Shawn Hoefer: I own mostly clones. I am not happy about that.
With clones I can purchase more and more frequently. With authentics, I have to scrimp and save.
With clones, if it gets damaged, I'm out a couple bucks. With authentics, I'm out hundreds.
So with all that why am I not happy about owning clones?
For some of these mods, it takes A LOT of skill and time to design and implement a device. I'm sure that most of these have several iterations before they're sold and that is time and materials that the designer / artist (yeah, it's art) will never see again. Clone makers hook up a duplicating lathe and walk away (yeah, I know it's more than that, but the hard, time consuming part - the design and testing - is already done).
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
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 it.
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
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.
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.
Reza Kantosa: as long as the clone safe,why would i have to buy the real one
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
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 for me.
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 vaping experience.
Vape on and enjoy ;)
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 build)
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
Fred Gauss: seriously tho you should check out ebay for clones
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 !?
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.
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.
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.
Tyler Jones: I feel the clone was way better..
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