So I took the next step in my journey and ordered my first true mechanical mod (I'm not counting my two e-pipes since they are 18350 battery sized units...despite the fact that they have no voltage regulation.) I bought a Nemesis clone from Fast Tech for about $26 and it arrived at the end of last week. To date, all of the coils that I have built, as noted above, have yielded a resistance of about 1.4-1.6 ohms. They work beautifully on my variable wattage mods running at 14-15 watts.
I really wanted to try a double coil on the IGO-W though. But if I was to use my favorite coil that I noted above and double it, it would yield .7 - .8 ohms. And that, my friends, is lower than my variable wattage devices will allow me to run on them. I could have just used 32 gauge kanthal and wrapped double that were each 3 ohm to yield a finished 1.5, but I like working with the 28 gauge better and I've been wanting to see what all the sub-ohm fuss was about anyways.
I built my double coil setup and tested the resistance on it. As expected, it hit right at .7 ohms. I tucked my two silica wicks under my coils and juiced it up.
Flavor is about the same that I was getting out of the single coil setup. I'm getting more vapor production in a much quicker time than I was on the variable wattage mod.
All that said, this is no more enjoyable a vape. I've got my little Trident RDA on top of my Sigelei Zmax V3 next to my Nemesis here and I have to say that I'm not finding that the overall experience that I'm getting off of it is subpar to what I'm getting on the double coil setup. In fact, I think I like the performance on the single coil just a little bit better as it isn't overwhelming me. I find myself back to having the same thoughts I had when I had my first rebuildable experience. That whole increased vapor production thing has its drawbacks. It's fun and it's cool. But it's using a ton more liquid and yielding quite a bit more nicotine intake in less time.
And thus my final conclusions here: I found a setup that worked well for me and now I feel like I'm fixing something that wasn't broken. But I had to see what the fuss was about.
On the really positive side of things, I like this little FastTech Nemesis clone. It only has one really annoying aspect: a crunchy button that doesn't work off angle. I think I need to spring for the magnet upgrade (get it? Spring for it. Okay that was corny.) But the overall feel of this little mechanical mod is nice. I love the way brushed stainless feels in my hand. And I like the size that is the result of not having any circuitry consuming space in the mod. So I'm glad that I bought it. It'll get plenty of use. Since I like the variable wattage mods a bit better, maybe I'll buy a Kick 2 for the Nemesis and have the best of both worlds. We'll see. Until then, that's all I know.