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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:27 pm

New Mod by Kanger. If anyone wants a cheap, high quality mod then I believe this would be the best for less than £100. It looks so much better than my mother's Smoktech SID which was around the same price.

I have not tested this yet, so will post a mini review when I've tried one out. I think this will have to replace my mother's SID.

It's called the Kanger K-Simar. Only £30 and full stainless steel VV/VW.



shop link (just the first one I found):

http://www.ukecigstore.com/kanger-k-simar.html
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:39 pm

Also, the Provari V3 is coming out! I won't be getting one but just giving everyone a heads up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htRCe6Af1cE

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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:17 pm

Update on the flavour concentrates...I finally found the perfect Grape Soda flavours!!

The Inawera Grape and Tasty Puff Ghetto Grape are excellent. Totally like the purple grape soda drink.

All of the Tasty Puff concentrates are amazing. I'm so impressed. Even if you don't DIY your own liquids, I highly recommend getting some Tasty Puff concentrates and add a few drops to your vape. All of the flavours are just indescribably good.

The only flavouring that wasn't nice was the Flavour West Grape because it smells like anti freeze! haha other than that all the flavourings I bought are pretty spot on. (For a change!)
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:56 pm

***Mini review on the Kanger K-Simar mod***

I received the Kanger K-Simar this morning. This is my mother's new mod to replace the Smoktech SID.

I gotta say I'm blown away by the quality. The stainless steel finish is as good as my Semovar!! Very good quality, it looks great too.

Feels nice and weighty in the hand. Buttons click very well with no rattling. The 18650 battery fits fine, again, no rattling.

The OLED screen is easy to read, displays battery level information and a puff counter with current wattage.

Easy to change power with one click. You can also lock the watts so you don't change the power by mistake in your pocket.

This mod is obviously built to be used with Kanger's Protanks and Aerotanks, the fitment is perfect. For the price I don't think there is anything that can compete. (£30 or $50)

I have a attached some photos. I have placed the Smoktech SID next to the K-Simar. The difference in quality is VERY apparent, the K-Simar weighs a lot more too. Please bear in mind that the SID is only a couple of months old; looks completely battered and no longer functions properly. Both these mods were around the same price.







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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:17 am

olishea wrote:Also, the Provari V3 is coming out! I won't be getting one but just giving everyone a heads up.





My Provari is 11 months old, still looks as good as new but the button rattles a little at certain angles....appears to be working just fine though. I have been considering a backup unit for a while and there looks to be a few good (and less expensive choices) available.

The cost of the Provari was nearly $200AUS when I bought it......I wonder what the price tag on the new V3 will be ?!
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:20 am

Yeah I like the Provari but the price is out of touch IMO. I'm keeping my little one as a spare. Yeah my button on the Provari rattled from day one, but didn't bother me. It's a very solid device but I bet the new one is £250 easily.

If you want a cheap spare mod, Gareth I would highly recommend the Kanger K-Simar. Been testing it for a couple of days and it's great. Feels almost like a Provari in terms of quality and that's unbelievable for 5 times less money!

The K-Simar takes 18650 batteries as standard so need to buy any more. It fits any atomiser with a 510 connection....ie a Kayfun, Protank, Aerotank, Nautilus, Vivi Nova etc...
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Stinkie » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:46 pm

I bought an e-cig as well, a very cheap one, on a whim. I'm rather surprised as to how effective 'vaping' is. And no tar!
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:51 pm

Stinkie wrote:I bought an e-cig as well, a very cheap one, on a whim. I'm rather surprised as to how effective 'vaping' is. And no tar!



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Once you get to the better quality mods and finding good flavors you will do done with the cigs for good.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:43 am

Stinkie wrote:I bought an e-cig as well, a very cheap one, on a whim. I'm rather surprised as to how effective 'vaping' is. And no tar!



Well done Stinkie (ironically, we have given up the 'stinkies', and you have joined in...!!).....there is plenty of valuable support in here from Oli & Co if you need their advice.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:57 am

Well done Stinkie. I wish you the best of luck if you choose to continue vaping. :)
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Stinkie » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:04 am

Thanks, Oli!
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:30 am

It's starting to happen here in Oz.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/qld/a/2493701 ... ke-in-qld/

This is bad news.

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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:54 pm

"E-cigarettes are a significant threat to public health - no e-cigarette has been tested for quality, safety or performance by the Therapeutic Goods Administration," Professor Dunn said.


Forgive me for being ignorant, but he has just said E-Cigs are a "significant threat to public health" and then goes on to say "no E-Cig has been tested for safety".

How does he know they are a threat to public health if no testing has been done?

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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:06 am

yeh Oli.....it makes little sense

what I can say though is that the naysayers are a minority with a loud voice (the Cancer Council is one of them)
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:29 am

I am curious to find out how much everyone in here vapes each day.

Approximates will do as it is pretty hard to guage it exactly.

For me, I think I vape around 8 to 10 mls a day. It's probably closer to 8mls on average.

There are a few favourite flavours that I seem to vape very heavily though, Potion Vape's 'Melt Down' is one that seems to disappear in a few hours...!
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:58 pm

My Kayfun drinks e-liquid for fun. Easy 10ml a day. I'm vaping all the time pretty much, hard not to when you work from home.

That's why I make my own liquid; to save money. My mother and girlfriend also vape my liquid so I normally mix batches of 100ml at a time. Works out at £0.90 to £1 for 10ml, depending on how much flavouring goes in.

Kanger Protanks seem to use less liquid than higher-end atomisers but the flavour isn't as good.

Recently been buying LOTS of Inawera flavour concentrates. The blackcurrant is amazing. My new favourite mix is Inawera Grape and Inawera Blackcurrant. Tastes like Ribena/Grape Soda. mmmmmmm.

http://www.leisureliquids.com/concentrates/inawera
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby kwistenbiebel » Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:34 am

My daily vape rotation these days, quite satisfied to stick with it for a long time :) :


1. Joyetech Egrip: very very small, juice tank built in and pocket friendly
2. Eleaf Istick (20 Watt regulated mod) + kayfun Lite
3. Aspire CF SUB + Eleaf Lemo

E-juices: all day vapes: GoodLife "Nana's Nuts" and GoodLife "Melon Boba".

I bought the much hyped new Aspire Atlantis tank but don't like it.
I prefer the much richer taste and vapor of a Kayfun or Lemo.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby kwistenbiebel » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:15 am

Stinkie wrote:I bought an e-cig as well, a very cheap one, on a whim. I'm rather surprised as to how effective 'vaping' is. And no tar!


I am curious to know if you quit smoking by this time?
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:06 pm

Aw yes, vape porn!!

It's been a while since I've had my photo fix!

Great to see you still vaping like a champ Chris! That pocket egrip looks cool, reminds me of a hip flask....I also really like the billetbox.

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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby kwistenbiebel » Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:28 pm

:). The internet is for vape porn.
I love the Egrip, it is the only really pocketable vape in my experience.
And it can take a beating as it is a very solid weighty little wonder.
It takes stock Egrip coils. I only use it's lowest wattage setting and that makes a coil last for weeks. It is a surprisingly smooth and flavorful vape. Joyetech is about to release a little rebuildable base for it that I will be getting.

Oh yes, the Billet box seems a great product but a bit too costly imo.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:37 pm

Nice eye candy guys, I'm still using my original Provari, only now I moved from Vivi Nova tanks to Nautilus.




Still vaping strong, down from 22mg nicotine to 6mg.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:14 am

Great work Pete! I've not managed to get down to 6mg yet, still on 12mg.

My provari has been put into storage as a spare. It didn't break, never failed....very good device. Provape have just released the new Provari but I'm stuck with the Svoemesto Semovar for now. The Semovar is great, I just can't fault it, I'll use it until it fails.

I dropped my vape from some scaffold on my house and it survived the impact, I couldn't believe it! They build these things so damn strong!
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby stefanq » Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:09 am

C'mon Oli, choke the vapor! :)
I'm on 6mg just like Pete. I think you need to make some lower resistance coils, around 1.5, 'cause if I remember, you prefer something like 2.2-2.4 ohm, right? You'll loose some flavor I think, but the TH will mask the fact that you just dropped the nicotine.
I'm still using my trusty mechanical mod, with Kayfun lite, I don't even touch anything else. Tabaco flavor all the way.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:33 pm

Stefan,

I must have been mistaken at the time, I roll coils around 1.6 ohms.I went through a stage of adding one extra coil by mistake which was giving a resistance of around 2.4. Now all my coils are at around 1.6. I should reduce nicotine strength yes, I suppose I just got used to mixing up 12mg batches.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:49 am

I'm down to 9mg most of the time (I still have a few 18mg 'leftovers' from a few months ago and I occasionally vape those but it's more for the flavour than the nicotine)

in fact, I'm wondering how I would cope if I vaped nic free.....hmmmmm might need to give it a try and see how I feel after a few days...!!

SO....its been a little over a year since I bought my Provari, and March 10th since I gave up on the stinkies (except for 1 stinkie in the middle of the year which I don't count...!!)

this is one of the best things I have ever done for myself, so it is probably timely to thank Oli and everyone else in here once again

my lovely lady pointed out to me that I no longer snore like a freight train...now that's what I call an added bonus..!! :lol:
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:55 am

kwistenbiebel wrote:E-juices: all day vapes: GoodLife "Nana's Nuts" and GoodLife "Melon Boba".





Those Good Life flavours are brilliant....thank you for putting me on to them :thumb:

My favourites from them are '925', 'El Kamino' and 'Deadly Sin'
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:22 pm

I broke my Semovar mod last week. I finally had enough!

It kept throwing out error codes, screen stopped working, would only use half a battery before saying battery was low...etc etc....so I unscrewed everything for a deep clean and one of the connections popped into the circuit board tube and I couldn't get it back out. I tried retrieving the connection with a screwdriver which eventually turned into a frustration-relieving stabbing technique! I then finished it off with a hammer. :D Totally smashed the whole thing to bits. :D

So now I'm back on my original Provari and it feels great! Great build quality; makes me wonder why I even changed in the first place. So reliable.

I have started making lower resistance coils so I can get away with using smaller battery mods; the 18350 battery is just fine. Happy Vaping everyone!
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:15 pm

olishea wrote:
So now I'm back on my original Provari and it feels great! Great build quality; makes me wonder why I even changed in the first place. So reliable.



Like I said many times, no need to get into all those fancy mods, my trusted Provari will never die, still working as good as the day I bought it
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:33 am

Over the past few months a 'rattle' in my Provari has slowly worsened and sometimes it would only fire up if I held the unit at certain angles.

A few days ago it stopped working after I dropped it.

I have four 18650 batteries, two different manufacturers.

- I recharged them all...Provari didn't work
- I cleaned all the contact points....it still didn't work

I was beginning to think I had caused some serious damage after dropping it.

Then I noticed that the two different battery types were very slightly different heights.

What had happened is that the slightly larger battery had compressed the spring contact on the bottom extension cap.....this was the cause of the 'rattle' when the shorter of the batteries was used.

When I dropped the unit, it landed on it's base and the force of the impact had compressed the spring just that little bit more and therefore contact couldn't being made at each end of the battery regardless of which battery type I used.

It took me a whole day to realise what the problem was.....and was easily resolved when I pulled the spring up a tiny fraction.

It's working perfectly now, and as good as the day I first used it....!!
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:52 pm

Good stuff! Yeah the "nipple" at the top of some batteries varies. I had the same issue with my Semovar which has a fixed but adjustable base cap....no spring. I would have to adjust the base cap based on the battery I was using which was soooooooo annoying.

Glad you fixed it. I'm back on the Provari and loving it. The semovar used to drink batteries; I have no idea why but I'm getting great battery life from the Provari even with the tiny batteries. I don't know why I even changed to be honest.
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