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RiP Trippers Exposed: First Interview Ever!

Dave Kriegel
June 21, 2016

Who is RiP Trippers? You may have possibly heard some controversy revolving around his name during the last few months, especially after his little “Dry-Knuckle-Gate” scandal earlier this year. But do you know anything about him? Today we will be going beyond the beard….

JT of Vapestars, a fairly popular YouTube channel (but not nearly as popular as RiP’s) had the rare chance to sit down with the man himself in an un-cut interview. Not only is this the first one he has ever done, but this is the first time many people are seeing him unedited (or, at least, edited by someone other than team RiP).

A major criticism of RiP Trippers is that his videos are heavily chopped to the point where it feels un-natural. Many of his followers (and haters) have been wanting to see a video that truly portrays him, something we haven’t seen since his early videos, which are still online.

Dry Knuckles and Tough Topics

RIP Trippers

JT dives straight into the interview by offering RiP Trippers some lotion for his dry knuckles, making it a point that this is not just going to be a walk in the park for him. RiP seems to have a great sense of humor about that and some of the other criticisms that the interviewer throws at him.

RiP actually flips the script on him and asks JT why he has so much lotion to begin with…

JT continues to tackle other tough topics such as health, advocacy, tax write-offs, affiliate links, paid reviews and his responses (or lack thereof) to social media comments. Another notable moment was when he engages RiP in a venture to raise money for vape advocacy.

Towards the end of the interview, RiP gives credit where credit is due and cites the reviewers that got him inspired to start vaping and making videos. He also talks about what it takes to be a reviewer and what it was like when he was starting out, before he received free products.

RiP Trippers also finally addresses the major criticism that he gives overly positive reviews. He makes the argument that he essentially doesn’t have time to waste on crappy gear and despite that; he always makes sure to list pros and cons for every single product he tests out.

JT tries to pull out the lotion one more time and RiP manages to flip it on him yet again when he realizes that the bottle is nearly empty. For a guy who edits his videos with more cuts than an MTV reality show, he is actually quite witty and thinks pretty quick on his feet, apparently.

Friend or Foe?

Shake it RIP!

Whether you love him or hate him, it is actually a fascinating video. Many people have mixed opinions about RiP. We would love to hear what you think. Leave a comment after watching it!

Do you think RiP is being sincere or is this just an attempt to clean up a tarnished image?

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dave has always had a passion for helping people quit smoking. As a former smoker himself, he knew how hard it could be. As soon as he learned about vaping, he instantly became obsessed with it and helped many people stop smoking. Vaping360 has given Dave a platform to do this on a much larger scale, by educating the public about the wonders of vaping. When Dave is not writing he is either listening to music, performing it, or cruising around on his Penny board.

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John Adams
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John Adams

Another kiss ass video. Who’d have guessed?

Davis Brown
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Davis Brown

I like RIP. He’s entertaining. I’ve always been in agreement with products I have bought. I don’t really care what happens behind the scenes. He’s passionate about vaping and making a living. Good for him. Fact is I never rely on one source. I hit RIP and vaping 360 n some others before I purchase anything. I love what you guys do and the effort put out to help. Millions of people. Thousands of products. It’s a tall order

Jeremy Barr
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Jeremy Barr

I’m a huge fan of RIPs the video didn’t bother me. Never once thought he was in the take.

Amanda
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Amanda

Exactly what so many are upset about….. they all actually do, for the most part. Be it from affiliate links, discount codes OR giveaway products… being sent one of every color in every style (I mean, how many of the SAME thing does it take for a review? How many 120ml bottles of liquid?) OR, maybe based on a good review of a product they did actually like… are now being sent huge bottles of this or that expensive, limited edition or otherwise unavailable size of pricey e-liquid will be sent their way for life? Regardless, they all benefit in… Read more »

Youresomad
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Youresomad

Typically when it comes to other reviewers hating on RIP, the ones squawking the most are the ones likely projecting.

John Osborne
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John Osborne

You know the thing is, Most things vape related is really intimate, with almost every single one of us. It has been from the very beginning, the very first time you interacted with someone in vape for most. I’m not talking about the same intimate as you are with your spouse or girlfriend/boyfriend when you are having pillow talk in bed late at night, LOL. Its is though really intimate when you go in a shop and get juice, equipment, and whatnot. Most usually hang out in the shop for a hour or more, lol as long as you can… Read more »

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Kevin

Always liked Rips Reviews and besides the griffin 25 I agree with all his reviews. Also learned some great coil builds from his vids and while he didn’t create the builds he always did a great job of explaining things for the beginning builder and always gave credit to the inventors.

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