Vapevent Brooklyn 2018 – Interview with Derrick from AmbitionZ VapeR and Billy from Heathen Vapes
DeucesJack caught up with Derrick from AmbitionZ VapeR and Billy from Heathen Vapes while we were at Vapevent 2018 in Brooklyn. In this video, they talk about their latest products.
DeucesJack: What’s up everybody? DeucesJack at VapingInsider.com. We’re in my hometown and look who I found in my house. I got Derrick here from Boston and I got Billy here, Heathen Vapes, from Philly so we gotta like Boston-Philly-New York thing kinda going on here right now. Guys, say hello to the peeps of VapingInsider.
Derrick: what’s up vaping insider, how are you doing?
Billy: Go Eagles!
Derrick: Go Patriots! Forgot it here Billy. Go patriots!
DeucesJack: The only thing good about the Eagles win in the Superbowls is the fact that they beat the Patriots because I am a jets fan and I hate the Patriots. But anyway, enough of football talk. Derrick, you got something new that just came out, right? You got the Aequitas RDA that came out. You want to grab it and show it to us?
Derrick:Yeah, we got the stainless steel, the black, the matte gold and the matte rainbow. It has a flippable cap so you can take off the top cap and flip it. Put it on bottom airflow, put the top on and you’re good to go. You got top and bottom airflow.
Billy: You got top, diagonal.
Derrick: Diagonal. You got top diagonal coming from the top and diagonal coming up from them bottom. We just implemented a new nudge system on it because it would spin off the mod. So now it doesn’t. It stops in each way and if you needed to get it off, you can spin it off.
Derrick: Yeah, it’s 9 millimeters by 2 millimeters on the airflow slot, very similar to the Dead Rabbit by my boy Billy. It’s a great RDA.
DeucesJack: You guys are friends, right?
Billy:Of course, yeah yeah.
DeucesJack: You guys talk a lot, right?
Billy: Of course.
DeucesJack: That’s cool. So did you get a lot of input on this? Did you get a lot of input on the Dead Rabbit like did you [Inaudible 01:49]
Billy: When I did the Dead Rabbit, he wasn’t involved at all. He wasn’t with Hellvape at that time. This came much later. In the process of designing that, he got input. I mean, it’s his design.
DeucesJack: What I’m saying as friends, did you bounced [Inaudible 02:07]
Billy: Yeah absolutely.
DeucesJack: What do you think it is?
Billy: Like I vape and tested it. ‘Maybe you want to improve that.’
Derrick: That’s right.
DeucesJack: That’s awesome. That’s awesome that you both each have each other as a resource when you’re doing something like that.
Billy: Of course.
DeucesJack: Now you just came out with the SQ a little while ago, right? The SQ just came out?
Billy: Yeah, we have the Dead Rabbit. That’s the original. 24. So I made it single coil. Pretty much the same thing. It has the Rabbit style deck, Rabbit ear deck. Same type of air flow but it’s a little more restricted. It’s a single coil. It’s made for squonking. That’s where the SQ comes in.
DeucesJack: Guys, let me tell you something. I just got a hold of one of them about a month ago. I’m about to drop my review in a couple of days. That’s a really confident squonker. A really good squonker with nice flavor to it. You did something else with the Dead rabbit too, right?
Billy:[Inaudible 3:00] the original was copper and brass, right? Now the brass was called the butcher and the copper was called the Priest. And they have 2 separate style air flows. The Priest has a bunch of little airflow holes at the top, the Butcher has a wide open airflow at the top. But they were exclusive to that color. But now, you can get the Priest in all 4 colors and you can get the Butcher in all 4 colors. Because now we have black as well as stainless.So that’s what we are pretty much launching today. The new challenge gas.
DeucesJack: You name the Dead rabbit after the Gangs of New York movie, right?
DeucesJack: And you name the Aequitas after the Boondocks Saints movie, right?
DeucesJack: You guys are like 2 movie buffs?
Billy: We are. The things with me with the Dead rabbit, not even just about the movie. Dead Rabbit was an actual historical gang in New York city. The 5 points out where the Trade Center is, right? I’m a historian. I love history. I’ve read books on it. The movie is a plus. I love the movie.
DeucesJack: And you’re Irish too..
Billy: My grandparents are from Ireland, so yeah. I decided on that just with that as an inspiration. The old Irish Immigrant Gang from the 1800’s in New York and then the movie, say just snowballed that.
DeucesJack: Awesome backstory. What’s your backstory on the Boondocks Saint? You just like to come out with a Boston movie?
Derrick: Well, I’m from Boston, I’m a nick as well. And the Boondocks Saints, Norman Reedus is one of my favorite actors and it’s a really good movie. It kind of symbolizes what I stand for, where I come from. So I wanted to implement that into the background of the RDA to people to get a little bit more familiar with what it’s about. You got to see the movie. If you see the movie, you’ll gonna love it. Morocco and the whole, it’s a good one. There’s not history behind is as much as the Dead Rabbit. But that’s the theme that goes with it.
DeucesJack: I’m a New Yorker and like I said, I like the mob movies like the Pacino, Deniro, Godfather type movies, I never even heard about the Boondocks Saints. I’ll be honest with you. I never heard of it. When I watched your review of your RDA and you explain that you named it after the movie, I’m like, you know what, I saw that in HBO and I’m like, ‘Let me click that and see what it is..” and it was actually a good movie, man. I enjoyed that.
Derrick: It’s so funny, right?
DeucesJack: It’s so funny.
Billy: There’a part 2, too.
Derrick: And they might even come up with a part 3.
DeucesJack: Really? Is Norman Reedus in the part 2?
DeucesJack: Really? So you’re a Walking Dead fan?
Derrick: Yes, of course. And it’s got top and bottom air flows. Veritas Aequitas is truth and justice in Latin. I wanted something- and if you watched the movie, they crisscross the guns. So there’s two guns two guys, tow air flows, that’s kinda just went into the hole.
Billy: And the thing with his RDA as well, if you look at the logo, it’s like an old Celtic nut. So when you flip the barrel, it’s the same. It has the same symmetrical. It doesn’t make a difference.
DeucesJack: I never even noticed that before.
Derrick: It’s got a nice Rosemary.
Billy: It’s got a rosary at the top which he call a Rosemary.
Derrick: You lose your thoughts sometimes in the review so I said, Rosemary.
Billy: He butchers everywhere, though.
Derrick: I butcher, yeah. I butcher everything.
DeucesJack: In this community, you get jumped on real quick for the slightest little mistake. I know that better than anyone. Well guys, I really enjoyed the time you spent with me. Billy, I want to thank you man. It was fantastic. I really enjoy it. Derrick, thank you very much for going over everything with us. Guys, you just saw it. This was the Philly-Boston-New York connection. I got Derrick from Ambition Vapers, I got Billy from Heathen vapes, check them out on YouTube. They are two great reviewers. Make sure you check out our new forum, vapinginsider.com/forum. Make sure you check me out my new YouTube on my new Vaping Insider Channel. We were at the Vapevent in Brooklyn New York. We’re out of here. Deuces!