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Last Updated on October 3, 2017 by Team Spinfuel
Oh, are we excited for this one. Asvape produced one of our favorite mods of the year in the stunning Asvape Michael, complete with standout graphic design and build quality. The more compact, 75W Asvape Strider, on the other hand, may not be a visual counterpart, but the specs certainly speak to something equally enticing.
About the Asvape Strider 75W TC Box Mod
The Strider is a single-battery mod, which is designed for optimal use with one 26650 battery, but also features an 18650-adapter sleeve, to ensure everyone can come to the party. Its centerpiece feature is the American-made VO Chip – a board that proved outstanding on the Michael, and which is mentioned in the same air as the vaunted DNA chipset.
On the Michael, this chipset offered some of the smoothest, pulse-free vaping, even at the upper echelons of its wattage capabilities. Considering how easily the Michael performed above 200 watts, we have high expectations for the more streamlined Strider’s performance at 75 – especially with the long-lasting power of a 26650 battery behind it.
The VO is firmware upgradeable, and brings a number of interesting features to the table. In addition to the standard wattage and temperature control modes, the Strider will also feature direct-output Bypass mode, and the new Variable Power Control (VPC) mode, which allows users to accurately set the coil heating curve upon firing.
At 91mm tall and 50mm wide, the Asvape Strider isn’t small by a long shot, but the ergonomic format and proven pedigree leave us confident this will be an extremely pocket-friendly powerhouse with all-day longevity and performance to match.
The build quality seems to be above par, as well. The sturdy, stainless steel 510 connection is press-fit, but feels extremely sturdy, similar to the Michael. The octagonal fire key is unique, but has a nice clicky throw, and is recessed enough to not pose a problem in jeans pockets or crowded purses.
Our only concern upon first glance is the antiquated screw-in battery slot, as opposed to a more convenient hinged battery door. Perhaps it’s just a matter of preference, but in a crowded marketplace, convenience needs to be a consideration, and these setups always seem to require three hands – a luxury we can’t always afford when out and about.
Available in matte black or silver, the Strider is a distinguished, but mature looking device, with a durable and hefty zinc alloy frame, wrapped in real carbon fiber; in other words, this is no throwaway mod to toss in a car’s cup holder. Instead, it appears to keep alive the legacy of Asvape’s high-end design aesthetic, along with its growing reputation as a premier mod developer.
We’ll be taking the Asvape Strider for a lengthy test run in the next few days. In the meantime, be sure to keep an eye out for this exciting new device, from a company rapidly gaining recognition for high-end vaping products.
Asvape Strider 75W TC Mod Package Contents:
- 1 x Strider mod
- 1 x 18650 battery adapter
- 1 x micro USB Cable
- 1 x microfiber cleaning cloth
- 1 x User manual
Asvape Strider Specs:
- Model Name : Strider 75w
- Main material : Aluminum Alloy + Carbon Fiber
- Type : Power, VPC, Bypass and TC
- Supports: Ti, Ni200, SS316 Coils
- Atomizer Connection: Stainless Steel threaded spring loaded 510
- Atomizer Connector Diameter Max : 32.4mm
- Display : Sapphire glass of viewing screen
- Charging : External & Micro USB
- Output Wattage: 5W – 75W
- Output Voltage: 0.3-9.5V（3.7V Li Battery)
- Temperature control range: 212~572’F;
- Resistance Range (VW): 0.08~3.0 ohm;
- Resistance Range (TC): 0.03~3.0 Ohm;
- Resistance Range (Bypass): 0.2~3.0 Ohm;
- Battery Size: 18650 or 26650
- Battery Cover Type: Threaded
- Chip Set : American VO75
- Size : 91x50x34mm
- Product weight: 181g (6.38oz)