Ahhh I can't pick a mod to get for Xmas, help

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  1. S13hitman

    S13hitman New Member

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    I need a regulated mod that I can run my RTA's on or whatever I want to throw at it. Some possible choices include the voopop drag 2 or the iJoy shogun.

    I normally use just ni80 and prefer flavor over clouds. Although most products produce decent clouds these days, or so it seems. I already have a mech sqounk mod but need something more convenient for events and outdoor activities. Also, I like to have the 510 connection be screwed down so I can access from above in case it gets loose or any issues.

    There's so many choices and I can't decide whether I need a DNA mod or not once I start looking at options. Dual 18650's would be a must as well, something comfy in the hands. :)

    Help?
     
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    As a self confessed fanboy of the dna- no one “needs” a dna box.

    Best thing to do is write down a list of what features you want.
    How much power?
    Temp control?
    Battery configuration?
    Do you need more run time and less power or vice versa?
    Is size an issue?
    Does it need to be rugged?
    How low do you build?

    If you’re not interested in tc, than I would say the dna isn’t anything to be focused on other than that it will fire anything you put on it. If you build above a 0.1ohm coil than that isn’t an issue.
    If you build above 0.1 and only care about vaping in wattage mode, than you may even want to look at the hexohm, squid industries or other variable voltage style of mods.

    Again figure what you want it to do, and more importantly what features are deal Breakers and we can help from there.

    My personal two favorites right now
    Are the paranormal 250c from lost vape for temp control and the double barrel v3 or hexohm v3 for wattage.
     
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    MannyScoot Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Get a small DNA 250 or DNA 75 .....

    The Rebel is really small and weighs like 73 grams with (2) 18650..... It holds tanks and Rda's up to 30mm perfect.....[​IMG][​IMG]

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    I REALLY liked the paranormal 250c but look at the options they have left... It's almost sold out
     
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    I usually build around .1 - .2 using a dual coil RTA.
    I have always just used VW mode and haven't ventured into power curve or TC, now I do want to have those features.
    I do want decent lasting battery use.
    Something that can fit in my pocket, 2 batteries at most. That rebel is pretty dope.
    The DNA 75 doesn't seem to go above 75 watts, if I understood correctly? It's rare that I ever need to go above 100w though.
    That should help. :)
     
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    I just want to say you do not need a DNA Box to be able to use TC effectively. While I have DNA MOD's I normally use my everyday beaters to do my TC Vaping. Just an opinion based on the MOD's I use for TC many people say it doesn't work. Works for me and maybe they need to RTFM? Good Luck
     
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    Btw, I had started using smok products at first and always had issues. The x-priv was my last smok mod I'll ever get. I do like using the prince tfv12 and just use the build-able deck. But just picked up a dead rabbit rta for cheap. I can't use my tanks at the moment with my mech mod, at least it doesn't seem safe to.
    I can't complain about my mech though, it works great
     
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    Shop around most all of the paranormals can be found somewhere. They are still in production.

    Also, check the classifieds here, you can find some nice deals.
    Another tool:
    Www.vapecrawler.com

    Punch in what you want and it will help you find a vendor. Not all vendors are listed but it can help nonetheless.
     
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    As a huge DNA fan, I'll weigh in and agree that there are only a couple reasons you might "need" a DNA mod: temp control and replay. I've been using temp control for years now, and DNA does it well (mostly using csv files from Steam Engine uploaded via Escribe). Replay is great with TC or with power, and I've actually been enjoying it with power on my 75C. YiHi is my second place for TC chips.

    If not using temp control, your options are a lot more plentiful, since power vaping is pretty similar no matter the chip. If this is the case, I would look (personally) for something ergonomic and/or aesthetically pleasing.

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    I notice better temp control with Yihi mods rather than DNA, This GTRS Vboy has the sx500 which is the top of the Yihi family without Bluetooth.....

    I just checked the coils on the Fatality after (2)weeks...... Using SS316L and 400 degrees at 52.2 watts on a pair of coils ohming at .14

    The Cotton Bacon looks exactly the same as the day I wicked it .....[​IMG]

    This mod was Deucesjack one of the best in 2017

    It's almost (2) years old and works perfectly..... It has never been updated since new.....
     
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    The reason I have YiHi as second place to DNA is that YiHi temp control becomes noticeably slower when your coils are fatter. For example, when using my Warhead with dual framed staples on my G Class, it takes 2-2.5x longer to get to the set temperature than if I were using my Triade 250 (not C). If you're using anything skinnier than a 3x fused clap, differences are negligible if you have the right TCR set.

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    You shouldn't have a problem if you Powerful plus it..... The 250c you can push using the preheat punch......[​IMG][​IMG]

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    If you want something of quality at a very reasonable price that does everything well and holds 30 mm attys, go for a smoant cylon. Fastech has 15% off starting on the 18th so it’ll cost only $37
     
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    Sounds to me like you need to raise the wattage for fatter coils.
     
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    The Cylon I have has been through hell, literally through hell..... And functions perfect...... It is a well priced mod....[​IMG]

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    If you mean me, I did my "experiments" using the max for YiHi TC (200 J) and it didn't even compare to 100W for a DNA250 TC. This only applies to anything larger than a 3x fused clap though and idk about the newest YiHi chips, if they've changed a lot or anything.

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    the v-it does pretty well compared side by side with the paranormal.
    to compare the two boards it would come more down to which interface you preferred- at least in wattage mode
    in tc, I still preferred the evolve chip, but the yihi board was no slouch. the evolve board "feels" smoother.
    - that's with a 4x28/38 dual Clapton build
     
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    What mods do you use for TC Steve?
     
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    Nothing Like The Yihi SX 350J V2

    I have it in The Viscious Ant Duke X and It's only 75 watts..... But man in Powerful+ ha ha ....It gives it a kick.....

    And temp control is wonderful........


    [​IMG]
     
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    There's always THIS bargain budget item.
     
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    I use an RX200S, an Aster RT22 and my Aliens most often lately.
     
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    This is my Christmas gift, Geekvape Aegis Legend 20181218_135535.jpg 20181218_135555.jpg
     
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    I say Aegis
     
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    I like the Aegis but not as much as some other mods. I did see someone replace the leather grip with a different fabric as I'm not a huge fan of the brown leather. Still a very nice vape. So many damn choices... I might grab the Voopoo drag 2 just for the time being until I can find the Paranormal in the colors I like. Vapordna had the Paranormal in blue but sold out, love that color combo. Scouring eBay and vendors until then.

    I'm basically looking for a high-end mod that will do anything I want it to. Just don't want anything that I'd be afraid to break easily, like the stab-wood mods. It would break my heart to see one of those broken by my butter fingers.
     
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    I am also a little apprehensive to purchase a mod from eBay especially when they come from china and take a month to arrive. :(

    And yes, 98% of all mods are made in China.... I know
     
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    Did you see the X217 from Voopoo and Woody Vapes? That is one SEXY mod!
     
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    Wow, that is very nice! Will look at it closer tonight when I get home from work, but that may make the list.
     
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    Made in China and shipped from China are two different things :sad: As well I am this minute being reminded.
     
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    This is solid here.... The Yihi SL.....[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Got mine yesterday. This thing just screams durability at you. DJLSB vape has video of him running it over with his car and the Bogan left his in a big mug of beer for a half hour and it still worked fine. Somebody else (can't remember) threw his out of a second story window. The chip seems pretty decent and the firmware upgrade made a night and day difference in TC too. It's also known to deliver the power it claims as well. Definitely not a given with regulated devices.
     
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    I love it, alongside my Drag I shouldn't have any issues with any broken mods!
     
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    Okay I wound up getting the Aegis Legend for less than $50, all black. Manny, do you have a picture of the Aegis and a gold RTA on top? I ultimately decided on the Aegis for durability and price. I'm still looking for the right 250c DNA mod, just haven't found the one yet. I'm tired of my sqounker leaking at work and not having time to clean it...

    Wasn't impressed with the Aegis limited edition colors... mehhhh
     
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    I have a small black mod with a gold 25mm Dead Rabbit....Gold simply looks classy and matches everything[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    I like gold/black too.
    1225181032a-1.jpg
     
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    I like my Cylon too. It works well, all the time. I'm not big on TC but I think Smoant isn't the worst at it. It's affordable, feels well in the hand. Op requested a 510 connector that is fastened down with screws. The Clyon's is held in place by three torx screws.
     
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    Or a Wildwolf...... [​IMG]

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    Black and gold looks so good. I wanted something I can disassemble if needed, I like to fix stuff when it breaks. I shouldn't need to fix the Aegis legend based on what I've seen. Looked around for the Paranormal today, most places are out of stock. Damn I wish I grabbed the limited edition blue sub ohm that vapordna was selling. :(
     
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    Joining in the black/gold posting
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    Lookin good bro!
     
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    Loving the Aegis legend, using a few different atty's and no complaints... It hits so much better than my pulse mech. I sent an email to Vandy vape as well about how disappointed I am with that mod. Hope there's something nice they can do.
     
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    Modifying the Aegis with crafts! Lots of fun! 20181227_133937.jpg 20181229_235633.jpg
     
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    If they tell you how to fix the voltage drop there are a lot of us that would love to know. LOL
    Glad you found something your happy with.
     
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