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Do you really need it?
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Do you really need it?
As I have been reading here, I have seen some really nice set ups and reviews to go with them. I understand the "oh, nice, shiny" mentality as I am guilty of it myself. I use a Cherry Bomber box mod (mech or unregulated box) and it works just fine. I have some things sitting in the "wish list" category, but nothing that I have purchased yet, except the pipe to situational/mobile vaping. Some of you have posted pictures of your collections and I have to wonder if #1: you have been vaping for so long that you have just accumulated all the devices #2: you are seriously out buying the latest and greatest devices #3: you are a collector and have a "show case" type collection.

I have to ask the question "Do you really need it?" Is the industry changing so rapidly that older mech mod style boxes are just not "the thing" anymore or is there truly an advantage to the vaper to have some of the newer nods that are available?
16-09-2015 02:54 PM
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RE: Do you really need it?
I asked that question a bit differently in a different thread. Aside from TC, (which I don't understand or think I really care about), what makes any of the latest mods advanced enough to actually warrant replacing a working mod that you already own? I'm not talking about the 'wow' factor, because that's as good a reason as any to want, well, anything really. What I'd like to see, and who knows, may exist- a wick that can withstand a few dry hits without burning and getting permanently fouled. I've learned how to avoid them for the most part, but if I'm not paying attention I'll still get zapped occasionally and I hate the lasting effect it has on the wick.

For that matter, some sort of coil/wick technology that would allow a coil to last and work well for 6 months plus without substantial degradation would also be cool. A battery that would last 10x longer than the ones I have now? Just thinking out loud.
16-09-2015 03:05 PM
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RE: Do you really need it?
I’ve asked the same question, Jeff, and the response seems to be “need” isn’t the word so much so as “want.” As I mentioned a couple times in another thread, there are quite a few enthusiasts in here who simply like to collect as anyone might in any other hobby (comics, art, cars, etc.) Not to mention there is a functional aspect to it all; in the event of catastrophic failure of any one mod, they’ve got dozens to fall back on!! Also, many can appreciate the variety of performance from one mod/tank/RDA/coil type/cotton type to another, so it helps to have more than one mod at the ready.

Then there are people like me…

I’m of the camp that mods are a means to an end. I own one mod (iStick 50W) one tank (Aspire Atlantis) and one RDA (Little Boy clone.) I see my mod like a lighter; it’s purpose is to ignite the atomizer; the atomizers’ purpose is to, well, atomize eliquid, and the liquids’ purpose is to taste good. All that being said, now that I’ve settled into the things that serve all of those purposes, I don’t need or care to have the latest and greatest kits tech; I prefer to spend my dollars on new juices. That old codgery, set-in-my-ways mindset admittedly leaves me vulnerable; when my iStick inevitably dies or malfunctions, or if my tank breaks, I’m S.O.L. Plus, I’m sure I’m missing out on something(s) better when it comes to the vaping experience, but I don’t mind, certainly not enough to go out and drop hundreds of dollars ever few weeks on the next best thing.

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16-09-2015 03:40 PM
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RE: Do you really need it?
@Xpri, S.O.L. = One of my favorite terms. Lol Having a back up does make sense. I think at this point I would be in a panic if my box or atty broke.

Edited: I do have a wooden Cherry Bomber and Matrix tank as a back up, but I would still be "freak the F' out" if my metal one or Aspire Triton tank broke.
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16-09-2015 03:43 PM
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RE: Do you really need it?
Yeah, I had a panicky moment last week. I’d gotten a new Charlie Noble Juice in the mail, so I went through my usual ritual: closed all the windows, turned out the lights, lit the ceremonial candles, stripped down to my undies, put on the Gregorian chant music and knelt before the new bottle in prayer before tossing my old coil and replacing it with a fresh one (Charlie Noble DEMANDS his own coils.) When I went to puff… nothing. Tried again…. nothing. I depressed the trigger on my iStick 50W and looked at the display to see “No atomizer.” I untightened the tank and retightened it, still “no atomizer.” My life flashed before my eyes: all the mods I’d passed on, all the sales, all the tanks I could have tried but didn’t… in a last ditch effort, I opened the tanks and noticed that the coil was coming out as I unscrewed the base… duh, the coil wasn’t tighten down in the tank! Still, it was a “come to Jesus” moment, so I’ve started shopping around for a backup for that inevitable day when my stupidity isn’t the technical failure.

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16-09-2015 03:58 PM
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RE: Do you really need it?
@Xpri, I am not laughing AT you, but WITH you. LMAO
16-09-2015 04:00 PM
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RE: Do you really need it?
(16-09-2015 03:40 PM)Xprimentyl Wrote:  .... I see my mod like a lighter; it’s purpose is to ignite the atomizer; the atomizers’ purpose is to, well, atomize eliquid, and the liquids’ purpose is to taste good....

Yup.

That's the bottom line.

Very nice analogy!

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16-09-2015 04:13 PM
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RE: Do you really need it?
Spares are useful.

And I have far more devices than I need.

I had very little money at the time but it was still cheaper than smoking - a pack of 20 stinkies round here is in the $10-$15 range.

Till I found the gadgets that made me happy. Since then I've replaced broken stuff, bought consumables and made more juice...

I've still spent a lot less than I would have.

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16-09-2015 04:15 PM
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RE: Do you really need it?
(16-09-2015 02:54 PM)JEFF Wrote:  .... I have to ask the question "Do you really need it?"

My answer: No.

The trouble is...

I can resist anything but temptation!

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16-09-2015 04:19 PM
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RE: Do you really need it?
Yes YES YES!!!!!!!!!Sarcastic_hand
16-09-2015 06:59 PM
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