Pre wrapped vs wrapping yourself

So I'm awaiting my rba for the tfv12 prince

I've never built before so the question I have is.

I got to obviously by an ohm-meter, but I'm debating if I should get the full 40 buck kit that includes it or not. I was looking at buying a huge pack of various pre-wrapped coils (not the pre-built coils) that you attach to the rba and then wick with cotton. If I do that do I still need a full on kit.

And what's your opinions on the wrapped ones vs wrapping it yourself ?

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Ray RTA Review! Round Two with Dual Coil Action – Darksun Vapes

Today I’m going to be reviewing the Ray RTA by Coil Master. Disclaimer: I was provided this product for the purpose of this review by Coil Master.


INTRO

The Ray RTA is the second atty that I’ve tested from Coil Master. While the Elfy was a good all-rounder, the Ray is designed with DTL in mind. It can handle much larger coils with ease and its dual coil to boot. It additionally uses the new RTA wicking design that’s recently come out which makes the process less frustrating and results in lower likelihood for leakage.

The Ray is a 24mm compact RTA that utilizes a velocity-style deck for dual coil only use.


SPECIFICATIONS

  • Size: 34mm x 24mm

  • Capacity: 2 ml

  • Material: 304 stainless steel

  • Colors: Black and Stainless Steel

PACKAGING

  • Ray RTA

  • Spare parts – o-rings, hex grub screws, glass tank

  • 2x SS fused clapton coils (3mm ID) & cotton

  • L-Shape hex tool

  • Ray RTA user manual


OVERVIEW

While the compactness of the Ray is great the 2ml capacity is a little bit underwhelming. Considering that the Ray can handle some large builds, you may be refilling more than you’d like. However, that’s the trade off to make it more pocketable. The velocity-style deck has nothing different to it than in other attys but the deck removes the wick channels in favor of just open groves on the sides of the deck. I personally prefer this over the channel method as it makes wicking a cinch and removes any possibility of choking the wicks. The fill design is fairly standard as well and easily caters to both plastic bottles and droppers.

The top cap is slightly domed to help with flavor production and the Ray is 810 drip tip compatible. Like the Elfy, the build quality looks great and I did not notice any major issues during my inspection and during my several weeks of use. Unlike the Elfy, I had zero issues with the grub screws in the Ray (which leads me to think that the one in the Elfy was just a bad apple of the bunch). I only wish that it came with an adapter for 510 drip tips and a plug for single coil use.

Building

With a velocity-style deck, installing coils and removing the excess legs is a snap and makes it good for beginner vapers that have recently started into rebuildables. Once the coils are in place and above the airflow channels, it’s time to wick. As stated before, the Ray’s design is very forgiving to wicks and the process is just as simple as installing the coils. When measuring where to cut, just tuck it down the side and cut it right above the point where the wick touches the bottom of the deck. When the wicks are ready, I found it easier (especially with larger wicks like Scottish roll) to prime them so that they keep their overall shape better when the top is screwed on.

Throughout the couple weeks of testing and different builds I have come to several conclusions that everyone should be aware of before purchasing:

  1. Coil-size – Everything from a 24g parallel build to a 28gx3+36g fused Clapton worked nicely. However, when building at a 2.5mm ID expect to severely close off the airflow and anything smaller will be too airy for good flavor. Note that a 2.5mm ID beefy exotic coil will not need to have the airflow as restricted. 3mm ID was the sweep spot for almost every build I installed but some of the smaller builds (24g or clapton coils) did well at 3.5mm ID. Any of the larger coils at 3.5mm caused issues with keeping it centered with the airflow and not touching the inside of the cap causing it to short.

  2. Type – a majority of my builds were SS316L however I did make a few A1 coils to see how the Ray handled high watt vaping. With my fused clapton A1 builds around 100w, I was getting some uncomfortably warm hits that I should. At 115+w it was very noticeable and very unpleasant. While velocity style decks are easy to build on they just take up so much space and the amount of metal in the deck causes it to heat up easier than in an open, postless deck. However, the same fused clapton in SS316L worked just fine at 75w and gave great flavor. I would suggest the wattage sweet spot for the Ray to be between 60-85w.


CONCLUSION

Personally, my sweet spot is around 75-80w and enjoy a mildly warm vape so the Ray RTA is right up my alley. Around this wattage, the taste was spot on and very flavorful in general. Plus, IMO, the wicking design is the best thing to be incorporated into RTAs in the past year or so. Late 2016 I got into squonking and that pretty much put the nail in the coffin for RTAs in my book, but even before that point I was slowly getting less and less interested in them mainly because I disliked the older wicking designs (hence why I love RDTAs so much). I’ve seen this design in other RTAs and I hope that it becomes a standard for them in the years to come.

While the velocity-style deck is easy to work with, in an RTA it can cause issues with high wattage builds and the Ray is no exception. The 810 drip tip does help out some but it’s not enough when you approach 110w. I actually really like the compact design on the Ray though and while it comes with a 2ml max capacity I feel that it is a fair trade but would wish that it came with the option for a larger glass tank


PROS

  • Great flavor

  • 810 drip tip compatible

  • Spare parts included

  • Minor– Compact/stubby design

CONS

  • No plug for single coil builds

  • No 510 drip tip adapter

  • No larger capacity option


WOULD I RECOMMEND?

I give the Ray RTA two thumbs up. It’s in my wattage sweet spot, wicking in it is very forgiving, and the flavor is mmm-hmm good. It you prefer the medium-high wattage range and RTAs, I would highly recommend the Ray. Overall, for $25USD it is worth the look.


Feel free to follow me on Facebook or Twitter for upcoming reviews and more! Also check out my last review on the Elfy RTA if you missed it!

To FB users – I know that some of you have asked me question on FB and it has taken me over 48h in some cases to respond. I don’t get on my FB page as much as a probably should, so it would be best to direct your questions to my reddit account. If you send it there I will probably respond within 2-12h on average.

Let me know if there is additional information that you would like to see and/or your thoughts on the product and the review. Thanks for reading!

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Study: Small study suggests that attachment to ‘real’ cigarettes barrier to quitting w/vaping – suggests good advise on gear and making expectations realistic could help

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First impressions of Strawberry Jam Monster

I paid a visit to my local B&M to pick up a couple of 20700 batteries. In most cases, I always end up buying additional things. Coils. Cotton. Atomisers. And <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid.

As you know, there's been a ridiculous amount of hype surrounding the Jam Monster line recently. I decided to pick up the Strawberry variant to give it a shot.

First set-up I tried it in was the Arco II by HorizonTech on one of the T6 coils, 0.2ohms at 80watts.

On the first few initial puffs, I get this intriguing charred toast sensation. I have to say I'm highly impressed that a hype <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juice company managed to emulate the taste of actual toast.

After that, I get a light touch of butter, a candied strawberry jam and an overwhelming amount of sweetener. I can definitely understand what the hype is all about. There's no denying that it is a tasty <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juice.

However, after vaping on and off for 15-20 minutes, I quickly realised all the flavor nuances were gone and it felt like I was vaping sweet air.

Switching over to the Wasp Nano, first few puffs yielded similar results. However, I noticed the toast took a backseat with the butter and jam being highlighted front and centre. Again, I get that same cloying sweetness. Definitely too sweet for my liking. Tastes like Capella Super Sweet at 1% or above.

As many have mentioned, do note that your coils will not be spared if you vape any of the Jam Monster variants. Shit straight up wrecks coils.

Is it worth picking up? For the price and the volume you're getting, you're definitely getting value for money. I'd recommend trying it if you enjoy sweet <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juice and don't mind rewicking every couple of days. For me personally, it's way too sweet. I can vape like 5-10mls but any more and I feel like throwing up.

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Justworx by Dripworx £5.99 Shortfill Range :0

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Daily Questions Thread [02-09-2018]

If you have questions about <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juice, vendors, mods or anything vaping related, please feel free to ask them below.

Here are some helpful links-

Starter Guide

Everything I wish I knew about rebuildables

Infographic that every new user should see courtesy of /u/emergenl

/u/Jimmith's beginners guide to vaping

/u/DailyKnowledgeBomb's guide to coil compatibility

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Dakota’s honest review of the Kennedy 24 2-post RDA

Hello fellow vapers, my name is Dakota, and I'm here with an honest review of my own gear – the Kennedy 24 2-post dripper. This is my first time reviewing, so be gentle. :~)

About me: I’m a hobbyist who quit cigarettes and started vaping around 3 years ago. These days, I’m into single battery, series, and parallel mech mods mainly. My absolute favourite way to vape is series at 8.4v, or good old fashioned tube mods.

Kennedy 24 living on it's home

Introduction:

You’ve probably all heard about this atty, Kennedy has been making them for a long time now in various versions, with the previous versions being 3-post. The newest designs are 2-post decks, with a single large hole in each post, and feature bottom airflow. The Kennedy is available in 24mm and 25mm base diameters, with a few different options, including the ‘Trickster’, which is an adjustable bottom airflow version, and the ‘Screaming Demon’ cap, which introduces adjustable top airflow in addition to non-adjustable bottom airflow. Additionally, the design allows for replaceable optional post designs. As of this review, the only one I’m aware of are posts with square holes for even larger wires. Squonking pins are available as an extra, or with the atty as a replacement for the standard 510 pin. The airflow is perhaps one of the most distinct features of the Kennedy, with the signature ‘stove pipes’ sticking up out of the bottom of the deck. This is NOT a cheap atomizer, it will run you around $100usd.. is it worth it? Let’s find out!

Overview:

The one I own is a standard K24 with the standard top cap and drip tip, machined out of copper with the standard round posts. It came in a nice brushed finish, but after polishing it a bunch of times with Mother's Mag it's starting to look a bit like a mirror finish. Like a lot of higher-end vape gear, the packaging is simple. I was sent a small cardboard box filled with packing peanuts or something, in which Kennedy included a small felt pouch, which contained:

  • 2 spare O-rings for where the top cap meets the deck
  • 2 spare grub screws for securing your leads
  • A larger allan key for screwing in the positive and negative posts
  • A smaller allan key for tightening the post screws
  • The atomizer itself, consisting of deck, top cap, and 810 drip tip

Pic of what's included

I think that for the price, perhaps there should have been a few more spare o-rings and screws, and I would personally prefer flathead post screws over allan key grub screws.

Design, build quality, appearance:

Deck, drip tip, top cap

Another view of the deck

Inside of the top cap

510 pin and airflow hole

Starting from the outside, it’s a very plain but pleasing design. The only decorations are the Kennedy logo on the side of the top cap, and the model name and serial number on the bottom of the deck. Both are beautifully and deeply engraved, with the top cap logo featuring extremely fine details in the font. Hard to make out with my crappy photos, but you can kind of see the tiny dots and other details. When the copper patinas, the engraving becomes darker than the rest of the cap and really pops out.

The bottom of the deck features a ledge, which has the airflow holes machined out of it and also serves to prevent <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juice from leaking when you put your top cap back on. The top cap does not cover the airflow, which means it’s non-adjustable, but I consider that a positive – you never need to look to make sure your airflow is lined up with your coils, perfect for vaping in the dark! If that's not your thing, they make the Trickster version that has adjustable airflow. The inside of the top cap is nicely domed (and shiny when you first get it, mine has seen a lot of action =]), and the drip tip hole has a fat o-ring that’s pretty standard for an 810 sized tip. The tolerance on the top cap is amazing, it’s pretty satisfying to hear that nice loud CLICK as it locks in. No issues picking a solid copper tube mod up by the top cap, it’s always stayed firmly in place.

The deck itself is all copper, and has a copper 510 pin (extremely hybrid safe!), but the posts on mine are stainless steel (seems to vary based on deck material or what Kennedy feels like that day, I’ve seen some with copper posts). Total diameter of the deck from wall to wall, not counting the space for the top cap, is about 21mm. The distance from post-to-post is about 15mm, and the post holes are about 3mm. The airflow holes in the side of the deck are about 7mm wide and 3mm tall. The stovepipes are about 3.5mm in diameter. They seem to possess some type of black magic, because I’ve watched <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juice drip from the bottom of my coil onto the pipes and the pipes kind of repel it and it doesn’t leak out of the atty. Maybe because of the diameter and air pressure? Or witchcraft? I don’t know, but it only leaks on me if I severely over drip to the point that the deck is completely filled with <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juice and overflowing. <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juice build up on the very bottom of the deck, between the atty and mod, is very minimal. Haven't had issues with <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>eliquid_c_7.html”>juice getting on my batteries with my hybrid mods.

Overall, the machining is top notch, I can’t find a single burr, scratch, rough thread, or any tiny nitpicks in craftsmanship or material. Seems like they really know what they’re doing.

Building it:

Building is super easy on this deck, although trimming your leads after the coils are in the posts can be a little tricky, but not that hard either. You can fit some monster coils in here guys, this thing handles fat series builds without breaking a sweat! 3.5mm ID flat wire builds are no problem, 4mm can take a bit of finesse but is still easy. Smaller coils don’t always work as well, I find 5 wraps to be the minimum with most of my builds. Much smaller width-wise and you have to bend the legs a bit weird to get them to reach the width of the posts and the wraps can get a bit funky. I’ve never had a problem with wicking, there’s always plenty of room for wick, even on big 10 wrap fused clapton series builds. I find it easiest to push the wick up towards the space between the wall of the deck and the post (see the big gap there?), and then pull it in and next to the coil, if that makes sense when I describe it.

Vaping it:

The airflow is ever so slightly restricted but it still chucks clouds like a cloud chasing atty, it’s a really nice balance of flavour and dense clouds. Flavour is top notch, it beats every side airflow atty I’ve tried. Vaping it is generally nice and warm but never hot enough to burn your lips/mouth. No spitback, but the copper drip tip can get hot, especially in the summer. I actually prefer to use an ultem 810 drip tip mostly because it never heats up, but I do enjoy the shape and look of the copper one they provided. Suited to really any build you throw at it, but there’s a limit to how small you can make your coils before they start getting awkward to put into the posts and getting a bit misshapen when tightening it down.

Final Thoughts:

Pros:

  • 2-post design
  • Bottom airflow
  • Great flavour, but still generates big clouds
  • Excellent machining, tolerance, and materials
  • Very hard to make it leak
  • Removable and swappable post options
  • Squonk pins are available
  • 510 is hybrid safe
  • Great choice for series vapers
  • Non-adjustable airflow (subjective)

Cons:

  • Price, it’s steep ($100usd)
  • Could have included more spares, and maybe should even include the squonk pin for free since it’s such a pricey atty.
  • Allan key grub screws only, no flathead or phillips head (subjective)
  • Non-adjustable airflow (subjective)
  • Not the best choice for small builds, smaller round wire still works fine but too few wraps on your coil and it can get warped and funky looking.

I’ve used this atty for about a year, more or less as a daily driver on my tube mod, sometimes for series builds on my series boxes. It’s worth the price tag in my opinion, the machining and design is top notch – and so is the performance. If bottom non-adjustable airflow isn’t your thing, then this won’t be your thing. They should have included more spares for the price, and options for different screws would be greatly appreciated by myself. Would I buy it again? Yes, I actually like it so much I want to pick up a second one in black or brass when budgetary constraints allow.

Link to Kennedy Vapor: www.kennedyvapor.com

If you’ve made it this far, CHEERS! Thanks for reading my long-winded review, I hope it was helpful. Vape safe and stay off those cigs!

-Dakota/irradiated/winter_azure

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