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  • What is Sub Ohm Vaping?

    Whether you’re new to vaping or an old pro, you have probably heard of sub ohm vaping or sub ohming. To fully understand what the term is, it’s necessary to know the science behind it. Ohms are a unit used to measure electrical resistance. The atomiser coils within your vaping device have a certain amount of resistance to them (this information can usually be found on the packaging). Sub ohming is where the coils, that you are using to vape, use less than one ohm of resistance. Using less resistance means more power can be pumped through it. The increased power makes the atomising coils hotter, resulting in thicker vape clouds. This type of vaping has been available since 2014 with the release of the first sub ohm tank. Since then, the quality of these tanks has increased and users are now able to enjoy denser, thicker clouds with a more intense flavour. Before sub ohming, the only way to achieve these results was to build your own atomising coils.

     

    The main difference that users will notice first about sub ohming is that due to the substantial increase of vapour created, you have to inhale on it differently than on a vape device with a higher resistance. Instead of inhaling into the mouth and then into the lung, as is traditionally done, sub ohming users are required to inhale directly into the lung.  

     

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Sub Ohm Vaping

     

    The three major advantages to sub ohming are as follows:

     

    • Increased Vapour – With a sub ohm vape kit you’ll be blowing the biggest clouds out of all your vaping pals!

     

    • Richer Flavour – The flavour from a sub ohm kit is described as being very smooth yet extremely intense. If you are looking for a richer more hard-hitting flavour, sub ohming may well be for you.

     

    • Warmer Vape – Most vapers prefer a warmer temperature on their vape and the sub ohm guarantees this due to the increased power running through the device. New users, need not fear of burning their lips, the temperature has been described as, “pleasantly warm.”

     

     

    The disadvantages to sub ohming are:

     

    • Requires More E-liquid and Battery Power – Those big vapour clouds have to come from somewhere and they are coming straight out of your juice! This means more e-liquid is required which can get expensive in the long run. Sub ohm sets can potentially need to be refilled three times per day as opposed to an above ohm set that typically might only be required to be refilled once. With the increased power that sub ohming creates within the device, you’re going to get through more battery power also.

     

    • Expense – Sub ohming equipment is a lot more expensive than above ohm counterparts. Due to the increased amount of power that the sub ohm can generate, the atomising coils tend to burn out faster and so replacements are required a lot more frequently

     

    • Not Advised for Beginners – Vaping beginners could find the substantial increase in vapour and change in inhalation technique overwhelming and so it is not advised for people starting out. If you are looking for something that requires the traditional mouth to lung inhalation technique this may not be for you.

     

    How to Keep your Battery Safe

     

    With the increased power that sub ohm vaping creates, devices can get very hot. If proper battery safety isn’t practised it can result in explosions and severe injuries to the user. The vape devices themselves aren’t particularly dangerous. Most problems are due to user error and batteries and these will be explained now.

     

    Most vaping devices use an 18650 which is a lithium ion battery, the reason for this is that they can store and output a lot of energy. So how do they explode? Here’s some more science! 18650 batteries have one electrode on either side, one is a positive charge, the other negative with a separator in the middle. When charging, lithium ions move from one electrode to the other, when outputting they move the opposite way. When you feel your vaping device getting warm, this is the ions moving quickly from one electrode to the other.  Electrolytes that are also present in the battery, make the ions move faster. The electrodes of the battery should never come into contact with one another. If this were to occur, energy is redirected to the electrolytes causing the battery to hard short which results in an explosion.

     

    There are certain things that you can do to prevent this from happening and these are:

     

    • Check the protective wrapping around your battery. This wrapping is to stop conductive materials getting to the metal sleeve of the battery. If this protective wrapping is damaged and conductive materials make contact this provides a connection between the positive and negative electrode resulting in an explosion. If you see that your batteries look damaged, many vape stores will re-wrap them for you.

     

    • Batteries can explode by overcharging them, one of the main issues of the 18650 battery is that it’s unprotected, meaning there is no way for the battery to tell the charger that it’s fully charged. To prevent overcharging, external chargers are recommended to charge your 18650. These are equipped with extra safety features that include an automatic cut off when the battery is fully charged.

     

    • It is extremely important that users are selecting the correct battery for their vaping device. Users should ensure that they purchase batteries from a reputable brand. People who sub ohm tend to buy batteries with the highest possible continuous amperage limits. This information can be checked on the battery. It is critical that you do not exceed the amperage limit of your battery as doing so will almost certainly cause it to short.

     

    What is the best wattage for a 0.5 ohm coil? 

    A 0.5 ohm coil will vape best at 15-50 watts.

     

    How long do mesh coils last?

    New coils usually last around one to two weeks but this can be extended if you properly break in the coils and maintain them to a good standard.

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  • Review of Blackcurrant by Vampire Vape

    Vampire Vape is a multi-award-winning e-liquid manufacturer based in the United Kingdom. They were established in 2012 with just 12 products, nowadays they have a unique line up of flavours designed to bring back those childhood memories at the sweet shop! Some of the most recent accolades to their name include; Best Dessert Winner 2019 and Best Mint/Menthol Winner 2018 from Vapouround Awards and Manufacturer of the Year 2018 by The BiBAs.

     

    Some of their most popular products include best-selling Heisenberg, with its fruity undertones, the refreshing and exotic Pinkman and the divine flavoured Sweet Lemon Pie. Sampling any of these 3 delights will put you in no doubt as to why Vampire Vape is one of the best at what they do.

     

    For this particular review we are going to be focusing on the Blackcurrant flavour which can be purchased in 10ml bottles for £3.99 each or 30ml concentrate for £9.99.

     

    Flavour Profile and First Impressions

     

    When introducing this flavour, Vampire Vape has described it as a, “berrylicious blackcurrant e-liquid simply bursting with flavour, natural tasting but with a smooth hit.”

    With blackcurrant being one of the more sought-after flavours in the vaping world it entices the user’s taste buds to give it a try and with the added likeness of apparently tasting just like the old childhood favourite of blackcurrant Chewits, who wouldn’t want to take a trip down memory lane?

     

    Based on first impressions of the packaging and the bottle, Vampire Vape operates a basic, no-frills design. The bottle cap and labelling match the expectation of a blackcurrant flavour with the purple colouring, which I would say is definitely positive. The bottle’s labelling also carries all appropriate direction and warning labels. Some may say this approach to design is too basic; however, I believe it’s allowing the product to speak for itself without getting caught up in fancy labelling.

     

     

    Smell

     

    When I think of blackcurrant, I (and probably the rest of the British population) will think of Ribena. The popular children’s drink has a very distinct smell and it is definitely apparent when smelling the Blackcurrant flavour for the first time. Nostalgia is what Vampire Vape do best and on first thoughts it excites you to try it. For those that did not grow up with Ribena (where have you been!?) on smelling the Blackcurrant flavour for the first time, you are left with a strong, sweet aroma that leaves you wanting more.

     

     

     

     

     

    Taste

    On your first inhale a sweet yet ever so slightly sour flavour of blackcurrant will take over your taste buds. It’s strong, it’s full bodied but not over powering in the slightest. Whilst inhaling, a cooling sensation can be felt which accompanies the flavour well and just adds a bit more intensity to the taste. On exhaling, the cooling sensation increases and leaves a refreshing taste in your mouth. Cloud production is satisfying and dense.  It is INCREDIBLY more-ish and before you know it, you’ll be taking your next draw!

     

     

    Final Thoughts

     

    Berry flavours can be quite difficult to get right as there’s so many undernotes to their taste. Vampire Vape has a done a great job of combining the sweet, fruity flavour, with the tartness of the berry all whilst avoiding being too overpowering. If mixing flavours is your thing, I would absolutely recommend mixing this with a mint flavour just to take this to the next level of amazing but on its own a superb all-rounder every day vape. Bravo Vampire Vape!

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  • Nasty Juice Wicked Haze Review

    Nasty juice is a widely known E-liquid brand crafted in Tampin, Malaysia.

    Founded by Pak Din and partner Mr. Loque, Nasty Juice erupted onto the vaping scene in 2015 and has grown exponentially in the UAE, USA, Birmingham, Poland and Paris!

     

    It has been collecting awards ever since like ‘menthol/mint of the show’ -  The Vaper Expo UK 2018, ‘Best Fruit’ - Vape Expo Poland 2016, and ‘Best Branding and Marketing’ - Vapouround Awards 2017 and 2018!

     

    We can most definitely see how they have lapped up all of their awards, their design is incredible, they carry a playful and daring look with bright, colourful imagery and their uniqueness is not to be forgotten!

     

    Nasty Juice has brought out a number of exceptional E-liquid lines some of those being;

     

    Nasty balling, in which they created a whole new design for their bottle, instead of the dripper style, they made it in the form of a cocktail shaker, including a ball bearing inside for extra help in mixing your nicotine! Flavours include Hippie Trail, Migos Moon and more!

     

    Another notable line is the Yummy Fruit Series! A bright and colourful design and exquisite taste from the three flavours it includes, Green Ape, Cush Man and Trap Queen!

     

    The line we are taking our main focus from today though, is Nasty Juice’s 60ml range, and here is what Nasty Juice has to say about it -  “The most whooping E-juice ever. To create it, we started with an adored design, then reinvented it from the inside out with consistent product quality and similar tasty varieties.”

     

    So from that 60ml series, we are going to do a review on Nasty Juice Wicked Haze!

     

    Flavour profile

    So from taking  a look on the Nasty Juice Website, they have said - “This time we come up with a widely favoured flavour, a mix of blackcurrant and lemonade that creates an incredibly extraordinary exhale taste. Lemonade layer is perfectly blended without overdoing it, creating a heavenly feel. Taste the blackcurrant when you inhale and the non-brackish lemonade when you exhale, you will definitely be impressed at first inhale! To us, this combination is just perfect”.

    So there, that sounds like it should make for a fruity, refreshing and tantalizing vape!

     

    First impressions

    I think we can all say that the first thing we will all notice when looking at a Nasty Juice e-liquid, is the extremely unique packaging. Many other high VG e-liquids usually just come in a standard bottle, yes, most of them may have their own intriguing designs, but nothing compared to Nasty Juice!

     

    So the first thing we have is the ingenious aluminium box, and tin lid. The lid itself is permanently attached to the box so no more losing lids! The box is completely tamper proof and water resistant so you can keep your valuables safe and sound no matter where you are! The super compact aluminium box has been bead blasted to give it a satin-like finish, soft to the touch and fits comfortably in the hand.

    The design of the box isn’t hard to recognize, like the others in this line, Wicked Haze has a background as black as the night, and the foreground colour is a shocking hot pink, the black only enhances the hot pink which is used to colour the fonts and information. At the very top of the box, there is a slight trail of what looks to be vapor, just below that is the signature Nasty Juice logo. Then of course we have the flavour, Wicked Haze, and we are shown this e-liquid is a 70/30 mix and 60ml. On the back of the tin we can see all of the important information like the warnings and ingredients.

     

    So onto the bottle, again it is made of aluminium, perfectly polished to give it a glistening shine. One of the reasons that Nasty Juice has used aluminium for the bottle, is that it ensures that the quality and taste of its contents remains unchanged and preserved no matter what.

    This stunning bottle uses a dripper to dispense the e-liquid, and of course is child proof. The design from the aluminium box is carried on throughout the bottle, this time the background being that beautifully polished silver. That bold blood red colour is still being used to display the fonts of the logo and flavour. On the side of the bottle we can see a funky character with an impressive beard and dressed in red looking cool and enjoying a vape!

     

    Smell

    Now we come to the smell test, just as important as the rest, because you really need to enjoy the scent an E-liquid gives off to really appreciate the taste and if it’s not great, it will surely put you off at the thought of vaping it!

    Once you open that incredibly designed bottle, you will be met by an instant, super fresh blackcurrant! It’s a little sweet, and the lemonade is barely there, but all in all it’s quite pleasant on the nose.

     

    Taste

    As always, we want to break this taste test down so we can distinctively pick up on each taste included in the flavour profile.

     

    Inhale

    Straight away you will probably agree that Nasty Juice Wicked Haze is a go big or go home kind of juice when it comes to this blackcurrant flavour!

    The blackcurrant envelopes your tastebuds, making itself the centre of attention and blinding you from any other element included in the flavour profile!

     

    Middle

    As the vapor dances around in your mouth, the juicy, ripe blackcurrant is still very prominent, however, there is a slight presence of that tangy lemonade. It isn’t anything major at this point, but there is definitely a fizzy sensation that rounds the flavour off.

     

    Exhale

    Now on the exhale, the succulent blackcurrant is still going strong, but we are finishing with a super refreshing, tongue tingling citrus lemonade! These two flavours blend so well together to create the most incredible and true blackcurrant lemonade!

     

    Aftertaste

    Nasty Juice Wicked Haze leaves with the perfect amount of sweet and fizz, imagine you have just eaten all of the purple skittles and washed them down with a nice cool lemonade!

     

    Cloud Production

    Wicked Haze is a 70/30 mix, so it’s your average high VG ratio, which makes for some pretty decent clouds and smooth inhales. So you can enjoy filling your room with the sweet scent of blackcurrant lemonade!

    Final thoughts

    Nasty Juice Wicked Haze is a deliciously sweet E-liquid, with a cool and fizzy citrus kick to keep it refreshing. Full bodied flavour with a cooling exhale. The perfect all day vape!

     

     

     

     

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  • Nasty Juice Bad Blood Review

    Nasty juice is a widely known E-liquid brand crafted in Tampin, Malaysia.

    Founded by Pak Din and partner Mr. Loque, Nasty Juice erupted onto the vaping scene in 2015 and has grown exponentially in the UAE, USA, Birmingham, Poland and Paris!

     

    It has been collecting awards ever since like ‘menthol/mint of the show’ -  The Vaper Expo UK 2018, ‘Best Fruit’ - Vape Expo Poland 2016, and ‘Best Branding and Marketing’ - Vapouround Awards 2017 and 2018!

     

    We can most definitely see how they have lapped up all of their awards, their design is incredible, they carry a playful and daring look with bright, colourful imagery and their uniqueness is not to be forgotten!

     

    Nasty Juice has brought out a number of exceptional E-liquid lines some of those being;

     

    Nasty balling, in which they created a whole new design for their bottle, instead of the dripper style, they made it in the form of a cocktail shaker, including a ball bearing inside for extra help in mixing your nicotine! Flavours include Hippie Trail, Migos Moon and more!

     

    Another notable line is the Yummy Fruit Series! A bright and colourful design and exquisite taste from the three flavours it includes, Green Ape, Cush Man and Trap Queen!

     

    The line we are taking our main focus from today though, is Nasty Juice’s 60ml range, and here is what Nasty Juice has to say about it -  “The most whooping E-juice ever. To create it, we started with an adored design, then reinvented it from the inside out with consistent product quality and similar tasty varieties.”

     

    So from that 60ml series, we are going to do a review on Nasty Juice Bad Blood!

     

    Flavour Profile

     

    Looking on the Nasty Juice website, the flavour profile they have given us is - One of the most sought-after fruity flavours worldwide market especially in the UK is brewed to perfection. The sweet earthy blackcurrant flavour mixed with low mint resulted in a superbly refreshing feel and clouds.

     

    So there it is, a simple two part flavour! Should make for a flavoursome vape!

     

    First impressions

     

    I think we can all say that the first thing we will all notice when looking at a Nasty Juice e-liquid, is the extremely unique packaging. Many other high VG e-liquids usually just come in a standard bottle, yes, most of them may have their own intriguing designs, but nothing compared to Nasty Juice!

     

    So the first thing we have is the ingenious aluminium box, and tin lid. The lid itself is permanently attached to the box so no more losing lids! The box is completely tamper proof and water resistant so you can keep your valuables safe and sound no matter where you are! The super compact aluminium box has been bead blasted to give it a satin-like finish, soft to the touch and fits comfortably in the hand.

    The design of the box isn’t hard to recognize, like the others in this line, Bad Blood has a background as black as the night, and the foreground colour is a bold blood red, the black only enhances the red which is used to colour the fonts and information. At the very top of the box, there is a slight trail of what looks to be vapor, just below that is the signature Nasty Juice logo. Then of course we have the flavour, Bad Blood, and we are shown this e-liquid is a 70/30 mix and 60ml. On the back of the tin we can see all of the important information like the warnings and ingredients.

     

    So onto the bottle, again it is made of aluminium, perfectly polished to give it a glistening shine. One of the reasons that Nasty Juice has used aluminium for the bottle, is that it ensures that the quality and taste of its contents remains unchanged and preserved no matter what.

    This stunning bottle uses a dripper to dispense the e-liquid, and of course is child proof. The design from the aluminium box is carried on throughout the bottle, this time the background being that beautifully polished silver. That bold blood red colour is still being used to display the fonts of the logo and flavour. On the side of the bottle we can see a funky character with an impressive beard and dressed in red looking cool and enjoying a vape!

     

    Smell

     

    So of course we have to do the smell test, if you don’t enjoy the scent an e-liquid gives off, you probably won’t be up for vaping it. However, some e-liquids do tend to carry a different taste as opposed to what they smell like.

     

    So once you have opened that brilliantly designed bottle, Nasty Juice Bad Blood instantly reveals a strong blackcurrant smell. It’s sweet and ambrosial, there is no detection of any mint here.

     

    Taste

     

    As always, we want to break this taste test down so we can distinctively pick up on each taste included in the flavour profile.

     

    Inhale

     

    As you inhale Nasty Juice Bad Blood for the first time, you will once again be met by that full bodied blackcurrant and it will take over your tastebuds. There’s a sweetness to the flavour, but not one that leaves you reaching for the water bottle!

     

    Middle

     

    While the flavours bounce around your tastebuds, a slight mintiness makes an appearance, Bad Blood actually uses two types of mint to perfect its flavour, one that enhances the sweetness of the blackcurrant, and one that offers a cooling taste and sensation. The one that is making an appearance here is the sweet one.

     

    Exhale

     

    The exhales is where that cooling low mint comes into the mix! While the juicy blackcurrant is becoming more prominent, the cool mint comes in to almost even things out and give your tastebuds a refreshing kick so the blackcurrant does not become overpowering.

     

    Aftertaste

     

    Nasty Juice Bad Blood leaves you with a sweet berry taste, along with that cooling mint to keep you refreshed and wanting more of that deliciously sweet blackcurrant.

     

    Cloud production

     

    As we have seen on the unique aluminium box, Nasty Juice Bad Blood is a 70/30 VG/PG mix, so your cloud production will be more than satisfactory. You’ll have the density but not the longevity.

     

    Final thoughts

     

    Berry menthols seem to be of high demand, especially in the warmer weather, but sometimes they just don’t seem to have the perfect ratio of fruits to menthol.

     

    Nasty Juice Bad Blood seems to be the perfect blend of both, not too sickly on the blackcurrant, and not too icy on the menthol!

     

    We can definitely see this being an all day vape!

     

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  • Twelve Monkeys Kanzi Review

    Twelve Monkeys is a premium e-liquid brand created in Toronto, Canada, that has risen to the top of the vaping scene, drawing in vapers all over the place with their incredible range of true to taste flavours, including the sweet sensation that is Kanzi.

    Established in 2015, Twelve Monkeys just seems to get bigger and better, winning numerous awards including best new brand award in 2015, and best international brand in 2017.

    Twelve Monkeys have their rightful place on the shelves in all of our Tidal Vape stores. Standing strong and proudly catching the eyes of all our loyal customers who jump at the chance to try any Twelve Monkey flavour!

    They sell out fast though, so you will have to be quick if you want your favourite!

     

    Twelve Monkeys has numerous lines in their range of liquids, the original, made up of 12 Monkeys Discovery, Intelligence, Triumph and Infinity Collection lines, Twelve Monkeys Ice age, consisting of some original flavours, with an added kick of ice for a more refreshing vape, perfect for summer.

    And lastly, their most recent line, Twelve Monkeys Origins, which is made up of the more simple flavours, in which they manage to really elevate and emphasise on the exact flavour.

    As great as they all sound, we are focusing on just the one today, that one being Kanzi from their original line!

    First Impressions

    Twelve Monkeys have perfected their line from top to bottom, they smell incredible, taste divine, and look sensational!

    As usual with Twelve Monkeys products, they always know exactly how to draw you in before you have even opened the bottle.

    Immediately, we are beguiled by the elaborateness of the design on the astonishing bottle. Twelve Monkeys bottles are always brightly coloured and fun filled for the eyes, Kanzi graces us with different shades of forest greens, crimson and brick reds, and just a touch of light, golden yellow.

    Straight away we can see the world famous logo of Twelve Monkeys, written in that classy, memorable font, positioned across the top of the bottle.

    Occupying the mid section of the bottle, is the flavour ‘Kanzi’, placed strategically on top of an intertwinement of leaves and vines in the back image.

     All of the need to know information is clearly present on the bottle, we can see the quantity is 50ml, it is an 80% VG mix, which will definitely come in handy for making some first rate clouds and an inhale that is smoother than silk. And then of course on the back of the bottle, we can see the important information like the ingredients and warning labels.

    So all in all, we have a stylish, well presented, eye catching and informative bottle from Twelve Monkeys once again! They never disappoint!

    Flavour Profile

    Coming straight from Twelve Monkeys -

    “A Primate with a sweet tooth; Kanzi has a taste for only the best fruity flavours. This fusion of strawberries, watermelon and a hint of kiwi is sure to please the most discerning fruit connoisseur. Kanzi is a mouthwatering fruit concoction that is sure to salivate any palate. Perfect accompaniment to Kanzi while winning a game of Pac-Man”.

    So let us see if this fruity concoction can make our mouth water!

    Smell

    Before we get to tasting this much talked about e-liquid, as all vapers do, new and experienced, we have got to have a whiff and see what flavours hit us first!

    On the nose, Kanzi has a remarkably sweet disposition. The presence of refreshing watermelon is definitely noticeable in the foreground, still giving off sweetness, but it is balanced by the existence of a tart kiwi.

    Taste

    When tasting a new vape liquid, you don’t just puff it and then be done with it, you want to dissect it, and really pick out each of the particular flavours, and at which point they are recognizable, and how it all feels whilst you are vaping it!

    So we are dividing this up for you ladies and gents, just to give you a deeper evaluation of each and every part of the vaping experience.

    Inhale

    Upon first inhalation, you are met with a sugary, fruity syrup. It’s pleasantly sweet with a strong presence of strawberries that seem almost like they are in candy form. The element of juicy, mouthwatering watermelon also makes an appearance here, giving the flavour a refreshing vibe to counteract the sweetness! There is no detection of the kiwi as of yet.

    Middle

    With the sweetness still very much present, those luscious strawberry flavours are fading into the background, leaving the fresh watermelon on the front line. There is a very slight hint of kiwi coming forth, nothing too prominent, and if you were not aware of the flavour profile you probably wouldn’t taste it at all.

    Exhale

    Things begin to change up completely towards the end, with that delicious strawberry candy flavour making a dash for the main component again, and the juicy watermelon fading out slowly. The kiwi is making its presence known now, giving off a sharp, almost astringent taste. The tartness of the kiwi definitely helps to counter balance the sweetness of the e-liquid.

    Aftertaste

    The aftertaste is so important to get right, as it is the last taste we will be left with after vaping, and nobody wants to be left with a bad taste in their mouth!

    Twelve Monkeys Kanzi leaves you with a marvellous mixture of sweet and sour flavours to keep your taste buds excited and wanting more! The sweetness of the strawberry and watermelon does not become tiring in this e-liquid, it’s evened out by that tart kiwi fruit! Giving you the perfect blend of flavours!

    Cloud Production

    As we previously discovered, Twelve Monkeys Kanzi is an 80/20 VG/PG mix. This is a nice high VG blend as it allows the flavours to really protrude while still giving you a super smooth delivery! The cloud production is pretty impressive, you should certainly expect dense clouds that could easily fill a room, so watch where you vape this bad boy!

    Final Thoughts

    Twelve Monkeys Kanzi is one of our best sellers at Tidal Vape, and now we can see why! Kanzi is full bodied in flavour and delivery! It is the perfect summer vape with fruity vibes throughout, unlike some other super sweet flavours, Kanzi does not bore or blind your tastebuds, so would definitely make for a great all day vape!

     

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