The RDA (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer) was the first rebuildable to hit the market. Being so simple in design it was easy to mod one up back in the day. And if you looked at the ones made even just 2 years back you will see a much simpler design compared to today’s RDA’s.
Things got stale
After the first major RDA designs, the market flatlined for about a year. They all started to look and perform the same. Some were a little shorter, some a little taller but you had the same 2-3 post design.
But things are changing
But lately the community has been wanting more, and the designers have wanted more. So things are changing again. And I think for the better.
Two words WIDE OPEN
The Bosun is an amazing new RDA by a little-known company SWMO. This Dripper is almost what you would call the perfect RDA(In my opinion.).
The Bosun features a dual velocity style posts/build deck. Each post sports a 2.5mm hole allowing you to fit just about anything you want in there. In most cases you will have a ton of extra space left over.
The juice well on the Bosun is deep. How deep? About 8mm Deep by 17mm Diameter. That is almost an RTA (Rebuildable Tank Atomizer) at that point
The airflow on the Bosun is also pretty impressive. It’s a little tricky to describe, but it collects and leads the airflow directly onto the coils. This method produces amazing flavor and vapor production. Oh and the top and side airflow is completely adjustable. And allows you to fine tune your vape.
- Dimensions: 22mm X 41.5mm
- “Internal AFC Fins rest against to minimize the risk of coil to top cap contact”MVS.
- Massive Juice Well 8mm Deep by 17mm Diameter
- Crazy airflow system that produces amazing flavor and vapor.
- Top and side airflow can be fully adjusted.
- Velocity style deck
- 2.5mm Post Holes
- Quality Hex Post Screws
Pickup a SWMO Bosun RDA for $45.00
Steam Crave Aromamizer V-RDA
Reinventing Airflow Designs
The first thing you will notice about the SteamCrave Aromamizer V-RDA is the clear window with corkscrew looking top cap section. At first glance, it looks like a tank or RTA (Rebuildable Tank Atomizer). Make no mistake the V-RDA is an RDA (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer) but with a whole new way of viewing airflow delivery.
The Fins on the top cap
Create a vortex of air that helps aid in flavor and cloud production and also keeps the coils cooler by swirling air evenly around the fins and vortex feature. I have heard mixed reviews on the effectiveness of the vortexing. Some say they notice a difference while others didn’t notice anything. They do say however that the airflow is great, flavor is great and all that good stuff you want to hear.
The deck Features dual solid velocity posts with a milled negative post. The juice well is also deep, probably not as deep as the Bosun but deep enough.
Lastly, the V-RDA is Squonk Box ready. If you don’t know the Squonk box is a box mod that has the juice inside the mod and the RDA sucks up the juice through the middle. Anyway it does that also. Cool.
Aromamizer V-RDA Specifications
- 22mm Diameter
- Stainless Steel Construction
- Unique Cyclone Airflow
- Spiral Mechanical Chimney
- Solid Velocity Style Deck
- Milled Negative Post
- Deep Juice Well
- PEEK Insulted Positive Post
- Squonk Box Ready
Pickup a Aromamizer V-RDA by Steam Crave for around $40.00
Hobo Customs Drifter RDA
The Hobo Customs Drifter RDA Has been a long time in the making. Touted as having the most innovative air slots to date. The Drifter features machined angled cyclops air inlets around the perimeter that points the airflow directly under the coils producing amazing flavor and vapor.
Sporting a quad post build deck with shelf style negative posts. This makes for a very a solid looking deck. The split positive post features dual 2mm terminals that allow for fitting a ton of wire sizes.
The juice well
The juice well on the Drifter is a respectable 7mm deep. Allowing you to vape for a while without needing to drip for a while. At the same time managing to stay relatively small only 22mm X 21mm. The Drifter is a great little RDA, this thing looks like it could stop a bullet and at the same time produces the flavor and clouds anyone could ask for.
- 22mm Diameter
- Machines 6mm X 2mm Cyclops Angled Airflow Intake Slots
- Single Airflow Option
- Quad Post Build Deck
- Split Positive Posts
- 2mm Terminals W. HEX Keys
- Shelf Style Negatives
- Deep 7mm Juice Well
- Reduced Chamber For Amazing Flavor
Pick up a Hobo Customs Drifter RDA for around $75.00
A Classic is Back with a Vengeance
The TugBoat has actually been out for a few months we are just now getting to it. But ITS BACK. The Tugboat V3 has a massive build area. Moving from the traditional three post deck to a dual post build deck. The post has 2mm holes and the wire is secured via the Allen screws. The deck also got an upgrade with PEEK insulators to greater heat insulation.
The Tugboat V3 has also been upgraded with the dual adjustable airflow you can finely tune to get the perfect vape. The top airflow allows the user to fine-tune the airflow without needing to adjust the main barrel section.
Tugboat V3 Specifications
- 22mm Diameter
- Dual Adjustable Top Airflow
- Dual 2.5mm Air Holes on each side of the top cap.
- Two Step Airflow Decreases Leakage.
- Dual Adjustable 7mm X 2mm Cyclops Side Air inlets.
- Dual Post Build Deck
- PEEK Insulated Deck
- 2mm Diameter Terminal Post Holes
- 8mm Bore Delrin Drip Tip
Pick Up a Flawless Tugboat V3 RDA for around $89.00 or $10.00 Clone
Gold Bars on the Posts
The Custom Vapes Goon RDA was designed for coil builders by coil builders. Featuring innovative “Bridge Clamp” style posts that look like two tiny gold (Gold Plated) bars that clamp down on the wire (g: 3). This is supposed to work really well for conductivity and just overall compression and holding power. This amazing design makes building coils a breeze. No matter if you use complex vertebraids or a single 6 wrap.
Not all about Gold
The Goon is 24mm with a half inch drip tip. You get 6 air inlets around the top cap to feed the coils. These are adjusted by rotating the ACF ring.
- 24mm Diameter
- Innovative “Bridge Clamp” Post Design
- Gold Plated Clamps and Bridge Posts
- PEEK Insulated
- Positive & Negative Bridges are Easily Replaced
- Copper 510 Pin
- 1/2 Inch Drip Tip
- Deep Juice Well (Could Not Find mm Size anywhere)
Pick up a Custom Vapes Goon RDA for around $60.00
Uwell Rafale X RDA
The son of a legend
The UWell Rafale X Rda is a spinoff of the extremely popular and very impressive as far as performance goes Sub-Ohm Tank. But the Uwell Rafale isn’t just another RDA. The X RDA takes us down a road where 4 coils are actually 2 and something called a Dummy Post?
To start the Rafale X RDA is a builder RDA” (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer). Sure you can just build a normal coil, vape it and be happy. But The X RDA features a Dummy Post that does not pass current, it’s “Neutral”. What this does is allow you to build a 4 coil build but not get the insane low resistance that would normally bring. So basically you get twice the surface area without the extra heat. You can remove the neutral post if you want and run the X RDA just like a normal dual post RDA with a ton of Room now with the missing middle post.
The airflow on the Rafale X RDA is adjustable with two “Two modes” 1 flavor mode and 1 cloud mode. More or less You just open up the air more or less.
Rafale X RDA Specifications
- 24mm Diameter
- Dual Post With Single Dummy Terminal
- Brass 510 Connection
- Anti Spit Back Drip Tip Design
- Big Build Deck For Easy Building
- Adjustable Airflow Modes Flavor Mode/Cloud Mode
- Active Dual Post Design
Grab a Uwell Rafale X RDA for around $30.00
Wismec Indie Duo RDA
Introducing The V Post Design
A Special Y Deck
The Wismec Indie Duo RDA is a new collaboration between Jabo and Wismec. The makers of the popular Reuleaux Box Mod. A few things make this RDA (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer) innovative and that is the special Y Deck and the dual top caps for various vaping experiences.
the Indie Duo comes with two top caps
The First is a top-down airflow 30mm Cap that creates a vortex much like the Steam Crave Aromamizer V-RDA you read about above. The Second top cap is a 22mm smaller cap with Side airflow.
Now for the posts.
This is where we get tricky. The Wismec Indie Duo RDA features what they call a Y Shaped Post. Basically, you have a “Y” This is the positive post. Under the arms of the “Y” you have the two negative blocks/posts that are milled to the deck.(Seen in Fig:2 above) This is a really unique design and it’s supposed to give you more options for building with the added Positive Post.
Indie Duo Specifications
- 22mm Diameter/ 30mm Diameter
- Unique Y Post Design
- Brass Plated Adjustable 510 Pin
- Hardened Grub Screws to Prevent Stripping
- 30mm Features Top Down Vortex Airflow
- 22mm Features Side/Direct Airflow
- Adjustable AFC Rings
- Dual Cyclops Intakes
Pick up a Wismec Indie Duo RDA for around $30.00
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