Having Doc Dave visit SoCal was definitely a delight! A delight for our guests, a delight for the VapeRev team, and a delight for Dave as well! While the Doc was in, we released his Mini-B and Mini Micro, and the down-to-earth nature Dave possesses kept him on the floor for most of his visit!
While on the floor, Dave really took his time talking to people. It was nice to see the sincere interest he has in the community, and the time he spent to build personal relationships with the people who are a part of it.
The vaping community has thrived on people taking the time to be hands-on, helping one another become familiar and feel confident in their vaping. When guests had questions, Dave would answer them to the best of his ability. When guests expressed issues encountered with rebuildables, Dave would share his tips for resolution; different things discovered through his own vaping experiences. He had a bag of replacement glass and spare parts to go along with the attys guests had purchased; and even accommodated some by drilling out air holes when they expressed that they enjoyed an airy hit.
Doc Dave is certainly an asset to this community, and a real pleasure to spend time with. Once we got him off the floor, he let his goofy side have its’ time in the spotlight, too!
Since it was Dave’s first time to California, we wanted him to have the chance to enjoy some of the awesome scenery Cali has to offer. The beach was definitely on the to-do list, and he enjoyed his fun in the sun! Then again, I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t enjoy a beautiful day at the beach, with a great vape in hand!
Although his trip was short, the quality of his company was enjoyed by everyone who had the chance to interact with him. Doc Dave is just an all around cool guy to chat with, so if you ever get the chance to holler-hit him up! I know myself, and all the others at VapeRev really enjoyed the time shared; we look forward to all the things he’s working on developing back home in Missouri, and genuinely appreciate him taking the time to visit us in Cali! Until next time, take care Doc Dave!Read More →
The excitement throughout the VapeRev team is evident in eager anticipation of Doc Dave’s arrival. Vape Revolution has invited him to leave his home of Missouri and make his first trip to Southern Cali; and along with him, his Mini-B and Mini Micro will make their debut at VapeRev, as well! For those unfamiliar with Doc Dave, or his work, enjoy my brief introduction to this Missouri man; and take a quick look at the latest rebuildables he’s created for your enjoyment!
VR: Hi Dave, it’s really nice to finally meet you and to have the chance to speak with you; I have heard your name mentioned so many times. How are you today?
DD: It’s nice to meet you too Celina, and thank you for asking. I’m good, really good actually, and I’m glad we’re getting this chance to chat too.
VR: I don’t want to keep you too long, so are you ready to jump right in to some quick questions?
DD: Absolutely, ask away!
VR: Awesome, here we go. How long were you a smoker?
DD: I smoked for quite a while, about eighteen years.
VR: Where were you introduced to e-cigarettes?
DD: At the mall actually, there was a Green Smoke kiosk selling started kits for $170, but I wasn’t going to pay that for something that seemed so basic.
VR: So what did you do?
DD: I went home to research online and found The Riva. It wasn’t as expensive, and I just ordered it.
VR: Smart move, I like to save money too! So how long have you been vaping?
DD: I’ve been vaping for about two years now.
VR: A lot changes in two years, what mods are you using now?
DD: I use my Chi_You the most, but I like the Titanium Adam and my Caravela a lot too. The Caravela is a mod I am proud to own, and use, because they’re so hard to come by.
VR: Do you have any favorites when it comes to juice?
DD: Kind of, but my favorite is probably the Peach flavor I mixed myself. I used a lot of Pink Spot flavors when I started vaping though. I think Janes Wild Juices, Pear O’ Melons and Jamaican Me Crazy were my favorites back then.
VR: I think a lot of us start with Pink Spot flavors, I really liked Frozen Lime Drop. Now I’m stuck on Banana Pudding by The Plume Room though. So what was the first rebuildable you used?
DD: The Orion, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a Hellfire. After using them though, I just wasn’t completely satisfied; that’s why I created The Bliss. I wanted something that would perform well and be reliable.
VR: The Bliss is where it began, but what’s different between that and your Steam Turbine?
DD: There are small changes. It holds more liquid and I played with the air holes on it. Aside from that, the window cut outs are different as well. I tried to change the look of the atty up some.
VR: We will be releasing your Mini-B and Mini Micro this week, which we’re really excited about! But I heard that you might be working on a mod though, care to share?
DD: Oh, yeah-Uncaged. It’s going to be a powerhouse hybrid, I’ll tell you that. I’ve done my best to create a quality line of atomizers, and I feel like it’s time to move into mods. I’ll make more attys and accessories, but I’ve got so many projects going on right now, I’m just trying to focus on the consistent and quality production of what I currently offer.
VR: Fair enough, I’m sure there will be quite the buzz about it considering it’s going to be the first mod you make! So what experience do you have that led to your, well received productions in the e-cig world?
DD: I’ve worked with metal my whole life, I used to work as a millwright so I’ve got a lot of experience with the construction and maintenance of machinery. It definitely helps with the line of work I’m in now though, because I know what a machine can, and can’t do. I feel like my history in machining has made me really confident and capable when it comes to making my products. If you can dream it, chances are I can make it.
VR: With the industry continuously changing, I’m sure you’ll have plenty of dreams come about that you can create. Thank you for taking the time to speak with me, we are really looking forward to having your company at VapeRev!
DD: Hey, thank you, and I’m excited to visit the shop as well! See you all soon!
The Mini-B and the Mini Micro are the latest creations by Doc Dave. They are both genesis type rebuildable atomizers, but they are the smaller duo in comparison to the Bliss and Steam Turbine. Made of stainless steel, they both look flush and sit beautifully on a 14500 mod.
Both the Mini-B and the Mini Micro have dual stacked air holes, meaning there are stacked air holes on either side of the atty. The Mini-B does have the option of a second top cap, providing you with a single air hole on either side, as well. Air holes and air flow are completely related to personal preference, so the option of dual or single is a nice addition with the Mini-B.
With both RBA’s, you have the choice of building your wick as a single, dual, U wick, single coil or dual coil. This allows for plenty of options and different approaches to perfecting your build. Perfecting your build will allow your atty to perform in the exact way you desire. The tanks are made of pyrex glass, but the Mini-B does have the option of a stainless steel tank as well. The Mini-B holds about 1.2 ml of liquid, where as the Mini Micro can store about .8 ml of liquid. Although small, don’t let the size of these attys determine your expectation of their performance; they are both extremely appealing and can provide you with exactly what you want from an RBA!
Doc Dave has a reputation of perfecting his product before producing anything for his consumers; and you can expect no less with these two rebuildable atomizers. For any questions about these two RBA’s, or if you’re interested in meeting Doc Dave; please feel free to join us at VapeRev tomorrow, Wednesday the 22nd, for our release of the Mini-B and the Mini Micro-all in the company of Doc Dave himself!
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The VapeRev family took a trip to Cerritos Lanes, to kick back and cut loose. Bowling with beers turned into gettin’ down and doing the damn thing! Our night out, brought the family closer together – and thanks to Brent, we get to relive those memories of good times, with good people..
Razor Backs is a barber shop that provides quality cuts, for every man. If you’re looking to get cleaned up, or want a fresh look all together, the gentlemen at this shop can turn your intentions in to a reality. Slide into the barber’s chair, slip away from the mundane; and find yourself enjoying the experience at Razor Backs Barber Shoppe.
I can’t count the times I’ve said, “I wish I could just shave my head” – truth is, some ladies do, I’m just not ballsy enough to be one of them. Does that mean that all men have it easy? Fellas may have more options, but they can go through the same frustrations as ladies do. Finding a hairstyle is a challenge for women and men alike; not every man can pull off the shaved look, and not every man can confidently carry a crisp parted style with steeze – it just depends on the man.
Then the question of where to get cleaned up comes into play. With barbershops few and far between now a days, where do men go? For fear of being “girly”, salons are a no-go for some guys, and Super Cuts or similar businesses have a reputation of being “quick and cheap” – but where’s the quality in that? Why should men have to forfeit their masculinity for a quality cut, contrarily why would men want to pay anything for something mediocre? Guys, give yourself the opportunity to check out local barbershops, they do still exist, and the one I’m discussing today is someplace you’ll definitely want to check out!
A few of the VapeRev consultants are regulars at Razor Backs Barber Shop in Long Beach, being curious about what a “man’s shop” meant, I tagged along. Alex & Paulo, of VapeRev, both believe the spot to be “masculine and classy” and after arriving, I would agree. Scotty “cut throat” Serrata and a few of the other barbers are regulars at VapeRev, so I was greeted by familiar faces, but I was the only female in the building. No doubt about it, masculinity filled the shop, from the people there to its’ presentation as well.
The shop itself has an appealing throwback décor. The barber stations have classic, antique-like chairs for their clients to kick back and relax in while getting groomed. There’s an urban twist with tattoo art sporadically placed along the walls; which vibes with the style of Long Beach and creates a very comfortable feel inside. Paulo, of VapeRev said, “my first time here, I felt like it was my barbershop, I knew I’d be back; it was an inviting and relaxed place for men. I was even offered a beer while I waited for a barber.”
Manly attributes create subtle style, described by Scotty as, “an expression of us – the people here, and who we are. There’s a lot that reflects our interests and style as individuals, we didn’t really choose an atmosphere we wanted to represent.” Ensuring that organic vibe felt upon entering the shop. “The shop just came together. After removing the trash that was left behind by the last tenant, I sanded down all the cabinets and refinished them, wanting that ‘old school’ feel to remain. I refinished the floor, didn’t like it, and started to sand down what was done – luckily for me, visitors liked the raw look of the stamped cement, so I left it like it was. It actually flows really well underneath the vintage barber chairs we’ve got.”
For those gentleman out there who aren’t looking for atmosphere, take advantage of the “classic cuts and shaves” – the quality services provided by barbers like Pedro, Scotty’s business partner at Razor Backs, who has 26 years of experience. Pedro believes that “our haircuts are our first priority. We want everyone to feel like they’ve got exactly what they wanted after taking the time to sit in our chair – which goes hand in hand with our client service, which we maintain and continue to hold very highly as well; but realistically, with haircuts, it’s all about first impressions. If you want a visitor to become a regular; sincere care for that client and they’re satisfaction is a must.”
The men of Razor Backs are professionals, their process of each cut is quick and efficient; but their attention to detail is what highlights their care and consistent quality when cleaning someone up. From clippers, to scissors, and even straight razors; Razor Backs does it all. They even trim your eyebrows during the session as well! Jason, of VapeRev said, “I don’t feel ashamed or embarrassed for wanting to look nice. It’s expected and encouraged by the men here – and they understand a man’s needs, which says a lot about the overall attitude within the shop.”
While I was there hanging out, I saw a very diverse group of people take their turn in a chair; each of which concluded their visit with “see you in two weeks man”, followed by a friendly handshake or hug. The clientele was content, and consistent. John, one of Pedro’s regulars said it best, “I teach cosmetology and hair care at Golden West; I come to Razor Backs because Pedro & all the others guys here are that good!” Prior to opening Razor Backs, Pedro and Scotty developed their own product line. Their intentions in creating the Imperial Barber Products was “to have hair products that did what I wanted them to do, we were tired of other products advertising one thing and just not performing. Our products are good, and our clients’ testimony lets us confidently believe that.”
Alex, of VapeRev, got the full treatment. He spent about 35 minutes in Scotty’s chair and fully enjoyed every minute of it. His first feeling after taking a seat was “relaxed, excited for the straight razor shave, and comfortable; the chairs are sick!”
Scotty started with the basics, buzzing the tops and sides. He was focused the whole time, which was appreciated by Alex. He followed up with trimming his eyebrows before starting in on the anticipated straight razor shave.
After taking the time to lather up the shaving cream, Scotty pulled out the straight razor and began the very precise process of cleaning up Alex’s face and neck. The idea of having a razor blade so close to my neck is kind of nerve racking – but for a man, I can see the appeal in a classic, clean cut shave. It’s an old-school art that deserves the recognition for the skill it takes to provide.
While Alex was enjoying his time with a warm towel wrapped around his face, Scotty took the time to enjoy his vape break. “I started vaping about 5 months ago, but got caught up in the hobby really quick because I liked it, this actually worked for me. I tried the pills and the patch, and they just made me feel crappy. Since I started vaping, I feel better all around. I can actually taste my food now, and being a barber I feel a lot better not having my hands smell like crap after taking a smoke break. Plus, I can vape inside, which is kick-ass for the guys working in this shop. We’ve all moved past cigarettes and started vaping.”
So, at the end of my barber shop experience, I still wish I could just shave my head. If not more now, than before. Scotty, Pedro and all the fellas at Razor Backs were really cool people to talk to. We talked about musical instruments like the diddleybo that Joel actually made himself! We talked about 70′s horror movies that Joel & Billy enjoy kicking back to watch with a beer after work. I talked to Johnnie about cutting hair being his “plan B”; but after falling in love with the work deciding to roll with his passion pursuing at Razor Backs. But of course, the conversations always returned to vaping. We tried each other’s flavors, gave suggestions for wrapping different kinds of coils, talked about the latest “hot” item we got, and discussed the products we want. The trip to the shop was without a doubt, an experience for this lady – for all you men, I can only imagine it being so much more rewarding at the end of your trip. Take a couple hours and do something you deserve to enjoy; meet some new people, make some new friends, just go get groomed by the guys at Razor Backs Barber Shoppe!Read More →
Another Coachella has come and gone. This year we were fortunate enough to be part of an awesome party weekend at the Saguaro hotel hosted by REVOLVE clothing.
The energy was incredible, the colors were vibrant, and the people were amazing!
“A Club Called Rhonda “ hosted the music selection with legendary artists, Kenny Dope (MAW) and J Rocc (Beat Junkies, Stones Throw) making that booty clap.
The fabulous ladies behind the vape bar!
It was such an awesome experience helping Coachella party goers make the vaping transition!
Beer pong at it’s finest
Don’t worry, Chris… It doesn’t bite
Thank you REVOLVEclothing, Coachella, and The Sagauro Hotel for putting on such a fun filled weekend. Memories were created and new friends were made. I can’t wait till next year. Till next time!Read More →