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Overall   (3.7)
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It is a beauty Good machining and polish MTL - slightly restricted DTL RTA - RDA Easy to build Excellent flavor No leaks (if wicked well)
CONS
No airflow inserts (like in ulton/original) Only 2,6 ml juice capacity No BF pin
Did I just bought this beauty $4?! wow! For 11-12 it still worth it. I really like it, it looks good, god vape production, and the flavour is excellent. I absolutely love the build deck. First I build it with a huge tiger coil it was pretty easy to build it, but with bigger, wider wire types you need to cut the wire legs to fit in. screws are big, and long too so no problems there. With that build I used it with air holes fully open, restricted DTL. Huge clouds, pertty good flavor. As RDA without the BF pin pretty useless for me if i would do RDTL vaping... dripping every minute? naaaah... but for my surprise the tank could provide enough juice to not get dry hits. Still you burn through 2,6ml juice fairly fast. I just lazy to drip, prefer BF, but that's me. Than i build it with simple kanthal 26ga 2,5mm 6wraps .81ohm. It was easy to build with the huge tiger but with this 26ga wire it was a dream, done in less than a minute fropm making the coil to tighten the screws! Closed the afc so I only had 2 tiny holes and it was a flavor monster, absolutely loved it. The thing is, the there holes are drilled through and not AFC inserts like in the original... or like in the ulton clone, would be nicer with those but it is really good how it is now too, considering this is a ~$10 RTA, so a dirt cheap clone. I like tighter draw, so this is why the "no airflow inserts" is the biggest con for me. But what do i know... I have not tried the Ulton one yet, and it is out of stock so yeah... probably will be discontinued.... Will probably will tinker wit it, close 4 out of the 6 air holes to make it perform better as MTL, but as i said, it is prety good as it is, i just prefer really tight draw. Would love to use it as BF RDA but I don't have any BF pin that fits, tho it can be used with one. For 4 bucks... this was a steal, for $12 it is a good deal, If the QC do its job and every other RDA is as well made as mine than I would still buy it if it was $20 but for that price I would want my bf pin too. I am still shocked how well this rda wich i got for 4 bucks performed...
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Overall   (2.7)
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Easy to build Huge Deep juice well Surprisingly good flavour Cheap
CONS
No BF pin Looks bad, too big for no reason No bottom airflow like in the original No BF pin Unnecessary top airflow option did I mention no bf pin?
Got another mediocre dripper for only 2 bucks, I say mediocre because it is, but I expected it will be in the bin by now. But it's not At the first look it looks strange. When pieced together there is a fairly big gap between the atomizer and the drip tip, when disassembled there is a platform where the side airflow is, your coil will be little above that. My first problem was that you cant place a 3,5mm coil in a way so the side air hits the middle of the coil. Now I think you shouldn't. First I put my coil as low as possible, as close to the hole as possible, but it was bad. I fiddled a bit with the coil moving it further up and away from the hole and now it has fairly good flavour, with good vapor production. The way it works I think this platform drives the air around the coil, so it got air from the side, some air go right up ans some will travel under the coil and than up. The platform is not needed for this but i think it helps so the flow is laminar and not turbulent... Not sure if it intentional tho :D. If you don't get it, usually you want laminar flow... turbulent is bad. Turbulent is loud, and ruins the flavour cus the vapor stays in the camber longer. IDK... this was just interesting how a cheap clone can nail something like this... probably unintentionally. Falvour is not exceptional but fairly good. Slightly tight draw wit all the top airflow closed... if you one them there will be no flavour at all, open a little if need less restriction.. good for cloud chasing I guess but I like RDL more Overall, you can get a better RDA for less than double what this costs originally... and that's still cheap... so if i were you I would definitely avoid this RDA and get a Wasp or something. But for $2 it worth a try. No BF pin, and don't have any that fits so i won't use it anymore... and I liked the Le Turbo clone more
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Overall   (2.7)
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Flavour is OK Easy to build No leaks Cheap
CONS
Too easy to shortcut flavour is just OK AFC ring is a joke O rings are trash both drip tips are bad
So cheap you can try it for your self Build quality is okay, not perfect but this atomizer is under $4, for that kind of money build quality is perfect. Flavor is okay. had worse atomizers before, and mostly use MTL atomizers so the bar is really high. Pretty easy to build too. Top airflow so no problem with over skonking/dripping. These are the good parts. After i changed the 510 pin i noticed that the positive pole is tuching the body. The positive pole has round base almost in the middle and it is easily moving while you tighten your 510 pin so it shortcuts. Fortunately i build, and try my RDAs on a regulated mod first. when i changed the build it moved again, so when tightening the screw on the positive pole it moved the pole a little, although the 510 pin was tightened well enough. Really need to be careful if you use it with a mech. The afc ring falls off, its a joke, changing the o-ring won't help, and the spares you git are trash anyway. To be hones you don't really need the afc ring... only problem IMO the RDA looks awful without it. The airflow is OK, could be much better, if the holes were angled right, and the topcap fit better, tighter. But it's okay, and I can't say it's bad, I only say it could be so much better if ST cared to put more efort in designing. You got 2 drip tips, one 510 with an SS adapter, and a black plastic one....trash the drip tips, keep the adapter I say. They are short considering how hot this atomizer could be with a bigger build in it or when chain vaping, and they were uncomfortable for me. For less than $4 it's okay but you can get almost perfect squonkable single coil RDAs for around 10 bucks here on Fasttech, for example Hakku Venna, Hadaly, or an authentic Wasp... so I would say avoid this mediocre atty, save some more money and get better one.
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Overall   (5.0)
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Easy to use VW VV Looks awesome
CONS
no TC no brightness control
Using it every day since mid March with a Dvarw V2 clone. I don't want/need TC, so this is a perfect mod for me. Dropped it a few times, gut some scratches, but still works. looks good, the display is pretty too with fairly big numbers. No brightness control... or better, i would just wanna turn off the display while using it, but no option for that.
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Overall   (3.7)
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Innovative design Squonks like a god No leaks Looks good, build quality is good, fits well together. Versatile (mtl-dl) Flavor is good
CONS
Only good for squonkers Can't see anything inside, con only because it is a squonker. hard to build it hard adjust the airflow no drip tip Flavor could be better
This RDA (or more like RSA cuz you won't drip in it) has a very unique design. Because of this design it is pretty much best for squonkers, it would be really annoying to use it as a dripper. It doesn't leak, I mean I couldn't even over squonk it... not even when I tried. No gurgling sound, no leaks from the air holes. Pretty hard to build, but with flat-type complex wires it's much easier than with round wire, at least for me. There is a lot of airflow options, I am sure with the right build you can use this as an MTL or as a DL atomizer. I prefer MTL and restricted DL, currently use it as restricted DL. Fo It has a little whistle sound... worse with some airflow options, better with others, I couldn't care less about the sound of the atomizers... but people tend to mention it... so here you are. It comes with no drip tip, and hard to find one that fits in terms of looks, PEI would be the best... of course I don't have one. Overall I like this atomizer, got it on sale for 4 bucks, and i am happy with my purchase.
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