*** UPDATES ***
5/15/17: PREORDERS are now available! Get it while supplies last. :) Purchase it here.
5/11/17: There is news going around saying that Viva La Cloud is releasing a new version of the El Thunder but the update is simply a revised switch, which will be available to purchase separately. The version that D5 will offer will already include this update so you don't have to worry about getting the latest and greatest. ;)
📷: @elthundermod, @vaporbar.ru
Viva La Cloud: El Thunder Mechanical Mod
We brought a little something back from our trip to Russia that might be interesting to the guys on our side of the pond. We made some friends over in Russia from Viva La Cloud and they decided to let us try their El Thunder mod. We were a little skeptical at first... a mechanical mod built in Russia??...but damn does this thing hit like a thunder bolt. Our first impressions holding it in our hands are that it fits great in the hands, it's roughly 26MM all but around 23MM where the notch is; it definitely feels ergonomic in the hands. It has a hybrid 510 connection and is beveled at the edge so any RDA still looks great on top of it. The threading is super smooth and well machined.
But let's talk about the highlight of the mod, which is the switch. It has a unique pronged contact and a huge contact at the button allows it to have a smaller form factor as well as great feedback whenever you press the button. Because of the multiple points of contact from the pronged contact, it definitely hits with minimal voltage drop.
It has little in the way of cons, but if there is one it would be the lack of adjustability in the switch. This isn't really a con though because the switch feels great regardless. The other con would be the lack of availability in the US, but we hope to address that soon for you guys 😉.
Overall, the comrades over in Russia from Viva La Cloud did an incredible job with the El Thunder mod and we hope that we can get a few more stateside to share with you all.
+ Hits like a thunder bolt
+ Cerakote Coat Improves Durabiltity for Select Colors
+ Excellently machined
+ Venting is on the bottom of the mod.
+ Great switch, super smooth
+ Notch makes it sit perfectly in your hand.
+ Easy to use for Intermediate to Expert Vapists.
- No adjustment in the switch
- Availability is limited
Material - Brass, Cerakote, Aluminum (Red, Purple)
Diameter - 26 mm
Height - 84 mm
Hybrid 510 Connection
Landing Pad Fits Atomizers 24 mm in Diameter
Single 18650 Li-ion Battery (Not Included)
Cop it or Drop it?
If you can get your hands on one, definitely pick it up. It's a great feeling mod in the hand and with its great switch and thunderous hit. It's one of the rare instances where we don't really have any cons. Great job Viva La Cloud.