Last month I chatted with Monarch Mods co-founder Philip Wolff to talk about the company’s new Virtue mechanical mod. This made-in-the-USA mech targets the high-end market, packs some unique features, and boasts outstanding presentation. The initial model is available in brushed or polished stainless steel. The contact points are silver-plated copper for some hard-hitting performance. The top cap is extremely thin, for an elegant look that’s hybrid-like. The firing mechanism — probably my favorite aspects of the Monarch Mods Virtue — has a recessed button with an extremely short throw, … continued
Madz Modz is a Filipino mechanical-mod maker that’s best known for its Nzonic series. The latest model of the popular telescoping mod is the Nzonic v4. In addition to sporting a gorgeous media-blasted finish, the mod has a few under-the-hood changes that improve its performance. In short, the Nzonic v4 takes this popular series of mechs to new heights.
Build Quality and Construction: Madz Modz did a great job with the build quality and construction of the Nzonic v4. The threads are smooth and the materials are top notch. … continued
It was an absolute pleasure chatting with IBTanked’s Harry Gibson at Vapetoberfest 2013. Known in the vaping community as “OCD,” Harry and his family (Mrs. OCD and Offspring) make high-quality made-in-the-USA glass cartomizer-tanks. Best of all, IBTanked’s tanks — and glass tubes for other atomizers — are very affordable. In the interview, Harry talks about IBTanked’s lineup, the new Tiny Tank, what makes his tanks different from the competition’s, the infamous “Thingie,” the gorgeous hand-painted glass tubes the company offers, and more.
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Bull Box Mods makes some gorgeous metal composite and stone composite drips tips. At Vapetoberfest 2013, I chatted with Bull Box Mods owner Brett Bulich about the company’s history, its current lineup, and future products. Brett started the company in his parents’ shed and has grown it into a successful business with an ardent following. In the interview above, he talks about his company’s start, the various types of drip tips he makes, and future products. While his metal and stone drip tips are very popular, I’m really excited … continued
Formerly known as Vaping Haze, Cyber Liquids is a Southern California e-liquid company that makes some fun juices and uses a cool cyborg theme. At Vapetoberfest 2013, I caught up with Cyber Liquids owner Chris Battenschlag to talk about the reasoning behind the company’s transition to the new brand, his juice lineup, and what makes his products different. RPadholic N8R was particularly impressed with Cyber Liquids’ cereal flavors Apple Jax and Krunch Berries. I didn’t get a chance to try the company’s juices because the staff at the … continued
Ovale USA director of marketing Brandon Crow covers a wide range of topics in this Vapetoberfest 2013 interview. He starts off with the company’s new Cylo clearomizer moves onto Ovale USA e-liquids and finally discusses the relationship between Ovale and Joyetech. The Cylo is a clearomizer that uses eGo-C atomizers for familiarity and easy replacement. While Ovale USA gets a lot of attention for its hardware, I believe that its e-liquids are underrated (RPadholic N8R is a big fan of the company’s Sweet Bean). Lastly, it was important to … continued
It was fun meeting model Claudia Alan at Vapetoberfest 2013. She was working for Vape Los Angeles at the show, promoting the new Oni mod. In addition to being a stunning young lady, Claudia Alan recently graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism. As a former journalist, my past work clearly inspired her and she was naturally drawn to me at the show (not really…on both counts). Before she starts her BroJo career, she’s taking some time to enjoy the life of a model. In addition to her … continued
It’s funny how I met Twelve Point Vape owner Shawn Lindell at Vapetoberfest 2013. My buddy Scott excitedly told me, “Dude, there’s this guy making juice with deer antlers! You have to check it out.” Since the Twelve Point Vape logo is a buck, I thought Shawn was that guy. It turned out that Shawn wasn’t that guy, but I’m super-happy to have met him. In addition to having an excellent sense of humor and impressive knowledge of music, Shawn has an interesting take on crafting e-liquids. He started … continued
At Vapetoberfest 2013, the gang from eLiqCube showed me one of the best “Stupid Vaping Tricks” ever — the Vaping Vortex Cannon. One day, eLiqCube’s Jason and Zack were bored at work and saw a YouTube video of a fog-machine cannon made from a cardboard box. The pair thought it would be fun to do the same thing for vaping and the eLiqCube Vaping Vortex Cannon was born. While it has been used to terrorize coworkers, the boys brought it to Vapetoberfest to entertain attendees (and themselves). Check … continued
Mythical Fabrications is a very cool and very eccentric creator of vaping pipes. At Vapetoberfest 2013, I caught up with the head of the company, known as The Jester. He spoke about the company’s new e-pipe system that uses silver wiring for some hard-hitting vaping. For those of you not familiar with Mythical Fabrications, the company makes striking vaping pipes made out of acrylic, metal, stone, and wood. You should definitely check out its site to see its beautiful wares.
One extremely unique aspect of the company is that … continued