anyway, doesn't the provari come with a lifetime guarantee? Or is that just the cheapest one?

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Also you can get the Thor hammer! :lol:

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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Wed May 14, 2014 4:34 pm

To anyone who cares....I broke down the cost of DIY E-Liquid into price per ml. This is based on the price of the ingredients I buy in the UK. You can probably get nicotine cheaper in bulk quantities.

Nicotine......20 pence per ml
PG..............3.6 pence per ml
VG..............3.6 pence per ml
Flavouring..38 pence per ml

As you can see, the flavouring is actually the most expensive part of the mixing process, not the nicotine.

So a 100ml 60/40 mix of 12mg E-Liquid with 10% flavour costs me £10.50 to make.

That's £1.05 per 10ml bottle. They are normally £3.50-£6 in the shops. A massive saving.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Thu May 15, 2014 12:28 am

Love the Thor Hammer.

I wonder how I would explain my way past airport security with that in my bag...!! :lol:
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Thu May 15, 2014 12:37 am

hahaha it would actually be pretty lethal wouldn't it! You can also take the grenade, you would absolutely not get on a plane!



Some people take things way too far: :lol:

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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Thu May 15, 2014 2:17 am

:lol:
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby stefanq » Fri May 16, 2014 7:38 pm

Chilling' with a friend of mine ( my vaper apprentice ).
The one on the left, is my precious. And yes, it's a clone, sorry Oli. :oops:
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Fri May 16, 2014 8:23 pm

stefanq wrote:The one on the left, is my precious. And yes, it's a clone, sorry Oli. :oops:


Do you think I am the Vape Police? hahaha

2 lovely looking setups! :D
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:11 am

Vaping News....Squape Reloaded is just about to come out. Swiss made rebuildable atomiser.

http://www.cloud9vaping.co.uk/epages/yx ... cts/SQR-01

How is everyone getting on? Any new vaping gear?

I think it's time to retire my Kayfun and Provari Mini. The battery just doesn't last long enough on the Mini and I'm gonna keep the Kayfun as a spare setup.

My next vape mail is the Svoemesto Semovar 18650 Mod and the Svoemesto Kayfun Lite Plus. :ecstatic:

http://www.cloud9vaping.co.uk/epages/yx ... VR-BASE-SP

http://www.cloud9vaping.co.uk/epages/yx ... LITE-PLUS2

Should look a bit like this, apart from the chopsticks. :lol:



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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:57 am

Oh and other news, my girlfriend bought a really cheap variable voltage mod for £20! Goes with her new Protank 3.

It's called the X6. There are 3 voltage settings; low, medium and high. You just click the button to change voltage, it's so easy and cheap. Quality feels good. It's perfect for anyone who doesn't like faffing around with settings, resistance, numbers etc.

There are better mods out there, but for a Kanger Protank 3 or Aerotank, I don't think you can beat this at £20. I had a test with it and I was surprised it was so good.

I can also confirm the new Dual Coil heads for the Protank 3 and Aerotank are better than the original EVOD heads. They taste better, last longer and stay quite smooth compared to the old single coils. The new dual coils will only fit in the Protank 3 and Aerotank by the way, so don't try ramming one into an EVOD. :lol:

The device charges like a normal EVOD battery and you can use the same wire to charge it.

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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:31 am

Hiya Oli,

Looks like a neat setup.

In response to your earlier post, I'm doing quite well, but still feel the urge about once a fortnight or so to have an analogue, but manage to resist......I tried one back in late May and it was awful, so I just need to remind myself of that....!!

The cravings are not very frequent though, and certainly aren't that strong.

I'm still using the Provari with Aspire BDC tanks. Replacement coils for the Aspire are difficult to get in Australia at the moment because of their popularity.....but I still have a few of my old wick type tanks and coils to get me over the line if the BDC's wear out (which they will in the next few weeks....!)
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:46 pm

So what's the aspire like? Seen it sold over here but never tried it. The EVOD/protank/aerotank seem to be the most popular at the moment but would like to see what aspire can do.

Why not keep a tobacco flavour for when you get the cigarette craving, Gareth?

The whole time since I've been vaping I have touched just one cigarette.

It was when I was out one night in switzerland, for some reason my EVOD coil just stopped working and I was too far from hotel to get another. I was drinking heavy and completely slaughtered by the end of the night. When I was leaving I asked somebody for a cigarette....I had one drag and started gagging and just threw it away. lol So don't even think about a cigarette they taste like crap compared to vaping!
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:33 am

The Aspire BDC's are pretty good....I've never used an Evod so I can't comment on which is better although I hear a lot of good things about the Evod......it would be so much easier if we had access to Vape shops (having to buy online is a pain in the @rse) I get about 10 -14 days use from them when I vape at 4.8. They are fairly reliable and only occasionally do I get a bit of gurgling and minor leaking.....the trick is not allowing the eliquid level to get too low.

I have a tobacco flavour in my collection, but it isn't one of my favourites. Mostly the cravings are only for a few minutes and it doesn't happen very often. It's just annoying that occasionally the brain switches into that craving mode every now and then. But it tells me how strong the cigarette addiction can be. I'm still vaping 18mg and don't feel quite ready to drop down to 12mg, although I have a few flavours which are 12mg and occasionally vape those. I smoked my last whole cigarette at a party on March 8th after getting a little p!ssed....!

Vaping has certainly made a big difference both to my health and my wallet...! :lol:.....and it is far more enjoyable to vape than to smoke..!

I'll never be able to express how grateful I am that you started this topic.

On the downside, the authorities in Western Australia raided a small online supplier, confiscated all of their stock and prosecuted them in a test case. Two other online suppliers (and there may well be more than that) have closed down after being concerned that they will be driven out of business too. So, things aren't looking good for the future of vaping over here in the long term. Let's hope common sense prevails.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:41 am

It's completely daft Gareth.

They are studying electric cigarettes in depth over here. Many doctors advocate their use and many are of the opinion to ban the real problem....smoking. I feel like absolute morons are in charge of this debate. Why try and ban the solution to a deadly problem? It makes no sense!!

It's all about money money money!
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:22 am

I just ordered the holy grail of vapes.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:31 am

On order:

**Svoemesto Kayfun Lite +**

**Svoemesto Semovar V3**

**2 x 18650 batteries**

And no they are not clones, Stefan and Chris! :lol:

Finally I have BIG BATTERIES!! No more changing batteries every 2 hours lol

The Provari Mini and Kayfun V3 are being retired. They have served me well for almost 18 months now.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:47 pm

It's arrived!

Total perfection this device in my opinion. So pleased with it. Been vaping like a chimney all day! :D

Sorry about bad photo quality, just taken with a phone. And excuse my dirty fingernails! Been grafting haha









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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:51 am

That's a mighty fine looking unit Oli.

I saw a video recently and the guy was filling from the bottom which looked awkward, especially if you are out and about. They did say you can fill from the top but it takes less liquid than filling from the bottom.....or did I misunderstand ?
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:58 am

If you fill from the bottom you can fill the whole tank 100%.

If you fill from the top you need to leave a tiny air gap for when you screw the lid back on. You probably lose 0.5ml of liquid, nothing problematic.

I still fill from the top; there's enough juice to last all day. I find the bottom valve just as impractical as the last one, I just like to fill up quickly and go. If I'm vaping heavy I may use two tanks worth of liquid in one day.

I'm still very impressed, I knew the Kayfun would be good but the Semovar Mod is rock-solid reliable and feels just amazing.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:20 pm

Cloud chasers or human smoke machines, either way this is stupid.


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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:12 pm

lol

"It's judged on the girth, the length and the overall size and density." :?
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:47 pm

After vaping the same flavours for over a year, I decided to try some new concentrates for my DIY liquid. Really looking for nice grape/grape soda flavours and also a good banana.

So I ordered the following concentrates. I have no idea what they taste like but only one way to find out!

www.flavourart.co.uk

Grape Concord
Banana
Blackcurrant
Custard Pie
Vanilla Custard

www.leisureliquids.com (very wide range of flavours)

Grape (Capella)
Banana (Capella)
Grape (Flavour West)
Banana (Inawera)
Grape (Inawera)

The following are Tasty Puff flavour concentrates, they are very popular in the USA. I hope they are as good as their reputation.

Ghetto Grape (I hope this is the grape soda I'm looking for)
Jungle Juice
Joosy Fruit
Electric Banana
Cotton Candy
Chronic Hypnotic
Blueberry Thrill
Rasta Rootbeer
Nilly Vanilla
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