The Smoktech Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer, a.k.a. “The Octopus”

So here’s a little review of something that’s been out on the market for quite some time now in the vaping world but which I’ve not up until recently had the confidence to try: a rebuildable dripping atomizer, or RDA.

I picked up the Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer by Smoktech recently from the fine folks at Mountain Oak Vapors.

Quick word on this vendor — epic juice, stellar prices and astoundingly fast shipping. This wasn’t supposed to arrive until September 14th — it was waiting for me in the mailbox today, two days early. That’s unbeatable service.

Now, on to the RDA. This thing is also informally known as “The Octopus”, which is an odd nickname for a device — until you pull off the top cap to discover that Smoktech ships these bad boys out with a pre-built coil on them, and that pre-built coil features 8 wicks. Why do they do this? Who knows? It certainly works, though. Here’s a hilariously amateurish video featuring Your Humble Narrator to demonstrate:

As you just saw, performance from just the pre-built coil is epic. There’s really not a great deal left to add, aside from a few notes of interest:

The Smoktech RDA is, in a pinch, completely toolless. The positive and negative posts can be loosened and tightened by hand. There are other vapers more experienced than I am who recommend using pliers to really get the posts tightened down nice and tight — I don’t happen to own a pair of pliers. So if doing it by hand isn’t enough, I’ll write a follow-up post to let you know. If I’ve got the best hands ever and I can do it without pliers, well, same deal. I’ll let you know.

The Smoktech RDA goes for just shy of $9 before shipping at Mountain Oak Vapors as of this writing, and I really can’t think of a better introduction for a vaper who’s just getting into these devices. I know that I, for one, am very satisfied with it so far.

Thanks for reading and watching, and until next time, please remember to support this blog; do good work, and be good to yourselves and each other.

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