WHAT IS DRIPPING AND IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?
Dripping is a new form of vaping which has become increasingly popular in the last few years.
Vaping has changed significantly in the past few years. With so much change has come many new forms and methods of vaping which can range from the simple to the technically complex. Whether it be vape trick competitions, sub ohm cloud chasing or DIY short fills, there’s one thing in common, each application of vaping brings something new to the table. This is the same with dripping. This new style of vaping has hit the world by storm and is one of the most exciting out there, bringing a new level of flexibility and flavour to the vaping industry.
What is dripping?
Dripping is one of the most recent innovations in vaping. A dripper is a type of vape device which doesn’t need a tank attached, therefore making it more lightweight and easy to travel with. Instead of a vape tank, you’ll find a hole over your atomiser on which you can directly siphon vape juice onto. The atomiser is surrounded by wicking cotton and will absorb the vape juice you drip onto it. After a few puffs to get the circuit flowing, you’ll be ready to go.
How do you drip?
Firstly, make sure that when you drip, you have turned on the atomiser, usually built into the device itself. The rubber plug above it must be pulled off and you can take the atomiser directly out from here. After taking out any excess vape liquid, pour in about 2 or 3 drops of juice. This will be enough to keep you vaping for about ten puffs. After you’ve siphoned in the vape juice, you can then secure your cap and get vaping!
Some drippers have a raised metal collar instead of a rubber plug, allowing you to drip vape liquid onto the coil instead of straight onto the atomiser. With this style, you just have to open and close the tip of the collar to drip in the vape juice.
Is dripping right for you?
So, when it comes down to it, how do you know whether drip tips are right for you. First off, if you’re clumsy, then drip tips should be out of bounds! Stick to the occasional tank fill and you’ll be right as rain. Drippers run out rather quickly and so if you’re out and about, will require steady hands for that discreet refill. The problem is that these refills may cause the vape device to be lighter and better for travel, but will require more care. With two to three drops filling the coil and wicking cotton, and this only lasting for ten or so puffs, the chain vaper will more than likely have to carry a lot of kit out with them when out and about.
Things to watch out for when dripping
If you are planning on dripping on the go, it might be a good idea to have a bag or a compartment for your kit, unless you want to make a lot of trips to your local e liquid suppliers! You’ll need a vape bottle with a pipette or syringe as well as your device. Make sure you store them somewhere cool and dry as well as ensuring the vape bottle has its top securely fastened.
Another problem you may encounter when dripping, is the possibility of flooding your device. One too many drops on the atomiser and your coil won’t work properly, cooking the vape juice and causing spitback. Efficiency and the careful application of e liquid is key to dripping.