So, been vaping/mixing for 7 years. Been through a fair amount of hardware in that time as you can imagine, however, I kind of missed the small single coil bus.
Into rebuildables from a fairly early stage, tanks at first, then RDAs. For the last, I don’t know, 3/4 years, I’ve been exclusively squonking. Until a couple of months ago the recurve, drop solo, the drop, or the pulse 24 would be sitting atop the squonker.
I don’t have many friends that vape (given away a fair bit of hardware and juice to friends to try to convert them, but most go back on the stinkies… hopefully not a reflection of my mixing skills), so I exist in a kind of bubble, and get all my info on products from online / youtube reviews.
Well, I’d probably read about the hadaly etc, but it had just passed me by without piquing my interest. I mean, to my untrained eye, it just looked uninteresting… not enough flashy airflow holes/curved build deck/flashy branding.
Decided to order a clone a couple of months back and, well, wow. It just floats my boat 100%. The fairly restricted airflow and taste blew me away. I then saw an RDA on gearbest for $6 shipped. Looked similar to the hadaly, so thought why not.
When that arrived, I thought I’d wasted $6. The small Phillips head screws used to trap the wire onto the build deck looked like a cheap toy. I was literally considering throwing it as I tried to get 26awg wires to nip up under the screws.
Once wicked though, I realise something weird was going on. How the hell can this $6 rda that looks like it fell out of a Christmas cracker taste so good?! A quick google, and I worked out I had bought a Hussar V1.0 clone.
More reading, and now the 22mm single coil world was explained.
Currently waiting for the citadel clone, and the entheon.
So, I’m not a fan of clones (lol), but I just couldn’t throw high end money at an unknown. Once those 2 rdas arrive, that’ll be the end of my clone collection, and I’ll be putting the cash into the hands of the guys that did the hard work, and buying one or two genuines.
Just wanted to throw this out there, as I’d missed the train, and there could be others like me that these small single coilers really work for, who haven’t discovered them. Grab a clone, they are the price of a prawn sandwich, then go genuine if you want.
I’ve had so much fun remixing some of my old recipes, and revisiting them on the hadaly/hussar. Mixing no longer “a job”.
Currently sitting with a cup of tea, happily going through my steeping box like a kid at Christmas. This banana nut bread is so good I think I’m going to skip breakfast .
Happy sunday everyone, wherever you are, and whatever you are vaping on!