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El Cabron Mod by CompVape

Written by Steve Parry on Friday, 04 December 2015. Views: 2035 Posted in Intermediate, Advanced

The new aluminum version.

You have probably seen a couple versions of this mod before. It has been released in wooden versions before, but finally the metal version of this mod is released to the public by CompVape. I had my chance to get my hands on one of these before they were officially released, so I have been using this for a couple of weeks now and it is time I finally get my review of this device posted. This is a dual parallel 18650 (mostly) mechanical box mod. It is, of course, unregulated and will perform as well as the batteries that you put in it. I have the solid black version serial #268 which will be used for the purpose of this review. (See video and pictures below)

Mt. Vernon Mo. Vape Shop

Written by Steve Parry on Thursday, 27 August 2015. Views: 1299 Posted in Mid West, Vapor Shops

Located inside the T/A Truck Stop

When it comes to truck parking at a vape shop, the folks over in Mt. Vernon Missouri have found a very creative solution. Bring the vape shop to the truck stop. Drivers have 24 hr access to all of the vape gear sold at this location either in the Fuel Island building, or in the secondary building over at the Restaurant. To be clear, they do not offer the widest variety of liquids and vape gear. What they do offer is a decent selection of name brand mods, tanks, and liquids that will certainty be useful to drivers who run out of something on the road. Here are some of the things they have to offer.

Sam Vapor & Tobacco

Written by Steve Parry on Friday, 21 August 2015. Views: 1688 Posted in South East, Vapor Shops

Mocksville NC Vape Shop with truck access.

Some of you guys are going to freak out about this, but so be it. Yes, they sell vape gear and (wait for it) cigarettes. Well, more accurately tobacco of all kinds. Now that we got that out of the way, did I mention they sell vape gear? Pretty decent stuff too, and the prices aren't unreasonably high. The guy that runs the shop is really friendly, and he will cut the prices for you too if you're buying a bunch of stuff. First, let's get to how to get there and where to park and then I'll talk about what he has to offer.

Mountain Oak Vapors

Written by Steve Parry on Friday, 07 August 2015. Views: 1305 Posted in South East, Vapor Shops

MOV of Knoxville

I never pass up the Lovelle Rd exit in Knoxville without stopping in and seeing the folks over at Mountain Oak Vapor of Knoxville. The best thing about this shop is everything. Truck parking conveniently nearby, a great selection of gear, and the awesome selection of e-liquids from Mountain Oak. Not only do these guys have the usual selection of standard gear from manufacturers like Innokin, Joyetech, and Kanger, but they also carry a nice selection of clone and legit rebuildable atomizers and mods.

The Vapor Outlet of Wyoming

Written by Steve Parry on Wednesday, 22 July 2015. Views: 1503 Posted in North West, Vapor Shops

Full service vape shop with truck parking.

With better availability to entry level vaping supplies like e-liquids and ego style batteries and chargers at truck stops, it is no longer an end-of-the-world scenario when a driver runs out of supplies on the road. However, the supplies that are now more readily available aren't necessarily all that good. For this reason, I continue to keep my eyes peeled for shops that are easily accessible from truck stops or other facilities with truck parking. I was trucking across I 80 through Wyoming last week when I saw a billboard for a vapor lounge with truck parking at exit 5. Sure enough, The Vapor Outlet has truck parking right outside of their facility.

Smok VCT Pro Review

Written by Steve Parry on Monday, 29 June 2015. Views: 2013 Posted in Intermediate

The latest sub ohm tank from Smok.

It seems like everyone is coming out with sub ohm tanks these days, and this is the latest one from the folks over at Smoktech. The great thing about these devices is that they offer new vapers the ability to to get a high quality vape like the seasoned veterans get without having to go through the process of learning how to wrap coils and rebuild atomizers. While there are some safety concerns that require the user to be properly informed before using these devices, they are pretty much a plug-and-go solution for cloud chasing while still keeping a focus on the flavor of the vape. This particular device was sent to me free of charge for the purposes of this review by the folks over at GearBest.

Hellboy Driping Atomizer

Written by Steve Parry on Saturday, 20 June 2015. Views: 1258 Posted in Advanced

Dripping squared.

I happen to have a legit Hellboy that I have had for a couple of months now. Last week I picked up a clone Hellboy from Catfish Atty Mods that was modified to serve as a bottom feeder for my Reo Grand mod. I decided to go ahead and do a review on the legit Hellboy,and as a bonus throw in some comparrisons with the clone. I purchased both of these atomizers, and the opinions expressed about them are my own. Your results and opinions may be different.

OKL T/20 Mod Chip Review

on Saturday, 21 March 2015. Views: 1436 Posted in Advanced

The 3.5 to 5.5 volt 110 chip from Murata Power Solutions.

There is a lot of confusing and misleading information about mods that are running this chip out there, so I figured I would try to clear the air on this one for you and tell you what I know based on using and researching the mod. I will try to dispel some of the false information, and also clear the air on some of the "protection" features of this chip. This information is based largely on daily use, and in part on me pushing the device to find out what I needed to know to pass the information on to you. It is important to point out that no wicks were burnt during the gathering and dissemination of this information. Fair enough? Good. Let's proceed.

A6 Atomizer Review

on Monday, 05 May 2014. Views: 3044 Posted in Advanced

A tiny dripper that packs a big punch.

I've had this one sitting around for awhile and I finally decided to post something on it. This is a tricky little atomizer to talk about because it has some good points and some bad points, and it's upside is also it's downside. We'll get to that in a minute here, but first off let's get to what it is. It is a tiny little dripping atomizer that is set up for dual coils. It has 3 posts (one positive and two negative) and dual air holes in the cap. The air holes are a little small, but as I have done here they can be easily drilled out. The atomizer is available in Stainless Steel (the one used in this review) or aluminum. It is basically the diameter of an eGo battery at 14.25 mm.

An Open Letter To My Ex

Written by Steve Parry on Friday, 25 April 2014. Views: 2134 Posted in Rants

Hang in there, I'm going somewhere with this.

Dear Ex, I know I'm the last person you want to hear from. It's been years since we were an item, and you have a new life now. Let me assure you that I am not trying to change that. I'm writing you because of some bad treatment that my brother has reported suffering at your hands. First let me say that I understand that I am not a very good guy. To complicate matters, I was absolutely terrible for you. That having been said, it is not fair to punish him for the bad things that I did to you. You have successfully driven me out of your life, and even got many of your friends and family to abandon me as well. Fair enough, I probably deserve that. My brother does not.

iTaste MVP 2.0 Review

Written by Steve Parry on Sunday, 02 March 2014. Views: 22349 Posted in Intermediate

Time to step up from those eGos.

At some point in time, most vapers have owned an eGo or an Evod. Chances are they will advance to a twist or a spinner. While these are a step up, there are still some serious limitations to these devices. If you find yourself at this point and you are ready to move on, the iTaste MVP is a reasonably priced option that you might want to look into. Recently I won one of these devices in a contest over at Dirty Heathens, so I decided to do a quick review on it to get a feel for what it is all about and see if it is the next logical step in vaping. With both variable voltage and variable wattage, it has what most vapers are looking for in a device, but is it worth the money? First let's look at the specs on this device.

EonSmoke Eternity Kit Review

Written by Steve Parry on Saturday, 01 March 2014. Views: 23467 Posted in Intermediate

EonSmoke goes refillable.

Awhile back the folks over at EonSmoke asked me to review their 808 starter kit and disposable e-cigs. Since I started out with a similar kit myself I was happy to do the review. Recently they came back for another round asking me to review their new line of e-liquids. While I was happy to do so, I was unaware that they had come out with a new starter kit to go with these liquids. They included an EonSmoke Eternity kit in the package they sent me, so we will take a look at this new kit and 5 flavors from their new line of e-liquids in this review. The kit includes 1 battery, a clearomizer, and a charger. This sure beats the hell out of refilling cartomizers so let's take a look at it.

Stigx Electronic Cigarette Review

Written by Steve Parry on Thursday, 27 February 2014. Views: 12975 Posted in Intermediate

A very solid starter kit that is sure to please.

This electronic cigarette was sent to me by the folks over at Stigx. They are a company based out of the Netherlands and offer a line of eliquids and the electronic cigarette featured in this review. They advertise free shipping on all orders over $25 (I'm not sure that that applies to international shipments) and from my experience, their shipping time to the U.S. is about 5 days. The e-cig is available in black, silver, and white and the one sent to me for purposes of review is the white model. The clearomizer is eGo threaded and will not work with a standard 510 connection but the battery has both eGo and 510 threading, so standard 510 threaded devices will work with the battery.

The Curvamizer from Nhaler

Written by Steve Parry on Sunday, 01 December 2013. Views: 14337 Posted in Advanced

Incredible new genesis atomizer from Nhaler.

I have never hidden the fact that I am not a fan of stainless steel mesh wicks. I do, however, like genesis style atomizers because they work great on the truck since they are not susceptible to leaking from changing elevations. Thus I have tried everything from silica wicks to cotton auto dripper builds trying to get the best performance out of these devices. Every now and then I would build another stainless wick just for shits and giggles but nothing seemed to top the performance I get out of silica wicks. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Curvamizer is a game changer. This build makes mesh wicks so easy, and they perform better than on any other genny that I have. Let's take a closer look at this thing and see why.

Indigo Vapor E-Liquid Review

Written by Steve Parry on Sunday, 13 October 2013. Views: 23030 Posted in Intermediate

The Duke, Uncle Cutty, and Duchess tobacco flavors.

I bumped into the folks over at Indigo Vapor when I signed up over at Nu-Vapor forums and decided to give their liquids a try. Here are two flavors that I have been vaping and enjoying, and a new flavor that they recently introduced and sent me a sample of. Before we look at the flavors it is worth noting that Indigo processes and ships out orders quickly for a juice company, usually having them shipped out the day after you order. Most of the companies I order from are made to order and take anywhere from days to weeks to ship, so it is nice to have a vendor in there that you can order from in the clutch and get the juice within a week and still have solid flavors.

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