If you haven’t heard, where have you been?
If you’ve been vaping very long, there’s no way you haven’t heard of vaping’s favorite sports. If you’re new to vaping, it won’t be long until you’ve seen vaping’s breakout phenomena, cloud chasing and vape tricking on youtube.com or heard of them from your vaping friends – or seen one or both on the street.
A bit of cloud chasing history…
Vaping itself was in its infancy in the late 2000s, with total annual national revenues reaching only into the millions. Now, the industry has expanded into a global merchandising wonder with revenues soaring into the billions of dollars annually.
Let’s get to the competition!
Contestants in cloud competitions stand back to back (usually in front of a large ruler attached to the wall) and inhale deeply to a count – and then exhale vigorously. The contestant who is able to blow the largest, longest and densest clouds (also known as ‘plumes’) is the winner of a grand prize that can range from $250 to $100,000. The more elite professionals can emit thick, dense clouds that stretch over sixteen feet long.
It’s a money maker…
It’s a lucrative venture, as contests draw in one of the most loyal consumer bases around today, the avid vaper. These folks are almost always ready to spend money on their passion. Even contestants who are bested by other entrants will rush to purchase devices and equipment used by top professionals. Shrewd shop owners will have done their homework and will have a supply of such merchandise on hand for sale at their sponsored shows.
Wanna be a pro?
The sport of cloud chasing is simple to take up but challenging to master, requiring strength and technical ability. Winning contestants will have spent much time conditioning their bodies, as the sport demands huge lung capacities.
From hobby to
Professionals invest a lot of time perfecting their sport. Similar to other sports’ preparations, experienced pros will arrive early for a time of warm-up and final rehearsals before the competitions begin.
Some upcoming Comps…
A major upcoming event will be held at the Kitsap Conference Center in Bremerton Harborside, Washington in July this year during the West Coast Vape Expo’s Cloud and Trick Competition. The winner will walk away with $1,000. Not too shabby a prize just for showing up and doing something you enjoy.
Other things and some links for you…
Sites all over the internet instruct visitors on how they, too, can produce clouds and perform tricks just like any old pro. Social media platforms are replete with videos of professional vapers who’ve perfected their craft, with videos of both
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud-chasing_(electronic_cigarette) http://www.westcoastvapeexpo.com