Vaping Diaries #340: Sub Ohm Innovations Competition RDA Interview

Sub Ohm Innovations had a pair of excellent vaping products on display at ECC 2015. Company owner Cale Crase was kind enough to tell me about them on camera. First up is a black version of the company’s fantastic Subzero Competition Mod. When I first saw the Subzero at Vape Summit III, I was extremely impressed and had to pick one up on the spot. The black version packs all of the great features and top-notch performance of the original, and adds a slick and durable black finish over the copper body. The Subzero is my favorite tube mod of 2015 (so far) and I’m tempted to pick up the black model…because, you know, it looks cool.

On the atomizer side, Cale showed me the Subzero Competition RDA. Like the mod, the Competition RDA packs a ton of great features and is available at a great price ($65). It has a deep juice well and dual-post design for easy building. The really cool, unique, and convenient feature of the Subzero Competition RDA is that the deck can slide up from the bottom, offering a nifty building stand. The feature is one of those clever ideas that makes you wonder, “Man that’s smart. Why haven’t I seen this before?!?”

Sub Ohm Innovations was a VapeSafe USA partner at ECC 2015. The organization is a collective of companies and individuals that want to educate the public on vaping safety. In addition to showing off his two awesome products in the interview, Cale spent some time talking about VapeSafe USA’s mission. From what I’ve learned, the group is doing important and much-needed work that will benefit the vaping business and consumers alike.

Check out my ECC 2015 chat with Sub Ohm Innovations Cale to learn more about the black Subzero Competition Mod, the Subzero Competition RDA, and VapeSafe USA.

Vaping Diaries #308: Sub Ohm Innovations Subzero Mod Interview (Vape Summit)

One of the most powerful mods on display at Vape Summit III, the Sub Ohm Innovations Subzero is a competition-level mod that offers a combination of power, unique features, and beautifully understated looks. Company owner Cale Crase spent some time going over the mod’s features with me at the show and I walked away thoroughly impressed. After spending nearly two weeks with the Sub Ohm Innovations Subzero, I’ve found it to be one of the hardest hitting mods I’ve used. It’s seriously impressive and I love its aesthetics.

There are several things that makes the Sub Ohm Innovations Subzero such a powerhouse. To start with, the body is made from C145 copper, which is highly conductive. The stock copper contacts are beefy, again allowing for maximum conductivity. Silver-plated contacts, as seen on the Limited Edition model at the show, will be available in the future. The most novel aspect of the mod is its eight-point clutch-contact system, which allows for efficient and consistent contact, even on off-center presses. While all of these features add up to extreme power, safety was also considered; the Sub Ohm Innovations Subzero uses a simple 90-degree locking mechanism. Many “competition level” mods lack a locking mechanism, but Cale felt that safety was important.

With its power and unique features, you’d think that the Sub Ohm Innovations Subzero would come at a premium price. That’s not the case at all. The mod has a very affordable MSRP of $135.

While I’m not a cloud chaser by any means, I’ve used quite a few competition-level mods. Along with the venerable Rig, the Sub Ohm Innovations Subzero is the most powerful mod I’ve ever used. I was hanging out at Vape Star the other day and builder Andearu was surprised when the Sub ohm Innovations Subzero clowned his AmeraVape Manhattan (one of the most popular competition-level mods of 2014). Whether you’re looking for pure power, want a mod with novel engineering, or want a mod that’s elegantly understated, you should definitely check out the Sub Ohm Innovations Subzero.