Builder: Under the Rader @alenarjad
Where are you from?
Orange County, CA
How old are you?
What's your daily grind?
I currently work in the retail storefront for ejuices.com.
What has you drawn to building so much, what's your favorite part about it?
Their are many different aspects of building that I really enjoy to be honest. I love the easy going demeanor of the build community in general, also I love the fact that their are practically endless possibilities in terms of styles, variations, and etc so their is always something new to try. However, I would have to say that my favorite part of building is the head space it puts me in. Something about the concentration and the process is very cathartic and therapeutic which is really good for a guy like me.
What would you say your favorite build & favorite wire type to build with is?
That's a tough one. I think it's a toss up between staggered variations (either multicore staggered, or a staggered staple) however I'm always drawn back to the alien. Both styles have great performance in my experience however I feel the alien is always well rounded and never a let down. As far as wire types go I like using kanthal for my cores and nichrome for my outer wraps. I will say that I have been loving all nichrome builds a lot lately in terms if performance and love the coloring capabilities of stainless steel.
What other hobbies do you have outside of vaping?
I also like to fly RC airplanes. Their is a type of flying called 3D aerobatics which is basically just standard aerobatics but on crack. It is really fun however extremely consuming both mentally and financially and because of this I don't find myself flying as much as I used to.
Is vaping what got you into photography?
I would say so. I took a basic analog photography course at a community college which taught be a bit about the basics (shutter speed, aperture, ISO settings) however the macro coil shots is without a doubt what got me really excited about it. Their are some dudes in the build community that totally blow me away in regards to photo quality. The photography in itself can be just as, if not more, consuming as the building process.
What type of camera did you get or do you have?
Right now I have a Canon T5 with a Canon 100mm lens. The lens definitely exceeds the capabilities of the body so I'm on the hunt for a full frame body but that isn't happening any time soon considering photography gear ain't cheap.