Here’s a look at a new kit released from Freemax that puts a twist on a somewhat old school style of device. It’s not exactly a new concept but one that we haven’t seen much of in years. The kit is called the Freemax Twister and here’s what I make of it so far.
|1 x||Freemax Twister 30W VW Mod|
|1 x||Freemax Fireluke 22 Tank (Freemax DTL Mesh coil 0.5ohm and 510 DTL drip tip installed)|
|1 x||Freemax MTL Mesh coil 1.5ohm|
|1 x||Extra 510 MTL drip tip|
|1 x||2ml Extra glass tube|
|1 x||Pack extra o-rings|
|1 x||Micro USB cable|
|1 x||Warranty card|
|1 x||Warning card|
|1 x||User manual|
Listed features and specs:
|Size:||78.3 x 22mm|
|Wattage adjustment:||Twist to adjust(2.5w per click)|
|Tank Material:||SS904L steel/Tea Fiber/Cotton/Resin|
Packaging and contents:
The kit comes packed in a blue and white cardboard box with an image of the kit on the front and all of the specs and contents listed on the back. In the kit you get the Freemax Twister 30W VW mod, a Freemax Fireluke 22 tank with a 0.5ohm DTL mesh coil pre-installed, a 1.5ohm MTL Mesh coil, a spare 510 drip tip, a spare glass tube, some extra o-rings, a micro USB cable, a warning card, a warranty card and a user manual. A seemingly well stocked kit with some handy extras thrown in.
The Twister mod if you haven’t guessed it is a pen style mod with a dial on the end that lets you twist to adjust the wattage. The device has a 1400mAh internal battery and can output from 7.5 to 30W adjustable in 2.5W increments(per click). It’s a throwback to the early years and devices like the Ego Twist or the Aspire CF VV. While I’ve definitely been around long enough to remember devices like it they haven’t really been seen in the market for years, kind of making the idea somewhat fresh again.
The device itself is fairly non-descript and looks just like a basic tube mod but with a dial on the end, a micro USB port and a single button to turn it on and off as well as fire it. It’s 22mm in diameter so anything 22mm and under will fit perfectly on it and the thing only stands about 78mm tall so it’s still very pocket friendly. On the top end it’s got a decent looking stainless steel threaded 510 connection with a gold plated spring loaded center pin. Nothing really new or unusual and anyone who’s used a twist to adjust device like this will instantly be familiar.
Using the device is extremely simple, just turn it on with the usual five clicks of the fire button, adjust the wattage to your preference using the bottom dial and away you go. You can charge the device on the go using the micro USB port which charges at a rage of 5V/1.5A and a full charge typically takes 80 minutes. Of course it has all the usual safety features built in like short circuit, overload, over-time, overcharge, open circuit, over-heat, low voltage and over discharge so no matter what this thing should keep you safe.
The tank that comes with the kit feels considerably more modern than the device itself. It’s called the Fireluke 22 and it’s Freemax’ take on a 22mm Fireluke, arguably their most popular tank to date. Unlike the Twister however the Fireluke 22 is loaded with modern features like a lift and push top fill, bottom adjustable airflow with MTL sized holes and plug and play mesh coils made with the same quality as we’ve come to expect from Fireluke coils. The kit even offers two choices of drip tip to match whichever style you prefer best.
The tank with bubble glass attached holds 3.5ml of liquid but with the included straight glass it holds only 2ml. I’ve kept the bubble glass in place myself for a little extra capacity. At the top it’s got a lift and push top fill that’s super easy to use and has generally been mess free. Around the base the airflow is divided with the outer ring having one cyclops style slot and a single small hole while the actual base has a series of three small holes and one short slot. This means you can adjust it from a rather tight MTL hit all the way up to a just slightly restricted DL hit. As a primarily MTL vaper I really like the single hole options and have been mainly running it on the smallest hole only.
With nearly a full chimney swapping coils is a breeze just unscrew the base from the tank, pull the old coil out and pop a new one in you don’t even need to drain the tank. The coils are made with Freemax’ special blend of Tea Fiber cotton and use mesh coils inside. The kit includes a 1.5ohm MTL rated from 8-12W and a 0.5ohm DL coil rated from 15-30W. I tried the 1.5ohm coil first and it worked a treat with some 20mg salts, flavour was well defined and vapour about what I’d expect. With the DL coil flavour was still quite good but the clouds were significantly bigger. It’s a fairly low power coil but for my tastes I still found it quite satisfying. I believe it’s the combination of Tea Fiber cotton and their FM Coiltech 4.0 to thank for their performance.
If you checked out my last Freemax review it was almost the opposite of this, a modern device with a somewhat older feeling tank. In this case the tank feels quite modern but the device feels like it just stepped out of 2014. That’s not to say it doesn’t work well though and I honestly have almost nothing to complain about with this kit. It’s pocket friendly, easy to use and just works so despite feeling a bit old school I have to say the Freemax Twister still has a lot to offer. I think this would be an ideal starter kit for most folks who still aren’t sure if they prefer MTL or DL since it’ll let them explore both options, not only that but it’s incredibly easy to use and manage.