NicXvapor’s BAM V2 Review
I’ve been checking out the BAM V2 lately and wanted to share what I’ve found thus far.
The BAM is very interesting to me. I was able to get one for a fair-er price than full and decided that since I missed out on the Vape for Free section that I was going to go for this one. I managed to get a blue BAM with a black button which came with the necessary battery sleeve for the 18350′s and 18650′s as well as the Kick adapter and, to my surprise, a little “BAM” tote bag.
I was thrilled to get this one in the mail as I’m typically not one for small, lightweight, easily concealable PV’s/APV’s. I’m just obnoxious like that I guess. I really liked the weight of this mod immediately. It’s heavy an when it’s in any of my pockets I can’t lose it.
Given that I’ve fallen in love with my AGA-T RBA I decided that this mod had to be reviewed using it. I connected the two after installing an Ultrafire 18650 @ 3,000mAh and was almost loving the entire setup right away. Both pieces are nice and heavy, they looked good together, what could go wrong? I say almost because I noticed the vapor was light and I was hardly getting anything off of it no matter how hard I drew on my atty. When I removed the RBA I found that the post/pos pin had been pushed up too far and no longer made a proper connection. I pushed the pin back down, putting the seal back into place and connected it slower this time while holding the button down on the BAM. This mostly went well as I got great vapor coming off of my atty but as I tightened it down again it stopped. I had to reset the pin again. This got frustrating quickly. I remembered I had an air flow regulator for a DCT that I hadn’t even tried yet (yes I know the RBA doesn’t take air from the threading area). I connected this piece under my RBA and attempted to connect to the BAM again, I still can’t get it connected tightly without losing function but it seemed to fit better. It was now more stable, the regulator fit well enough on the AGA-T that it almost looked like it belonged there and while that made the setup taller it ended up looking better anyway.
One thing I do enjoy about this mod is that it can take 1x 18350, 1x 18650 or 1x 26650 battery and any of them can be flat or button top plus it has room for the Kick option. I don’t have a Kick or any battery that this mod can take other than an 18650 but for me it’s not about whether or not I have these items but more about “CAN I use them”. I like the answer here. I am ordering 26650′s to try out on this mod and I look forward to seeing what I end up with at that point. If I get my hands on a Kick later, I’ll put in this mod first thing. For those of you using batteries that vent, the BAM is also vented at the bottom via a fair sized hole.
Many out there still don’t know what the difference is between the BAM V1 vs. V2. They aren’t worlds apart. They both have the same battery options, size, look. But the big difference is in the Kick adapter. On the V1, the Kick adapter more or less floated in place. On the V2, the inside of the top of the mod and the adapter are both threaded to better hold the device in place.
The only other thing that really stood out to me was the button. It’s a flat, black, metal button. I think it looks nicer and goes well with the blue color they used. The button is quite springy though. It has a good bit of travel to it for something that activates the mod so quickly. I thought perhaps it was broken at first but that’s just the way this one works.
All in all, I still find myself praising this mod. The connection issue is a pain but I can live with it. It still fires very well and I like the size, shape, weight and overall look of this very versatile mod. Past that though, I enjoy how appropriately this mod is named; BAM! It gets your attention and gives you a chuckle when you find out that BAM stands for “Big Ass Mod”.
Thanks for reading and I’ll soon have a video review of this mod posted. The only drawback to that is that you’ll see and hear me in the video and I’ll no longer be able to hide behind a keyboard.
Happy Vaping folks!