Here's a look at one of my all time favorite flavour attys. It's called the <a href="https://narmods.com/narda/”>NarDA and it's originally made by <a href="https://narmods.com”>Narmods. I've got the 1:1 clone made by SXK and from all reports it's just as good as the authentic. I know some of you may be against clones but often the authentic pieces aren't affordable for the average vaper while other times they just aren't available due to supply and demand. In the case of the NarDA it's pretty much both, it's a little too expensive and it's almost impossible to find for purchase. I personally find no shame in picking up a clone from time to time, especially when they're this well made.
Here's the contents of the box:
Some details and specs:
Removable drip tip
Dual post design
Adjustable airflow control (2 air holes on the sleeve)
510 threading connection
Adjustable brass center screw
22mm overall diameter
Here's a full album of pics with some more info: album
It comes safely packed in one of those round tins, with a spares bag and that's pretty much it. As much as I like the little round tins I find storing them can be a bit of a pain. The presentation is nice though, no complaints there.
The RDA As I've mentioned this is one of my all time favorite flavour attys and I use it a lot in my day to day as well as for flavour testing. It's a single coil rda that's primarily designed for flavour and it's one of the best that I've ever used. That's not to say it doesn't have it's drawbacks. Building on it can be a bit tricky but once you get the hang of it it's fairly easy. I found there are two good ways to build it, one is on an angle the other is straight across. Wicking it when straight across requires you to split your wicks so some will prefer the angled approach. For an angled build you just tuck the cotton down in to the well. Angled being my preferred setup. Another slight drawback is with the wide flat head screws used to clamp down the wire, it sometimes has trouble gripping the wire unless you wrap it around the screw a decent amount, doesn't have to be all the way around but pretty close. It can whistle a tiny bit but it only seems to do it when I've adjusted the airflow slightly, at full open the way I normally run it it's pretty quiet. I've also heard of others complaining the top cap is a bit tight but I don't have that issue and I've heard it's easily remedied with new orings. Aside from those few minor issues I haven't had any other complaints.
It's very well machined from 316 stainless steel, I didn't find any shavings or sharp edges and absolutely no machine oil residue when it arrived. You can adjust the airflow from a comfortably restricted direct to lung hit or close it down to almost closed for a rather decent mtl hit. With an appropriate build I don't experience any significant heat transfer. But I do prefer to use my own wide bore drip tips on it as the included white plastic tip feels just a bit to thin for my liking. It's got a very deep <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>juice well and with the way I build it I haven't experienced any leaking whatsoever. I can usually dump a dropper full or just over 1ml of <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>juice in with no leaks or spitback. I'd have to significantly over drip beyond that 1ml in order to make it leak from the airflow holes. Of course if you freshly fill it and then leave it on it's side I'm sure some <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>juice would work it's way out but as I mentioned I personally haven't had any issues with that yet. The top cap is slightly concave to help concentrate the flavour but with the coil directly under the drip tip, the flavour goes almost straight to your mouth. I've pretty much exclusively been using small fused claptons in mine and in my humble opinion it's one of the best vapes in my collection. Check out the album for a few build pics!
Maybe I'm a bit biased as it is one of my favorite all time drippers but for me the the pros far exceed the cons to deliver one of the best flavour experiences in a low profile dripper to date. While it might only appeal to a certain crowd, I honestly can't say enough nice things about this rda. If you like to drip for flavour and not clouds and you don't own one of these yet, I'd have no trouble recommending it!!