• Making Coils Making Coils for your Rebuildable Atomizer!

    To a lot of people, one of the most intimidating parts of moving over to rebuildable atomizers is the task of making coils. While it’s definitely unlike anything required for easier atomizers, once you learn the basics it’s just a matter of practice! To properly build a coil, you’re going to need several things on hand:

    • Resistance wire – Kanthal A-1 is a good choice, and it’s extremely cheap and easy to find.
    • Wicking material – Cotton, Rayon, or Ekowool are all options. The choice boils down to personal preference
    • Wire cutters
    • A screwdriver for the post screws
    • A pair of needlenose pliers
    • A multimeter – This is CRUCIAL for your safety! Do not use any coil assembly that hasn’t been tested!
    • Something to wrap the wire around  – A 1/16″ drill bit is perfect

    Before getting started, use an online calculator such as this one to find the number of wraps you’re going to need for your target resistance! If you’re unsure what resistance to aim for, try around 1.3 omhs or so. Make sure you’re only using IMR batteries; you don’t want to overload them and risk an explosion! For this example, we’ll be making a coil of 30AWG Kanthal A-1 with a final resistance of 1.5ohms! Once you know the size of coil you’re going to make, follow the following steps:

    1. Wrap the coil around the drill bit the number of times said in the calculator (7.23 here, so 7 1/2 wraps is close enough)
    2. Remove the coil from the bit and compress it with the pliers. The goal is to have the wraps touching but not overlapping!
    3. Reinsert the bit and tighten the coil if necessary
    4. Mount the leads and tighten the post-screws. It can be helpful to pull the wires tight with the pliers!
    5. Check the resistance of the overall circuit! The atomizer will have an inherent resistance, and you need to ensure there are no shorts. This is the most important step to ensure your safety!
    6. Dry-fire the coil on your mod. It should glow evenly, starting in the center of the coil and moving out.
    7. Insert a small amount of wick.
      1. If you’re using cotton, align the threads. Cotton expands when wet, so use less than you think you’ll need
      2. If you’re using Ekowool (silica), you can build the coil around the wick. It’s noncombustible, so you can dry-fire with it on.
    8. Drip some eliquid on the assembly, rebuild your atomizer, and you’re good to go!

    Having a fun time using your new knowledge to explore the world of rebuildable atomizers! Happy vaping!

  • Our Three Manliest Mods

    We know that often times electronic cigarettes can look just a little bit feminine. For that reason we have decided to put together the three manliest mods out there.  We think these mods are perfect for you beard havin’, camping lovin’, fisherman, hunter, football watchin’ manly man, or maybe just anyone looking for something super solid and rugged looking. In manly fashion, lets just get to business and list out three manliest mods!

     

    The Panzer Black Hawk Mechanical Mod Vaporizer

    Panzer Black Hawk Mechanical Mod

    There is almost no need for a description, just seeing the Panzer Black Hawk Mechanical Mod lets you know just how manly this beast of  a mod is. This baby gives you the looks of a hard core flash-lightesque body while still being made of high quality stainless steal. Along with looks, this mod brings you two extension tubes allowing for a customize-able body and an adjustable center pin!

     

    The Stingray Mechanical Mod Vaporizer

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    I don’t know about you but to me there is nothing cooler than the combination of black, copper, and sea monsters. The Stingray mechanical mod brings you all of those things in the sleekest package possible.  This fully analog vaporizer works with 3 sizes of batteries (18350, 18490, and 18650) and has a floating pin that will adjust to your atomizer size automatically! 

     

    The Limited Edition Wild Wolf Mechanical Mod Vaporizer

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    While this mod’s body isn’t covered in black it definitely still screams manly. This wolf inspired mechanical mod vaporizer really packs a punch with its powerful features. This vaporizer only works with hugely powerful 26650 batteries and has an easy to use and convenient lock ring that keeps those two brass plates from firing off in your pocket. Not only is this mechanical mod wildly cool its also super unique! Only 2000 of these mods will be made and sold world wide, your mod will even have its exact number engraved in the front of the body!

     

    Happy vaping!

  • Panzer Black Hawk Mechanical Mod Panzer Black Hawk Mechanical Mod Review

    The Panzer Black Hawk has a deceiving exterior, with the black color scheme making it look like it’s covered in rubber or plastic. Fear not, for this mod is entirely stainless steel. That is, except for the conductive copper contact plates. The Black Hawk is a strikingly designed mechanical mod with a militarized style, made of high-quality components and with a variety of customizable features!

    Features of the Panzer Black Hawk Mechanical Mod

    Panzer Black Hawk Mechanical Mod

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    There are four vent holes disguised at the bottom of the mod, for protection in case of battery issues. Following the recent trend of adjustable battery compartments, the Panzer Black Hawk has two removable rings, giving you three different battery size options (18350, 18500, and 18650). Of course, this also changes the overall length of the device, making it an option for both style and function! The standard 510 threading and adjustable center pin maximize the number of atomizers that can be used with this piece. In addition, the fire button has a lock to prevent the vape accidentally going off in your pocket. The button itself has an engraved hawk and a serial number uniquely identifying your mod!

    Scoring the Panzer Black Hawk Mechanical Mod

    Design: 8/10 The black stainless steel and copper accents look strong and give the Black Hawk a stark style. The white lettering kind of throws off the seamles feel, but it’s the only odd part of an otherwise excellent and unique piece.

    Functionality: 7/10 The Panzer Black Hawk functions fairly similarly to most other mechanical mods. That is to say, if you’re not already a mechanical mod enthusiast, you might want to look more into them in general before choosing to go down that route. That said, for those who like mech mods, this is a wonderfully powerful piece.

    Customization: 8/10 With three different battery size options and an adjustable center pin, the Black Hawk has the ability to optimize any part of itself to your individual preference!

    Build Quality: 8/10 The Black Hawk is made of stainless steel and copper, with smooth threads and a high-quality center pin.

    Overall Score: 7.75/10 The Panzer Black Hawk is a high-quality mechanical mod with a unique design and extensive features. It can fit three different batteries, and a multitude of atomizers due to its adjustable center pin. It’s a very solid piece, perfect for mech mod enthusiasts or those looking for a military-like design!

    Buy it here! Happy vaping!

  • Russian 91% Rebuildable Russian 91% Rebuildable Tank Atomizer Review

    The Russian 91% Rebuildable Atomizer and Tank is an extremely functional RTA designed by a former Kayfun engineer. With a floating center pin in addition to everything the Kayfun 3.1 has to offer, the Russian 91%  is even more versatile than its competitors!

    What’s the Russian 91% Rebuildable Atomizer and Tank?

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    Made of stainless steel, with a removable clear tank section, the Russian 91% maintains the sleek standard now expected with rebuildable atomizers. The finish is noticeably darker than on the Kayfun 3.1 which, along with the cryptic name, lends it a quite mysterious air. The connection has standard 510 threading, so it’s usable with a wide variety of batteries. The center pin is also adjustable, giving you even more options in your battery selection!

    The kit also comes with a bunch of tools to ease your use of the device. A needle bottle makes it trivial to not get liquid anywhere you don’t want it to be, and the included screwdriver and allen wrench are all that’s needed to rebuild the atomizer! A wick and prebuilt coil is also included, along with three spare o-rings to increase the life of the setup! Essentially, there’s everything you need to get the maximum potential out of this piece!

    Scoring the Russian 91% Rebuildable Atomizer and Tank

    Design:  8.5/10
    Slightly darker and more reflective than the Kayfun 3.1, the Russian 91% is a good upgrade on an already excellent design.

    Functionality: 7/10
    The adjustable airflow and 4.5ml capacity tank let you choose whether to conserve your liquid or to blow huge clouds, but either way, the Russian 91% will keep going for ages!

    Customization: 10/10
    Beyond the aforementioned adjustable airflow, the Russian 91%  is a completely rebuildable atomizer with an adjustable center pin, letting it be used with a large selection of batteries!

    Build Quality: 7.5/10
    Completely high quality stainless steel, with a durable and reliable design, this atomizer is extremely well-built. There’s a touch of play on the threads of some of them, but overall the quality is excellent.

    Overall Score: 8.25/10
    The Russian 91% Rebuildable Atomizer and Tank is a great additional RTA for anyone who’s already used to building their own coils. It’s a strict improvement over the Kayfun 3.1, and even comes with a prebuilt coil to make it faster to start vaping right out of the box!

    Buy it here!

    Happy vaping!