Vaping the Freemax MaxLuke
Once I primed the installed 0.15-ohm mesh head with some high-VG juice, I closed it snug and filled without a problem. I also let it sit and saturate for a few minutes, per the instructions. There is a LOT of real estate in this coil head, and I wanted to make sure every inch of cotton and mesh was adequately soaked before use.
Using my SMOK Scar-18 at 50 watts, the MaxLuke’s immediate output was a decent flavored vape, with better-than-average vapor production. The first tank’s worth was a little weak, with muted flavor. But as the coil began to break in, some of the more subtle juice notes started to come to surface. One fill later and this coil was singing high notes with every puff.
I pushed the coil a little further, toward the top of my personal heat threshold, 70-75 watts. Here, the vape quality was initially quite strong, but the coil seemed to struggle to keep up with frequent use. Before long, dry hits ruled the day, so I backed it down to the previous level, and the coil resumed its expected performance.
While this is plenty high for most vapers, it should be noted the installed coil was rated for up to 80 watts – a far cry from the 70 that ultimately dried out on mine. In short, these coils are great, but Freemax should strongly reconsider the recommended rating for these, as they simply don’t hit anywhere near those levels.
(In other words, the era of extreme-wattage vaping is over. Let’s put more reasonable numbers on these coils, rather than more “impressive” ones.)
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