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FreeMax Twister 80W Review

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If you’re thinking about giving the awesome Fireluke 2 sub-ohm tank a try, but don’t really want to deal with the hassle of setting up an advanced vape mod, the FreeMax Twister 80W is the device for you. Combining the excellent Fireluke 2 with a simple-to-use 80W stick mod that also features adjustable wattage, the new Twister kit is definitely an interesting take on the classic stick mod. Let’s check it out:

A Look at the Contents

The new FreeMax Twister kit comes in a blue cardboard box featuring a picture of the colorful vape stick on the front, and a list of kit contents as well as manufacturer information on the back.

Inside the packaging we have the 80W Twister mod, the FreeMax Fireluke 2 with a coil-head already pre-installed, a spare coil-head, a bag of spare o-rings, a micro-USB cable for charging, user manual, and some other reading material like warning card and warranty card. The one gripe I have with this kit is that it lacks a spare glass tube for the Fireluke 2, which in my opinion is a big deal. Accidentally dropping the vape pen can spell disaster without a replacement, and trust me, I speak out of experience.

Design and Build Quality

The Twister 80W is not your average vape stick, and it definitely looks the part. At least the six graffiti style versions in the original release do, as FreeMax has since released six solid colors as well as a rainbow version, at the request of users and some popular reviewers. I personally like the graffiti versions a lot better, it just makes them stand out from all the other vape sticks on the market, and the designs actually look pretty cool.

The FreeMax Twister 80W measures 101mm in length and 25mm in diameter, so if you plan on pairing the tube with a different tank, make sure it’s not larger than 25mm in diameter. Both the tube mod and the tank feature a glossy paint finish that is apparently done through a process called water printing. I’m not sure how the paint holds up in the long run, but after a week of daily use I have yet to notice any chipping.

At the top of the tubular battery, we have a classic 510 connection, with a gold-plated, spring-loaded pin. Thanks to a slightly raise rim around the outer edge of the tube, the Fireluke 2 tank screws on all the way, with no visible gap, but at the same time the paint and branding around the connection is protected.

Like with most other stick mods these days, the fire button and micro-USB charging port are located opposite each other. The plastic fire button is clicky and has an LED edge that lights up different colors to indicate battery life whenever the button is pressed.

Apart from the fresh looking graffiti paint finish, what really separates the FreeMax Twister from most of the other stick mods on the market is the adjustable wattage ring at the bottom. There is a little cutout in the knurled ring through which you can see the wattage markings, and you can turn the wheel clockwise to increase the wattage in 5W increments, from 5W to 80W. It’s a really nice system, the likes I haven’t seen on a stick mod in a long time.

The Fireluke 2 is, in my opinion, the star of this kit, as it remains one of the best mesh sub-ohm tanks I’ve ever had the pleasure of reviewing. It looks a bit different this time around, with the graffiti finish, a standard glass tube (as opposed to a bubble glass) and two different types of coil-heads, but the build-quality and the performance have remained the same, as has the top-filling, with the red dot indicating where your should apply pressure on the top cap in order to access the fill port.

All in all, the FreeMax Twister 80W feels like a very solid, high-quality device, the likes we’ve come to expect from a company like FreeMax. Now let’s see how it works.

Battery Life and Performance

While impressive to look at, the Twister mod is less so when it comes to battery life. While stick mods like the Vaporesso Sky Solo Plus or SMOK Stick Prince feature 3,000mAh batteries, the Twister has a battery capacity of only 2,300mAh. That translates into quite a dramatic difference in battery life, and if you plan on using the Twister at the max output of 80W, you should expect to charge it multiple times a day.

On the FreeMax website it’s stated that the Twister mod is powered by a real 20600 battery, which I personally feel is not quite large enough for this type of device. So, yeah, in terms of battery power, I think there are better options out there, but the Twister does make up for it in other ways, like the ability to adjust the wattage and the quality of the vape.

The Twister 80W features 1A charging, as well as passthrough functionality which allows you to use the device while it is charging.

Adjusting the wattage on the Twister 80W is very easy to do. Even if you can’t see the tiny numbers through the cutout on the knurled wheel, it makes this clicking noise every 5W increment, so you can just count those and still adjust the wattage properly. That said the marking are on the small side, but unless you have some serious eye problems, you should be able to see them.

The FreeMax Twister kit comes with two different coil-heads – a double mesh coil rated at 0.2Ω and a single mesh coil with a resistance of 0.15Ω. The first has a recommended wattage range of 40W – 80W, while the single mesh coil works best between 40W – 90W, which is 10W more that the max output of the Twister mod.

Both coil-heads feature the same high-quality wicking – 90% tea fiber cotton & 10% organic cotton – that allegedly enhances flavor, and in my opinion offer a very similar vaping experience: plumes of thick vapor and amazing flavor. If I had to pick, I would probably go for the double mesh coil just because I spent more time with it while testing the device, but the single-mesh one is not too shabby either.

If neither of the two coil-heads included in this kit float your boat, you’ll be happy to know that the Fireluke 2 tank is compatible with about a dozen other coil-heads. You can check them all out on the FreeMax website. They are all beefy and thirsty coil-heads designed for direct-lung vaping, so if you’re looking for a mouth-to-lung vape, you’re barking up the wrong tree.

Conclusion

The FreeMax Twister 80W is a simple and affordable way to enjoy the excellent performance of the Fireluke 2 sub-ohm tank. The adjustable wattage allows you to customize your vape, and is a feature you won’t find on many other stick mods, but the 2,300mAh battery capacity is a big letdown in my opinion. So for me, the Twister is a mixed bag that could have been a major hit. It’s still a nice device, just one that could have turned out much better.

The Twister 80W was sent to me by NewVaping, for the purpose of this review.

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