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Art in Vaping: The Vzone Cultura 100W and Graffiti 220W

Justin D. Troyer | March 16 2018

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Bold designs come in varying forms. Modern aesthetics in the vaping industry today can be characterized by a range of examples; each highlighting different schools of thought regarding fashion sensibilities. The cobra-print design on the H-Priv 2 and Prince Tank Drip Tip are some famous examples, showcasing a desire for resin- and geometric-based art patterns. Black, the most popular vape color of longstanding, tells us that most users find appeal in the qualities that the color "black" espouses: subtlety, simplicity, and something hidden. 

Opposite to that appeal are the more flamboyant builds, chrome and pink, which catch the eye and have in the past months become increasingly popular. 

But even more than base color glosses, graffiti and modern art patterns have exploded in popularity. 

With that in mind, I'd like to introduce the Vzone Mods: the Cultura 100W and Graffiti 220W

Glossed with a proprietary In-Mould Injection, the print designs on the Vzone Cultura 100W  are equipped with greater wear resistance, graphic quality, and texture.  

The Graffiti 220W is available in three color options, each sporting a modern street-style design. 

Lets look at the specs. 

The Vzone Cultura 100W 

Specifications:

  • 30mm x 38mm x 89mm
  • Output Wattage: 7W - 100W
  • 0.91" OLED Display
  • One 18650/20700 Battery Required (Discharge Current Above 40A Suggested)
  • Maximum Output Voltage: 8.5V
  • Maximum Output Current: 32A
  • Resistance Range: 0.1-3.0ohm KA Mode, 0.05 - 1.0ohm for T/Ni 200/5S316 mode
  • Temperature Range: 100C - 300C / 200F - 600F

 

The Vzone Graffiti 220W

Specifications: 

  • Size: 26mm*56mm*90mm
  • Output Wattage: 7W-220W (In 1.0W increments)
  • Display: 0.91 inch OLED
  • Cell Type: Two hi-rate 18650 cell (discharge current should be above 40A)
  • Max Output Voltoge: 7.5V
  • Max Output Current: 50A
  • Resistance Range: 0.1ohm-3.0ohm KA mode/0.05-1.0ohm for T/Ni 200/5S316 mode
  • Temperature Range: 100C-300C/200F-600F

 

The Vzone Cultura and The Vzone Graffiti each require high amp lithium batteries to operate (1 and 2, respectively), but, keeping up with the ethos of modern fashion appearance, they both boast modest parameters and light weight. The Cultura 100W in particular looks like a compact mod (very similar to my favorite mod, the YihiSX Mini MX Class, which also requires one 18650 battery to operate). 

Of course, most stunning about these systems is the artwork they showcase. 

On the outskirts of East Las Vegas, there is an abandoned mining and industrial camp called the "Three Kids Mine." Since its evacuation sometime in the 20th century, Three Kids Mine has become a popular playground for modern street artists and "writers," whose work can be seen on large, 6ft walls of torn down silos and underground tunnels. Boasting some of the highest-quality street art in Nevada, Three Kids Mine has become a popular destination for privy locals and art enthusiasts alike. I have seen it myself. It is a cool place to smoke weed.

Street art is becoming increasingly popular and more seriously revered than ever before.These mods reflect that ethos, and both the Cultura and the Graffiti are equipped with software and chipset capabilities that let them contend with higher-powered mods in the industry. 

My Thoughts:

I like graffiti, and I like these mods. My favorite would be the Rainbow Cultura —it's got modest dimensions and a bubble-graffiti aesthetic I find reminiscent of the early days of street art. The Stainless Steel Graffiti 220W is nice, too. Its visual artwork has dimension, like a 3-D image, and I've never seen that before. These two models also have the benefit of not being camp. I think a couple of these mods, like the Camo Cultura , just seem a little...  artificial. Like they're trying to appeal to the marketization of street-style rather than be representations of the art itself. BUT—camp can look good, too. Like if a petite woman had this Camo mod, that would look good. (The symbolic implications behind a small woman and military camouflage are at odds, lending the overall effect irony).

Thanks for reading.

Justin Troyer
Head of Content Development
Eightcig LLC

 

You can purchase the Vzone Cultura 100W and Graffiti 220W on Eightvape.com.

 

 

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