Tag: Interviews

Vaping Diaries #219: AmeraVape Erik Hutchinson Q&A

Posted on July 18th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. 6 comments

This video interview with AmeraVape founder and owner Erik Hutchinson is very different from the usual RPadTV vaping interview. It’s mostly unedited and much longer than the video content that I usually post. As many of you know, AmeraVape — creator and manufacturer of the popular Manhattan mechanical mod — has been embroiled in several controversies. There are a lot of strong opinions about the company. Some of the opinions are justified, while some are the result of misinformation. Given AmeraVape’s controversial position, I jumped at the opportunity to film … continued

Arena of Fate E3 2014 David Bowman Interview (Crytek)

Posted on June 16th, by raymond padilla in Interviews, PC Gaming, Previews. 1 Comment

Arena of Fate is an upcoming multiplayer action game that’s being developed by Crytek’s Sofia studio. It features five-on-five battles with characters from different eras and cultures (both historic and fictional). On the practical side, Arena of Fate skirmishes can be completed in 20 minutes or less, making it ideal for gamers with tight schedules. On the cool-as-hell side, it’s awesome watching Little Red Riding Hood vs. Jack the Ripper, Nikola Tesla vs. Frankenstein, Baron Münchhausen vs. Robin Hood, etc.

In the E3 2014 interview above, Crytek publisher producer David … continued

Vaping Diaries #217: The Force Vapors Eric Trotter Interview

Posted on June 15th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

It was excellent catching up with The Force Vapors CEO Eric Trotter at Evaporate Los Angeles. As a Star Wars nerd, I absolutely love the company’s theme and style. As a vaper, I’ve enjoyed several of The Force Vapors’ juices. The owner of Evaporate LA turned me onto Leia’s Creamy Cookie and I’ve been a fan ever since. More importantly, Eric is a cool guy that runs an honest company that has longterm goals in vaping, as opposed to numerous cash-in-now ventures that I’ve encountered. In the interview above, … continued

Vaping Diaries #215: 4Kast Vapor Drip Tip Interview

Posted on June 3rd, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. 1 Comment

Several weeks ago I met Justin Kelley, co-owner of 4Kast Vapor, and was surprised by his drip tips. 4Kast Vapor has launched with drip tips made from bullet shells, with a pressed delrin core. Drip tips made from 9mm and Smith & Wesson 40 caliber bullet shells are obviously cool, but the pressed delrin core makes these drip tips unique. 4Kast Vapor drip tips are fantastic for sub-ohm vapers; the delrin core is great at dissipating heat and also features wide bores for maximum airflow.

4Kast Vapor drip tips … continued

Vaping Diaries #213: Beyond Vape/Aria Interview

Posted on May 26th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. 2 comments

Last week I dropped by Beyond Vape to chat with company co-founder Billy Chen. In addition to running several successful stores around the country, the company has a number of products under the Beyond Vape and Aria brands. In the interview above, Billy talks about some of the company’s upcoming vaping devices and accessories. From mechanical mods, DNA 30 devices, and protectivecases, Beyond Vape has a ton going on. Prototypes of the upcoming Oros, Hyperion, Sage, and Luna vaping devices are discussed and shown in continued

Vaping Diaries #210: Surefire Vapor Garry Rivera & Mike McNeely Interview

Posted on May 16th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

Earlier this week I caught up with Surefire Vapor chief executive officer Garry Rivera and chief marketing officer Mike McNeely. The two covered a variety of topics, including the newest King Mods, updates to the Onyx Mod, the company’s upcoming atomizer, the company’s upcoming $140 mod, collaborating with Hot Import Nights, and an exciting mod design contest. While I’m a fan of the company’s Brass Knurled King Mod, I was quite envious of the dark brass Hot Import Nights King Mod and stainless-steel jewelry-finish King Mod. Be sure … continued

Vaping Diaries #207: Bay City Vapor James Livingston Interview II

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

Last week at Evaporate LA, I caught up with Bay City Vapor founder James Livingston. He gave update on the company’s move from direct sales to retail, as well as an update on the SurfRider and XXIX mods. Fans of Bay City Vapor are already aware of the company’s next mod, the BFM, but just in case this surprisingly small 26650 mod is new to you, James covers it on our chat too. Moving away from product, James chatted about Bay City Vapor’s customer service philosophy, why his company … continued

Vaping Diaries #201: Dr. Mike’s Rad Vapors Interview

Posted on April 29th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

It’s always fun catching up with the crew from Dr. Mike’s Rad Vapors. My previous chats with CEO Strek Gauthier, COO Dr. Mike Gauthier, and mixologist Ricky Medina are some of my favorite vaping interviews on RPadTV. Recently, I caught up with them at Viper Vapor LA to learn more about the new flavors in the Dr. Mike’s Rad Vapors lineup, how the company comes up with its e-liquid names, and juice flavors on the horizon. The three new flavors are:

  • Dragon: A delicious blend of mangosteen
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Vaping Diaries #199: Rocka Mystic Owner Jan Uyl Interview

Posted on April 22nd, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

Rocka Mystic owner Jan Uyl was a pastry chef and baker for more than 30 years. He was also a cigarette smoker for more than 30 years. Thanks to vaping, he was finally able to quit smoking. However, he was never really satisfied with the juices he bought and never could find an all-day vape. He used his culinary expertise to create Rocka Mystic.

Rocka Mystic currently offers five e-liquids that cover a variety of tastes. Skidizzles, Sweet Tart, and Tiger’s Blood will satisfy vapers looking for candy flavors. With … continued

Vaping Diaries #197: True Leaf Vapor Interview

Posted on April 16th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Interviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

Last week, I went to Majestic Vapes in Beverly Hills to meet the owners of True Leaf Vapor. The company is working with the excellent Nirvana Vapor and has launched a line of naturally-extracted tobacco (NET) e-liquids. If you’re familiar with the Southern California vape scene then you know that the vast majority of local juice companies focus on fruit flavors, with savory dessert juices becoming popular in 2014. As a huge fan of NET e-liquids, I find it sad that most SoCal vape shops don’t carry NETs and … continued