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Vaping Diaries #239: Boilermaker Vapor Jeff Brookes Interview (ECC 2014)

Posted on September 11th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

My chat with Boilermaker Vapor co-owner Jeff Brookes is one of my favorite ECC 2014 interviews, and there’s a story behind it. See, I bumped into the fabulous James and Stephanie from Bay City Vapor at the show, and they suggested that I check out Boilermaker Vapor’s booth. I’m so grateful for that suggestion, because it lead me to discover some really unique e-liquid and meet some really cool people. Boilermaker Vapor’s juices are complex and layered, using multiple ingredients to achieve some truly standout flavors. I’m a huge fan … continued

Vaping Diaries #238: Paratus Mods AD-1 Eric Lunn Interview (ECC 2014)

Posted on September 11th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

One of my favorite things about trade shows like ECC 2014 is meeting companies that I’ve never been exposed to, like Paratus Mods. Based in San Jose, the company was on a mission to release an inexpensive, made-in-the-USA, all-in-one vaping device. The end result was the AD-1 (Auto Dripper 1). This hybrid mod has several unique features. Aesthetically, it uses a sleeve system that lets you customize the look. Various sleeves are available, including copper, a very cool nylon, and a clear model. At the top of the Paratus … continued

Vaping Diaries #237: Lost Art Liquids Brian Worthy Interview (ECC 2014)

Posted on September 11th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

When I first chatted with Lost Art Liquids, the company had just started with a humble launch. A few months later, the company has blown up. Originally, Lost Art Liquids went with a classy and understated style. These days, the company uses imagery and labels that are loud and cartoony. Lost Art Liquids has come a long, long way and it has been fun watching the company evolve. At ECC 2014, I chatted with Lost Art Liquids co-founder Brian Worthy about the drastic changes his company has undergone. … continued

Vaping Diaries #236: Cartel Mods Gino Litonjua Interview (ECC 2014)

Posted on September 10th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

Cartel Mods is one of my favorite American hardware manufacturers in the vaping business. From the first time I saw Cartel Mods hardware, I was enamored by the company’s build quality and workmanship. At ECC 2013, I met the company’s main man — Gino Litonjua — for the first time. I’ve chatted with him a few times on camera since then and it was nice to celebrate our “on-camera vaping anniversary” (that’s a real thing) at ECC 2014.

Cartel Mods had a lively booth at the show, with a “Wheel … continued

Vaping Diaries #235: OneUp Vapor Dustin Chang Interview (ECC 2014)

Posted on September 10th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

OneUp Vapor is one of the most popular e-liquid brands at one of the vape shops I frequent (the excellent Vape Source in Koreatown). Whenever I drop by, I almost always see someone pick up a bottle of OneUp Vapor’s Jamba Drink e-liquid. At ECC 2014, I dropped by the company’s booth and chatting with sales & marketing exec Dustin Chang. He told me how the company got started and spoke about the OneUp Vapor style of making e-liquids. Dustin also went over several of the company’s flavors and gave … continued

Vaping Diaries #234: Vaping Utopia Kavish Mehta Interview (ECC 2014)

Posted on September 9th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

Vaping Utopia e-liquids are a great choice for vapers that love to blow clouds and/or enjoy subtle flavors. As someone that normally dislikes juices with artificial and overpowering qualities, I enjoyed several Vaping Utopia flavors. At ECC 2014, I caught up with company owner Kavish Mehta to get an update on utopian happenings. First up, due to customer demand, he’s switching from the stylish glass bottles to plastic bottles that are more functional. Vaping Utopia also had special edition bottles of its popular mango e-liquid, Shangri La, available at ECC … continued

Vaping Diaries #233: Innokin Paul Aaron Hare Interview (ECC 2014)

Posted on September 9th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

One of the most interesting booths I visited at ECC 2014 was Innokin’s. The company had a wide variety of vaping products geared towards all sorts of vapers. Thankfully, Innokin chief marketing officer Paul Aaron Hare was on hand to walk me through them. The venerable iTaste SVD is getting updated through a partnership with the excellent Evolv Vapor. The iTaste SVD 2 uses a custom chip called the DNA Experience. One of my favorite things about Innokin is that the company isn’t afraid to take design risks, … continued

Vaping Diaries #232: D2 E-Liquid Dillon Dygert Interview (ECC 2014)

Posted on September 9th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

As a fan of complex dessert e-liquids, I was happy to meet D2 E-Liquid (pronounced D-Squared) president Dillon Dygert at a recent United Vapers event. The company currently specializes in bakery and dessert juices with a lot of layers. After chatting with Dillon at ECC 2014, I was even more impressed by D2 E-Liquid. I love how the company emphasizes safety; throughout the D2 E-Liquid juice-making process, all the ingredients touch glass. It’s more expensive to produce e-liquid this way, but ensuring that all the ingredients stay in contact with … continued

Vaping Diaries #231: Hot Import Nights and Surefire Vapor at ECC 2014

Posted on September 9th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

Out of the 30+ interviews the RPadTV crew filmed at ECC 2014, my chat with Surefire Vapor co-founder Mike McNeely and Hot Import Nights CEO Michael Munar was the only one that was crashed by several beautiful models. That, my friend, is a lovely thing. If you’ve been paying attention to Surefire’s marketing efforts then you know that the company is branching out like no other vaping company by pursuing crossover relationships. Mike and Michael talk about the collaboration between Hot Import Nights and Surefire Vapor, how the two … continued

Vaping Diaries #230: Cuttwood Austin Hopper Interview (ECC 2014)

Posted on September 8th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

Cuttwood is one of the fastest-growing e-liquid companies in vaping. Earlier in the year, it had a hugely popular hit in Unicorn Milk, but there was also some controversy about titanium dioxide found in the juice’s coloring. At ECC 2014, I caught up with Cuttwood president Austin Hopper to learn how the company got started, how he dealt with the Unicorn Milk situation, the company’s current lineup, and the upcoming Boss Reserve line. Despite the titanium dioxide issue, Cuttwood has become wildly successful, according to some numbers I was … continued