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So Om Vapors sent me some of their <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juice for reviewing. As always, I give honest information and I am not swayed in my reviews.
Ascension claims to be a pomegranate/raspberry mousse cake. I had never heard of mousse being a cake, but I guess we learn new things all the time. The scent from the bottle is a mixture of pomegranate and a bit of raspberry and, if you are as unfortunate as me and accidentally splatter some in your nose, vanilla/cream cheese.
The beginning of the inhale starts with raspberry notes that are soon followed by a blending of pomegranate that become a little tart at the end. The raspberry is a bit more like raspberry gel than an actual raspberry and the pomegranate is fairly accurate. On the resting phase the tartness blooms more on the tongue. The exhale is a dull vanilla fairly light in intensity with a medium cream type of flavor in front of it. The exhale ends with a touch of pomegranate and a light raspberry tone.
Lower wattage settings reduce the tartness, while higher wattage settings thin the density of the cream. Unfortunately I never tasted anything "buttery" or graham like. The profile could benefit from a bright note somewhere in it as it feels fairly lifeless like a monotone speech.
Guava seems to be an up and coming flavor in <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juices lately and I like it. The scent of the bottle is a slightly candied guava.
On the inhale I get a slightly candied guava that has a little tart blip at the end of the inhale. Now I want to point out that candied guava and guava candy are not the same thing. Candied fruits are when you use heated sugar to preserve the fruit. So this means that the guava I am tasting is ever so slightly cooked and sweeter than typical but overall accurate to the flavor of guava. The rest before exhale allows more of the tartness to roll across the tongue. The exhale is a light intensity level of a dense pastry with a dense vanilla in front of it. At the end of the exhale I taste a little more guava.
I found that at the higher range there is a note in the exhale that could be interpreted as a note from cream cheese, but the pastry is pretty much obliterated at that temperature. Lower and mid wattage settings both seem to work equally well and provide the described experience. A decent guava vape, but not entirely as described.
First I want to start off by saying that I am not a sweets or dessert eater in real life. I have never been even as a child, but I do have a very small number of exceptions to that. Banana pudding is one of my favorite indulgences and I have recently started looking for a good vape interpretation, so I was excited to see Mindful Monkey in a package from Om. The scent from the bottle is banana Laffy Taffy with a vanilla pudding behind it.
On the inhale I get a creamy almost authentic overripe banana that gets a bit of laffy taffy banana flavor at the end. On the resting phase before I exhale the creamy banana begins to fade out and I get an odd tiny blip of tanginess. The exhale is mostly vanilla pudding a tad behind whipped cream that lingers a little after the exhale is complete and then another small wave of creamy banana rolls over the tongue before it is all over.
I found that unless I ran at the higher wattage range the whipped cream flavor tends to overtake many of the other nuances of the <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juice. Personally I find that while the basic elements of banana pudding are there, the layering is not working correctly and some of the notes are not correct. A decent <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juice, just not exactly a banana pudding.
Nirvana by Om is touted as a blueberry doughnut surrounding a sugar glazed cake. The scent from the bottle is a cake and baked blueberry scent.
On the inhale I get a pastry like dough flavor with a light sugar note. Before exhale the pastry dough flavor starts to morph into a cake like flavor. The exhale starts with a glaze flavor with a light baked blueberry behind it. Near the end a cakey doughnut flavor develops and the baked blueberry increases in intensity and the glaze gets a little more sugary.
Personally I think that the whole profile needs more definition as it feels a little muddled. The flavor is consistent through mid and high range wattage settings. The low end loses what little cake definition there is.
The Cobra is described as strawberry, ice cream, whipped cream and cake crumbles. My wife thoroughly enjoys the room note and wanted me to share that with you guys. The scent of the bottle is strawberry with a little bit of cake in the back drop.
The inhale is a light strawberry that is fairly accurate but does have a light lean towards strawberry syrup. The inhale does have a melted vanilla ice cream type of back ground. Before exhale the melted ice cream profile settles on the tongue. The exhale to me is cake notes with more ice cream. The ice cream will tend to fade out at points of the exhale to allow the whipped cream to come forward.
I tried several ranges of wattage and the vape seemed to be fairly consistent throughout.
The Tiger by Om Vapors is not an Apple Jacks cereal vape, but more of a re-imagining of the components of the profile. Om describes it as sugar coated apples, grains, brown sugar, cinnamon and milk. The scent from the bottle is apple with a hint of cinnamon.
On the inhale I get a light apple flavoring that is fairly authentic with light notes of bakery style cinnamon. Before I exhale the apple comes out just a tiny bit more on my tongue. The exhale is mostly the cinnamon with a light milky backdrop that trails off to a lightly grainy taste with a touch of apple and leaves a dark note of cinnamon lingering on the tongue.
I really can't find the sugars that are described and the cinnamon unfortunately is the star of the vape where it should be the apple. Low wattage setting muddle things and lessen the already anemic apple. Midrange wattage is most balanced throughout, however higher wattage settings tend to add just a minor boost to the apple but hurt the milk.
Mantra is probably my favorite of the flavors from Om. Described as fruits with green tea and honey, the bottle has the scent of mango with the light perfume of peach.
The inhale starts with a well done mango with the aroma of peach coming in at the end with a light touch of strawberry. On my tongue before I exhale, the peach begins to develop a little more fully but never overtakes the mango. The exhale starts with a close approximation of green tea (or at least in my experience of green tea drinking), not really true to life as it seems a little darker with a touch of artificial-ness to it. There is also a light sweetness to it that I can't really designate as honey, but I am going to assume is what that is supposed to be. At the tail of the exhale the peach comes to play on my tongue for a moment before its all over.
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Reviewed using: IPV3Li with Mage RTA twisted, dual coils @ .2 ohms and a Velocity clone with triple twisted, dual coils @ .3 ohms
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What's up vapers! SirRisc here with another gear review!
Ah, Cthulhumod. One of the few brands that always gets me curious as to what they will come up with next. Because really I have to hand to these guys, they are clever in the way they can take an existing design and improve upon it. And not just that, they tend to have some very original ideas of themselves too. Just look at the Shuriken RDA and the way the airflow is handled on it.
But I digress… The first device I ever owned from these guys was the Cthulhu RTA V1, and it was an eye-opener. It had a fairly well built deck, it had a massive airflow, and it worked better than the Subtank which was being hyped by everyone and their dog at the time. It remained in my rotation for a long time, until it got replaced by something bigger and better. You all know how it goes, right? The Cthulhu RTA V2 is one I never got, mostly because I heard from several people that it was overengineered and needlessly complicated. Despite that I kept following their work, and when I saw that the Cthulhu RTA V3 was released I got very curious again.
So how does the Cthulhu RTA V3 measure up? Let's find out, shall we?
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<a href="http://www.cthulhumod.com/cthulhu-rta-v3/”>Cthulhu RTA III
- Stainless steel (SS304) and glass construction
- 24.5mm base, 26mm diameter
- Two decks included; dual coil Velocity styled deck and single coil, both measuring 19.8mm
- 3mm wireholes, made for big builds
- Top refill system
- liquid flow control
- 5ml capacity
- Big airflow holes
- Two-step chimney for improved flavor
- Available in stainless and black
The Cthulhu RTA III comes in a rather simple yet stylish white box. The days of the plastic container in which the first iteration came are long gone, and this does look a fair bit better. On the front of the box you'll see a wireframe of the RTA itself, and the two decks that come with it.
On one side you'll find the Cthulhumod logo, which I still find one of the best looking ones on the vaping market. The other side has a short listing of the RTAs strongest points. The back of the box holds the full specifications of the Cthulhu RTA III, as well as links to their website and social platforms. There's also an authenticity sticker with a scratch n' check.
Opening the box reveals the usermanual with the RTA and accessories underneath in a black foam insert. The usermanual is short and sweet, but very well illustrated.
Let me start off with this fact; if you're looking for a stealthy vape, this will not be an RTA for you. The Cthulhu RTA III is a big tank with big airflow and big decks. The decks are made for big coils that cause big clouds.
With that out of the way, let's look at the RTA a bit closer. The RTA has a base diameter of 24.5mm, which means it fits on most boxmods without overhang. However Cthulhumod opted to widen the tank just above the airflow ring to a diameter of 26mm. This causes the tank to look bigger/bulkier than it truly is, but it also allows the decks to be wider and allow for bigger builds. Of course this also means it has a bigger capacity, which comes in at 5ml. The decks, because there are two of them included, measure a whopping 19.8mm in diameter. This is on par with the latest generations of RTAs and even some RDAs.
The RTA features a large glass section sitting on white o-rings. Black o-rings have been included in the packaging, so you can switch them out if you so prefer (which I did). The body itself is made from 304 food-grade stainless steel and comes in two colors, stainless steel and black. Inside of the RTA we find one of two decks, a rather short two-step chimney which slightly enhances the flavor and <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juiceflow control capable of being set for single coil builds (depending on the deck you're using). On the chimney you'll see the Cthulhu logo, which in my opinion could have been slightly more pronounced. To each their own, I just love the logo. The topcap can be removed to reach the topfill section of the tank, two very large kidney-shaped holes make it extremely easy to fill. One thing I notice is that most RTAs tend to leak through the airflow when you fill them without closing the <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juiceflow control. The Cthulhu RTA III doesn't, I've filled it dozens of times and it has yet to leak.
On to performance! How cloudy does it get? Well, very cloudy really. Even with a single coil build this tank doesn't screw around. The Cthulhu RTA III comes with two decks, a dual coil one with a Velocity styled deck that is implied to be made for cloudchasing, and a single coil one that is implied to be a flavorchasing deck. Both decks are spacious enough to allow for coils with a larger inner diameter than usual, up to 4mm is perfectly possible without touch the barrel.
The dual coil deck is a Velocity styled one, two posts with two holes each for easy building. The holes measure in at 3mm so you can fit some pretty bulky wires in there. For example I'm running a staggered fused clapton build in this deck with 26AWG cores and 34AWG wraps and I have room to spare in the holes. The wicking is very straightforward and more forgiving than I expected. With <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juice channels rivaling the size of the Panama Strait it does need quite a bit of cotton to fill, but it also has plenty of room to tuck that cotton in. Cutting the wicks to just drop down into the channels seems to be the best way without dryhitting or leaking.
The single coil deck is another matter entirely and is a lot less forgiving. The size of the deck is the same as the dual coil deck, but it has a more Kayfun-esque construction. What this means is that your coil will sit dead center of the deck and fit under the screws. It will still allow you put a bulky wire underneath but definitely less bulky then on the dual coil deck. The <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juice channels are a bit smaller since it only has to feed a single coil, yet they are still large enough to tuck a big piece of cotton in there. I've tried a couple of builds on this deck and have to admit it's an extremely easy deck to build on. The first builds was staggered fused clapton with 26AWG cores and 34AWG wraps which fit fine, the second build was a juggernaut with 26AWG cores, 34AWG and 0.1×0.5 ribbon wraps. That second build was a bit harder to fit underneath the screws, which caused the build to heat up unevenly. After a couple of frustrating moments of taking the deck apart, tightening the screws and strumming the coils with a screwdriver, it eventually started heating up evenly.
In terms of experience I definitely prefer the dual coil deck, but the single coil deck is definitely more suited for flavorchasing. Despite that the RTA is mostly geared towards cloudchasing, even with the single coil deck the flavor isn't as strong as some other RTAs. This doesn't mean the flavor is weak, it just isn't as pronounced. Closing the airflow down by half does bring a lot more flavor to the olfactory.
This brings me to the airflow, it's huge. And when I say huge, I mean it's as if you're breathing through the tank without any resistance. That does make the tank suffer from loss of flavor, and that's also why closing down the airflow to about half is advisable. If you're really adamant on cloudchasing, you can leave it open and enjoy a weaker flavored hit that has its own weathersystem.
The driptip is something I'd like to mention briefly too. It's not a standard 510 driptip, but rather a widebore delrin driptip with the same measurements as the Griffin driptip. Unfortunately I lost my driptip a couple of times because it's extremely loose, the o-rings seem to be too thin. I solved this by taking to o-rings off, applying a layer of teflontape and then putting the o-rings back on. (This is perfectly safe considering the teflontape is sitting on the outside of the driptip and doesn't come into direct contact with the <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juice or the vapor) Cthulhumod does include a 510 driptip adapter for you to use your own driptips.
There's one thing I don't like about the Cthulhu RTA III, and that's the black hole they snuck into the tank. Allow me to explain… The RTA has a capacity of 5ml, but the <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juice disappears so damn quick that I'm starting to suspect there's an actual black hole in there sucking the <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juice out. It's anything but a frugal tank, 5ml feels more like 2ml but it does provide a full and dense vapor.
Overall the Cthulhu RTA III is a beast, it rivals the performance of RTAs like the Limitless XL, the TFV8, the TF-RTA, it even challenges some drippers.
The Cthulhu RTA III isn't the best looking RTA out there, but it's definitely not an ugly one. The fact that it widens to 26mm does make it look bulky, but it fits on most boxmods because of the 24.5mm base. The airflow ring sits rather loose and the topfill can be a bit of a bitch to open sometimes, but the RTA makes up for it in its looks. Machining is done extremely well, there are no sharp edges, no flaws, not even a trace of machining coolant residu to be seen. It's clean out of the box, and that's something Cthulhumod have gotten remarks about in the past.
As I said above the logo is, in my opinion, one of the coolest ones out there. I'm quite a fan of Lovecraftian literature and having the depiction of Cthulhu on the chimney does have its charm. That said I think the laseretching could have been made slightly deeper to bring it out a bit more. On the black version, which I don't own (yet), the logo is a lot more defined and visible. The stainless version however doesn't show the logo off like it should.
Pros and Cons.
- Clouds, bro!
- Two big decks included, a dual coil and single coil
- 5ml capacity
- 24.5mm base but 26mm diameter
- Easy topfill (huge holes)
- Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
- Drinks <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juice like a black hole swallows mass
- Top fill can be hard to open (topcap knurling is fairly smooth)
- Airflow ring is rather loose
- Driptip is way too loose
The Cthulhu RTA III is the latest iteration of an already great line of RTAs. Including two decks is definitely a good move by Cthulhumod as it provides a very different experience with either of the sizeable decks. There's plenty of room to build bulky coils and the airflow allows for those bulky coils to be cooled down pretty fast. The flavor could be a bit more pronounced from the RTA, but it's not bad at all. It's just not as strong as some other RTAs. If you're looking for a cloudchasing RTA, this would definitely be a good choice. Would I buy another one if this one broke? I've already got a black one on the way, 'nuff said. 😉
In closing I would like to thank <a href="http://www.cthulhumod.com/”>Cthulhumod for sending out the Cthulhu RTA III! Thanks for reading, join me next time as I take a look at a few bits and bobs from Coilmaster!
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So the magnets were coming out of my rx200 and i thought a simple solution would be to superglue them back in place. Good idea right? I didnt even stop to think that they have positive and negative ends and glued them in backwards. Now they are repelling and my door wont close all the way. How the hell do i get them out so i can glue them in the correct way?
Nice to see some positive press from the southwest:
I have been using the Crius RTA V3 for quite a while now, and love it. Last week i dropped it, it started leaking so I bought another one. I built my usual simple coils, and got to vaping.
Now, the other day – I took the first drag of the day, and got a massive shock. As pushed the button on my mod and started pulling – the tank made a weird noise and started to vibrate. I knew something was very wrong so I released the button immediately. My mouth was filled with the most acrid, disgusting burnt taste. It was not a dry hit, the wicks and coils were completely saturated.
It has now happened a couple more times since then, at random. Other than that it has been working absolutely fine. I'm seriously confused.
What could be causing it to make this 'burning' sound and taste? I can actually feel the coils inside the tank 'vibrating' in my hand when it happens.
I'm freaked out. Has anyone experienced this before?
edit: Oh yea, the mod is a 50w iStick. Yea yea, I know, I know.
edit 2: Deck Pics – i have moved the coils closer to the posts in pic two: http://imgur.com/a/VTO91
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