One of the most prominent aspects of vaping is the huge clouds produced. These clouds can be really fun, but can also be annoying depending on the person. Today, I will guide you through what cloud chasing is and how to do it.
What is Cloud Chasing?
Cloud chasing is the process of attempting to create massive clouds of vapour from your device. Advanced vapers often do this as a hobby, with competitive vaping involving creating large, imaginative clouds.
The History of Cloud Chasing
Cloud chasing began in the West Coast of America in 2012. While cloud chasing was not the original reason behind the production of vapes, it did became a popular byproduct. The creator of the first e-cigarette, Hon Lik, spoke about this back in 2015, explaining "When automotive manufacturers first started out, they were not thinking about a sport to be called Formula One. You always have groups of people who are looking for excitement."
How Do You Cloud Chase?
It's not simple to create massive clouds with your vape, and you can't merely vape any kit hoping for results. There are two key ways to create lots of vapour. The first is sub-ohm vaping, which is vaping with a coil with a resistance of less than 1 ohm. This can be achieved by adding more electricity to the battery, as if more power is being added to the coils, the coils get hotter and more vapour is being generated, although you need to be careful not to give the battery too much power, as this can cause excess heat.
The second way to chase the cloud is to have more VG in your e-liquids. E-liquids come in a ratio of VG / PG. PG controls the throat hit while VG is responsible for producing vapour. A higher VG ratio will lead to producing more vapour. Our short fills generally come in a ratio of 70% VG / 30% PG, so you will get a good amount of vapour when you vape them.
Many advanced vapours engage in cloud chasing competitions, trying to see who can make the best clouds or the most vapour. They also try to perform various vape tricks, like making rings, streams or ripples. There have been many official vape competitions in the past, where entrants can win between $250 and $2000 in cash.
Competitive vaping has many rules. When blowing their clouds, vapers stand back to back and their clouds are measured by girth, length and average density using a yardstick or ruler. The contestant making the biggest cloud goes into the next round. Some of the biggest clouds were measured at approximately 6 feet!
Where Should You Cloud Chase?
Some people are sceptical about vapers because of the vapour they create, afraid that second-hand vapour can cause health problems. Even some vapers have berated cloud chasers, saying it makes vaping seem more like a game and could attract younger people and give a bad reputation to vaping.
Because of this, there are certain places you can't vape, like on public transport. Even in places where vaping is allowed, it is best to keep it discreet, or see if someone minds you cloud chasing. When at work, don't blow vapour into people's faces or it may get banned. Save the tricks and massive clouds for when you're showing friends or at home.
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Cloud chasing is a common thing nowadays, with many people still trying to make good vape tricks. Stay Moreish!