I originally got on the preorder for this mod the day it was announced. I’ve had mine for almost a week now and I feel cheated, because now anyone can get there’s for the same price and a few places got them in stock. I got mine for $44.99 from 101vape, and at this moment that offer is still available. So far I love my clone. It does have a few quirks though, but none bad enough for any regret. I have the Tobeco version which seems to be the first one to hit the shelves.
This thing is heavy. I heard many initial reviewers talk about the weight, but it is real. With an atomizer attached I feel like I could bash any of my other mods to pieces. If mods were forced to fight in the gladiator arena, this mod would be Russell Crowe. The whole battery compartment is one solid steel block. It looks great. The mod came in a lackluster package. There is some cut foam holding the 3 pieces and that is all. I didn’t really expect much more than that.
The build quality is excellent. The battery tube could use a revision. While inserting my first battery I noticed that the tube is narrow. I could not fit any of my batteries that have stickers on them into the tube (Ehpro 18350’s.) In addition to being narrow the whole battery compartment in general feels like it could use another millimeter of length to allow the button to be tightened down all the way. That being said I love the concept of the design. Since the battery compartment and compartment housing only have 1 opening there is no futzing around with the contacts. Just toss a battery in, button side down, and tighten the button on and it will work. The lazer engraving is deep and thick and seemingly perfect. The painting on the atomizer plate is the opposite.
When I received my mod the black paint on the atomizer cap was running down it’s sides. As a fiend for polishing I immediately grabbed some polishing tools and filed that off. I’m not a stickler for details, but my friend even noticed it from a good 8 feet away while I was vaping. When I was changing the tubes I found another small blemish. The ring that holds the tubes/button to the base had crunchy threads. There was a significant scratch on one of the threads that had to be filed off. I was worried this would eventually ruin the threading.
I give it a 6.5/10.
The design of this mod is excellent. The button is nice and crispy and fires reliably. The locking ring works effortlessly. This mod is rather impractical as a pocket mod, but its nice to have for placing the mod into storage. The floating firing pin is worry free and hasn’t given me a single issue. I have multiple atomizers with varying length pins, but I just tighten them down and it fires. Usually a floating pin worries me when compared to a nice adjustable pin like the nemesis clone has. I tested a fresh battery and got a nice 4.19v reading, for a mod of this novelty that is refreshingly good. The mod is very well balanced, I don’t knock this over nearly as much as my tube mods.
I give it a 9.5/10
This mod looks great and it makes a statement. I love having it on my desk at work with my Russian 91% on it. Even in 18350 mode I can stand it up on its bottom or back. There were some blemishes on the mod when I received it, but to be honest I never received a perfect clone. After a thorough cleaning and a nice few minutes of polishing the mod looked great. The mod is big. Deceptively big. The thin-feeling polished exterior of the mod feels a bit brittle and I’ve noticed it was a bit uneven when I got the mod. My serial number is 0981, I wish it didn’t have the 0 in front. Also I would never drive using this mod, because it looks like I’m smoking weed when I use it.
For the nice laser engraving, unique design, comfortable weight and finish: I give this mod an 8/10.
Perceived value is an important factor. I paid $47 to get this mod shipped over. There are numerous (clone) alternatives available with the same features in that price range. The strong points for this mod are:
- The unique and novel pipe design
- The flexibility for all batteries and 510 atomizers
- Great performance from the brass floating pin
- Weight and overall stability
- Crispy reliable button
I give this mod an 8 Overall. If it is the pipe mod you are looking for… than look no further. You will not be disappointed. The blows all the other pipe mods I’ve tried out of the water. I have always wanted a pipe mod for myself and as a cheap addition to my arsenal I love this little bad ass.
$47.00 shipped from 101vape in stock right now.