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Authentic OBS Crius RTA Rebuildable Tank Atomizer
Authentic OBS Crius RTA Rebuildable Tank Atomizer

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PROS
Top Fill Airflow/Juice Channels control Flavor as well as clouds Deck and posts Wicking/juice ring Glass tank (and spare tank) SS and glass No machine oil
CONS
None whatsoever!
Probably one of the best innovation RTA in 2015! This RTA is all SS + Glass (except the o-rings and insulator, everything else is either SS or glass). Two juice filling methods, from top as well as from the bottom of the tank (like Aqua V2 and Goliath RTA). The deck and posts are like Velocity RDA, probably one of the best decks. The wick/juice ring secures the wick ends and makes it easy to hold wick ends in the place. Good juice capacity. Came clean, no machine oil or smells. Gives amazingly good flavor and vapor production. All in all, one of the best RTA in the market right now. Highly recommend this RTA to everyone!
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Excellent flavor and throathit Airflow control and juice control Very good construction Comes with accessories Steel tank included Two classy drip tips No leakage issues at all
CONS
Chimney a bit hard to screw in Requires experience to build Have to unscrew tank for refilling
Comes with tons of accessories! When I received the package, I thought I got some big mod or something. Got it out and disassembled to the minimum. Disassembling was easy and was fun to understand how it is constructed. Reminded me of the Fogger V2 for sure ;) Built it the way it is supposed to be built (watch videos on YT). However, it didn't work right for me in the first go. There is a way to setup this atty. Keep the chimney and tank screwed to the top cap, fill it with eLiquid and invert the base on top of it and screw the tank to the base. The tank can be filled to the top that way. Anyway, tried vertical coil on it and that works like a charm! This atty works the best with vertical coil, hands down! The vape quality is excellent! Flavor and throathit is pretty good on it. However, I didn't feel enough air. After vaping on Goblins and alike, I'm totally spoiled. Wish if the airflow was a little more on this thing but anyway, perhaps that's the reason why it is higher on flavor and TH. Overall, if I were to score it .. I would give it 8 out 10 for cloud chasing and 10 out of 10 for flavor chasing. It's an elegant atomizer, would recommend it to other vapers. As for the Cons, I felt the threads a bit sharp on a couple of threads. The chimney threads are a bit too tight, hard to screw down. Each time I have to unscrew/screw the chimney, there's some level of fiddling which annoyed me a bit. For refilling, you have to unscrew the tank and that's obviously a bit annoying but I don't really consume too much eLiquid. One full tank lasts me a day. That's all for now folks, hope this review helped ya all. Cheers!
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The vapor production and flavor are good but not as good as Orchid. Perhaps, the way you build it, may make some difference. Using 0.5 (24 AWG) wire may not be a good idea, will have to try 0.40 (26 AWG) or 0.32 (28 AWG) wire, should make a whole lot difference. Full review and breakdown here: https://www.fasttech.com/forums/1978700/t/1493208/breakdown-and-review What I like about it ... 1. AFC - you can control the airflow. If you screw the deck ring only half way, you can open the airflow holes completely. 2. NO LEAKING or FLOODING! Sorry for the capitals, but that's important to put in big farking letters lol. Not even a little drop leaked out of the AFC or anywhere else and that actually amazed me. 3. Glass tank .. we all love glass, don't we? Well, most of us do :) 4. There's enough room to build using thicker wires. 5. No dry hits at all. Although, I don't get any dry hits on other atties, this one has good sized juice channels to provide constant flow of juice to the wick/coil. What I didn't like ... 1. Why such long posts? Could've shaved off 2 to 3mm. 2. You have to push down the coil after building to bring them closer to the airflow holes. If you don't do that, there will be a lot of gap between the airflow holes and the coil. 3. Top Filling - Not sure if I like it, but why provide 2 holes? The way bigger hole is designed, not every type of nozzle will reach it. So you end up using a syringe and needle to fill it. If you use syringe and needle, there is no purpose of the smaller hole. I had to actually close the chimney in order to not flood the firing chamber with juice. Overall experience: It's an excellent RTA but still can't beat the Orchids because Orchids have bigger airflow holes.
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Big Dripper Styled RDA Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer
Big Dripper Styled RDA Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer

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PROS
Vapes just like a dripper. Good tank capacity. Does not leak juice through that little hole on it's own. Pretty safe to lay it down on side "if the wick is not too wet". Easy to carry around, no need of carrying a bottle anymore. Very good airy holes. Big post holes. Excellent flavor. Allows dual/quad coil setup.
CONS
Filling/refilling needs a little practice. Have to tilt while pressing the DT. Liquid oozes out of the tank/deck threading. Post screws cut the coil ends if screwed a little too much. Can't see how much juice you are squeezing into the firing chamber. Can't see how much juice is remaining in the tank. 510 connector is a little short in comparison to other attys. It didn't touch my mod's 510 connector, had to play around with my mod's 510 connector to make it work.
Full review, tear-down and pics are here: http://www.fasttech.com/forums/vapers/t/1422560/big-dripper-concerns The screws go all the way down, there is nothing to stop them. And, the screws are sharp, will cut the wire as you can see in that image. The other screw has gone way down, not too sure why the wire didn't get chopped off on that one. Go easy on the screws. When you feel the screw is holding the wire nicely, do not go screwing with it anymore lol. Filling/refilling: This RDTA is almost like the Taifun but you can't fill even 1/4th if you are not holding it down and tilting it. See this video what I'm trying to say (around 6:25 minutes). I did fill it all the way up and it holds good amount of liquid if you do the press/tilt method. I didn't even needed a needle/nozzle or anything, just held the bottle tip closer to the threads and kept squeezing while holding the base firmly on the tank section. Indeed, needed a good grip until the liquid filled up. Flavor/TH/Clouds: Vaping on this RDTA is just like vaping on a dripper. Hands down! Very nice flavor and vape quality! The flow of air is very nice, some may even complain very airy draw if you do not close the air channels. I've build about 0.4 OHM using 0.35 wire (dual coil built) and have to close more than half of the air holes. Problems/Concerns: When you squeeze the from the top to make the liquid flow into the coil base, some liquid oozes out of the connection between the base and the tank. I have tried to screw it a bit harder but that didn't help (don't wish to lock the threads, so not trying to screw way too hard). I'll have to play around with the O-ring there. While screwing the tank section to the base, I didn't feel any resistance from the O-ring and that tells me, the O-ring is a little too thin to hold the juice from oozing out. Also, you have to really know where exactly that little hole (that tiny hole through which the liquid drips on the wick) is so that you can tilt to that side and then press the DT from the top. If you don't do that, the liquid can flow down from the side walls of the deck and come out of the airflow holes. Already made a mess. DON'T go berserk pressing the DT either. Even single press on the DT can push good amount of eLiquid into the coil chamber.
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4Nine Style Mechanical Mod
4Nine Style Mechanical Mod

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PROS
Seamless Tubes Solid built Direct contact with battery Nice Brushed Finish Nicely etched bottom switch logo Inner diameter is nice, room for battery venting
CONS
Magnetic Firing Switch rattles, needs another magnet?
This is going to be a lengthy review! It's my first mod with magnetic switch. Beginning from the top, the top cap is pretty small and allows the atty to make a direct contact with the battery which is awesome! No drop in the voltage and also, the overall length of the mod is reduced to minimum. In 18650 mode, the length of the mod is 81mm, NOT 82mm as specified by FT. 18650 mode - 81mm 18500 mode - 67mm 18350 mode - 51mm Top cap - 5mm Bottom Switch + Magnet/Insulator - 10mm It hits like a fright train. The same atty I tried on my other mods, doesn't give so much vapor as I get on this mod. I vape 70PG/30VG and I get thick fog, never got so thick fog from any other mod so far. Atty I'm using is Kayfun 3.1 nano. Got hiccups after taking 4 puffs because I'm not accustomed to vaping on a beast like this lol. The tubes are seamless, gorgeous brushed finish and the overall look of this mod is simply awesome! The battery is not tight fit inside, there's some room for venting which is pretty nice! This mod will accept both: button top and flat top batteries. The logo on the bottom looks good too, nicely etched/grooved. One whole on the bottom switch for venting in case something goes wrong with the battery or you accidently short the +ve/-ve. The bottom switch is a bit of a problem. The original comes with only two magnets. One for the switch and one for the battery. However, FT has included another spare magnet and it's for a reason. The bottom switch has to be pressed waaaay in and it rattles with the tube sides a lot. Without the spare magnets, you will have to use the strongest finger on your hand to press the button/switch. The spare magnet included with the mod helps in reducing the distance between the magnets and you don't have to push it all the way in. Still, even with the extra magnet, I can't press the switch with my pinky. Have to use a stronger finger to press it in. I feel the magnets are way too strong. Is that a good thing? I don't think so. Your fingers will have to work extra in order to push the button and tolerate all the rattling of the switch against the tube. Should try using another magnet in order to reduce the distance so that you don't have to push so hard. Here's the specs of the magnet: Diameter: 8mm Depth/Thickness: 1mm Gotta check FT if they have some magnets of the size 8mm x 1mm. I believe, using 4 magnets in total (1 on battery, 1 on the firing switch and 2 in between) should solve the switch rattling although reducing the distance may stiffen the firing switch a little more. Better yet, make my pinky a little stronger to apply enough pressure so the switch makes a contact easily. Know any exercises to make the pinky stronger? :D
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