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Slippaz Reviews – The Hugsvape Ring Lord Mesh RTA http://bit.ly/2WktC0a

RTA Class:

The Ring Lord Mesh RTA is the latest abomination from Hugsvape, a company that started out strong (with the Chalice, Theseus, and Lotus) and then promptly descended into the kind of madness that shows us how fine a line there is between dying alone as an overlooked artist and smearing tarot images on your forehead with your own feces. To say that the Ring Lord has a "unique" airflow system would be kind. It would also be a lie. This is, somehow, not the first time Hugsvape has used it. Somewhere, in this godforsaken world of ours, there's a person who looked at the Ring Lord RDA, and, eyes brimming with pride, thought, "Their suffering is not finished."

In order to truly understand the Ring Lord Mesh RTA, your mind would need to exceed the limitations of known reality and violently rupture in an ecstatic witnessing of the truer chaos of the infinite–so basically the plot of Event Horizon. Because of that–and because it reminds me the film’s iconic prop–I'm calling this a “gravity drive” airflow system. Basically there's a ring that runs around the sides and top of the coil and tries to direct air downward over the surface. That’s batshit crazy, and I don't really know what to say about it besides, "you can come down; it's perfectly safe."

Manufacturer’s Specs:

  • 26mm wide, 50.3mm tall

  • 2/5ml capacity options

  • Mesh coil

  • Stainless steel construction

What’s in the box?

  • Two Mesh Strips with cotton

  • A bubble glass (5ml)

  • Spare Screws and O-Rings (no spare clamps)

Pictures:

Album

Impressions:

I first saw the Ring Lord Mesh RTA listed on 3FVape's pre-order page and I immediately pm'd several people saying, "THE END TIMES ARE UPON US." Valid questions arose about my sanity, but you have to admit that it was hard to believe this thing was actually going to make production. Anthony even told me not to preorder it in case it ended up going through an overhaul or getting nixed altogether. But when I received the Ring Lord, my first impression was actually that it actually got several things right. It has a bayonet-style topfill, which most people love; it has good texture where you need texture; the logo isn’t gaudy; the chamber/deck threading is excellent; and it perches on mods like some spoorless visitant whose true construction is not steel, but fear. I’m unreasonably eager to use this RTA.

Build Deck:

Building on the Ring Lord RTA is quite easy provided you follow Hugsvape’s step-by-step instructions for rendering your soul up to Bellerophon, Lord of Muting. Since I’m way ahead of them on that one, I didn’t have any issues, but even the uninitiated should be cawing violently into his dark robes before they can say “Where we’re going, we won’t need eyes to see.”

The deck uses two clamps to secure the ends of a mesh loop, and there’s nothing unusual about it. The included mesh strip is a little lower mass than the nexMesh strips Wotofo gives in the Unity (I think…more on that later). But building it’s the same. Don’t crimp your coil as you install and give it a little dry fire at like 8W to clean off any traces of brimstone left by those terrible forges beyond right knowing.

Wicking:

The Ring Lord mesh doesn’t have the spring-loaded platform that generated a lot of hype for the Profile series, but it honestly doesn’t need one. I’m not really convinced that platform does anything, but whatever. Wicking this thing is really easy, and it wicks just like a normal RTA. Obviously you want to use more cotton, and I was going with maybe 40% of the width of a strip of cotton bacon. Once you feed the cotton through, you want to rip your eyes out of their sockets, hold them in front of you, and begin chanting in Latin. From there, you can angle cut with scissors to thin some without risking pulling cotton out of the center. I honestly didn't use scissors and just thinned with tweezers as I normally would. I was careful not to pinch much as I raked it so that I wouldn’t be pulling long strands out, and I didn’t have any cotton-coil contact issues.

I found it best to go pretty far with the thinning on this one, and it doesn’t flood easily. I used full length wicks and favored pretty loose cotton in the ports. No issues at all.

Performance:

As with the Unity, there isn’t a lot of room to vary builds, so I’m just doing flavor notes. Once again, I’ll pick three, but I ran a bunch of flavors through it as usual. I actually ran through fewer than usual for reasons I’ll give in a moment, but I’m going through my tenth tank as I write this, so not bad.

Water-Malone: Basically, this RTA really puts the “water” in “watermelon.” I honestly don’t have flavor notes for this beyond the fact that it’s as close to “literally flavorless” as you can conceivably get. And this is a clear/simple juice here, so there’s no excuse. This is awful.

Apple Buttah: Hahahaha. Sweet suckling baby Jesus. You know how when you drag on an atty without firing you still get a faint bit of flavor just because there’s juice down there somewhere? That’s pretty much what I’m getting here. I’m not exaggerating. Just based on the flavor, I would honestly have some trouble telling whether or not the the mod was firing.

Holiday Pie: Liberate me ex inferis.

Flavor Summary:

This is actually the worst RTA I’ve ever used. It’s straight up flavorless. I can’t imagine anyone used this before production–let alone the the people who made the fucking Lotus. It might seem as if I’m joking when I make Event Horizon references, but it’s disturbingly appropriate. These people have completely lost their minds. Flavor-wise, this thing is an abomination. It was so bad that I could barely vape ten difference juices in it. Each tank was such a burden that I slid into the kind of despair you can only articulate by taping pictures of Bellerophon to the wall by your bed and hissing “Claire…” at them as you wake up.

Other Notes:

I actually don’t know what the optimal wattage for the included mesh strip is because it never produces flavor. Vapsourcing says this is a 65-75W strip, but I have no idea where they’re getting that from. They also list it as a .06 when it’s definitely not. Both of mine read .15, but I see the .06 on Efun as well, so I guess Hugsvape is just giving vendors bad info on this one lol. That’s too fitting. One way or another, I legitimately couldn’t tell a difference between 40W and 75W. It’s always a cool, flavorless vape. So…do whatever I guess?

As I said above, the quality on the Ring Lord is excellent overall. The screws seem good, the glass feels solid, and the AFC works well. I love the top cap system. My one complaint is that they don’t include spare clamps. While that doesn’t seem like an issue, mine came with one of the clamps not screwed in and I actually lost it for a day. I thought that it’d been left out because I couldn’t find it anywhere, but I eventually tracked it down (wedged into the foam insert?). I got it from 3FVape and was pretty confused when I received it… so I watched 3FVape’s unboxing video to make sure I wasn’t missing something, and apparently they had the same problem, because the atty in their unboxing video is missing a clamp as well (lol). I’m guessing Hugsvape put out a run without a proper install, 3FVape happened to get some, and their unboxing guy dropped it during initial disassembly the same way I did. Either way, they’re tiny and easy to lose, so including extras just makes sense.

Pros:

  • Excellent Quality

  • Easy to build and wick

  • Good way to get nic out of shitty juices without tasting them?

  • Blessed by Bellerophon

Cons:

  • Flavor-wise, it’s easily the worst RTA I’ve ever used

  • Needs spare clamps

  • The gravity-drive airflow folds space, so that flavorlessness and suffering exist in the same space and time.

  • May or may not propel you into “a dimension of pure chaos. Pure … evil.”

Conclusion:

In the flavor notes, you thought I said “liberate me”. But it wasn’t “me” … it was “tutemet”: “Save yourself from hell.”

Seriously, I don’t know what happened to Hugsvape, and, all joking aside, it’s a fucking tragedy that people are going to pay money for this expecting to get a useable RTA. Like, yeah I realize you’d have to be kind of clueless to buy this expecting good flavor, but Jesus Christ. I’m out of things to say about it. For the love of god don’t buy this disastrous garbage.

Next Week:

Coming up, I’ll be reviewing the Armor, Dawg, and Aqua Master (v1). I’m just starting to get the Solomon 3 and Mage 2019 back into rotation as well.

Disclaimer:

This product was not sent to me by anyone for review. It was purchased by me in order to help build ECR’s knowledge database.

About this Review:

I’m not a “professional” reviewer, and I don’t pretend to be the most experienced user here. But I love RTAs. And, even if a number of us use them, I think there are a lot of misconceptions floating around about the flavor ceiling on my favorite type of atty. I believe this is due, in part, to the fairly large number of medium RTAs that thrive on popularity rather than quality; and so I write this column in an effort to give impartial, realistic looks at the pros and cons of various atomizers regardless of popularity or price.

RTA Class:The Ring Lord Mesh RTA is the latest abomination from Hugsvape, a company that started out strong (with the Chalice, Theseus, and Lotus) and then promptly descended into the kind of madness that shows us how fine a line there is between dying alone as an overlooked artist and smearing tarot images on your forehead with your own feces. To say that the Ring Lord has a “unique” airflow system would be kind. It would also be a lie. This is, somehow, not the first time Hugsvape has used it. Somewhere, in this godforsaken world of ours, there’s a person who looked at the Ring Lord RDA, and, eyes brimming with pride, thought, “Their suffering is not finished.”In order to truly understand the Ring Lord Mesh RTA, your mind would need to exceed the limitations of known reality and violently rupture in an ecstatic witnessing of the truer chaos of the infinite–so basically the plot of Event Horizon. Because of that–and because it reminds me the film’s iconic prop–I’m calling this a “gravity drive” airflow system. Basically there’s a ring that runs around the sides and top of the coil and tries to direct air downward over the surface. That’s batshit crazy, and I don’t really know what to say about it besides, “you can come down; it’s perfectly safe.”Manufacturer’s Specs:26mm wide, 50.3mm tall2/5ml capacity optionsMesh coilStainless steel constructionWhat’s in the box?Two Mesh Strips with cottonA bubble glass (5ml)Spare Screws and O-Rings (no spare clamps)Pictures:AlbumImpressions:I first saw the Ring Lord Mesh RTA listed on 3FVape’s pre-order page and I immediately pm’d several people saying, “THE END TIMES ARE UPON US.” Valid questions arose about my sanity, but you have to admit that it was hard to believe this thing was actually going to make production. Anthony even told me not to preorder it in case it ended up going through an overhaul or getting nixed altogether. But when I received the Ring Lord, my first impression was actually that it actually got several things right. It has a bayonet-style topfill, which most people love; it has good texture where you need texture; the logo isn’t gaudy; the chamber/deck threading is excellent; and it perches on mods like some spoorless visitant whose true construction is not steel, but fear. I’m unreasonably eager to use this RTA.Build Deck:Building on the Ring Lord RTA is quite easy provided you follow Hugsvape’s step-by-step instructions for rendering your soul up to Bellerophon, Lord of Muting. Since I’m way ahead of them on that one, I didn’t have any issues, but even the uninitiated should be cawing violently into his dark robes before they can say “Where we’re going, we won’t need eyes to see.”The deck uses two clamps to secure the ends of a mesh loop, and there’s nothing unusual about it. The included mesh strip is a little lower mass than the nexMesh strips Wotofo gives in the Unity (I think…more on that later). But building it’s the same. Don’t crimp your coil as you install and give it a little dry fire at like 8W to clean off any traces of brimstone left by those terrible forges beyond right knowing.Wicking:The Ring Lord mesh doesn’t have the spring-loaded platform that generated a lot of hype for the Profile series, but it honestly doesn’t need one. I’m not really convinced that platform does anything, but whatever. Wicking this thing is really easy, and it wicks just like a normal RTA. Obviously you want to use more cotton, and I was going with maybe 40% of the width of a strip of cotton bacon. Once you feed the cotton through, you want to rip your eyes out of their sockets, hold them in front of you, and begin chanting in Latin. From there, you can angle cut with scissors to thin some without risking pulling cotton out of the center. I honestly didn’t use scissors and just thinned with tweezers as I normally would. I was careful not to pinch much as I raked it so that I wouldn’t be pulling long strands out, and I didn’t have any cotton-coil contact issues.I found it best to go pretty far with the thinning on this one, and it doesn’t flood easily. I used full length wicks and favored pretty loose cotton in the ports. No issues at all.Performance:As with the Unity, there isn’t a lot of room to vary builds, so I’m just doing flavor notes. Once again, I’ll pick three, but I ran a bunch of flavors through it as usual. I actually ran through fewer than usual for reasons I’ll give in a moment, but I’m going through my tenth tank as I write this, so not bad.Water-Malone: Basically, this RTA really puts the “water” in “watermelon.” I honestly don’t have flavor notes for this beyond the fact that it’s as close to “literally flavorless” as you can conceivably get. And this is a clear/simple juice here, so there’s no excuse. This is awful.Apple Buttah: Hahahaha. Sweet suckling baby Jesus. You know how when you drag on an atty without firing you still get a faint bit of flavor just because there’s juice down there somewhere? That’s pretty much what I’m getting here. I’m not exaggerating. Just based on the flavor, I would honestly have some trouble telling whether or not the the mod was firing.Holiday Pie: Liberate me ex inferis.Flavor Summary:This is actually the worst RTA I’ve ever used. It’s straight up flavorless. I can’t imagine anyone used this before production–let alone the the people who made the fucking Lotus. It might seem as if I’m joking when I make Event Horizon references, but it’s disturbingly appropriate. These people have completely lost their minds. Flavor-wise, this thing is an abomination. It was so bad that I could barely vape ten difference juices in it. Each tank was such a burden that I slid into the kind of despair you can only articulate by taping pictures of Bellerophon to the wall by your bed and hissing “Claire…” at them as you wake up.Other Notes:I actually don’t know what the optimal wattage for the included mesh strip is because it never produces flavor. Vapsourcing says this is a 65-75W strip, but I have no idea where they’re getting that from. They also list it as a .06 when it’s definitely not. Both of mine read .15, but I see the .06 on Efun as well, so I guess Hugsvape is just giving vendors bad info on this one lol. That’s too fitting. One way or another, I legitimately couldn’t tell a difference between 40W and 75W. It’s always a cool, flavorless vape. So…do whatever I guess?As I said above, the quality on the Ring Lord is excellent overall. The screws seem good, the glass feels solid, and the AFC works well. I love the top cap system. My one complaint is that they don’t include spare clamps. While that doesn’t seem like an issue, mine came with one of the clamps not screwed in and I actually lost it for a day. I thought that it’d been left out because I couldn’t find it anywhere, but I eventually tracked it down (wedged into the foam insert?). I got it from 3FVape and was pretty confused when I received it… so I watched 3FVape’s unboxing video to make sure I wasn’t missing something, and apparently they had the same problem, because the atty in their unboxing video is missing a clamp as well (lol). I’m guessing Hugsvape put out a run without a proper install, 3FVape happened to get some, and their unboxing guy dropped it during initial disassembly the same way I did. Either way, they’re tiny and easy to lose, so including extras just makes sense.Pros:Excellent QualityEasy to build and wickGood way to get nic out of shitty juices without tasting them?Blessed by BellerophonCons:Flavor-wise, it’s easily the worst RTA I’ve ever usedNeeds spare clampsThe gravity-drive airflow folds space, so that flavorlessness and suffering exist in the same space and time.May or may not propel you into “a dimension of pure chaos. Pure … evil.”Conclusion:In the flavor notes, you thought I said “liberate me”. But it wasn’t “me” … it was “tutemet”: “Save yourself from hell.”Seriously, I don’t know what happened to Hugsvape, and, all joking aside, it’s a fucking tragedy that people are going to pay money for this expecting to get a useable RTA. Like, yeah I realize you’d have to be kind of clueless to buy this expecting good flavor, but Jesus Christ. I’m out of things to say about it. For the love of god don’t buy this disastrous garbage.Next Week:Coming up, I’ll be reviewing the Armor, Dawg, and Aqua Master (v1). I’m just starting to get the Solomon 3 and Mage 2019 back into rotation as well.Disclaimer:This product was not sent to me by anyone for review. It was purchased by me in order to help build ECR’s knowledge database.About this Review:I’m not a “professional” reviewer, and I don’t pretend to be the most experienced user here. But I love RTAs. And, even if a number of us use them, I think there are a lot of misconceptions floating around about the flavor ceiling on my favorite type of atty. I believe this is due, in part, to the fairly large number of medium RTAs that thrive on popularity rather than quality; and so I write this column in an effort to give impartial, realistic looks at the pros and cons of various atomizers regardless of popularity or price.

Submitted May 23, 2019 at 01:12AM by Slippaz86
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