Reviews & Tutorials
UK based reviewer of all things vape including :
Starter Kits, Stock Coil Tanks, Rebuildables, Mods, Squonks & accessories.
Rebuilds, rewicking and other adhoc tutorials
100% impartial view
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My vaping journey
I started smoking at 14 and after 22 years (2010) I tried my first vape - a friend of mine offered me a go on his pen style device. It didn't really do it for me so I carried on smoking until around the end of 2012 when I first bought my first vape kit which resembled a packet of cigs - cigalikes I think they call them now, swiftly moved onto ego (pen style), then stock coil tanks (Viva Nova, Protank 2 etc), onto Kanger Subtank Nano and this is when I became more interested - My first subohm tank running a 0.5ohm coil. I finally gave up the cancer sticks in 2014.
I then searched Youtube in order to find out about rewicking stock coils and came across Riptrippers. I learnt alot from his videos and before long was rewicking all my Protank 2 coils and Subtank Nano coils - This saved me a fortune in buying new coils.
I then bought the Subtank Mini and this is when I got into rebuilding my own coils. My hobby really took off and I started watching reviews and tutorials galore and started buying more and more RTAs and mods. I then went on to try RDAs but my preference is still a good old RTA.
As time went by my stepson said 'why don't you do some reviews?' It all seemed too intimidating and nervewracking, but then I thought sod it and in October 2017 I posted my first build tutorial on the Reload RTA clone which has a postless deck. I used my LG G5 camera phone and used a shaving mirror and elastic band as my tripod. (I now own a tripod!). The video is long winded but I was chuffed at actually getting round to posting my first video on Youtube. The software I used was also on my phone (Cyberlink Power Director). After the first eight months of using just my phone to do everything from the recording to the editing, I have since purchased a decent laptop, a couple of Logitech C920 Pro webcams, soft box lighting, backdrops with stands, a reversible tripod (also for table cam stuff) and a Blue Yeti microphone, so hopefully you can see a marked improvement from my earlier reviews. (Edit: In 2019 I purchased a Canon EOS M50 mirrorless camera which I use for my main reviews - I still use both my C920s for live streaming as of August 2020).
I then joined a few vaping forums and joined Facebook, Instagram & Twitter to try and widen my viewing base and interact more with my potential audience. This is when I realised just how big the vaping community is and have made countless friends, either fellow reviewers or everyday vapers. Links to my social media channels can be found in the header and footer of each page.
Most of the products I review have been paid for myself, however should I receive an item free of charge I would mention this at the start of each review. One thing for sure is I will always give an honest, impartial review, no matter what.
If you are one of my viewers and you have any questions, please visit one of my social media sites and drop me a message. I have my own Facebook page dedicated to my reviews, and also Instagram and Twitter. I trust that you have already subcribed to my YouTube channel but if not I'd be honoured if you would. I also have a channel on an alternative site specifically geared towards vaping reviews, which is called Vapetube so would be chuffed if you could check that out and subscribe too. Thanks for taking the time to check out my site and hope my reviews may be of some help. Remember, if you have any queries or need any tips I am more than happy to answer them. For any vendors that would like me to review, please see the 'Contact' tab in the menu and fill out the attached form.
Mike (MF Vape)