So you want to be a vaper?
Like most vapers I started using ecigs to quit smoking, and it was a success, but after a few weeks I found that the pen style Joye 510 T just wasn’t cutting it for me anymore. The battery life was short and I was having issues with the tanks. I started spending a lot of my spare time watching YouTube videos about vaping, reading vape blogs, and joined a few forums. I began to realize very quickly that there was a whole world of vaping I knew nothing about – a culture with it’s own language, activities, and thriving community.
I came across MOD‘s (this where you here the iconic Ahhhhhh and see the light), and thought to myself – I need one of those bad boys. However, I knew nothing about MOD’s or MOD’ing, or anything really beyond what I was use to – a 510 T.
I did a bit of digging, asked a few questions online and was amazed at how friendly and helpful the community was, or should I say how AMAZING and FRIENDLY the community is!
To make a long story short I made a decision to quickly upgrade to an eGo 1100 mAh bat, after getting some feedback on a post I published. What a difference! I really wish I had done my research better the first time and purchased an eGo. It was a an expensive, but worthwhile lesson.
After using my eGo for a few days, I felt more confortable about experimenting and decided that I wanted to try a MOD. I still use my eGo, in fact I have few and they are wonderful, I take them to work with me or use them on the go, but for home use I really wanted something more powerful.
I came across DocDave though the NV forums and he was selling an Omega. After a bit of back and forth banter on the thread I was sold – and so my first MOD was in the mail! I actually put together a video on my Omega and a thank you to the community that helped me out, you should watch it 🙂
7 days later, yes 7 … mail is slow in Canada … my Omega arrived! It was a great vaping moment and a turning point on my path to vapelightenment (why not create a new word for it :)). Since then I have not been able to put it down, I even brought it to work a few times.
The Omega showed me a whole new world of vaping. I started dripping, using cartos, and bought a DCT – not to mention I blog everyday about vaping and even produce juice reviews and tutorials on YouTube. I recently purchased another MOD from Dave, a Prodigy V3, and I love it almost as much. I’m sure the MOD collection will continue to grow, despite what the wife says 🙂 Deep down I know she is jealous, I’ve seen her use my Omega and like it!
So, that is my story of moving to a MOD and becoming a vaper.
Here’s a great video from GrimmGreen on “Taking the Next Vaping Step”