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    Howzit folks, this thread is for us to show off some of the stuff we get to play with at the shop and some of the fun things that we may offer, a sort of "what's in your hand" thread for us :)
     
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    I have this awesome Smok GX350 kit but unfortunately it didn't come with an RBA. I did a bit of digging and experimenting and came across an RBA deck made by ELeaf. It's called the ERL RBA and is intended for use with the Melo RT25 and Melo 300 but is also compatible with the full sized TFV8 series.

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    I did an 8 wrap 26g SS316 3mm build on it, it was ok but somewhat "plain". I had some Alien v2 premade coils lying around so decided to see if they'd fit in this RBA...

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    They fit beautifully, these are 3mm ID 6 wrap monsters and there is still plenty of room to breathe inside that sleeve, and the performance is insane! I filled it with 3mg French Dude which I know fairly well, flavour is off the charts, this is French Dude like I've never experienced it before! I'm quite impressed with this build, just had to share :)
     
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    Ooh, I love this thread @BumbleBee
    Now you can share all your experiments and findings!
    I will be checking in here regularly, thats for sure
     
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    My ADV, there is little chance that you'll catch me without this exact combo close by.

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    Looks great @BumbleBee

    What tanks is that? Is it the Crius?
    What build is in there?
    And what mg strength of juice is it?
     
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    This is the 25mm Crius Plus that I picked up from @Yagya, I prefer it over the 22mm Crius because the airflow is just so much smoother and it holds more Kiwichi :)

    I have a SS316 build in there, 26g over a 3mm ID, my go to build for most of my tanks. I run 6mg juice in all my everyday devices. It's just when I wander into high wattage territory that I need to switch to 3mg. On the flip side I do have at least 1 MTL device running 12 or usually 18mg juice but these aren't used much.
     
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    Ok thanks
    I like my Crius - I think it was my first dual coil "proper" RTA. Doesn't misbehave and is a doddle to wick.
    That Crius plus does sound good.
    I also need to experiment more with SS coils...
     
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    I have to agree, the Crius is great. The fill port is a pleasure.

    I like SS316 for its responsiveness, ramp up is very quick, I also find the flavour better than Ni80. SS is so easy to work with and I think it's a bit safer than Nichrome which is 80% nickel.
     
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    If I may ask, where'd you get that wrap for the alien?
     
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    It's a silicone skin Huff, available here
     
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    Pretty impressive to get that build into an RBA deck like that! Looks like some huge clouds could be done!
     
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    Huge clouds are inevitable with a build like that, what surprised me most was the flavour as most big builds in big air attys just kill flavour with all the airflow. This currently outperforms everything else I have for flavour but... it's thirsty, and not in a good way. A full tank in 20 min is quite normal on a setup like this.
     
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    Haha! So it's a setup for juice DIY guys then?
     
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    Hey Bee

    This is very interesting, do you know if its the same size as the current TFV8 RBA? Reason im asking is if its a bit smaller, we could possibly use this without the need of an extended glass (currently have this exact problem where I have an RBA base but no glass and cant find it anywhere [Big Baby])
     
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    Exactly :)
     
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    The Big Baby beast is driving us nuts. It uses the same RBA as the Baby. The Baby RBA kit is only intended for use with the Baby, it does fit the Big Baby but only if you bought the atomiser separately and not part of a kit as the standalone comes with a taller glass for use with the included RBA. This taller glass is not available from any place I can find and it's not compatible with any other tanks as Smok uses some unusual sizes. The TFV8 is not compatible with the smaller Baby series, it's considerably larger.
     
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    And the Big Baby RBA is not compatible with the Baby. It fits but you would need a taller glass (Big Baby glass won't work on the Baby). I cannot find a glass that has the height of the Big Baby but the diameter of the Baby.
     
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    Yeah man, looks like theres no solution unless buying the tank seperately, which makes no sense. So I've got the Smok Stick V8... Smok hasnt released the coils that are supposed to be used with this kit... Nobody has an adequate RBA kit for it... So I'm forced to buy other coils and use it on a VW mod to crank up the watts and the poor 3.7V stick just chills and collects dust. I can only imagine how much this must be frustrating you (and most vendors supporting their products).

    PS. If anybody wants to swap a Big Baby Beast Extended Glass for my Baby Beast Glass, please PM me.
     
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    Ok @BumbleBee , I have a question for you
    I know you are an experienced vaper

    If you had to take some of the main tanks that you sell, what have you found is the best coil setup for each? Perhaps it would add value since newer vapers could use that as a starting point and tweak from there.
    I.e. From your experiences, where is the "sweet spot" for some of the main sellers?
     
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    This is why I am holding back on Smok products, there are just so many different coils and variations across the range, compatibly and availability is is also very uncertain.
     
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    I also have an issue with my Big Baby, its RBA doesn't work when everything is screwed down. Maybe the "bridge" on the bottom is a bit thick?
     
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    Everyone has their own preferences here and coil material, size and style of vaping all play a role when it comes to finding a tank or dripper's sweet spot. My preferred material is standard 26g SS316L round wire, I find it to deliver the most accurate flavour, ramp up time is virtually instant and it's just so easy to work with.

    For most of my daily devices or for something I'm trying for the first time I'll generally start with 2.4mm, 3mm if the build space is generous. Anything between 6 to 8 wraps usually does the trick. This applies to single or dual coil setups. All wicking is done with good ol' Cotton Bacon v2.
     
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    So you're getting a "no atomiser" error then? That would indicate that there is a connection issue somewhere, most likely between the positive on the atty base and the positive on the RBA. Maybe try loosening the positive on the RBA and getting it a bit further out. Use pliers, not a hammer ;)
     
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    LOL, yeah, no hammer this time:risas3:
    Everything goes perfectly, until the absolute last tightening, then "short!":-@
     
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    I'm so impressed with how this looks...

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    Gold Predator 228W mod with OBS Engine Nano in Gold finished off with a Copper plated drip tip, all matchy matchy :D
     
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