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Monday Double Feature

Hey everyone! welcome to the Monday double feature for Monday October 20th 2014 As per usual we have some pretty rad vape gear to talk about today including the TugBoat atomizer version TWO! how does it stack up against the V1?

Additionally we have the Sigelei 100w regulated box mod VS the Sigelei 50w regulated box mod. We take a look at the pros and cons of both models.

So tuck in, grab your best vape and enjoy the videos!

Tugboat Version Two

I received this product at no charge from the vendor for the purpose of doing a video, Therefore it has no monetary value to me. This video is my opinions and experiences with the product, and is in no way intended to be the final hammer of judgment.

Now then, I was a big fan of the V1 tugbot despite is slight flaws, and i’m currently a big fan of the V2 tugboat despite is slight flaws. The airflow on the V2 is fantastic and adjustable. With the ability to run a single coil in there if your heart desires. The o-rings are strong, maybe a bit too strong on the top cap, adjusting the airflow on-the-fly is a huge pain unless you take one of those o-rings off. Even then its still nice and snug. My main gripe with the TBV2 is that damn LONG center post. It’s copper and it’s LONG, too long to even fit a lot of mods I have.

Some mods with a wide range of adjustment like a telescoping mod will have no problems. Other mods with very tight tolerances will have issues with the tugboat V2. It’s not that it wont work, but there will be that gap that we have all for some reason grown to hate.

No matter. Get out your vape budget hands and feel free to check it out here

http://flawlessvapeshop.com/product/tugboat-v2/ http://localvape.com/collections/flawles/products/flawless-tugboat-atomizer-v2

Also I didn’t cover this in the video, but how cool is this?! http://localvape.com/collections/flawles/products/flawless-steam-stack-for-tugboat-v2

Sigelei 100w and the Sigelei 50w

I received these products at no charge from the vendor for the purpose of doing a video, Therefore it has no monetary value to me. This video is my opinions and experiences with the product, and is in no way intended to be the final hammer of judgment.

Now then. Sigelei 100w VS the 50w. Both have ups and downs. Neither of them are anything fancy, they just metal boxes, with variable wattage. No bells and whistles, just high wattage performance.

Lets start with the 100w

-Bigger of the two

-Dual 18650 configuration

-100w max wattage

-7.4v max voltage

-can run 0.15 - 3.0ohm coils

-More rounded along the edges

-can NOT be charged via USB

-REVERSE THREADED adjustment pin

Sigelei 50w

-Smaller of the two

-More sharp and jagged

-Strange swinging back plate

-Single 18650 configuration

-50w max wattage

-8.5v max voltage

-Can run 0.2ohm to 3.0ohm coils

-CAN be charged via USB

-REVERSE THREADED adjustment pin

In the end the decision is yours to make. I prefer the 100w sigelei mod. but thats just my personal preference. I like the bigger battery life, and the size of the mod doesn’t bother me. If size is a concern for you, or you don’t generally use high wattage, but might like the option in the future. Then the 50w might be exactly what you’re looking for.

Feel free to check them out here

http://vaporrange.com/variable-voltage/sigelei/sigelei-100-watt-box-mod.html

http://vaporrange.com/variable-voltage/sigelei/sigelei-50-watt-box-mod.html

Thanks so much for watching everyone!!

-Grimm

VAPING FOR THE CURE

VIA: Randy at Vapeology LLC

Vaping for the cure is a page that is dedicated to bring the vaping community together for the purpose of giving back. My name is Randy. I own a small vape shop, Vapeology, in Hoover, AL. I was a 26 year smoker, and thanks to vaping, I have been smoke free for the past 15.5 months. There’s no question that my health and well being has vastly improved, and it is without a doubt due to vaping and the great community of people who have helped me with it. I have been involved with raising money for breast cancer research for the past 11 years. I donate. I volunteer. For the past decade I have taken photos for my local Race for the Cure. I was challenged to find a way to raise money, and this is my response. I was going to hold a local raffle at a vape meet to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure foundation. My thought was to try and raise several thousand dollars by putting together a vape prize from my store. I put together my package which is a new Sigelei 100W box, an authentic pink Tugboat RDA, a pink MVP shine, a pink Vision Spinner II, a Nautilus BVC tank, a Nautilus Mini BVC tank, 2 boxes of BVC coils, a custom made wood mod holder by Randy Fox and 3 bottles of any eliquid I carry a month for a year. A pretty great prize, and I felt sure I could raise several thousand dollars. I even set myself the goal of ten thousand dollars. I had my ‘AHA’ moment last week, and realizing that the vaping community is so much larger than what is in my small portion of it. I have met and learned from so many great individuals around the country and the globe, and I just knew that I had to reach out to everyone involved in this life changing business.

I got on the phone and started talking with my vendors. The response from them has been awe inspiring. As of right now, I have had the following companies eagerly and generously agree to help me with this endeavor. Suicide Bunny and King’s Crown, Ben Jonson’s Awesome Sauce and Classified, Space Jam, Barrel Craft Brewing Company and The Mad Modder, and Five Pawns have teamed up with my shop Vapeology to bring you the greatest vape prize I’ve ever seen.

VAPEOLOGY: I am donating a Sigelei 100W box, an authentic pink Tugboat RDA, a pink MVP shine, a pink Vision Spinner II, a Nautilus BVC tank, a Nautilus Mini BVC tank, 2 boxes of BVC coils, and 3 bottles of any eliquid I carry a month for a year (that’s a total of 36 bottles of whatever you want from the brands that I carry)!!

SUICIDE BUNNY/KING’S CROWN: Pip the Bunny is donating 120ml bottles of each of the flavors in both Suicide Bunny and King’s Crown, a Suicide Bunny Hoodie, Suicide Bunny Hat, a King’s Crown Tshirt, a Suicide Bunny Drip Tip, and a VaporShark rDNA with red sharkskin!!

SPACE JAM: Space Jam is donating the entire Space Jam Line of e-liquid, tshirt, hat, stickers and sweatshirt from Space Jam, the full line of Clouds of Hope, a Clouds of Hope tank top, the entire premium MYTHOS line of eliquid, and one of their limited edition laser engraved 120ml bottles of Space Jam with the new logo!!

BEN JONSON’S AWESOME SAUCE/CLASSIFIED: These guys are donating 120ml bottles of all the flavors in both Ben Jonson’s and Classified. They are donating their gear with tshirts and hats, and if that wasn’t enough, Austin their National Sales Manager is donating his own personal limited edition mech mod The Owl by Crave Mods and having it engraved with Ben Jonson’s and Classified Logos and also with Vaping for the Cure 2014 and the Breast Cancer Ribbon!!

BARREL CRAFT BREWING COMPANY and THE MAD MODDER: are donating 120ml of each of their flavors of eliquid and they are having the Mad Modder create a custom Pink Box with Mad Modder, Barrel Craft and Vaping for the Cure 2014 with the Breast Cancer Ribbon.

FIVE PAWNS: Five Pawns is donating a Limited Edition Flight (5 30ml bottles) of their incredible eliquid.

The way this giveaway is going to work is pretty simple. Use the link on here to go to my Komen fundraising page. You then click on donate. You can donate whatever you would like. A 10.00 donation will earn you one entry into this giveaway. A 100.00 donation earns you 10 entries, and so on. The donations can be made through November 11. That is the last day of donations for this year’s Komen Race for the Cure. Once donations are closed down, each person will be entered into the drawing for ALL OF THIS. That’s right, one incredibly lucky individual is going to win everything listed above. However, it’s a WIN/WIN to begin with anyway. Your donation on the Komen site is 100% tax deductible. So, even if you do not win, you can still write off your donation on your taxes. The ladies at Komen will then do the drawing for the winner. We will video it and put it up on the internet. 

I AM AMAZED AT THE GENEROSITY OF MY VENDORS AND THEIR WILLINGNESS TO HELP. 

I NEED HELP FROM EVERY VAPER OUT THERE. EVEN IF YOU CAN’T DONATE, YOU CAN HELP BY SHARING THIS WITH ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND FELLOW VAPERS. AS A COMMUNITY COMPRISED OF SO MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE GIFT OF BEING ABLE TO FINALLY QUIT SMOKING, I AM THRILLED THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THIS CHANCE TO REACH OUT AND TOUCH SO MANY OTHER PEOPLES LIVES WITH THIS RAFFLE. MY ORIGINAL GOAL WAS 10K, BUT HOW AWESOME WOULD IT BE TO RAISE 100K OR EVEN 200K DOLLARS TO HELP THE FIGHT IN ENDING BREAST CANCER.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Thank you even more for sharing this, and if you can donating. I’m proud to be a part of this wonderful vaping community.

Randy Toffel, Owner
Vapeology, LLC
www.facebook.com/vapeologyllc

The link to donate is right below…….

http://ncalabama.info-komen.org/site/TR?px=9421624&pg=personal&fr_id=4255

Double Feature 10-13-14

Hello everyone! welcome to the double feature for Monday October 13th 2014. Don’t mind my “undisclosed location” shooting. Still all the same vapey info you have come to expect. No matter. Today we talk about the bigger and newer 18650 version of the ever popular VaporShard DNA mod, the rDNA. Both still horrible names in my opinion.

I mean… the company name is Vapor SHARK! why not call one… the SandShark, or the MAKO, or the GREAT WHITE?! but I digress. After that we look at the Big Dripper rda which does work as intended… I’m just not sure I want to put my liquid in that tank. Tuck in, grab your best vape and enjoy the videos!! 

The VaporShark RDNA mod, from Vaporshark.com

I received this product at no charge from the vendor for the purpose of doing a video, Therefore it has no monetary value to me. This video is my opinions and experiences with the product, and is in no way intended to be the final hammer of judgment.

Now then, I just want to come out and say it. I truly love the VaporShark rDNA mod. It reminds me very much of a cross between the iTaste MVP V2 and the IPV V2, but with a bit more sophisticated eVolvapor DNA30 hardware on the inside. Ive used everything from a 2.0ohm Kayfun, to a 0.8ohm TugBoat atomizer on the rDNA with no issues at all. The internal Sony VTC4 battery, along with the EvolvVapor DNA30 board on the inside can power most anything you want it to.

For the Price of $190 you will need your vape budget hands. If you don’t have a DNA30 mod yet. I would take a serious look at the VaporShark rDNA mod.

Feel free to check it out here http://www.vaporshark.com/advanced/mechs-mods/vs-rdna

The BIG DRIPPER Rda from Sub-OHM-Innovations

I received this product at no charge from the vendor for the purpose of doing a video, Therefore it has no monetary value to me. This video is my opinions and experiences with the product, and is in no way intended to be the final hammer of judgment.

Now then, The Big Dripper isn’t a bad RDA at all. This is from the first run of atomizers, so I can’t say for sure what will and won’t change in the 2nd run. Airflow is solid, deck is nice, construction is very nice. The tank up top does it’s job as intended. My only gripe, besides the odd placement of the actual dripping hole on the inside. Is the spring that spends extensive time floating in your e-liquid.

My spring and center post have become a bit janky and corroded looking. And i’m honestly not sure what is causing this? All I know is that I don’t feel super comfortable filling the tank with my liquid and using it as it was intended. Obviously in the end the decision is yours to make. Get your vape budget hands out, and be prepared to wait. These are a limited run product and retail for $130 a pop per atomizer.

Feel free to check it out here http://www.grandvaporstation.com/big-dripper-sub-ohm-innovations.html

Thanks so much for watching everyone!!

DNA40 - Too little too late? VIA: VaporJoe.blogspot.com

::THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IS FROM VAPORJOE.BLOGSPOT.COM AND DOES NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS OF MYSELF, OR GRIMMGREEN.COM.  I JUST HAPPEN TO AGREE WITH A LOT OF WHAT JOE IS SAYING HERE:: 

With the advent of cheap wattage coming from China - is the Evolv DNA40 already dead tech?
We know you can change the temperature with this new chip, but does that really matter to anyone?  Is it just a gimmick or a stop gap to separate themselves from current Chinese wattage chips?   How long until that small upgrade is cloned and added to 150+ watt chips?
On the flip side one “prominent” vaper told me at VCCTN  “to control temperature is a way to enter the dry herb market”.   
It did make me raise my eyebrow for a moment. 
 
Either way — it seems to be too little to late.   China is crushing America in the wattage market.  It comes down to watt per dollar.  Currently you can get 180 watts (with the god mod) for less then $1.00 per watt.  With 200 watts+ on the horizon can Evolv even compete in this game anymore?
 
With something as tiny and inexpensive as the Eleaf iStick -  China is all the rage at the moment in terms of regulated devices.  Mod makers are feeling the pinch.  No longer can they complain about being cloned.  They are being squeezed out by simple innovation at cheap prices.   
 
Tube mods are dieing — box mods are the new baby.   Box mods are easy to build and cheap..  With this latest trend every Tom, Dick and Harry can become a pretty decent mod maker.    
This blogger welcomes this new trend. Mod making has reverted back to its early days when it wasn’t about exclusivity.  
….Its about whats effective!
I have no problem admitting that I visit VaporJoe’s website pretty frequently, if nothing else I like to familiarize myself with products being released.  

I also happen to agree with a lot of what Joe is saying here. I have an SX350 chip box mod and it performs just as well as anything I have from Evlov.  Some people want a brand name. Some people want the security of having a usa made Evolv product that the company will stand behind.  I’ve always been a big fan of Evolv and their products. 

When I heard that the new DNA chip was going to be 40w I kinda slumped down in my chair and thought to myself “Why so low?” Don’t get me wrong. I think the DNA40 will be great.  I love the DNA30 and I build my coils to take advantage of the wattage that I have. But when 100 and 150w chips are available from china, for a much lower cost? it’s hard to look at a DNA40 and not think. This might be too little too late.


-Grimm 

E-cigarettes should be embraced, not banned - TheGazette

The toll tobacco has had on our society is irrevocable and plenty, yet persistent and routine. Though the use of tobacco in any form has ebbed and flowed over time, an estimated 44 million Americans currently smoke. Over 500,000 of those smokers live in Iowa, paying well over $1 billion into the $80 billion tobacco industry of 2013. It seems that while some are simply opposed to e-cigarettes in general, a lack of understanding or awareness of the device fuels a troublesome opposition for most. The government has a responsibility to foster an informed public, considering much of the public’s health awareness material is provided and funded by government initiatives. Unfortunately, our government has failed us on this matter, and the market made a regrettable choice when it accepted the term ‘cigarette’ in the title of this product. Alone, this could be (and often is) shallow enough grounds for absolute dismissal. For those who don’t already know, an electronic cigarette is an ‘atomizer’ (wire + wick) powered by a lithium-ion cell (as is used in most electronics), prompting a propylene glycol/vegetable (generally, palm/coconut) glycerin solution to be heated. It’s essentially the same concept as a large-scale fog machine, condensed for practicality’s sake. This mixture can include an optional nicotine solution at strengths ranging from 0-2.4%*, though levels ultimately vary based on manufacturer. Propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin are virtually non-toxic, FDA-approved substances commonly used in foods, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products for years. Why are we suddenly afraid of these substances? My goal is to inform you that vapor is simply not smoke; there is no combustion and hundreds of degrees of difference. We can debate the effects of nicotine all day if the last two decades hasn’t been long enough, but we cannot continue to neglect the ongoing harm tobacco is doing in our communities. Dr. Igor Burstyn, professor at Drexel University’s Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health, conducted a thorough study on e-cigarettes and the produced vapors, concluding “there are no known toxicological synergies among compounds in the aerosol.” With over 9,000 similar determinations, why have we chosen to ignore the science of e-cigarettes? Even with the onset of Nicotine Replacement Therapies, 1-800 numbers and smoking bans, Iowa’s numbers are barely shifting. The State of Iowa will generate roughly $227 million in tobacco tax revenues this year (if we’re believing the CDC on the number of smokers, though we likely have many more), yet the state is only directing $5.4 million of tobacco tax revenues annually towards programs like Quitline Iowa, which produce no exceptional results. Without embracing e-cigs as an alternative for smokers, what’s left that works? Do not allow those charged with representing the people to pull any plugs on these life saving-and-changing devices. We should be celebrating the innovation of the times, not banning a device with potential to eliminate tobacco. Like anything else in America, let the market create the best product it can in the time it takes to do so. • Chris Jackson is a Cedar Rapids resident. Commments: jacksoc8@gmail.com Read more at http://thegazette.com/subject/opinion/guest-columnists/chris-jacksone-cigarettes-should-be-embraced-not-banned-20140910#CjqZaVAKsB5KoZ8M.99

The vape meet tracking authority 

Hey Friends! here on GrimmGreen.com i’ve done my best to keep track of some of the bigger vape meets happening throughout the USA and beyond. Unfortunately it’s not always super up to date, and I have a hard time keeping track of when and where these vape meets are happening.

Well now there is a place who’s sole function is to keep up with vape meets both big and small.  Enter http://vapecalendar.com/ Now VapeCalendar.com is JUST starting out.  So the calendar it’sefl is limited. BUT the big thing is that ANYONE can submit their meets and events to the calendar.  

Having a local meet in your hometown of Arnoldsville GA? put it on the callendar to let people know! I think this is going to grow into something awesome, especially the more people know about it.  The more people will utilize it.  So tell your friends, and lets get every meet happening across the country on this site! 

Thanks Courtney for sending this my way.  

The device that killed a 53-year-old van driver at Bintulu Tamu on Sunday may not be an electronic cigarette (E-cigarette), but a modified flare pen.

Via: TheBorneopost.com 

Smoker Jonathan T K told The Borneo Post yesterday it was impossible for an E-cigarette to produce a fatal explosion.

“In fact, the battery of an electronic cigarette ranges between 2,000 and 3,000 mAh. It is similar to the voltage of a smart phone battery or a power bank. Several cases of phone explosions were due to over-heating while charging.

“But in this case, there was no power input but an explosion occurred. Hence, I believe this is not an E-cigarette. Even if it explodes, it would only produce sparks harmful to the skin but not strike like a bullet.”

In the tragedy in Bintulu, the victim was walking with a friend to a coffee shop when the freak accident happened.

The force of the exploding device struck the victim in the chest, causing him to collapse.

Jonathan said based on the photo published in yesterday’s newspapers, he was certain the device was a modified flare pen.

Based on his advice, The Borneo Post browsed the Internet and found a device similar to the published image.

Jonathan said flare pens were usually used for camping, hiking, boating, or backpacking.

They are used to signal for help, alert nearby friendly forces, or to scare someone or
something.

“There are different models, ranging from minor ones to those that are destructive. Owning one is easy as it can be bought in camping shops.

“In this case, either the victim did not realise that or he just ignored the danger of modified devices. It is very sad a life was sacrificed because of plain ignorance.


Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2014/10/07/it-could-be-a-modified-flare-pen-not-e-cigarette/#ixzz3Fau96qFV

Double feature 9-6-2014

Hello everyone! remember last week when I warned you about the awful up close audio? well it turns out that I do not in fact learn from my mistakes. So this week we all get to enjoy some more awful upclose audio.

No matter. Got some very cool products this week to talk about. First up is the Vulcan atomizer. $60 for an all original design RDA. Is it worth it? after that we have the EL GIGANTE’ 26650 mech mod. Possibly one of the most compact sized 26650 mods i’ve used.

So tuck in, grab your best vapes and enjoy the videos! as always please allow YouTube to process the videos before the HD Option is available.

the VULCAN rebuildable atomizer

I received this product at no charge from the vendor for the purpose of doing a video, Therefore it has no monetary value to me. This video is my opinions and experiences with the product, and is in no way intended to be the final hammer of judgment.

Now then, Just going to come out and say it. I love using this atomizer Slightly wonky airflow aside, it’s a great atomizer to use and build on It rarely leaks due to the interesting airflow design, and the deck is super nice and easy to build on.

Well constructed, this feels like a nice quality product for sure. and $60 for an all original design seems like a screamin deal to me.

Feel free to check it out here

http://www.vapordna.com/Vulcan-RDA-Rebuildable-Atomizer-p/vn0001.htm

the EL GIGNANTE’ 26650 mech mod from OKCVapes.com

I received this product at no charge from the vendor for the purpose of doing a video, Therefore it has no monetary value to me. This video is my opinions and experiences with the product, and is in no way intended to be the final hammer of judgment.

Now then. As far as 26650 mech mods go. This one is VERY compact in size. The fit and finish is very very nice, and the unique top cap makes adjusting for battery rattle quick and painless. Not as quick and painless as some other mods. But still pretty quick and pretty painless.

It feels very solid overall. the hair trigger on the switch is very easy to use, if not just a bit tooo easy to use. No locking feature so be careful of un-even surfaces with the switch.

Feel free to check it out here

http://www.okcvapes.com/Personal-Vaporizers/Mechanical-Mods/El-Gigante-p1103.html

Thanks so much for watching everyone!! Vape well friends 

-Grimm 

URGENT: NYC Bill would ban flavored e-cigs

A new bill aims to snuff out the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in the city. The vapor-based smokes are popular in flavors like green apple, vanilla and cherry. Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Queens) will introduce legislation Tuesday to ban the fruity flavors, saying they entice kids to start puffing on the devices. “These flavors are direct marketing to children,” Constantinides said. “They appeal to children, and we’re taking them out of that market.” Flavored regular cigarettes were banned in the city in 2009. E-cigarette proponents say they don’t have the harmful health effects of real cigarettes and can help smokers quit, but critics say they do have health risks and the devices glamourize smoking. There’s little conclusive research either way on e-cigarettes’ safety. The city has already added e-cigarettes to its ban on smoking in restaurants, offices, and parks. “These guys are not in the quitting business. They’re in the addiction business,” Constantinides said. Update: The American Vaping Association, a pro-electronic cigarette group, hit the bill. “Studies show that e-cigarettes, particularly flavored kinds, are effective at helping smokers move away from combustible cigarettes,” said president Gregory Conley. “If Council Member Constantinides’s bill becomes law, it will take away a valuable tool for New Yorkers looking to kick the habit.” For anyone wondering, Greg Conley = my vaping hero 

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