Coil porn: the sexy side of vaping

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As electronic cigarettes gain in popularity, the fine art of vaping is taking on an artisanal air, with an ever-growing community of super-star vapers showing off their coil-building skills. From micro coils to macro and even super-macro coils of varying descriptions, hand-rendered coils, with their multiple gauges, twists and shapes, essentially create a larger surface area, which in turn allows for more flavour and clouds (cool looking puffs of ‘smoke’) from your e-cigarette. Coil building (and showing off about it on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube) has resulted in a phenomenon known as coil porn. Like porn stars this community of vaping, coil-building freaks is freely available and loves to reveal all, particularly when it comes to specialised tips and techniques for maximum satisfaction.

A whole new kind of lifestyle.

As we mentioned in a previous blog part of the allure of vaping is that it is more of a hobby and lifestyle choice than smoking cigarettes. For one, vaping doesn’t carry the health risks associated with smoking cigarettes, and importantly it takes a certain type of connoisseur to fully appreciate the many variables and subtleties around flavour and intensity and how to attain a well-balanced vape. Although it’s easy to get your mits on pre-built coils, to become a true member of the vaping community, you’ll soon realise that coil porn is very much a pillar of that lifestyle. So how do you get started?

As with any new art form bigger isn’t always better.

Before you get too footloose and fancyfree with fantastical sounding builds like the ‘baby alien’, ‘the hellfire gargoyle hoof coil’ or the ‘stitched alien stovetop’ it’s best to get some basics down first. In Coil Building 101: Micro Coils, Macro Coils, Nano Coils  (coil) porn star RIP Trippers offers a step by step video guide for newbie vapers who are just getting into rebuildables.

The tools of the trade.

The tools of the coil porn trade are deceptively simple. For starters you’ll need to get your hands on the Coilmaster V3 6-1, a super handy coil-building tool that allows you to build quick, efficient and tight wraps. The tool includes six rods of variable sizes allowing you to build varying sized coils. Your coils will also benefit from the use of professional tools. The Coilmaster Toolkit V2 offers every tool you’re likely to need to become a coil-porn pro. If your not quite ready for the R680 outlay, however, these tools  are sold separately, allowing you to build up your kit at your own pace and budget.

You’ll need to a 3mm and 4mm rod and gauge wire to build your first macro coil, which you can do by following RIP Trippers instructive video . For micro coils use your  thinner rods, (2mm and smaller).  Nano coils start with a 1.4 mm rod, but for super-nano coils you’ll need a set of sewing needles,(tape them at the sharp end so you don’t prick yourself). This is the hardest of the basics to master owing to the tiny size of the needle and the fact that there is no lip to base your coil from.

You’ll also need wires of various widths to make your coils. You can find Youde Nichrome Wire in various gauges here . The Youde Nichrome Wire is a top quality product that, if used correctly, eliminates the need for additional temperature control devices. 


With the basics under your belt you’ll soon be building a reputation for your coil porn as you show off your skills to the world.
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