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Kick or no kick
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Kick or no kick
Anyone using a Kick in a mech? I'm thinking if your using a Kick you may as well just stick with a Vamo or other electronic APV.

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20-01-2014 11:41 PM
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RE: Kick or no kick
pretty much Mark, you answered your own question there. Handy I suppose if you don't have a VV mod but other than that I don't see much point in all honesty.
20-01-2014 11:44 PM
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RE: Kick or no kick
Battery life. 

The kick 2 is supposed to fire down to .5ohm. Even a good 18650 tapers off in a mech fairly quick, 18350 cells are terrible for it, im finding I'm pulling mine at 3.6v.

I agree you could achieve the same with a vw device but maybe you like your mech and want to get more out of it battery life wise.  You could run a much more gentle coil and turn the wattage up, kinder on the cells.

I do intend to get one to try out for this reason.
21-01-2014 05:18 AM
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RE: Kick or no kick
I did not know the kick 2 could go down that low. That might make me consider buying one too.
21-01-2014 05:54 AM
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RE: Kick or no kick
I was surprised,  but thats what the specs on evolves site says so who knows? I dont run any coils that low as yet so in theory any of my attys could be regulated.
21-01-2014 09:21 AM
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RE: Kick or no kick
I don't do sub-ohm anymore either but I know I would want to have some extra headroom because I'm down at 1 ohm at first with some because I know that after a while the resistance builds in them and then stays closer to my sweet spot anyway. 

I wonder if there is a way to mod the Fast Tech kick? Has anyone even tried their kick at all yet? 

https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/1000...cal-mod-pv
21-01-2014 01:03 PM
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RE: Kick or no kick
I haven't used one yet but I would certainly consider it.  I like the idea of regulating my mechs.  They always hit hard at first then taper off gradually and suck, especially when I don't have a spare handy.  I prefer the smooth vape from an analog connection the mechs give but it might be worth it to try a kick and see how it performs, especially with an 18350.
21-01-2014 01:22 PM
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RE: Kick or no kick
I just recently got my first mech and tbh even after a coupe of weeks I was finding it hard,
I guess being used to using 1.3 ohm and above attys really I should take it down a bit to say 1 ohm or less.

However I did get a kick last week and I have to say I'm loving it. I'm getting a far nicer vape with using it
in my mech than I get from my Sid or Zmax.
it's the same sort of vape I get from my Garry Dibley tin mod, no rattlesnake effect lovey and smooth.
so I think I'll be looking at a kick 2 especially if it does go a little sub ohm.
22-01-2014 06:33 PM
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RE: Kick or no kick
You've noticed it too then John! Definitely a nicer, smoother vape when it's linear as opposed to PWM.

Must of the VV mods have a 33hz pulse width modulation cycle, except the DNA board which is linear. I'm guessing the Kick's are linear regulated too then
22-01-2014 06:50 PM
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RE: Kick or no kick
I'll be honest I don't notice the rattle snake effect. I am starting to notice that I'm getting 35watts+ out of my mechs at start up and hitting a ceiling at 15watts on my vamo.....I really need to get my dna20 built up and see how I get on
22-01-2014 07:03 PM
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