April 29, 2015

Building coils with surface area to produce the most vapor

When it comes to producing vapor, aka clouds, it’s not about ohms, volts, watts, diamaters, wraps, etc. It’s primarily about one thing, and that is surface area. Surface area is primarily the amount of resistance wire that is in contact with the wick. The more wire on your wick, the more e-juice you can vaporize and get more vapor production. On a regulated mod, then you want to go for the most surface area possible because you can increase the voltage to reach higher watts on a high resistance coil. […]
April 23, 2015
Flying & traveling with e cigs

Flying & Traveling with E Cigs – What you need to know

We’ve heard all the horror stories about trying to travel with your e cig gear. Security agents mistaking mech mods as pipe bombs, VV devices as illegal drug paraphernalia, issues with spare batteries, foreign bans on electronic cigarettes, etc. The list goes on and traveling with devices is a complete headache. Make sure you’re prepared! Nothing is more painful than having to throw away all of your gear in the trash at an airport because someone mistakes your devices for something else. Read this info and educate yourself so you […]
March 15, 2015

Review: SMY 35W Variable Wattage Mod

The SMY 35 is the newest VW box mod that is very similar to the iStick. It supports 1-10 volts and goes up to 35 watts and is a very compact and small form factor. At first glance, it appears to be an iStick and has many of the features and functionality that an iStick has except this goes all the way to 35 watts. It’s a fairly small mod too that fits into pockets well at 4 inches high and 1 inch across. That’s one of the best features […]
February 12, 2015

Choose Your Vape: Single Coil vs Dual Coil Builds

With so many different atomizers, builds, guide, tutorials, and frankly other people’s opinions floating around out there, many people are unsure of how many coils they want in their mods. Today, I’m going to explain single and dual coil builds so you can make up your own mind! There are benefits to both sides and it’s ultimately up to your own tastes to decide which will work best for you. Single coils: There are still awesome benefits that only a single coil build can achieve. For starters, they’re simple and […]
February 9, 2015

Updated: Using drill bits to wrap coils

Using Drill Bits to Wrap Coils – Updated for 2015 How do you wrap the perfect coil? The best secret behind this is to wrap it around a drill bit so you can get maximum leverage and create the coils as close together as possible. Some go for micro coils, some go for a nano coils. You can do either with a variety of drill bit sizes. You probably can’t go wrong with a 1/8 drill bit for starters and experiment from there. Since a lot of guides and tutorials […]
December 23, 2014
Choosing a Coil

Choosing the right coil for your mod

After building coils myself and trying a wide variety of different builds, here are my experiences on the the different builds out there. As we all know, depending on how you shape the coil you will get different properties and a very different vape.
September 23, 2014

Alternative High Amp Batteries to the Sony VTC5 and VTC4

If you still need a battery to fire up that sick 18650 mech mod of yours! Don't worry, the Sony VTC wasn't the only player on the market. Check out these alternatives to keep going without Sony!
July 30, 2014

Easily build dozens of microcoils in minutes

This guide is designed to simplify that process with the use of some common tools to get those wraps consistent and faster than ever to build. You can stockpile coils and never have to worry about finding time to rebuild again!
July 14, 2014
Build a Dragon Nano Coil

How to build a perfect Dragon Coil

Build the perfect dragon nano coil to produce insane vapor clouds. Here's how you do it.
June 25, 2014

The Ultimate Sub-Ohm Parallel Coil Wrapping Guide

Every so often new types of coils come out which are hit-or-miss. The parallel coil is the real deal however. Get the power of a dual coil set up in one single coil without the hassle of twisting. Although it’s tricky to set up properly, the parallel coil packs a serious punch and allows you to cover a huge surface area with very little resistance. I find the .5 – .6 ohms is a sweet spot with these coils and can produce some serious clouds. It’s a fun coil to […]
June 10, 2014

Tools Every Vaper Should be Using

So whether if you’re new to vaping or an expert, I’m sure you aware by now that there are a few tools you should be utilizing to check your builds and make sure you are in a safe limit for your batteries. Here are just a few of the top tools I use when building coils to make sure I’m in a safe range, check wattage, amps, and make e-juice.
June 8, 2014

Drexel University School of Public Health: No Risks from E-Cigarettes

  “Igor Burstyn, PhD: Levels of vapor and liquid in e-cigs are “insignificant, far below levels that would pose any health risk. Additionally, there is no health risk to bystanders.” “Vapor of e-cigarettes has been concerned that this vapor is toxic but there is now a study showing that there is a minute quantities, nearly undetectable quantities, of harmful chemicals in e-cigarattes. He claims that e-cigarettes can get people off traditional cigarettes and help improve public health by switching to e-cigs. He also states that it makes no sense for […]
June 6, 2014
FastTech DNA 30 Chip 1

DNA 30 / 40 / 50 Mods – What you can do with the DNA

Expert vapers and modders love the DNA 30 chip because of the unlimited potential it has to build a custom mod. Whatever you can envision, you can do with a DNA 30 chip. If you’re thinking of building a DNA 30 mod yourself, you should review the following questions beforehand to get a good idea of what you should prepare for (Credit: Credo).
June 2, 2014
Big Tobaccos Next Gen Ecigs

Big Tobacco’s Next Generation E-Cigs?

Big Tobacco’s Next Generation E-Cigs?
June 1, 2014
dripper vs kayfun vs genesis

Rebuildable Atomizers: Dripper vs Kayfun vs Genesis

Drippers: Most drippers are set up more for clouds than flavor, as evidenced by their large chambers. These generally only hold about 20 drops of liquid depending on the amount of wick you can fit into the deck. The juice is only held in the wick and is sucked into the coils. When you run out of juice you pop your cap off and “drip” some more e-juice onto the wicks.
May 12, 2014

Coil Builds and Examples for your Kayfun

May 8, 2014

The Cloud-Chaser’s Gear Guide

April 14, 2014

Kayfun/ Russian 91% SS Mesh Cotton Coil Guide

BIG, BIG note – I have a clone R91% (said to be a “2014 model” whatever that means, off of eBay), thus I have no idea what similar clones on the market or original units (Kayfuns, other Russians) share this one’s main deck, but as you can see above, mine has VERY roomy juice channels. They’re about 2mm deep on the bottom and about 1-1.5mm deep inside the chimney. I’ve seen some picture where the channels are shallow, but that should NOT prevent you from pulling this build off.
March 18, 2014

Purchasing and using pre-built coils

For many, especially those starting out, building coils is more trouble than it’s worth. Fortunately, companies like FastTech have started selling pre-built coils that are compatible with nearly any device that is rebuildable. You can choose your ohms and you get 50 of them for about $3.50. It’s such a great deal that many won’t even need to learn how to build them at all! I would suggest either of these when you first start because they are very forgiving. Most of the time, as long as you get halfway […]
March 10, 2014

Rebuildable Atomizer (RBA) Wiki

What is an RBA? RBA stands for ReBuildable Atomizer. They are rebuildable/reusable versions of the standard disposables items that every vaper knows – cartomizers, atomizers, etc. The goal here is to provide a cheaper, more sustainable (and often more efficient) way to get your vapor. Once you have an RBA that you like, you can buy the materials to rebuild and reuse it for less than a dollar each month (your mileage may vary). Furthermore, all the materials required to rebuild an RBA are in use in other applications, so […]
February 28, 2014

The Vaping Dictionary

New to vaping and want to know what all those acronyms mean? Search from the vaping dictionary below to figure it out!
February 26, 2014

How to thin 100% Vegetable Glycerin (VG) Juice

Option 1: Use food grade PG or deionized water. You can get it at target or walgreens for $3/120 ml. Start with 5% and go from there as needed. If you don’t have distilled or deionized water you can easily distill water yourself. Just take a heat proof container and sit it in a pot that is partially filled with water. Turn the burner on medium to low and put the lid on upside down. Put some ice cubes on the inverted lid. The steam will condense on the inverted lid […]
February 18, 2014

Hollow core Micro Coil build for ARO, Evod, and Protank atomizers

I set out to come up with a micro coil build that is a VV friendly device. Something that would work well with my Billet Box, as well as any other VV device including eGo twist etc. Folks, no exaggeration, hype, or humble opinion. This is the holy grail. Seriously, it is that good. If it doesn’t work for you, ya didn’t build it right lol. I’m getting a great vape at 4.3 volts. Never a dry hit, no flooding, and the cotton wick after 6 mils looks brand spanking […]
February 18, 2014

Perfect Coil for an IGO-W

Ahhh… The IGO-W. Simple. Effective. What more can you ask for? I am a big fan of both the IGO-L and the IGO-W. I haven’t used my W in a while so I decided to pull it out and whip up this illustrated guide to coiling it quick and perfect. For drippers of this style, I have really become a big fan of using the Dragon Coil method. The idea of a dragon coil is to tightly wrap your wick around the coil, while leaving both ends of the coil […]
February 18, 2014

Build a Nanocoil

Step 1. Preparation My basic toolkit for the build, including my Scuba tank and Diver, a 1 millimetre syringe needle, some cotton, a pre-built resistance/no-resistance wire which I bought from greyhaze, nail clippers, pliers, a lighter and a cocktail stick.
February 18, 2014

A Simple AGA-T2 Silica Coil

If you’re sick of battling hot spots, getting dry hits, or just plain bored on a Sunday (like I was), then here’s a build for the AGA-T2 that you might want to consider: ditch the SS mesh / rope for good ol’ silica! After several videos of people setting up silica in the AGA-T2 many moons ago, I had run this setup in the past, but I didn’t stick with it all that long. However, after last night’s success, I reckon that silica wick could be taking up residence in this versatile […]
February 18, 2014

Kayfun 3.1 Microcoil Guide

Tools required: 1 x Flat nose tweezers 1 x Nail clippers 1 x Philips screwdriver 1 x Blowtorch or Lighter 1 x Mandrel or a 2mm thick drill bit 1 x 14 Gauge needle 1 x 5ml syringe fitted with a 18G Green Luer Lock taper tip or you can use a 20ml Oval Luer Lock bottle, cap & tip 1 x 0.25 Kanthal (around 14cm) 1 x Organic cotton wool, this is what i use: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B…?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Preparation for the Kayfun: