New tank, new review of it. Innokin Zenith Pro. Jul 24, 2021 21:45:40 GMT 10 Fatman, Sublime, and 5 more like this
Post by Schtoo on Jul 24, 2021 21:45:40 GMT 10
As I am wont to do, when I get something new and it takes my fancy and tickles it nicely, I write something up here. Not often of course, because I'm now a boring vapist and don't buy anything trendy or particularly shiny, just the same old stuff week in, month out...
So anyway, the other day I saw this one and wondered if it would suffice as a nice, easy to use MTL tank that would hold up well against the Vapefly Nicholas I've been using for a year or two. When we moved back to Oz, I left an awful lot of gear in a box at my MIL house, and more still went to the dump, so I'm trying to keep to only have what works really well for me, and while the Nicholas has been going well with it's bellyfull of it's usual tipple (whisky/bourbon/vanilla bourbon 3% each, coconut 1%, 50/50 PG/VG remainder) I wanted to try something new.
The Zenith Pro is a bit of a monster. My dedicated MTL tank is usually as small as possible because I'll go through a tank in a few days on that one to break up the usual DTL thing I use all the time. Being that it's a 5.5ml tank, it's about twice the usual size I go for. On the usually small mods I run a MTL tank on, it won't work, but I've also changed the 'small' mod to a Voopoo Drag X Pro (very good, but not great) and it sits on that one without looking like a bobble head.
It's a very, very loose MTL tank, which some will like. I don't mind it, but that trade off to being open and loose is that it makes a decent smoke screen, which goes against what I'm after. Because it's so open, it changes the profile of the MTL tipple as well. Not in a bad way, but different. It works ok with the whisky like stuff I run in it, but it'll probably end up with some 'flavour of the month' type of liquid in it that'll suit what it does better.
Features wise, it's a complicated little thing, and airflow control ranges from 'loose' to 'wind tunnel'. It's a kind of MTL tank, but it doesn't have the restriction of the Nicholas, which has excellent 'tight' control. Changing a coil promises to be 'spill free' as there's a plunger in there that closes the fluid holes when the coil is removed. I'm not one to switch out coils on a full tank, so no value to me there. Appears to be complicated in how it comes apart, so tearing it down for a full clean might not be enjoyable. Refilling is easy enough, rotate the top to a large fill port and it's not likely to open by accident. I like it.
It's a noisy beast. A lot of coil crackle at the 12W I'm running it at. No way you can stealth vape this thing, it's just too noisy and too airy.
Overall, it's not bad. Not what I was expecting, I reckon it would be a good 'middle of the road' tank for folks who want that sort of thing because it's not tight enough on the draw to be a good MTL tank, and it's too tight to be a good DTL. I'm happy enough with it in the end, but it was not what I was looking for. I'll still use the heck out of it though.
In other observations, I have the aforementioned Voopoo Drag X Pro and it was preceeded by a Voopoo Argus GT which have become my two mods I use every day. Both are very, very good units, especially the Argus. It's compact, takes 2 x 18650 and lasts all day and then some. Temp control is excellent, and stable and it has enough adjustment to work well without being overwhelming. Not too expensive and will built. The Drag X Pro is more of the same, takes a single 21700, a little less featured and probably better for someone who wants something small-ish for a DTL tank at 30-60W, not the 12w I run it at. It's not bad at all, but in the wattage range I'm using it at, the old Artery Nugget II kills it, and is half the size. Drag doesn't have temp control (that I can find) which is ok for a low wattage I run it on, and the battery being a 'big' one will last for several tanks and maybe a week or so before it needs changing.
(Weird how mods actually change how a tank works. The Artery seems to really do well at 10-14W on any tank that'll run at that wattage nicely. Haven't found anything that comes close, but it's also a mod with a built it battery and I can't find another one like it any more. )
Just wanted to get this out there for anyone who's interested.