Jon has literally taken the e-cigarette world by storm with his introduction of the Lavatank. Any one that has been vaping for a period of time is more than likely familiar with Jon’s creations.
Highly sought after, the Lavatanks are truly a one of a kind piece of functional art.
If you are not familiar with JonboyUSMC, or the Lavatank, you can view a couple posts from the past to get you up to speed:
Not only does Jon posses an uncanny ability to visualize and produce IMHO the best tank there is, he is a very humble man…with a HUGE following through the Lavacorps, that is unlike any in the industry.
Welcome to Modding Mavericks, where I introduce you to the people behind the vaping scenes. Jon is responsible for bringing to the vaping community one of the most sought after e-cigarette tanks of all time!
I now introduce you to Jon, the creator of the one and only Lavatank!
Meet Jon the Creator of the Lavatank
TUC: How long have you been vaping?
Jon: Faced with a 27 hour flight to my wife’s home country, I started vaping in Nov 2010.
TUC: What was your very first e-cigarette?
Jon: An over-priced KR-808 from the local tobacco store.
TUC: Who or what do you believe has had the most influence on you in the vaping community, and why?
Jon: Dino, has been my biggest influence. He helps keep me on track and focused. He’s the one that kept pushing me to make a carto tank when I was still insisting on making CE2 tanks.
TUC: What would you say is your all time favorite movie, and why?
Jon: Patton. He was one of the greatest generals during WWII, simply because he was a maverick. That was George C. Scott’s greatest role in my opinion.
TUC: What are some of your favorite foods?
Jon: A good steak when I’m in the U.S. Lechon baboy (roast pig), pork sisig (sizzling pork) and fresh mangosteens when I’m in the Philippines.
TUC: What are some of your favorite hobbies?
Jon: I like building fast cars and fast motorcycles.
TUC: Which ONE word do you feel best describes you?
TUC: Which ONE word do you think your friends would use to best describe you?
TUC: What flavor e-liquid are you vaping right now?
Jon: AVE Hype
TUC: What e-cigarette, or mod are you vaping right now?
Jon: Helix with a kick
TUC: If you could live anywhere in the World, where would it be, and why?
Jon: That’s actually a tough question. I love my country, but I also fell in love with life in the Philippines while I was stationed there.
TUC: What was the driving force for you to begin producing the LavaTank?
Jon: Simplicity, I wanted a tank with the fewest amount of pieces, that worked well, and was completely unique in color and style.
TUC: You are known as JonboyUSMC, can you share a little background with how your user name came about?
Jon: That’s a cross between the Walton’s and my tour in the Marine Corps.
TUC: What one thing would you like people to know about you, the man?
Jon: I’m just a simple guy with a wife and 3 kids trying to do like every other person in the country, making a decent life for my family.
TUC: You continue to have a huge impact on the vaping community with the LavaTank, do you see yourself pursuing other avenues in the e-cig industry? Why or why not?
Jon: The Lavatank success has and continues to be a complete surprise to me. I really thought that these would just be a novelty. I never imagined that they would become so sought after. I do have a few other things on the drawing board that I’d like to share with the vaping community in the future.
More About Jon
I’ve been a toolmaker/ CNC programmer for the past 25 years, and the vaping industry seemed like a natural progression for me.
As a job shop toolmaker, I’ve been exposed to numerous different industries and have learned something from all of them. Vaping as a whole really intrigues me, with all of the mods and in particular tanks systems.
My business was started as a hobby, and still remains a hobby. It makes me feel good to know that I’m making something that people enjoy, and mostly, something to help them stay off of analogs.
Find Jon & the Lavatank on the internet~~~
Website: COMING SOON
ECF: JonboyUSMC’s Lava Tanks
ECF USERNAME: jonboyusmc
IVC USERNAME: jonboyusmc
The Lavatank combines functionality and beauty, delivering the BEST tank in the e-cigarette market to date! Jon not only managed to envision, produce, and supply one of the most sought after tanks in the vaping community…he has managed to build a community within the vaping world through the Lavacorps.