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Good n00b RDA

Discussion in 'Rebuildable Atomisers' started by Bandsaw, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Bandsaw

    Bandsaw Member

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    Just wondering what would be a good RDA to start out on? Been thinking about it more and more lately so I thought I would ask the question. And would I NEED a new mod or could one go on my eVic Mini??
     
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  2. DogMan

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    it'll go fine on the evic

    are you new to rebuilding? or just dripping?
     
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  3. Bandsaw

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    New to it all bro. Probably won't be making my own coils, just get some pre-made ones to begin with.
     
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  4. DogMan

    DogMan Butler

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    oh

    you'll want something with space then, the premade rda coils i've seen are all 3mm ID
     
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  5. sirfoxey

    sirfoxey Senior Member

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    I started with the Kangertech Subtask Mini - You can get a range of various coils for it as well as the RDA kit. This allows you to use the tank with the pre-made coils but also interchange with the RDA head with your own coils as you are learning.

    http://www.kangeronline.com/products/kanger-subtank-mini-clearomizer-white

    If you have a look in the approved vendors section on here, I am sure most of them would stock it. It is just one of many options which would be more than suitable for someone wanting to try their hand, but from personal experience this is the one I started on and worked my way up to more advanced RTA's and RDA's and would still consider myself a n00b.
     
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  6. Bandsaw

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    Such as? Just looking for some advice on people's favourites etc
     
  7. Bandsaw

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    Cheers bud!
     
  8. DogMan

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    look for dual posts, so velocity, thump, stumpy etc

    i'd prefer you to understand what to look for, rather than saying buy xyz
     
  9. Bandsaw

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    Cool, thanks bud. That would probably be better, so basically I would want something with room and dual posts? It will probably be a while before I make a purchase, do a lot of research and I want to get some concentrates to make up some juice too.
     
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  10. KayP

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    For my first RDA I was going to get a Derringer clone from FT, but some good fellas led me to the Stumpy clone and so I bought that; however, I did not wait for it. My first RDA was a Velocity clone by Tobeco. IMO a perfect place to start as it's inexpensive ($20) and very easy to work with. Obviously it has a velocity deck and there's plenty of room to work in. Its up to you if you want to build your own coils or buy prewrapped ones. Later on I did get my stumpy and it's pretty good too.

    I'm not too knowledgeable about MTL RDAs, but I do know there are some that have half of their chamber blocked off. These kind of RDAs would be a good place to start for MTL imo.

    Sorry @emu . I wanted to make a proper review on the stumpy but I haven't had the time :( I'm still testing it and I can say for now that I get dense flavour and clouds on it, even on a 0.77 oHm build.
     
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  11. DogMan

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    if you are using premade coils, yeah

    coils are easy to make, should you be inclined to look while researching
     
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  12. emu

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    I forgive ya
     
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  13. KayP

    KayP Senior Member

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    @Gasman Yes, do the research. I'll let you know the Velocity clone is available locally. Last I saw it was at Victory Vape.
     
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  14. Bandsaw

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    Oh I probably will research that too dude. When I get started researching, who knows where I'll stop lol
     
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  15. KayP

    KayP Senior Member

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    The hardest and longest research I did, with respects to vaping, was when I was looking to quite cigarettes and for my first hardware and juice. It's been easy ever since. Luckily I have big lungs and just about no allergies, and so I was hard to disappoint. I must admit I outgrew my starter kit in 2 weeks LOL
     
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  16. Bandsaw

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    As did I lol
     
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  17. Noe

    Noe Adorably quirky ... QUIRKY Noe! VCA Approved Post Whore

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    Take a look at the AEOLUS RDA clone, it's got plenty of room to build on, doesn't leak & has great flavor.
     
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  18. sirfoxey

    sirfoxey Senior Member

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    I would personally suggest getting yourself one of the really simple coil jigs
    https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10010836/1926001-vaping-coil-winding-jig-tool-for-rebuildable
    and some wire and make your own rather than the pre-built ones. As for me it meant that I learnt a lot more of the art and skills need to give me a better enjoyable vape. It allowed me to trial various coil styles and options to suit my vape, it also allowed me to learn all about the in's and out's of what coil size matched the wick I needed to keep up with how I vaped. It also meant I learnt what coil and wicking I needed for me get better for flavour over what gave big clouds. This all allowed me to learn what I needed to know so I could match everything to my preferred style of vaping.

    Don't get me wrong, your interest in the RDA path may not be the same as mine so, I am not saying don't start with pre-coiled coils, just that I am glad I started by coiling my own as it taught me a lot more, it also took me a long time and at least 1 roll of wire before I got a coil which I actually vaped on until it needed replacing due to wear and tear rather than me trashing it from it not being any good. Once I got my Kanger Subtank working with a simple single coil, I then moved onto a RDA which was another learning curve in itself for me, but without what I learnt with my Subtank I never would have persisted with an RDA
     
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  19. Noe

    Noe Adorably quirky ... QUIRKY Noe! VCA Approved Post Whore

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    Vapekids these days, so lazy huh? LOL
     
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  20. Bandsaw

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    Yeah, we're damn lazy lol.
     
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