FreeMax Twister 80W Kit
Freemax has become an industry leader in the world of vaping. Since 2014 they have been releasing some of the most innovative products. Freemax has just released the Fireluke 2 and this time they’ve paired it with the Twister 80W, which is the world’s first vape pen with wattage control.
It features a turn dial knob located at the bottom of the mod capable of setting your device between five and eighty watts. It also comes in six different graffiti design options and I’m a huge fan of the White/Black design that I received for this review. The device used in this review was sent to us free of charge, from MyVPro. Let’s get right to it!
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
I was excited to open up the box and check out the contents. Inside you can expect to find:
- 1 x Fireluke 2 Tank
- 1 x Twister 80W Mod
- 1 x 0.2ohm X2 Mesh Coil (Pre-installed)
- 1 x 0.15ohm X1 Mesh Coil
- 1 x 5 mL Bubble Glass
- 1 x Spare Parts
- 1 x USB Charger
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x Warranty Card
FreeMax Twister 80W Mod
- 101.6mm Tall & 24mm Diameter
- Freemax Twister Chip
- Variable Wattage Output
- LED Battery Indicator
- 2300mAh Built In Battery
FireLuke 2 Sub-Ohm Tank
- 24mm Diameter
- 5ml Tank Capacity
- Push To Fill System
- Dual Adjustable Bottom Airflow
- Uses X1/X2 Mesh Coils
In my opinion, Freemax really took a gamble with this kit. The Twister 80W kit is available in six different graffiti styles, which is why I feel when it comes to the design you’re either gonna hate it or love it. There are no solid color options but I wouldn’t discount them from releasing solid color options (including black and silver) in the future. All in all, I’m a huge fan of all six of the graffiti designs and kudos to Freemax for the creativity.
The Twister 80W kit comes fully loaded with the Fireluke 2 sub-ohm tank which features a patent pending air-release hole designed for easier filling and a less messy vaping experience. It also features a turn-style knob at the bottom of the device that can be used for adjusting your wattage up to 80W; I’m really starting to like this device already. Lets see if I feel the same after using it for a while.
DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY
The Twister 80W kit is a fairly light and slim device at just under 150mm tall and 24mm wide. It feels nice to hold and the size makes it easy to shove in my purse or jacket pocket. The white & black design we received for this review is quite nice. It comes with a 2300mAh built-in battery and uses USB charging. The graffiti designs are all very unique but the material used for the design is a little slippery. On the other hand the size and shape make gripping the mod easy and therefore does not create too much of an issue.
The firing button is in the shape of an upside down teardrop and is located near the top of the mod. The placement of the button makes holding and firing the device very comfortable. You can use either your thumb or index finger to fire and it doesn’t feel awkward. As an experienced vaper, I have noticed this to be something that users like to see as you either fire with one or the other. Also, I would strongly recommend turning the device off when putting it in your pocket as the button easily fires — even with the slightest touch.
There is an adjustable wattage control knob that is located at the bottom of the device. To use the knob you twist it clockwise to increase the wattage and counter-clockwise to decrease the wattage. The knob allows you to adjust the wattage in 5 watt increments starting at just five watts, all the way up to eighty watts. It also has a nice clickiness to it when you turn it to adjust the wattage. I found the knob to be very sturdy and well constructed. Adjusting the wattage is simple and easy.
BATTERY & CHARGING
The Freemax Twister 80W comes with a powerful 2300mAh built-in battery. The coils are pretty low resistance at 0.15ohm and 0.20ohm therefore I found the battery life to be pretty average. On a full charge the battery lasted me anywhere between half a day and a full day of usage depending on the wattage I had the mod set to. Thankfully, the battery recharges pretty quickly and can be recharged using a micro usb cable. I would suggest carrying one with you.
One thing I did notice is that the power seems to drop off pretty quickly when using it at higher wattages. For instance when I had the device set to 80W the draw seemed to get considerably weaker after around an hour of usage. To me, it felt like the device wasn’t able to output the 80W constantly unless it was nearly fully charged. In any case I mostly used the device at a higher wattage given the coils the kit came with.
When using the device be mindful of the color around the draw button. As I was using the device the battery life indicator colors seemed fairly accurate and I didnt have the device act up on me at all. When fully charged, the device lights up green. After a few hours of usage, the yellow will set in. Red means the device is low on charge, but it stays red long enough to allow you to get to a charger. I’m a huge fan of the accuracy because there is nothing more frustrating than a device dying on you — especially when you think that you still have some battery life left.
Battery Life Indicator
- Green – 100 – 65%
- Yellow – 65- 30%
- Red – 30 – 0%
To charge the Twister 80W you use a standard usb cable. When plugging in your device to charge you’ll notice a blue light flash about 5 times. This lets you know the device is properly connected. The device glows red while charging and you’ll know when your device is fully charged as the red light will turn off.
- Blue (Flashing) – Connected
- Red – Charging
- No Light – Fully Charged
FIRELUKE 2 TANK
The Fireluke 2 features a graffiti design that matches the design on the mod and the two paired together are absolutely beautiful. At 5ml the tank holds a fair amount of e-juice, limiting the amount of times you have to refill. I really liked that they included a second replacement bubble glass with the kit as well. You never know when you’ll have an accident and break the tank and this saves you from being stuck without a vape.
Using the slide to fill system I found it super easy to fill up, even when on the go. However, I would have liked the slider to be a little more secure and snug when closed; I noticed that the top cap wiggles a bit which is a little concerning. To make filling simple, the tank has a small red dot on the tank showing you where to push the cap open.
With the Fireluke 2, Freemax has introduced their new air-release system for a less messy filling experience. This is a great idea as sometimes an air bubble can form around the fill-port opening and you end up spilling juice everywhere. But with this design, the vent allows air to escape and this results in a smoother fill up. It also makes this tank extremely user friendly.
The Fireluke 2 tank comes with a standard 810 drip tip. The one thing that bothered me though was that the drip tip didn’t match the rest of the device. However, this is a small issue that can easily be fixed by swapping it out for another one.
With the Freemax Twister kit you’ll receive two Fireluke Mesh coils from the Firelike Mesh X family. They’re both made with all natural wicking fibers and are both best used at 40W and higher. The X1 Mesh coil is a single mesh coil rated at 0.15ohms and is best used between 40 and 90 watts. The X2 Mesh coil is a double mesh coil rated at 0.2ohms and is best used at 40-90 watts.
As similar as these two coils may be, you’ll get a more flavorful hit with the double mesh coil as there is more surface area. However, you’ll definitely notice yourself going through more ejuice when using the double mesh (more on this later).
The performance of the Twister 80W is second to none. One of the main reasons is that most kits come with a subpar tank. But one of the major selling points of this kit is the Fireluke 2 that comes included. The flavor from this tank is amazing and I was able to get decently large clouds. Also, the two airflows slots being fully adjustable allow you to experience a tighter or more airy draw depending on what you prefer.
The Fireluke 2 comes with two different coils. The X1 Mesh coil was best vaped between 65 and 80W and I found the flavor to be excellent. I was using Fuggin Vapor’s “The Silence of the Clouds” and there was no silencing these clouds — the vapor production was awesome! Plus, compared to most other tanks on the market, the flavor from this coil was top notch.
The X2 mesh coil from the same family was best used between 70 and 85W and the dual mesh coil brought even better flavor. I had a chance to use 5 Pawns “Gambit” ejuice and I could really taste the apple and caramel flavors coming through. Adjusting the airflow allowed me a tighter draw and more crisp flavor that I ended up sticking with. The only downside is that this coil goes through juice like no tomorrow. The increased surface area of the double mesh, along with the higher wattages, meant that I was refilling more often than I was with the single mesh coil.
I would have liked the fire button to be a little more clicky and not so sensitive — I found that I was firing the device in my pocket way too many times. This is a serious concern as this can cause you to burn out your coil much faster than needed. To avoid this happening, I highly recommend turning the device off when you put it away.
I’m very happy with the wattage control knob. It’s very well built and and super easy to use. I found adjusting the wattage was super easy and simple. With one full twist you can go from 5 to 80 watts quicker than a mod using normal adjustment buttons. I’m a big fan of the new adjustable wattage dial and I’m happy to see them implement it into such a great kit.
After using the device for about a week I have to say I’m very impressed and would absolutely recommend picking this kit up. I like how it feels when I’m holding it, it’s not too heavy and the flavor is phenomenal. I’m very happy with the tank that comes with the Twister and I believe that this, along with the wattage control, are reason enough to pick this kit up.
This would be a great kit for someone looking to upgrade from their first all in one device, but it’s also great even for someone who’s been vaping for years. The simplicity of the device caters to those who aren’t as experienced and who may not know all of the features and functions of some of the more elaborate devices.
At the same time, the ability to adjust your wattage and the high-build-quality and reliability of this kit make it a great choice for more advanced vapers. The Fireluke 2 is a great tank (especially for one that comes with a kit!) and will allow even the most experienced vapers to get a satisfying draw.
Until next time, Stay Versed!
Do not buy this device. I’ve had 2 fail on me. Both times Ive woken up to them not working. I plugged them back up and all I get is a continuous blinking blue light instead of the blue light blinking 5 times and then steady red light to indicate charging. A continuous blue blinking light is not even listed in the manual as one of the light codes. Both devices failed after only a few weeks of use.
Hey Nicholas sorry to hear you’re having trouble. If you’ve tried using another charger and cable then you definitely got faulty devices. I never had any of the issues you described, and I’m still using my Twister kit. You’re also certainly still in warranty so I would contact Freemax or the shop you got them from. It sucks but it happens.
I’m having the same problem. I just bought mine this past April.
Mine did the same thing took it back to the shop I bought it from and it was the coil either bad or just not put in properly mine wan not put in just right I’m guessing it is very sensitive when putting in try a new coil making sure it’s in just right
Mine worked the night before I put it on charge. I woke up the next morning I had a flashing teal light. It won’t do nothing at all other than when I try to put it on charge. I vaped with this device for 8 months then it quit on me
I have the flashing blue light problem too. This happened after several months use.
Everything was fine until the mod refused to fire as the battery was drained. I went to charge it and I got the flashing blue light of doom.
I did however have a problem with the tank. This started immediately. Everytime I dropped the pipe the coil would short out. I bought 5 new coils and the same thing would happen, even when it was in a silicone sleeve.
So yesterday I got my Twister Freemax 80w starter kit and I was very happy with it till it stopped working. Now it flashes a blue light all the time, wont let me hit it, and if the light isnt flashing it is solid blue. I’ve tried everything and it wont work. Pls help me if you can
I just ordered the exact kit you reviewed. However I already have a few packs of Freemax Fireluke mesh coils…the TX ones that are bigger in the middle and use tea leaf fiber and cotton for wicking.
I have used them in both my Fireluke mesh tank with bubble glass and my much preferred Voopoo Uforce T1 tank with a juice capacity of 8ml and the new coils fit well and might be better that those that come with the tank. I have not used them with the same juice to find out if one is better.
I was going to buy another tank but it was only $10 more to buy this kit so I will have something easier to travel as I have 5 mods and many tanks always going but they are all box mods and dont fit in a pocket etc.
So this should work out well for me. Of course if you have a cell phone all but the newest ones use micro USB charging and I have some high output 2 amp charging in car and wall chargers as well as the very important good quality cable. If you get one with a 20 gauge charging cable it can charge faster when combined with a more powerful charger…just check the specs so you know this device can safely be charged at that rate. I vape at lower wattage settings than most. Around 40 for the coils that have a beginning of 40 but I get enough vapor and it is cool vapor.
I doubt I would buy this if it was a fixed wattage. It arrives in a few days and I am anxious to fire it up.
2A usb charging and higher you say. A person, very technical, extensively tested currents flowing to the box and it maxed about 0.8A. I want to try 1A, usb charger with well reviewed cable from Amazon, and STILL feel nervous!!!! Have you tried and how many times and does it get extra hot? 🙂
I’ve been using the twister kit whenever I’m not too busy reviewing other devices and so I’ve charged it countless times up to this point. While I didn’t do any technical testing on the charge rates, it does get a little warm when charging. I use a good old USB cable and charging block that I’ve had for a while and up to this point I haven’t had any issues.
I HATE this device. It was recommended to me by my local vape store and I could not be unhappier. The top constantly slides open, leaking in my bag, pocket, bed, everywhere. That’s 8ml of juice gone and stained everything. The battery is absolutely atrocious. Lasts only a few hours of use on a full charge and takes at LEAST 3 hours to charge WITH the charger supplied. I even bought a better charger and it still hasn’t sped up the charging time. My last vapes, mostly vaporesso has had a charging time of around 20 minutes to full capacity and lasts the entire day. The button always gets stuck and just pours vapour down my throat causing me to cough and splutter. It’s actually the worst. I cant believe you’ve rated it so high, I’d give this a 1.5 stars at most. Literally any vape would and has been better than this pos.
The top seems to slide open on me and the juice spills out. I am brand new to vaping. any ideas on what I am doing or maybe I shouldn’t be doing?
One of the pitfalls of the Fireluke 2 is that the top cap slides open a little too easily. My only suggestion is to be mindful of this when taking it around. No fault of your own. Hope you stick with vaping!
I used one of the wide rubber bands to cover the tank so it wouldn’t slide. Its inconvenient but it will work and it helps protect the glass too.
This is a great device that produces amazing flavour. I am not concerned about the liquid running out fast because I can switch to a different flavour without getting bored.
For me a full charge takes a few hours. How can I speed up the charging time?
Not impressed. After 3 months the battery won’t charge anymore.
That’s awful! Contact FreeMax through their after-sales support email. Hopefully they’ll be able to help.
if I bought it in a shop and I forgot the receipt. Do I have any hope with going to the shop itself or the the company?
I have had mine for almost a year with no issues whatsoever! I love this thing!
Flavor is great! Definitely recommend it! If you are having issues, contact Freemax. You may want to try changing the coil but make sure it is seated
correctly. If it is not, can cause issues. Happy Vaping!
Really dissatisfied with mine 3 months and the battery is not charging properly. Blinks blue then no charge also will show green and then automatically start blinking red when I hit the button.
Like Sandy said above you’ll want to make sure that your coil is seated properly. If it’s not you’ll get the blinking red light. If reseating the coil doesn’t help, try with a different coil. If this all fails, contacting Freemax for a warranty claim is your best course of action. Sorry you’re having trouble but I hope this helps you out!
Hi there my twister keeps cutting out on me while taking a hit then 3 red flashing lights any know what that mean
I’ve had my twister for a little over 6 months and I love it. It’s the first vape I bought to quit smoking and and works as intended. I keep it around the 50w mark and it usually will last the entire day. No issues with the fill cap popping open or other issues described in previous comments. Definitely worth the buy!
Charger has suddenly stopped being able to put in the battery.
Sarah I had the same issue. I plugged it in to charge and now it bleenks 5 times and then either turns red or does nothing. How do I fix this. It was a gift from my mother last yr right before she passed away. I have no idea where she got it or any of the paper work for it. Please help
What color is it flashing 5 times? From the manual:’
White light flash 5 times: turning on/off
red light flashing 5 times/Stop working: low resistance
red light flash 5 times/stop working: short circuit
blue light flash 5 times: connected for charging.
If it’s a red light flashing 5 times, take out the coil from the tank and clean the tank out. Rinse it with some warm water and make sure that where the tank connects to the battery is clean and free of ejuice. When that’s done, dry out the tank and then put the coil back in. Make sure it’s in there tight. Make sure to put the tank back together securely and tightly as well. Try it again and if it doesn’t work, try another coil. Let me know if this works for you.
These things are garbage. They are HORRIBLY built.
I have owned two pairs before and had problems with BOTH of them. The first one the USB port bent so bad to the point of making it un-chargeable. So I was basically left with a dead vape pen with no way of charging it.
The second pair I bought the firing button COMPLETELY broke off for no other reason other than using it as normal. I also dropped it once (from not even that high up) and the driptip cracked really bad since it is made with really cheap plastic. Also, make sure you don’t get one with a design because ALL of the paint will rub off over time and you’ll be left with a plain one anyway.
It’s a shame because I gave these guys a second chance; even after I had issues with the first one I STILL decided to buy another one but had even MORE issues with that one.
Save your money and get something cheaper cause you will probably get just about the same quality-wise. OR, put your money towards something that is actually WORTH the price.
Brought my freemax twister pen and so far hate it because I will charge it up and the battery is not holding. Cannot even get a full day out of it. Wish I hadn’t wasted money on it now.