Many people don’t realise that vaping isn’t just for those looking to quit smoking. In fact, there’s a much more fun side to it, with many international competitions built around the art of performing vaping tricks.
However, many newbies are intimidated by these impressive stunts and often don’t know where to start when looking to try their hand at vaping tricks.
Luckily, with a little practice and a bit of patience, there are plenty of feats you can achieve too.
Here, we’ve found five beginner vaping tricks, with some more difficult ones for those who master the tricks easily!
Just so you’re aware, these tricks are best achieved when using a high VG e-liquid in order to produce thicker clouds.
This trick is also known as the Irish Waterfall and is one of the simpler tricks to achieve, although it can require a bit of practice! It’s been around for a while now in tobacco and cannabis culture but has become a favourite of vapers because the thicker clouds have more of a visual effect.
The trick is based around exhaling vapour whilst inhaling through your nose, which creates a reverse waterfall effect where the vapour appears to be streaming up your nose.
To achieve this, you need to take a drag of your mod and hold the vapour in your cheeks while the vapour settles. Then, pushing your lower jaw forward, open your mouth to let the vapour come out naturally, while simultaneously inhaling through your nose.
For a tutorial, check out this video.
Medium add-on: The ghost inhale is still relatively easy, but requires the ability to exhale vapour in a way that it holds its shape in a ball. You need to follow the same steps as the French Inhale, but when exhaling, shape the vapour into a ball before rapidly sucking it back in. Check out this video for an example.
Difficult add-on: The Bane Inhale gets its name from the infamous Gotham villain and is a great party trick. Following the same steps as the earlier options, push your lower jaw forward and place your bottom teeth on your upper lip. Then, allow the vapour to flow through the crevices between your teeth and lip and inhale through your nose simultaneously. Watch this video to see how it’s done!
This is another well-known trick and has been around in the tobacco culture for years, with even Gandalf the Grey trying his hand at this stunt.
To do this, you need to take a drag from your mod and inhale it into your throat, while keeping your tongue flat at the bottom of your mouth and towards the back of your throat. Then, open your mouth and form your lips into an ‘O’ shape, sticking your lips out slightly. The key is not to exhale, but to create a small force using your throat, similar to a small cough, which should push a small amount of the vapour out of your mouth to create a ring.
Check out this video for a tutorial.
Medium add-on: Once you’ve mastered this, you can produce multiple rings at the same time. Place one finger over your mouth to split it into two sections to produce double rings, or two fingers over your mouth to produce triple ones, and follow the same method.
This is probably one of the more popular tricks and is nicknamed the VapeNado, with many vapers trying their hand at this stunt. However, it will need a bit more practice than some of the others!
To do this, you need to exhale a large amount of vapour onto a flat surface and try to make the cloud as thick and still as possible. Once the vapour has settled onto the surface until it’s motionless, chop your hand at the surface, before flicking your wrist up and lifting your arm in one motion. This should create a cool tornado!
For a demonstration, check out this video.
This is another impressive trick that’s easy for beginners to have a go at and gives you the appearance of the mythical, fire-breathing creature.
Begin by taking a deep inhale of your mod. Once your mouth is full of vapour, exhale out your nose while simultaneously blowing vapour out of your corners of your mouth. To open up the corners of your mouth, press the middle of your lips together while trying to smile.
To see how it’s done, have a look at this video.
This is the easiest trick in the book and doesn’t require any skill at all, despite looking very impressive!
All you need to do is get an empty water bottle with some ice frozen at the bottom and slowly blow your vapour into it. Once the bottle is full, pour it out and it creates a waterfall. That’s it!
This video gives you a demonstration.
This one is another really easy trick to master and is bound to wow your mates by producing a bubble filled with vapour.
To do this, you need to cut the bottom off a plastic bottle and mix a solution of soap and water in a bowl. Then, dip the end of your bottle into the mixture and slowly exhale vapour through the neck of the bottle, which will create the vapour bubbles.
Once you’re satisfied with the size of the bubble, just touch the edge to release a cloud of vapour!
See how it’s done here.
So, there you have it: five simple vape tricks for you to try at home!