Most vapers and modders alike often get hyped up over the idea of exhaling large, dense, and thick vape clouds. It even gets to the point where a vast majority with that much vaping experience enter into cloud competitions. Keeping safety at the forefront, we've some handy tips to improve your cloud chasing sessions.
Tip #1: Breathing
The inhale/exhale method for cloud chasing is not the same as normal vaping activities. You must produce a big enough inhale to produce a larger-sized cloud, and the speed of the exhale must be slow. If the exhale is too fast, you will get a thin cloud. Basically, keep in mind, the slower, the thicker. One technique for producing a huge cloud on the exhale involves moving backwards at the same time, known as 'rip tripping'.
Tip #2: Rebuildable Drip Atomizer
The rebuildable drip atomizer (RDA) permits you to control the drip of the vape juice onto the coils. This isn't helpful for everyday use, but if you are trying to get bigger cloud production, this allows you to drip before every few puffs. You must also be familiar with sub-ohming. That means the atty being vaped with much be firing at under 1-Ohm resistance.
Tip #3: Airflow
Depending on the airflow, it can either affect your MOD or your cloud production. If there is too much air getting free, then your clouds shall be thin. However, if not enough air is escaping, it might damage your entire device. You definitely want thick clouds, but you don't want your MOD to get damaged in the process. Testing limited airflow is something to experiment with as a cloud chaser, but also to beware of. Safety is key here.
Tip #4: Batteries
Another potential danger to your MOD is overheating the batteries. If you use your batteries the wrong way, or leave it charging for too long, they can overheat and your device can get seriously damaged. Make sure you are using the correct charger brand, or the one that came with your MOD, and make sure to attend to the battery while it is charging. This way it will never get overcharged. Tip: avoid going to bed with the device still charging, as that is the leading cause of overcharging. Also, not just your vaping device, but other devices in general.
Tip #5: Chasing Those Clouds
E-Liquid is one of the top facotrs for being able to chase large clouds. It should have a higher blend of vegetable glycerin (VG). For thick clouds, your e-liquid should be the following with VG being the greater of the ratio: 60/40 70/30, 80/20, 90/10, or even a MAX VG. This produces those huge vape clouds. As far as throat hit is concerned, the higher the VG, the harsher the throat hit. So, if you can handle it, go higher on the VG ratio. If you can't, then make sure you have e-liquids with a propylene glycol (PG) range of 20%-40%.
Final Tip: The Wick and Coil
Wicking is another important part of being able to chase clouds. If you treat your wick properly, you will get the most use out of the juice being vaped with. To do this:
- Cut both ends of the wick.
- Fluff the ends up.
- Then, tuck them under the coil, leaving room for air beneath the wick as you push it to one side.
The most important part of cloud chasing is how your coils are built. Use a dual coil for maximum cloud production.
As you can see, cloud chasing is mostly for the experienced vaper. Misuse of the MOD, battery, or even the amount of airflow could lead to damage to the device. Taking all this into consideration, enjoy you cloud chasing vape sessions.