Well hello and welcome! Time for some hot vape VLOG DAY action. FINALLY BACK TO A NON-JANK VLOG AND I’M SO GD EXCITED ABOUT IT!!! I’m always thankful for the breaks I take, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t miss streaming tremendously.

Retro Vaping will probably be getting bumped and I’m not OK with it because I have been DYING to get a build inside this SQY RDA. The SQY arrived shortly after Christmas and has just been sitting here, taunting me. So tonight it’s getting some hot first impressions action.

After having used some good and some less than good Smok products, it was a little difficult to get excited for this Smok Novo 2s and I guess kinda for good reason. It ends up being a little underwhelming, especially in a world of really top-notch pods.

The Novo 2s is cheap and bare-bones, it might work for a year, it might work for a few days. The airflow switch might be great, or it might be awful. There are workarounds to it but… honestly… shouldn’t be necessary. I’ve had disposables that vape WORLDS better than this and were honestly more reliable than this. Kind of a shame.

The Atlas from SC out of the Philippines is easily my favorite mech I’ve had in the last year. The things I love about mechs like the Clutch, or the Avalanche are present here and then some. I gushed enough in the video I think, but the machining and fit and finish of this mech are AMAZING.

The soft buttery press of that switch bar is euphoric in nature, truly a beautiful glorious thing. This is one of the few expensive “high-end” devices I have purchased with my own money, that I wasn’t let down by in some way. Can not love this thing enough. Feels awesome to have a spankin new high-end mech from the Philippines.

Here’s the thing, the Nord PRO is fine. The restricted lung vapes fine, not blowing me away with quality, but completely and totally fine. Same with the MTL. If you like an open MTL, the Nord Pro has a completely fine -open- MTL vape.

The auto-switch like I said in the video just won’t fire with the MTL coil unless you cover up the lung hole. Flavor on these NORD PRO coil heads is surprisingly radical. Everything else is just kinda fine. Also, there is a coil head lock on the bottom of the pods.

My only real subjective gripe with the Blotto 1.5 RTA is that the airflow feels too restricted, more restricted than the original Blotto RTA ( smoother… but more restricted ). The Blotto MAX is my favorite Blotto RTA so far. Kinda dig everything about it. I would have LOVED a nice big single-coil in there, but maybe next time. Otherwise, this thing is kind of a certified banger. Really great flavor for such a honkin RTA.

Lots of blotto rtas to choose from, lots of vape science to read…

Lots to love about the TonyB Pulse AIO (by Vandy Vape), few personal nitpicks on an otherwise pretty rockin AIO. Truly and honestly if the black and smokey black didn’t arrive in the time I was shooting this video, It might have turned out differently.

Don’t forget to adjust that pin when you switch to a coil head based tank, and probably back again if you swap to a BORO tank. The chip was nice and snappy, plenty powerful with a good battery. Obviously, the 21700 battery life is a big improvement over the Billet Box’s 18650.

The first Pandora MTL RTA was fine, it wasn’t amazing, but it was a solid MTL RTA. I didn’t have super high hopes for this, and I’m glad I didn’t because I don’t super love the Pandora MTL RTA V2. Over-engineered and cluttered is how I would describe this RTA.

The lower MM airflow holes are mostly ok, but not super enjoyable. For an “open” MTL the Pandora MTL V2 RTA does much much better. The bell cap is kinda cool, but man it’s a bit of a pain to get it up and going, and you will have to fill through the bottom if you wanna go full bell cap.

The time I spent with these pods leading up to this was a little ridiculous, I take my recommendations responsibility seriously and these are my top picks for the year DEC 2021 PODS RANKED.

I don’t wanna say there were no surprises, but when you have most everything from the year on the desk. A2, G2, the Doric, the MVP, and A1FC… almost too many to count, not including the disposables I tried this year.

These really really really got off to a strong start man. The Target 200 got a solid week of use before I even opened up the Target 100. I started noticing little annoyances, and it really went downhill fast. The GTX coil heads I’m really into. I don’t remember them being quite this good.

Shame about the doors, shame about that platform on top. I’m not exaggerating when I say this 200w ( even now with its problems ) could have been a daily banger for me. Vaporesso killed it with that texture, the whole device feels awesome 9,000.

VooPoo can be both reliable and predictable. The Drag X PNP X kit is kinda just that. The 18650 isn’t amazing but isn’t awful. The PNP X heads get slurpy kinda like the TPP coil heads did. Overall the Drag X PNP X kit is a solidly “fine” kit.

Time to get rid of that top fill system though, it gets to be a much bigger pain the more you use it.