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    Micro coils?

    Building my first genesis wick and coil tonight. I see a ton of people raving about micro coil builds on /r/rba but they're usually on drip attys. Anyone on wacked tried a micro coil on a genesis? I've got a mech and an AGA-S. Anything I should look out for besides hot legs/spots, shorts?

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    Sorry but.. Uhh.. What's a "micro coil" vs a regular coil?

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    micro coil is where you wrap the shit out of the thing, like a ten wrap of 28 gauge.

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    Looks like way to much work! LOL
    Maybe on a machine screw it would be a little easier.

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    Okay I get the theory - more surface area, etc. Ribbon wire does the same thing, and I didn't see any positive difference using that. This just seems like a monumental waste of time and kanthal to me. But then I haven't tried it either. I don't think I'm probably going to.

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    I've got an 8 wrap of 0.28ga (1.3ohms) on the RSST. It does seem to work better -- it's a little more consistent and produces good vapor. I'm still not sure I like the vape experience of the Genesis though.

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    When you wrap a micro coil do all the wraps touch? I watched a Grimm Green vid and I think he said they all touched. Seems strange to me. You'd think it would short on it's neighbour coil or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortt Wulfe View Post
    When you wrap a micro coil do all the wraps touch? I watched a Grimm Green vid and I think he said they all touched. Seems strange to me. You'd think it would short on it's neighbour coil or something.
    I have no idea about these micro coils, but a good bit of advice is to not put to much stock into anything grimmgreen does with RBAs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotJables View Post
    I have no idea about these micro coils, but a good bit of advice is to not put to much stock into anything grimmgreen does with RBAs.
    Try it before you knock it IMO. I just built a 10 wrap 28g on my Igo L, and honestly, it's the happiest I've ever been since I purchased my original igo months and months ago. It really works great, and it lets you get that 28g kanthal upto ~1.5ish so you can use it on a regulated device. I thought it would short out also, but alas it works great.

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    I started with normal coils last week due to some of the hesitation of some in this thread... they seemed okay.

    I just did a 9 wrap 28ga microcoil which worked out to 1.5ohms on my aga-s and it seems to work WAY better. More surface area, better vapour production. Coils glow perfectly with no shorts on the first try. Seriously impressed.

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