I understand why they're ~more~ expensive since the production numbers are low and there's a lot of machine work involved, but if they're charging really high prices, that's just taking advantage of the high demand for them.
People are doing crazy stuff like running dual coils for resistances of like a third of an Ohm. I've played with the sub-ohm coils and I actually get better performance with my VV using the same setup with an extra turn or two for a higher resistance which allows a higher voltage.
With a good ultra low impedance battery (like the Sony US18650VTC3) in a mechanical running a sub-ohm coil, you get into into power levels upwards of 20 Watts and even into the 30's with the dual coils. Having a VV mod capable of 36 Watts output, I can say there's a limit to how much power a person can comfortably vape with. It ~is~ possible to get too much vapor.
With those extreme power levels I suppose it would be okay if you vape very sparingly, but the human lungs can only tolerate so much vapor and if I use power levels like that regularly, it makes my throat and lungs sore. Though I can build a coil(s) that can run those power levels no problem, the flavor is fine and there's no burnt taste.
yup mech mods here converted to USD is roughly $100 and I think some of them are actually sold in the US also with RBA like the era atty.
believe me they are overpriced...I know some of them makers and production here a heck of a lot cheaper..
Here VV mods are almost obsolete and the ones that are available are either crappy or expensive.
vv mods that are available here are just provari and lavatube, I saw someone selling vamo's but like $70ish...
nothing like the mvp...it have to ship it here..and a bit afraid that customs will hold it..not because its a pv...but because customs here a just corrupt..
well in terms of vaping experience,,
I do like my vv it an old evercool mod that has survived now for like almost 2 years more or less..thanks to breaktru for that mod.it still housed on my crappy Marlboro fliptop box.
and I do agree with you..vaping @ 5v on a 2.3 ohm coil is just like any sub ohm out there..less the risk of batts blowing up..
sad reality is efest is the most affordable decent battery that most of us here can get,and crazy people here build sub ohms dual coils on those..
so that I don't get off topic is there another source of this chip?