Strange you get this - I got the splinters on the tongue and crappy taste from the 3 stock atomisers I tried... and that's why I build my own.
Just for further clarity ceekay - could you answer a few questions for me please? I have a suspicion of whats going wrong...
1 - What voltage do you vape at?
2 - What ohm reading do you get from a stock 2.4ohm atty on your provari? (wish I had one )
3 - What wire did you use?
1 - I normally vape at anything up to around 4.1v, I'm not keen on high voltage vaping.
With my head that I made I think I had turned it down to 3.8
2 - Ive only used one stock 2.4 head so far and when I first popped it in, it read 2.4, I'm
a few days into it now, and it reads 2.6 (and is vaping great at 3.8v)
3 - I'm using the 0.15 wire from Lisa, along with the 2mm wick.
I think it has a lot to do with the heat shield. The only time I did keep one back, it ripped
in half as I tried to seat my wick into it
Next time I have to replace a stock atty, I will keep the
little shield back from the old one, and try one more time