The Ultimate Guide to Vape Wires and Vape Coils
Almost everyone is an expert on technology that has already been around for some time. We know it’s not an accident that a transparent liquid connects two plastic discs. We know how to make an MP3 player. We’ve already tried (sometimes unsuccessfully) to wire a smartphone or buy a chunky Bluetooth headset. Now, thanks to advances in technology, it’s becoming even easier to get your geek on and we all know it: cigarettes.
But how easy is it to get into the actual technology of the vaping device? Not so easy. Mostly, we don’t know what it is.
That’s because smokers aren’t even aware of exactly what their cigarette provides. In nicotine-juice vape tubes, for example, the only description that gives is that it “blows up a leafy beverage.” You’re not made aware of precisely how the liquid used in a vape gets into the lungs, only that the drugs it contains “help you avoid breathing smoke.” Nobody ever explained how it helps people breathe.
Then there’s the whole question of which kinds of liquid are used in which vape tube. Can’t we all agree on this one: you should use “flower” (a mellow kind of juice) or “juice” (which contains more nicotine)? It’s been explained to me as the only way of avoiding an unpleasant “nose job” if you so choose. But what the hell, I’m a glass half-full kind of guy, and I’ll take that option. I just don’t know how to pronounce “flower”. It’s not a juice, it’s more of a deodorant. No? So what is it?
It turns out that no one knows. You might be paying a lot for flower because you think it’s best; people who use tobacco cigarettes say they prefer either juice or flower, and those types of vape tubes are very likely the fastest-growing segment of the entire industry. There is almost no way to tell which is best. In Britain, at least, the Ministry of Health is considering simply banning flowers from the tube if they don’t say so on the label, which could well help to make them even cheaper.
So, you know, unless you want to choke yourself to death with a slice of strawberry gummy candy in a glass that promises to prevent you from breathing smoke, you probably do need to do some shopping.
But what you need to buy isn’t available anywhere, except at the sites of the proprietary vendor—which is, remember, an industry with a single trade secret, which is particularly hard to make public. There are about 50 different vape manufacturers out there. Many have market shares in the low single digits, and the companies selling the finest gas filters are far bigger, but the companies that make vape oils—that is, the most active producer—are fairly small and little-known.
It’s also possible that your vape will contain stuff that can’t be identified. One bit of vape-gear news is that, in general, the ones that have “cupping” at the end are pretty good. This basically means that the liquid is mixed in a glass/metal-filled mesh tray, where the saliva creates a little vacuum, which traps the air molecules out of the flavors and does a good job of trapping the harmful ones too. Why is that so useful? Well, the Vita Culture Vape uses a special mixing chamber called Pure Air, so presumably it seems to be doing something to some of the flavors. But there aren’t many folks who can tell you what this stuff is supposed to taste like.