In today's spotlight, we have Louis "Quat" Hatch. We refer to Quat as one of our "superfans", because he comments on nearly all of our posts, enters every contest we run and (you can see in the above picture) actually kept the holiday card we sent out! Let's learn more about him and what his nickname means.
Banzai: Tell us a little about yourself.
Quat: My name is Quat (pronounced like cat) but it's really a nickname my parents gave me. It's the number four in French, because my full name is Louis Bowman Hatch IV. I totally dig table top role playing games, internets, COMIC BOOKS, writing, horror movies, music and vaping.
Banzai: How long did you smoke?
Quat: I smoked for about 12 years. When I was a teen, I would watch my dad constantly smoke at his desk while he played video games. I thought it would help me beat the harder parts of games, so I picked it up. It was a difficult time, I would raid ashtrays or ask for spare change to buy a smoke. Later on, I would bum them off people, when I was homeless.
Banzai: What was your first setup?
Quat: My first setup was a terrible silica wick generic ego. I ended up losing it when I was hitchhiking.
Banzai: How long have you been vaping?
Quat: About four years now.
Banzai: You mentioned having an interest in comics and board games, what else do you do in your spare time?
Quat: When I'm not working and taking care of my sons, I casually play Magic The Gathering, cook for my amazing girlfriend, watch movies, listen to music, hang with my friends and play Pathfinder.
Banzai: What is your favorite Banzai flavor?
Quat: All the flavors, of course! You guys are my favorite company because of your range of flavors! But, if I had to choose one, it would have to be VHS. It's one of my favorites, because of it's completely unique balance of sweet red licorice and sour blue raspberry. I've killed at more than a thousand milliliters of it, since it came out, and it's still super fresh to come back to. It really makes me happy I started vaping.
Banzai: Why do you choose to vape Banzai?
Quat: I was looking for something different at my local shop, because I was tired of candy and fruit flavors. I had seen Milk Plus and was intrigued. I bought some and was so surprised at how good it was. I kept buying it and Never Say Pie, another one of my all time favorites. I found your giveaways and online presence super unique and fun! You guys are an amazing company and I've sent everyone I've met trying to kick cigarettes your way, for a unique, friendly vaping experience.
I say it every post, but we do want to thank Quat and all of our great customers! When Banzai first started we had no idea we'd have such a great following of dedicated people. It might sound corny, but calling you guys customers just doesn't sound right. People like Quat aren't just someone who orders our products, they've become our friends, people we get excited to interact with online and happy to see at vape events.