Wattage Range: 3-80W
E-liquid Capacity: 5 mL
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Contents of the Kit
-A Fireluke 2 Tank with the X2 mesh coil already installed for you
-An extra X1 mesh coil
-A bubble Pyrex tube 5ml
-Some O-rings for replacement purposes
-A USB power cable
-The user manual
-A warranty card
-A warning card
Quality of Build and Overall Design
Quality of Build
Upon holding it in your hand, the Freemax Twister 80W feels solid and robust. First, it’s metal construction is strong and durable. Then, the graffiti paint job looks vibrant and is bound to the device such that it will last for years without chipping or fading off.
Today, there are 6 different colours to choose from. And the design’s complexity varies from one to the other.
Yet the “Space Black” Twister is the simplest one of them all. Those who like to stay stealthy can pick this design.
The “Black” Twister has a lighter tinge. In addition to that, it has an eye-catching “Dia de Los Muertos” skull etched upon it. The other colours are vivid and bright to behold.
In future releases, I hope that Freemax will release products in solid colours. This is because the pieces in the kit currently only pair with each other.
The mod’s length is approximately 10cm. And it has a diameter of around 24mm. It feels properly-sized despite housing a 2300mAh battery and an electronic chip. Its power button is big and renders audible, tangible clicks when you press it.
The charging port is also placed right behind the power button. This is an important design feature to note. That’s because the charging port on the white Twister camouflages right into the design. On the bottom surface, the mod is quite solid.
In addition, it provides you with a fulfilling click every time 5 watts are depleted.
Quality of Design
The graphic design of the mod is maintained on the tank as well. This makes a lot of sense because a solid tank on a funky mod would be out of place.
The drip tip has some O-rings. Besides, it is versatile thanks to compatibility with Goon-style 810s. There is an updated slide-filling mechanism on the tank. The drip tip slides upon an extra hole during the filling process. This releases the air pressure. It also prevents flooding or leakage.
The Twister’s tank also comes with some bubble glass. This increases its capacity to 5ml. I am absolutely satisfied with the extra capacity.
However, I generally stay away from bubble glasses when incorporated in tube-style kits. I have already dropped mine on the desk several times. This increases the risk of breaking the device. Thankfully, Freemax provides a spare bubble glass.
The Freemax Twister 80W feels quite responsive upon operation. And it fires up very quickly. Its wattage is accurate, and it works just as it should. In doing so, it is just as effective as any other modern mod. Concerning performance, the only characteristic which I feel requires explanation is its battery.
The Freemax Twister has a 2300mAh battery. It lasts for 2 tanks when the mod uses the 0.2 coil. When you attach the 0.15 coil, it lasts for around one and a half tanks. This consumption rate is delivered when the power is set at 70 watts.
According to Freemax, the mod provides 150 puffs on a full charge. This is a good estimation when you use the mod with the coils that are included in the package at the suggested ranges of wattage.
When the mod has a power level of between 65% and 100%, its light is green in colour. During a power level of between 30% and 65%, the light glows yellow. At 30% power level, the light turns red.
If you are using a Fireluke 2 tank, a charger should be sought at this point. That’s because the mod will not keep going for much longer with its power level at 30% while running on 70 watts.
As the battery approaches complete depletion, you can expect it to produce some underwhelming puffs. Despite this, it is quite consistent throughout the power levels.
Charging the mod is problematic. After timing its charging period, I found that the mod takes a whole 3 hours to fully charge up! Actually, I repeated the process two times just to make sure. I have no idea why Freemax did not incorporate quick-charging to the mod’s chipset. I think that was a disastrous omission.
In the Freemax Twister kit, the mod’s battery is its weakest point. I wish that it could last for longer. I definitely wish that it could charge quicker. At least it facilitates pass-thru charging. This allows you to vape as you charge the mod.
The Freemax Twister 80W comes with a Fireluke 2 tank. It is fully compatible with the original coils. They include:
-X1 0.15 Ohm coil with a single mesh that is rated for between 40 and 90 watts. It is included.
-X2 0.2 Ohm coil with a dual mesh which is rated from 40 to 80 watts. It is included.
-X3 0.15 Ohm coil with a triple mesh that is rated for between 50 and 90 watts. It is not included.
-NX1 0.15 Ohm coil containing a single mesh which is rated from 400 to 550 F in TC. It is not included.
Analysis of These 4 Kinds of Coils
The coils which are updated combine a wood pulp formula that is made up of 90% flax cotton and 10% cotton. This formula is well known for helping with the mod’s coil longevity and flavour delivery. And the coils are supremely flavorful. I only experienced a little leak here and there with no other outstanding inconveniences.
On the dual mesh coil, the airflow is more restricted than usual. And I found that when you have the airflow two-thirds open and the power level at 70 watts, the mod delivers optimum performance. To get the best vaping experience with the single mesh coil, power it to 75 watts and open up the airflow halfway.
For me, the dual-mesh is much better. Because it provides you with a better flavour and provides a smooth vape throughout. However, if you enjoy airy draws, the single-mesh coil is ideal.
Despite consuming more power than the previous two, I would have loved to get the X3 coil included. Notably, it may not be the best pairing for the Twister because it consumes quite a lot of power.
Personally, I’d like the company to create a coil which ranges from 0.3 to 0.5 Ohms that delivers great vapes at 40 watts. This would make much more sense in this type of kit.
All coils are still going strong after about 10 refills each. I am using fairly clear juice. If you use more potent juice, your mileage may end up being quite different from mine. If you prime these coils properly before using them, they will definitely provide above average coil life.
- The mod has variable wattage
- It has a solid, robust build
- The dial stays in place and is easy to use
- The mod is very lightweight
- This mod provides good performance
- The paint job is of high quality
- The tank is equipped with good quality coils
- When using the X2 coil, the flavour is very good and airflow is smooth
- The mod produces a good amount of vapor
- The top-fill mechanism is easy to perform
- It does not provide a battery life which is good enough for vaping at 70 watts
- None of the coils provided is ideal for vaping at 50 watts or lower
- The mod takes more than 3 hours to charge fully
- If the kit drops, the bubble glass may get broken
- There are no solid colour options
You can expect excellent performance from the Freemax Twister 80W. However, there are some flaws. I love its design and overall form factor. And I also adore the fact that this tube mod comes with a wattage that is variable. I enjoyed using the dial to adjust its wattage.
In addition to that, the Fireluke 2 is one of the greatest sub ohm tanks that you can get today. Its coils are fantastic for vapor production and flavour delivery.
Unfortunately, the Freemax Twister tube mod has a lacklustre battery. It does not cater to quick charging. While the colourful graffiti design on this tube mod is fantastic, some may not like it because colours are a personal preference.
Should you buy this tube mod? For me, I say yes if only you intend to use it as a backup vape. It is also only ideal for use at home or near a power outlet.
Alternatively, you can customize it like me. I am using a black Freemax Twister with an MTL tank coupled with a Fireluke 2 upon the dual-coil 18650 mod. With this combination, I am getting the best out of both units.
What are your thoughts on the Freemax Twister? Kindly let me know in the comments.