What is Sub-Ohm Vaping?
If you’ve been reading our other articles, you may be asking yourself, what is sub-ohm vaping? Whether you’re new to sub-ohm or you’re looking to know a little more, we are here to help you find out.
Why is sub-Ohm so popular?
Sub-ohm is constantly growing in popularity within the vaping community, primarily through the social aspect and online social accounts. Sub-ohm promotes the definitive art of ‘cloud chasing’ for most vapers in the community. Cloud chasing sees many vapers creating huge clouds of smoke in various shapes and sizes. It can be quite a skill to perform this and also requires a high production of smoke. Not all devices can create such big clouds. That is why the creation of sub-Ohm came about. The right device produces the right power output for cloud chasers, which then gives us the reason for sub-ohm vaping.
How does sub-Ohm work?
A sub-ohm device features an atomizer used in your coil resistance. The thicker the wire it contains, the lower its resistance. To make a sub-ohm, tanks are paired with mods that have at least 30w so that a greater wattage can be obtained by the user. Sometimes vapers decide to customise their devices themselves to add the sub-ohm factor, however, we do not advise this for safety reasons. When using sub-ohm, it is always recommended that you have at least a basic knowledge of vaping so that you can feel safe using your device. Power can be a very good but also dangerous factor in terms of knowing how much your device can handle. Sub-Ohm uses coil atomizers with a resistance of less than one Ohm, making the power output much higher. This then creates the vape clouds that all vapers and cloud chasers know and love.
What is the difference between regular vaping and sub-Ohm?
Sub-Ohm vaping incorporates the lung/direct inhalation method, as opposed to the mouth to lung method which is implemented in the classic style of vaping. It is much easier to produce bigger clouds with sub-Ohm and a much smoother throat hit. Overall, it is the higher power output that creates the difference between regular and sub-Ohm vaping. Aside from that, you also have a more varied choice in e-Liquids. Sub-Ohm requires e-Liquids with a higher VG rating, which makes the consistency of an e-Liquid much thicker and therefore produces bigger clouds when burnt in your device. Higher output + thicker liquid = bigger clouds!
What are the risks?
Sub-ohm has no other health risks than ordinary vaping, however, it is essential that vapers are made aware of the increased power output. As we’ve already discussed, power can be destructive. When generating more heat with your device, which ultimately creates bigger clouds and better flavour (all the good things!), there is also the risk of over-heating (the bad thing!). When the resistance on your coil is very low, your batteries have to work harder. This then can make them overheat. Make sure you are aware of possible blow-outs and take extra care when vaping.
Fancy trying sub-Ohm?
If you fancy giving sub-ohm a try, you should! It may become your new favourite hobby. It can also help you to find whole new avenues within vaping, especially if you want to broaden your choice of e-liquids. We offer a huge range of e-liquids on our site that are all either suitable or specifically designed for sub-ohm users. Alternatively, you may be looking for a sub-Ohm device. Lucky for you, we stock some great models! Check out our range here.
If you want an easy way to try sub-Ohm vaping, you can purchase our vaping kits so that you can get started right away! Why not try our best-seller, the SMOK Vape Pen 22, for some awesome vape clouds! View our full range of vape kits here.
Finally, If you’re still asking yourself, what is sub-Ohm vaping? Feel free to get in touch. Drop us a line on our contact page and we will get back to you as soon as we can with more information and advice! If you’re looking for a specific sub-Ohm mod, feel free to inquire and we can look into locating it for you at the best price possible.
For now, happy vaping!
The Deliquids Team