Benefits Of Sub-Ohm Vaping
Vaping has become a popular alternative to traditional smoking, something that should come as little surprise really. Vaping is generally considered a safer substitute to smoking. This is why there are many quit-smoking initiatives in the UK (some government-backed) making efforts to steer smokers in this direction in view of the government’s plan to end smoking in England by the year 2030. The health aspect aside, vaping is also a much more fun engaging experience compared to smoking. Users have a whole world of vape flavours available to them, different e-cig devices that promise different experiences, and a more customisable experience overall. Now, one of the trends that has caught on among the vaping community is sub-ohm vaping. But is it all hype or what is the furore all about? In this post, we dive into the advantages of sub-ohm vaping and what you can expect with this type of vaping. First, though…
Understanding Sub Ohm Vaping
Sub-ohm vaping, or sub-ohming in short, is a style of low-resistance vaping characterised by thick clouds of vapour. Sub-ohm devices are different from other e-cigarettes in that they employ low-resistance vape coils with a resistance of less than one ohm (that’s where the name originates from). These e-cigs also boast larger air vents suited for direct-lung vaping. Vape mods or sub-ohm kits deliver northwards of 40 watts, with the more powerful models capable of putting out more than 300 watts. In vaping parlance, that means this is next-level vaping that relies on more powerful devices which typically pack more features, hence the reason sub-ohming is recommended for more advanced users. However, advances in vape tech have seen the introduction of devices more suited to intermediate level users; beginners even. This is the reason you will find coils with a resistance of 0.8 ohms or lower in certain vape pod kits which provide an almost similar experience to fully-fledged sub-ohm tanks, only that they are less powerful compared to mods due to their small size and lower battery capacity.
So, Is Sub-Ohming The Same As Cloud Chasing?
Well, more or less depending on how you look at it. Cloud chasing refers the act of blowing huge clouds of vapour. Sure, that’s what sub-ohming basically is, but the thing is, not every sub-ohm vaper is a cloud chaser. Cloud chasing is more geared towards big cloud production at the expense of everything else (think flavour). In fact, a section of the vaping community in different countries has made it an annual ritual to hold cloud chasing competitions to determine who can put out the biggest and densest clouds while also comparing notes on other vaping aspects such as hardware, e-liquids and vaping techniques. In a nutshell, both sub-ohming and cloud chasing utilise sub-ohm vape tanks. However, sub-ohm kits can be simple enough even for beginners as many pod mods (pod kits that act as small mods) can serve the purpose. In the case of cloud chasing, while it doesn’t need complicated equipment like before, proper cloud chasing gear can still be a bit over the top as the idea is to produce the biggest clouds without much regard for aspects like flavour.
Advantages Of Sub Ohm Vaping
Here are some of the benefits you can expect with sub-ohming vaping.
One of the main draws of sub-ohm vaping is the increased flavour production. Sub-ohm coils have a larger surface area, which allows for more e-juice to be vaporised at once. What this does is produce a more flavourful vape that standard coils are unable to deliver. The flavour is especially more pronounced when using higher VG liquids, as the thicker liquid requires more power to vaporise effectively. The 70/30 ratio is a sweet spot for many people as it strikes a fine balance between cloud and flavour production.
Cloud production is the primary goal for most sub-ohm vapers. As we pointed out, sub-ohm coils allow for more power to be delivered to the coil, something that results in bigger plumes of vapour. For cloud chasers, this is a major selling point of sub-ohming. You also get to enjoy more satisfying hits due to the increased vapour production. That’s because you get to inhale more vapour per puff.
More Tailored Experience
Sub-ohm vaping also allows for a more customisable experience. With regular vaping, the user is limited to the pre-built coils that are available for their device. With sub-ohm vaping, however, the user has the option to build their own coils or use pre-built coils with different resistances. This allows for a more tailored vaping experience that suits your preferences. Additionally, sub-ohm kits are kitted out with more features that make it possible to tweak device settings in order to deliver an experience that’s less generic and more suited to your tastes. Examples include advanced power setting options, progressive airflow etc.
Faster Heating Time
Sub-ohm kits typically have higher power delivery than their regular counterparts. Not that it matters much to the average vaper, but the added perk that comes with this is an overall more flavourful experience as well as faster heating time. Unlike standard coils that take a few seconds to heat up before producing vapour, sub-ohm coils tend to heat up faster due to the increased power delivery. This means that the user can start vaping almost immediately after pressing the button, providing a more immediate and satisfying experience. Conclusion One potential disadvantage of sub-ohm vaping is the increased battery usage. Sub-ohm coils require more power to operate, which can drain the battery faster than standard coils. However, this can be mitigated by using a device with a larger battery or carrying spare batteries with you. In closing, we could say sub-ohm vaping offers a few advantages over regular vaping. The enhanced flavour and increased vapour production, customisable experience and faster heating time are all reasons to consider sub-ohm vaping. While it’s not without its downsides – a crucial one being that it is a more expensive form of vaping – sub-ohming is a great experience if you wish to take your vaping experience to the next level.