Vape Clouds: 5 Tips for Competitive Vaping

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Vape cloud competitions and Competitive Vaping

As the use of vaping and e cigarette use increases in popularity along comes a few quirky activities. Vape cloud competitions and competitive vaping in particular.

Ruthless Vapor is a vape juice manufacturer. As so, we have the opportunity to exhibit at vape conventions and vape expos where much of these vape competitions take place.

Here, we will go behind the scenes and shed some light on what we are hearing from other vapers who compete at these vape shows.

What Are They and Where Are They?

Cloud Chasing has become a popular sport that has caught fire among the vape community. As vape rigs, mods and atomizers keep advancing over the years, new and old vape-enthusiasts will continually push the limits of their cloud production in hopes of winning a vape competition.

Anyone who has ever vaped or blown smoke before knows how awesome and intriguing it is to watch the physics of our mouth manipulate the exotic movement of vapor “cloud chasing”.

Due to the rising popularity of vaping, many have learned to take their exhale to the next level, often demonstrating their skills in public or in front of friends, while privately practicing at home.

The dazzling displays of their vaping talent attracts thousands every year to attend live competitions of cloud chasing. Participants must be of legal age and can choose between events such as best tricks, biggest cloud and more.

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Where Can I Attend a Vaping Competition?

Depending on your skill level and ability to produce vape clouds, experienced vapers can choose between local and international competitive vaping events.

Many vape stores and smoke lounges may even hold their own events and allow the public to attend. Be sure to check with your local stores if they plan on holding competitive events in the future, then begin training or just attend as a cloud gazer until you are ready to compete.

VC Cloud Chasing Championship

One of the biggest competitive cloud chasing events used to be the VC Cloud Chasing Championship, hosted by Vapor Capitol. Over the years this event has attracted thousands of attendees who come to watch their favorite professional vapers compete in blowing the best clouds in hopes of taking home cash prizes of up to $10,000, custom mods, sponsorships and more.

Every year, the Vape Capitol team hosts an annual tour around the US to host the VC Cloud Chasing Championship in major states and cities such as Texas, California, Washington, Florida, New Jersey and more. Competitions are generally held at the most popular vape lounges in the area and everyone is invited to come down to participate!

Contestants can sign up on the Vape Capitol events page. Cash prizes and custom mods are awarded to participants who place in the top 10 of each category.

Finalists who advance to the last stage will have the chance to compete at the Vape Capitol headquarters in Los Alamitos, and the grand final will be held in Orange County, California.

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5 Tips for Competitive Vaping

1. Choose High VG and Low PG E-Juice

Most competitions provide their own E-Juice to keep things fair. However if you have the chance to choose, use E-Liquids that have a very high VG solution base and little to no PG.  The higher the VG to PG ratio, the thicker the cloud production is.

2. Build a Good Mod with High Wattage

Copper mechanical builds, or mods that are extremely conductive, are the best ways to produce massive clouds due to the high voltage which allows higher cloud production. Also, remember to keep a strong battery with plenty of charge which is bound to go out quick.

Do some research online or maybe ask other vape tricksters what vape device they are using. Fact is, some devices are just not meant to be pushed to the various configurations you may need to produce large clouds. We recommend strongly in not modifying a vape mod and following the vape manufacturer recommendations.

3. Master Your Breathing Technique

By far the most important element in winning professional cloud chasing competitions is using your lungs. Be sure first of all you have learned from other experienced vapers or from resources online that you have the basics of vaping covered first. When you are ready to level up. Exhale all the air from your system before taking your vape. As they say, put your back into it by straightening up when inhaling and leaning forward when blowing out.

4. Learn the basic vape tricks first

You have to walk before you can run. Learn to do the basic vape tricks first before you start venturing out into trying to be the best vape trick practitioner around. Starting from what has been done before, looking at vape videos online, or advice from other vape experts can get you ready for vape competitions faster than doing it alone. Plus having a collection of tricks you've mastered can help you develop your own. Which leads us to our final vape tip...

5. Practice your vape tricks and get creative

Sure you know how to exhale a giant vape hit, but that isn't going to cut it alone. Looking online and you will find a ton of vapers who have taken vaping to the next level with their manipulation of vape clouds. Do your homework and make sure your vape tricks are both technical and original. A demonstration of skill along with something the judges have never seen can make you stand out.

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Getting educated on how your vape operates, especially how to prevent injuries by taking care of your vape batteries, is always a good idea. Doing so may be able to help someone else who is new to vaping or just has not had the chance to educate themselves.

So there you have it. Knowing how to operate your vape device technically along with a ton of practice can help you compete with some of the best vape tricksters out there.

Tag us online with what tricks you are working on. We'd love to see!

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