Take a look America, this is where we will be in 8 days! Our reliable government has thrown us to the dogs! The picture above is a list of where we are headed in a weeks time. Right now I’m sad to say I’m not PROUD to be an American. We are supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave but it seems to me that we are the land of the oppressed and the home of the GREEDY! Now I know that there are many other people in different countries that have to fight for things much more important than vaping but in my opinion there should be no fight what so ever. If the FDA and federal government want to have vaping regulations then make them to protect us not hurt us. Absolutely without a doubt all products should be child proof and yes a user should be 18 to purchase anything vape related but to cut off our choices and availability for vapor products is a horrendous intrusion on our freedom!

So, in anticipation of V day D day I will post some vaping prep tips through out the week on ways to weather the storm and hopefully it’s not long lasting.

That’s all for today and vape on! (while you still can!)

Where have I been?

Well folks it’s been quite a while. Just wanted to give an update on what is happening. What I have come to realize is that without the backing or sponsorship of a company things get expensive fast and eventually you just can’t afford to keep going. I have so much stuff I have purchased over time that juice I have tried and liked never got used until it was no good and devices sit until the juice in them are a gooey mess and yes that last part is probably bad house keeping on my part. They say that vaping is cheaper than smoking to a point but not when  your trying to keep up with the Jones’s. Reviewing can be done successfully if you have support or a butt load of cash and we have seen this all over the Web. I think what it takes is to be discovered and much more heavily involved in the industry than I probably am. It’s strange how fast vaping can go from recreation to obsession, to the point where it can consume you. For many the obsession is fine because these people don’t go it alone they have friends and family members that most likely vape as well. Personally I work a lot and have very little time with family, I can’t allow vaping to consume that time at home or the income needed for survival of my loved ones. I don’t mean buying vape juice over groceries, I mean taking the 20 bucks and going to a movie or instead of buying a new mod taking my family to a water park in the summer. Vaping like everything in life is about choices and for now it is my choice to lay low and only review things on what I receive not what I purchase for a while.

For now this is where I leave you, vape on and I’ll see you soon!

In Discussion: Repair or Replace

Hey everyone it’s Saturday! Today I wanted to discuss a way that vaping has evolved and it may be a way that not many people think about. Our personal vaporizer’s really have a hard life they get knocked over, put in and out of pockets, and on occasion get dropped. But we also have normal ware and tear that can cause our products to not work as well as they once did. So with a that said and this will mainly be with tanks what do we do when these misfortunes happen?

With the evolution of tanks we have found them to be a little more complex. Instead of just replacing a prebuilt coil we can modify and change many other aspects of today’s tanks. Many products come with extra o-rings, glass, drip tips, adapters, and coil options which is much different than the tanks of yesteryear. Tanks can be disassembled for much better cleaning and the ability to change worn or defective parts. We have also noticed that prices have come up as well and a lot of this is reflective of atomizers being built out of much better materials and allowing more advanced options. The days of a ce4 or evod tank have passed and I’m not trying to say that they still aren’t being used but newbies now are leaning towards a much better product.

I think that the greatest option offered is now being able to buy parts. This entry is inspired by my kanger subtank mini v1 that was damaged when my device dropped to the ground. Not only was the glass broken but the connecting pin was almost snapped off. Now this fall damage was not due to poor craftsmanship but to the circumstances of the drop. Immediately I hopped online looking for a replacement but to my surprise I found that unlike the tanks I have purchased in the past I had the option to buy just the parts I needed at the fraction of the price of a new tank. I thought to myself what a great idea why wasn’t this more available in the past? But in the end it didn’t matter why, the only thing that mattered was my tank was salvageable!

For now this is where I leave you, please like, comment, and follow if you enjoyed this post or anything else I have written.
Vape On!

Hardware Review: UD Zephyrus Part 2

Ok the results are in, this thing is officially the biggest piece of shit I have ever wasted my money on. I attempted a simple build today 24g 8 wraps 2mm dual coil because it doesn’t allow for a single. The post screws keep loosening up while I tried to build on it, wicking is an absolute nightmare, and in the end my build didn’t even fit. Now I’m sure if I had used smaller gauge wire it may be different but I feel that this tank is supposed to appeal to those who are into subohm and new to building because of the build option availability. In not sure if I even want to waste my time in money on the second version of this tank or even but prebuilts for the one I have. Maybe if UD sent me the version 2 for free I would possibly review it but for now I don’t think I will be buying anything else from this company.

So give me your thoughts and comments, maybe I just got a bum tank. For now this is where I angrily leave you, vape on!

Hardware Review: UD Zephyrus V1


Okay it’s been a while, hopefully everyone is doing well. For this review I’m going to break the “testing” section into two parts. So let’s get started.

Packaging and Appearance:
Really not much to say on this. The tank comes in a plastic case with some foam really nothing fancy. As far as the style of the tank is concerned it’s pretty boring. It has the name laser etched into the top and that’s it. It does look sleek but not really much going on.

What’s included:
The package contains 1- assembled tank, 1- glass replacement, 2- sets of extra sealing rings, 1- drip tip heat sink, 1- rba deck, 1- extra top fill plug, and 1- pre-built .3 ohm cool

The tank uses a standard 510 drip tip that is rifled. It has adjustable air flow on the base with a removable ring. Top fill is accessible by unscrewing the top and removing the plug. By unscrewing the bottom you can replace the coil and remove the glass. It offers the option of pre-built coils or a build. It has a nice 5ml juice capacity. The tank can be broke down for ease of cleaning. The included heat sink is nice for a cooler vape.

My Thoughts and Testing part 1:

So far I have uses this tank for about 10 minutes with the pre-built coil. The coil has about zero flavor and is packed so tight that a decent draw is about impossible. So far I couldn’t be more disappointed. I absolutely hate the drip tip because of its length and the removable air flow ring annoys the crap out of me. At this point I wouldn’t even bother giving this away. Top fill is great but you have to screw around with the stupid plug which is fine if your sitting on the couch.

So once I have a chance to try the rba I’ll post my thoughts on the second part of testing. For now this thing gets a 10 on my P.O.S. scale. I understand that I may have gotten a defective coil and I hope this isn’t the q.c. you can expect from UD.

This is where I leave you for today. If you have had a better experience with this tank or company I would love to hear about it. Give me a like and follow if you are enjoying my content. Vape On!

Hardware Review: Smok TFV4 Sub-Ohm Tank


Today’s review is on the MONSTEROUS Smok TFV4 tank. Just about everything on this tank is huge and I’m kicking myself in the ass for not getting one of these sooner. So we will run down what comes in the kit, pros and cons, and then my final thoughts. This tank has become immensely popular and I can see why. The cloud production is killer and the flavor is on point. So let’s get started.

The kit includes:
1- tank
2- pre-built coils (1-quad at 0.15ohm 1-triple at 0.2ohm)
1- glass replacement
1- rba
1- bag of cotton
2- vape bands
1- screwdriver
2- o-rings
1- top seal

The tank features a top fill design with just a simple swivel you can top off your tank while on the go. This thing has massive adjustable air flow for huge clouds. The drip tip has adjustable air flow along with four fairly large slots on the base which is also adjustable. Big coils and I mean BIG. These have to be the biggest coils I have ever had in my hand, they offer superior juice flow and due to size are easily installed in the base especially if you have big hands. The tanks juice capacity is 5ml which is not the biggest capacity out there but enough to give you enough use between fill ups. The overall style is attractive, nice engraving and complimentary texture. The drip tip is removable and will accept any 510 unlike the Aspire Atlantis 2.

As we all know nothing is perfect but this design comes close. I’m not sure if it is just mine but the bottom air flow ring seems loose and kind of wiggles around. Large coils means more money for replacements. This tank wants a lot of power so if you plan to purchase one make sure you have a mod to push it. This thing is a drinker so I would of liked to see maybe a 7ml capacity.

Final Thoughts:
This tank is amazing but definitely not for a beginner. It requires a lot of power which is good and bad, it’s nice to have a sub-ohm tank that can handle 80w but if you have a 50w mod it just isn’t going to work to its full potential. I have always been a bottom fill guy and this top fill design has definitely pushed me to prefer top fill. I am really enjoying this tank and if you have a mod to push it you will to with out a doubt.

For now this is where I leave you. Give me a follow if you like what your reading and please feel free to comment, I encourage it! Vape on and continue the climb on being smoke free!

Hardware Review: Haus Craft Collection Sub-Ohm Mod Kit By Mistic


Today we will take a look at the Sub-Ohm kit pictured above. I used this set up for a few days and vaped it forward to a family member who wants to start vaping. So let’s cover my reaction to the few days I used it. It is fairly basic to really anything out now. The design from my point of view is compiled from a few different companies. The mod is comfortable to hold and is really lite. The display has nice large numbers which include your set wattage, coil resistance, and voltage output. The display is also nice and bright to make it a little easier to read. The tank is bottom fill with replaceable coil option. It has a removable drip tip and adjustable air flow. There are two small windows to view juice level when filling or in use.

Let’s check out what’s included in the kit:
1- 1300mah 30w mod
1- 2ml sub-ohm tank
2-.3ohm coils
1- charging cord
1- instruction booklet

Additional options :
Coils can be purchased in packs of five. If you would like a spare tank one can be purchased without buying a complete kit. They also have a Craft Collection line of juice which I have not tried but may purchase some with the special which I will talk about later.

Like I had said the mod design stems from what I see is two companies. The mod shape reminds me of Dovpo which is a comfortable design. Also there is an option to charge a phone or other device like our good friends at Innokin have done numerous times with the mvp line, I look at this as a little unique feature that makes it more appealing to some buyers. This mod kit’s biggest selling point is accessibility. It is offered at Speedway gas stations, Walmart, and Walgreens to name a few and I believe most of them are open 24hrs. So when you burn out your last coil instead of buying a pack of smokes you can grab yourself 5 brand new coils and there are not a lot of mods you can do that with usually you are waiting till the vape shop opens the next day. I think that this option will grow the number of Vapors and their success because it is a reasonable option with better access than your typical B&m. The price on this thing is excellent especially this month on Mistics Web site,right now they are offering 64% off for the month of March making the cost of this mod kit $18.00 and you get a bonus gift. Im not sure if you can walk into a shop and leave with a 30w variable wattage mod kit for that price. The tank is mostly steel so that adds an element of durability. The vapor production is fair but definitely gives good flavor compared to other sub-ohm tanks I have used in the past. The drip tip is a standard removable 510 and fits other drip tips quite nicely. I don’t know if the tank will work with other mods but I definitely know the mod will work with other tanks. The choice of resistance of 0.3ohms is a solid quality build for a sub-ohm set up.

To an experienced vaper this kit has some down falls. Sub-ohm tanks are juice drinkers and the 2ml capacity leaves you constantly refilling the tank so it would have been nice to have at least a 4ml capacity. The two small windows make it difficult to see how much juice you have left in the tank and makes it hard when refilling. What I found with refilling is to take a pause and check the level. Due to the tanks compact size filling can be a challenge, the chimney flares out at the bottom where the coil screws in so a small dropper tip is needed to make filling a little easier. There is not a rba option like there are with most sub-ohm tanks. Thermal expansion kind of kicks this things ass, I noticed that after using the mod the connector expands and will not screw off by hand easily. I checked all the threads and they were clean. The mod itself has a few things that doesn’t necessarily make it terrible but I feel need attention. Battery capacity is a biggie, 1300mah at 30w just doesn’t last all that long so I would of liked to see maybe 2000mah. The buttons feel a little chinsy but are solid. Finally, a rubber finish would have really made the feel of this device a lot better considering the tank is or feels heavier than the mod.

Final Thoughts:
This kit is a great value for what you get. Personally as an experienced vapor this doesn’t really appeal to me anymore and that’s why I Vaped it forward but I do think this would be a great intro to a vaper who wants to get into a sub-ohm set up. Due to its availability this kit is a good option in a pinch for someone more experienced if they needed to get by say during travel and all other available options have failed. So with that said for a meer $18.00 on their website and using coupon code team 64 you can pick this up and check it out yourself.

For now this is where I leave you. If you have tried this device or have any questions leave a comment, I am always excited to see what my readers have to say! If you like the content I’m writing give me a follow. As always vape on and continue the climb on being smoke free!

Location review: 51 Vape


Happy Friday everyone today I will review a local location in the Albany New York area called 5 1 Vape LLC. How I stumbled across this shop since it is quite a distance from me is I was in search of my kryptonite as I call it, the one and only Unicorn Blood by Fuzion Vapor. I was having a very difficult time locating this brand at  B&m and through the pattended Fuzion finder (don’t know if it is buts sounds good) link on Fuzions Web site I found this shop which in my opinion shows the true meaning of being by vapers for vapers.

51 as of tomorrow will have four shops so a big congratulations goes out to them on their new location. I visited the Schenectady location and inside are all the typical elements of a good shop. They have an excellent selection of hardware and juice, a pool table, tasting available, soda machine, and places to sit and hang out. The hardware in glass display cases was up to date and all the new popular mods and tanks. Not only do they carry the fore mentioned Fuzion line but also carry many top brands of ejuice from Cuttwood to the new Naked line I have yet to try out but hear good things. They offer hats, stickers, and shirts with their logo which is simple yet eye catching.

OK now here is what sets them apart. They do carry their own ejuice brand which is not made by some dude in a back room at the shop which I see all to often. I was told it is made by a company out of the D. C. area and yes just because it is made by another company still means that it is 51’s house brand and not just labeled and sold that way. A lot of companies do this because it insures quality, the flavor profiles are unique to 51.I tried several of their house juices and my favorite was the Crouching Tiger. The next best thing about them is they have multiple locations but are not a franchise or corporate chain, I absolutely hate corporate stores because nothing makes them any different than a McDonald’s or Burger King and I’ll explain a little more in a minute. The people there are exceptional! THE PEOPLE THERE ARE EXCEPTIONAL! Yes I know I said it twice but this visit was one of the best shop visits I have had in quite a while, I have walked into places where no one wants to help or talk to you and in my opinion if that’s the case don’t even bother staying open. When I go or anyone goes to a shop it is for the experience. I don’t want to feel out of place or like I am a bother and 51 has the best staff I have talked with I  a long time. Friendly, inviting, and knowledgeable are just  few words to describe them.

I had a chance to speak with the owners wife or co-owner because let’s face it when your married what’s mine is hers and what’s hers is hers (pause for laughs) and she gave me the back story that is truly unique. Her husband started selling out of his truck at all hours of the day and night, then they opened their home as a small shop allowing people to come browse in their basement, from there took all of their savings and opened up their first shop and the rest is history. I don’t think you will find anywhere else built on that kind of passion or dedication and that’s what makes them by vapers and for vapers and truly special. It is a big risk especially with a family to take that leap and I myself have always wanted to own my own shop but to scared to chance it. These people are truly an inspiration! A more detailed story is on their website at and you can also purchase juice there as well and have it shipped to your door. Find them on Facebook, Instagram, and snap chat as well. These are the type of places vapers need to support. You will never find this at a chain location.
So if you are in the Albany, NY area stop by, I know I will!

For now this is where I leave you, vape on and continue the climb to being smoke free!


In Discussion:It’s Always Better Home Made

In today’s discussion we will dive into the what and how on DIY ejuice. Now this will be strictly in my opinion and experience, everyone out there has their own methods. So let’s dive right in.

Ejuice has three to four ingredients depending on personal preference. They all contain propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, flavor concentrate, and depending on need liquid nicotine.

Ingredient one, propylene glycol. This is a thin substance that in our finished product will be our flavor carrier and will contribute to something called throat hit. CAUTION some people are allergic to this so be careful. Almost all flavor concentrates are suspended in pg (propylene glycol) unless otherwise specified by the manufacturer.

Ingredient number two, vegetable glycerin. This is a thicker substance almost like motor oil in viscosity. This product is going to be our major cloud producer but can mute flavor. Depending on how you will use your finished product you may need to have more of this than pg.

Ingredient number three, flavor concentrate. Not really much to say about this because it’s pretty self explanatory.

Ingredient number four (which is optional) liquid nicotine. CAUTION this is a poison in large quantities  and could kill you, your children, and pets, please use your fucking brain when using and storing this product. Once again self explanatory ingredient. This will be used in moderation.

So now that we have a idea of what ingredients are in there we can talk about what we want to make which can be more confusing than thought. First let’s figure out what blend we want. Most shop brands are most of the time 50vg/50pg it’s kind of a standard blend.
Some companies of top shelf stuff can be 80vg/20pg,70vg/30pg,and so on. Our blend is all dependant on what type of atomizer we will use, if we are going to tank our juice in a ce4 or evod tank then we want to make a 50/50 blend due to the smaller wicking holes in our coil. Now if we are dripping go to the higher end of the spectrum with higher vg. A rda can handle high vg and creates extremely good flavor. Now we have to find what flavor percentage we want, standard is 20%,although it can be higher or lower depending on preference. So if we are going to have a 20% of flavor in our juice then we use 20% of one flavor or a mixture of flavors that add up to 20%. This can confuse some people so this is where a good ejuice calculator comes in and there are a number of them you can find online or through your phones app store. Next we will figure out what nic MG we want if any. For example when I make a juice for a subtank it’s usually 6mg, a dripper is 3mg, and a normal tank depends on coil resistance well really depends on resistance for all of them but I wanted to give a little more specific examples.

Time to do this thing. We have an idea of what we are going to make for example we will make a 50/50 blend 20% of one flavor and 12mg nicotine, input this into your calculator, now something I haven’t mentioned yet are the tools we will need for measuring and mixing. I keep a few 1ml,6ml,and 10ml oral syringes around, you can get these usually for free at a pharmacy. Bottles I usually recycle, I personally always mix in glass and then transfer into plastic when the product is finished. I like to remove the dropper from glass bottles because when shaking the squeeze top works as kind of like a little mixing chamber. With our clean bottle and syringes out we will measure our flavor first and add it to our bottle,  then measure our pg and add that to our flavor in our mixing bottle, now screw on our cap and give it a shake. I always shake the mix as I add ingredients but you don’t have to. Take the cap off and measure your vg, add it to the mixing bottle. Now depending on steeping method you want to use we will hold off on adding nicotine.

There are several steeping methods and I’ll talk a little about each one. There is time steeping, this method means we let our juice sit in a dark place and shake once in the morning and once in the evening, this is the method that takes the longest but gives very good results. If time steeping is what you want to use then a precise measured amount of nicotine can be added when mixing. Hot water bath, my preferred method. Using hot water from the tap, a jar of water on a candle warmer, or a slow cooker with water place the open mixing bottle in the container and fill the container just up to the neck of the mixing bottle and let it sit in the hot water about 120 degrees F. Every hour or so cap the bottle, give it a shake, and place back in the water with the cap off.
So after a few hours I add my nicotine with the bottle out of the water but still warm. This step if wanted is very critical be sure to measure very accurately and double check your values before adding. Now cap again and shake. This method is still used in conjunction with time steeping but can cut it down considerably. The last method is breathing which I don’t really use because it doesn’t yield great results but I will say letting a little fresh air into the mix every so often doesn’t hurt. Basically give your mix a shake and leave it uncapped for an hour and repeat. I use this method if a flavor in my mix is a bit overwhelming or has a chemical taste to it. Remember to never let your juice sit in direct sunlight, the result of that will turn your juice to junk.

In conclusion and thanks for bearing with me, you have now the knowledge on how to be a mix apprentice (not a master yet). A few things to keep in mind are a pad of paper and a pen are always needed to write down recipes, there are several additives out there to better your home made concoction but aren’t necessary to start with, and there is a plethora of places online to help hone your skills as I always say DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

For now this is where I leave you and encourage comments and questions as always. Vape on and continue the climb on being smoke free!

Civil unrest in the vaping world

I’m sure I am a little late on this topic but I needed to rationally think this out. The one and only RIP Trippers being labeled a sell out. Well my friends this is nothing new for him but has never been put in the spot light like this before. I know a few facts about Mr. Trippers tactics and he has been using the vaping industry for his personal gain for quite some time now. I won’t divulge what I know or whom I heard it from because I think RIP has dug a big enough hole for himself. So without further adoo let’s get into this.

The man apparently is now pushing health products to vapers, huh, last time I checked vaping itself is already kind of a health product compared to smoking but nevertheless there are some things that vapers do need to be aware of like possible pg allergies and drinking plenty of water and looking around at forums and blogs these are all made apparent. Do I think that I need to run to the nearest pharmacy or health store to pick up some bullshit electrolyte powder, I think not and I don’t need a jack ass to proclaim that this miracle powder can cure my ailments. Muscle cramping and dry skin, sounds like someone is getting older and may not be as active as they once were. If he wants to feature a health supplement then do it somewhere else, don’t direct it towards vapers. If someone asks him a question about the symptoms he describes then by all means mention that they may be dehydrated or may need an electrolyte supplement but there are many cult followers of this man and they make all of there purchases according to what he says. Now you will see a giant cloud in front of every health store as these RIP robots march in to purchase the miracle powder whether it’s needed or not.

I don’t mean to beat this man up, well kinda, but his over the top personality has always been a bit much for me but I have found some of his videos factual and helpful. With that said if you are bothered by his recent antics then unfollow him on every platform, if not then keep enjoying what he does, it’s totally up to you but just be aware his tag line may change to smoking is dead, powdered supplements are the future.

With that said vape on and continue the climb on being smoke free!
P. S. Not all reviewers like myself are in it for personal gain don’t let what one reviewer does reflect on the rest of us.