When vaping and electronic vaporizers first hit the market a few years ago, everyone saw it as a one-time trend that would soon go away. Just like fidget spinners and hoverboards, vaping did go away for a while, but not because it wasn’t very popular. The older vaporizers simply weren’t able to produce the expected level of pleasure when used.
Fast forward a few years, and we now have vaping as a mainstream hobby, with thousands of new vapers picking up a kit of their choice so they can start to enjoy vaping. Modern kits are much better at producing thick cloud and layers of flavours. The devices are getting smarter and smaller too. If you’ve been curious about trying vaping as a hobby, now is the perfect time to start.
Becoming a Hobbyist Vaper
There are a lot of reasons why you want to get into vaping as a hobby, but most hobbyists are those who have never smoked before. If you are a non-smoker who wants to try vaping as a new hobby, the route to get started is slightly different.
Still, the hobby is an interesting one to explore. As mentioned before, you now have a wealth of options when it comes to starter kits and vaping gear. You can choose from pre-built kits to pod-based systems and advanced gear, depending on the kind of experience you want to enjoy.
There are also more options when it comes to vape juice that doesn’t contain nicotine. Vaping can be about pure pleasure and sampling different layers of flavours that modern vape juices now offer. Similar to the vaping gear, you can choose the right vape juice based on personal preferences.
Let’s not forget that vaping is a big hobby in the UK. There are communities of vapers, online forums where you can learn more about new kits and flavours, and even offline meet-ups where you can try the latest flavours without buying entire bottles.
All in all, it is an exciting hobby to get into. So, are you ready to get started?
Picking Your First Kit
Your first step into the world of vaping is important. I know many hobbyists who turned around after their first try for one simple reason: the kit they selected wasn’t able to deliver the expected vaping experience for them.
Choosing the right kit to use is very important. If you expect big clouds and a lot of vapour, for instance, going with a pod-based system is not the way to go. Picking up a pod mod or compact kit will only disappoint you.
On the other hand, an advanced RDA (Rebuildable Drip Atomizer) may be too much of a hassle if all you want is a smooth and enjoyable flavour. You will have to learn how to make and install your own coil, learn how to wick the coil optimally, and discover other tricks to be able to maximize your RDA.
The big question remains: what kind of vaping starter kit do you need?
Basic Starter Kits
Browse through the catalogue of top vaping UK retailers that offer kits. A variation are available on Grey Haze and you will soon find a long list of starter kits to choose from. Let’s start with the basic ones, shall we?
If you are looking for a nice balance between practicality and performance, a mix of compactness and features, and good production of both vapour and flavour, then kits like the SMOK Majesty Luxe Kit or the Innokin EZ.WATT Starter Vape Kit are the ones to look into. The mods – the electronic part of the kit – can be used even when you replace your vaporizer with a more advanced one in the future.
Compact kits such as the SMOK Stick AIO Vape Pen Starter Kit or the UWELL Whirl 20 (or 22) Starter Kit are also interesting options to look into. They are smaller than the basic kits we mentioned earlier – and more affordable too – and they are still very capable of producing great flavours when used.
Pod-based systems aren’t really designed for producing thick mist when used. They are, however, very compact and will still let you enjoy the best flavours from the vape juice you choose. Pod mods are originally designed for vape juice with high nicotine concentration, but the newer kits now support better coils and can be used with regular vape juice.
You can also choose to jump – head first – into the world of vaping by picking up more advanced kits. Retailers like Grey Haze usually combine different mods and vaporizers to create their own custom kits for advanced users. Buying a suitable advanced kit allows you to really explore the world of vaping without the usual limitations.
That’s it! Understand the kind of experience you want to have and use the tips and insights in this article to help you decide on a starter kit that suits you best. You’ll be busy trying new flavors and vaping like a pro in no time with the right kit in hand.
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