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Overall   (4.7)
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Great Flavour Easy setup Looks sleek
CONS
No bubble glass Cannot screw together while on mod/stand wicking not for newbies
I love this thing, I also loved the RDA version but this one gives me even better flavour idk why. If you know mesh, easy to wick. But the learning curve is there and beware of the dry hits from satan himself.
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Overall   (4.2)
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• 21700’s • Nice Engravings • Cheap af • Easy to clean and maintain
CONS
• The engraved compatibility Message • Super Nitpick – The Name
Appearance: The Marvec Skeleton King Kong is one of those designs you can either love or hate, but I’m not sure if there is a place in between those two stances. It’s a brass tube with a lot of engravings going on, they are fairly well done and I dig the pattern and the skulls. The engraved parts are finished with a glossy black which gives a nice contrast and brings out the shapes very well. The Marvec engraving on the top is well done too, on the opposite side of it one finds the serial number, mine being 0438. The tube is a little different from your standard tube as you take off the top part to insert a battery. On the inside of this top part, right under the venting slots, there’s even more engravings… but those are also my first con of this tube. The engraving goes all the way around and says *Compatible with 18650 20700 2100* I mean, it’s great that it takes three different types of batteries and it being compatible with 21700s was one of the selling points for me. BUT, why do I have to see this every friggin time I use the Mod? I have no clue whatsoever. It’s not visible if you use 18650’s but with 21700’s and 20700’s it sure is annoying. The name is a bit questionable too… Skeleton King would have been fitting with the skull theme, but why on earth is this “Kong” there? Please someone enlighten me because I don’t get it. Thoughts/Experience: It’s a fairly comfortable tube to hold and fire, the engraved body gives a good grip so there is no way this can slip down through your hand like some of the smoother tubes á la Vindicator. The fire button is something I haven’t seen on another tube before. Two silver plated stainless-steel blocks that are held together by two rubber o-rings (you get one separate o-ring with, in case one gives up) are sitting below a vertically placed wedge with the tip pointing down. Pushing down pushes the blocks I wish the blocks were just a tiny bit smaller so the throw wouldn’t be so long. But other than that, I have no complaints, the button is easy to maintain and fires well, if you don’t mind a slightly longer throw. As you can see in the pictures, I let the brass outside form a bit of patina, the tube came clean but matte brass. I’m not sure why the product pictures show a polished brass when it isn’t but thankfully I love patina so it’s not a big deal to me, still worth mentioning though but this one is on the vendor, or at least I think it is. Damages: Nope, not one in the year I used it. Repairs: None Thankfully Usage: The Skeleton King Kong is a hybrid tube, so be sure to only use Atomizers with a 510 pin that is protruding enough to safely make a connection. The threads are buttery smooth when clean and no battery rattle is happening in either direction. The 18650 sleeve fills the empty space around the battery enough to prevent any rattling too so well done there. But to be completely honest, I only used it with an 18650 once for testing purposes when I got it and it works fine. I have a lot of 30T’s laying around and recently bought a pair of Molicel P42A’s so there is just no need to. My extremely in-depth scientific testing (me vaping...) could … this time, detect a tiny bit of voltage drop, but nothing out of the ordinary. The button design is bound to have a little bit more voltage drop than the one in my reference tube, the Vindicator. But it’s not bad, I currently use the Conspiracy RDA on it with a 0.16 build made from u/badazd’s wonderful Flatwire and it’s a lovely vape.
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Overall   (4.5)
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• It’s tiny • So lightweight, you forget it’s there • Lockable Fire Button • Hits good • Looks nice
CONS
• Button needs cleaning now and then • Prone to losing since so small and lightweight...
Appearance: I have the black and white one, there’s also black, blue and orange but some are hard to get by now. The Crea is made out of white ABS, the doors are matte black Polycarbonate. It’s rectangular shaped and the button is on the front, while the squonk door is on the right side. Squonking and thumb firing is not possible for the right handed. Not a problem for me since I’m used to firing after squonking like pavlov’s dog afraid of dry hits. Both doors fit perfectly without any gaps or rattle, they are held on by 2 big ass magnets on per door and will not move anywhere without human intervention. The 510 plate is 20mm wide, the whole Mod is only 25mm in width and barely higher than an 18650 battery, measuring 81.5mm in height. Thoughts/Experience: This thing is tiny, seriously so tiny, it can vanish in my shirt pocket so well, not even the atty on it is visible from outside. The 510 is not spring loaded so you have to adjust it with a flathead screwdriver before using your desired atomizer. Polarity does not matter with this one so I use it positive down just in case. The Crea is 18650 only, I love 21700’s and their battery life. But for this mod, it’s good as it is. The size makes it, so I can hit it really stealthy without anything but my big hand being visible. It’s very lightweight too which lead to a lot of drops out of aforementioned shirt pocket before I got used to it. Thankfully, I have a PC top cap on the Hadeon, which thrones on the Crea most of the time. Damages Dents and scratches on the bottom side where it landed. Repairs: I take the button apart every five months or so, it’s secured with a washer from the inside. Everything can be taken apart, but be aware, since the mod is so small, it’s finnicky to get back together if you have big or not steady hands which I both do. The contacts inside are silver plated but the button itself tends to get arcing marks and needs cleaning, thankfully, it tells you when it wants cleaning because the button gets warm. Or hot if you refuse to clean. Usage: My extremely in-depth scientific testing (me vaping...) could not detect any really noticeable voltage drop. That can change when the button needs cleaning again… It hits the same as my broadside tube with a fresh VTC5a which is impressive for this lightweight mod. The round fire button is made of SS (I think) with a nice ring texture giving a good grip and a brass ring around it. It is lockable, turn it clockwise to lock it, counterclockwise to unlock. Not once has it accidentally fired on me, not even unlocked. I still feel safer with the clicky one of the Thunderstorm, if you happened to read my last review. The 7ml squonk bottle is a very soft silicone, one has to be careful if not using a Mjölnir RDA. I would have liked a touch stiffer but I’m rotating squonk bottles anyway so it’s not a big deal for me.
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Overall   (4.2)
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Real damascus exactly like the product picture
CONS
not very sharp
A nice pocket knife with a real damascus steel blade, very small and needs sharpening. But beautiful and worth the money, comes with a leather strap.
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Overall   (5.0)
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Great Flavour Good for low wattage vaping Great for squonking
CONS
Gets hot with big builds
One has to adjust the draw with this atty. That's pretty much it, easy to build & wick and great flavour and perfect for 30-50 watt vaping. It cannot handle framed staples or other giant builds because it gets hot with those. Good for mechs with round wire too.
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