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February 2016

Zephyrus V2 RTA by Youde

Zephyrus V2

Today, I will be doing a review on an RTA (rebuildable tank atomizer)  made by Youde (UD). Youde is a company well know for their quality range of products in the vaping community. Over the past period they have released quite a few successful atomizers like the Bellus, Goblin, Goliath and last but not least the Zephyrus. The atomizer that I will be reviewing today is the Zephyrus V2, this version is an improvement to previous model the Zephyrus V1. During this review we will also be looking at the differences between the two tanks V2 vs. V1.

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Box contents

  • 1 x UD Zephyrus sub-ohm tank
  • 1 x drip tip
  • 1 x  Pyrex spare glass
  • 2 x sets of spare O-rings (blue and red)
  • 1 x OCC coilhead 0.3Ohms
  • 1 x RBA deck preinstalled in the tank
  • 1 x single coil adapter – ceramic (preinstalled in the RBA deck)
  • 1 x set of o-rings for the drip tip and airflow control ring

Quick Specs:

  • 304 grade stainless steel construction
  • Pyrex glass tank
  • 22 mm in diameter and 49 mm in height without the drip tip and 510 base
  • 4 airflow holes 7.5 mm x 2 mm
  • Easy top fill design (twist to open filling holes)
  • Rifled chimney and drip tip
  • 0.3 Ohm OCC prebuilt coilhead included
  • RBA deck with 4 posts that can support both single coil (ceramic adapter included) and dual coil builds
  • RBA deck features 2 bottom airflow holes (5 mm x 2 mm), larger than the V1
  • Available in two colours: black and stainless steel

Build Quality

Zephyrus V2 The materials used in this tank are quite good (304 stainless steel)  and the finish is nice, I didn’t notice any rough edges or threads and the tank came perfectly clean (no machining oil whatsoever).

Mine tank came in stainless steel and so far it has stood the “test of time” fairly well. I have abused this tank quite a bit since for almost 1 month  it has been my daily vape. I didn’t encounter any leaks with the Zephyrus V2 as compared to V1 which would leak from time to time even with the prebuilt OCC heads (coils). The 510 pin on this tank is non-adjustable, I wouldn’t recommend the usage of this tank on the hybrid. The 510 pin is mounted around a rubber gasket, this can be removed however I would not recommend this since over time the rubber gasket can get loose and your 510 pin will begin to move side-ways.

I didn’t have any issues with pairing this tank to any of my mods, it has made a connection with all of them. The Zephyrus V2 also features  a unique design to prevent condensation, with the previous version I have had some issues with condensation building up near the airflow holes. The tank can be taken fully apart, even the airflow control ring can be removed for cleaning.

Looks

I have to be honest with you this is a good looking tank, especially with the preinstalled black O-rings. I also like the fact that their branding is quite subtle and looks very appealing to the eye. The tank also features a quick and easy top fill design, much more easier to fill now as opposed to version 1 where you had to take the small rubber gasket off and try to fill the tank through 2 small holes, in most cases I needed a medical syringe for a clean fill.

Zephyrus V2 and V1

The airflow control ring has also been redesigned to prevent condensation at the bottom of the tank. For a tank that has a 6ml capacity this is fairly compact and low profile. What I really miss from the previous version is the heatsink, I really like the look and functionality of the heatsink however with this redesign this is no longer possible because this will make top filling a bit tricky, you would have to take off the heatsink with the drip tip and then open up the filling ports.

 

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New York Court Rules – Vaping is NOT Smoking!

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People often mistake vaping to smoking, I still feel that we haven’t yet managed to promote vaping enough so that people understand that the two (vaping and smoking) cannot be used interchangeably. It will take a bit of time to get there and for more people to see vaping devices to truly understand that what is coming out of a vaping device is not smoke.  A recent event has brought things into court, a vaper was cited for using a vaping device on a subway platform. A New York judge has ruled the fact that vaping is not smoking, New York Law defines smoking as “the burning of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other matter or substance which contains tobacco”, this excludes vaping devices.

The court pointed gravelout the fact that “an electronic cigarette neither burns nor contains tobacco” and that “Instead, the use of such a device, which is commonly referred to as ‘vaping,’ involves the inhalation of vaporized e-cigarette liquid consisting of water, nicotine, a base of propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin and occasionally, flavoring.”

In this case the State has argued the fact that the ban on vaping should be understood and there was no need for specific prohibition on vaping devices due to the fact that the courts of New York have yet to make a determination as to whether electronic cigarettes are to be viewed any differently under these sections than tobacco cigarettes.”.

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The Sapor RDA by Wotofo

Sapor RDA

Today, I will be doing a review on a dripper (RDA) made by Wotofo. Wotofo is a company well know for making authentic vaping gear at an affordable price point and the Sapor RDA makes no exception, this little thing is cheap and it is good value for the money if you are on the market for a good and affordable dripper. This RDA is well build, the deck is big and it has adjustable top airflow.

Clouds

Yep, with this little one you can create some big clouds depending on you coil setup 🙂 The RDA can only be run in dual coil mode, you do not have the option of closing one side of the airflow to run it as a single coil setup.

Flavor

Flavor is really nice, I have tried a couple of setups (twisted clapton, Kanthal, Nichrome) and on almost all of these the flavor was good. Now, I wouldn’t rate this as a flavor chasing atomizers since this is not the case there are better alternatives on the market but at a different price point.

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The ZampleBox

ZampleBox

I thought of sharing with you my first impression of the ZampleBox subscription service after giving it a try. The package has finally arrived at the beginning of February, after placing my order at the end of December last year. To be honest I was a bit disappointed to wait so much for it, however I understand this is not ZampleBox’s fault, it seems the US Post Office isn’t moving too fast for packages outside the US so take this into consideration when you are applying for a subscription.

What is ZampleBox?

Zamplebox is an e-liquid subscription service and is one of the largest in the US.  Subscriptions run monthly and the e-juices are delivered to you via mail. The nice thing about the Zamplebox service is the fact that you can customize what e-liquid flavors you like or dislike using flavor profiles. The service is very easy to use and it is user friendly. The whole process to getting your e-liquids from them is only 8 quick and easy steps away.

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Coil Master DYI Kit V2 Review

Today I will be doing a review on the Coil Master Do It Yourself Kit version 2. The reason why you would want to purchase a coiling kit would be to make your own coils, in my case I didn’t have any tools laying around that would be suitable to coil builds. Instead of buying individual tools (screwdrivers, pliers, scissors, etc)  I have found this kit to be suitable for all kinds of builds at a good price point. You can use the kit to build on RDAs and RTAs with no fuss at all – it’s plain simple, especially if you have made coils before for your atomizers. If you haven’t made any coils before, don’t worry I will be posting soon some tutorials on how to build on various RDAs and RTAs.

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