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I heard about "Boba's Bounty" within days of becoming a Vaper...
I didn't know what it tasted like, I didn't know where to get some, but I knew that it had developed a following like nothing else has in the land of eCigs and Vaping. In other words, I knew I was going to have to get some at some point.
I've been pondering whether or not to do eLiquid reviews for a while now... What most people don't realize, is that FLAVOR is almost a UNIQUE experience for everybody on the planet. I never realized how much so, until I started Vaping. As a cook, I always figured that if it tasted good to me, then it must BE GOOD. While I might be right, your tongue and your taste buds may disagree with mine. Does that make my taste buds better than yours? Yes. Yes it does. But seriously, everyone perceives TASTE somewhat differently. Some may find something too sweet, while others may think it's just right. The best that I can do, is to tell you if they taste like what they're labeled as and if I believe they have good throat hit and good Vapor production. You can decide for yourself if you like them, but be warned, I won't tell lies to make new friends... So I'm going to do my first eLiquid review on flavors from ECBlend. I'm just waiting for another order to ship and then I'll put it together. Flavors to be reviewed:
RY4 Tobacco (Reduced PG)
Flavorless 100% VG w/added sweetener
Tobacco Blend 100% VG
Dragon's Cafe(Reduced PG)
Espresso Shot(Reduced PG)
DK 555 Tobacco(Reduced PG)
AN&O Strawberry Shortcake 100% VG
AN&O Orange Cream 100% VG
Unless something comes up, keep your eyes peeled for the review during the week of 4/22/2013. Update 4/25/2013: As promised, the review is HERE
UPDATE: Please participate in our anonymous POLL. It's for a really good cause! So I've received a whole bunch of communications from people in different places asking me to do a followup review on the SmokTech RSST leaking issue. (the original review is HERE) When I first setup the RSST, I had one small "snag"... The lower isolator (the one in the 510 connetion) would not come out. When I say "would not come out", I mean to say "I didn't want to force it out". I've been wondering if maybe it wasn't seated correctly and perhaps that was causing some leaking. Although in retrospect, any leaking is ORIGINATING from the top, but regardless, I wanted to make sure. So I took apart the whole unit and very carefully got the isolator removed. Upon which I discovered something new. The upper and lower isolators ARE NOT THE SAME, which means that THEY ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE. So I took my time, carefully cleaned and inspected each part and put it back together. 3 hours later, I had my first signs of leakage, so reassembly is not the solution...
Added 5/26/2013:I have pretty much stopped using this RBA. Its flavor reproduction is a 2 out of 10. If your taste buds are dead due to so many years of smoking, you probably won't notice. So if that's the case, and if you can get past the dripping 510 connector, the RSST Vapes really well. IMPORTANT: If you're thinking about getting an RBA, because you're trying to get a better more consistent Vape, then perhaps you should check out the Kanger ProTank FIRST! It's half the price of the RSST, Vapes like a dream AND it produces great flavor!
Next, The Natural... I went ahead and ordered 2 different kinds of protected batteries (which I'll be reviewing soon). Update 6/8/2013 - The Battery Review is UP! I now know that protected 18650 batteries WILL NOT WORK IN THIS UNIT. Why won't they work? Well, they won't FIT, they're TOO LONG.
As you can see from the image above, you CAN force a protected 18650 battery into the unit, but you're going to have some problems making everything "fit" correctly. For the purpose of this review, I went ahead and unscrewed each part of the tube a little bit at a time, until I was able to fit everything together. I'm not happy though. I don't like how it feels in my hands AND I happen to think it looks stupid.
My recommendation: Don't use protected batteries in this device unless you're willing to purchase the extended tube (which I don't even know for certain will work. according to the ST website, that tube is to support 18500 batteries, so that might not even be a real option). If you're worried about using unprotected batteries, then don't get a Natural.
So that's my SmokTech Natural + RSST Kit Review - Wrap-up.
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UPDATE: Please participate in our anonymous POLL. It's for a really good cause! Critical Updates to this review can be found HERE So I've had this kit in my possession now for a few days and I hate to say it, but this is going to be a mixed review.
My discoveries about Vaping in general are quite interesting...
Here are some of the many things I did to educate myself on eCigs: 1. I spent many, many hours watching videos, tutorials & reviews on YouTube 2. I purchased many "beginner" devices in the hopes of finding something reliable 3. I purchased my first Variable Voltage battery in hopes of improving #2 4. I purchased my first ReBuildable Atomizer in hopes of improving #2 & #3 5. I purchased my first Mechanical Mod in hopes of improving #2, #3 & #4 6. I purchased my second ReBuildable Atomizer in hopes of improving #2, #3, #4 & #5 7. I have purchased numerous eLiquids in the hopes of improving #2, #3, #4, #5 & #6 8. I joined an online forum to LEARN from other people with more experience Vaping But in the end, both everything and nothing listed above is what has finally provided me with a real, normalized, happy Vaping experience. I say "everything", because something from each of those steps got me where I am now. I say "nothing", because I managed to figure out certain things all by myself. If you're like me and you need lots of information, I highly recommend you read-up on every device, eJuice, battery, technology, everything you can find. If you just wanna Vape, that's great too. As long as you can get away from the nasty Analogs, it's a good thing, right?