Scott Hanson: I enjoy these reviews a lot more then the obnoxious RIP that you now see in
the newer videos and uploads. You talk slower and explain things better. No
of the "Hits harder then a whole on a corners on a blah blah blah" crap.
Sorry to say, but if the newer reviews have better entertainment for more
viewers, but these reviews are what got me watching your videos in the
first place. Weather you still read these comments or not, just my 2 cents.
Also, you should bring back more videos of the Clones vs Authentics. It
really gives a lot of great into to the vape community to those who cannot
afford a 100+ RDA
Benjamin Kosto: You seem to be one of the most experienced Vapers out there so if you say
they are nearly identical in vapor production, flavor, & setup then why
wouldn't one buy the clone instead of the ridiculously expensive real
thing? I'm trying to figure out why the f*** that thing is so expensive!
There's about maybe $1 of metal there(depending on what type) + labor. I'd
pay no more than $25 for something like that which is why I would never
ever buy the real thing if the clone is 1/5th the price and works just as
good! I love my simple $15 dollar RDAs that work incredibly well. And you
are right, if it's a clone then it SHOULDN'T have the real brands name on
Reza Kantosa: as long as the clone safe,why would i have to buy the real one
Jacob Jones: @minor0confusion someone is salty...1 question, what put it in your mind
that this video was a review? he was helping someone buy a product
Wayne Tipton: After watching the video I personally could not tell the difference in your
vape clouds. Once you broke them down and pointed out the small differences
then I could tell. When it comes to buying two products that are almost 98%
identical, I would go with the cheaper of the two. Just because I am not a
"Name Brand Whore". Thanks for the awesome reviews. You make it very easy
for a beginner to know what we are getting into.
darran fallas: I own both the genuine and clone of this and i have got to say performance
with they both hit hard and have great flavour.
However it comes down to build quality and the clone just doesent cut it
The pillar screws on the deck of the clone are not good, been a flat head
screwdriver tightening you need good screws and the clone screws are not.
They have worn down so much it has gone to rda heaven unfortunately but it
as after 3 odd months and a good few coil and set up changes.
I got the clone first and loved it so much i bought the real deal.
Clones are a good way to save money and let you make up your mind whats
best for you personally.
Whats right with you may not be for somone else.
My take is find a combination of a mod and rda that you like anf suits your
Vape on and enjoy ;)
drew beisly: I use a mutation x v2 clone I bought for $19 and I love it. The only
complaint I have is that the o-rings aren't as snug as the authentic. Other
than that it's amazing and the only way I would buy the real thing is if
the clone starts to rust
JacksonColeRivers: To be honest Rip, I bought the clone 6 months ago before seeing your video.
I must say that I am extremely impressed with this product for the
price.Unfortunately, the ground post on one side split and I was reduced to
a single coil builds. It still performed very well until the positive post
split down the middle. I enjoyed the clone device to the extent of buying a
replacement. Thank you for your comparison.
Fred Gauss: seriously tho you should check out ebay for clones
Michael Akermann: I bought the Trident V2 clone from Vape Royalty a few months back - just
came across this video (looking over quite a few of your vids...the best
there is on RDA) and thank goodness I did not purchase the authentic one
because the answer is definitely "no"...if a person does their research,
watch videos like this, clones are for the most part just as good as the
real deal (I do own an authentic Vulcan (from Vapor Kings), but I usually
just purchase clones) and clones are usually one quarter the
price...........that being said, thanks much for the information, for it
reinforced my belief that the Trident clone (HCigar V2) was an awesome RDA
especially for flavor if built right (on this RDA I always go with a dual
Cameron Scott: No I wouldn't waste my money on the real deal if the clone did just as
good of a job. More money for juices and batteries! Haha
Amanda Robison: trip whats your fb name
Ben Garland: I have a clone anyone else have a lot of trouble changing the air flow on
Richard WEBER: Salut, moi ce qui m'intéresse c'est ton chapeau ^^ Peux-tu me dire quel est
le modèle ?
Sinon bravo pour tes review !
scottbogfoot: No sir, I just ordered a trident clone v2 I believe. I know it's old crap
now compared to the newest generation of rdas but i got a hardware
addiction and want it just to have one in my collection. If I am impressed
by the performance of it or any clone I would always accredited it to the
original designer and manufacturer for that. Id be more inclined to get the
real rda/mod if the clone sucked especially if I heard that the original is
good. Im more impressed when inexpensive clones are better than $100+ rdas.
Ron Alexander: Although late to the program, id like to add my comment to the list. I've
watched this and the first (on the original) as I have on just about all
your videos. I'm a newbie to the Vaping world, because I've just quit
smoking after 30 years. with everything I buy, I try to research any and
all brands and make my decision on the best product I can by, not
necessarily the cheapest. that being said, I would love, LOVE to by
originals on everything I purchase, Vaping wise, just because I'm a firm
believer in giving the money to the one that dose the research and
development on a product and see's it through to production and then out to
the public, BUT the prices are sooo outrageous for originals and with times
being what they are, me personally am not able to purchase originals, I
will however say that I do the same if not more research on clone companies
to find the best one available. I have not bought The Trident, but I'm
basing this on my only dripper and that is "The Atomic clone" which simply
enjoy. I'm in the process of researching my first Variable MOD, which is
looking to be a ZNA from AMOD, id love to by a Vaporshark rDNA 30, prices
are comparable do to the new release of the new DNA 40's, time will tell.
Thanks man, congrats on the new website, it's bookmarked and look forward
to more reviews and giveaway's. l8ter on
Tyler Jones: I feel the clone was way better..
Mark Kalvin: The short answer is "no."
The clone versus original controversy is not unique to this device. The
dilemma stems from vaping devices being a hot product that fetches a high
price but one that can't be protected from copying by the difficulty of
making it (as would be, say, a television) or the value of the materials
that go into it.
Basically, a mod is a battery-case in the form of a metal tube with a
coaxial connector and an rda is a few pieces of metal machined from steel.
Given this, unless the manufacture of the clone is wildly inferior or even
dangerous, paying the price for the original (in this case, five times the
price of the clone) makes zero economic sense because in a good clone, you
get the same look and function as the original. Basically, electricity
doesn't know the difference and neither will you.
If manufacturers asked for reasonable prices, there would be less incentive
to clone but who knows if this is economically feasible for them?
Charley Edwards: Ok Brother... got a few things...1st, all I gotsta say is DAMN your beard
grows fast! 2nd, I'm not sure how long you've been off the cigs here but I
can totally hear the difference in your breathing while you are talking
just from last year to this in your vids... What you do for the Vape
community is amazing! I love it and have learned much. Because of my new
found hobby (thanks to you) I've been off smokes for over six months! The
really cool think is last year on my birthday (56) I couldn't eve blow out
my candles.. This year on my birthday, and more candles (57) and I blew
every one of those bastards with no effort... Thanks! Keep this crap up
brother... Oh and thank you for the Knowledge! Anything I can do, Just
ask!!! Peace Out!
Phu Kew II: What am I missing? What's the purpose of producing all that vapor? It's
certainly not to be inhaled, your lungs don't have the capacity. Sucking
vapor like I see on these videos I would think would just make one dizzy.
More and more these videos are nothing no more than big pickle comparisons.
If you want clouds of vapor why not get fog machine.
Sentimental Void: what happened to this version of rip? This was the notch that was good, and
real. His new videos are so superficial and fake.
Jameson Radosta: honestly if i would have never saw this video and i bought the clone and
was impressed with it, i would buy the real deal but be disappointed with
it because if the real one performs the exact same as the clone, i would
feel like i just wasted a whole bunch of money that i didnt need to. thats
how i would feel.
David Wickliffe: Rip, about the copper pin protruding or not... you can adjust it.... the
copper pin is a screw that can be adjusted so help it fit more devices
[such as the k series mech mods that dont have a floating(spring loaded)
Kenneth Murphy: I have the Trident clone, paid $22 for it about two months ago. It fits my
iTaste MVP2 and the damn thing works great! Would I buy the real one for
$110? If I could afford it, yea...why not? However, I can't which is why I
have the clone.
Brett Mathe: The reason why clones are so inexpensive is because you aren't paying for
the R&D. The problem with buying clones is that you aren't supporting the
R&D that goes into producing these mods. The cost of the materials is far
less than the cost of the research and development that goes into it. If
you buy clones you are stifling the innovation of these companies that are
making these great products. That being said I do believe that the
original manufacturers should reduce the price of their products to make it
a more reasonable purchase for a majority of us.
Troy Finley: Would not buy the real thing if the clone is satisfying ...there is no
Jimbo Jones: All the rda clones i own have some negatives which stop me from purchasing
the real deal. The plumeveil is the best clone i have but i rarely use it
as the gold plating is pealing off and i hate the leaking from the side
airflow holes. If aethertech change the positioning to reduce the leaking i
would seriously consider buying the authentic
minor0confusion: "looks like 303, looks like 304" or maybe one was polished a lil better and
there both just cheapo ss.... guessing isnt a review.. its an opinion.
Phant Azum: If I liked the clone I would buy the real thing, if I could afford to burn
150 dollars on a piece of metal.
Wassssabi: I think that purchasing the clone first is the best route to go. I mean if
you love the clone, you can bet you'll love the real thing. But if you
don't then you didn't wasted tons of bucks. IMO
dustin ledford: just bought a trident today. it was my first rda and im loving it, the only
thing is that I got it for 25$ from a local vape shop, it has no serial
number, but has the Grand Vapor logo on the barrel. not quite sure if its
authentic or a clone. I going with clone based on the price. but it does
sit perfect on my nemesis clone I bought with it.
GoldSlidePark: Do an atomic RDA vs a really good atomic clone please?
Jonathan Arellano: I think that as long as the machining is in good quality and the style is
there for all my vv/vw or mechanical mods I honestly personally would go
for the cheaper priced one if the quality ways good and like you said +RiP
Trippers it performed like the real thing but only if I was on a budget. So
in my opinion I would buy the clone over the real thing. But I gotta say I
still do love all the original manufacturers who work hard to bring up a
name and a perfectly crafted piece of art work to vape on that performs
like a beast so that being said heck yeah I'll help them by buying thir
product. Price is there with a clone but originality it and should only be.
Smoking is dead and vaping is the future and the future is now.
Susazeu z: I'd never buy the original due to price. Maybe I'd the original was below
50 bucks yes. But being the clone as good, I buy the clone hands down.
Fernando Gomez: @kennethmurphy i have the exact set up and love it. Im currently working on
a maraxus trident combo and yes rip trippers if i had the money i would
possibly buy it, but only as a "trophy"
David Nemeth: well my question here is knowing the market we live in. PPL want quality
and a good price. now with all the clones and some are EXCELLENT remakes
why the hell cant the originators put there products at a more competitive
price. china seems to do it very well and they are taking the market share
from the creators. walmart showed us volume sales at lower prices still
brings HUGE profits. thank you tripper for showing us both sides clone and
originals love em or hate em they are both here. and i still love the
debate over my russian 91%
Anthony Lamas: How can i get replacement screws for the trident rda. Because i lost 1 of
the screws when i was building a coil I've been looking for the screws
online and i cant find them please commit back
MalakaiBoarder16: hey! im new to the vape scene but desperately looking to get a sweet set up
and i was wondering if the trident clone fits your vtr !?
George McCormick: Will this particular clone fit onto my genuine ProVari Variable Voltage
V2.5 (Satin Silver) ??
L.Jacob Brown: This vid convinced me to order the clone from fast tech. This will be my
1st dripping atomizer, so I'm taking the hobby to the next level. I really
like your vids so I'll keep ya posted as to my success(or lack there of)
Xtal0: I would buy the real thing after I got a clone, but I'm kinda OCD about
having the best thing possible when it comes to things I am passionate
about. I honestly would buy the real thing even if it was worse than a
clone, simply because there is a certain warm fuzzy feeling over having a
high end product that goes beyond the way something performs. That said, I
just bought an Atomic on Ebay for $85.00, made clear in the listing that it
is authentic, and after having it for a few days, I have been searching
desperately for some way to confirm if it is indeed real, as there are no
serial numbers or things like that on the Atomic. So far I've seen nothing
that tells me it is a clone, and it matches everything when I study
photos/video of the real thing, but there is still that voice telling me to
buy another one from a legit vendor, and then compare. So yea, I'm a bit
OCD about name brand crap.
edmundo oliver: yes for my collection
dominic rivera: If I had bought the clone and had tried the real RDA and could say they hit
the same IMO I would feel a waste to buy the same thing I already own but
for more money. I'd rather search something else that I don't have.
stormbrew kyle: hey RiP Trippers. I really love your videos especially that I am new to
vaping. I've got this Trident V2 Clone and Im kinda satisfied with it. Can
you do a review for the Trident V2? Thank you for your tutorials :)
Marcelo Vettorello: Someone knows if It works on Joyetech Evic ?
Kyle Elbaz: I bought a trident and wish I could return it! Getting the base off is a
ridiculous process that usually involves a screwdriver. Whoever made these
things sucks, they made the part you remove the most ridiculous. I was
excited to start sub ohming but this just turns me off.
WhiteBoyVideos100: I lost one of the nuts for the post on mine does anyone know where I get a
replacement I've been looking everywhere can't find them anywhere I have an
authentic trident just like the one in the video
Mike Rauch: Hey Rip. Figured out the problem with the trident not fitting on the
sentinel. I was having the same problem until I used a screwdriver to push
the pin down on the sentinel clone. Now it fits like a charm.
goldark3: I wouldnt buy the real one if i where impressed with the clone why ?I like
to save and have quality vaping with minimal investement
Josh Wise: Anyone know where he got those drip tips from?