The other day my personally wound attie just went "POP" on the first draw giving me a real start. Today, I have tried three spares just waiting in my vaping box since I wound them a few months ago. None work! Its a real nuisance. Sometimes I produce real perfection - sometimes I produce duds!
I can't be trusted. It's much easier just to buy the dam things.
I have no wick atm, so I'm using pre-wound atties since my stash is finished. They really are much more reliable - they WORK!