Stunt steaming is becoming more and more popular. But what is stunt steaming? It’s an ingenious way of vaping to create huge clouds of steam.
8 things you absolutely must know about stunt steaming
Stunt steaming can be really dangerous if you don’t understand the basics. To avoid serious injuries and of course to create artistic clouds, here are some basic tips:
- Battery safety: Misuse of batteries can cause a fire! So always use the safest batteries you can find. These include batteries from AW, Sony, VTC4/ VTC5, Samsung, LG and Panasonic. Never leave your charger unattended either!
- Airflow: The key to success is the right mix of resistance and airflow. The lower the resistance, the greater the airflow. But beware: Too much can dilute the steam or dissolve it quickly, while too little cannot produce enough steam. As a cloud chaser, you not only want large clouds, but also clouds that are as dense as possible. That’s why it is quite delicate to adjust the airflow correctly without overheating the mod.
- Stunt steaming liquid: this is a mixture of propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerine (VG). The reason for this is that you will not have a tight throat and the experience will be more enjoyable. For Stunt steaming, however, it is better to choose an e-liquid based on liquefied petroleum gas, as the liquid is more viscous. This creates denser clouds of vapor.
- Mod: Using the right mod is also essential. To avoid possible explosions or even a fire, always make sure you invest in a modulator that supports low resistance of your windings. There are two types of modes: digitally controlled modes and mechanical modes. Cloud hunters generally choose Mech-Mods. They are better ventilated. Mechanical Mech-Mods are not necessarily suitable for beginners. They require sufficient knowledge of battery safety and Ohm’s law.
- Vaporizer: For the cloud hunters among you who want to compete, a rebuildable drip sprayer (RDA) is an absolute must. With the RDA, cloud hunters have to build their own windings, which are attached with a screwdriver. RDAs are also called “drippers” because e-liquids must be manually poured directly onto one of the windings before each movement. Of course, this technique is too complex for everyday use, but it is perfectly suited for stunt steaming because it can produce fairly homogeneous clouds.
- Inhale and exhale correctly: Just like the tricks with cigarette smoke, stunt steaming requires a good technique and a few months of practice. This includes optimal posture and correct inhalation and exhalation techniques. For example, if you exhale too quickly, the cloud will thin out. For example, for large and dense clouds, you should exhale slowly. Another tip is to move your body slightly backwards when exhaling.
- Padding: Another important element in the creation of large clouds is padding. With the right padding, you can make the most of your e-liquid. Turn over a piece of cotton and cut off the ends a little. Then you push it between the windings. Make sure to fold the ends down so that the cotton can absorb the liquid.
- Winding : How you roll up depends a lot on how you build your windings. In short, the lower the resistance of your windings, the bigger the clouds. Of course, all of the above factors also play an important role, but the winding is, so to speak, the heart of the system. There are evaporators with single or double windings. Cloud hunters tend to choose double windings because they can produce more steam.
The dangers of stunt steaming
With sub-ohm tanks, anyone can produce steam, but stunt steaming is really only for the toughest of you. If you pay attention to everything, it’s really fun. But the danger is always there, of course. If you’re unsure or don’t know enough about battery safety and the Ohmic Law, it can all be very dangerous. So it’s very important to know, for example, which batteries are safe in combination with low-resistance windings, how often the batteries should be replaced or how big the ventilation holes should be. Stunt steaming is a process where batteries are pushed to the limit.
If you don’t know when to change the battery or even use the wrong one, it can all end in an explosion. If ever the battery is too hot during stunt steaming, it will fail immediately! Put the mod aside, let it cool down and move away from the unit. If in doubt, just keep using the Sub-Ohm tanks or ask your local electronic cigarette store.
The detractors of stunt steaming
As in any new sport, stunt steaming has many opponents. Many people think this activity is ridiculous and some people also find it absurd to call it a sport. Proponents of stunt steaming, on the other hand, believe that it can help raise awareness, especially among steam smokers. By showing people how the experience of steam can surpass ordinary smoking, they hope that many will quit. And even though steam doesn’t smell bad, non-smokers still consider steam a nuisance. The market for RDA and subohm tanks has grown enormously in terms of sales and no decline is currently expected.
Stunt steaming is a very fun activity that is becoming more and more popular all over the world. But beware: Stunt steaming is high risk and should not be attempted without a thorough knowledge of the technology. Because here too, safety comes first.