What is Vape Dripping?
A standard e-cigarette stores its e-liquid in a cartridge, cartomizer or tank before it is activated, (by a switch or automatically), and drawn through to be inhaled, or vaped, by the e-cig user. Vape dripping involves a slightly different process, which we look at in more detail below.
What does vape dripping involve?
Vape dripping, also often known simply as ‘dripping’, describes the action of directly adding an e-liquid of your choice directly into the e-cigarette’s atomizer, using a ‘drip tip’.
What is a drip tip?
This is a tube shaped hollow device which is attached directly to the atomizer of your e-cigarette or vaping device, so when the e-juice is added it flows directly onto the heating coil. Fans of vape dripping claim it delivers a more consistently satisfying vaping experience than vaping with a regular cartridge. Drip tips can be made in plastic, ceramic, and Pyrex, but stainless steel models are the most popular as they offer a cooler vape experience on the lips. Overly short drip tips can cause slight burns so avoid those.
Is vape dripping easy?
It’s not as straightforward as using a traditionally designed e-cigarette. It takes time to learn how to drip efficiently, and each refill may only deliver a dozen or so uses before it needs to be filled again. Alternative methods, such as adding a new e-liquid cartridge filling a tank, will always be faster and often more convenient; however, for converts this is all part of the overall vape dripping experience.
Is vape dripping the ultimate in vaping experiences?
Keen fans of dripping would say it definitely is, likening the experience to eating in a top-class restaurant after cooking nice enough meals at home for yourself. For some, part of the elevated vaping experience is the hands-on process of manually dripping the e-liquid into the device, rather than simply adding a cartridge or filling a tank.
Some closing thoughts
Closed system e-cigarettes and vaporizers are more than capable of producing an excellent vape experience, but vape dripping is a great choice for those looking for a more practical and experimental approach to vaping, as well as serious fans who appreciate the more powerful taste drip vaping brings. Vape dripping takes a commitment to vaping that doesn’t appeal to everyone, but then again it doesn’t really need to.
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