Monday, 30 March 2015

My Kayfun Saga. The Beginning.

After about two months into vaping I realized that quit smoking is not an easy task. Let me explain. Smoking tobacco for me was always more than just inhaling burning leaves smoke to get the doze of nicotine, battling the cigarette was easy but I was still missing cigars. As I have already said, almost any modern vaping device can address the urge for nicotine by giving you a pretty good simulation of real smoking.  You have hand-to-mouth ritual, inhale/exhale, see the cloud coming out of the mouth and getting the throat hit. So what's missing? The ease of use, consistency and, as a result, lack of enjoyment and relaxation.  Imaging, you are sitting by the fireplace and reading a book or having a chess game with an old friend. A fine cigar or a pipe could easily complete the set. Not so simple with e-cigarettes. Sub-oHm-ing is the modern trend, most of the current devices are for directly-to-lung inhalers, they can produce tons of clouds but flavour is somewhat muted. I don't need clouds, just want to slowly enjoy the flavour with no distraction to the moment.
Every single device I've tried to date had some annoyances. Some are difficult to fill, other are  gurgling, some are noisy and whistling like a steam train, some are back spitting, and most of them are leaking once in while and giving dry hits (totally unpleasant). I don't like to have sticky fingers while holding the crystal glass with the aged whiskey. I also realized that I care less about cloud chasing. I don't mind it once in a while and RDAs are great for that. But mouth-to-lung is my preferred method of vaping.  Nautilus Mini did a good job, but was not perfect too. The vape was somewhat light and thin. My Ego One was set for MTL, with 1 ohm coil, and yet the vape was too airy. Everything was either too much or not enough. But does the perfect vaping exist?
Since the first day of my journey I kept hearing about the magical Kayfun 4.

Engineered in Russia, mage in Germany this rebuildable tank atomizer is highly regarded by many. Phil Busardo considered it as his favourite atty and in his excellent review said "meticulously engineered, rock solid , flavour machine. Stellar, closest thing to vaping perfection".  But some think it's over engineered. Finally I decided to try it for myself.
Unfortunately it's not that simple. There is no such thing as a car test drive or trial software in vaping. You bought it, you tried it and it's yours, like it or not. It's OK if your new atty cost about $50 but I didn't want to buy a $209 CAD atty just to put it on the shelf to collect the dust. But there is a solution, and solution is clone. You can buy a clone for the fraction of the price of authentic Kayfun, mine almost 1:1 copy made in China by Tobeco cost $34 CAD. Let me be clear, I am not going into the the moral aspects of buying clones now. That's completely different topic and deservers  a separate discussion. Will do it later. Let's focus on my road to Kayfun heaven for now.

The clone has arrived in a simple brown box, but when I opened it up...Wow! I was really impressed with the quality of the product, everything was tight and precise. Until I decided to put a coil in it. But that's next chapter.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, are you planning to compare authentic vs clone? PadreLeo