The reason that I hated them was that my drilled out IGO-W with its big ass air holes had zero tightness on the draw at all. That was strike number one. Strike number two was that the flavor of my juice sucked on the IGO W compared to whatever else I was using at the time. Strike number three was that I could only take a drag or two before I got such a nicotine buzz that my ears were ringing.
So what's with the change of heart? There are several possibilities. I'm gonna go through the things I know for sure first. The very first is that I wrapped an exceptional coil this time. 10 wraps of 28 gauge kanthal on a 3.5mm silica wick. I like silica. And I HATE cotton. I had no luck with it and that was the last time I used my RDA. So I'm certain that has something to do with it.
Number two. The last time I tried dripping, I was using 12 and 18 mg nic levels. 18 was always too high for me. And a couple hits on the dripper and I was done. Today, I'm vaping 6 mg nic level juice and I'm pretty accustomed to vaping for a couple hours on it. So getting the higher nic hit that is the result of a ton more vapor production isn't happening today like it was the last time I tried this.
Number three. I was using crap juice that I had made right after my mere entry into DIY juice. Let's just say that it should come as no shock that I'm having a better experience today. Garbage in, garbage out. I'm dripping my new Five Pawns Grandmaster and LOVE it. The flavor is different in the dripper compared to the Nautilus tank. But it's every bit as good. And in fact I think I like the flavor a little bit better in the dripper. I'm still convinced that the dripper is muted compared to the Aspire coils, but it sort of comes with the territory. On the Nautilus, when I tighten the airflow, flavor goes up. When I open the airflow, it goes down. More air = less flavor, but a ton more vapor.
That leads me to my final point. I really think that the Aspire Nautilus has gotten me used to an open airflow. The last time I tried this IGO-W, I was coming from a really restrictive tank system. Now that I've spent a month or so with my Nautilus and have progressively opened the airflow up on that to where I'm now using the widest setting, it is only natural that I'd enjoy the open draw on the RDA more.
In a quick summary, if you like a loose air flow and you have some good juice, the IGO W is certainly a great deal at only $6.46 (from FastTech) plus some kanthal and silica wick. And since all my regulated mods have built in ohm readers, I don't even have to own a separate ohm reader. If you want to try out dripping, there really isn't an easier product to use.